The Third Wish
Image: George Broussard

3D Realms/Apogee co-founder George Broussard has just released The Third Wish β€” a new, free point-and-click adventure game created in just two weeks for Adventure Game Jam 2023.

The Third Wish takes place on a planet 17 light years from Earth named Altair 4, which is where a family of moisture farmers live out their days in peace fixing up old machinery and scaring away the local sandcats that prowl the desert landscape.

Playing as Mr. White, you start off doing some fairly routine maintenance work, such as fixing old hosing, before getting a visit from an old friend who has in his possession a mysterious and ancient artifact kicking off the events of the plot.

Like many adventure games before it, The Third Wish features a simple point-and-click control scheme that has you interact with items with the left mouse button and examine objects and your environment with the right mouse button. There's also an inventory, as expected, which you can access by dragging the mouse to the upper left corner of the screen.

The game was built in Unity (using Powerhoof's adventure game tool PowerQuest) over 14 days, with Broussard being its sole artist, designer, and programmer. The author/ex-game dev Travis Baldree also provides some voice acting for the project, helping Broussard to breathe some more life into the characters.

It is available to download for free (or for a price of your choosing) over at, and you can play it on either Windows, Mac, or Linux. If you decide to check it out, let us know what you think!