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Donald Dowell and the Ghost of Barker Manor
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Graphics: 800x600, 32-bit color
|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|
|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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About this gameDonald Dowell is a nice old man in his eighties, retired for many years. Donald s life, except for his "intolerable" wife, is quiet. But Donald feels empty. He has the socalled retiree's syndrome : he s bored to death! The only way to cure his boredom is TO GO BACK TO WORK. After many hours spent in his city, trying to get hired for various jobs, he finally finds his calling: to be a GHOSTBUSTER! Donald will try to become Bob Delano s assistant (the most famous occult detective in Ireland), be involved in the investigation of Barker Manor and, hopefully, solve the mystery. Game-Play Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6rPzIC-1h8 Bulgarian Edition Available here: http://adventurersbg.info/catalog/game/893-donald-dowell-and-the-ghost-of-barker-manor
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AGS Awards Nominations
Nominated, Best Game Created with AGS for 2013 2013
Nominated, Best Original Story 2013
Nominated, Best Dialogue Writing 2013
Nominated, Best Player Character 2013
Nominated, Best Gameplay 2013
Nominated, Best Puzzles 2013
Nominated, Best Background Art 2013
Nominated, Best Character Art 2013
Nominated, Best Animation 2013
Nominated, Best Music 2013
Nominated, Best Sound Effects 2013
Nominated, Best Programming 2013
16 people commented on this game (newest first):
Cons: The non-linear style of gameplay and story often left me with no clear sense of direction making it very difficult to proceed.
The tributes brighten this game! At various moments during the game numerous references are presented, some more explicit and others more discreet. There are from great writers (Joyce, Kafka, E. Hemingway, Jonathan Swift...), some classic games of Point nÂ´Click (especially titles of LucasArts), TV series of the 80s and some more older (Abbot and Costello/Laurel and Hardy).
There are also for characters of comics (Marvel, DC ...) but in the sequential art, one in particular caught my attention: that was made to Tiziano Sclavi/Sergio Bonelli and two characters of his most famous works. This was Very nice!
The laughs come thick and fast, the plot is intriguing, and the graphics and animations are highly detailed and slickly professional.
I cannot recommend this game higher. For me it ranks right up there with all the classic old LucasArts titles.
Get it or regret it!
For the most part, the puzzles are well designed and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend playing this game.
So it has been said and so it shall be done!