Today’s gamer vocabulary word is “Point and Click Adventure”.
A point and click adventure game is a graphic adventure game where the player uses a pointer controlled by the mouse to interact with the world. The original versions of these games tend to involve the player completing puzzles to move the story along.
The adventure genre was big in the early days of gaming with series like Kings Quest, Monkey Island, and Space Quest. It went through a down time as hardware became more powerful and games became more graphic intensive and fast paced.
However, the genre has seen a rise in popularity again in the last few years. The company TellTale has created adventure games based on franchises like Back to the Future and The Walking Dead. Some of these games (specifically The Walking Dead) are less about puzzles and more about the story. It was also considered one of the best games released in 2012.