In the old days man tried to catch a glimpse of the future in the strangest of ways. Experience the ancient Swedish phenomena of year walking through a different kind of first person adventure that blurs the line between two and three dimensions, as well as reality and the supernatural.
Nutzerreviews: Sehr positiv (415 Reviews)
Veröffentlichung: 6. März 2014

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Reviews

9/10 – Edge

9/10 – Eurogamer

5/5 – The Telegraph

Über dieses Spiel

In the old days man tried to catch a glimpse of the future in the strangest of ways.

Experience the ancient Swedish phenomena of year walking through a different kind of first person adventure that blurs the line between two and three dimensions, as well as reality and the supernatural.

Venture out into the dark woods where strange creatures roam, on a vision quest set in 19th century Sweden. Solve and decipher cryptic puzzles, listen for clues, and learn about mysterious folklore creatures in the built-in encyclopedia as you seek to foresee your future and find out if your loved one will ever love you back.

Mysteries and clues await everywhere in Year Walk, but to fully understand the events that took place on that cold New Year's Eve, you will have to delve deeper than the adventure and lose yourself between fact and fiction.


This edition of Year Walk features several new additions:
• New locations within the game
• Map
• Updated art
• New puzzles
• Integrated Encyclopedia about the mysterious myths and creatures encountered in the game
• Hint system
• Steam Achievement Puzzles
... and more!

Systemvoraussetzungen

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shader 2.0, 256 MB
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (or later)
    • Processor: 3 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shader 2.0, 1GB
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X v10.5 Leopard
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shader 2.0, 256 MB
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X v10.7 Lion (or later)
    • Processor: 3 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shader 2.0, 1GB
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space
Hilfreiche Kundenreviews
12 von 12 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.6 Std. insgesamt
Ich fand am Anfang das Spiel sehr irreführend, daher habe ich beim zweiten Durchgang aufgehört und doch etwas geschummelt. Aber da traf mich die Erkenntnis des Spieles und weshalb man dieses "Year Walk" macht.
Ich werd nicht spoilern, daher werde ich hierbei nur eins sagen: Dieses Spiel erschreckt, obwohl das Design so süß gemacht ist!
Bei einigen Screens von mir hab ich es auch nochmals verdeutlicht, wie scheinheilig alles aussieht. Musik ist hier genial gemacht danke an Daniel Olsen! Und was ich hier super finde ist, dass man zum Schluss des Spieles sieht, wie die letzten 2-3 Monate waren für den Lehrer und was man damit anfangen kann.
Noch ein großes PLUS waren die realistischen Bilder des Spieles. hab hierbei auch zwei Screens gemacht, da es mit Sicherheit eine heidenarbeit gewesen sein musste.
Bei dem "Sale" lohnt es sich das zu holen!

Was hierbei negativ sein könnte wäre, der Verlauf. Was is das Ziel des Spieles und was man tun soll ^^' War nicht so einfach, schon eine harte Nuss aber mit viel Durchhaltevermögen schafft man es.

An sich ein sehr ausgefallener Stil, spannende Story(wenn man dahinter kommt) und wirklich hübsche Bilder sowie das Design des Spieles.
Verfasst: 10. Juli
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5 von 6 Personen (83%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.4 Std. insgesamt
Year Walk - ein schwedisches Spiel.
Ich habe dieses Spiel noch nicht lange gespielt, jedoch reicht das, was man in den ersten 5 Sekunden des Spielens sieht :
Eine unfassbar wunderschön gezeichnete Welt. Kann verstehen, wenn Leute sagen "das ist nicht meins" , aber man sollte es auf jedenfall mal gesehen haben, das ist wirklich mal was anderes! Kein klassisches Egoshooter-Game, kein Rollenspiel, aber auch kein Point&Click-Game.
Die Macher haben sich hier wirklich Mühe gegeben! So schöne Spiele sieht man nicht alle Tage, jeden Euro wert!
Neben den Rätseln kann man sich zudem auch noch sehr gut erschrecken, während man der interessanten Story durch den "Year Walk" folgt...
Verfasst: 20. Juni
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.8 Std. insgesamt
Eines der besten Spiele dieser Preisklasse und dieses Genres, die je meinen Weg gekreuzt haben.
Zu beginn ist, wie manch einer ja schon beschrieben hat, recht verworren, aber man weiss bald,
weshalb man den Year Walk oder Arsgang überhaupt geht.

Ich werde euch nicht mit Ausführungen langweilen, ich bitte euch einfach darum, es zu spielen.
Wer Nordische Mythologie mag und gerne eine unheimliche Athmosphäre um sich herum gewoben haben
möchte, der sollte sich dieses Goldstück nicht entgehen lassen.
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Verfasst: 18. Juli
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50 von 53 Personen (94%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.9 Std. insgesamt
What a surreal experience.

Year Walk can essentially be described as a classic adventure game played in first peson. You move around the forest as you go on your 'Year Walk' and slowly piece together the puzzles and obscure story. It won the iOS GOTY award last year from many publications and I can easily see why it deserves the accolades.

Year Walk is heavily based on Finnish Swedish folklore and has an amazing art style. You will run into all kinds of creepy demons throughout your adventure. The game does have a few jump scares, but, overall, is more unsettling than scary.
I would mention that I found the atmosphere quite breathtaking. The mood is set by the oppressive musical backdrop that never distracts as you crunch your way through the snow of the forest.

The puzzles are where I really dove into the game. I assembled a full piece of paper covered with drawings, notes, and clues over the course of my travels. There is an in-game map, encyclopedia, and hint system to help you through the game and learn about the Swedish background.

The game is quite short, your first play through should take you about forty five minutes to an hour and a half depending on how quickly things click for you. Multiple play through are encouraged and, in fact, half of the story and the true ending are hidden away in subsequent play. The method of unlocking that ending and reading through the story is quite the ride.

It is unfortunate as the game has been looked over on Steam entirely. Possibly due to the stream of trash that has been coming down as part of Valve's policies lately. I hope that it gets some more attention going forward as it is a great title.

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Verfasst: 9. April
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21 von 24 Personen (88%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4.4 Std. insgesamt
Year Walk is best described as a sort of stylistic adventure horror game. It's not really a hidden object game, but more focused on atmosphere and puzzles. The story of Year Walk is that you play as a man named Daniel, who lives deep in the woods. You are about to perform something known as a Year Walk, which is an old Scandinavian legend to starve before the midnight of New Years and wander into the forest and night to seek a glimpse of the future. However, there are trials, and strange beings that are said will try to apprehend you, as the very act of Year Walking breaks the two truths of our world, time and space. As you play you have to overcome these trials, explore the deep and progressively strange and unsettling woods, and over it all maybe piece together why Daniel is so concerned about the future to risk his life.

The atmosphere of the game is great. It's more unsettling, surreal, and strange than scary, but I had a constant uneasy feeling and yet fascination to events as they transpired around me. Everything dips into legends and myths from Swedish and Finnish tales, with a helpful encyclopedia if you're interested in knowing more of the origin of things around you. The whole atmosphere is backed by a fantastic soundtrack that, like the game, is appropriately off-kilter.

Year Walk strikes me as one of those games that sticks with you long after you beat it. The story isn't entirely surprising in how it plays out, but it's executed very well, and the details are a lot stranger and help make the whole situation far stranger than what actually happens. It's sort of like a classic folk-story in that what happens is somewhat predictable if you have any experience with stories of a similar kin, but that's not what makes the story interesting, it's how it's told and how everything comes to that natural conclusion. And Year Walk has a lot of depth, things to look into, and intriguing mysteries that stay in the mind long after you find out what ultimately happens.

Gameplay is pretty simplistic. You move left and right along a first-person 2D plane, and occasionally can walk forward or backward to another 2D plane. You interact with objects, and solve puzzles. The game isn't stylized like many other adventure games, with hidden item to find, as what you can and cannot do and interact with is very visible and clear, but some of the puzzles are a bit tricky. My tip is to sometimes think outside of the box. Most of the answers are often more obvious than they may seem at first, none are too challenging, but some aren't pushovers either. I also heavily suggest you keep a notebook and pen handy, it helped me a lot.

It's a game with great atmosphere, an interesting experience that'll last you about two hours, and for many I'd imagine an interesting introduction to Scandinavian myths and folklore. If you have an interest in atmospheric horror experiences, folk stories, or games with a surrealistic edge, I'd definitely give it a recommendation.
Verfasst: 14. April
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