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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.
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...

Ceville
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.

Ambrosius

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?

Lilly
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
13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
122 products in account
5 reviews
16.9 hrs on record
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!
Posted: April 11th, 2014
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
101 products in account
8 reviews
4.8 hrs on record
I saw this game because I searched shrek on steam, I regret buying this.




69/7 Would Eat a rat burger again.
Posted: June 17th, 2014
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
83 products in account
4 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
One of the most underrated, unkown absolute PEARLS of point-and-click adventure games. The game design and universe looks colorful and medievel like, 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.

highly recommended.
Posted: February 8th, 2014
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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
452 products in account
6 reviews
9.2 hrs on record
Fairly run of the mill point and click adventure game.

Graphics are good enough, although the framerate can be quite poor. Characters are good enough but very cliche. Writing is good enough. Puzzles are good enough. Loading times are irritatingly slow.

All in all everything about this game is good enough, but there's nothing to make it stand out. A competent but unremarkable adventure.
Posted: January 14th, 2014
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17 reviews
8.0 hrs on record
Summary: Ceville is a very nice adventure game with a good sense of humor, but is also one of the buggiest games I've played on Steam.


OK, so Ceville is a very typical adventure game, inspired by Monkey Island and various other classic series. It is funny, traditional, and quite challenging in some parts.

You play mainly as a deposed king trying to regain his throne and his little assistant Lilly. The two travel through a very typical fantasy world and solve puzzles to advance the story. It's all quite charming.

Some of the puzzles are very obtuse and while many of the solutions are satisfying, some left me saying, "Oh...that was....the solution?"

This game froze up constantly on Windows 7. It usually freezes up when traveling between map locations during the lengthy second chapter. Fortunately, the game autosaves every five minutes and F5 quicksaves. I got used to saving before traveling.

If you like typical adventure games, this one is a good one and should be played by anyone. Just get used to saving often. :)
Posted: January 24th, 2014
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Awards

Editor's Choice Award IGN.com - 9/10