SCUMM for Android

by DrDarko

SCUMM is an interpreter for a lot of great point and click Adventure games. SCUMM for Android enables you to play them on your phone or tablet and enjoy those golden oldies again.

SCUMM for Android enables you to play SCUMM Adventure Games on your favorite phone or tablet. SCUMM stands for Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion and it was a revolution in it's time.
Up until Lucas Arts Entertainment Company came out with SCUMM most adventure games required you to type instructions before characters on screen did anything.
Lucas Arts changed all that allowing you to point and click your way through some of the greatest stories ever told.

Monkey Island SCUMM screenshot

SCUMM for Android comes in the form of ScummVM (SCUMM Virtual Machine), a free application that can use original data files and by just replacing the executable, allows you to play those games on various operating systems and hardware. ScummVM is available for not only Android but also for iOS (iPhone and iPad), Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Dreamcast, PocketPC, PalmOS, PSP, PS2, SymbianOS and many others.

By downloading and installing ScummVM a completely new world of adventure opens up for you. Great games as Monkey Island (1-3), Maniac Mansion, Indiana Jones: The Fate of Atlantis, Loom, Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max hit the road can keep you tied to your device for hours once again. ScummVM also enables you to play many of Sierra's AGI and SCI games such as King's Quest, Space Quest, Discworld, Beneath a Steel Sky, Lure of the Temptress, Broken Sword, Flight of the Amazon Queen, Gobliiins, The Legend of Kyrandia and others.

ScummVM for Android does not come with any games. In order to play those games you need to be in possession of original data files. Fortunately, a lot of those games are released to public domain by the same companies that produced them, Lure of the Temptress and Beneath a Steel Sky being some of the greatest adventure titles ever released. You can download data files for these games from the same site where you can download ScummVM binaries for Android.

So, it is high time for you to brush off the dust from your old floppies and CD’s. It is high time to remember that games can be brilliant. The games supported by SCUMM on Android represent a golden age of Graphic Point and Click Adventures with wonderful scripts full of unique humor and gorgeous graphics and sound for their time. You can play these games wherever you want to take your mind off things, then just put them away when you get stuck somewhere and continue the adventure the next day.

Go to, install ScummVM and remember the words of Gybrush Treepwood - “I may be a dunce, but at least I'm a mighty pirate dunce!”

Updated: 03/15/2012, DrDarko
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