We're still playing a bit of catch up from GDC, but one of the more substantial under-the-radar releases of last week definitely needs some more attention than it's getting. It's called Fester Mudd: Curse of the Gold [$2.99] and the (currently available) first episode seems like a fantastic tribute to adventure games from ages ago. Set in the old west, you play as Fester Mudd and you need to complete all sorts of classic adventure-y style puzzles to progress in your hunt for endless riches.

It's published by Replay Games, which may ring a bell as they're the same guys responsible for that awesome Leisure Suit Larry remake we saw at GDC. Fester Mudd even captures the graphical style of Lucas Arts and Sierra adventure games:

People are loving the game in our forums, and it's definitely going on the list of things we need to review... So, keep an eye out for that in the not too distant future as we dig out from the pile of GDC games and emails we missed. But, in the meantime, if you even have the vaguest of fond memories of classic adventure games, and you have a dollar to your name, you need to spend some time with Fester.

  • InfectiousRed

    Bought

  • http://matt-curtis.me/ Matt Curtis

    Yes! I was hoping you guys would post an article about this.

  • JPhilipp

    One of my favorite genre. Cool to see it back. They didn't even present a modern "one click" interface but have that verb UI... an interesting choice!

  • Biowhere

    I'm enjoying it so far. The game is much larger than I expected.