Infamous Quests will be at Adventure X 2013November 21, 2013, 01:00:24 PM by Broomie
Infamous Quests will be returning to Adventure-X 2013 expo in London on the 7th and 8th of December. We'll be demonstrating Quest for Infamy and premièring the game trailer too. If you can make it then you should definitely come a long. Entry is free and there's plenty of special guests, exhibitors, talks and a good place to chat with other adventure game fans.
Here's a video of last's years Adventure X. I'm interviewed somewhere. Look out for the posh twat!
Check out the website below for more information. Hopefully see you all there!
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Why.... Blackthorne?July 28, 2013, 07:28:32 AM by Blackthorne
Some of us around here have net-handles. Me, well you can see I use "Blackthorne" which has become "Bt" over the years. It's a funny story behind Blackthorne, and it's the handle I have used on-line since 1990. Since I was originally playing Sierra games 23 years ago now.
Many people often think it stems from the Interplay published game "Blackthorne" which came out for the SNES in 1994, but my usage predates that - I was 12 in 1990, and a voracious reader. My grandfather was a big reader, and I remember these large tomes that lived on on his shelf - "The Godfather" by Mario Puzo, "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, "Exodus" by Leon Uris, "The Source" & "Cheasepeake" by James Michener are some that stick out - along with "Shogun" by James Clavell. So one day, I took down Shogun and started reading it - it was definitely a struggle and a bit above me, but on my visits, I would read a couple dozen pages or so every time - and the protagonist of that novel was John Blackthorne.
Being 12, I thought that was a cool name, and when I started to dial into BBSs, I used that name as my login ID. In the early day of modem and BBSs, I used it on every site - and you'd find users from all over keeping the same ID, establishing an identity. So, I have used this for over 23 years now.
Nice bit of random trivia. I'm sure everyone has stories behind their net handles. I'm always interested in hearing them.
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Queenslander!July 17, 2013, 06:37:13 AM by Klytos
I know this isn't an IQ or QFI related post, but as this is my company (along with my good friend Steve of course) I feel it's appropriate to say this...
For those who don't follow the great sport of Rugby League, our pinnacle in Australia is the State of Origin, a three game series between the great state of Queensland and the loser state of New South Wales. After many many years in the 90's and early 2000's of NSW victories, QLD finally clinched the trophy in 2006 and we've now won EIGHT years in a row! A new record, the best being NSW 3 in a row 2003-2005.
While I love adventure games, what makes IQ most interesting is our other interests, and this is my number one. I love my state, I love my league and I love that we have won again. God I'm drunk.
Peace (unless you're a blue, then stand in traffic...)
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The Salty Dog artworkJuly 16, 2013, 02:25:30 PM by Broomie
Check out the art by Jenny Pattison - coming soon in either a poster or on a T-Shirt!
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New Production VideoMay 20, 2013, 05:58:44 AM by Blackthorne
Today we have a new production video for you - a special presentation by Jeremy Kitchen - who animates a series of battle sprites for a character named "Gorth", a bully from Volksville who has a bone to pick with Roehm. Check it out!
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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW - Big Box ArtApril 09, 2013, 07:33:59 AM by Blackthorne
Hello friends! Here is an exclusive preview of the Big Box - this is a mockup of the layout. The final version may change some, but here is your first look at the box and the artwork by Jenny Pattison!
View Higher Res Version by clicking HERE
Hope you enjoy!
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Quest for Infamy featured in mini documentaryMarch 19, 2013, 11:48:54 AM by Broomie
Quest for Infamy was featured in a mini documentary filmed at last year's Adventure X. Also featuring a cast of amazing developers and some really cool games that were showcased at the event. Enjoy!
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The Long History Of The Adventure Game RevivalFebruary 12, 2013, 09:04:59 PM by Blackthorne
So, I'm sitting here, and the hour is growing later here on the East Coast of the United States. This is when my mind starts to get away from me - as if it almost floats two feet to the left of my head, and takes a look back at the man sitting at the keyboard.
I spent a good amount of time this evening recovering information from my old hard-drive from a dead-desktop computer. I found a lot of old IA/IQ materials - almost 10 years worth. I'd been transfering it from computer to computer for almost 10 years.... ideas, concepts... so much work that the public hasn't seen. Anyone who's been a member of Infamous Adventures or Infamous Quests can testify to the vast amount of stuff that haunts our forums and servers. It's a bit of living history, for me - tracking that time.
People have been talking about the re-birth of adventure games this year. Which is true, in a way - but for people like us - people like me - this happened a long, long time ago... 10 years ago - when Tierra/AGDI, Hero 6, Phoenix Online and eventually IA were carrying the torch of the adventure game genre. This was before "social media" took off, and our social media was our forums. We lived in them - we communicated in almost real time in them. We'd have threads with ungodly amounts of posts - and there was the usual cast of characters that haunted the forums. Names I haven't seen in a long time used to be regulars - many of them very young at the time. For instance, Broomie was merely 14 in the early days! But we were tight knit, despite the occasional flamewar for no reason.... we loved these games. And we loved that other people did too. It was kind of like finding an oasis in the desert. And we worked hard to foster that - the community was strong. But, times change - people grow up, and away, and the world moved on in a way - yet new people came in to take up the mantles in fan forums, and we kept making games. I definitely miss some of the regulars from the early days at the Tierra/AGDI forums, the AGS forums, The KQIX forums, the Hero6 forums. It was a special time.... so when people talk about this resurgence like it subtly happened, there's part of me that cries "We were here the WHOLE time!!!"
I'm glad there's more new attention on the scene, and somehow it's managed to coax our old heros and mascots out of their comfort zones to return to making adventure games. But I do miss some of the people who were there early on, and didn't hang on like some of us did. Some came back for the Kickstarters - and I reconnected with a lot of people from the old days - which was awesome.
I guess this is just a sign of how much this community, and the people, have had an impact on me - no matter how small you think you are, or maybe you think no one's read your posts - I'm pretty sure I have. Heh.
Anway... it's 2013, and I'm still here. So are a lot of my mates - and we may be relative "newbies" compared to some d...
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Pulsing, pounding workNovember 08, 2012, 11:51:17 AM by Blackthorne
Just posting a little bit about the pulsing, pounding work going on here at IQ on Quest For Infamy.
Seriously - the team has been cranking out the art and animations for the game like crazy. It's insane, really. We're also putting all the ducks in a row and getting the programming done for the new Demo V 2.0 - which will be released in December for all the current backers of Quest For Infamy. It will be released later for the general public.
I've attached here some of the promotional shots that we've released from Quest For Infamy so far, for anyone who may have missed them.
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Bt eats Marmite to Prove His Love for QFI and IQSeptember 24, 2012, 06:24:16 AM by Blackthorne
Broomie enjoys marmite. He enjoys it on toast.
I do not. I once had marmite on a dare, and I spent hours scraping my tongue, and drinking from a toilet bowl to get the taste out of my mouth.
However, with encouraging from Mr. Broom - I, Bt, have decided to eat Marmite on Toast to prove my love for all things Infamous Quest, and our beloved game, Quest For Infamy.
This will all be happening live - details to follow. Needless to say, it may be in your interest to watch me eat Marmite. It could be entertaining.
Here's the video!
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