Recommended games in Point and Click
Point and click adventure The Little Acre charms
Pewter Games has brought their charming point and click adventure The Little Acre to iOS. It’s an amazingly beautiful animated adventure set in a sort of hybrid magical / alien world. A great all ages adventure and very fun.
Posted June 29, 2017 by Jeff Scott
Beholder - a creepy game about choices and consequences
Beholder is a dark game. And it can be really dark. It’s a game about surveillance, choices, and consequences. In the (possibly not so) distant future surveillance is the norm and the player is a state-appointed monitor of that information. The player is the manager of an apartment building who has been assigned by the state to monitor the residents. The choices made in the game have direct impact on the tenants of the building, if the info is reported. And that’s the main choice in the game. We done, compelling, and voyeuristic and sadistic fun.
Posted May 19, 2017 by Jeff Scott
Old Man's Journey takes us on a beautiful and very emotional trip
Wow, this game. Unique mechanic, beautiful visuals, amazing story, it’s quite a journey. Old Man’s Journey is a point and click adventure with a unique hill-shaping mechanic and no instructions or text. It works well in this game as the player figures out the very emotional journey the old man takes and how to take him on that journey. If you enjoy a good story, games as art, or point and click adventures, put this at the top of your must play list.
Posted May 19, 2017 by Jeff Scott
A funny little tale of Earthxit in point and click adventure Her Majesty's Spiffing
Her Majesty’s Spiffing is a point and click adventure for fans of British comedy like Faulty Towers, Monty Python, and The Young Ones. It’s wacky in all the right ways while remaining a fun to play adventure game.
Assuming command of the near futuristic space ship HMSS Imperialise and her crew (distinguished veteran and gentleman Captain Frank Lee English and Aled, his mild-mannered South Walean colleague) YOU will venture into the cosmos, solving puzzles, engaging in witty banter, deal with crippling claustrophobia, gradually succumb to the sustained exposure of cosmic radiation and so on, all for Queen and Country.
Posted May 4, 2017 by Jeff Scott
One of 2016's best PC adventure games, out now on iOS - Oxenfree
Oxenfree is one of those games that doesn’t come along too often, and I’m glad it’s out now for iOS. A branching-type adventure game with multiple endings, amazing graphics, and a great story. If adventure games / point and click games are your type of thing, you should pick this up.
Oxenfree is a supernatural thriller about a group of friends who unwittingly open a ghostly rift. Play as Alex, a bright, rebellious teenager who brings her new stepbrother Jonas to an overnight party on an old military island. The night takes a terrifying turn when you unwittingly open a ghostly gate spawned from the island’s cryptic past. How you deal with these events, your peers, and the ominous creatures you’ve unleashed is up to you.
Determine every aspect of Alex’s story while exploring Edwards Island, uncovering the base’s dark past, and changing the course of your friends’ lives.
Posted March 16, 2017 by Jeff Scott
A beautiful hand build world is the setting for Lumino City
The App Store has seen it’s fair share of beautiful games this month, just read further below to see a whole bunch of them. But nothing quite compares to this one. The BAFTA award winning Lumino City comes to iOS from State of Play, and it’s amazing.
Lumino city is a very well done point and click / puzzle game. But what sets it apart is the lush and finely crafted art work. The entire game is hand made using and filmed with a camera, not rendered. Real world stuff — remember that? Take a look here to see a behind the scenes video on how the whole thing was made.
This is a beautiful, fun, engaging, and very thoughtful game. Throw into that mix that it’s made with a beautiful real-world set, and it’s a must play experience. Also check out it’s little sibling, Lume also by State of Play.
Posted October 29, 2015 by Jeff Scott
When we saw Lume’s cardboard cutout visual style, we were instantly drawn into its unique world, and we weren’t the only ones; the game was an IGF finalist for best art direction. Unfortunately, the experience doesn’t last long, as the game ends almost as soon as it begins.
Lume is a point-and-click adventure focused around solving puzzles. You control a girl whose grandfather goes missing. The game has you completing puzzles to bring power back to his house. The puzzles are interesting, often requiring you to explore the environment before uncovering the answer. For example, to solve one puzzle you must first uncover a melody found on a gramophone and then play it back on a lock made out of piano keys. While not every puzzle is original, all of them are well designed and help move the story forward.
Posted March 16, 2012 by Tim Rattray