Do you like classic adventure gaming? Yes? Good, because a whole bunch of indie adventure games are now available for play on the PSP!
If you are a fan of adventures, you might have come across games made with Adventure Game Studio by Chris Jones. Recently the source code of AGS became open source and this is the first port to a non-PC platform.
This port can run games made with AGS 2.50 and higher at the moment. This includes commercial titles like Gemini Rue (demo download) and freeware titles like a King's Quest III remake. Check out The McCarthy Chronicles, The Journey Down, most of Ben304's games (which are all beautifully done) and the Technobabylon series too. Also the Chzo Mythos games by Yahtzee and the Ben Jordan: Paranormal Investigator series. A restriction is that only low-resolution games are supported due to the display resolution of the PSP.
A PSP 2000/3000 or Go is required for most games because of the additional available memory. The engine will start on a 1000, but most probably crashes later on because it runs out of memory. Because of this (and since the launcher uses kernel mode), signing the eboot and running on OFW is not recommended.
To run a game, simply copy it into a subfolder of the PSP game. The game data files will then be autodetected and the game is displayed in the launcher menu. If the game was made with a version of AGS that is not supported by the engine, it will display that in the menu too.
For more information, please consult the readme file that is included in the download!
Binaries can be downloaded from my website:
The latest binaries can be found on my daily build directory:
Source code is available on Gitorious:
To find games, check the Completed Game Announcements subforum on the AGS forum. Or visit the official game database.