Let’s Play Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

LonelyAdventures gives us a walkthrough of the classic SCUMM (script creation utility for Maniac Mansion) game from Lucasarts, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. In the early days of PC multimedia gaming, SCUMM provided a way to have an exciting game without needing a lot of PC power.

The Fate of Atlantis follows the programmatic of the first and third Indy movie installments–Nazis seek mysterious powers of the ancient world and Indy has to stop them.

I think that the most recent Indy film, The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull would have likely been a better game than a big screen film. Games like Fate of Atlantis are engaging and fun, because the player has to think through scenarios as the protagonist while figuring out how to further the narrative.

After you watch the first video above, you can watch the full game in this playlist.

Published by Jason W. Ellis

I am an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.