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Get almost all of Wadjet Eye's games for peanuts, help charity 11 Jan, 2023 / 4 comments

This is tangentially related to Mixnmojo's usual purview, but we thought it was worth breaking protocol for: If you love adventure games, you owe it to yourself to buy the Wadjet Eye Humble Bundle, which goes for anything over $10, with money heading to charity (specifically, the JDRF, which does Type-1 Diabetes research).

The games included are the Blackwell series, The Shivah, Primordia, Gemini Rue, Unavowed, Technobabylon, Resonance, Shardlight (which, uh, was quite the experience during the pandemic), and Strangeland, with a 30% coupon for their latest, The Excavation of Hob's Barrow.

You need the Mojo stamp of approval? You got it. While some of the earlier games are a little rough around the edges—specifically, the first Blackwell game and The Shivah—the rest are gold. Wadjet Eye's games constantly reinvent themselves and their mechanics, but have unique identities, are beautifully written, and forego both death and dead ends. While not comedies, their games have authenticity.

And Dave Gilbert, who heads Wadjet Eye, is just a really nice person. Anyway, get clickin'. You won't regret it.

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    Remi on 11 Jan, 2023, 22:08…
    Also, more than a little Mojo related, as the charity is a Dan Connors joint.
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    ThunderPeel2001 on 11 Jan, 2023, 21:51…
    Played nearly every one of WadgetEye games (and I think all of the Gilbert ones). I've have never been disappointed. Plus, for newcomers, Gilbert "remastered" The Blackwell Legacy (aka Blackwell 1) so it's a little less rough around the edges now: New voice acting and art.

    I loved his very first game, too: The Shivah. Short, simple and very well written. Right through to the beautiful storytelling in Unavowed.

    What a great bundle! Go get these great adventures!

    Bonus trivia for you. The Blackwell games order is: Legacy, Unbound, Convergence, Deception and Epiphany. You can remember this by the fact that they're supposed to be alphabetical... but Gilbert didn't think of it until after he released the first game.

    So it's: Legacy, Un(B)ound, (C)onvergence, (D)eception, (E)piphany.
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    Kroms on 11 Jan, 2023, 20:43…
    "I even really loved" because the first game is, well, rough. I mean, it's got heart, but it's rough. Then the second one is a ton better, then the low budget issues disappear on 3.
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    Kroms on 11 Jan, 2023, 20:24…
    On a purely personal note: Primordia, Technobabylon, and Gemini Rue are as good as anything LucasArts put out, and I've yet to play Unavowed, Hob's Barrow, or Strangeland, which I'm hoarding for a rainy day. I even really loved Blackwell—so much so I almost wish he'd revisit it (the fourth one in particular is great). What a treat this bundle is.

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