GAMEBOOMERS provides you with all the latest PC adventure computer games information, forum, walkthroughs, reviews and news.
GB Reviews Latest & Upcoming Adventure Games GB Annual Game Lists GB Interviews

BAAGS

GB @ acebook

GB @ witter

About Us
Walkthroughs free games galore Independent Games World of Adventure Patches Game Publishers & Developers GameBoomers Store
Big Fish Games Homepage    
Topic Options
#956730 - 05/17/14 10:56 AM Constructing the Cave: How Adventure Games are Structured -- Gameboomers editorial
Jenny100 Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 35475
Loc: southeast USA

*** Constructing the Cave: How Adventure Games are Structured ***

A Gameboomers editorial by Peter Rootham-Smith
(maintainer of the Pagoda Game Database)

From the Adventure genre's beginnings,
with the 1975 text game "Colossal Cave"

to today's adventure games,
many of which focus attention on presentation, animation, and 3D graphics

Peter Rootham-Smith describes the various ways Adventure games can be structured.

Find out more in

*** Constructing the Cave: How Adventure Games are Structured ***


Top
#956734 - 05/17/14 11:04 AM Re: Constructing the Cave: How Adventure Games are Structured -- Gameboomers editorial [Re: Jenny100]
BrownEyedTigre Online   happy
The Sassy Global Moderator PR Liaison
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 65261
Loc: In the Naughty Corner
Great read, Peter! Thanks, Jenny!

Ana wave
_________________________
Don't feed the Trolls

Top
#956737 - 05/17/14 11:19 AM Re: Constructing the Cave: How Adventure Games are Structured -- Gameboomers editorial [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
Marian Offline
Moderator
True Blue Boomer

Registered: 07/04/00
Posts: 20629
Loc: near Yosemite in California
Nice editorial, Peter; thank you. thumbsup

(And thank you too, Jenny.) smile

Top
#956738 - 05/17/14 11:22 AM Re: Constructing the Cave: How Adventure Games are Structured -- Gameboomers editorial [Re: Jenny100]
MaG Offline
Administrator
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 12/28/99
Posts: 66021
Thanks, Peter.

wave Jenny!

Top
#956775 - 05/17/14 01:41 PM Re: Constructing the Cave: How Adventure Games are Structured -- Gameboomers editorial [Re: MaG]
Mad Offline
True Blue Boomer

Registered: 11/21/00
Posts: 23527
Loc: United Kingdom
Oooooh !! Must have a read of that. Thanks. Folks laugh
_________________________
Time : The Most Precious Commodity

Top
#956777 - 05/17/14 01:55 PM Re: Constructing the Cave: How Adventure Games are Structured -- Gameboomers editorial [Re: Jenny100]
Kickaha Offline
GB Special Events Reporter
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 03/27/01
Posts: 2434
Loc: Cambridge, England
Thanks to Jenny and the other GameBoomers staff for their help with this editorial!

(I probably had better modify my signature to make it clearer this is me!)


Edited by Kickaha (05/17/14 04:51 PM)
Edit Reason: Changed Ana to Jenny
_________________________
Used to answer to "Peter Smith", now answers to "Peter Rootham-Smith"

Top
#956781 - 05/17/14 02:07 PM Re: Constructing the Cave: How Adventure Games are Structured -- Gameboomers editorial [Re: Kickaha]
Space Quest Fan Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 02/17/01
Posts: 9586
Loc: Columbus,Ohio USA
Interesting read. thanks to everyone involved.
_________________________
It's nice to be important but it is much more important to be nice.

Top
#956785 - 05/17/14 02:14 PM Re: Constructing the Cave: How Adventure Games are Structured -- Gameboomers editorial [Re: Jenny100]
BrownEyedTigre Online   happy
The Sassy Global Moderator PR Liaison
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 65261
Loc: In the Naughty Corner
Good to have you aboard Peter!

Ana wave
_________________________
Don't feed the Trolls

Top
#956895 - 05/18/14 02:31 AM Re: Constructing the Cave: How Adventure Games are Structured -- Gameboomers editorial [Re: Jenny100]
Reenie Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 03/01/00
Posts: 2796
Loc: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
A very interesting read. Like most other entertainment media, an adventure game needs a good story with a strong story arc, characters you can identify with and/or learn to care about, a sense of really existing in some place or time, and a motivation to move forward through its various challenges. The best games, like the best books and films, accomplish all of these things and totally enthrall us in the process. My hat is off to someone who can craft a truly fine game, one we all fondly recall a decade or more after having played it. I hope to see the genre continue to evolve!

Top
#956902 - 05/18/14 05:14 AM Re: Constructing the Cave: How Adventure Games are Structured -- Gameboomers editorial [Re: Jenny100]
Kaki's Sister Offline
Graduate Boomer

Registered: 11/21/04
Posts: 17330
Loc: Marlborough USA
Very informative editorial. Thanks Jenny and Peter.
_________________________
Gerry

Top
#956903 - 05/18/14 05:16 AM Re: Constructing the Cave: How Adventure Games are Structured -- Gameboomers editorial [Re: Jenny100]
Haroula Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 06/02/10
Posts: 7828
Loc: Greece
Thanks Jenny and Peter. smile wave
_________________________

Dear Math, please grow up and solve your own problems, I'm tired of solving them for you.



Top
#956933 - 05/18/14 09:33 AM Re: Constructing the Cave: How Adventure Games are Structured -- Gameboomers editorial [Re: Jenny100]
gatorlaw Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 10312
Great article and cool read.

Thanks Peter smile
_________________________




Top
#956957 - 05/18/14 10:51 AM Re: Constructing the Cave: How Adventure Games are Structured -- Gameboomers editorial [Re: Jenny100]
Kickaha Offline
GB Special Events Reporter
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 03/27/01
Posts: 2434
Loc: Cambridge, England
Thanks for reading and for the kind words!
_________________________
Used to answer to "Peter Smith", now answers to "Peter Rootham-Smith"

Top

Moderator:  BrownEyedTigre, Marian, Rushes 

Who's Online
Key: Admin Global Mod Mod Staff  )
12 registered (RebKean, Jeanne, fildil, looney4labs, manxman, barlouwin, Barb, kjos, OrleansBelle, k28d13j11), 81 Guests and 15 Spiders online.
Newest Members
Cabb, Veilant, tookiebgirl12, Adam_B, Polikolp
8542 Registered Users