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Not long to wait for another really good looking point & click adventure game, as Guard Duty is releasing with Linux support same-day on May 2nd.

The release date was announced yesterday and they do clearly mention Linux for the release! One I previously highlighted back in January, so it's pleasing to see no delay for us.

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Features as a reminder:

  • A full stand-alone game spanning across two drastically different time zones – Past or future, choose your actions wisely. This is not a tale for the faint of heart.
  • Full voice acting - Over 6000 lines of fully voiced dialogue.
  • Hundreds of detailed animations – Be it the flicker of candlelight, leaves blowing in the wind or the jaws of a giant Wrinkleworm you can be sure those pixels will be pulling their weight.
  • Bespoke music and sound – Guard Duty features over 30 unique musical compositions with hundreds of sound effects created in-house specifically for this project.
  • Integrated 'to-do list' keeps track of current goals and objectives – Never lose sight of your goal, Guard Duty features a familiar RPG styled quest tracking system.
  • Hand crafted pixel art – True to the era, Guard Duty is created in a juicy 320x240 resolution and styled like a real 90's point and click.
  • Streamlined inventory and puzzle design – The feel of a classic, without all the faff. Puzzles are logical with an intuitive interface, Guard Duty features a modern mentality to game design whilst retaining a classic aesthetic.

You can wishlist and follow it on Steam.

I really hope this one is good, it certainly looks and sounds like it will be. You can bet I will be taking a look, especially with the voice acting which really helps me get excited for such a game. I've reached out for a review key today, so hopefully I can get some thoughts together on it.

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thewho 5 Apr, 2019
I like such games very much. Last one i've played was Thimbleweed Park and Fester Mudd. Any other suggestions beside the "original old" ones?
Eike 5 Apr, 2019
Quoting: thewhoI like such games very much. Last one i've played was Thimbleweed Park and Fester Mudd. Any other suggestions beside the "original old" ones?

What are your criteria? Pixel graphics, verb clicking, text input, ...?

I recently played the demo of Port Valley, which I liked much and which is longer than an hour:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/904450/Port_Valley/

The Snail Trek series is also nice, it's Sierra style with mouse clicking and free text input:
https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/5818/Snail_Trek_Collection/
Eike 5 Apr, 2019
Quoting: thewhoI like such games very much. Last one i've played was Thimbleweed Park and Fester Mudd. Any other suggestions beside the "original old" ones?

Ahhh...!

Do play Gemini Rue if it doesn't need to be the funny side!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/80310/Gemini_Rue/

Play everything from Wadjet Eye games, actually (who most unfortunately gave up on Linux support lately):

https://store.steampowered.com/publisher/WadjetEyeGames/#browse
stan 5 Apr, 2019
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Wadjet Eye never really supported Linux, their ports were unplayable.
tuubi 5 Apr, 2019
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Quoting: stanWadjet Eye never really supported Linux, their ports were unplayable.
Blame the engine. Poor old AGS simply isn't very portable. Although unplayable is a bit harsh. The ones I have from GOG work just fine.
Eike 5 Apr, 2019
Quoting: stanWadjet Eye never really supported Linux, their ports were unplayable.

I played Gemini Rue, Shiva, Blackwell Legacy, Convergence and Unbound on Linux and cannot remember a single problem. What did I do wrong?
bingus 6 Apr, 2019
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Quoting: thewhoI like such games very much. Last one i've played was Thimbleweed Park and Fester Mudd. Any other suggestions beside the "original old" ones?

Mages Initiation and Quest for Infamy are both homages to the Quest for Glory series.

What else... Book of Unwritten Tales maybe?
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