Ah, Adventure Game Studio. Easily my favorite engine of all time, second only to… SCUMM (bet ya didn’t see that coming). Unlike most jams, which tend to last anything from 72 hours to a week, with no engine restriction, MAGS spans a full month and requires participants to use Adventure Game Studio. So who’s in the mood for some fresh freeware adventures?
Well, that was certainly quite the odd MAGS. The theme – as picked by the previous winner – was ‘Shakespeare’. Yup, the bard himself! Now, normally this particular competition spawns a handful of different titles, but for some reason, April only had one participant (or submission, anyway). Don’t know about you, but I find it puzzling, to say the least. I mean, were everyone else too busy, or did the theme simply make them lose interest? All very good questions that will likely never be answered.
On the flip side, the game – and winner, by default – was actually a brand new Oceanspirit Dennis game! Yay, more OSD! Oh and with the end of MAGS April comes MAGS May, and this time the theme is… wait for it… sex! No, really: MAGS May: “Sex” (OPEN) Probably NSFW. See? Can’t wait to see whether people actually end up doing something creative with it or not. Could go both ways!
Oceanspirit Danish (Radiant)
If Shakespeare wrote adventure games, this is what they would look like. The latest Oceanspirit Dennis adventure features ghosts, swordfights, Ray in numerous fancy hats, innovative battle system, kings, ghosts, poison, and a tragic plot where lots of people die!!