Friday, May 25, 2012

Showcase: Jón Kristján Kristinsson's "Use Verb on Noun" Series

Syd, Bernard, Razor and the Edisons, "Maniac Mansion" (1987)

Purple Tentacle, Bernard, Hoagie and Laverne, "Day of The Tentacle" (1993)

Sam and Max, "Sam & Max Hit The Road" (1993)

Bobbin Threadbare, "Loom" (1990)

Manny Calavera and Glottis, "Grim Fandango" (1998)

Roger Wilco, "Space Quest" (1986)

Gwydion and the Wizard Manannan, "King’s Quest III: To Heir is Human" (1986)

Prince Alexander and Vizier Abdul, "King’s Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow" (1993)

Josef, "Machinarium" (2009)

Winston Churchill and Lord Kelvin, "1899: Steam & Spirit" (2011)

Ben and Dan, "Ben There, Dan That" (2008) / "Time Gentlemen, Please!" (2009)

Jón Kristján Kristinsson's "Use Verb on Noun" series, of which this is only a small sampling, is brilliant. I have fond memories of almost all of these games, from Manannan's abuse of poor Gwydion as the latter goes about his household chores to Bobbin Threadbare's swan fixation to the wacky psychotic Edisons and Fred Edison's mutant lab assistant Purple Tentacle. Take a look at Jón's website to see the entire series.

[Use Verb on Noun]

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