The Blackwell Series

Rosa Blackwell I've read much about the Blackwell series of indie point and click adventures and after the recent release of the latest entry in the series, [The Blackwell Deception][deception], I finally gave them a spin.

Written by Dave Gilbert, the games follow the story of medium-against-her-will Rosa Blackwell and her ghost parter Joey Mallone, bringing peace to the restless souls of recently deceased New Yorkers.

While I am still waiting for the DVD package I ordered, containing all four games of the series, I got to download the two latest ones: The Blackwell Convergence as well as aforementioned Blackwell Deception.

Another day, another satisfied spook.

The games, running at a decidedly oldschool 640x480, also feature a great, jazzy soundtrack. Listen for example to Rosa's Theme from the Blackwell Deception:

Unfortunately, the team at Wadjet Eye decided to use the AGS Engine, a freeware adventure game engine that only runs on Microsoft Windows. I managed to get them working using VMWare Fusion, but the experience is shaky to say the least.

Still, this is a well written series of adventure games and I urge you to check it out.

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