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tfishell: I'm still not sure GOG would accept GoT (I was turned off when I first saw it), but I did mention it when I emailed Adept.
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RaggieRags: Thanks for that. GoT isn't trivial to get working right now so a freeware version is a small comfort.

God of Thunder was a very good puzzle/action adventure, and being more about the gameplay rather than graphics, I believe it could have stood the test of time well. It was well reviewed too back then, and it was included in a lot of those freeware compilations so I think there are many who remember this game fondly.
I added it to my good old freeware games list I'm making to send to GOG. (Hopefully they take it that seriously. :P)

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Novotnus: Looking through that facebook page I've found this:
http://www.trademarkia.com/harvester-74459690.html
So, it looks like the trademark is registered on a no longer existing company...
And, it looks like the administrator of that (fan?)page encourages sharing the game for free...
Ha ha ha, maybe it's public domain a bit too early. :P

This is about the point where I'm not entirely sure what to think. I'll probably wait to hear back from the people on that page, and perhaps see if they have contact info. But I should probably move on for now. (More Abandonia stuff, y'know, and as always I really ought to be in bed)
Post edited August 07, 2013 by tfishell
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RaggieRags: Thanks for that. GoT isn't trivial to get working right now so a freeware version is a small comfort.

God of Thunder was a very good puzzle/action adventure, and being more about the gameplay rather than graphics, I believe it could have stood the test of time well. It was well reviewed too back then, and it was included in a lot of those freeware compilations so I think there are many who remember this game fondly.
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tfishell: I added it to my good old freeware games list I'm making to send to GOG. (Hopefully they take it that seriously. :P)
Thanks. GOG should start paying you soon. :-P
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tfishell: Legends of Valour, from SSi (editor found it horrible, but 2000+ people found it decent)
I remeber this getting absolutely trashed in the reviews I read when it came out.
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tfishell: I added it to my good old freeware games list I'm making to send to GOG. (Hopefully they take it that seriously. :P)
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RaggieRags: Thanks. GOG should start paying you soon. :-P
Lol, I certainly didn't intend to ask for money (this is kind of exciting and addictive, in a way), but I'd take some to at least show my parents all this time spent on the computer is actually meaningful. ;-)

Continuing the list of games from publishers already here on GOG:

Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes - The Case of Serrated Scalpel, from EA
Lost Mind of Dr. Brain, from Sierra (I guess this one isn't DOS; compatibility might be tough)
Lost Vikings, from Interplay (although Blizzard produced it, so they might have taken back the rights. Somebody said ............Blackthorne was in a similar situation)
Lurking Horror, from Infocom (telling you, GOG, create some special Infocom text adventure bundles; just figure ............out how people can search for specific titles in the search box. Do it for DCT. ;)
Machiavelli the Prince, from MicroProse (assuming the rights are still with Hasbro or Infogrames/Atari) (somebody ............mentioned this is a very good managerial/trading game, I believe)
Manhunter 1&2 - New York, from Sierra (dat color, dem pixels, *sees screenshots* F-ck me that's weird.)
Mega Lo Mania, from Ubisoft (like Populous?)
Micro Machines, from Codemasters

Thoughts on these titles?
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Anybody familiar with Lychnis (an anime platformer), from Softmax Co., Ltd.? Worth trying to resurrect?
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Came across Maelstrom, another Merit Studios, Inc. game! (like Harvester)
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Magic & Mayhem looks like a very interesting game from Virgin Interactive! (Don't actually know about gameplay, though, and I can't figure out what happened to Virgin's rights after Avalon Interactive went under)
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Ahhh, came across Magic Candle, from Mindcraft.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magic_Candle#Mindcraft_Software
I believe I tried getting in contact with Ali Atabek, but I don't think it really went anywhere.

Hmm, well, actually here's a website: http://www.mindcraft.in/contact/index.html. This may be racist but Ali Atabek sounds like an Indian name, and this Mindcraft has connections in India and the Facebook page shows Indian looking people. https://www.facebook.com/MindCraftSoftware?ref=ts&fref=ts Maybe there's some hope? I dunno.
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Magic Pockets from Bitmap Brothers/Renegade seems humorous and fun. I gotta get GOG to go from here, though; they won't talk to me. :P
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Maupiti Island from Lankhor. I remember researching Lankhor, but I don't think I found any good contact info. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lankhor Maybe I'll try searching for Béatrice & Jean-Luc Langlois in the near future.
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MegaTraveller 1 & 2 apparently were published through Paragon Software but distributed by MicroProse? I dunno, but a bigger problem might be that these are based on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traveller_%28role-playing_game%29 . It was interesting to find en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Designers'_Workshop, though.
Post edited August 07, 2013 by tfishell
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tfishell: Lost Vikings, from Interplay
This is a good one. Too bad it's probably impossible to get.

Speaking of Interplay, they did two Lord of the Rings RPGs which were very well reviewed.

Here's another one: Riddle of Master Lu by Sanctuary Woods. Never played it, but I remember it got many terrific reviews.
Post edited August 07, 2013 by RaggieRags
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tfishell: Manhunter 1&2 - New York, from Sierra (dat color, dem pixels, *sees screenshots* F-ck me that's weird.)

Thoughts on these titles?
Amongst my favorite adventure games, for the style, the grit, the setting, th antagonist, several concepts. Series ends on a very ridiculous cliffhanger, though, and no mh3 to salvage it...
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Serrated Scalpel It's one of the best games I've ever played and definitely the best p&c adventure. The story is very deep and engaging. The game mechanics is slightly different than in other p&c adventures and it really capture the spirit of Sherlock Holmes - the most important thing is to carefully observe your surroundings - Sherlock will notice a lot of details that will open new dialog possibilities and let you continue the story. Observation and questioning are your most powerful weapons. The game has a lot of locations you can visit but you'll have no problems with them - somehow it comes naturally and know that in this location you are done and you still have to return to the other. I can wholeheartedly recommend the game.

Its sequel, The Case of the Rose Tattoo, is also very good but IMHO not as good as the prequel. I prefer pixel arts than real actors filmed against a bluescreen. Even though it's would be great to see this game here as well.

Lost Vikings very good game! Platformer with a good puzzles to boost! You control three characters, so you have to switch between them in order to win. They need to cooperate to survive. The second part of the game (Norse By Norse West) is also very good. Sadly, as you already mentioned it's Blizzard game (like Black Thorne) so the probability to get it is relatively low.
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tfishell: Magic Pockets from Bitmap Brothers/Renegade seems humorous and fun. I gotta get GOG to go from here, though; they won't talk to me. :P
I remember playing it, it's a little funny platformer, not too long or difficult; out of the Bitmaps Brothers range, i'd choose Gods over this one, though.
Out of curiosity, are any of the adventure games I mentioned in the list close to or on par with the quality of Gabriel Knight(s)? Because we have those games separately for 5.99 each, so maybe bundling wouldn't actually be needed in some cases.
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tfishell: Out of curiosity, are any of the adventure games I mentioned in the list close to or on par with the quality of Gabriel Knight(s)? Because we have those games separately for 5.99 each, so maybe bundling wouldn't actually be needed in some cases.
Nothing is on par with the quality of Gabriel Knight.
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tfishell: Out of curiosity, are any of the adventure games I mentioned in the list close to or on par with the quality of Gabriel Knight(s)? Because we have those games separately for 5.99 each, so maybe bundling wouldn't actually be needed in some cases.
Of the ones I know and have played, the following:

Sherlock Holmes the Serrated Scalpel
Call of Cthulhu Shadow of the Comet
DreamWeb


are superb adventure games which are every bit as good as the likes of SQ, GK and other adventure classics; a 5.99 price point looks spot on to me (I'd even say it's a bargain).
Future Wars on the other hand, although a great game with a very interesting story, is quite unforgiving and it has a somewhat unusual interface, so maybe it would benefit from a bundle (perhaps with Cruise for a Corpse, which is the other Delphine adventure I know of).
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tfishell: Out of curiosity, are any of the adventure games I mentioned in the list close to or on par with the quality of Gabriel Knight(s)? Because we have those games separately for 5.99 each, so maybe bundling wouldn't actually be needed in some cases.
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes (both of them) definitely qualify to be sold separately. As I said - the first one is my favorite p&c adventure. Both are long enough to keep you entertained for a long time.

One more review:
Mega-lo-Mania is a very good game. It can compared to Populous (1+2) but you start in prehistoric era and finish in space colonization times ;) It seems simple: you have to gather resources, research technologies and conquer your opponents (three of them AFAIR) but it turns out it's not so simple to achieve it. A key to victory is attack your opponent with a better weapons than his. So after inventing slings in prehistoric times you should attack ASAP. But it gets tricky. By the time you conquer one of them the rest will be armed with slings too so you have to choose your first opponent carefully - it should be the most dangerous one. If you choose poorly... well, you will end up poorly ;)
EDIT: trust me, on your first playthrough choose Madcap. You don't want to play against him...
Post edited August 07, 2013 by Ghorpm
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Crosmando: Also there's the Magic Candle series, which were fantastic Ultima-like games of the late 80's, the series also includes a prequel called Bloodstone - An Epic Dwarven Tale, and Keys to Maramon, a spin-off. Releasing them all as a bundle would be the best idea.
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RaggieRags: I remember magic Candle. They were definitely old-fashioned even when they came out, but they had a strong cult following. I always wanted to try them out.

Legend Entertainment would be a great addition to GOG. They did Gateway, Eric the Unready, Death Gate (set in the Dragonlance universe I think), Shannara (by Lori and Cori Cole!), Mission Critical and lots of others. Not teribly well-known, but very high quality.

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tfishell: I'm still not sure GOG would accept GoT (I was turned off when I first saw it), but I did mention it when I emailed Adept.
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RaggieRags: Thanks for that. GoT isn't trivial to get working right now so a freeware version is a small comfort.

God of Thunder was a very good puzzle/action adventure, and being more about the gameplay rather than graphics, I believe it could have stood the test of time well. It was well reviewed too back then, and it was included in a lot of those freeware compilations so I think there are many who remember this game fondly.
Oh yeah, I've read articles about Superhero League of Hoboken and Calhoon's Crosstime Saloon both by Legend - they both sound really interesting
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tfishell: Out of curiosity, are any of the adventure games I mentioned in the list close to or on par with the quality of Gabriel Knight(s)? Because we have those games separately for 5.99 each, so maybe bundling wouldn't actually be needed in some cases.
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svmariscal: Of the ones I know and have played, the following:

Sherlock Holmes the Serrated Scalpel
Call of Cthulhu Shadow of the Comet
DreamWeb


are superb adventure games which are every bit as good as the likes of SQ, GK and other adventure classics; a 5.99 price point looks spot on to me (I'd even say it's a bargain).
Future Wars on the other hand, although a great game with a very interesting story, is quite unforgiving and it has a somewhat unusual interface, so maybe it would benefit from a bundle (perhaps with Cruise for a Corpse, which is the other Delphine adventure I know of).
And don't listen to that other guy - I just to have Prisoner of Ice and have nothing but fond memories of it!
Post edited August 07, 2013 by Fever_Discordia
According to Wikipedia, Sanctuary Woods was a publisher for Journeyman Project 2, so maybe it's already got a deal with GOG? Sanctuary Woods is behind The Riddle of Master Lu, Lion, and Wolf.
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svmariscal: Future Wars on the other hand, although a great game with a very interesting story, is quite unforgiving and it has a somewhat unusual interface, so maybe it would benefit from a bundle (perhaps with Cruise for a Corpse, which is the other Delphine adventure I know of).
You should try "operation stealth" (a john glames adventure because john glames is totally not james bond even though the same game has also be sold as "james bond the stealth affair" for some reason). It's got the same interface as "future wars", slightly enhanced, and is very similar in gameplay. Moreso than "cruise for a corpse".

I haven't played "future wars" but it was considered as a great adventure game, at that time. I've played the two others, though, and they were actually great.


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Fever_Discordia: And don't listen to that other guy - I just to have Prisoner of Ice and have nothing but fond memories of it!
Maybe because you evaluate it as an adventure game. I evaluate it as a lovecraft(verse) adaptation, in which respect it's an embarrassment, whereas "shadow of the comet" really shines.