Oct 31, 2007

The (ominous sounding) House adventure and its freeware gaming siblings

The House adventureNon-AGS indy adventure games are a rather rare breed indeed, but it's them Visual Basic ones that are downright exotic. Apparently, The House, a short highly atmospheric horror point-and-clicker is such an exotic rarity. It also happens to be a freeware adventure with a Myst-like interface, great music and simple yet very smart graphics, that feels like one big elaborate puzzle. Not a very easy puzzle mind you, but still a well designed and very intriguing one.

To download The House (and its walkthrough) you could be cunning enough to follow this humblest of links. Oh, and don't be surprised if you end up looking at a whole herd of them freeware mostly VB games. Download wantonly and do not forget to try Rotris the Tetris clone, Sokoban inspired Strokio and Blockmania a Columns like thingy.

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  1. Fishing Fun looks wonderful - thanks for the links again my dear Gnome :)

  2. It's nice to see people being interested in indie games. Thanks for the review :)

  3. Always a pleasure Roys. Thanks for the wallpapers!

    Don't mention it vdweller... 't was a pleasure...

  4. Love the visual/audio aesthetic for The House, but would have liked a bit of story to it as well.

  5. A fair point Pacian... Guess there's at least an implied one...