Set in Wild West, FESTER MUDD: CURSE OF THE GOLD is a three-part comic saga of exploration, reunion, and redemption...and a love letter to the classic adventure games of the 90s! Roused from a life of sloth to reunite with his long-lost brother in search of unimaginable riches, reluctant hero Fester Mudd somehow manages to be intrepid...
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Release Date: Nov 4, 2013

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Set in Wild West, FESTER MUDD: CURSE OF THE GOLD is a three-part comic saga of exploration, reunion, and redemption...and a love letter to the classic adventure games of the 90s!

Roused from a life of sloth to reunite with his long-lost brother in search of unimaginable riches, reluctant hero Fester Mudd somehow manages to be intrepid but cowardly, ambitious yet lazy, dimwitted but brilliant.

In Episode 1, Fester hits the trail to join his brother, Bud, in the downtrodden town of Loamsmouth. But when Bud is found to have mysteriously vanished, Fester realizes that the journey will be far longer and more treacherous than he bargained for...and he must enlist the aid of an experienced gunslinger to help him make his way through Indian territory to track down both his missing brother and the gold that awaits them both!

But gunslingers don't come cheap...and Fester must find a way to convince him to join him on the perilous quest.

This Episode sees Fester exploring Loamsmouth and surrounding territories. Along the way, he'll meet and deal with an assortment of Old West roughnecks, flim-flammers, and other larger-than-life characters...and give adventure game fans a huge blast from the past!

IMPORTANT: The development of Fester Mudd games has been cancelled, and this episode is the only one available. Please note that it was designed to be part of a trilogy, and you will not experience the full story as the other two episodes won’t become available. The developer sincerely wishes to thank everyone who played and supported the journey of Fester Mudd.

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, Vista or XP
    • Processor: 1.8Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X 9.0c or Direct X 9.0c compatible video card with 256 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.5.0 or greater
    • Processor: Intel 1.8Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL compatible graphics card
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
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    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or greater
    • Processor: Intel 1.8Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL compatible graphics card
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
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Very Positive (95 reviews)
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Grand_Warlock
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
A nice little adventure game, it's funny and the puzzles aren't too frustrating. Unfortunately, it's quite short and I don't think it's worth the current price. Plus the developers aren't making any more episodes.
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Junkyard Junkie
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
When it comes to classic point-and-click adventure games, Fester Mudd knows how to bring back the classics. The only downsides is that it's a short game and the series discontinued. But if you have little cash to spend and want to earn easy achievements, go check out Fester Mudd.
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Vicxx
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
A tribute to classic point and click adventure games!

Fester Mudd was a surprise, a great surprise. It really respects its antecessors and the genre, works as a nice throwback to those adventure games back in the day and oh boy, it delivered.
The story is interesting enough to keep you playing it, in fact, as the game goes on you are more and more invested in the plot thanks to its pretty good puzzles, all of them make sense, some served as a comedy value, some can be challenging.
Talking about comedy, it is filled with tons of funny dialogues and scenarios, which ones delivered even more entertaining to the game, there are some easter eggs and those are great.
The game is quite short, but as you can see it took me above 8 hours, so there is that. Also there are achievements to unlock, which is good.
As for flaws goes, I don't have any, really, It might get a little repetitive after a while and I wish there was more variety in the soundtrack, don't get me wrong, is not a bad soundtrack at all, but it might get repetitive as well.
In the end I really liked Fester Mudd, it was a great adventure! 8.6/10
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adam1224
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
FESTER MUDD: CURSE OF THE GOLD is [...] a love letter to the classic adventure games of the 90s! - from the game's description - and it's TOTALLY true. This is the best thing about the game.
And the worst: "The development of Fester Mudd games has been cancelled, and this episode is the only one available"
The episode finishes quite well - your brother sent you a message about finding gold, and you arrive to Loamsmouth, where you prepare your journey further after your brother. The episode finishes with you being on your way towards him (ending with a cliffhanger, so obviously just episode 1 of the promised three), so the story is getting your stuff together in the city.
And the game is some incredible gem, it's such, such a pity that it's cancelled. Still worth playing, as the episode is concluded, and itself is tons of fun, albeit short. You can meet the local drinking champion, one of the weirdest gun-store owners I've ever came across, see a lake full with farting fishes, prove that forces of law was sinfun in loving delicious donuts before they got named "police", and so much more, crammed into this game. A weird thing that crossed my mind after coming across the third (!) implementation of fart in the game (farting fish, whoopie cushion and end scene) - giggling at a fart like Fester does (Tee hee) is maybe not the most mature joke. But it's funny! People laugh at farts, that's why whoopie cushions exist to begin with!
And that's the 90s for me - games and cartoons, when funny didn't had to be mature, but something that was simply funny, and this game perfectly captured the "funny for the sake of being funny" trail of thought while it's genuinely funny - really witty dialogue, great and a lot anachronism in the game (when something's not in it's correct time, like the ID you need to get has barcodes on it).
Couple the funny aspect of the game with great and enjoyable soundtrack, sounds of the game similarly presented in good quality, and the game also looks really pleasing.
I thought that this is an original *old* game, and to be honest I didn't really wanted to bother with it. But for lucky me it's a newer one, and I'm pretty sure it's also easier than the classics, making the game a fantastic and very well-done entry to the oldschool point and clicks, where you actually had to choose your action as well :) It's such, such a pity that the series got cancelled. I still wholeheartedly recommend it if you can deal with the fact that this episode is quite nicely finished, but the whole story apprently will never will be. Though the price is absurdly high for a 2-3h game - I would recommend you getting for- or below 3$/€
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Unsettler
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Secret of Monkey Island with cowboys.

As it states in the beginning of the game this is a tribute to classic point and click games and it shows. The jokes are funny, the puzzles are not headache inducing, some characters reminded me of some characters from the classic games and even the goofy names are obviously references to monkey island. Only bad thing is that it's 3 hours tops. You could probably finish the game in half the time if you didn't bother looking at everything to find all the cheesy gags. Hopefully episode 2 will come out someday. Grab this on a sale!
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hojusimpson81
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
First things first, the game is short -- a fact that should be obvious from the 'Episode 1' in its title. Episodic games are difficult to review on their own, because they're bite-sized portions of a greater meal. Well... unfortunately, the meal has been put on ice. This is the only Fester Mudd adventure we'll ever have.

With all that said, I shall do my best to review this fairly.

Fester Mudd is a point-and-click adventure that nails the look and feel classic LucasArts and SCI1.1-era Sierra games. The interface is of the ol' "Look at ___" and "Pick up ____" variety, and the visuals and soundtrack hearken back to the genre's second hurrah in the 90s. The humour is also a throwback to the titles from those development houses. You'll find your sight gags, pop culture references, and fart jokes -- sometimes, as in the homage to Mel Brooks' classic 'Blazing Saddles', all three will come together in glorious harmony.

Okay, okay, so is this light-hearted western any good? Well, co-creator Josh Mandel (check out his credits!), advisor Al Lowe (his, too!) and the folks at Replay know their stuff. Fester Mudd won't go down as a classic, but the puzzles are fair, and the game doesn't seem to have any real flaws with it aside from the fact that it'll never be completed.

I don't think I'd pay more than $5, but if you can get it in a bundle or on sale ($1.25 on December 23, 2014), I'd absolutely recommend it if you're looking to scratch your classic adventure gaming itch. And if the itch lingers, be sure to see if ol' Doug has something for you at the Drug-- er, I mean Doug Store.
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MiMi
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2015
A bit short (3 hours) but filled with fun! This classic point and click adventure game is the lone survivor of a cancelled trilogy, so sadly you'll never get the full story but you can still enjoy the hilarious dialogues, unlock achievements (some secrets), fill your inventory with a ton of stuff and have some good laughs :)
It's really too bad they cancelled the other episodes, because it's a real hidden gem. All the puzzles are logical, the difficulty/player progression is perfect, there's a ton of funny descriptions everywhere.. It totally reminded me of the oldies of that golden era of sierra games, I now have an urge to replay Day of The Tentacles ^^
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♫ Euphoric guinea pig :D
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2015
I really liked the game. I followed the Steam guide so it took about 2,5 hours to finish it, i.e. a bit short game if you know what to do. However I am glad I bought it. If you haven't bought the game don't read the spoiler. Can't wait for the 2nd part. Easy to 100% since there is a guide.
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Shaw
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2015
Old shoole P&C game with Open, Close, Pick Up etc. buttons. Long time no playing that kind of game, but it was fun... and even sometime funny. But it could be loneger and they should relesse next episodes but i thinik it's not gona happen. Still good game!
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Lin
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 15, 2015
Okay, so this will forever remain an Episode 1, as the rest of the episodes have been cancelled. And the game takes less than two hours to be completed. So whether the price is fair is up to you.

That said, it is a solid old-school point & click, full of flatulence jokes, pixely art and surprisingly logical (albeit in a LucasArts way) puzzles. The story is fittingly wacky, the humor fittingly silly, and for once actually finding the achievements is entertaining. It's one of the few point&clicks I've played lately that actually gets the "old-school charm" label right: it's old-fashioned, childish, fun, but not frustrating for a modern audience. As tributes to classic adventure games go, this one gets everything right. Also a great game to play with children, if you're okay with a few cartoony sceletons and a guy stabbed in the back in a saloon. ;)

All in all it's a very enjoyable way to spend a few hours. I'd be interested to see more from the developer.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
40 of 41 people (98%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2015
Missing the classic adventure games of the early 1990s like Maniac Mansion, Indiana Jones, Monkey Island, or dozens like them? Want to see the genre that inspired games like the fantastic, story-driven Telltale Games adventures? Just want to play a fun little storyline that requires a little puzzling to work your way through?

Fester Mudd: Curse of the Gold is an episodic Wild West adventure that does homage to those old Lucas Arts SCUMM games without the need for a floppy disk drive or emulator. Everything is there, from the user interface to the 16-bit graphics. The only thing missing is the Lucas Arts logo.

The story isn't terribly deep but it's fun to play and leaves you ready for the subsequent episodes, which unfortunately haven't come to Steam in the year plus since Episode 1's release. The puzzles involve simple character dialogue and finding out which objects are interactive and how they can be used to interact with other objects. Throw in a few fart jokes and some butt-related humor and you've got the ingredients for success!

Except for the fact that this story ends with a "to be continued" that has yet to actually continue (at least on Steam), Fester Mudd is still worth playing. I do think that the price tag, at $10, is pretty high for the 2-3 hours of content and lack of replayability and suggest you look for this one on sale.
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 11, 2014
A quite charming point and click game with fairly good puzzles and the usual "silly adventure game"-logic so expect quite odd solutions. The jokes and references are mostly good but some fall a bit flat but thats quite hard to avoid.

There are a few missable achievements in the game but you will encounter most of them by exploring the game and reading the achievement descriptions for hints (quite hint free).

Time to 100%: ~2 hours
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
What's the difference between this game and "Day of the Tentacle", "Monkey Island", "Full Throttle", etc... ?

The Lucasarts logo.

I have a love-hate relationship with Adventure / Point & Click games. I like them but most of them suffer from terrible writing, terrible gameplay and/or terrible graphics and in all honesty, Fester Mudd doesn't fail at either.

The writing is superb. Yes, it's an episodic game but the story is well-written enough to interest me in the next episode. Likewise, writing for "western" era can be hard but I feel the devs really pulled it off nicely.
The gameplay is perfect. I rage fairly quickly at stupid gameplay elements (including but not restricted to, clunky UI, unskippable text, unskippable tedious cutscenes, etc...) and I can proudly say nothing made me rage in fester Mudd.
The graphics are top-notch for a retro-style / pixel art point & click adventure.

TL;DR 11/10, would bang.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
FESTER MUDD: CURSE OF THE GOLD is [...] a love letter to the classic adventure games of the 90s! - from the game's description - and it's TOTALLY true. This is the best thing about the game.
And the worst: "The development of Fester Mudd games has been cancelled, and this episode is the only one available"
The episode finishes quite well - your brother sent you a message about finding gold, and you arrive to Loamsmouth, where you prepare your journey further after your brother. The episode finishes with you being on your way towards him (ending with a cliffhanger, so obviously just episode 1 of the promised three), so the story is getting your stuff together in the city.
And the game is some incredible gem, it's such, such a pity that it's cancelled. Still worth playing, as the episode is concluded, and itself is tons of fun, albeit short. You can meet the local drinking champion, one of the weirdest gun-store owners I've ever came across, see a lake full with farting fishes, prove that forces of law was sinfun in loving delicious donuts before they got named "police", and so much more, crammed into this game. A weird thing that crossed my mind after coming across the third (!) implementation of fart in the game (farting fish, whoopie cushion and end scene) - giggling at a fart like Fester does (Tee hee) is maybe not the most mature joke. But it's funny! People laugh at farts, that's why whoopie cushions exist to begin with!
And that's the 90s for me - games and cartoons, when funny didn't had to be mature, but something that was simply funny, and this game perfectly captured the "funny for the sake of being funny" trail of thought while it's genuinely funny - really witty dialogue, great and a lot anachronism in the game (when something's not in it's correct time, like the ID you need to get has barcodes on it).
Couple the funny aspect of the game with great and enjoyable soundtrack, sounds of the game similarly presented in good quality, and the game also looks really pleasing.
I thought that this is an original *old* game, and to be honest I didn't really wanted to bother with it. But for lucky me it's a newer one, and I'm pretty sure it's also easier than the classics, making the game a fantastic and very well-done entry to the oldschool point and clicks, where you actually had to choose your action as well :) It's such, such a pity that the series got cancelled. I still wholeheartedly recommend it if you can deal with the fact that this episode is quite nicely finished, but the whole story apprently will never will be. Though the price is absurdly high for a 2-3h game - I would recommend you getting for- or below 3$/€
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2013
This is an awesome little retro game. The puzzles are complicated enough to be entertaining but easy enough to not put a serious dent on your afternoon. There are many entertaining in-jokes that harken back to the 80s and 90s. I think old-school adventure gamers will likely be the ones who appreciate this game the most, but it is suitable for new players too.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Solid adventure and short gameplay but decent comedy western. Most of the puzzles make sense and the humor is great. An entertaining point-and-click-adventure experience. It's an excellent tribute to the former giants of the adventure game industry.

Game : 7.5/10
Graphic : 5.0/10

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 20, 2015
7/10
Overview: Point and Click Adventure

The Good

+ An excellent throwback to old school point and click adventure games reminsinant from the Lucas Arts era

+ Great puzzles that make sense and are fun to solve

+ Good dialogue and humor

+ Good use of the wild west setting

+ easy 100% achievements


Average

Very short and not worth the full price.

Conclusion

If you miss the gold old days of point and click adventure gaming and need a quick fix this is a good game, assuming you can get it at the right price.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2014
Short and slightly funny. The humor doesn't get much deeper than fart jokes. It happens I actually find those a bit hilarious...

An easy clear too if you are one of those without much time to invest in gaming and huge, towering backlogs.

Good homage to the old PC adventure classics too, I felt right back at home with the interface.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2014
Pretty enjoyable point and click adventure game, but far from worth $10. You can finish the whole game in under two hours. If you can pick it up on a very big sale, it was kind of fun if you want a simple western themed Maniac Mansion throwback
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15 of 25 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 26, 2014
An enjoyable take on the point-and-click-then-point-and-click-again adventure games from the golden ages when LucasArts and Sierra made their classics. Expect plenty of slapstick humor, retro styled graphics, crude sound effects, 8-bit tunes and a very short gameplay experience (episode one of three come).

I would not recommend purchasing this at the current full price of $10, since you can run through it in an hour or so, but definitely pick it up on sale or off a bundle. Nostalgia filled sighs and giggles are guaranteed. 4/5
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