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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ZG
05/24/2022
Zhivko G.
United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Such an encyclopedia!!

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

ZG
05/23/2022
Zhivko G.
Bulgaria Bulgaria
I recommend this product

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!

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03/16/2022
PietroG
Italy Italy
I recommend this product

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.

03/16/2022
José Á.
Spain Spain
I recommend this product

Great book

The best book about adventure games that you can find in the market. If you like this kind of games, without a doubt, this is your book.

AJ
03/08/2022
April J.
United States United States

A wonderful journey down memory lane

Having grown up with adventure games, I feared that they may become a lost art. Luckily the wonderful People at Bitmap Books feel the same and collected this beautifully printed and bound hardcover coffee table reference book. Now I can easily share my childhood memories with friends old and new through the amazing artwork of the games that inspired my imagination as a child. With interviews of some of the legends of the industry its a worthwhile and informative read giving insight to the evolution of the artform of adventure games.