Friday, 9 January 2015

What's Your Story - Kenjab

Answers by Kenjab
Introduction and Captions by TBD

A newcomer to The Adventure Gamer, Kenjab first found the site during Trickster's hiatus in October. Images come from Mobygames, IMDB and Wikipedia.

My Photo
Like most people who haven't set up a profile picture, I assume Kenjab looks like this

My home country is… USA. Baltimore, Maryland area

My age is… 37. I'm about a week younger than Trickster.

The first adventure game I played was… Despite my age, I got a later start to adventure games than most of you here. My first exposure to adventure games was King's Quest IV at a family friend's house, but I only got to play it for a few minutes. The first one I played at home was, I think, Police Quest 3. You know, on second thought, I was more into consoles before that and I definitely remember playing the NES versions of Shadowgate and Deja Vu, so I guess those were actually the first ones.

Or perhaps Kenjab looks like this. This guy looks 37, right?

Does Kenjab even know what Kenjab looks like?

"Kenjab!" replies the mirror.

The police are frantically trying to find a new profile picture for Kenjab.

My favourite adventure game is… I have to go with The Longest Journey.

The Longest Journey appears on many people's favourite lists!

When I’m not playing games I like to… With two kids, "not playing games" is most of the time whether I like it or not! However they are now coming to the age where they are starting to get into video games. My son is big into Minecraft and Terraria. Not exactly adventure games yet, but in time I'm sure!

I like my games in (a box, digital format)… I'm not much of a collector, so digital suits me fine. I do miss all the goodies that used to come in the box though.

The thing I miss about old games is… as stated above, all the cool stuff that came with the game box added a lot to the experience.

The best thing about modern games is… with almost limitless memory now, the ability to make complex stories and characters. Too bad so few games take advantage of it.

The one TV show I never miss is… I watch a lot of sports, and the only scripted shows on my TV on a regular basis are Spongebob and the like. The most recent shows I've watched were The Wire (because Baltimore) and Homeland.

If I could see any band live it would be… I was never much of a concert goer but my favorite band right now is probably Alter Bridge.

According to wikipedia their music is heavy, yet melodic.

My favourite movie is… I have to go with The Usual Suspects. "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled is convincing the world he didn't exist."

One of the most iconic images in movie history

One interesting thing about me is… the way I found this site is so completely random. As mentioned before, I'm a pretty big sports fan, and one sports/pop culture site that I frequent is called They have a feature on the site where the columnists talk about some personal interests of theirs. My favorite sport is ice hockey (kind of unusual where I live), and one of the hockey columnists mentioned and linked to this blog, along with CRPG Addict. That was almost 2 months ago now, and I've been hooked on the site ever since!


  1. Glad to have you on board! Just don't jab me!

  2. Everyone says how good The Longest Journey is, but I've never played it. How long until we reach it on the blog?

    1. I haven't played it either, though I've owned it on GOG for a while.

      As for when we reach it, it's a 1999 game and we're near the end of 1990 games so... I'd say... 12/6/2019?

    2. That sure is the longest journey.

    3. That said, we are going to go far faster now with more people playing.

  3. I watched a season of The Wire as part of a research internship once, and found it less depressing than I'd thought it would be. (The research was on whether the black gang members talk differently to white characters than to other black characters. My conclusion: there aren't enough instances of gang members talking to white characters to get a good answer.) Had to watch each episode twice to make sure the transcripts were correct, so while I didn't really enjoy it, I kind of empathize with people who do.