Dragged by her parents, a young and rebellious teenage girl – Violett, moves to an old spooky house in the middle of nowhere. Forced away from her friends and life in the city; she imagines how boring life in countryside will be: spending day after day, bored in her room with absolutely nothing to do.
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Release Date: Dec 13, 2013

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“It has a bunch of strange and clever puzzles, and it resides in a bright and cheery world.”
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“A visually stunning alternate world.”
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About This Game

The new ultimate version of Violett brings even more of the best point and click adventure fun, right onto your screen. In this expanded version you'll see a pair of completely new levels, full of entirely new puzzles and specially composed music. Upgraded graphical effects in the game making the hand-painted, Escheresque surroundings look even more stunning. Redesigned and improved game mechanics as well as controls will let you solve the riddles presented to you with much more ease. If you ever get stuck by a particularly tricky puzzle, a redesigned system of tips will help you move forward. And newly added gamepad support will make your game much more pleasurable to play on your big screen TV or your PC's monitor.

Set in a world full of wonders, quirks and things from beyond our reality, Violett is a remarkable adventure game that will push your brain to the limits and engross you completely.

Dragged by her parents, a young and rebellious teenage girl – Violett, moves to an old spooky house in the middle of nowhere. Forced away from her friends and life in the city; she imagines how boring life in countryside will be: spending day after day, bored in her room with absolutely nothing to do. But what she cannot imagine, is that in just few moments, she'll have the adventure of her life.

A spark of light from the nearby mouse hole catches her attention, she reaches inside and in a blink of an eye she's in a completely different place. So familiar, yet so distant. So magnificent, and yet dangerous. A place where frogs singing operas are daily occurrence, garden gnomes are emissaries from another dimension and power of telekinesis is not freaking anyone out. Now only your wit and luck can help her unite with her parents.

Rack your brain on intricate puzzles. Use the power of telekinesis to get you out of your troubles. Fight the evil spider queen that wants to make you her new trophy. Use your touch to roam the beautiful and slightly psychedelic world, inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Dali and other great works. Immerse yourself in the soothing sound track, that is also available as a DRM free download

- Fantastic 2,5D point-and-click adventure game
- Unique world inside the 'rabbit-hole'
- Multitude of puzzles and riddles
- A spooky atmosphere of mystery and uneasiness
- Evil Spider Queen who's trying to prevent you from ever coming back
- Paranormal forces to manipulate objects
- Beautiful hand-painted graphics full of quirkiness and style
- Full parallel reality inspired by Alice in the Wonderland and other great works
- Gamepad support

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 320M or higher, or Radeon 7000 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 320M or higher, or Radeon 7000 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.4
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGl 2.1 compatible
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800
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Skyward
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
community challenge!

sorry guys. Games seems great though.
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cheie din Germania
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
violetta daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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t4ylorftw
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
Fun game, spent 10hours on it.
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treasureyou
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Very nice and colorful adventure game. 8/10.
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aaronwells
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
Kind of a neat story and setting, but the interface is too buggy and the puzzles too wtf-y.
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Link
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
I regret using the coupon to buy this buggy "game"

Even ignoring the crashes or missing items, the entire game consists of you just clicking obvious items that you'll probably need, figuring out for the most part easy puzzles or finding an item that doesn't seem to be where it should be.

One of the worse point and click games on the market, which in general is an extremely boring genre to begin with.

Absolute garbage, I hope people read these before thinking it's a good deal with the coupon.
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Budi R
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
fun game, I like this type of the game ♥
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cetonx
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
nice game +
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The Dark Crystal
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Liked visuals
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Kind of a neat story and setting, but the interface is too buggy and the puzzles too wtf-y.
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118 of 143 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2013
This game reminds me of Coraline and the gameplay itself is rather fun, this coming from my experience in other point and click games.

From the brief amount of time I have played, i've noticed something which to me seemed rather annoying. If Violett can't perform a specific task there is a 3-4 second wait while she shakes her head.

I recommend you pick this up while the launch sale is still on!
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130 of 164 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2013
First Impressions : This is such a nice chilled point and click. I've played an hour so far and loved it, will definatley make time to finish it off! I made a quick 5 minute review here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTbz-pc2XTc
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90 of 106 people (85%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 9, 2014
So, this game is pretty and that's about it.

Without a narrative, you have no idea what it is you're doing and why you're doing it.
You are doing puzzles that are almost completely random so you're just doing trial and error until it works and half the time I didn't even understand WHY it worked. It was just a thing that I did. Difficulty pays off when things become clear, but this is just "pull this until a thing happens." The puzzles are only difficult by virtue of the fact that they make little sense. Also, your telekinetic ability is incredibly selective; you can effect something a screen away, but you can't use it to pick something up that's just out of physical reach?

Music is pretty boring, the gibberish that passes as speech is very grating on my ears and the sound in general made no impact whatsoever on me.

It was a waste of $9.99 and I regret the purchase wholeheartedly.
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76 of 92 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2013
I'm playing this game with my wife, and we have quite mixed feelings about it.
Pros: This game's plot seems to be inspired by the animated movie "Caroline". Quite interesting, I must say. Music is nice, graphics too.
Puzzles are, how I should say ... unusual, something different from typical point-n-click adventure. And this leads to ...
Cons: puzzle controls give you HELL. They are suitable for a tablet game, a touchscreen PC, but totally not for playing with a mouse.
Also after a few scenes I don't have a clue what are these colored spheres for?
If Steam had 5-star ratings, for now I'd give this game 3 stars - for music and graphics. Can't recommend for everyone, can't dislike too
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57 of 68 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2014
Abstruse and sometimes outright broken in its design elements, Violett commits the worst crime for an adventure game: it confronts the player with poorly designed puzzles that require little logic and lots of luck and clueless clicking in order to be solved.An intriguing premise and interesting art style aren’t enough to drag Violett up to the level of other more accomplished point and click adventures.You might enjoy the time that you spend with Violett, but you should approach it with modest expectations and a good deal of patience.Still, Violett is only priced at $10, and it’s probably the type of game that’s going to go on sale a lot, so if you’re looking for something different then it’s not the worst thing in the world to purchase and try out.Overall 5/10.
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44 of 50 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
35.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2015
Storyline: Annoyed emo chic Violett gets drags off to the "country" by her upset/angry parents to her uncle's (?) delapitated house, and ends up having a very bizarre adventure like Alice, Corinne or Dorothy (Wizard of Oz, movie; the OZ books are even more bizarre). The environments are a tad creepy in nonsensical, illogical and flat out bizarre type of way, much like Wonderland, Oz or where ever Corinne took place, are.
And to all those "there is no story line" complainers out there please explain to me how Alice in Wonderland made any sense at all, ever, in either book or any of the countless movies (and movie remakes). Violett's entire storyline occurs during the preliminary movie, and has absolutely no bearing on the adventure.

Puzzles: Unique and with some very obscure clues at times, plus the gamer really has to look at the details in the background to realize what to do in some cases. Good for that out of the box thinking and improving those observational skills. The logic for the puzzles is there, a tad obsure at times, I admit, but if the gamer takes the TIME to LOOK FOR and TALK TO all the characters, the characters will explain pictorially what to do.

Worst puzzle: Chimneys. Not difficult to figure out just timed. I knew what to do but was highly frustrated by the fact it took so long to do it. Only time I needed a hint, and the hint I needed was that the puzzle was timed. (It would have been easier to do with a reset button too.)
A side note to the puzzles and overall concept: this game makes far more sense and is far easy to play then Limbo.

While playing watch Violett. If she makes a negative Uh-huh sound while vertically moving her hands the gamer is on the wrong track. If she puts her hand under her chin in a thoughtful pose then the gamer is on right track. She is the best clue giver in the game.

For most gamers I would say the biggest drawback is actually taking the TIME to look around and examine the objects while thinking about what to do and where to do it. Half way through the game the gamer starts accumulating an inventory which needs to be used in another environment.

Collecting orbs: In my first playthrough I collected 80+, 90+, 90+ of the orbs. Unfortunately some of the green orbs are so well hidden the gamer needs a guide to find them. (They are invisible basically and the gamer needs to know exactly where they are.) Collecting orbs takes TIME, a keen eye, and just a bit of intuitive thinking. They are needed for the end game, so the more the gamer has, the better off the gamer is. (I highly recommend Dspecht's orb hunting guide.)

Overall: Wonderful game with whimsical if not fantiful music. Simple yet highly detailed environments. Logic puzzles based solely on the "thinking" of illogical characters (In other words, what to do would make sense to them, not us.) Admittedly the end game surprised me, I definitely was not expecting it.

Biggest drawback: TIME. From all the reviews and comments I have read after I played this game time seems to be the biggest complaint. This game took me a couple of hours to play through the first time, in a very leisurely and casual manner. I enjoyed it immensely, looking at the detailed environments, chuckling over the diary pages, and simply shaking my head in amusement at the overall bizarreness. This is not the type of game to speedrun or meant to do as fast as possible. This game is meant to casually stroll through, while doing things like solve puzzles. If an action packed speedrun type of game is what you want then this is not the game for you.
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48 of 58 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 21, 2014
The graphics are fantastically pretty.

But, that's about all I can wholehearedly endorse about Violett. The best puzzle-adventure games use subtle signalling to show the user what's possible and have a sort of internal logic and consistency. Violett is not really one of these games. There were a number of really nice "Oh hey, this situation reminds me of this thing I saw a couple rooms back maybe I can use that oh look it worked" bits, but maybe 20% of the time what you were required to do made no sense at all and it just degenerated into "click random things on the screen until something changes." Especially the parts where there are several on/off switches strewn about the screen and you get to guess which ones should be set which way.

They probably knew this sort of thing happened, which is why they put in the hinting system. Unfortunately, even if you take the hint for what you're supposed to do there's still no guarantee that you can actually do it: the controls are often fidgety and difficult to get to work with a mouse, something that was especially frustrating in the later parts of the game where you had to actually time actions properly. I'm guessing the controls were actually designed for a tablet of some sort.

The first part of the game is by far the most irritating, due to needing to getting used to the controls and on account of the illustration-based explanation style. Probably they did that in order to avoid needing translation, but sometimes the explanatory illustrations are as mysterious as much of the rest of the game.

Speaking of translation, they clearly didn't get anyone native to look at their English. Fortunately it's all flavor text so you can ignore it.

All that said--it's not actually bad, so pick it up if it's on sale or something. Just expect to spend the first 30 minutes cursing.

General disclaimer: I don't generally play casual point-and-click games, which might account for some of the controls difficulties. I do like and play puzzle solving games.
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48 of 62 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2013
Really enjoying this so far! I've gotten two of the jewellery pieces, and have solved a few of the puzzles. The controls are a little clunky, but once you get used to how they work it gets a lot easier. That's another thing I liked - this game isn't too easy!

Too many modern games seem to hold your hand a lot and have really easy puzzles with a default easy setting that you have to ramp up to "hard" so it's not boring (vanity difficulty?). Not this one; I find that it defaults to challenging.

Violett reminds me of older games that you kind of had to walk away and stew on them a bit to figure out. I have had it crash a few times, but it autosaves well and reloads without issue, but that may have to do with the game setting I've chosen. I haven't had it "stick" in places like other users have mentioned. I did start with the hints turned off, and when I got stuck on the drawer puzzle I turned it on. Unfortunately, the hints stayed off. Looks like I'll have to solve it the old fashioned way. It's probably for the best, doing it on my own will be a lot more rewarding!

Despite the minor operational issues, I REALLY like this game. Lush, vibrant environments and a lovely sountrack to boot. It's very charming! With the sale going on right now it's really worth the time and investment. Especially if you enjoyed games like Myst and 7th Guest in the past.
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38 of 46 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 13, 2014
Just finished the game. Overall I would give ie 5-6/10

Aspects of the game I really enjoyed:
- very pretty, rich colours and lots of detail
- love how imaginative the illustrations were, I really felt like I was somewhere magical
- how all the different scenes fitted into each other. It wasn't a linear, point A to B environment

Aspects of the game I found quite frustrating:
- lack of instructions, which in itself is not bad, except when there are game glitches as well. A few times when I was stuck, I wasn't sure if it was me, or a glitch.
- The hint thing at the bottom of the screen hardly ever worked for me.
- lack of logic and cohesion
- I found the picture instructions given by the different characters very vague. As the game progressed, everything became easier but at the beginning I had no idea what the caterpillar wanted. If the instructions were in colour, it would have helped.
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