The Return of Tex Murphy
Welcome! You're probably here because (a) you're a long-suffering Tex Murphy fan, and/or (b) you saw our recent video announcement that we're bringing Tex back...hopefully with some help from you and Kickstarter, or (c) you googled Irish Cowboy names and hit the jackpot with the Feeling Lucky button.
If you're one of our beloved, torch-carrying fans, you know all about the classic adventure games starring Tex Murphy...
- Mean Streets 1989
- Martian Memorandum 1991
- Under A Killing Moon 1994
- The Pandora Directive 1996
- Tex Murphy: Overseer 1998
You can still get these games at gog.com
You likely also know the chilling tale of how Tex was abducted (in every sense of the word) and then seemingly vanished into thin air.
If you haven't played any of the Tex Murphy games – or just showed up here looking for porn but now find your curiosity piqued – you might be asking:
WHO IS TEX MURPHY?
First, though, do you love adventure games? Ones with great stories, exciting mysteries to solve, lots of hilarious dialogue? Maybe even a little romance and danger?
If you're still interested (and if you're not, then god help you), what would you say to a true 3D adventure game experience with tons of world exploration, things to discover and use in clever ways, many interactive conversations with lots of interesting characters, and dozens of challenging puzzles (but with an awesome hint system so you never get stuck)?
And what if...brace yourself...on top of all this, the choices you made in the game – both in conversations and actions – could actually change the story, leading to new events and gameplay...even to different resolutions?
Who cares who Tex Murphy is, right? (OK. If you really want to know, he's an old-school P.I. living in a dystopian future who relies on questionable charm, good intentions, old-fashioned detective work and, often, dumb luck to solve thrilling, epic cases).
Now the bigger question:
WHY SHOULD I WANT TO BRING TEX MURPHY BACK?
Adventure games are enjoying a wonderful revival and the Tex Murphy games were (and are) classic adventure games. Recently, Adventure Gamers named The Pandora Directive the "#9 greatest adventure game of all time".
The Pandora Directive and Under a Killing Moon each won "Adventure Game of the Year" when they were released. If you're interested, check out the reviews below (Google to find many more) or watch some of the hundreds of Tex Murphy game clips posted by players on YouTube.
Under a Killing Moon Reviews
The Pandora Directive Reviews
Tex Murphy: Overseer Reviews
SO HOW DO YOU PLAN TO BRING TEX MURPHY BACK?
Big Finish, Inc. was started a few years back by Aaron Conners and Chris Jones (the guys who created Tex Murphy) and published some casual games in hopes of generating enough cash to fund a new and awesome (but not even remotely casual) Tex Murphy game.
Do we have all that cash we were hoping for? No. But, frankly, we're fed up with waiting around hoping for a lucky break. We've reunited the core creative team and WE WILL BRING TEX BACK! The only question now is: "How big and epic will the game be?" As Chris said in his message with the announcement video, we're relying on Tex Murphy fans and lovers of good adventure games to help us when we launch our Kickstarter campaign on May 15. With additional money, we will bring Tex back with everything you loved about the classic games, but with all the benefits and enhancements that come with new tools, technology, and experience.
Questions? Comments? Tasty recipes to share? Post them on the forums here or at www.unofficialtexmurphy.com. And stay tuned for more info on this site leading up to (and, hopefully, beyond) May 15, 2012!