Key art from Flight Amazon Queen (1995)
Flight of the Amazon Queen (1995) Interactive Binary Illusions/Warner Interactive

ACMI, AARNET, RMIT and Swinburne University present

Play It Again: In Conversation with John Passfield

The Flight of the Amazon Queen: The Emulation and the Remake

Australia | 1995

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Thu 17 Feb 2022


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We chat to the co-creator of one of Australia's most iconic point-and-click adventure games.

Originally released for the PC and Amiga computers in 1995, Flight of the Amazon Queen is a hilarious graphic adventure in the tradition of LucasArts' Ron Gilbert and Tim Schafer’s The Secret of Monkey Island.

Join us for a chat with John Passfield to explore the game's design, with its prescient mash up of robots and dinosaurs, terrible puns and beautiful graphics; and hear him discuss the importance of ongoing access to historical games through emulation and remakes.

This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council Linkage Program.

About John Passfield

John Passfield has been making videogames in Australia since he was a teenager. He co-founded Krome Studios and co-created Flight of the Amazon Queen and the TY the Tasmanian Tiger series. John has worked at Pandemic Studios/EA, 3 Blokes Studios and RockYou and is currently the owner of Red Sprite Studios.

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