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Indiana Jones and His Desktop Adventures
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Developed by: LucasArts
Published by: LucasArts
Genre(s): Adventure
Rating(s): ESRB: Everyone (E)
OFLC: General (G)

Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures is a 1996 computer game. Desktop Adventures was made to run in a windowed form on the desktop to limit memory use and allow the player to perform other tasks. This game was the first Desktop Adventures game, and was followed by Star Wars: Yoda Stories in 1997.

PlotEdit

The game is set in mid-1930s Middle America with a variety of characters, puzzles, and outcomes. The plot, size, and direction of each game are randomly generated at the start, with locations and items being different every time.

GameplayEdit

The playing area is displayed from an overhead perspective. The player-controlled Indiana Jones is limited to orthogonal movement, which is controlled with the arrow keys. The mouse is used for other actions, such as managing inventory and using weapons. There is limited audio and no speech, with characters speaking with speech bubbles. After winning, the player can continue to explore the setting.

Current availabilityEdit

LucasArts no longer sells this game (and has not done so for a long time). A demo version of the game is available for download at Download.com.[1]

InfluenceEdit

Although Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine was a direct sequel to Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, elements from Desktop Adventures found their way into the next game:

  • The round health meter, in addition to being used for health, was also used for the breath, puncture and Aetherium threshold meters.
  • Health herbs, can be found growing throughout the game, as well as the new venom kit and health kit.
  • Scorpions, spiders, snakes and the odd jaguar were introduced in Infernal Machine, along with wolves, monkeys, sharks and piranha. All could be killed with the exception of jaguars, wolves and monkeys. LucasArts was told by one of the play testers they did not like the idea of killing them, so LucasArts changed the programming slightly so those animals would run away at the sound of gun fire, giving the player time to get away from them. Their dying animation was not removed from the game, so they could still be killed with explosives.

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