robotspacer’s adventure corner

Current Games

Maupiti Island

Continues Tuesday, December 12 at 9 PM EST

Maupiti Island is a point-and-click detective mystery game, and a sequel to Mortville Manor. It was originally released for Amiga in 1990, then for DOS and Atari ST in 1991. I’ll be playing the DOS version for DOSember. Much like Murder Club, Maupiti Island is known for being among the most difficult adventure games ever made. It features beautiful VGA graphics, and uses a unique text-to-speech system to voice character dialogue.

Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail

Continues Friday, December 15 at 9 PM EST

Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail was designed by Christy Marx—creator of Jem and the Holograms—along with her husband Peter Ledger. It was released by Sierra On-Line in 1990 for MS-DOS, Amiga, and Atari ST. The game combines text parser input with wonderful, high-resolution graphics—one of the best combinations possible.

This is from a time period where few Sierra games were released for Mac, so this will be my first time playing the game. Since it’s DOSember I’ll do my best to get the game running in DOS using DOSBox. I recently picked up a boxed copy of the game, with cover art by Peter Ledger, so I’ll be sharing that before we start playing.

Other Upcoming Games

World Builder

It’s DOSember so I’m focusing on DOS games for the rest of the year. We’ll get back to working on our game Transfer Point in World Builder in January! Catch up on my previous streams here.