robotspacer’s adventure corner

Current Schedule

World Builder

Continues Friday, May 31 at 9 PM EDT

Now that we’ve completed Enchanted Scepters, let’s make our own adventure game in the engine that was used to create it: World Builder! World Builder was also created by William C. Appleton, and published by Silicon Beach Software in 1986. In 1995, Appleton released it as freeware. It can be downloaded from Applefritter or The Ray’s Maze Page, though you’ll need an older Mac to run it. The World Builder manual is available from the Museum of Computer Adventure Game History, and the freeware download includes additional documentation by Ray Dunakin.

Maupiti Island

Continues Tuesday, June 4 at 9 PM EDT

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.