When the fate of a world hangs in the balance, an unusual hero arises! The visually impressive adventure-epic The Whispered World is now available as a Special Edition for the first time. Let the Whispered World enchant you with its many animated details and fantastic characters.
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Release Date: May 6, 2014
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May 6

The Whispered World is waiting for you!

We are proud to announce that today we are releasing the Special Edition of our award-winning adventure classic The Whispered World . Follow Sadwick on his way through this melancholic fairy tale. Rumors of an ancient prophecy are coming up and bother the people of the Whispered World. Will the sad clown really destroy it all? It’s up to you to give an ending to this story …

Features:

Additionally to the original game, which has been updated to the current version of Visionaire engine, this new edition will include exclusive contents, such as audio comments featuring the games’ authors Jan ‘Poki’ Mueller-Michaelis and Marco Huellen, a completely overhauled tutorial as well as new achievements.

Important notice for all owners of the previous version :

All owners of the previous edition will receive an automatic update to the new edition for free from their respective download portals. However, due to the new Visionaire version, old savegames won’t be compatible with the Special Edition.

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Reviews

“Don't whisper, cheer at the top of your lungs: Outstanding!”
86 – GameStar

“Nothing says epic fantasy adventure like gorgeous, hand-painted backgrounds. […] More please!”
Kotaku

“The story of The Whispered World is realized with an amazing eye for detail and the hilarious writing breathes life into its melancholic hero and his upbeat sidekick perfectly. […] Very good!”
84 – 4Players

About This Game

When the fate of a world hangs in the balance, an unusual hero arises!
The visually impressive adventure-epic The Whispered World is now available as a Special Edition for the first time. Let the Whispered World enchant you with its many animated details and fantastic characters.

Sadwick's adventure begins when he sets out to understand the meaning of his recurring nightmares. In his dreams, he is haunted by a mysterious blue sphere as his world collapses around him.
Shana, the oracle, confirms his worst fears: not only does she foretell the end of the world, but also that Sadwick is the very reason for their doom.
Face the prophecy and experience an adventure unlike any other!
Exclusive content of the special edition include audio comments featuring Jan 'Poki' Müller-Michaelis and Marco Hüllen, as well as the orchestral soundtrack and unlockable achievements.

Key Features


  • Solve mysterious and fascinating puzzles
  • Meet many wondrous characters in an intriguing world.
  • Exclusive audio comment featuring 'Poki' and Marco Hüllen, the game's writers
  • An unforgettable story

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3)
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM, Shader Model 2.0 Support (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8-32bit
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM, Shader Model 2.0 Support (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: Lion (10.7)
    • Processor: 2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM, Shader Model 2.0 Support (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • Hard Drive: 1800 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Found a used handkerchief and dentures, couldn't find the map and kept getting lost in the forest and mocked by my brother. Gave up.
Posted: October 12
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Nice artwork and good puzzle. Unfortunately the story involves a "it was all a dream all along" kind of twist at the end.
Posted: October 16
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9.7 hrs on record
I didn't really enjoy the "Never ending story"-feeling in the end but except that I thought it was really likeable... My friend told me not to play it because of Sadwicks enoying voice and depressing self... But you kind of got use to it even thou i understand the irritation that comes with a enoying, depressing maincharacter. The only chapter I didn't enjoy so much was chapter 3... Really enoying pussles, it just felt like you walked around in circles... But othervise a really good game and a good story!
Posted: September 30
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41 of 54 people (76%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
I bought this game a few years ago for 40 or 50€. Boxed version. I played it through as fast as I was able to. It's very atmospheric and the backgrounds look epic.

As far as my son will be old enough to enjoy such games, it's one of the very first games we'll play together.

I still remember what happened at the very end of the game. Just this moment is worth to invest time and money into this game.
Posted: May 7
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
I enjoyed this game. The artwork is beautiful, the story fun and engaging. I finished it through. My only complaint is most of the puzzles go about on average 3 steps too far. I had to resort to hints and walkthroughs to see this one through. Even when I understood the premise of the puzzle and the general logic behind it, assuredly two or more rather obscure steps would be thrown into the mix making it rediculously difficult and frustrating to figure out. Honestly, I don't think I could have finished it without referencing hints. It would be nice if the developers had a difficulty setting, cutting out the amount of steps needed to solve puzzles for the beginners and then adding the maximum steps in a hardcore mode for the adventure gaming savants. This would add replay value to a game like this and appeal to a larger audience of adventure gamers. Some want to enjoy a story with some moderately difficult puzzles that advance the story while others want to experience puzzles with all types of loose associations and tangential logic that they can fry their brains on.
Posted: May 25
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Beautiful artwork and music - the aesthetic component alone makes this a worthy game. It's breathtaking! The story is fantastic and quite emotional; even though I was able to guess at the ending, it was quite impactful. Many hate Sadwick's voice, but I like it, in a so-irritating-its-funny kind of way: "Who are you again?" "SADwick, your GRANDson." The world created by the devs is vibrant, creative, and beautifully brought to life. The only drawback to the game is one common to the genre - illogical and obtuse puzzles. So, have a walkthrough handy for occasional use and enjoy a beautifully told and realized story!
Posted: May 7
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Lovely drawn "Point & Click Adventure" about a depressive clown who will destroy the world xD

Challenging puzzles, funny characters, good story (feels like a fairytale) and a very unexpected ending.
As a bonus there is a developers commentary on each screen (mostly includes puzzle spoilers).

The only negative point is the voice-acting of the main character "Sadwick". He is so sad that he gets annoying after a while.
Posted: May 17
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.5 hrs on record
I have such mixed feelings about this game that I'm hard pressed on whether or not to recommend it.

To start off with, the artwork is absolutely GORGEOUS and features traditionally animated cutscenes. The music is quite nice as well, though the voice acting is hit and miss. The characters themselves are quite vibrant and full of personality - we follow the journey of our would-be hero Sadwick, a down-on-his-luck circus clown with clinical depression, who discovers that he has been fated to... destroy the world. As you can imagine he rejects this prophesy, determined to instead save his world from crumbling to dust. Initially I found Sadwick's character to be annoying with how whiney he was about everything, but as I followed him and got to know him, I started to relate to his depression more and saw much of myself reflected in him. He really just needs a hug. As for the puzzles, they're fairly difficult and often frustrating and illogical. More than once I had to look up a guide.

UNfortunately, despite how gorgeous this game is and how interesting I'd found the story, the direction the ending wound up taking I felt to be such a massive cop-out that I'm actually pretty angry. In retrospect it was pretty obvious, but it was such an extremely lazy and unimaginitive "plot twist" that it pretty much destroyed the rest of the game's magic. So, while everything else about the game is good and I would recommend it based off of that, the ending is just SO unsatisfying that I feel extremely conflicted to say yes.

If you truly want this game, wait and get it on sale. Don't waste your money paying full price just to be slapped by the ending.
Posted: July 13
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
The Whispered World falls into the realm of zany adventure games, complete with a morose, unlovable schlub for a protagonist. Unfortunately, zany and surreal adventures invariably involve a certain amount of "try everything on everything" to progress, and this runs afoul of the crappy interface.

Frequently, The Whispered World fails to register a mouse click, so you never know, when trying an object on another, or an object on part of the environment, if it truly did nothing, or if the game simply didn't notice your attempt. Sometimes it takes four or five clicks to get the game to respond. After the third time that I gave up on a puzzle, checked a walkthrough, and discovered that the correct solution was, in fact, one of the first things I had tried, except that the game hadn't deigned to notice at the time, I gave the whole thing up as a bad exercise in frustration.

If you're masochistic enough to endure this game, make a point of clicking several times when trying anything; hopefully one of the clicks will register. The art, incidentally, is quite beautiful, it's simply a shame what aggravating hoops you must jump through to see it.

(And, yes, my mouse works fine in all other applications, so I feel confident blaming the game engine for this non-responsiveness.)
Posted: June 22
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Just finished playing. It was an unexpected ending, very touching :)
The gameplay is great, but the puzzles are a bit too difficult (for me, that is) but still very interesting that i can't stop playing. Too bad there's a problem with achievements not showing on steam :(
Posted: July 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
I really enjoyed that beautiful, intense and sad point and click adventure. I have a lot in common with Sadwick I guess (pessimistic, vertigo, few friends, tend to do what I think right even when I'm told to do the opposite, lack of orientation, etc.) but I still don't understand the way he treates Spot ! Poor happy innocent creature ! Anyway, the music and the drawings create an atmosphere that makes you want to play. At the end of the game, there's some trailer, "the Whispered World 2", doesn't seem to be really relate to the first game... But I'm gonna wait for it !
Posted: July 14
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Great game!

the whole game does take some time to finish but its worth it.
if you play it till the end it you will know why.
great start and one of the best endings!
Posted: August 6
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
WORST ENDING IN GAMING HISTORY! Though the visuals and music are great, as well as some challanging puzzles (including the nonskipable kind)
Posted: September 4
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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Why do the choirs when you have better things to do like saving the world and stuff?
Posted: May 7
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
The Whispered World is kind of fun, but the controls can be a bit flusterating and Sadwick is annoying, as are a lot of the characters. Puzzles are fairly easy and the artwork is nice. My favorite character is Spot. Its an average game, 5/10
Posted: May 7
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
I'm not a big fan of point and click games of this style to begin with, but I truly found this game very dull. I personally did not like the voice acting and instead found it rather "annoying." The gameplay wasn't as bad as some other point-and-clicks but overall, I ddi not have a good experience playing this game.

Rating: 4.2/10
Posted: July 6
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
I played this game in the past, but I admit I quite like the extra knowledge from the developers. They sound quite awesome as they also mention Labyrinth, Dark Crystal and other Jim Henson movies as being a major inspiration for this game. If anything, it sounds like the team is awesome.

I found the story to this game interesting, but the ending was really quite good too, however I hate the voice actor for Sadwick. I'm of course talking about the english version, but yes it is annoying. I also love how Daedelic make 2D games again and bringing them back in the spotlight. Not to mention that they aren't half-bad either.

The creators are really awesome guys. I had the origonal game when I decided to buy their games after Deponia and now I got this one for free which is awesome.
Posted: May 10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
If you like the regular edition, this is the same but with [tedious to acquire] Steam Achievements, Steam Trading Cards, and heavily typoed commentary. I guess that's cool, but still better played with the sound muted!
Posted: May 10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
40.8 hrs on record
I won't be recommending this game at all. It just keeps crashing and despite following a ton of advice on this from other frustrated players nothing seems to fix it. I won't be buying from Steam again.
Posted: September 2
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6 of 14 people (43%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Mediocre depressing point and click adventure game. I laughed exactly twice - and one of those was at *after* the credits had rolled.

Personally I think that the story could have been more interesting (and very different) if the deus ex machina at the end of the game had been explored throughout the entire game. I kind of don't want to say what that is because the authors clearly wanted it to be a surprise, but the entire game is a metaphore that you only discover once it's finished. I could go back and play it again to see if there were any clues, but honestly - it's not worth my time.

Gameplay wise it had an interesting mechanic with the pet catepillar named "Spot" being able to transform into different shapes, which is used a number of times throughout the game to solve puzzles. Some of these aren't obvious why Spot was necessary, but most of them make sense - however I felt the way you obtain new abilities after the first one is completely non-obvious and counter-intuitive, seemingly doing things that by all rights should have killed Spot.


If you're looking for a good point+click adventure game, I would recommend checking out The Book of Unwritten Tales, The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief, The Longest Journey (not to be confused with Dreamfall: The Longest Journey), Toonstruck (if you can find a copy of it somewhere), The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav and Edna and Harvey: The Breakout. If you've already played all those and are still looking for more adventure games then you might considder this one. I'd certainly play this over Deponia, but that's mostly because I couldn't stand the protagonist in Deponia.
Posted: May 24
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