I recently came across an adventure game called Spooks. It was made by independent game designer,
It’s very much the classic point-and-click adventure game. You play as a ghoul girl, Mortia who lives in the Land of the Dead and who visits a dysfunctional carnival. After playing a game of darts she wins a goldfish that happens to be alive. The horror! She then has to figure out how to save her new pet, now named Spooks, and find out what exactly “alive” means.
I had a lot of fun playing this game. It has a great sense of humor, good wit and is very well made. It’s the third game I’ve played that uses the Adventure Game Studio engine (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/) and the engine once again shows that creative people with little game design experience can make great things.
Spooks isn’t terribly difficult or long but after playing the game I found that neither of those things were shortcomings. It has more than enough character to make it feel like a full experience. If you like adventure games in any sense you really should play this game. The fact that it’s free makes it even better: http://www.livelyivy.com/?page_id=58