Jeffry Houser

Jeffry's first memory of gaming was blowing himself up in Zork by walking into the gas room with a torch. Then he tried King's Quest on a PCjr and has been a fan of the genre ever since.

 

Jeffry Houser is a technical entrepreneur that likes to share cool stuff with other people. In his professional career, Jeffry runs an IT Consulting form. He has a Computer Science degree from the days before the business met the Internet and has built a career around using technology to solve business problems. He has written four technical books, over 30 articles and hundreds of podcasts. Jeffry has published a casual game on Android, titled Igor Knots and the Magonda Maze.

 

In his spare time Jeffry is a musician, writer, podcaster, and recording engineer. His first table top game should come to Kickstarter in early 2015. You can read his personal blog at www.jeffryhouser.com.

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  • Tales of Monkey Island is a single story released as five episodes over the course of six months. I was happy to have an old school style adventure game for today’s world, but unfortunately the game lacked some of the polish I’d expect from a non-episodic adventure
    Note: This review was originally published July 9, 2009 Genre: Episodic/Humor A brand new tal
    09/07/17 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • This science fiction noir-style game allows you to switch between two characters as you solve the mystery.
    Note: This review was originally posted February 24, 2011 I had the pleasure of sitting down with a
    08/17/17 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • If you aren’t a big fan of the first game, I’d avoid this one
    Genre: Point-and-Click Adventure Release date: April 28, 2017 Gold Rush! 2   &
    05/08/17 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • If you like old school point-and-click games, there is a lot to love here. But, if you prefer something slightly more polished, look elsewhere.
    Genre: Point-and-Click Adventure Release date: April 18, 2016 Full Throttle is one of the
    05/04/17 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • This game feels as though it took a lot of outside inspiration and put it together in a unique package
    Genre: Point-and- Click Release date: December 13, 2016 The Little Acre is a new game from exe
    12/24/16 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • It is hard to find something to complain about regarding this game
    Genre: Point-and-Click Adventure Release date: December 21, 2016 The Epilogue of the new King
    12/23/16 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • If you’re looking for an old-school-style King’s Quest game, this one's a great choice.
    Genre: Point-and-Click Adventure Release date: October 25, 2016 The Beard in the Mirror is a retro
    11/02/16 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • A heartfelt story with amazing graphics. Varied puzzle types make for interesting gameplay.
    Genre: Casual Adventure Release date: October 25, 2016 The fifth episode of the new King’s Quest
    11/01/16 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • The inclusion of Rosella and Alexander differentiat this episode enough to make me smile, and playing it was like revisiting an old friend.
    Genre: AdventureRelease date: September 27, 2016 The fourth episode of the new King’s Q
    09/30/16 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • Perfect for an afternoon of play, with retro-inspired graphics and sound effects
    Genre: Point-and-Click AdventureRelease date: June 9, 2016 Tick's Tales is a retro point-and-c
    07/14/16 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • This is a fitting conclusion to the saga, but I still want more.
    Genre: Point-and-Click Adventure Release date: June 17, 2016 I just finished the last episode
    06/24/16 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • If you like beautiful scenery and light puzzles, this game is for you.
    Genre: Adventure Release date: April 26, 2016 The third chapter of the new King’s Quest has
    05/01/16 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • If you like point-and-click adventure games, you’ll find a lot to like here. Great voice acting!
    Genre: Point-And-Click AdventureRelease date: March 22, 2016 Ahoy, Matey!  Gather round t
    03/22/16 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • The story, characters, voice acting, and music are a treat
    Genre: AdventureRelease date: March 8, 2016 Shardlight is the new point and click adventure ga
    03/09/16 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • If you like the earlier Deponia games, there's a lot to love with Deponia Doomsday
    Genre: Point-And-Click AdventureRelease date: March 1, 2016 At the end of Goodbye Deponia
    03/06/16 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • The game has made a number of subtle changes from Chapter 1, but those changes make all the difference
    Genre: Casual Adventure Release date: December 3, 2015 The King’s Quest series was my first intro
    12/18/15 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • The visuals are fantastic and the story is top-notch. The new game engine delayed Book 4's release, but it was worth the wait.
    Genre: Point-And-Click Adventure Release date: December 3, 2015 When playing episodic games, it get
    12/06/15 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • Beautiful but flawed.
    Genre: Point-And-Click AdventureRelease date: September 30, 2015 Armikrog is one of the cooles
    10/27/15 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • Unless you’re looking for a point-and-click way to create a derivative game with someone else’s graphics, I’d give it a pass.
    Genre: Point-And-Click AdventureRelease date: September 17, 2015 Adventurezator is the most un
    10/03/15 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • Despite the imperfections, this game is a worthy successor to the King’s Quest name.
    Genre: Adventure Release date: July 21, 2015 I played King’s Quest 1 in 1984 on a
    08/11/15 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • Book 3 managed to captivate me. It's stronger and tighter than the previous episode, and I can’t wait to continue the story.
    Genre: Point-And-Click Adventure Release date: June 25, 2015 The third episode of Dr
    06/30/15 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • I enjoyed my time with Alum. The strong puzzle design is a high point and makes this a game worth checking out.
    Genre: Point-And-Click Adventure Release date: May 21, 2015 It is time to step into
    06/20/15 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • Following the success of the Blackwell series, Wadjet Eye games have been hit or miss, but I'm happy to say that Technobabylon is the best game they’ve come out with since then
    Genre: Point-And-Click Adventure Release date: May 22, 2015 Technobabylon is the lat
    05/21/15 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • A good game from a legendary face. How can we complain about that?
    Genre: Point-And-Click Adventure Release date: Act 1 - January 28, 2014, Act 2 - April 28,
    05/09/15 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • If you like horror stories and adventure games, then give this a shot. A budget version of Scratches, which isn’t all bad.
    Genre: Point-And-Click Adventure / HorrorRelease date: February 13, 2015 What is more importan
    04/17/15 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • I look forward to seeing how this story ends; but this episode felt as though there were too much positioning and not enough fun.
    Genre: Point-And-Click AdventureRelease date: March 10, 2015 Note: This review contains minor
    04/11/15 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • I’m not sure if I've ever played a superhero in an adventure game before. I enjoyed the ride and would come back for more.
    Genre: Point-and-Click Adventure Release Date: January 29, 2015 Note: This review includes a spoil
    01/29/15 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars was a bright spot in my adventure gaming year. It's one of the most fun games I’ve played in 2014.
    Genre: Point-and-Click Adventure Release Date: September 12, 2014   J.U.L.I.A.: Among the St
    12/21/14 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • Jeffry Houser reviews Gold Rush! Anniversary. The game has been revamped with new graphics and sound.
    Gold Rush! is a vintage game by Sierra Online that never went away. First released in 1988, it was o
    11/18/14 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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  • The Detail Review by Jeffry Houser. "The game was not compelling and the story seemed contrived without offering anything fresh or inventive."
    The Detail is a cop drama. You step into the shoes of Reggie Moore, a burnt-out detective. Usually i
    11/07/14 | Review | by Jeffry Houser
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