Could it actually be that adveture gaming is seeing a resurgence in an era where first person shooters and MMORPGs reign supreme? In actuality, adventure games have always been available, including continuations of classics picked up by Telltale Games, but let's face it, the genre doesn't enjoy the same mass market appeal that it once did. Regardless, familiar faces in the adventure gaming industry are starting to pop up, including those Two Guys from Andromeda who created the Space Quest series by Sierra On-Line.
Otherwise known as Mark Crowe and Scott Murphy, these two gaming legends are teaming up once again "after a brief 25-year hiatus" to build a new space adventure (or "Spaceventure") title with the "same style of comedy, wonder, and excellence you expect from a Two Guys adventure."
The end result won't be another Space Quest game, but a whole new sci-fi themed adventure, according to a somewhat awkward video the Two Guys posted. Aside from that, details are nearly non-existent, possibly because it's all still being fleshed out. In the meantime, Mark and Scott are hiring for a number of positions, most of which have already been filled, though openings still remain for a 3D Character Artist, Senior Game Developer, and Sound Designer.
Old school adventure gamers unwilling to let go of the past have a lot to be excited about. In addition to Sierra's Space Quest creators teaming back up, Al Lowe, creator of Leisure Suit Larry, another Sierra title from yesteryear, is trying to raise $500,000 via Kickstarter to build a reloaded Larry 1 game with updated graphics and humor.
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