Enter an enchanting world of legends and magic, where your destiny was written in blood and whispers of true love.
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Release Date: Feb 25, 2014
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"Artifex Mundi's most well-rounded and polished game to date."

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March 23

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.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/279800/

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February 22

Time Mysteries: Inheritance is coming back in a remastered edition!



The first episode of the extraordinary time travel saga from Artifex Mundi will soon be available on Steam.

The remastered edition of the 2010 classic will feature:

• Fully voiced dialogue
• Redesigned user interface!
• 5 all-new cutscenes!
• Enhanced visuals in numerous locations!

The game will be released on 26 February with 40% off to celebrate the launch!
The promotion will last one week.

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About This Game

Enter an enchanting world of legends and magic, filled with gloomy forests, forbidden temples, and abandoned castles; a realm of dark secrets, where your destiny was written long before your birth...

Within the shadow of an ancient forest, on the bottom of a foggy valley, stands the lonely village of Ravenbrook. The folk there are cheerful and diligent, yet warily superstitious. They surround the village with countless charms to keep the evil spirits at bay, for on the other side of the forest, there lies a seemingly bottomless pit, known as the Abyss. It is the place the villagers of Ravenbrook fear most...

On this night, a young woman is returning home for her twin sister’s wedding. The sisters haven’t seen each other in years. Yet the invitation was strange, almost as if someone else wrote it, other than her twin. But still she comes, ignorant of the danger that awaits...

For just before the wedding, amidst the happiness and reverie, a stranger arrived in Ravenbrook...

Features

  • Thrilling story, full of intrigue and adventure
  • Fuzzy sidekick – the cutest kitty helper you’ve ever met
  • 24 versatile mini-games and 14 hidden object scenes
  • 38 beautiful, hand-painted locations
  • 11 intriguing characters with different passions and dark secrets
  • The Book of Elusive Objects tells the story of local legend
  • Collect 30 Spirits of the Forest for your Faerie Meadow
  • Additional, intriguing story
  • 24 achievements to unlock

System Requirements

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
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
I consider Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride to be the best game developed by Artifex Mundi and I can easily state that it might be one of the top 5 games of this genre ever released. Everything about this game is magic: the story, the setting, the design and the music.

But what I liked the most about this game was the addition of a very cute companion that follows you throughout story. It is something different from the Hint system, its sole purpose being to help you solve some of the puzzles.

Apart from the hidden object scenes (which you can alternate with a game of dominoes) there are a lot of other hidden collectibles that appear in the point-and-click scenes; collecting all these will unlock new surprises in the end.

I highly recommend this wonderful game, not only to all the HoG fans out there, but also to anyone that wants to spend 4-5 hours chilling with a casual point-and-click adventure.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
Another good Puzzle Hidden Object game from Artifex Mundi !! If you love Puzzle and Hidden Object games look up all of Artifex Mundi's games they are all good even this one to boot !! Good art and storytelling, good voice acting and good puzzles :) So if Hiddin Object and Puzzles are you kind of games ?? GET THIS GAME NOW and any game by Artifex Mundi !!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
Par for the excellent course set by Artifex Mundi's impressive cadre of similar titles. The art is on the high end of the scale, even for AM, the game plays for a fairly long time, and the storyline gets pretty good at the end. The travel between scenes is not too frequent as to be annoying, although the directions and scenes are not terribly distinct, but the overall ability to navigate the environ is fair. The drawbacks are focused primarily on the weak puzzles in the game; not only weak, but frequently exceptionally trivial, arbirtrary, or simplistic. It also kind of ends abruptly, without any satifying closure to the story. There is a bonus content that unlocks at the end of the game, so I presume that contains prologue. Anyhow, I recommend this game without reservation. [ 8 / 10 ]
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
I'm not usually a big fan of seek and find games but I really enjoyed this one. The story line is engaging and the puzzles are just difficult enough to be fun.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
Very good game. There was different things to do and not just looking for hidden objects. I was surprised that there was a great story and I was really involved in it!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Best role playing game I EVER played. I'm not really into role playing games. Where you look for things and read ALLL the time. This game gives you a real good challenge. It gets them wheels rolling in your head.

9.5/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bridge is another incredible Hidden Object Game from the phoenominal Artifex Mundi. Artifex Mundi's engine ensures that their players can play all of their games w/o the need for a difficult learning curve.

Story
Grim Legends focuses around a woman who's sister is kidnapped on the day of her wedding by a strange bear. She must go after her sister in order to rescue her, and in the process reveal a secret that has long been forgotten...by most.

Classic Artifex Engine and Style
Artifex Mundi always combines their beautiful artwork with puzzles and hidden object games. This creates an amazing universe, leaving you to want to buy more of their games. This particular game is the first, and one of the BEST Artifex games that I've played to date. Buying this particular game convinced me to buy more.

Pros:
- Incredible scenary which builds an enchanting world.
- Fun casual puzzles and HOGs.
- Great storyline
- Bonus content
- Creative Hint system

Cons:
- A Short game, even combined with the Bonus content. If you like Artifex Mundi games, this is just as long as any other.
- Some of the voice work, while nice and clear, are a bit overplayed, but it doesn't get in the way of enjoying the game.
- The writing of this particular game is a little bit cliche, but still good.

Verdict?

8/10 - Grim Legends is probably one of Artifex's best titles. It is family friendly and is fun for all ages. Also, while tending to lean towards a female market, it is still incredibly fun for males. In short, this game is just fantastic. I highly recommend to HOGers and lovers of great Indie works.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
The story of The Forsaken Bride has a bit of a fairy tale feel to it, which was actually quite enjoyable, and features well-done animated cut scenes whenever you advance the story.

This game features witchcraft, potion making, and more. But the best part, for me, had to be the kitten you get early in the game. You can actually tell the kitten to go fetch certain things that you cannot reach yourself. Quite handy and he's oh so cute!

Puzzles vary in difficulty and some can be quite tricky. Beside Hidden Object games there's also "construct a useful item" which is a nice variation of he standard HO games. There are also hidden fairies to find and "elusive objects" which fade in and out somewhere on the screen for about 5 seconds.

One of the best Hidden Object games I've played thus far.

Encountered no bugs or broken achievements.
A second run-through is required to get 100%.
One of which needs to be in expert mode.

9/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
This is easily the best hidden object adventure I've ever played in terms of production quality. The quality of the visuals, music and voice acting are both superb for the genre (I was especially amazed by the smooth, but still painted-looking animations.) The game brings all the features of modern HO games, map, hints, selectable difficulty level, easy puzzles, lots of achievements and collectables and an alternative for HO scenes (in this game it's domino).

The plot is good too for the genre, not too blatantly obvious, though not that surprising either. I liked how it's not about a guy saving a love interest, but a woman trying to save her sister. And I loved the ending a lot! The focus was different than most HO games I've played.

In the first half of the game instead of word-list HO scenes, the player has to combine items based on images. I haven't met with this type of HO scene before, it was refreshing after the endless word-lists of other games.

The only thing I kinda missed is the feature they had in 'SEASON OF MYSTERY: The Cherry Blossom Murders' where if you click on an object in a HO scene, it shows the item's silhouette.

There were some genre-typical ridiculous elements, like having to light up a torch with a ray of focused light in a multi-step puzzle, next to a field of dozens of candles. Also having to be basically a cleptomaniac and steal quite a few things from your innocent neighbours. (I had to steal a candle, a crochet needle, a fan and a teacup from the same windowsill throughout the game + even had to cut off a piece of their curtain ^^;; )

PS: That kitten helper is the cutest thing ever :D
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Long have I been away from my family and the village of my youth. But the news of my sister's impending marriage speeds my return and fills me with utter joy. The journey home is not without its perils and I find myself tossed, dirty, and disheveled upon my eventual arrival. But no matter, for upon seeing my sister's face brimming with such happiness all else is forgotten.

Would that this joyous reunion had stayed just that! For dark things lurk in the forest and intrude on the happiness of all. Nothing is as it seems and moonlight can play tricks on even the sharpest of eyes. How far will I go to rescue the ones I love? To the very bottom of the Abyss and back if I must!

Artifex Mundi has created yet another outstanding gem for its crown of games. The story is beautifully told through compelling characters, gorgeous artwork, and melodic melodies. Everything about this mystery is well done, flows, and is ultimately satisfying.




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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
A great Point-and-Click adventure with a decent story. A shame games like these are quite rare nowadays.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
This is a respectable HOG/adventure hybrid game that will give you several hours of casual fun. Compared to other Artifex Mundi titles, I would rate it on par with "Nightmares of the Deep: The Cursed Heart."

The artwork for both the backgrounds and the puzzles is beautiful, as is expected for an AM game, but some of the character designs and cutscenes were a bit of a letdown. ("I'm going to go change into my wedding dress, that looks just like my normal dress, that looks exactly the same as a third dress hanging in my room...")

The gameplay combines several types of puzzles including:
1. Traditional hidden object screens (clearly denoted by shiny sparkles in casual mode).
2. "I Spy"-style fairy finding. These special sprites appear on almost every close-up location detail screen.
3. Elusive disappearing-reappearing images. These objects blend into the larger location backgrounds and slowly fade in and out of view. Collecting them gives you additional plot background, but they can be tricksome to locate.
4. Classic adventure gaming puzzles. (i.e. Find objects, use/combine with other objects, backtrack everywhere)
5. Recipes. AM loves their crafting worktables.
6. Mini-games. Incredibly easy time-wasters and brainteasers such as interlocking puzzles, tile-swapping, rotating pieces, matching symbols, and general pattern recognition.

They also threw in a cat companion who counts as a special use item, which I found to be a fun little gimmick.

I started on Expert mode, and only got stuck twice (figuring out what to do with the ladder, and figuring out how to light the torch.) Everything else was pretty straightforward. If you are a veteran of the genre, you will most likely be playing on auto-pilot.

My biggest complaint was actually the pacing. They tried to build in a learning curve for new players, but it just makes the start of the game feel very slow and tedious, and the end of the game feel like a flash-round, mini-game gauntlet. This becomes an added issue when some of the achievements are not only time-challenges (like 1-minute dominoes), but can only be earned in story mode. If you miss those achievements on the first playthrough, have fun slogging through tutorial mode all over again, or replaying the bonus level ad nauseum, just to get to an applicable puzzle. (It doesn't help that you are already required to fully play through the game twice over if you want to earn all of the achievements.)

I will say that for once with an AM game, I found the bonus level gameplay more enjoyable than the main story. It's no wonder they directly reused some of the level's puzzle content for "Cursed Heart."

Overall, I would give this game a 7/10.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
An OK hidden-object game.

The story is very, very cliché, so much so that the whole world becomes exceedingly boring. Even the extra-colorful graphics won't save you from a trip down the most boring fairy tale ever.

But, I'm in love with the cat. It's a cute mechanic that's done with so much charm that it makes up for the humdrum of the rest.

Otherwise, the hidden-object scenes are quite solid and the puzzles offer casual fun.

I would also like to thank the developer for supporting Linux.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
Good point and click hidden object. Slightly cheesy though. Get it cheep.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
I played it today, and it became one of my favourite titles from Artifex Mundi. The story is far better than many other games in this genre. Some twists in the story might be easily guessed but some are really surprising. The overall graphic design is very detailed and original. Especially the hidden object scenes can be very challenging, but the other puzzles are not so hard. The music, sound and the dubbing is very good as usual. Navigation is pretty easy with the map.

As a collector's edition item, this game gives you a lot of stuff, One extra final chapter which takes around ten to twenty minutes to complete, the soundtrack, some wallpapers and a lot of graphic beauties.

I definitely recommend this game to fans of Point & Click games. If you haven't played it yet, put it to the top of your list.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
This is one of the most beautiful point-and-click games I've never played. The graphics are unique and the actions you have to do for advance in history DOES make sense, and this is beautiful.

For example: if you have to catch a key inside a well and you have a rope in your inventory, you can logically drop the rope down in the well and get the key. If you have an axe, it will cut some trees for you. It's logical, unlike a lot of others point-and-click games that you have to figure out a sequence of illogical actions in order to proceed.

The only imperfection in this game is that you can't complete the achievements by playing the puzzles separately in the extra section. So be careful if you want to get all achievements, otherwise you will have to play the game 3 or 4 times to do it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
perfect.....
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
great game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
A decent game for fans of the genre, so I'll give it a thumbs up, but it lacks the polish of the best Artifex Mundi games. If you haven't already played them, I would recommend getting Enigmatis: The Mists of Ravenwood or Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink before buying Grim Legends. I did enjoy it enough to play all the way through in one sitting, though.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Not too long, but good for a solid day's fun. Great for fans of classic point-and-click adventure games.
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