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"Very casual point and click with cool Steampunk setting and decent story. Not too challenging. Nice graphics. Fair voice acting. 50's sci-fi esque"
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17 aprile

Mind Snares: Alice’s Journey is coming to Steam!



Get ready for the mature adventure game with elements of the surreal, psychological thriller and horror genres that will send shivers down your spine!

Help Alice to defeat the mysterious Shadow that keeps her trapped in his ominous, psychedelic dream land for unknown reasons.

Are you up for the challenge? The fate of Alice lies in your hands!

Mind Snares will launch on 23 April with 40% off to mark the occasion.


The offer is time limited.

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23 marzo

Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan on Steam!



The second chapter of the legendary series from Artifex Mundi comes to Steam.

Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan will be available 26 March with 40% off to celebrate the premiere.

The promotion will last one week.

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Racconti meccanici: Di vetro e inchiostro è un gioco d’avventura del genere steampunk. Un giallo che presenta elementi d’azione come attività di spionaggio, battaglie dei mostri e persino voli con il deltaplano.
Una scia continua di strani terremoti sta riducendo in macerie le città del mondo. Il dr. Ambrose Ink, una delle menti più importanti della rivoluzione tecnologica, spera di svelare la causa scatenante di questo fenomeno soprannaturale.
Le sue ricerche lo conducono a Hochwald, una cittadina nascosta in alta montagna vicino al misterioso castello della famiglia Barber. Tuttavia, poco dopo il suo arrivo nella tenuta, il dr. Ink scompare.
Toccherà alla sua amica e confidente di lunga data, l’agente Evangeline Glass, salvare il dr. Ink e rivelare che cosa provoca i terremoti. Con un solo corvo meccanico come guida, lei dovrà irrompere nel castello fortificato e affrontare lo specialista ingegnere di Gottland.
L’agente Glass capisce presto che gli essere umani non solo l’unica minaccia in questi strani tempi rivoluzionari...



  • Intrufolati nel castello di Hochwald nei panni del dr. Ink, insieme al suo fedele compagno Matthew
  • Ambientazione steampunk sfarzosa e unica nel suo genere
  • Corvo meccanico chiamato Matthew che è il seguace fedele del giocatore
  • 31 (38 in CE) luoghi bellissimi disegnati a mano
  • Giallo con una trama appassionante piena di elementi d’azione
  • Avventure di gioco diversificate: voli con il deltaplano, azioni nei panni di un soldato, lotte per sconfiggere mostri meccanici
  • Più di 30 steambug nascosti da trovare
  • 9 obiettivi da sbloccare
  • Materiali aggiuntivi: bozzetti, sfondi e una colonna sonora fantastica
  • Avventura bonus (“La storia di Ink”) che introduce quella principale.

Requisiti di sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    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: 256 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB 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
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Recensioni utili dai clienti
7 persone su 8 (88%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
8.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 14 dicembre 2014
This is another of a multitude of games that has become fairly standard bundle fare. That said, this one was still pretty good. It was on the very easy side as far as point and click adventures go, with only two puzzles that I can think of that really provided any challenge at all. That said, I think this was meant to be a more casual game, and so it succeeds in that regard. It's not a game that anybody is really going to get stumped with. It looked nice. The graphics were pretty and well done for the most part. The voice acting was not notable (neither good nor bad), and the story was decent. The Steampunk setting was pretty cool overall.

Overall, I give this game about 6.5 out of 10. not a must play, but the 4 hours or so it will take you to complete it wont be something you regret either.
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7 persone su 8 (88%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
9.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 21 aprile
Ok..I really don't bother with doing a review with most games..Kind of like "If you have nothing good to say, don't say anything at all" which was the way I was raised..But anyways......This game is so worth my time to give you feed back..It's one of my fav's far as HOG's go...Which by the way saves me, cuz I play alot of strategy games which can sort of melt your mind in higher levels, so it's nice to have the laid back feel of a HOG!...This has a pretty good story..but where this shines is the voice acting and puzzles, add this to very nice graphic's and you got a winner!..So from one HOG lover to another, this is not a let down (even if you pay full price)..Hope you enjoy it as much as I have, CHEERS ;-)
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6 persone su 7 (86%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
13.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 26 dicembre 2014
A good hidden object adventure game mixed with some good puzzles to solve. There's nothing extremely difficult about this game or its puzzles, it's a casual game through and through. However, the storyline is interesting and is fun to follow. The puzzles are also well embedded to compliment the storyline rather than taking you away from the reality that the story creates. Fun game.
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4 persone su 5 (80%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 9 febbraio
Clockwork Tales is another great Artifex Mundi title. This game is great for those who love Clockpunk or Steampunk themed games. The atmosphere and graphical content is pretty incredible for such a short game. Clockwork Tales is one of Artifex's shorter titles, but the gameplay is core. While the story is short, the puzzles tend to be more challenging than many other Artifex Mundi games.

All in all this is a fun game all around, and if you're familiar with the Artifex Mundi engine, then you'll know your way around just fine. Althought it is a short story, the content is rich and the environment is beautiful.

6.5/10 - Recommend to Artifex Mundi lovers, Clockpunk + Steampunk fans, and HOGers.
(On a conservative scale)
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 4 gennaio
A really good HOG game, good artwork and voice acting and a story that grows on you. Artifex Mundi once again prove that they have this style of gameplay mastered. If you are at all interested in this style of game then get this title. If nothing else it might encourage the devs to do second game set in this world. And trust me, we want that.
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3 persone su 4 (75%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 23 maggio
(Copy and paste is your way to get the Doctor)

It is Artifex Mundi. "If you played one, than you know them all." which in this case is one of the few times in gaming where it comes to be the most positive thing about a point&click "slash" hidden object you might ever hear.

10/10 Artifex - You make me droll - Mundi
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 15 gennaio
A really good Artifex Mundi game. However, I noticed that it was a bit shorter than the other ones. I finished it in approx. 4hrs but it it was really fun! Good graphics, story and original puzzles.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 3 gennaio
I had a blast playing this game. Couldn't drop it until the end. It is both a hidden object and a point and click adventure game with beautiful graphics and storyline. I loved the music and the atmosphere, and I recommend it for all ages.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
8.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 30 dicembre 2014
Amazing game with excellent graphics and very good story. Highly recommending.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 10 dicembre 2014
Very interesting game, you can click around and do different stuff.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 9 gennaio
A very good HOA game, interesting storyline, challenging puzzles with all the steam punk clockworks you could ask for. When I say challenging puzzles I mean challenging enough not to bore me to death but without making me run to a guide in desperation. Graphics are well done and atmospheric and the music is complementary and non-intrusive. If you liked this game you should try The Clockwork Man and vice versa.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
3.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 9 marzo
I truly enjoyed this game. There is a cat in Ink's Story (the bonus episode). You give him catnip.

This game is exactly what you'd expect from Artifex Mundi- an entertaining story, fun puzzles, some funny references, and some cute animals throughout! (Wish there had been more of the latter, alas) I enjoyed this game- and there were bugs (hence the achievement "Too Many Legs", but they were all mechanical, so I will not complain). Matthew, you're mechanical bird helper, is adorable, and helps out in some silly, but altogether needed ways.

The game is overall easy, and doesn't take long to complete, which may be a selling point to some. It has a fun story, and interesting characters- one of which sings "Soft Kitty" from The Big Bang Theory- huh? All in all, I definately recommend this game! My only gripe (and again, this is a game with robot creepy crawlies) is that at one point I had to throw a snowball at an innocent, bystanding owl. Not cool, Artifex, not cool. Other than that devastating act of wildlife abuse, I was delighted in the overall gameplay.

Just another reason I will always trust in Artifex Mundi! (Just remember AM, there's no such thing as too many cute animal friends)
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 7 maggio
I thought that this P&C/Hidden Object game was one of the better I have played. It is a little on the easy side so playing on the highest difficulty is best. The story is fine, but it is the polish that really worked for me. The music and graphics are solid and the hidden object puzzles are actually scenes that make sense instead of a random assortment of meaningless objects. That attention to detail is rare.

In addition, the bonus content for the game is really added playtime. It is not just a rehash of the places and puzzles you have done before.

Overall, a really good game in this genre.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
7.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 14 febbraio
Simply put : Very fun story line, nice graphics. Fun puzzles and bonus game. Also fun achievements to get.
I recommend for all type of players, whether you like easy or hard play mode.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 26 gennaio
Lots of fun, good for a day. The steampunk setting works well, and there are plenty of good puzzles.
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2 persone su 3 (67%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
9.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 26 dicembre 2014
A straightforward Steampunk puzzler, focusing more on puzzles than on hidden-objects games. While the story is simple, both the voice acting and artwork are top-notch. Unlike other Artifex Mundi games, the story only took about 2½ hrs to complete. Certainly worth buying while on sale if you are looking for a relaxing and modest puzzler.
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7 persone su 9 (78%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 31 luglio 2014
Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink è un'avventura punta e clicca hidden object, come tutti i giochi della Artifex Mundi.

Questo titolo non brilla ne per storia (solamente abbozzata in cui si notano molte lacune) ne per lunghezza (storia principale + avventura bonus finite in 4 ore); gli enigmi sono di facile soluzione.

Personalmente credo ci siano titoli migliori di questo sviluppatore, come ad esempio Nightmare from the Deep.
Può valerne la pena se trovato in bundle, ma non a prezzo pieno.



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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
7.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 4 novembre 2014
Carino, corto e facile, buono per chi vuole provare questo tipi di giochi. Lo consiglio quando è scontato poiché non è molto longevo ed una volta giocato non ci rigiocherete. Gli enigmi sono passabili e mai troppo difficili. Un "entry level" per principianti.
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52 persone su 54 (96%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
8.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 7 novembre 2014
If you like the Artifex Mundi style, then you'll probably like Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink. I have to admit, this developer has changed my opinion on hidden object games in general because their titles consistently manage to combine an engaging story with puzzles that are challenging but not taxing or tedious, quality artwork, and music and voice acting that suit the story well. Clockwork Tales delivers, and is probably one of my favorites in this genre.

I really like the Steampunk aesthetic, personally, so I thought it worked nicely into the format of a hidden object game. The bad guys here are militaristic fanatics with suspiciously German-sounding accents, so it's pretty obvious what imagery they were trying to evoke, but (pseudo-)Nazis blend well with the Steampunk style. I was amused by the effort to include a bit of a science/geology theme in some of the puzzles and in the story, and I also appreciated that (like several of the other AM games I have played) the protagonist of the story was female.

Clockwork Tales is not terribly difficult or long, and the game probably lacks much replay value, It's still pretty entertaining and I enjoyed the few hours I spent playing. The achievements can be won in just a few hours of casual gameplay, so if that's your thing, then this is your game. It's also a family-friendly game as most of the puzzles aren't too difficult and the theme isn't very scary.

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46 persone su 53 (87%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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5.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 28 aprile 2014
I've played a handful of Artifex Mundi's hidden object games, and I think this may be my favorite one yet. Based on a popular series of Polish children's books, Clockwork Tales is an imaginative, fun, curious and enjoyable title who's emphasis is more on casual adventure than hidden objects. Set in a steampunk version of the 1700's, you play Evangeline Glass, an intelligent young protégé to the brilliant Dr. Ink. With the help of Ink's clockwork companion, Matthew the bird, you must save Hochwald and the doctor from the machinations of the evil Grand Engineer Barber.

One of the things I enjoy most about hidden object games is the beautiful and imaginative artwork many have, and this game is no exception. Everything, including the characters, have a hand-painted look which gives it a storybook-like quality. Even the characters share the art style, which looks so much better than the oddly rendered/animated 3D models in other games.

The game play is your standard IHOG/HOPA, adventure game lite with hidden object scenes mixed in. I always play on Expert to give me a bit of challenge and lengthen my game play, but I found Clockwork Tales to be quite easy, even more so than most games in the genre. This isn't a horrible thing, but considering how much I enjoyed the world that was created, I wanted to spend a lot more time there than a mere 3 hours on the hardest difficulty. Even so, the adventure aspect was very fun with nothing jumping out as being crazy illogical, and the many puzzles were moderately challenging despite most being reused from previous games. One nice touch was being able to utilize Matthew to collect out of reach items and perform certain tasks. Most of these aren't too hard to figure out, but it's a nice bit of flavor added to a genre that is very "cut and paste" in most gameplay aspects.

The hidden object scenes are very well done, nicely drawn items without too much clutter, and have a nice range of difficulty, but none of the items were what I would consider unfairly hidden. Mixed in amongst your standard HOS's are a few FROGs (fragmented object scenes), adding a bit of variety to the gameplay. I noticed, however, that the regular HOS's tend to get more plentiful the further you progress through the game. This wasn't an issue for me as I really like them, but not everyone shares that sentiment. For those who do not, the number of these scenes are quite low overall compared to other games.

While the setting is one of the best parts of the game, the story in the beginning feels a little rushed and can be a bit confusing. But once things get going and you move out of the village into the castle, the storytelling smooths out quite a bit. There are no dark, disturbing themes here (unlike so many others in the genre), and the story isn't deep by any means, but that doesn't detract from it's enjoyability. This is a game that can be enjoyed by anyone but makes a particularly good family game, especially for parents who are looking for less macabre fair to share with their kids.

One of my biggest issues in previous games from this developer has been the voice acting, but Clockwork Tales is a vast improvement overall, especially with the main characters. Now I'm not saying these are award winning performances, but they're not jarring nor do they sound out of place given the material, and they don't pull me out of the experience as they would in other games. Funny enough, the one game in which I find the voice work to be pleasant enough is the one in which we get a toggle for the voiceovers. The option is still appreciated and I hope we continue seeing it in the future.

This is the Collector's Edition of the game and comes with the bonus chapter (a short prequel to the main story), replayable puzzles and hidden object scenes, wallpapers, soundtrack and collectible "steambugs" that are sprinkled throughout the game. I'm usually not big on having to find additional hidden items in these types of games, but the steambugs were a treat. Aside from their imaginative and adorable designs, they're generally not too hard to spot, although it may take you a couple of play throughs to find a few you missed.

All in all, I enjoyed Clockwork Tales immensely and am only disappointed in it's short length. But the little time that I spent in the game world was time I completely enjoyed. I will definitely come back to this one again and again.
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