x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Point-and-click gaming to return

Fans of classics such as Monkey Island haven't been particularly well catered to in recent decades, with 2D adventures considered rather slow for most action-hungry teens.

Fans of the classic point-and-click games such as Monkey Island haven't been particularly well catered to in recent decades, with 2D adventures considered rather slow for most action-hungry teens.

But one of the biggest names in the business, Tim Schafer (Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle) has vowed to give them a dramatic reboot, and his San Francisco-based Double Fine Productions is currently working on a new old-school point-and-clicker due out later this year.

It seems he's not without fans: a Kickstarter campaign to raise US$400,000 (Dh1.5m) for the project was reached in eight hours, and now sits at over $3 million. Go on, you can still put forward $15 and reserve yourself a copy at www.doublefine.com.