Other games on steam like TJD?
Well ... I'm looking for another game, thanks to The Journey Down (TJD). A game *like* The Journey Down, because I really liked it and I want more
I've been replaying the classics but the problem is ... I've played them all already. Don't get me wrong - I still love them to death. But playing TJD awakened that excitement of playing something new that reminded me of 1998, getting past puzzles before the Grim Fandango Q&A'ers had gotten that far (anyone remember that?).
I search through the Steam store and I see games like The Cave that, by seeing the developers, I would hope would be what I'm looking for but it's all ... platformy stuff. I want dialogue, interesting locations to explore, character development, items to collect and try to combine in my inventory - you know: the good old adventure game bread & butter. Looking through the Adventure category on steam it looks like a whole bunch of jumping games or tries-too-hard-to-be-indie.
I'm on the kickstarters for a few games that fit the bill of what I'm asking for but they aren't out yet. The best suggestion I've heard so far is Telltale's Strong Bad games. FWIW I thought TJD had more charm than what I've seen of Telltale.
Any ideas? Thanks!
FWIW my favorite games are COMI (Monkey Island 3) and Grim Fandango