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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リリース日: 2013年4月25日


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"A really neat mystery novel turned into a really neat interactive experience. Remains fun and intriguing throughout. Very casual game done right."


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.


Mac OS X


    • 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


    • 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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記録時間: 4.3 時間
投稿日: 9月7日
Original example of how a novel can be transformed into a game

The 39 Steps is a unique interactive visual novel, developed by The Story Mechanics and first released on Steam in april 2013. The game is based on the novel with the same title by John Buchan, which got quite well-known thanks to its being the inspiration for Ian Flemmings James Bond books. The novel tels the story of Richard Hannay, a bored-to-death gentleman who all of a sudden finds himself in the eye of an espionage storm. Buchans story has its flaws: some plot-turns come across as unbelievable, but the characters are drawn very fine indeed, as is the time period against which the plot evolves.

Buchans novel is followed very closely in the game, which does an excellent job in transferring the overall feel and atmosphere of the period and place during which the action takes place: London, Scotland and the English countryside early summer 1914, just before the outbreak of the First World War. The developers achieved this by using a brilliantly designed and executed visual style, with a lot of hand-drawn images.

Actually, the story is told in several different ways, all with their own level of interaction. The narrative part of the novel is being projected on the screen, with the player having to click through the different lines. But the game manages to introduce variety even in this simple mechanic: the tempo of the clicking varies: sometimes a screen is held onto longer, while at other times clicks has to done much faster. Dialogues are being voice-acted in a very convincing way, some self-contained stories are even being projected as short movies. There is some point-and-clicking too, although this is allways clearly indicated and not designed as a challenge or puzzle. All in all, the variety in interaction between player and game helps a lot to draw one into the story.

The awesome visuals and interesting storytelling are accompanied by a soundscape that mostly stays in the background, punctuating some important actions without drawing any attention to itself. A bit more of these, and a more convincing musical envelopment would have painted the period even better I believe. But this is only a minor quibble. More problematic are the click-and-drag actions one has to perform to unlock doors or achieve other minor tasks. These feel tucked on, and do not integrate well within the overall concept.

Highly recommended to anyone interested in visual novels, in literature or in artistic games in general. It's a real shame this development studio hasn't released any more games yet.
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23 人中 20 人 (87%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 5.1 時間
投稿日: 7月29日
This digital adaption of "The 39 Steps" by John Buchan is very well-made and holds a lot of promise. The concept of digital adaptions of novels is a good way to introduce the younger tech-savvy generation to the great writings of old. While it may not have the exact features of what you'd call a video game in modern standards, it does have a story which will have you gripped and glued to your seat. Featuring beautiful hand-drawn backgrounds, simple gameplay mechanics, and convincing voice-acting, The 39 Steps is greatly recommended for those avid book readers who wants to experience something new or just people looking for a great espionage-thriller story.
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20 人中 17 人 (85%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 4.6 時間
投稿日: 6月14日
After reading many other reviews, I had a pretty good idea of what I was getting myself into. And I must say, despite a few minor temporary audio glitches, I greatly enjoyed this treat. Very relaxing, engaging, immersive, and exciting.

I haven't read the original yet, but I feel this undoubtedly did it justice. While one is usually wary with a movie-adaptation of a novel, I am looking forward to another digital-adaptation from these guys. The love and care clearly shows through.

As long as players are aware of what they are getting themselves into, I'd highly recommend this delightful experience.
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12 人中 10 人 (83%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 4.0 時間
投稿日: 7月9日
A really well presented visual novel/semi-interactive piece of literature.
Very stylish presentation and great sound+voice acting.
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11 人中 9 人 (82%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 0.2 時間
投稿日: 9月5日
A good story, well told.
This is a very nicely done adaptation of John Buchan's novel. It kept me wanting more the whole way through, in much the same way any good book will. The voice work and music are both excellent and the pacing and interactive elements completely fit the style of the game. The visuals are also very good, especially the fantastic animated scenes. The game is not without a couple of slightly rough edges, though. The audio can cut out noticeably abruptly at times and the quality of the background art is occasionally lacking a little, but neither take away from a very entertaining few hours.
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