Alien Incident was an adventure game inspired by classic Lucasarts adventure games like Maniac Mansion and Zak McKracken, as well as movies such as “Back to the Future” and “Star Wars” (hence the many nods and references in some of the events and dialogue). The story goes:
It’s a Halloween night.
Benjamin Richards witnesses his uncle’s attempt to activate his latest invention, the worm hole spawner. The science experiment becomes a success beyond all expectations when fate intervenes and lighting strikes the machine, opening a hole in space big enough to let through an alien mothership from a distant, far away galaxy.
But the aliens were chasing a mysterious luminescent lifeform only known as “the entity”, and now believe it has gone into hiding somewhere deep in planet Earth. The aliens – who look like kids in a Halloween costume – land on Earth and take Benjamin’s uncle hostage, believing he holds the key to finding the Entity and a way to send them back to their own galaxy.
Players control young Benjamin on his quest to save his uncle, eventually ending up saving the whole world in the process.
The game featured an easy to use point-and-click control interface players used to move Benjamin around, find and pick up objects, and use them to solve puzzles and talk to various colorful characters along the way.
Alien Incident was a lighthearted affair suitable for all ages, it game came out in 1996 for the PC computers.