Pajama Sam

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Pajama Sam
Genres Adventure, Edutainment
Developers Humongous Entertainment
Publishers Humongous Entertainment
Creators Ron Gilbert, Richard Moe, Rhonda Conley
Platforms Windows, Macintosh, iOS
First release Pajama Sam In: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside
Oct 4, 1996
Latest release Pajama Sam 4: Life is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff!
Aug 19, 2003

The Pajama Sam series is a collection of point and click children's adventure and puzzle games originally created by Humongous Entertainment.

Character[edit]

The young titular character himself, Pajama Sam, is shown having light turquoise hair and skin and wearing a pair of blue footed pajamas and a red cape. Many of Sam's adventures involve him emulating his hero, the comic book superhero Pajama-Man, and seeking to physically conquer his fears and dislikes (e.g. darkness, thunder and lightning) and altruistically help others.

Sam is young and a little naive, and obviously has an active imagination. Sam befriends many inanimate objects throughout his adventures, such as a mine cart named Xing, a wooden boat named Otto and a piece of broccoli named Florette. These companions assist him in the games.

Sam has a tendency to be inattentive, impatient, and to rush into situations without having the full story. Yet he is also depicted as being friendly and going out of his way to be nice to characters that he encounters - even enemies or former enemies. He also has a big brother named Mark.

Games[edit]

Adventure games[edit]

All games consist of three parts: the tutorial, the actual game, including the side objective, and the credits. The world changes every time a new game is started (even though the main and side objectives stay the same), so it is impossible to explain the complex storyline. The games consist of Pajama Sam finding objects in the world and using them somewhere else. A cut scene is usually played if the right item is used. You may save your progress at any time if you have to stop. In addition to a main storyline, each individual game has a separate objective to collect objects scattered around Sam's world.

"Junior Arcade" puzzle games[edit]

Pajama Sam's Sock Works[edit]

Pajama Sam's Sock Works'
Developer(s) Humongous Entertainment
Publisher(s) Atari
Engine SCUMM
Platform(s) Windows, Mac OS
Release date(s) December 1997, rereleased in December 2005 and December 2011.
Genre(s) Puzzle
Mode(s) Single-player

As he is getting ready for bed, Sam's mother reminds him to sort his socks before going to school the next day. As he falls asleep, he begins to dream about having a machine to do it for him, with moving belts, chutes, and other strange inventions to move differently colored socks into the similarly-colored baskets (which the game plays through).

Pajama Sam's Lost & Found[edit]

Pajama Sam's Lost & Found
Developer(s) Humongous Entertainment
Publisher(s) Atari
Engine SCUMM
Platform(s) Windows, Mac OS
Release date(s) November–December 1998, rereleased in 2002 and December 2009.
Genre(s) Arcade
Mode(s) Single-player

Sam, whle trying to find his misplaced belongings, travels through various lands with characters from past adventures, jumping to grab items floating in mid-air and avoid obstacles.

Other programs[edit]

Pajama Sam's One Stop Fun Shop[edit]

Pajama Sam's One Stop Fun Shop
Developer(s) Humongous Entertainment
Publisher(s) Atari
Engine SCUMM
Platform(s) Windows, Mac OS
Release date(s) September 26, 2000 and March 11, 2011.
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

A printing program that lets children make and print their own creations with the Pajama Sam characters.

Pajama Sam's Games To Play On Any Day[edit]

Pajama Sam's Games To Play On Any Day
Developer(s) Humongous Entertainment
Publisher(s) Atari
Engine SCUMM
Platform(s) Windows, Mac OS
Release date(s) November 2001, rereleased in November 4, 2006 and February 2013.
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Pajama Sam is bored on a rainy day, so he decides to play a board game, but his favorite one is on the top shelf. Sam attempts to climb up to reach it, but falls back on a pile of other board games and lands in a strange world where he can play 8 classic games and 2 puzzle games. This is the last Pajama Sam game to have Sam's voice provided by Pamela Segall. This game was released after Atari's takeover, so was not as famous as previous games.

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