Interesting Article on Jane Jensen and Moebius

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Interesting Article on Jane Jensen and Moebius - 11/15/12 03:25 PM

Return of the Queen: Legendary Game Designer Is Back Thanks to Kickstarter

You can read the article Here.

Happy Gaming!

Ana wave
Posted by: venus

Re: Interesting Article on Jane Jensen and Moebius - 11/15/12 03:41 PM

Thanks for the link, Ana! rah Still can't wait to find out what Mystery Game X is. headscratch
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Interesting Article on Jane Jensen and Moebius - 11/15/12 03:45 PM

I thought it interesting that they state:

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Puzzle-based adventure games perished in the late '90s when games moved to action-based shoot-em-ups.
The old "adventures are dead cliche"

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it's the premise of "Moebius," an adventure game designed for the iPad by Jane Jensen


I wonder why they failed to mention it's for PC?

Ana wave
Posted by: venus

Re: Interesting Article on Jane Jensen and Moebius - 11/15/12 04:30 PM

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The old "adventures are dead cliche"


I know, I pretty much have this reaction every time I read that - rolleyes Adventure games were never dead, just perhaps less prominent than they used to be.

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I wonder why they failed to mention it's for PC?


I thought that was odd, too. Unfortunately, since I've been working a lot lately, I haven't had time to post on the Pinkerton Road forum. (I barely have enough time to post on this one anymore. lol ) However, I have been reading the posts, and I remember this came up before. From what I remember, there is going to be an iPad version, but it's still being developed primarily for the PC. I could be wrong about the specifics, but I know there is definitely going to be a PC version. Strange that the articles keep focusing on the iPad version, though. Is this a big thing in adventure gaming now?
Posted by: LeBelleRachael

Re: Interesting Article on Jane Jensen and Moebius - 11/16/12 06:46 PM

Thanx for the great article!

Why would anyone want to play a adventure game on a ipad???!?!! Beats me!! slapforehead
Posted by: SuMac

Re: Interesting Article on Jane Jensen and Moebius - 11/16/12 07:26 PM

I have been playing adventure games on my iPad ever since I discovered Myst and Riven were available. (I also have the PC versions which I played years ago.) Its just fun to have another option and I have several other adventure games lined up to play. However there seem to be more casual games for the iPad rather than full blown adventure games. I love 'em all.
Posted by: fov

Re: Interesting Article on Jane Jensen and Moebius - 11/16/12 07:47 PM

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Strange that the articles keep focusing on the iPad version, though. Is this a big thing in adventure gaming now?


For people who don't consider themselves "adventure gamers" (or even just "gamers") -- which is probably true of a lot of the Huffington Post's readers -- yeah, it's a big thing. Appealing to a wider audience of people who like to read books on devices like the iPad and Kindle Fire is a big part of how Pinkerton Road and other adventure game developers (Telltale, Daedalic, Revolution, etc.) are trying to get their adventure games out to bigger audiences.
Posted by: venus

Re: Interesting Article on Jane Jensen and Moebius - 11/17/12 12:15 PM

Interesting, thanks for the info fov, and thanks for your personal take on it, SuMac. In that regard, I suppose it's a good thing the iPad version is getting attention. Hopefully, that leads to more sales for the game.

Personally, I still like playing my games with my wide screen monitor and Bose speakers. I'm spoiled in that regard, I suppose. lol But I can see the appeal of playing on an iPad if you're out somewhere, perhaps waiting for an appointment or something. Interesting to hear different takes on it. smile