robotspacer’s adventure corner

Current Schedule

The Zen of Kayaking

Continues Friday, July 26 at 9 PM EDT

I’m taking a brief break from painting to enjoy The Zen of Kayaking, a new text adventure game from pixel_turkey and gamedevjeff. It was inspired by Infocom’s Hollywood Hi-Jinx and written using Inform. I’m playing the game in a particularly me way: using Infocom’s own interpreter on classic Mac OS.

Déjà Vu: A Nightmare Comes True!!

Continues Tuesday, July 23 at 9 PM EDT

Déjà Vu: A Nightmare Comes True!! is the first game in the MacVenture series from ICOM Simulations. It was originally released in 1985 for Mac, making it among the earliest point-and-click adventure games. The Mac versions of these game are especially interesting, with a unique interface and novel drag-and-drop mechanics. The game follows Ace Harding, a former boxer turned private eye, after he wakes up in a bathroom stall with no memory of who he is.

This will be my first time playing Déjà Vu. I’m excited to see how the developers approach the detective mystery genre with the MacVenture game engine.