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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Falk F.
I recommend this product

Point and Click and Reading

I am thrilled. The workmanship, printing and binding are of the highest quality. Very well researched content and very good design make reading a pleasure. The book is a great addition to my bookshelf. Just the thing for retro enthusiasts :-) I am very happy with my purchase.

Sven S.
Germany Germany
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Great Book

The book was well packed, but two corners are slightly damaged. This probably happened before the transport. It's a bit annoying, but the book itself is top notch and very readable. As a 50+ I have to say that the font is pretty small, but I can get over that too. The interviews and the pictures are very well put together and a real pleasure to look at.I am happy and proud that I dared to buy it.

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Kevin M.
Canada Canada
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Great Read

I'm a huge fan of Adventure Games and this book is a fantastic and comprehensive review of the genre. Well worth the purchase.

J T.
Netherlands Netherlands
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Beautiful book

Bought two books, one for my brother and one for myself. We both love the book, which brings back memories from our teens. The pictures are great and the interviews give backstory about the games. A lot is covered so it will take some time to finish. After that, it will be on display to show a new picture from time to time, or to have an occasional read.

Thomas U.
Germany Germany
I recommend this product


Everyone from the 90s will love this book. Even people that had nothing to do with games at that time will like it!