- You may recall that we recently wrote about Dave 'The Shivah' Gilbert's new AGS game, The Blackwell Legacy, and now Gnome's Lair has pointed out that there's now a demo available for the game.

The title is also one of those featured prominently at Greg Costikyan's Manifesto Games indie game website, where it has its own page, and is referenced in a recent Manifesto blog post named 'Focus On: Adventure Games', which is a good overview of the genre as represented at the site.

Costikyan also has a good capsule review of The Blackwell Legacy: "It's got better graphics and takes a little longer to complete than The Shivah, but has the same excellent voice acting, and a stronger dollop of humor. We don't expect it to sell as well, since the subject--a medium with a ghost sidekick out of a Damon Runyon story who helps ghosts come to peace with their deaths and "move on" to the next world--doesn't have the same easy promotional hook. Which is too bad, as this is an excellent game, the kind of thing that any fan of the Monkey Island series or Grim Fandango will enjoy (though it's much shorter than those games)."