Some had the Atari 2600. Others grew up with Mario and the NES. But for a lot of young, budding PC gamers, there were Humongous Entertainment's quirky and colourful edutainment titles. Now, these classic adventure games are making their way to Steam.
Humongous Entertainment's catalogue will be arriving on Steam in several batches, restored and made compatible with newer systems by the same folks who revived System Shock 2, Night Dive Studios. Here's a list of the games in order of release; see if you can spot any of the ones you've played:
Putt-Putt Joins the Parade
Freddi Fish and The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds
Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside
Spy Fox in: Dry Cereal
Putt-Putt and Pep's Balloon-o-Rama
Freddi Fish and Luther's Maze Madness
Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon
Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse
Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren't so Frightening
Spy Fox 2: Some Assembly Required
Putt-Putt and Pep's Dog on a Stick
Freddi Fish and Luther's Water Worries
Putt-Putt Travels through Time
Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell
Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat from Your Head to Your Feet
Spy Fox 3: Operation Ozone
Putt-Putt and Fatty Bear's Activity Pack
Putt-Putt Enters the Race
Putt-Putt Joins the Circus
Freddi Fish 4: The Case of the Hogfish Rustlers of Briny Gulch
Pajama Sam 4: Life Is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff!
Spy Fox in: Cheese Chase
Putt-Putt: Pep's Birthday Surprise
Freddi Fish 5: The Case of the Creature of Coral Cove
Pajama Sam's Sock Works
Spy Fox in: Hold the Mustard
Pajama Sam's Lost & Found
Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon, aww yeah. Alien tag was the best.
Night Dive Studios' CEO took to Reddit to answer a few fan questions, where he said that Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo, which is missing from the press release list, will be out in August. He also noted that the studio will be looking into bringing over Fatty Bear's Birthday Surprise (my personal favourite) and a "rare Pajama Sam game that slipped through the cracks."
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