Tuesday, 12 June 2012

What's Your Story? - Dave_the_Turnip

It has become apparent that I might have been a little optimistic to think I'd have lots of time to play and write during my work trip to London. My days have been filled with work and my evenings just as filled with socialising and visiting touristy things. I'm actually off to France for a few days from Wednesday, so I'm afraid there's going to be a short lull in my activity. I'll be playing Larry 2 as soon as I complete this post, so who knows...I might finish it before I go!?

Anyway, it's time for the second What's Your Story? post. Taking them in the order I received them, the next reader in line is Dave_the_Turnip and well..here's the man himself! (Once again I should point out that I selected the images and wrote the captions, not Dave himself)

Dave's a happy guy! Not surprising I guess since he lives in the happiest country on the planet.

My home country is... Australia (though i was born in the U.S.)

My age is... 30

The first adventure game I played was... Police Quest (it taught me how to spell the word 'license')

My favourite adventure game is... a tie between Loom and Day of the Tentacle

Loom: One of the most anticipated games on the list that I've never played!

When I’m not playing games I like to... draw cartoons and play bass guitar

I like my games in (a box, digital format)... digital so i can download them from anywhere

If I could see any band live it would be… Rush, or Frank Zappa if he were still alive

Hopefully Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet Emuukha Rodan and Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen can carry on their father's creative work

The thing I miss about old games is… a greater sense of immersion (that might be due to age and the time i was able to spend)

The best thing about modern games is… the evolution of good game design and the experiences that has brought

My favourite movie is… The Maltese Falcon

I love old films, but I haven't seen this one. I'll have to remedy that!

The one TV show I never miss is… well i watch tv online, but my fave show is probably Whose Line is it Anyway

One interesting thing about me is… I've always wanted to be a cartoonist and am continuing that dream over at www.yetanothercomic.com

First we had Alfred n the Fettuc the French film director, now we have Dave_the_Turnip the cartoonist. We have some talent here people!

Note from The Trickster: While Dave chose not to blow his own trumpet, he also has a gaming blog that's worth a read. Check it out at http://davegamethoughts.blogspot.com.

Interested in sending your answers and getting 20 points for you trouble? Email theadventuregamer@gmail.com.


  1. The new Space Quest game needs only $10000 to be funded with 21 hours to go. Looks like we'll have another classic series being revived!

    I love this Kickstarter thing!

    1. And it just got funded! Hooray! :-)

  2. That's SpaceVenture! Since Activision would want buttloads of money to release the Space Quest property rather than just leaving it in their broom closet gathering dust. Also Dave, Loom was awesome and a great choice! I always thought it deserved a sequel.

  3. SpaceVenture is funded! With 505k in the bag and 20 hrs left to make even more! The Two Guys From Andromeda are back!

  4. It's a good time to be a gamer. Not only do we have access to all the old games from our childhood and emulators to play them with, now we have the ability to fund the return of these long lost series and interact with the developers.

    Happy days!

  5. I agree. GOG.com alone not stocks virtually every wonderful memory from my childhood of PC gaming... for CHEAP. I really hope the PS3/Xbox360 crowd is checking those things out. Or at least trying some of the "HD Remakes" that are all the rage these days.

  6. My moment in the bloggy sun!

    Speaking of kickstarter funding, i was so happy that Project Fedora got funded last week! :D

  7. I'm just back from watching the Spaceventure kickstarter surpass $500k, breathtaking progress in the last day. Looked really doomed during the middle, can only imagine what Scott and Mark were feeling.

  8. I'm thinking I should edit mine for spelling and grammar before I let Trickster post it! Could you email it back to me, please?

  9. Where are you going in France? Paris? I should have a few nice bars and restaurants to send you to!

    1. Unfortunately I won't be in Paris this time. I'm going to Nantes, which I'm aware isn't one of the most loved parts of France, but that's where the festival is.

      There'll be no time for restaurants or pubs though. It's going to be fourteen hours of music, three days in a row! :)

  10. Trickster: I'd recommend watching The Maltese Falcon before you play the Quest for Glory games (Well, before the second one anyway). It's a great film in it's own right, and one of those classics that get referenced everywhere.

    I'd also like to bring everyone's attention to a kickstarter from the guys behind Infamous Adventures (they did VGA remakes of KQ3 and SQ2):