Hunting vigorously through the lazylaces archives for "point'n'click" unearthed the following results...
episode 8 was the last one, but I was wrong as now here's Wogger Mini 9, another short, but pleasant point'n'clicker for us to enjoy. I'm guessing there'll be at least one more episode now, but I have no idea if there will be any more after that.
Vanishing Point is an odd game. Released in parts (only the first set of puzzles is out currently), it seems to be a viral campaign for Windows Vista, the game features point'n'click puzzles, but they are tied to special real world events, so I suspect there is an element of ARG to the whole thing too (especially looking at some of the sites discussing it - see below). Anyway, I'm going to hand over to Mountain Girl, who submitted this, and had a lot more to say on the subject that I can hope to come with sitting here at my work desk:
You can use your mad point'n'click skillz and have a little real world adventure playing Microsoft's Vanishing Point Game. Curious individuals gathered in front of the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas on January 9, to watch a genius named Loki deliver launch a game as part of a viral marketing ad for Windows Vista Operating system. Billing herself as a genius and "Enigma Director, the beautiful Loki enticed an internet audience to participate in the upcoming "launch." Through various pre-game puzzles she promised, "this will be a lift-off like the world has never seen" And to the winner of the game, "I will make that person famous in a way the world has not seen before. Their name will be repeated as many times as there are... grains of sand on a beach." The game revealed itself as a beautiful point and click puzzle game that is logic based. There will be 12 puzzles each week launching from a world event. The clues given during the live event are imperative to solving that weeks group of online puzzles. From the site: "The grand prize winner will be one of the next who can claim to have been to the ultimate vanishing point. The Rocketplane XP Vehicle is a four-seat fighter-sized vehicle fitted with a delta wing and a V-tail which provide good flight characteristics both subsonically and supersonically. The vehicle is powered by both turbojet engines and a rocket engine, enabling it to accelerate to speeds just over 3,500 feet per second (2,386 miles per hour) and reach altitudes in excess of 330,000 feet (100 kilometers) providing the sensation of weightlessness for three to four minutes! This prize package also includes a Windows Vista based AMD powered Dell desktop pc, 24" widescreen monitor, Zune digital media player, an Xbox 360 gaming console, three Games for Windows game titles, a Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000, Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007, and $50,000 cash to help defray the cost of taxes. There are 3 more real world events and 48 total puzzles, plus maybe a few hidden ones ;) Read more at UF:[subbed by Mountain Girl].
http://forums.unfiction.com/forums/index.php?f=140 and Neowin:
http://forums.unfiction.com/forums/index.php?f=140 and Neowin:
Atrocitys 2: The Revenge, as the name would suggest, is the follow up to Atrocitys, and is another slice of point'n'click horror, partly a game, but more of an interactive story. Once again this is not one to let the kids play, and if you are of a nervous disposition you might want to keep a couch handy to hide behind. Not the one in the picture above though... [subbed by Jayne].
Emmerdale Murder Mystery is a point'n'click murder mystery, with a cash prize (I didn't find the detail, but I suspect the prize is UK only, you can still play though), tied into long running British soap opera "Emmerdale". Your task, as you might expect, is to find whodunnit. I'm proud to say I know very little about the show (it's utter trash) despite living in the right country to see it, other than it's basic premise - it concerns the non-so-typical lives of farming folk. And I also know it's (very familiar if you watch UK TV) theme tune - which is entertainingly (and I have to admit rather nicely) recreated in a choir style in the game. However having said all that the game seems to be pretty good, even though the show sucks, so happy sleuthing [subbed by winniethepooh].
Revenge For Sonia someone has killed your sister Sonia (and I thought I was an only child), and you have to point'n'click your way around their home looking for evidence to link them to the crime. I do love a good crime drama :) Nice graphical style, and the game-play will remind you of SSSG, which is no bad thing [subbed by Nicop & hyperkinetic].
Puzzle Box (by merj) on the face of it is a seemingly complex point'n'click puzzle, resembling some sort of complex 3D lock. However once you start to play you'll quickly find it's a lot easier than you anticipated, and your ear drums will soon be assaulted with the reward at the end of the game [subbed by Sophie & winniethepooh].
Strange Room (in Japanese). Once again you are stuck in a room (careless) and need to escape, with only your point'n'click skills to help you. Note: To look at an item in your inventory, click "ITEM" and select it. To use it on screen, or with another item, click the "D" button for "drag" then select it [subbed by JhInG & Sophie].
Handmadegame's unusual game "Rooms" is an odd mix of sliding tiles puzzle meets point'n'click adventure, the kind of thing you don't see very often/at all, but it really does work, and it all becomes very addicting, especially with some nice music thrown in for good measure. Be warned though, the load time is lengthy and it would be useful to remember that patience is a virtue, and it would also probably be a good time to go make a cup of tea or coffee, or grab a cold beer from the fridge [subbed by Merel]. UPDATE: Well it looks like Handmadegame's bandwidth is already exceeded :( If you've got it cached already you're lucky, otherwise I guess just try back later... (I did get the zipped version but at over 29Mb a pop, I'm not itching to mail it out). ANOTHER UPDATE: The site is back up and running now, but you can no longer play on line, you can download the game to play though. If you don't have a Flash player, just open the downloaded SWF file in your web-browser to play.
Wogger Mini Series was over, Wogger Mini 8 pops along to prove you wrong and for you to point'n'click your way through [subbed by f00 & Not me].
Point'n'click'n'drag items in the bathroom to persuade "Junior" to get clean in "Give Junior A Bath". Odd game concept, but nice to play [subbed by Ariadne & Sophie].
Erik's Escape The Room 3 has all the elements of a classic point'n'click room escaping game. Er... no door though. And, er, space aliens flying around outside the window. It's looks like we've gotten ourselves into another fine old mess [subbed by Catraven].
Seen On Screen has to be one of my favourite games from 2006 so I was very pleased to hear from Bart that there is a new release, Fields Of Logic, for us to point'n'click and puzzle our way through. The game starts off simply, but gets trickier as you go through the levels, I'm currently stuck on level 9 (pictured) and any help with progressing would be much appreciated [subbed and created by Bart].