Adventure game

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An adventure game is a video game in which the player assumes the role of a protagonist in an interactive story driven by exploration and puzzle-solving.wikipedia
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Colossal Cave Adventure

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Colossal Cave Adventure is identified as the first such adventure game, first released in 1976, while other notable adventure game series include Zork, King's Quest, The Secret of Monkey Island, and Myst.
Colossal Cave Adventure (also known as ADVENT, Colossal Cave, or Adventure) is a text adventure game, developed between 1975-1977, by Will Crowther for the PDP-10 mainframe.

Myst

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Colossal Cave Adventure is identified as the first such adventure game, first released in 1976, while other notable adventure game series include Zork, King's Quest, The Secret of Monkey Island, and Myst. Puzzle adventure games were popularized by Myst and The 7th Guest.
Myst is a graphic adventure puzzle video game designed by the brothers Robyn and Rand Miller.

The Secret of Monkey Island

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Colossal Cave Adventure is identified as the first such adventure game, first released in 1976, while other notable adventure game series include Zork, King's Quest, The Secret of Monkey Island, and Myst.
The Secret of Monkey Island (alternatively known as Monkey Island I) is a point-and-click graphic adventure game developed and published by Lucasfilm Games.

King's Quest

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Colossal Cave Adventure is identified as the first such adventure game, first released in 1976, while other notable adventure game series include Zork, King's Quest, The Secret of Monkey Island, and Myst. Later games developed by Sierra On-Line including the King's Quest games, and nearly all of the LucasArts adventure games, are point-and-click based games.
King's Quest is a graphic adventure game series created by the American software company Sierra Entertainment.

The Walking Dead (video game series)

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Since then, a resurgence in the genre has occurred spurred on by success of independent video game development, particularly from crowdfunding efforts, the wide availability of digital distribution enabling episodic approaches, and the proliferation of new gaming platforms including portable consoles and mobile devices; The Walking Dead is considered to be a key title that rejuvenated the genre.
The Walking Dead is an episodic, graphic adventure video game series developed and published by Telltale Games, based on The Walking Dead comic book series.

List of text-based computer games

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Many adventure games (text and graphic) are designed for a single player, since this emphasis on story and character makes multi-player design difficult.

Full Throttle (1995 video game)

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A notable example comes from the original Full Throttle by LucasArts, where one puzzle requires instructing the character to kick a wall at a small spot, which Tim Schafer, the game's lead designer, had admitted years later was a brute force measure; in the remastering of the game, Schafer and his team at Double Fine made this puzzle's solution more obvious.
Full Throttle is a graphic adventure video game developed by LucasArts and designed by Tim Schafer.

Crowdfunding in video games

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Since then, a resurgence in the genre has occurred spurred on by success of independent video game development, particularly from crowdfunding efforts, the wide availability of digital distribution enabling episodic approaches, and the proliferation of new gaming platforms including portable consoles and mobile devices; The Walking Dead is considered to be a key title that rejuvenated the genre.
The crowdfunding mechanism for video games received significant attention in February 2012 due to the success of Double Fine Adventure (later renamed as Broken Age), a point-and-click adventure game which raised more than $3 million through the Kickstarter service, greatly exceeding the initial $400,000 request and becoming the highest funded project through Kickstarter at that time.

The Longest Journey

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Some puzzles are criticized for the obscurity of their solutions, for example, the combination of a clothes line, clamp, and deflated rubber duck used to gather a key stuck between the subway tracks in The Longest Journey, which exists outside of the game's narrative and serves only as an obstacle to the player.
The Longest Journey is a point-and-click adventure video game developed by Norwegian studio Funcom for Microsoft Windows and released in 1999.

LucasArts

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A notable example comes from the original Full Throttle by LucasArts, where one puzzle requires instructing the character to kick a wall at a small spot, which Tim Schafer, the game's lead designer, had admitted years later was a brute force measure; in the remastering of the game, Schafer and his team at Double Fine made this puzzle's solution more obvious.
LucasArts is best known for its graphic adventure games, as well as games based on the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises.

PC game

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Within the Asian markets, adventure games continue to be popular in the form of visual novels, which make up nearly 70% of PC games released in Japan.
The first generation of computer games were often text adventures or interactive fiction, in which the player communicated with the computer by entering commands through a keyboard.

Dialogue tree

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This genre of game is known for representing dialog as a conversation tree.
A dialogue tree, or conversation tree, is a gameplay mechanic that is used throughout many adventure games (including action-adventure games ) and role-playing video games.

Puzzle video game

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Finally, adventure games are classified separately from puzzle video games.
Although many action games and adventure games involve puzzles such as obtaining inaccessible objects, a true puzzle game focuses on puzzle solving as the primary gameplay activity.

List of graphic adventure games

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Many adventure games (text and graphic) are designed for a single player, since this emphasis on story and character makes multi-player design difficult.
Graphic adventure game

LucasArts adventure games

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Later games developed by Sierra On-Line including the King's Quest games, and nearly all of the LucasArts adventure games, are point-and-click based games.
From the late 1980s to the early 2000s, LucasArts was well known for their point-and-click graphic adventure games, nearly all of which received high scoring reviews at the time of their release.

Role-playing video game

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Adventure games are also distinct from role-playing video games that involve action, team-building, and points management.
Several other sources of inspiration for early role-playing video games also included tabletop wargames, sports simulation games, adventure games such as Colossal Cave Adventure, fantasy writings by authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien, traditional strategy games such as chess, and ancient epic literature dating back to Epic of Gilgamesh which followed the same basic structure of setting off in various quests in order to accomplish goals.

The Walking Dead (video game)

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Most Telltale Games titles, such as The Walking Dead, are narrative games.
The Walking Dead (also known as The Walking Dead: The Game and The Walking Dead: Season One ) is an episodic adventure game video game developed and published by Telltale Games.

Professor Layton

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Other puzzle adventure games are casual adventure games made up series of puzzles used to explore and progress the story, exemplified by The Witness and the Professor Layton series of games.
Professor Layton is a puzzle adventure game series and multimedia franchise developed by Level-5.

The 7th Guest

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Puzzle adventure games were popularized by Myst and The 7th Guest.
The 7th Guest, produced by Trilobyte and originally released by Virgin Interactive Entertainment in, is an interactive movie puzzle adventure game.

MOTAS

Examples of the subgenre include the Submachine-series, Mystery of Time and Space (MOTAS) and The Room.
The Mystery Of Time And Space (commonly known as MOTAS) is a popular online graphic adventure game created by Jan Albartus (LOGAN).

Telltale Games

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Most Telltale Games titles, such as The Walking Dead, are narrative games.
The company was founded in October 2004 by former LucasArts developers Kevin Bruner, Dan Connors and Troy Molander, following LucasArts' decision to leave the adventure game genre.

Escape the room

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Escape the room games are a further specialization of point-and-click adventure games; these games are typically short and confined to a small space to explore, with almost no interaction with non-player characters.
Escape the room, also known as room escape or escape game, is a subgenre of point-and-click adventure game which requires a player to escape from imprisonment by exploiting their surroundings.

Shadow of Memories

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Other examples include Sega AM2's Shenmue series, Konami's Shadow of Memories, Quantic Dream's Fahrenheit, Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, Dontnod Entertainment's Life is Strange series, and Night in the Woods.
Shadow of Memories (Shadow of Destiny in North America) is an adventure game developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo and published by Konami.

Life Is Strange

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Other examples include Sega AM2's Shenmue series, Konami's Shadow of Memories, Quantic Dream's Fahrenheit, Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, Dontnod Entertainment's Life is Strange series, and Night in the Woods.
Life Is Strange is an episodic graphic adventure video game developed by Dontnod Entertainment and published by Square Enix for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iOS and Android.

Firewatch

Examples of walking simulators include Gone Home, Dear Esther, Firewatch, Proteus, Jazzpunk, The Stanley Parable, Thirty Flights of Loving, and What Remains of Edith Finch.
Firewatch is an adventure game developed by Campo Santo and published by Campo Santo in partnership with Panic.