Oct 12, 2007

Rise of the Hidden Sun re-entering the freeware indy adventure games saloon

Rise of the Hidden SunRise of the Hidden SunIt was more than 5 years ago when Adventure Gamers published their first installment in the Adventure Architect series and indy/freeware adventure gamers promptly started fantasizing about playing through a cartoon point-and-clicker set in the Wild West. As the dev-diary like AA installments kept coming (read 'em all here), it was clear that a) this would be one of the shiniest freeware games ever, b) it would be episodic c) the graphics would be more than impressive and d) the game's name would be Rise of the Hidden Sun and the team behind it would be Chapter 11 studios.

Then, after the first enthusiastic previews started hitting the net, production apparently stopped and eventually even Chapter 11's website disappeared. But was the game gone for good? Had the evil powers of daily struggle crushed another creative group? Happily, no, and here is a brand new Rise of the Hidden Sun site to prove it. Hurrah!

As for the game itself, well, it will indeed be the freeware yet professional quality AGS adventure spanning 4 episodes and 100 (!) locations it was always meant to be. I mean, really, look at these screenshots... Rise of the Hidden Sun will also come complete with a classic Sierra-style point-and-click interface and a full musical score. Intrigued? Great! Feeling helpful? Why, that's even better, for you can still join the team and help.

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12 comments:

  1. I remember this. Was there a sequel to it?

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  2. No, no, you must be refering to Al Emmo, right?

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  3. Al Emmo? I am unsure about the name. Wasn't Rise of the Hidden Sun a point and click game?

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  4. most praiseworthy and ultimately luscious heads up.... thank you mr.Gnome....

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  5. Gnome delivers the (free) goods once again! Thanks homie!

    Also, Gnome, have you played Zelda: Phantom Hourglass for the DS yet? It's pretty sweet stuff...

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  6. Ah , I see what you mean Funnyman. Well, RotHS was and still is a point-and-clicker, but it was in production limbo and hasn't been released yet...

    Welcome Mr. Elderly... Bourbon?

    You're most welcome dear ross... Oh, and haven't played the latest Zelda, but I definitely believe you...

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  7. I remember talk of this ages ago. I am glad that they are still going to make it.

    I can't wait.

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  8. bourbon? certainly.. the alcohol I hope not the sickly sweet biscuit... bourbon why i can't remember the last time i had bourbon... straight of course.. I'll get the rice...... erm the ice....

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  9. Point and click? That's commie speak...

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  10. Can't wait myself Wakela, as this will probably be one of the best adventure freebies to date... Oh, and nice of you to brop in.

    Never heard of the biscuit dear Elderly, so I guess we stick to drinking. Good for the liver I hear... Ice? We don't need no stinkin' ice... pah!

    Commies? Where, where? Oh, you meant us Father, didn't you?

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  11. (drinks bourbon on ice....) phew!!! powerful.... livers.. who needs em...

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