Anyone who thinks trends like sandbox voxel games, military shooters, and roguelikes are new phenomena in the gaming industry didn't live through the full-motion video boom of the 1990s. These titles took point-and-click adventures in a new direction, with real actors performing on a green-screen set.

While the fad has largely died off, one Kickstarter-funded project is bringing it back. The Tex Murphy series was an interesting anachronistic experiment featuring a hardboiled gumshoe in a futuristic San Francisco.

The upcoming return to that world, The Tesla Effect, stars original actor Chris Jones. Big Finish Games will be releasing the title in early 2014 with publishing and distribution support from Atlus.