Prepare to experience the original man-on-the-run thriller in a completely new way. This is a digital adaptation of John Buchan's incredible book (inspiration to Ian Fleming's James Bond!). Be transported back to 1914 London, where Richard Hannay finds himself framed for a murder he didn't commit.
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Prepare to experience the original man-on-the-run thriller in a completely new way. This is a digital adaptation of John Buchan's incredible book (inspiration to Ian Fleming's James Bond!). Be transported back to 1914 London, where Richard Hannay finds himself framed for a murder he didn't commit. Now he must escape the Capital and stay alive long enough to solve the riddle of The Thirty-Nine Steps. There are secrets to be discovered, locations to be explored and - above all - an incredible tale to be told in this ground-breaking interactive novel.

Key Features:

  • A new form of entertainment, merging the worlds of literature, gaming and film into one visually stunning storyline.
  • Faithfully constructed using the original - and best-selling - John Buchan text, first published in 1915.
  • Hundreds of hand-painted digital environments, and authentic materials from 1910s Britain.
  • 8 different storytelling mechanics, 25 collectible items and 16 awards to be unlocked.
  • An original soundtrack by Si Begg and theatrical voice performances, including Ian Hanmore, Greg Hemphill and Benny Young
  • Created in Unity4, with a playtime of 5-8 hours.

Configuration requise

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:2GHz Processor
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9 512MB card
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS:OSX
    • Processor:2.2GHz dual core processor
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GPU 128MB+
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
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Geek Fresh
( 10.3 heures en tout )
Posté le : 1 juillet
This digital adaptation of the John Buchan adventure novel is an enjoyable production. The visual effects are wonderful; the art is beautiful and provides vivid illustrative context to support the narration. The voice acting is also really good. I will add that there are no puzzles to solve -- its limited player interaction and use of odd gestures to move the story along place it firmly in the visual novel realm. I recommend this for any player looking for a laid back, rich, and intriguing storytelling experience. You won't be disappointed.
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Octavius
( 5.8 heures en tout )
Posté le : 1 juillet
I thought I was buying an adventure game adaptation of the book, my fault for not reading the description well enough, but it only cost pence on sale so it didn't matter. The 39 Steps is visually lovely, has a great ambience and the voice acting is very good but I have to wonder, as others have, why you'd bother. The story is very heavily abridged and the plot takes the odd wierd leap due to lack of detail. As much as I enjoyed the actual journey, I'd rather read the book. Or watch the movie, which includes a cameo by John Laurie of Dad's Army fame. I'd love to see this company make an adventure game, from a book by all means, because there's heaps of potential here but I'm struggling to see the point of this. You don't do anything other than click to advance the story. Yes, there are some bizarre gestures required on occasion, but they're pointless. The "adventure" tag should be removed from this listing, too. As for paying full price for it, there's absolutely no way. I look forward to seeing more from this company but only 5/10 for this one. High production quality but lacking substance, despite the great story from Buchan. Recommended for the experience only when deeply discounted.
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Thorolf Henrikson
( 5.2 heures en tout )
Posté le : 30 juin
Ce jeu est tout simplement magnifique, on pourrais dire que vos actions dans le jeu ne servent qu'à vous maintenir éveillé et même si c'est en partie vrai l'histoire est si captivante que s'endormir m'a été complétement impossible.

Alors oui, pour apprécier ce jeu il faut aimer les visuals novels (les vraies hein, pas les multiples bouses avec les lycéennes japonaises découvrant leur premier amour et leur corps...).

une fois valider ce seul critère vous permettant d’apprécier et même d'adorer ce jeu. vous vous accrocherez avec un bonheur à l'infinité de détails enrichissants ce jeu : les accents magiques, les illustrations qui méritent toutes un screenshot ou encore l'histoire passionnante.

Finalement le seul défaut de ce jeu à mes yeux est l'anglais comme seule langue pour ce jeu (empêchant ainsi les français non-anglophone de profiter de ce merveilleux jeu).
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Psychos
( 0.3 heures en tout )
Posté le : 27 juin
Pas mal du tout, bon je rame un peu parce que ce jeu est uniquement en anglais ou Gaelic et meriterait un peu plus question localisation.
Les graphismes sont bons, l'ambiance sonore est là. Mais c'est un peu mou :)
Il faut aimer l'Angleterre Coloniale.
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DeViLzzz
( 5.0 heures en tout )
Posté le : 26 juin
Produit reçu gratuitement
Note: There are spoilers in the updated parts of this review. So if you don't want read on I will say this here is a 7.5 out of 10 for me only being knocked down points for some things that would not bother others. Also this to me is an audio/visual pc book experience. It is clearly not a game. Still a really worthwhile product and it has me hoping for more things like this in the future.

I have always said no to audio books but this here is what I will say yes to. I am totally caught up in the story and having imagery plus audio and information on the characters to refer back to as you play is just thrilling especially if you have a poor memory like I do. I also like the artwork thus far. Simple but perfectly fitting this. As for the opening door mechanic where we use the mouse to do different actions I think something different would be better but it isn't taking away from the fun I am having. Also in going through this story on Steam/pc unlike with an audio book or regular book you get achievements which are a nice little touch and looking back at them will also help remind you of what you did or are doing. Anyway for some reason tonight I decided to start from the top of my gaming library and when I saw what this was going to be early on I thought I would quit but no it is 3:35 am and I am going to continue on. This so far has been like a good book which is very hard to put down. So far through almost an hour of this I recommend it to others. As for what to pay for it well if you think the game will make you happy then it is worth buying at whatever you think a reasonable price is. Now back to the story for me. : )

Update #1: In my second session playing this game I found a few things odd that need fixing and that is some lines of audio are repeated twice when they are not supposed to be. It took away from the experience I was having as it had been perfect up to that point. Also when the one chap, Marmaduke Jopely. had his car stolen and is let go he says, "I'll get you!" It didn't seem to fit how he would act. It just seemed out of place. Also not sure if this was in the second session I played or not but there was a part where the audio didn't match what was said in text. Continuity is important and this is something that can easily be fixed. Hopefully the developer will take a look at this. Now on a plus I have to say in regards to the menu music I like it. Also in regards to other audio the sound effects in the game are very good too. I am referring to the rain falling, the sound of feet scampering, etc. You don't get this in a regular book or audio book. Again I really like this story telling format.

Update #2: Well I have completed the game and enjoyed it thoroughly. I liked one part of the ending where the main character, Richard Hannay, whom I played said he was joining the war but he felt he had already contributed the most he could to anything related to it. I chuckled at what he was saying because part of me initially thought he was probably right but then again with his new ranking giving him more influence and if it and the thing he did with it helped win the war in any way well that might top what he previously did as he did not stop the Germans from assassinating the target they set out to get. Also in regards to the ending the music well it just seemed out of place so I got to knock this down a notch for that. Finally instead of talking about a next story and thanking us for playing the game it should have ended differently. I like how you rolled the credits and then saved that last speech for the end but then to put up what you did after it just seemed wrong and cheesy.

PS: I checked the box saying I got it free but it very well could have been in some bundle too. I am not sure.
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♥DeDaiZa♥
( 10.4 heures en tout )
Posté le : 24 juin
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this game is great. Of course If you like visual novel type, you may want to pass this game but believe me, this game has some nice idea and excutes very well
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genkipro
( 4.2 heures en tout )
Posté le : 19 juin
OVERVIEW
The 39 Steps is a "Digital Adaptation" of the classic early 20th Century spy novel of the same name, by John Buchan.

The game closely resembles a visual novel in form, although rather than offering dialog choices or decision trees often seen in visual novels, the 39 Steps instead offers a number of different methods of interaction and multimedia presentation of the different scenes.

Graphics
The graphics in the game are quite beautiful in places. In my opinion they get better in the second half of the game, with outstanding painted landscapes mixed artfully with what look like computer drawn sections.

The game makes clever use of different visual effects throughout, with moving backgrounds, animated portions, photographs, short videos, and textual effects. The graphical presentation is excellent.

Sound
The characters in the story are all fully voiced with convincing English and Scottish accents (unsurprisingly, given where the game was made). I'm not an expert on the period so I don't know if they're historically accurate, but they are definitely professionally done.

The game features occasional sound effects to emphasise actions and events in the story to good effect. Music, too, is atmospheric and suits the storyline well; the music in the closing credits deserves a special mention, reminding me of "The Dead Eyes Opened" by The Severed Heads. It's very cool, indeed.

Gameplay
The game plays similar to a visual novel, but with much more variation in presentation. Unlike most visual novels, however, there are no real choices for the player to make. It is possible to skip some of the text and investigation sections, but I don't know why anyone would want to do that.

Interaction with the game is also different from any other visual novel that I've played, with different sections requiring mouse rotations, clicks, and gestures. It felt a bit weird at the beginning, but I became used to it quickly and it worked well enough.

Not having read the original novel I don't know how closely the in-game text matches it, but the story kept my interest throughout. I wouldn't play through it again, although that's more a consequence of the type of game, rather than the specific content. I did notice a very small number of grammatical errors; I'm not sure if these are present in the original novel text.

The 39 Steps is not so much a game, as such, but rather a multimedia interactive experience -- a digital adaptation, as the developers claim.

PROS AND CONS

Pros:
+ An interesting story presented in an original manner
+ Beautiful art
+ Atmospheric music, professional voice acting, and good sound effects
+ Clever use of visual effects to enhance interaction with the story
+ Steam achievements and trading cards

Cons:
- No replayability to speak of
- A very few grammatical errors
- Retail price seems a bit high

CONCLUSION
I'm very impressed with the 39 Steps and I'm glad that I took the time to play it all the way through. Given that it only took a little over four hours for me to complete it and I don't plan to replay it, at full price it doesn't pass my own personal value test, but it's often available at deep discount or in a bundle, and at only a few dollars at most, it's a real gem.

8/10
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KimchiSoup
( 5.2 heures en tout )
Posté le : 13 juin
A pleasant jaunt through the Scottish countryside, with some intrigue and "based on a classic spy story" rep to boot. Short on gameplay, but really good voice work.

For extra difficulty, set language to "Gaelic."
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totorouboros
( 7.9 heures en tout )
Posté le : 12 juin
Read the book.


Edit after finishing the game:

This is a novel digitalized. It is very well digitalized, the art and illustrations are great, the voiceacting is very well done too. Sound effects and music are great too.

What are the negatives then? Well the game is boring. There's just no point in making such a game out of a novel. The "puzzles" you have to solve are made of arrows you have to draw. You only click around a tiny bit, most often you just read and read. Parts of information about the environment, characters and the story.

The game itself is.. pointless. It doesn't feel like a game, at times it feels even more tedious to go through than it would be to just read a thick book.

Either no puzzles and the price should be way lower, or way better puzzles that actually intrigue and interest one to continue and find out more about the story than just to get it over with.
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Thunder Wing
( 10.8 heures en tout )
Posté le : 12 juin
This game is not for everyone as it is little more than an interactive story, but even if you don't normally like interactive stories, if you enjoy a good plot you might want to check this out.

This is not normally my genre of game, but the plot sounded interesting so I thought I'd check it out. I later read the book and I have to say, this game is very true to the story, and it presents it in a fun and interesting way as point and click minigames.

As for the story itself, if you don't play this game, at least read the story (if you like books). The author did a very good job at putting together a captivating espionage thriller (not my normal book genre either) about a man that ends up on the run from some dangerous people because he helped a stranger.
The main character is very resourceful and has quite the interesting adventure being on the run, and is not too long into the story accused of murder and on the run from the police as well.

I wouldn't likely play this game again unless I wanted to recount that adventure, but I could also read the book if I wanted to do that.

Replayability is limited, but I still highly recommend this game. John Buchan wrote a great story and the devs made a very stable app with an easy to use interface to present it.
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Posté le : 12 juin
This game is not for everyone as it is little more than an interactive story, but even if you don't normally like interactive stories, if you enjoy a good plot you might want to check this out.

This is not normally my genre of game, but the plot sounded interesting so I thought I'd check it out. I later read the book and I have to say, this game is very true to the story, and it presents it in a fun and interesting way as point and click minigames.

As for the story itself, if you don't play this game, at least read the story (if you like books). The author did a very good job at putting together a captivating espionage thriller (not my normal book genre either) about a man that ends up on the run from some dangerous people because he helped a stranger.
The main character is very resourceful and has quite the interesting adventure being on the run, and is not too long into the story accused of murder and on the run from the police as well.

I wouldn't likely play this game again unless I wanted to recount that adventure, but I could also read the book if I wanted to do that.

Replayability is limited, but I still highly recommend this game. John Buchan wrote a great story and the devs made a very stable app with an easy to use interface to present it.
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Posté le : 6 juin
Depending on the classification you choose, The 39 Steps is either incredible or inadequate. As a visual representation of a novel, it's sublime. As a "visual novel", it's subpar.

I've never read the novel nor seen the movie/stageplay/etc, but I now understand why this tale has been adapted in so many forms. Trapped in an intriguing espionage narrative, the protagonist must use his wits and fists to solve the mystery... and, more immediately, to survive. All the while you experience the dread of a man on the run, not knowing who to trust or where to turn. The ending is anticlimactic (though it may have been mind-blowing a century ago), but this story is focused on the journey and that it delivers well.

Of course, if you just wanted to hear a good yarn, then you could read the novel, so the developers accentuate the tale with gorgeous visuals and terrific voice acting. Nick Underwood (portraying protagonist Richard Hannay) is the standout, seamlessly moving from accent to accent as Hannay adopts disguises to flee from his pursuers. The lighting effects, the haunting score, the use of shadows all blend together to create a perfect atmosphere of tension.

Unfortunately, only the character dialogues are voiced, but the rest of the text regularly serves the mood, appearing quickly during sudden revelations or rotating slowly during moments of panic, for example. The developers did a wonderful job incorporating several forms of storytelling, including humorous silent film-esque animated segments to relate stories-within-the-story... which makes the gameplay missteps all the more frustrating.

As I said earlier, The 39 Steps greatly succeeds as a visual presentation of a novel, but spectacularly fails as a game. The worst part is that the developers were clearly trying to play up those aspects. There are quicktime-like events requiring you to move your mouse in certain directions, allowing the player to share in the experience of... washing up... opening a box... opening a door... but not during any of the action-driven sequences, missing a prime opportunity to enhance the immersion.

For every room with multiple hotspots, there are a dozen transition screens with only one button. It says ENTER or DOOR, but it might as well read "click to continue". Meanwhile, much of the side content is presented as white text on otherwise featureless black screens. Tie those details to objects or characters in the room and you have the framework of an adventure game. Instead, the "player" receives an unfiltered info dump, followed by the opportunity to click CLIMB (and only CLIMB) in order to progress the story. Obviously it's impossible for real choice to exist within a set story structure, but a little more of the illusion of choice would go a long way.

In the end, I recommend The 39 Steps for what it is - a visually and aurally pleasing piece of high drama - and warn you about what it's not - a game. That said, with only 5-6 hours of content and the "replayability" of a novel, the $15 price point does seem a bit high.
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0.2 heures en tout
Posté le : 7 juin
I really wanted to like this game until I ended up actually playing it. I mean, I could see how it might be fun to play on a laptop during a long flight or something. But honestly I played this game for 10 minutes and was so bored out of my mind I had to quit.

I'm not saying it can't be a good story, but for someone who likes to read (a fast reader at that) this is an incredibly slowly drawn out story with crappy navigational mechanics that involve swirling your mouse around clockwise and counterclockwise to either skip or go back a previous line in the dialog (of which there is no shortage).

Also this game goes waaayyyy too far into detail with the setting and the background of the characters. When a new character is brought in you literally have to hear their entire lifestory before continuing. Personally I have no idea how the developers of the game were able to see development of this game through - and there were a lot of people in on this project something that is made abundantly clear in the title sequence.

On a positive note, I really like the simplistic art style and theme. It makes it stick out and deserves a good storyline. A+

To really quantify it, what really ruined this game for me was the unnecessary overabundance of character and setting detail and also how slow it plays.

My advice to the game devs? Go write a book. It'd be great :)

I'm really sorry that I cannot recommend this game unless you have all the time in the world to invest in a story line that gives you ALL the details with slow gamplay. Side note: My grandmother would enjoy this game. No joke.
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8.0 heures en tout
Posté le : 7 décembre 2015
«Les 39 marches», en version histoire interactive, avec de très belles illustrations et des superbes voix (Ces accents! Excellant!) pour les personnages. Uniquement disponible en anglais.
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Sorti en 2013, The 39 Steps est sans doute resté dans l’ombre et l’impopularité dans le domaine du jeu vidéo.
Pourtant, cette fiction interactive nous donne de très belles images, ainsi qu’une histoire réfléchit et pertinente. Mais cette dernière est malheureusement racontée sous un anglais très soutenue, ce qui obligera certain à abandonner.
A vrai dire il n’y pas vraiment grand-chose à dire, car est-ce vraiment un jeu ?
Même si à certain moment on interagit avec le protagoniste, on a plus l’impression de lire un livre. Effectuer des figures avec la souris, et trouver des objets liés à la continuité de l’histoire, nous ne donne pas l’impression de jouer un rôle majeur. En fait, le problème avec The 39 Steps c’est que nous avons peu d’interaction.
Au final, ceux qui recherche de la lecture, et surtout de l’art visuel mélangé avec de très bonnes bandes sonores, ne réfléchissez plus, et tentez l’expérience.
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5.0 heures en tout
Posté le : 5 septembre 2013
Je ne suis pas un lecteur de romans, pourtant j'ai trouvé ici la parfaite alternative a ce défaut. On ne peut pas vraiment qualifier ce jeu de "jeu" pour la simple raison qu'a part une quinzaine d'action QTE (littéralement), on ne fera que cliquer pour faire défiler la narration.
Au plus il me donnait à lire, au plus j'en demandais. A tel point que je vais certainement me débrouiller pour trouver le livre afin de savoir ce qui a dut être écarté pour le jeu.
Le scénario est prennant, la réalisation impeccable, les doublage bien exécutés, tout cela en créant une ambiance ultra immersive.
Je n'avais jamais joué à un jeu comme celui là avant, et j'aimerais vraiment voir ça plus souvent.
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Posté le : 16 août 2014
A great game ;)
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Posté le : 2 octobre 2015
Adaptation d'un roman d'espionnage du même nom, The 39 Steps est une très bonne Visual Novel (ce n'est pas réellement un Point & Clic, car il suffit de cliquer où et quand on nous le "dit", il n'y a pas de choix à effectuer, juste à suivre l'histoire).
Situé dans la Grande-Bretagne de 1914 (le tout très bien retranscrit, entre multiples références à l'actualité et aux personnalités existantes, le cadre, les coupures de presse, les images d'archives, de petits films animés parfois et même jusque dans les accents parfois très appuyés), ce jeu bénéficie d'une très bonne mise en scène ainsi que d'une direction artistique plus qu'honorable.
De quatre à cinq heures de jeu, c'est plutôt correct (un peu court peut-être, mais plus long le suspens aurait sans doute perdu de sa densité). C'est plutôt donné si vous arrivez à avoir ce titre en promotion (il est à l'heure de mon évaluation à -90%, soit seulement 0.99€).
S'il faut y trouver des défauts, je déplore le manque de musique de fond la plupart du temps, mais surtout l'absence de sous-titres FR. En effet, ce titre ne plaira clairement pas aux anglophobes, sachant que le niveau de langage est assez élevé. Certains passages se font dans un écossais "agricole" de l'époque, non seulement à l'oral mais également retranscrit ainsi dans les sous-titres.
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Posté le : 30 septembre 2014
Beautiful piece of art. Not a game but a slithly interactive story though.
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Posté le : 25 janvier 2015
This is a Visual Novel. That means there are no real puzzles, no real gameplay, and it is just the story. If you like point and click adventure games, a visual novel isn't a big step backwards from that sort of thing. You just don't get the puzzles that come along with the adventure genre. So when you want a totally relaxing time of just visualizing a story a graphic novel will succeed in doing that without making you have to think much about solving any puzzles. The 39 Steps is probably one of, if not the best visual novels I have ever played. It adds a lot of extra background and lore to explore within this as well that most visual novels don't contain.

The 39 Steps is a classic thriller novel that has been adapted to this medium in such a way that it feels like a big time studio was behind it rather than an Indie team. This political thriller takes place in Europe, mostly in England and Scotland, You are a man that stumbles into a bit of a political conspiracy by chance, which forces you to eventually run for your life and solve the mystery before your life is ruined.

The quality of the artwork is superb. The menus and user interface are clean and slick. There are no bugs, no glitches, and everything is done in a professional way. You can "add a bookmark" at any place in the story to the point that you can do this after every line of text presented. Making it simple to navigate back to where you were. The story is also broken up into about 20 segments so you should never find yourself lost along the way. You can have 3 profiles as well. I think it would be difficult to play this without feeling like this is how a visual novel SHOULD be done. It is as good as it gets for this genre. Adventure fans not familiar with the visual novel genre may just find that this will convince them to try more due to how well made it was.

It has hand painted watercolor artwork that looks extremely realistic, and is a wonder to gaze upon. You feel like you are inside the rooms the story brings you to, the landscapes outdoors that you are stomping through, and they are so well done that you may even feel the sun shining down upon you while you are lying in a field trying to hide from your pursuers. Behind all these backdrops are well placed sound effects to give the right atmosphere. Things like horse's hooves clacking away, the coughs of patrons in a restaurant, and the footsteps of a cobblestone street. Combine that with a perfectly toned musical score to crank up the tension when it is needed, or simply set the stage for some mystery, all aspects of a well done story are in place from a technical standpoint.

The game is mostly done in written text, as all visual novels are, but there are many scenes of the story that give us voice acting. The voice acting is professional. Believable for all times voices are used, accents feel genuine, and the characters all give the right inflections for the tone they are trying to convey. It is some of the best voice work I have heard in a game, and spectacular considering that it is an Indie title.

Besides the voice acting, there are even a few video scenes done in that old time English cartoon way of film and presented in the silent film format. The solid black characters on solid colored backgrounds riding a horse and carriage, or an old Model-T, where you only see the whites of their eyes and teeth. Showing stories being told as they take a trip from one area to another as they are recounted to other characters. There are 3-4 of these and they are an amusing break from the reading. Between these and the voice additions you feel like you get to take some breaks from just reading quite often.

Besides the presentation being top notch, The 39 Steps has an interesting view into the time period in which this novel takes places (1910's). You are able to click on scenes that give you closer looks at objects where you can read letters, look at objects more closely to give you the more intricate details of their design, and most importantly you can read several newspapers from the time period. These newspapers aren't all fictional either. The relevant articles for the story purposes are highlighted, and can be read from an easier view text form, but there are dozens of interesting historical stories and advertisements from the historical time period. You can find articles on politics, the era's fascination with the new flying “aeroplanes”, and I even spotted an article talking about the aftermath of The Titanic in which passengers had taken them to court trying to retrieve lost belongings from America.

The 39 Steps offers an intriguing tale in a visual novel format. Professionally made, great design, and quite satisfying. Achievements are simple to get as they are given by following along with the story so it is an easy 100% game. I would recommend this to any adventure fan looking for a casual story experience. I believe you could finish this game in a few hours (My playtime is way off it didn't take nearly that long). Possibly around 5 hours or so if you spend any time reading the many newspaper articles that are presented for you to browse. Hopefully this group makes more classic adventure titles in this format because they have done a superb job with this one!

NOTE: I had never read this novel before playing the game so I cannot tell you how much you might enjoy it if you have. I enjoyed it immensely having not read the book prior to playing the game. I can only assume it would be less enjoyable to someone that has already read the source material beforehand, as it is to me almost every time I watch a film after reading the book first. ;)
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