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Where to purchase games #1179178
03/03/19 11:37 AM
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I just got a new computer (was told it doesn't have very good specs), but I've not played any new or recent games in years, because my old computer couldn't handle them. What is a good site to find Adventure games, detective games, scary (not bloody) games and possibly funny games. Note: I'm having trouble with using
Steam; they have said they'd help me. Basically, I'm looking for games that are not found on
BF; i.e., adventure or large file games.

Thanks for any recommendations.


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Re: Where to purchase games [Re: Laurette] #1179181
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Hi Laurette, I moved your post over to Adventure Game Discussions so that our members can hopefully offer you some suggestions.

As an alternative to Steam, I would recommend GOG. They have a good selection of older adventure games tweaked to run on newer systems as well as quite a few recent adventure games (some of which are indie games without high system requirements).

Re: Where to purchase games [Re: Laurette] #1179221
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But with the very low end computer you have, I would ask here if your computer can play any games you pick out before you purchase any. I don't think you're going to be able to play any of the new or recent ones unless they can be played with integrated graphics. Be sure to look at the computer requirements for any of them... GOG is very good at listing them.


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Re: Where to purchase games [Re: Laurette] #1179225
03/03/19 06:33 PM
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I play Carol Reed games on my Surface Pro 3.... so I would think you could play them on your machine... You could ask Mikael.


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Re: Where to purchase games [Re: Laurette] #1179226
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Thanks, Winfrey. I'm just not sure her integrated graphics could even play those games. But I'm sure Mikael could tell her.

Plus, Laurette, you can download those games directly from Mikael's website.

http://www.mdna-games.com/


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Re: Where to purchase games [Re: Draclvr] #1179228
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Her computer could definitely play the Carol Reed games.

Re: Where to purchase games [Re: Laurette] #1179231
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That would be great, Marian, as those are really good ones.


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Re: Where to purchase games [Re: Laurette] #1179246
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I'd like to recommend looking at POStudios I adore The Silver Lining and Cognition. TSL is free (and there is shorty that's connected to TSL that's free too. They do also have other games, but the only ones of theirs I have is TSL and Cognition.

Aside from there, all of my other games *digital-wise* I get from GOG and Steam.

I do recommend this adventure game (when I got it it was from Himalaya's website, and they do have a few other games as well. Himalaya Studios


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Re: Where to purchase games [Re: Laurette] #1179247
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And just as a "for instance," Laurette's new computer does not have the specs to play Cognition. This is why it's going to be important to look at the computer requirements before making any purchases. But it's great to have another option to purchase games. Thanks, NDLVR!


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Re: Where to purchase games [Re: Laurette] #1179248
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Re: Where to purchase games [Re: Laurette] #1179259
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I'm a huge fan of Itch.io (both as a gamer and as a dev - also devs get a bigger cut of the profits there than at Steam or GOG), so here are some links for you based on what you said in your post:

https://itch.io/games/top-rated/genre-adventure/store/tag-point-and-click

https://itch.io/games/top-rated/genre-adventure/store/tag-detective/tag-point-and-click

https://itch.io/games/top-rated/genre-adventure/store/tag-comedy/tag-point-and-click

I should add the disclaimer that I also added the link using the "Comedy" tag because my game comes up first in that particular search laugh

There are also plenty of good quality free games.

https://itch.io/games/top-rated/free/genre-adventure/tag-detective/tag-point-and-click

https://itch.io/games/top-rated/free/genre-adventure/tag-comedy/tag-point-and-click

Have fun!

Re: Where to purchase games [Re: Laurette] #1179271
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I agree Captain D! Itch.io is a great place. Fireflower games is also a good place.

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Re: Where to purchase games [Re: Laurette] #1179277
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Oops yeah I forgot about FFG - Khris is currently upgrading the site so definitely worth keeping tabs on. (The "old" site is good anyway though!) Some really nice games available there.

http://fireflowergames.com/

Re: Where to purchase games [Re: Laurette] #1179280
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Looks like you might have lots of options, Laurette! Just watch those computer spec requirements and you should find plenty of games!


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Re: Where to purchase games [Re: Laurette] #1179325
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Since you've bought a new computer, it will definitely run the Carol games.

Re: Where to purchase games [Re: CaptainD] #1179353
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Originally Posted by CaptainD
Oops yeah I forgot about FFG - Khris is currently upgrading the site so definitely worth keeping tabs on. (The "old" site is good anyway though!) Some really nice games available there.

http://fireflowergames.com/


Yeah, it's upgraded now. smile


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