Who's Tex Murphy, you might ask? No, not the guy who created Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck -- that's Tex Avery
. Tex Murphy
is the protagonist of a series of vintage adventure games, combining post-apocalyptic sci-fi with pulp detective stories. If that sounds intriguing to you, you can get the first two games in the series, Mean Streets
and Martian Memorandum
, for free from GOG.com! The games may not have aged gracefully, but the price certainly has.
The site is offering the two Access Software adventures as a holiday gift, from now through December 24. Or, if you already bought those games from GOG, you can get a mysterious