The Art of Point-and-Click Adventure Games

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A visual celebration of one of the most loved genres in gaming history, The Art of Point-and-Click Adventure Games is a sumptuous, 528 page, hardback coffee table book packed with the very best pixel art and classic scenes from the games that most define this genre.

The Art of Point-and-Click Adventure Games also contains over 50 extensive and exclusive interviews with the key developers, designers and artists behind some of the most beloved games and characters in the history of the medium, such as Al Lowe, Éric Chahi, Ron Gilbert and Tim Schafer. It has foreword by Gary Whitta, editor of PC Gamer magazine and storywriter on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, followed by a detailed history of the Point-and-Click genre.

Just some of the classic titles featured are King’s Quest, Myst, Toonstruck, Discworld, Blade Runner, Gabriel Knight, Flight of the Amazon Queen, Simon the Sorcerer, The Secret of Monkey Island, The Dig, Maniac Mansion and Full Throttle. All of the most famous and iconic point-and-click adventures are covered, as well as some lesser-known games and home-brew efforts.

Book specifications
528 pages. 210mm × 260mm. Edge-to-edge high quality lithographic print. Silver foil blocked cover. Hardback, Sewn binding for enduring quality and the ability to lay flat for ideal double-page image viewing. Bookmark ribbon. Shrink wrapped. Free PDF for viewing on the go.

Third Edition updates
This is the third edition of The Art of Point-and-Click Adventure Games, featuring an additional 28 pages. These have enabled inclusion of additional interviews with Dave Grossman, Dave Gilbert and Joel Staaf Hästö. Also included are a few additional games, such as Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet, SyberiaScooby-Doo Mystery, Strangeland and Genesis Noir.

Second Edition updates
The second edition of The Art of Point-and-Click Adventure Games, features an additional 40 pages. These have enabled inclusion of the Quest for Glory games, additional interviews with Ken Williams, and with Corey and Lori Cole, and coverage of some recent indie releases such as Whispers of a Machine and Unavowed.

Includes interviews with:
Billy Allison, Gregg Barnett, Hal Barwood, David Bishop, Louis Castle, Charles Cecil, Éric Chahi, Corey Cole, Lori Cole, Paul Conway, Doug Crockford, Paul Cuisset, Neil Dodwell, James Dollar, Jakub Dvorský, Noah Falstein, Mark Ferrari, Natalia Figueroa, David Fox, Oliver Franzke, Dave Gibbons, Dave Gilbert, Ron Gilbert, Pierre Gilhodes, Dave Grossman, Richard Hare, Joel Staaf Hästö, Jacob Janerka, Jane Jensen, Oliver Lindau, Robert Lindsley, Al Lowe, Josh Mandel, Collette Michaud, Robyn Miller, Rolf Mohr, Brian Moriarty, John Passfield, Tim Schafer, Shawn Sharp, Patrik Spacek, Stefan Srb, Steve Stamatiadis, Jeff Stephenson, Jay Tholen, William Tiller, Jim Walls, Ken Williams, Aric Wilmunder, Gary Winnick and Simon Woodroffe.

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Sebastiaan L.
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Adventure game heaven

This book is fantastic. Not only does it bring back great memories of the games I used to play, it also let’s me discover the ones I missed (like the brilliant Future Wars!). The book provides high quality images of the games, but also offers various interviews, providing an epic storyline from the 80s into the modern era. Highly recommended!

Jonathan G.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Love me some point & click

This book is a great stroll through the beginnings of this genre to the later entries. I tend to gravitate to games of this genre and have fond memories of past ones so this is a great nostalgic trip down memory lane. The interviews are really great and I find myself reading them here and there now that it’s on my living room table. Very happy with this one!

Mai-Vân G.
France France
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Beautiful service and wonderful book!!! Thank you for bringing happiness and love of point and click.

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Tomas P.
Czech Republic Czech Republic
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One of the best Bitmap books

I wanted the 3rd edition of this book because of the new content and also because the first edition had issues with book binding. I am happy to report, these issues seem to be ironed out. This is the one book out of all my Bitmap books purchases which I read and browse through most often. Definitely recommended for all the retro adventure game lovers.

Edward N.
United States United States
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A Book For All Point and Click Adventure Fans

This is an incredible book to have. I grew up playing point and click adventure games during my childhood, and seeing all the art work and games that i use to play, hit me in the nostalgia feels.