Adventure Jam 2018: Spy Quest 1 – Mission: SPECTRUM

“Spy Quest 1 – Mission: SPECTRUM” by Steven Don.

“You play as Agent N of the HCA (Highly Clandestine Agency) and are on a mission to infiltrate Spectrum Enterprises’ corporate [headquarters] to find out what nefarious scheme they are about to unleash on an unsuspecting world.”

Have you ever wondered how many references to oldschool games (especially to the adventure games of Sierra Entertainment) a game can contain? “Spy Quest 1 – Mission: SPECTRUM” could be the answer as it is in the best sense an absolute firework of allusions! In this game you guide Agent N through his quest to stop the evil plans of the mega-corporation Spectrum Enterprise. You must use your spying equipment to steal classified information, gain access to a restricted elevator, and of course you must also close your car.

While you can move Agent N with the arrow keys, all other actions must be entered as text input. Do not worry, as the text parser works very well and recognizes many different phrases for completing one specific task. Furthermore, the whole puzzle design in “Spy Quest 1 – Mission: SPECTRUM” is a real pleasure, because it is strongly based on the design of classic adventure games. Some tasks are optional and some other puzzles offer more than one clear solution. All in all, it is a terrific jam game that invites you to play it multiple times, because you will miss some details and secrets in your first playthrough for sure. >>PLAY