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.

I am a professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on 20th/21st-century American culture, science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology.

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Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on DynamicSubspace.net. Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

He welcomes questions, comments, and inquiries for collaboration via email at jellis at citytech dot cuny dot edu or Twitter @dynamicsubspace.

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