As ScummVM celebrates 19 years of 2D point and click adventure game engine development, another project that although doesn’t quite have the same prominence in the media – ResidualVM still endures with its commitment to 3D point and click adventure games including Grim Fandango, Escape from Monkey Island and more.
The separation of the two projects probably made a lot of sense at the start so the key focus of each remained strong, however as ScummVM begins to encapsulate more than just its original 2D origins – ResidualVM at this point in time is surely a welcome merging for all involved.
For a long time ScummVM limited itself to 2D point-and-click adventure games, and so ResidualVM was born as a sister project to support 3D games. But from now on, there will be no more confusion about which project a game belongs to. ScummVM now embraces adventure games and RPGs, whether they are 2D or 3D, point-and-click or not. It is a natural step for both projects which have been developed alongside each other and cross-pollinating each other with ideas, patches and design decisions. Moreover, several developers belonged to both projects.ScummVM news announcement
Congratulations to both the ScummVM and ResidualVM teams and I am sure we wish them all the very best in the future.