The mean cruel cold blooded tyrant Ceville ruthlessly rules the beautiful kingdom of Faeryanis. Or rather, he used to rule the beautiful kingdom of Faeryanis, until the brave people revolted against his regime and drove him out of the palace.
User reviews: Very Positive (61 reviews) - 83% of the 61 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 27, 2009

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The mean cruel cold blooded tyrant Ceville ruthlessly rules the beautiful kingdom of Faeryanis. Or rather, he used to rule the beautiful kingdom of Faeryanis, until the brave people revolted against his regime and drove him out of the palace.

The kindhearted queen Gwendolyn did step up to reign over the land with a council of noble and wise advisors.. It seems that this story could end just like any other fairy tale: "And they lived happily ever after..." But no, that's not quite right. Because another evil rises within the land. The treacherous Basilus — counsellor of Gwendolyn and of Ceville before her — plans to take the crown and torture the realm with the help of murderous beasts he has summoned from the planes of eternal darkness.

All seems lost! But hope resides with the one most unlikely person imaginable to save the kingdom and restore peace to the realm: Ceville, the realm's former despotic ruler...

The ancient ruler of Faeryanis and spare-time tyrant, is dreaming up evil plans to exact his revenge on his former counsellor and servant Basilus, who betrayed him.


The noble and somewhat self-important knight Ambrosius is Ceville's would-be-nemesis. He constantly attempts to capture Ceville — but usually with little success. Will they both team up to fight a greater evil?

The gentle and kind girl Lilly is rather an improbable choice to team up with Ceville. Never the less she helps him to escape for the good of the realm (at least that's what SHE thinks!)

This game will give you an impression of what happens, when you mix up the setting and humour of Shrek, Discworld and the Monkey Island series.

  • up to three simultaniously playable characters with weird but loveable personalities
  • bizarre characters from stock-broker dwarves and hippie-elves who populate the fairy-tale realm of Faeryanis
  • various locations all over Faerynis, like the Not-So-Hidden druid circle, the (former) Elven Forest, The Dwarven Mines of Mount Goldmore and more! a variety of puzzles, many of which that can only be solved by teamwork of two (or more) player characters
  • tons of humour

System Requirements

    • Operating system: Windows® XP & Vista
    • Processor: CPU with 1,7GHz
    • Memory: 512MB
    • Hard disk space: 2GB
    • Video: 3D Graphic Card with 256 MB Ram
    • DirectX® Version: 9c
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
It was very hard for me to put a positive review. No, don't think that the game isn't nice. The game is really awesome. There's an excellent storyline, funny dialogues (and monologues), difficult riddles, original characters, and awesome cutscenes. So, you're starting thinking why I said that it was hard for me to put a positive review? Because of the countless crashes! The game crashed so many times, that I seriously thought of unistalling it. The constant crashes were making it unplayable. Anyway, I managed to finish the game and if it wasn't for the crashes, I would give a 10/10. But now, I can hardly give a 6/10. Please, understand that, even though I love this game, all these crashes made me really frustrated.
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24 of 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2014
One of my first Steam buys, and money well-spent-- of course, I got it on sale. ;-)

I don't think it's going to replace some of the great point-and-click classics, but it's a nice little game in its own right and is worth a look.

It features nice 3D graphics (especially for its time), very good voice acting (eveything is voiced), quite humorous, and a good story. There are three playable characters: Ceville (the sniveling deposed ruler), Ambrosious the (hilariously) pompous knight, and Lilly (a cute little girl who has great banter with Ceville). Sometimes you play multiple characters simultaneously, and there are points where you have to do one thing as one character, switch to another, and complete a task.

Note that there are a few clearly-identifiable timed elements (a clock will tick) where you have to do something within, say, 10 seconds. There are no failures that require a re-load, and you can save any time. You can double-click to skip run animations, and you can hold the spacebar to reveal hidden objects.

Most of the puzzles are quite fair and reasonable-- there were a few I had to get help with...which IMO is a good thing. Many of the puzzles are combining inventory items in a (usually) intuitive way...and using dialog trees to open up new paths.

Anyway, give it a try next time it's on sale!
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
AUDIO: Stock                                                          AESTHETIC: Cheesy
MEMORABILITY: Silly                                          WORTH: Major Discount

PROS: Voice-acting is cute, and the cast is likeable. Characters are all stylized like caricatures, making them interesting and unique. Story is done largely from the eyes of the bad guy, a role that is interesting to watch be explored. Interface is familiar and easy to pick up quickly.

CONS: Majorly-glitchy and has a tendency to crash. the 3D graphics don't look very good. Puzzles are far too easy. Dialogue is one-note and can be pointless often. Cringe-factor is present with some of the jokes.

OVERALL: Ceville is unspectacular for a point n' click adventure, and not very well made as a game, but it's entertaining enough for a few hours of your time.

SCORE: 6/10
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 8, 2014
One of the most underrated, unkown absolute PEARLS of point-and-click adventure games. The game design and universe is creative, colorful and the universe is set in a magical medieval time. The music and characters are appealing and varied, and even though you're (mostly) playing as a malevolent king, you will cry not from sadness, but from laughter.

I played this several years ago, and I've been looking for it ever since. I finally found it when Ceville was on sale previously this year.

Highly recommended.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 8, 2013
Gameplay is like Grim Fandango, but Ceville is "a bit" more selfish. It's kinda fun, but the story ends prematurely.
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