Enjoy a thrilling and hilarious point-and-click adventure in the fantasy world of Aventasia
User reviews: Very Positive (137 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 5, 2012

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February 19

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is now available!

Dear Adventure fans,

we are so glad to announce that The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 has left Early Access status and is now available.



We have also added a new Collection as well as a special Almanac Edition (and an Upgrade Option for Standard Edition/Early Access buyers with the exact pricing difference between Standard and Almanac Edition - so no disadvantages involved)



JOIN OUR ADVENTURE!


Your Nordic Games Team!

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Reviews

"Critter Chronicles is definitely one of the best adventure games in the entire world. It has a nice, simple story, fantastic dialogue, great sense of humor, exceptionally likable characters, excellent English dubbing and really pretty graphics."
9/10 – GRY Online

"Critter Chronicles took me about a dozen hours to complete, and I consistently found it to be enjoyable during that time. The puzzles work well and are sometimes challenging, the writing is amusing enough that the game is entertaining to watch as well as play, and the voice acting is once again terrific."
83/100 – Game Over

"A top shelf adventure game with great puzzles, a smart sense of humor, and penguins!"
4.5/5 – Gamezebo

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is out now! http://store.steampowered.com/app/279940/

About This Game

The Critter Chronicles tell the story of how adventurer Nate Bonnett and Critter, his hairy sidekick, first met, all set before their appearance in Wilbur’s and Ivo’s adventure in The Book of Unwritten Tales. Enjoy a thrilling and hilarious point-and-click adventure in the fantasy world of Aventasia. Travel from the Northlands to the Mage’s Tower of Seastone and experience a story that offers tremendous fun for seasoned players of “The Book of Unwritten Tales” and newcomers alike.

Key Features

  • Play as both Nate and Critter: You and you alone decide with whom you want to spend more time.
  • Meet new characters such as animal rights activist Petra, a schizophrenic Yeti, and the “Critters”.
  • Choose between two levels of difficulty: “Normal” (approximately the same difficulty as BOUT) and “Hard” (for true veteran adventurers).
  • Enjoy high-resolution backgrounds, improved animations and sounds!
  • Real-time lightning of 3d-models and objects (including volumetric lighing)
  • Soft raytraced shadows of real-time objects on the backgrounds
  • Support of all screen resolutions up to 1920x1200 and wide-screen support
  • Improved animations with facial animation and lip movement
  • Watch a beautiful and emotional tale unfold in about 10-12 hours of playing time.
  • Stand alone add-on to the highly acclaimed "The Book of Unwritten Tales"

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windowns XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor:2.4 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9c compatible graphic card with 128 MB RAM, Pixelshader 2.0
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor:3 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9c compatible graphic card with 256 MB RAM, Pixelshader 2.0
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:Mac OS X 10.6/Mac OS X 10.8/Mac OS X 10.7
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Intel Mac Core Duo
    • Memory:1500 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Intel GMA-950-Grafikkarte with 256MB VRAM or better
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04 or above
    • Processor:2.4 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL compatible graphic card with 128 MB RAM, Pixelshader 2.0


    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04 or above
    • Processor:3 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL compatible graphic card with 256 MB RAM, Pixelshader 2.0

    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Sequel to one of the best pont-&-click adventure games.
Now addicting little drop sci-fi in a fantasy adventure in same manner of humor as before.

I must say decoration for chapter 4 was something very amazing, beutifull and with piece of insanity in same time. Despite difficulty of puzzles, I enjoyed the apartments so much, that I forget about puzzles for a moment.

Highly recommended for all who familiar with previous game and other's, who want to see good point-&-click fantasy adventure.

P.S. After compliting two games - I will absolutly buy "Book Of Unwritten Tales 2". Can't wait when receive money from my employer's.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
I have looked forward to play this game after I had played "The Book Of Unwritten Tales 1". This game is just so fun, exciting, filled with funny characters and so on. The graphics have improved, but I am looking forward to see how good it will be in the next gen of this game, but since the game is from 2012, I can not even criticize the graphic. Last but not least, the game is super fun, but it's still hard to see some of the small objects that you have to find during the game.
Continue the good work King Art!

8/10
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2013
These guys just gets it. After playing so many "meh" adventures, and i'm an adventuregame lover, my favorites the last years is the "Book of unwritten tales" games. They do the pop culture thing soo right, and the humour is great, which others do alot in an excessive forced way, like Sam & Max, even though i like those one too. Graphics are great, voicing are great. This one, after just 20 mins after playing, i knew it was a GREAT adventure game. Really recommended it for adventurelovers.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2014
The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles is a fairly amusing point-and-click adventure. Much of the artwork flows like an oil painting plus the animations give it an extra level of depth and personality. It is obvious the writers and voice actors had a lot of fun in their roles. The game puts several Star Wars parodies in the storyline as well as a few references to Portal. With two characters to control it's almost like playing two stories in one.

Overall, it's a mildly funny game that doesn't get overly difficult.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2014
Although The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles was released later than The Book of Unwritten Tales, it's actually the prequel of the series. However, it's significantly shorter than its sequel. Nevertheless, I found its puzzles and story much better and enjoyable.

The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles is definitely not even close to a masterpiece but it's still a quite decent point-and-click game.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
I must admit, I approached this game with skepticism. I absolutely loved The Book of Unwritten Tales, but the Critter parts? Not so funny. I never really enjoyed controlling this non speaking character, always having to guess what I might be saying, after a couple of minutes I always got bored or irritated. But this spin-off (and prequel), The Criiter Chronicles? Don't ask me why, but it totally works.

The story is simple but entertaining, in this game we finally understand WHAT is Critter. Part of an alien race crashed on the planet, we have to help him and his mates get a crucial part of their ship back from the... evil, for lack of a better term, Munkus. We will also meet again some of the characters from Unwritten Tales, like Ma'zaz, discover how Critter became friend with Nate and visit many locations of the previous game. Dialogues are funny and full of pop culture references, puzzles aren't extremely hard, but a couple of moments may be really challenging if you don't pay attention to your surroundings. Plus, a Portal (as in the Valve franchise) based puzzle? Yes, please!

The Critter Chronicles is a solid game. Not extraordinary, but surely interesting and rewarding to play. Even if there are a lot of references to the previous game, it is completely possible to play one without having played the other, the two adventures are totally indipendent. Nice game.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 30, 2014
A terrific humorous adventure, with graphics sort of like finely detailed blown glass (though they do look considerably coarser when zoomed in, which isn't often). The puzzles are quite a bit harder than the original Book of Unwritten Tales (which is welcome since it was a tad too easy), but this one has the same great writing and humor that made the first game so dang lovable. Critter Chronicles is a lot shorter, though, but that's to be expected since it is more of a side story than a full game.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2014
Very funny, if short, prequel to The Book of Unwritten Tales. Try it on hard mode while waiting for TBUT2 to be released.

83:100
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
Well. It's very better than The book of Unwritten Tales.

It has difficulty level for the riddles. You can still turn on the Show Points so you won't have pixel hunting even in HARD mode.
But the riddles are difficult enough in front of the first part of the series.
If you play the game in normal mode you 'll have more hints by the characters and you 'll miss a couple of riddles. Generally the game does NOT change much. So play it at hard anyway!

The graphics are about the same with the difference of the settings. You don't have complicated settings like AA Anisotropic or Antialiasing. You choose between smoothness and Picture quality and that's it. Well in the first part the antialising thing mattered . I had it in 8X. Here the differences are small to nothing. Try "Low" in smoothness and "Medium" in picture quality. The last one sets the textures sent to the graphic card. If set to the best it will sent uncompressed textures directly to the graphics card so even the best cards may NOT handle some scenes and you ll have glitches. You have more vivid colors but the difference is that and ONLY that. So set it to medium and enjoy the game with more earth colors. The graphics are 3D Indie so the colors are vivid enough anyway.

I wasn't amazed by the story BUT is better than the fisrt part and you have the critter to break the ice and makes you laugh. But still is better from the first. I enjoyed this game much MORE than the first one.

All the others like sounds , story , characters and more.... Come on.. You play an adventure and NOT the final episode of Call of Duty or other game to see things in Reality. We have imagination as players and all the game things are MORE than OK.

To all adventurers... Put the difficulty to Hard and FLY. You'll love it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 10, 2013
I can say with confidence, that King Art are kings of humorous and sarcastic adventures nowadays. No more, no less. If you are searching for game to cheer you up - Book of Unwritten Tales (both prequel+sequel) is your choice.

PS Critter - yahooo! :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
This game serves as a prequel to The Book of Unwritten Tales.

Pros: It appears that the developer used the same engine, so the interface is identical to the first game in the series. Beautiful backdrops, excellent animation, beautiful soundtrack, great voice acting, fun puzzles, lovable characters. They fixed the bug with inventory slow down. Steam achievements! Additional replay value with expert mode.

Cons: I LOVE having a story centered around Critter, but by the end I was quite annoyed by Critter's inability to comunicate in the common tongue.

Summary: I highly recommend both games in this series! I am also looking forward to the sequel, The Book of Unwritten Tales II.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
Not as much fun as the first Book of Unwritten Tales, what with the fact that you only play as Critter and Nate so there are less opportunities for clever wordplay and funny references to all things geek. Still a decent game for an afternoon or two, especially if you're a fan of the first TBoUT. Doesn't advance the story in the least (everything actually takes place before Nate meets Ivo and Wilbur) so you can play it or skip it, whatever.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
Humorous and uplifting, engaging and enlightening, - everything you can wish from a good game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2014
This game was not a disappointment from the orginal. Had a fun time playing it. The storyline can be pretty humorus at times.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2014
Really nice prequel to fabulous Book of Unwritten Tales. It is a bit shorter, than original game, but there are still a lot of humour.

If you like nice, logical riddles, without eye / hand coordination ones this time you will love this game.

Recommended.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
If you like point and click adventures, you will love this game and the first episode, the book of unwritten tales :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2013
Sidestory / prelude to the main Book of Unwritten Tales game. Quality is not quite up to the standards set by the original. A lot of reuse of areas results in a less expansive feel. Art assets are a mixed bag -- some of it look stunning while others look notably low res. The puzzles are less intuitive and require a lot of mashing together of inventory items to figure out.

Voice acting is still top notch (same voice actors as before), and pop culture references and humor abound.

Time to complete: 6-7 hours (Hard mode)
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 2, 2014
If you liked The Book of Unwritten Tales and want to know about Critter's past - play this game too. It's shorter, smaller, almost all the game takes place in the same location. But it's still fun. Probably would not recommend for those who didn't played the original game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2014
This DLC is better than the original The Book of Unwritten Tales!

Pinguins and the dirty plant made me laugh!

P.S.: Waiting for the The Book of Unwritten Tales 2!!!
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
Overall, I like the series. Critter Chronicles is fun, and reminds me of classic point click games I played as a kid. The problem with the game, and a reason I wouldn't recommend the game, is to those who have little patience for unfixed bugs. This game will crash at the Yeti cave, and the original "BoUT" had a bug where I had to load someone elses game in order to continue playing. No matter how nice the game is, unfixed bugs is a sign of bad marketing and now I cannot finish the game. So what was the point of purchasing it?
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