You may know of the Sam & Max characters from the more recent Telltale reincarnation, however for those who were enjoying point and click adventure games back in the early 90′s will remember the original video game featuring a six-foot upright dog wearing a very official looking suit and a bizarre looking behaviorally challenged rabbit.
In my latest podcast, I interview developers Eugene Sandulenko, Arnaud Boutonné and Johannes Schickel from the open source software ScummVM. ScummVM allows you to enjoy point and click adventure games on a variety of platforms including computers, consoles and portable devices.
I loved the old point and click adventures on the PC, in fact the very first game I purchased for the PC was Simon the Sorcerer, which was such a magical title and had me playing for hours and hours. These older games were designed with DOS in mind and on todays machines compatibility problems arise. This is where the great ScummVM comes in:
“ScummVM is a ‘virtual machine’ for several classic graphical point-and-click adventure games. It is designed to run: Adventure Soft’s Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2; Revolution’s Beneath A Steel Sky, Broken Sword 1 and Broken Sword 2; Flight of the Amazon Queen; and games based on LucasArts’ SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion) system. SCUMM is used for many games, including Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max and more.”
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