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Dead genre to be reborn on DS

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Oct 16, 2007

Point and click. Inventory collections. Pixel hunting.

Depending on your age, those phrases either mean absolutely nothing, or they bring a nostalgic tear to your eye. Many of GamesRadar's editors grew up with the classic, item and story-driven adventure game, which is why the now dead and forgotten style was included in our recent Top 7 Genres We Want Back.

Well, we may have just received our wish. Today, the French developers of the PC point-and-click adventure Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle announced that they are bringing their creation to the Nintendo DS.

Substituting a mouse pointer with the stylus pen makes perfect sense... in fact, the idea is so obvious that semi-adventure Hotel Dusk and the Phoenix Wright series have already played around with it. Apparently, however, fitting an entire PC adventure game - with its detailed backgrounds, many cut scenes and complex character animations - is much harder. To see the developers demonstrate just how difficult the process is, follow this link to the official website's behind-the-scenes video.

We'll be very interested to see how well the team pulls this port off. Their success could potentially unlock an entire library of old and beloved titles to a modern audience, merits of the mediocre PC version notwithstanding.

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