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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Tommaso P.
I recommend this product

I love this book

It's a bath on nostalgy. There is a big hype around the new Monkey Island but it's enough to open this book to understand that we lived the golden age of graphic adventures and we must treasure the memories.

Spain Spain
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Awesome book

Bitmap bring to us like always, a high quality product. A blow to nostalgia, many reviewed games, with a large number of images. Highly recommended. Love it

Zhivko G.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Such an encyclopedia!!

Love it. Will read it again. What a wonderful design!

Zhivko G.
Bulgaria Bulgaria
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One of their Best!

I highly recommend this book! Very interesting interviews with gaming legends, very nice artwork, a wonderful design both of the interior and the exterior. The colors on the cover are very well chosen and the paper and print quallity is also top notch. Cudos to Bitmap for such a wonderful product!

Italy Italy
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A masterpiece

The Art of Point-and-Click Adventure Games is a must-have for video game lovers. It is a huge brick of a book, with luxury features and put together in an excellent way. Even the shipment case is cool and perfectly protects the book. So, I am super happy with this! Well worth the wait for the hardcover edition.