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Would you like to enter a thrilling Pirates world where danger lurks in every corner? You are a museum owner pursuing an undead pirate who kidnapped your daughter. You quickly realize that the villain is entangled in a tragic, centuries-old love story, and wants to resurrect his mistress with the girl’s life force.
Release Date: Apr 19, 2012
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About the Game

Would you like to enter a thrilling Pirates world where danger lurks in every corner?

You are a museum owner pursuing an undead pirate who kidnapped your daughter. You quickly realize that the villain is entangled in a tragic, centuries-old love story, and wants to resurrect his mistress with the girl’s life force. You feel sorry for the pirate, but you have to stop him before it is too late for your daughter…

You will leave the modern museum quickly, and find your way to rundown pirate settings, all of them three centuries old. Since the time of the golden age of piracy, the locations have become neglected, deserted and overgrown with plants. Full moon, bones laying on the ground, and a skull-shaped rock add to the dark atmosphere of the mysterious island.
What tragic events took place on the island before your arrival? What evil powers can make an old, rotting ship sail? Is the horrifying, undead pirate really as evil as he seems?

You will find answers to these questions during your trip through the ghost ship haunting the seas of the Caribbean, the grim Skull Island where pirates’ bones cover the ground, a ruined fortress ridden by cannonballs and catacombs stretching below the island’s surface. Are you strong enough to save your daughter? Will you dare to lift the curse?

Features

  • Special Collector’s Edition version full of exclusive extras!
  • Switch between Hidden Object and Mahjong puzzle!
  • Amazing storyline;
  • AAA-quality cinematics;
  • Astonishing sceneries;
  • Clever puzzles;
  • Collect 12 Cursed Doubloons!
  • Face the fearsome Captain Remington and his crew!

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
37 of 38 people (97%) found this review helpful
465 products in account
3 reviews
5.1 hrs on record
A very good example of the casual adventure game.
Wonderful and detailed artwork, albeit with fuzzy cutscenes and mediocre voice acting.
Great selection of puzzles including 'find the object' (you can bypass this with a minigame of mahjong if you want) that consistently keep you engaged.

A great game to drink and decompress with that makes you feel clever without straining your brain.
Posted: February 5th, 2014
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29 of 29 people (100%) found this review helpful
50 products in account
6 reviews
10.8 hrs on record
I used to play these "hidden objects" games a lot back then, so I was expecting Nightmares from the Deep:The Cursed Heart to be to my liking, and I was very curious about it since the day I found it on Greenlight.

Well, it didn't disappoint :)
The hidden objects scenes didn't give a headache and the mini-games were just right - neither boring nor needlessly complicated. The story of the "main" chapter is interesting, the cutscenes are enjoyable to watch and the ending was kind of captivating.

Also, undead pirates are badass! <3
Posted: February 11th, 2014
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79 of 115 people (69%) found this review helpful
489 products in account
7 reviews
17.7 hrs on record
Играю с удовольствием и это главный плюс игры.
Головоломки разнообразные, среднего уровня. Рекомендую всем любителям квестов.
Из плюсов также - возможность выбора играть в поиск предметов или маджонг.

VERY good game. Puzzle variety, the average level. I recommend to all lovers of quests.
Of the benefits as well - a choice to play hidden object or mahjong.
Posted: February 5th, 2014
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
338 products in account
17 reviews
7.7 hrs on record
Ok, I have become shamelessly addicted to these hidden object games. Having played three, I now consider myself an expert on them. Definitely. Anyway, this is a good one. Just don't judge it on the quality of its story and voice acting, both of which are subpar at best. It seems to be a genre convention actually, so I can go with the flow. No, these games depend more on the quality of their artwork, the level of interactivity in scenes, the quality of the puzzles (if any), and how well things sparkle and zing when you click on them. No really, when you find that hairbrush hidden carefully in the background of a scene, you want some fireworks when you click on it. It's satisfying, I admit it. I get the impression, reading around, that this developer is considered a good one when it comes to HOGs. I wouldn't know, but on the strength of this it's well-deserved. The game's quite long; it took me a little over 6 hours to complete the game (including the two bonus chapters as this is the CE) which is about twice as long as some HOG games. Like most of these games, the difficulty level was towards the easier end of the spectrum, but frankly that works just fine inbetween bouts of Spelunky and Jets 'n' Guns. It's relaxing, and strangely compelling. Interestingly, each hidden object scene also offers a mahjong game. You can either do one or the other, and the more of the HOG you complete, the easier the mahjong game becomes (and vice versa). It's a good way of trying a different approach if you're stuck trying to find a particular object. That didn't happen very often with me, but I appreciated the option. There's no time limit on completing each scene, but if you do them quickly you can gather a few Steam achievements. The achievements were a little bugged though, not all of them registered, if that kind of thing is important to you. Puzzles? Yes, plenty of those, most of them very easy, but they're a nice change of pace. The game surrounding the hidden object scenes plays out like a point and click adventure, with an inventory and objects that must be found and used in the appropriate places, so there's plenty of variety to keep you going. There's even a map!

So overall then, the best HOG-like I've ever played (out of the three I've played over the last month). GOTY in the HOG category so far, in fact! But seriously, if you like this kind of thing you can't really go wrong. The artwork is excellent, the music and presentation are great, the storyline and acting are like fingernails on a blackboard, you'll love it.
Posted: February 11th, 2014
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
272 products in account
4 reviews
3.4 hrs on record
Short game, trite story, beautiful art, nice theme song.

This is the first hidden object adventure game I have ever played, but I am a veteran of the old 90's style point and click adventures.

For the most part you wander around, seemingly at random, until you find a "swirly" spot to click on. This will start a hidden object scene search, upon completion you will be awarded an item, although some items are found without hidden object searches as well (general environment finds).

Some of these items are used in puzzles, some of them are keys, and the rest are your traditional use on environment items that adventure fans are familiar with. None of the puzzles are challenging, and all are logical. The only exception to this rule is the "Urns" puzzle - the final one in the game. Thankfully you can hit a button and skip any puzzle if you want, but this version of the game also has a strategy guide which you can access from the menu (probably not during a game though, but I never tested this).

This version of the game does come with some digital "extras", most notably 8 beautiful (up to 1080p) wallpapers which are taken from the memorable scenes in the game. In fact you can see three of these in the screenshots on the Steam Store page. Naturally you get to play back any video you have already seen, and there is also some concept art (but not much, six images to be precise).

Oh, there's also a mahjong game if you want to play that instead of finding hidden objects, but I never tried that feature.

For the price I feel like the game is too short, versus something like Monkey Island II - another zombie themed pirate adventure, and probably the best adventure game of all time. However, it's worth playing if you like pirates and the sounds of thunder and lightning and want to have the beautiful wallpaper art on your desktop (I do).
Posted: February 8th, 2014
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