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Two stories, two main characters, one epic experience: in Memoria, players travel through different time periods, while following two distinct protagonists: Sadja, a southern princess who wants to be a war hero, and Geron, a bird catcher who wants to lift a curse from his girlfriend.
Release Date: Aug 29, 2013
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Includes 5 items: Deponia, Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes, The Night of the Rabbit, Memoria, The Whispered World Special Edition

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Includes 4 items: The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav, Memoria, Blackguards, Blackguards: Untold Legends

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Demo now available!

February 28th, 2014

Aventuria is waiting for you!

There is now a demo version of our award-winning point&click adventure ‘The Dark Eye: Memoria’ available featuring the whole first chapter of the game.

Your biggest adventure is just about to begin ...

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“Memoria' is Daedalic's best adventure so far. The story presented is as elaborate as it is clever and remarkably well written [...]. If you'd ask me, I wouldn't know what to do better.”
10/10 – Eurogamer

“Great, fondly presented story with a stunningly beautiful conclusion, spiced with diversified game mechanics”
9/10 – Gamereactor

“Memoria is a masterpiece that shouldn't be overlooked by anyone.”
4.5/5 – Cheat Code Central

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About the Game

Two stories, two main characters, one epic experience: in Memoria, players travel through different time periods, while following two distinct protagonists: Sadja, a southern princess who wants to be a war hero, and Geron, a bird catcher who wants to lift a curse from his girlfriend. The game combines point & click gameplay with unique magic skills.

Sadja, a Southern princess, has an unstoppable desire to become the greatest hero in history – by joining and succeeding in the biggest war Aventuria has ever seen: The war of the Mages, fought in the middle of an uninhabitable desert.
Bird catcher Geron lives almost 450 years after the Great War. Geron’s eternal love, Nuri, has been turned into a crow by an evil curse. To give her back her human form, Geron needs the help of the mysterious merchant Fahi, who has magical powers. But Fahi is only willing to help Geron if he agrees to solve a puzzle which Fahi has seen in his dreams. The quest for answers soon leads to a chain of events that connects both Sadja's and Geron's stories, threatening to turn the present into a grim reflection of a long forgotten past.

Memoria combines classic point & click adventure gameplay with the features of The Dark Eye, one of the most successful RPG universes known in the fantasy world. Point & click adventure game puzzles get a unique twist by adding magical features – and a wise, talking staff. Over eight chapters, players control both Sadja’s and Geron’s fates, involuntarily interacting with each other and bridging over 500 years of time. Each chapter in Memoria features opulent graphics, epic locations, a thrilling fantasy crime story and a unique puzzle design that differs from chapter to chapter.

Key Features

  • Epic fantasy soundtrack and high quality voiceover to draw you deep into the game
  • Dive into the world of The Dark Eye, and explore mystical places such as Draconia, an ancient temple built by dragons
  • Follow the story of two unique characters through two different time periods
  • Beautifully hand-drawn 2D backgrounds and high quality 3D game characters
  • From the creator of The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav, The Whispered World and Deponia

PC System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Single Core Processor or 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Single Core Processor or 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 1GB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: Lion (10.7)
    • Processor: 2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory: 2500 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
414 products in account
59 reviews
9.4 hrs on record
Memoria follows the stories of two people - Sadja, an enterprising princess and Geron, a young and impoverished bird catcher. These stories take place centuries apart, so it would be easy to assume that they are unrelated, but fortunately Memoria succeeds in entangling these stories in ways that are just as intruiging as they are satisfying. The majority of the story is spent on uncovering the forgotten secrets of a time gone by, and through experiencing that forgotten past you can eventually piece everything together. The characters you spend most of your time with aren't all that complex or interesting but they are greatly endearing and I found myself sympathizing with the entire main cast. Some puzzles rely heavily on the understanding of the narrative - which can get confusing at times - so the game offers explanations through optional dialogue which I found helpful but not intrusive. Geron is often placed in the same confusion as the player so you are given free reign to take the story in at our own pace and ask any questions you may have depending on your understanding of the lore from The Dark Eye universe. The puzzles in Memoria run the gambit from fantastic to downright unpleasant, the first half of the game's consistantly interesting and creative puzzles eventually gave way to some drawn out and obscure puzzles, the weight of which on the game is only amplified by poor optimization and awkward controls. Fortunately, the game's mechanical low is quickly followed up by one of the most gratifying and unexpected endings I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing.

Memoria is both a successful sequel and a great entry point for any newcomers to The Dark Eye's universe. The puzzles are for the most part inventive and rewarding but even when it isn't playing it's best the fantastic story is more than enough to keep you invested.
Posted: January 20th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
280 products in account
23 reviews
10.6 hrs on record
The human mind has an innate ability to organize memories into stories... and then ask if someone else is authoring the story instead. Stories within stories and their authors inside them are common themes in various metafictional novels and films but have not appeared very often in games. Memoria builds an interesting, labyrinthian tale from themes of imagination, memory and myth that pleases the senses as well as the mind.

Memoria picks up where Chains of Satinav left off, with the bird-catcher Geron once again leading the cast. Since playing the previous title is all but necessary I will not discuss any plot details from either. As a general description it can be said that the story takes place in two completely different times and places and accordingly on two different levels which mix in various interesting ways as events unfold. Unfortunately the story inside the main story, the one detailing Sadja, a princess in an Arabian-like kingdom, begins on the wrong foot. I have rarely seen a more cold-blooded and merciless exposition beginning to a story as the one for Sadja. To make things even worse her quest is a rather abstract one making it difficult to become immediately involved. Sadja herself is odd company: ambitious to the brink of ruthlessness with an odd sense of a grand fate awaiting her. As such she is as unusual creative choice but in the end does fit into the overall themes and design.

The writing in general is more concerned with the whole than the parts which I found pleasing. There are no quotable one-liners nor amusing banter but given the fairytale surroundings this austerity may indeed be better than any rhetorical flower arrangements. The somewhat weak beginning is the only major flaw and offset by the very impressive ending. The many layers of mythology logic seen throughout the story are also unusual and take the place of any everyday realism. In this case the high fantasy works since the whole is kept to an economical length are there are no larger-than-life emotional outbursts.

While the writing takes some time to draw the player in this cannot be said from the sensory stimulation. The hand-drawn environments are both lucid and vivid and could not have been done better. One of the key strengths with Chains of Satinav was the bittersweet orchestral soundtrack and while Memoria does not reach the same heights it does an admirable job of setting the mood. A true weakness in the presentation are once again the animations. Slight ruggedness during adventures is somewhat easy to ignore but becomes difficult indeed during moments of dialogue. When the only part of the face moving is the mouth the effect is jarring to say the least.

As the puzzles require fantasy logic to solve some of them may be problematic but I did not see any insurmountable ones. The number of items, hotspots and screens needed for a major puzzle are kept to reasonable limits. The game also has a questlog to remind you of the current task as well as lore reminders of the things you have learned. Should you lose hope on a puzzle there is even a hint system for the desperate. Chains of Satinav introduced limited spellcasting into the otherwise traditional pointing-and-clicking. Geron only had one ability at his disposal in that game but now he has two in addition to Sadja's three. Not all of these are used very much so some editing could have been useful but on the other hand this system lessens the clunky "bottomless pockets" inventory-based problems of many other adventure games.

Memoria's ultimate strength is perhaps a strong sense of identity. The developers did their very best with the indie resources available and cleary love the genre and the game as much as the adventure game audience does. Memoria will not conquer the world any more than any other contemporary adventure will but for those willing to appreciate its quiet appeal there is much pleasure to be discovered within these ten hours.
Posted: June 6th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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3 reviews
12.9 hrs on record
This game was just as fantastic as the prequel. Some of the puzzles were a bit more obnoxious (the tower/crystal puzzle), and almost thought I was stuck in a bug once but luckily it wasn't. These games remind me of the longest journey, with surprises at every turn and an immersive story. I'm just sad that it's over... it was shorter than Chains of Satinav.
Posted: June 30th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
18 products in account
1 review
3.4 hrs on record
This game provided me with hours of fun puzzles, and enthralling story. No big magics, but simplicity and beauty. Riddles enough, but you won't get told off for getting some of them wrong, as far as I know~

And best of all: In all the hours of fun, I only found one minor bug.
9/10 would play again.
Posted: June 21st, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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3 reviews
11.8 hrs on record
Nice, surprising sequel to The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav.

Sometimes I wasn't sure, if I liked the princess or not. Or the speaking Staff for that matter. But in the end, it was that, exactly, and the beautiful drawn environment that made the game worthwhile.

Handy enough, the user Interface didn't change all too much to it's prequel and this was perfect for me. Besides, the UI disappeared, unless I needed it. Which supports immersion quite nicely.

Tip: As mentioned already a few times, it really adds to immersion and understanding of Memoria, if you played first The Dark Eye.
Posted: June 27th, 2014
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