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Snakes of Avalon

by Ascovel and Baron

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Game Genre:
Contemporary
Game Type:
Comedy
Story Type:
Original
Release Date:
18 Sep 2010
AGS Panel Rating:
Player Rating:
Medium length game
Short game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium length game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full length game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
MAGS game Monthly AGS competition entry
Non-adventure game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
Joke game You know when it fits this category ;)
Demo Unfinished games / commercial games
Training game Games made just to try out AGS
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Content advisory:
Occasional, mild
Suggestive dialog
Occasional, mild

Public Opinion

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21 people have rated this game so far:
Visual:
70%
Immersion:
86%
Puzzles & Pacing:
78%
Overall Enjoyment:
84%

About this game

Snakes of Avalon is a dark, twisted comedy about alcoholism, family issues and insidious murder.

Mixes the style and plot twists of Hitchcock's suspense thrillers with surreal trips, bodily dysfunctions and Arthurian symbolism.

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Baron has worked on 17 other games: (see them >>)
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AGS Awards

Nominated, Best Dialogue Writing 2010

Nominated, Best Game Created with AGS 2010

Nominated, Best Gameplay 2010

Nominated, Best Music 2010

Nominated, Best Non Player Character 2010

Nominated, Best Original Story 2010

Nominated, Best Player Character 2010

Nominated, Best Puzzles 2010

Nominated, Best Sound Effects 2010

AGS Panel Review

"An interesting look at the life of a barfly, Snakes of Avalon presents the player with a series of real (or are they imagined?) puzzles and events and, for the most part, keeps the interest of the player. Some odd puzzle design choices and a deceptively non-comedic storyline notwithstanding, Snakes of Avalon is definitely worth a look."

12 people commented on this game (newest first):

the art is lazy, the puzzles are illogical, the writing is AWESOME.
2014-04-25 08:46:22 by xlynx
A truly offbeat game, a little disturbing at times even, an engrossing experience.
2013-08-10 21:59:34 by CaptainD
The best AGS game I've played in years. Very carefully constructed.
2012-05-06 19:10:51 by Dylan (Aerothorn)
Snakes of Avalon is another one of those "Looks like it's going to be comedy, but turns out to be much, much darker" games that, though often overlooked, are a real contribution to the adventure game scene.

Snakes in particular reminded me a bit of HillBilly's "Merry Christmas, Alfred Robbins" - which you should play as well, if this is your style of game. Overall very well done, and deserving of all of the accolades that it has received.

Also, I should mention that the soundtrack is awesome. If there's one thing that keeps me playing a game, even when stumped by a puzzle, it's good sound design, which this game has in spades.

Overall, it is a very good game which deserves a look if dark humor is your cup of tea - which mine certainly is.
2011-05-08 16:31:59 by SpacePirateCaine
A very involving and highly original adventure! I have to go now, my fishmoose is calling me...
2011-04-21 12:51:12 by Ali
One of my favorite ags games!
The graphics are not the best, but the originality of the story and the immersive atmosphere sure make up for it.
2011-04-19 18:19:34 by tzachs
This might have been one of the most confusing ones I've ever played. In all of its paranoia and confusion it manages to be fairly interesting, although some puzzles got a bit too confusing for me.

Overall opinion: Not the game for me, but still one of the better AGS games when looking at production values and quality.

The graphical style is unique and interesting, but I wouldn't call it too pretty for most part. Facial animation seems very clunky on most parts. The voice acting if fairly well done, but for some reason it seems that most of the game did not have any voice acting (only cutscenes). The music was very enjoyable, and deserves praise.
2011-04-03 22:17:03 by WHAM
exquisite game, superb immension, great story and original setup (with nice voices and puzzles too!)

This is one of the best medium length AGS game I've played to date, be sure to check this out!
2011-01-20 07:28:12 by bicilotti
Great pacing, great story and awesomely original in its way of unfolding. I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for something unique and different to spend a couple of hours on.
2010-11-15 20:42:52 by theo
Best thing about the game is the soundtrack - jazz, blues, bebop tracks from the 20s-40s were so damn good, introduced me to a world of new music so I went online to purchase them!

I liked this game, I would definitely love to play another game by the author - one of the puzzles was a little too illogical though, so I had to get hold of a walkthrough for some hints. Graphically speaking, interesting and quirky, bright too, I'd play it again just to listen to the in-game music. Wish the game was longer though, and not limited to the bar. Playing the game, I could almost smell stale beer wafting off during the closeups of the main protaganist.

Rating: 7.5/10
2010-10-01 01:21:03 by licorice
Awesome! Very weird story that will make you laugh out loud at some times. The puzzles make sense in their own weird way. The comic characters are fun and so are the cinematic cutscenes. Oh, and it might happen that when you open the menu screen for saving you keep it open just to listen to the amazing title track ;-)
2010-09-19 11:54:05 by cat (cat)
A very nice game, with a very bizarre but somehow logical way to solve puzzles. Having played the first version, and having just finished this one, I have only good praise to give to this game. It was also nice to see the new additions. The music by Thomas is just not enough to adore. The theme struck to my head. A production of very high values initially and again now. The cinematic style of the enhanced version makes it more tied in terms of story than the original.
2010-09-18 23:30:46 by Dualnames (Dualnames)
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