Moebius: Empire Rising is a contemporary adventure that merges classic point-and-click puzzle solving with Jane Jensen’s sophisticated storytelling. Travel the world using Malachi’s unique deductive powers to analyze suspects, make historical connections, and uncover the truth behind a theory of space and time the government will defend...
User reviews: Mostly Positive (106 reviews) - 74% of the 106 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 15, 2014

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September 1, 2015

Price Drop! Jane Jensen's Moebius: Empire Rising is now just $14.99!

Great news! We've dropped the price on Jane Jensen's newest adventure, Moebius: Empire Rising, is now only $14.99! Now's a perfect time to dive into the globe-trotting adventure featuring the acerbic Malachi Rector and his unique talent for analyzing both people and objects on his first and mysterious assignment for a cryptic government agency.

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This thrilling new adventure game from master storyteller Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight, Gray Matter) and Phoenix Online Studios (Cognition, The Silver Lining) introduces Malachi Rector, an expert in antiquities whose photographic memory and eye for detail transform people and clues into interactive puzzles.

When a secretive government agency enlists him to determine whether a murdered woman in Venice resembles any particular historical figure, Malachi is left with only questions. Why would the U.S. government hire him -- a dealer of high-end antiques -- to look into a foreign murder? Why does David Walker, a former Special Forces operative he meets in his travels, feel like someone Malachi’s known all his life? And how come every time Malachi lets his guard down, someone tries to kill him?

Moebius: Empire Rising is a contemporary adventure that merges classic point-and-click puzzle solving with Jane Jensen’s sophisticated storytelling. Travel the world using Malachi’s unique deductive powers to analyze suspects, make historical connections, and uncover the truth behind a theory of space and time the government will defend at any cost.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia with 512 MB RAM**
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: ** - Not recommended for play on Intel systems with integrated/shared video memory
    Recommended:
    • OS: XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia with 1 GB RAM**
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: ** - Not recommended for play on Intel systems with integrated/shared video memory
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard (10.6.X)
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz*
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia with 512 MB RAM**
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: * - For Mac systems, an Intel-based processor is required., ** - Not recommended for play on Intel systems with integrated/shared video memory
    Recommended:
    • OS: Snow Leopard (10.6.X)
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz*
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia with 1 GB RAM**
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: * - For Mac systems, an Intel-based processor is required., ** - Not recommended for play on Intel systems with integrated/shared video memory
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Jane Jensen is a master not just with intelligent plotlines (which sadly is rare in adventure games) but is also the master of storytelling and editing. Giving succinct but a lot of valuable information in various ways as to never be boring and, if you are like me, learn a lot while having a heap of fun at the same time.

The storyline background was art history and the unfolding plot was about Moebius Theory (there are the same patterns throughout history, everything repeats itself)

Your character is an antiques dealer who becomes involved with an organisation that wants his insight into a few people. You investigate each character which have information points, once you collect all the points you solve a puzzle by comparing these character's facts with historical figures. Along the way, we see how the Moebius Theory unfolds through him personally and the people he is investigating.

Each chapter is usually in a different country, but with only about 2-3 places to visit in each country, you don't get lost and it is very easy to go back and forth via a map if you miss something, thus minimising or eliminating the need for hints (which this game does have) or a walkthrough. There are a few puzzles but even with the obligatory maze at the end there are logical clues.

Now to the not so great:
- Artwork - sometimes is in the just OK range
- The multi-step inventory, I could have done without the 'envelope' icon and just use the interactive icon when I wanted to use an item.
- Couple of glitches and a couple of achievements that aren’t working but the devs say they will be fixed soon.
- Main character is plain 'I want to bonk him in the head' annoying.

He does improve a bit as gameplay progresses but not quickly enough to care about what happens to him till near the end, where there is a redeemable characteristic. In Gabriel Knight the main character was a sexist pig at times but he also was a lovable rogue. Sherlock Holmes was very loyal and really nice to people he found interesting. House M.D over time, was very loyal and cared in his own way to people in his life. This game isn't long enough to develop a "House" type character.

Overall I loved it, preferring the storyline and plot over GK and Grey Matter. Maybe if Jensen had more unlimited funding it would have been a longer more involved game in every way than GK and even Contradiction. But, it's still a really good game, good puzzles, great plot, dialogue and well worth playing. I really recommend it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
I am always on the lookout for the latest point and click adventure, so after reading the description I jumped at the chance to play this game.
The plot is inspired by the Moebius theory in which time forms a loop with events repeating however in this game it is not events that repeat it is a person's biography, his/her life pattern. (Not to be confused with reincarnation where it is the actual person that is born again not just his/her story). Example: Mozart's bio goes something like this; wrote his first piece before the age of ten, marries at age twenty, has two children, lives the life of a pauper, and dies in his mid thirties unexpectedly of an acute infection. Now in the present time Malachi Rector (the main character) will attempt through his extensive knowledge of history and observation skills to find the one person that could fit that profile. He is hired by a top secret organization to do just that.( It isn't Mozart but the bios are of people you as the player would recognize).

Some of the characters might not be likable but all are interesting especially Malachi. I am reminded of a certain late nineteenth century character a flawed but brilliant private detective. It is David his bodyguard that gives Malachi a touch of humanity or should I say a bit of compassion for David is everything Malachi is not,

There were times when I got frustrated because some of the solutions to the puzzles didn't follow a logical and intuitive conclusion. In fact there was one solution I felt was down right ridiculus.

Definitely thought and care were invested in the graphics department.

I give this game a rating of 7/10 it isn't the best point and click I have experienced, but certainly not the worst. I bought this game while it was on sale so I feel I got what I paid for.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
I enjoyed the story, the music, everything.
If Jane Jensen is even vaguely connected buy it.


The Bad? Some needless back and forth to get items Icould have picked up earlier and a few software glitches.
With Steam sales all over the place this game is well worth the $ or $7 I spent on it.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
BRILLIANT ADVENTURE GAME THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
I loved this sarcastic, cultured, and intelligent game. Sure the characters move poorly, but the voice acting is top notch. The puzzles were imaginative, not too hard. Most enjoyable game style for me.
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