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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Datum vydání: 25. dub. 2013

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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.

Systémové požadavky

PC
Mac

    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
Užitečné recenze od zákazníků
2 z 2 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
6.6 hodin celkem
Jednoduše velké zklamání. Nejde o to, že interaktivita je prakticky nulová, ale o příběh, který je překvapivě pěkná slátanina. Mnohdy nelogické a velice často nudné vyprávění rozčeří občas zajímavé momenty. Ty jsou však suverénně zazděny dementním a nezajímavým rozuzlením. Hrdina běhá od čerta k ďáblu, když mu teče do gatí, někomu potká, tomu vše vyklopí (ale já ho fakt nezabil, nekecám), dotyčný mu uvěří a pomůže. No a takhle asi čtyřikrát. Pořád někam utíká, chodí na procházky, kouří cigarety a autoři nám musí barvitě popisovat každou jeho svačinu... Je to NUDA! Občas bezbřehá. Zkombinujme to s neexistující hratelností a naprostá zbytečnost je na světě. S formou nemám problém, interaktivní knížku s poutavým dějem bych si užil, tenhle nelogický a utahaný pokus putavý příběh však smrdí skrz naskrz. Jestli je taková i předloha, zaslouží použít jako toaletní papír pro cvičené orangutany. 4/10

P.S. Lehce získatelné achievementy jsou fajn a některé pasáže stejně tak, vypatlané zakončení však zanechá pachuť, kvůli které se na podobné projekty budete koukat z patra.
Přidáno: 18. června
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23 z 27 osob (85%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
4.4 hodin celkem
One thing that I love about video games is how they can take a story I've already heard several ways, and turn it into an entirely new experience that's just as engaging as if I was hearing it for the first time. The 39 Steps by The Story Mechanics is the first in what they call "digital adaptations", which fall somewhere between a visual novel and a radio show. The idea if simple, but the execution highly stylized and the pacing tightly wound to make what could have been a dry collection of text a surprisingly compelling and intense narrative piece.

I shouldn't have to tell you what The 39 Steps is about (as I imagine most should be familiar with the classic novel and numerous film adaptions and spin-offs), but as a refresher it follows Scottish man Richard Hannay, recently retired and now lost in a series of humdrum days and occurrences. All of this changes when a stranger barges into his life and revels a German plot that if carried out could throw the world into a war the likes of which it had yet seen. Shortly thereafter the man, now revealed to a spy known as Scudder, is found dead in Hannay's apartment, leaving him the only one alive with the knowledge of what is soon to unfold, and the only person who could possibly prevent it.

While the narrative of The 39 Steps is as intriguing and thrilling as ever, it's the way that it's told in this instance that makes it worth revisiting (or checking out for the first time) as opposed to numerous other formats you could choose. The Story Mechanics haven't settled for a simple text format in retelling Josh Buschan's tale, instead using a collection of visual tricks and clever insertion of backstory to create an brilliant interactive story that far exceeds the simplistic adaptations that have been experimented with in the past. Fantastic use of camera angles, deliberate placement of text to draw your eye toward parts of the watercolor backgrounds, and excellent voice acting from all parties make it incredibly easy to get swept away in the plot even during the slower, some may even call mundane, moments.

The only real instances where The 39 Steps falls a tad flat are the awkwardly implemented gestures that sometimes accompany moments like opening doors or reading letters. They were obviously intended to make the game feel more like, well, a game, but they're shoehorned in in such a way that feels tacked on an unnecessary. Thankfully they're infrequent enough that they never amount to more than a bit of a bother nor take but a few seconds to complete.

Though some might scoff at the emphasis on exposition and almost complete lack of traditional gameplay, those that can appreciate The 39 Steps for the bit of interactive fiction it is will be rewarded with an exciting and wonderfully paced tale of spies, murder, and more than a few close shaves. Having no real idea what to expect, I was very pleasantly surprised with the end result of The Story Mechanics's first attempt at a "digital adaptation", and it has gotten my mind spinning thinking of so many other books I'd love to see turned into future games. Hopefully this is only the first to come.
Přidáno: 16. července
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18 z 21 osob (86%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
4.9 hodin celkem
Alright, just played through The 39 Steps today. Took about 4 hours all told to complete, although there was probably an hour of idle time mixed in there. Anyway, I thought it was pretty stellar. A digital adaptation of a book. They say it was the inspiration for Ian Fleming style of writing, I think it bore a lot of similarities to Hitchcock's North by Northwest (and it turns out Hitchcok did in fact do a film adaptation of 39 Steps earlier in his career) as well. A very good and interesting story set in the early 1900's. Although there aren't branching paths, I thought the game till did an excellent job of immersing you into the story completely. Sort of non traditional from a point and click perspective due to a little twist in manipulating some object. The artwork was very nice, mostly done in watercolors and more traditional painting styles as well, with some silent film style cutscenes mixed in. Definitely recommend playing this one.
Přidáno: 1. července
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15 z 17 osob (88%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
7.2 hodin celkem
This ain't a game..
This is interactive Visual Novel.. A novel that you watch like a movie..

Truly a masterpiece.
Try it, you won't regret.
Přidáno: 18. června
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16 z 19 osob (84%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
3.9 hodin celkem
The Thirthy-Nine Steps is one of the earliest and arguably most influential novel in the history of espionage thriller. The book by John Buchan, published in 1915, is now public domain which means the devs could get away with anything in this digital adaption. But what surprised me is they were extremely loyal to the plot. This digital adaption is even told in 1st person like the original work. They did not offer any changes, which can be termed as lazy. But a novel that doesn't need change shouldn't be changed anyway. Voice acting is good. Story-telling is done right. The only thing that bugged me is the lack of character "appearance" in the artwork. But that's not a big deal. Anyway, this is a good digital adaption of the novel and I highly recommend it.

Warning - Do not buy if you're looking for a game. This is NOT a game, not even a point and click game. This is basically a audio novel with some relevant artwork.
Přidáno: 29. května
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5 z 5 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
5.0 hodin celkem
BEru to tak, jak je psáno. Tedy interaktivní příběh, který byl již knižně zpracován.
Pokud neumíte anglicky, nemá smysl kupovat, hra je opravdu jen o klikání a čtení textů, který je ale pěkně nadabován, hluboký a gradující.

Jako hru to rozhodně nedoporučuji a komplet průlez je značně repetetivní, bez jakéhokoli hráčova zásahu. Kniha..
Naopak jako příběh, knihu to doporučím, jelikož animace, dabing i krásné pozadí atmošku doladí.:)
Každopádně tuto hru doporučuje 1 z 10ti lidí, knihomol, který se dosal na steam.:)

5/10 (7/10 4 bookworms)
Přidáno: 30. prosince 2013
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