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My short list of adventure games

Funny thing: I don’t consider myself a gamer. Of course I play games, but they don’t take a lot of time away from me. And I don’t play those modern AAA titles like The Witcher you know.

I do like adventure games, so here is the short list of the best adventure games in my opinion. I don’t pretend on ultimate truth, it’s just the games I like which influented me.

The games aren’t sort by their hotness; it’s just a random ordered list.

 

1. Tomb Raider II

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This is the best Tomb Raider chapter with good puzzles. I played this game on Sony Playstation a long time ago and sometime I replay it on PC.

 

 

2. Safecracker

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You’re a lawyer of the owner of a safe factory. He is died and you have to find his will which is inside his mansion. It sounds easy but he had a bad sense of humor and placed it on the end of the line of puzzle of safes he ever produced.

 

 

3. Machinarium

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Masterpiece made by Checz studio Amanita Design. The pathetic story about a small robot in the big machine city. If you like adventure games and you’ve never played this, oh then you don’t like adventure games.

 

 

4. Fez

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The mind-blowing puzzle game based on some tricks of view angles.

 

 

5. Monument Valley.

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Maybe the best puzzle game ever. These guys took the Escher’s ideas and fullfilled they as a game.

 

 

6. Year Walk

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This is very special game about an ancient Scandinavian ceremony, when a man go to the forest and stay here for some days to have a talk with fairies. Creepy and narrative.

 

 

7. Submachine

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The misterious escape series by Mateusz Skutnik. These are the small flash games, 10 parts in main series.

 

 

8. Valiant Hears

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The story about The World War I by Ubisoft. Maybe this is more interactive story than a game but it’s excellent anyway.

 

 

9. Limbo

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Everybody knows that game. No comments.

 

 

10. Inside

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The masterpiece from creators of Limbo. The game with very advanced narrative which asks more than answers. Very funny to read these tons of fanat theories about what is going on in the game.

 

 

11. The Wolf Among Us

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The interactive comics about the city of magical beeings, Fables. Usually I consider this genre boring but this one is very good.

 

 

12. Samorost 3

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Strange places, cute characters, a kind of Little Prince’s mood. By Amanita Design.

 

 

13. Lumino City

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This is the game totally made of paper and captured on a camera.

 

 

14. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

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You control two brother at the same time. They cooperate and help each other. I consider it the on of the best adventure games of the 2015.

 

 

15. The Room

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The game series full of mechanisms and hiding places. And of course it has a misterious story.

 

 

 

The last news

Well ok, I think I kept a silence for a long and now is time for some news and announcements.

Through Abandoned series will get a new life.  Last month we’re developing Through Abandoned 3. The Refuge.  And it will go to the mobiles first. It’s too early to announce the release date, but be sure it will happen in 2017 ;)

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All the next parts of TA will be at least as long as Through Abandoned 2. The Forest. 2-4 hours of gameplay, depend on puzzle solving skills of a player.

I decided to switch our development tool from Flash and AIR to Unity. It means no more problems with mobile versions.

After the engine on Unity will be ready we will add localizations for released parts on Steam.

BTW we will finally build mac-versions.

Also please notice that my web-site has now a new comment system, which is more better than the old one. So, comment!

What else? Well, I’ve got the small teaser for you. It isn’t conserned with TA3.

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Through Abandoned series – what are we looking for

Through Abandoned is an adventure puzzle game, first person view, midcore.

December 31th 2014 I released the flash game Abandoned, which became a hit on web-portals and 2 000 000 people played it. The game won Kongregate week and month contests and got to the list of the best games of the year 2015.

After such sucsess on portals I ported the game to Steam and released it in Summer 2015. The game was renamed to Through Abandoned. It has “mostly positive” reviews.

Then I started to develop the sequel especially for Steam and mobiles.

Through Abandoned 2. The Forest was released on Steam in August 2016. If the first part was just a flash-game port with gameplay duration around 1 hour, the sequel was made as a longer and better game. 3-4 hours of gameplay, 150+ locations, 12 different worlds, good animations, ambient music, mini-games.

Through Abandoned series is a mysterious stories about the network of parallel worlds connected by portal Doors. These worlds are abandoned, and nobody knows why. You explore these worlds and try to reach your brother who discovered Abandoned and disappeared there. Also you try to solve what happened in these worlds and why people disappeared.

Through Abandoned was designed as a 7-10 part story, 3-5 hours each.

For now we released:
1. Through Abandoned (on Steam in July 2015 and iOS in December 2015)
2. Through Abandoned 2. The Forest (on Steam in August 2015)

Without any budget for marketing we sold 20000 copies of both parts together on Steam. The game already has some database of fans.

What are we looking for.

Publisher and investments.

We want to continue the game but with good publisher who can invest some money to development and do marketing.

First of all we are looking for publisher and investor of Through Abandoned 3. The Refuge (and possibly the next parts too) on Steam.

Also we are looking for publisher and investor of the port Through Abandoned 2. The Forest to mobiles.

You can contact me by the next channels:

e-mail: igor@krutovig.com
Skype: krutovig
facebook: Igor Krutov
twitter: @krutovig

Portfolio

I’m Igor Krutov, a game developer, an artist, a coder and more.

I made an art, code, animations, game-design for different games. Also I made some advertisement, infographics, logos and more.
This is my porfolio of all the projects I ever took part of.

My games for desktop and mobiles
My flash games
My side game projects
Animations
Characters
Different game art
Logos
Other

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My games for desktop and mobiles

There are 2 my biggest and serious games: the series called Through Abandoned.

Through Abandoned is a big story about parallel worlds. Those worlds are very strange, because people left them forever. You should explore those worlds and find your brother who dedicate his life for finding out the way to Abandoned and disappeared there.
Through Abandoned is a classical point and click adventure. It has nice-looking 2D art, a lot of puzzles, mini-games, secrets and a good intriguing mystical story.

Through Abandoned on Steam
Through Abandoned on iOS
Through Abandoned 2. The Forest on Steam

Through Abandoned trailer

Through Abandoned 2. The Forest trailer

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My flash games

Since 2011 I made and publish 6 flash games. They are world-wide and free.

Empty room escape.
The first game I ever made in 2011 with Stasy.

The spin-off series in Through Abandoned universe called The Chambers.
Abandoned: The Cube Chambers.
The Watchers’ Chamber
The Chambers 3

Puzzle platformer series Dogs in Space where you should control 2 characters and cooperate.
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Dogs in Space 2 (made with Hanuman)

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My side game projects

Some small games in Door Escape genre I made by the order for mobiles.

Neon Doors for iOS.
Neon Doors flash-version.
Neon Doors 2 flash-version
Submarine Escape for iOS
Submarine Escape flash-version
Submarine Escape 2 flash-version

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Animations

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Characters

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Different game art

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Logos


Animated logo Kurt Briceno

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Other

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