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Bert - The Newsreader

by Anton Ulvfot aka Vargtass

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File size: 0.7 MB
Downloaded: 6,886 times
Graphics: 320x200, 16-bit color
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Release Date:
18 Jun 2002
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Rated 73% by the community (14 votes)Rated 73% by the community (14 votes)Rated 73% by the community (14 votes)Rated 73% by the community (14 votes)Rated 73% by the community (14 votes)
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 ;)
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Training Game Games made just to try out AGS
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Bad LanguageMild


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About this game

Bert has been a newsreader at ICU for a long time and this morning he gets out of bed to go to work as usual... Winner of the June MAGS.

AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Dialogue Scripting in an AGS Game 2002

Nominated, Best Character Art in an AGS Game 2002

AGS Panel Review

"While the story is nothing original, the quality of the graphics and the humor make the game playable."

7 people commented on this game (newest first):

The graphics are really distinctive and well done but it's insubstantial even for a short game. The puzzles were very straightforward and it has more of a premise than an actual plot. It was amusing in places but I didn't find it really funny or particuarly interesting.
Not terrible though and it looks nice. There are worse ways of killing a few minutes.
2012-06-24 07:14:27 by Benway
I really enjoyed this fun little game, with very good graphics !
2008-11-08 10:12:55 by Marion
One of the best short games I've played. The music really fits the sad atmosphere, the graphics are amazing and the dialogues got a few chuckles out of me.

Despite being very short the story wraps properly and doesn't feel incomplete. It does leaves you wanting more, though!
2007-09-23 17:54:59 by jkohen
Great main character and the epilogue made the game worth playing.
2004-05-09 19:34:32 by lissette311
Kept me amused for a while, pleasant graphics and character, nice humor, stable.
2002-09-16 03:02:51 by Steve Webster
Excellent mags game. I remember when I first played it I was suprised with it's original style. Good game, decent puzzles and you should enjoy it....
2002-09-03 21:56:01 by Squinky
Great graphics, and clever concept.
Better than avreage, but there are some ilogiacal puzzles, as well as a walkingdeath posibility.
2002-08-31 23:25:00 by joserph
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