(re: Is there a market for quality adventure games?) I know the folks at AGDI are putting their everything into their efforts. They are working 24-7 on their current project… and so sooner or later, they have to do their own new games commercially or they’ll be broke and homeless 🙂 So judging by their fan base, they must be convinced that they’ll be able to sell a commercial product and do it for a living. I’d tend to agree.
I think it’d be hard for any small group to start off and get into the gaming market with adventure games. With all the talented people and adventure fans out there though, you would have more than a reasonable amount of competition to join a group such as AGDI if they ever openly advertised positions for hire. So even though I said it’s hard for any small group to start off – what we need is just that – more small groups starting off. It seems you have some interest in this so you may want to consider yourself starting something.