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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April 18

Embark on a quest to find the Philosopher’s Stone!



Emma wakes up from a scary dream: mysterious creature threatens her uncle Alfred. She feels that something bad just happened and it puzzles her…

Upon arrival she discovers that Alfred is missing and that the mythical portal, they were both working on, is active.

What’s the story? Did her uncle enter the portal and embark on an adventure on his own? Strange world on the other side of a mysterious artifact can be the answer, so the young woman dares to step into the unknown. An adventure in the worlds of five elements has just begun.

Will Emma prevail over mystery creatures and deadly puzzles? Will she put her detective hat on to find her uncle and the secret Philosopher's Stone from her dream?

Mythic Wonders launches with a 40% discount in a time limited promotion.

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April 1

Delve into a mystical world of Tibetan legends!



Tibetan Quest: Beyond the World's End is a captivating hidden object game that blends together the elements of the thriller and adventure genres with oriental esotericism and lore. Journey to the mystical city of Shangri-La and find your missing niece! Embark on an adventure at the edge of the world to save Larisa from the clutches of the ancient labyrinth!

Will you find courage to save your family beyond the world's end?

The game will be available with a 40% discount in a time limited promotion.

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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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
37 of 38 people (97%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
By each new game that I'm playing from Artifex Mundi, I could swear that I won't be surprised by anything that they'd be throwing my corner anymore. We know what we are getting ourselves into after this point. An amazing artwork, an engaging story and an exceedingly well gameplay for the HOG genre. But here I am, smiling peculiarly, thanks to the fact that Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride embraces my favorite setting and concept to tell a tale ever: folktales.

In a nameless forest of Middle Eastern Europe, a young nameless girl clad in a simple hood runs - alone and frustrated - in a dreary rain. As she runs desperately, she asks out loud, as if expecting a possible answer: "Why did you leave me? How could you do it?" She runs towards a gruesome tree, sitting atop a jagged cliff. She keeps on with her soliloquy as she keeps climbing towards the top, looking over the bottomless chasm: "All your professions of love! All your promises..." As she reaches the top of the tree, she removes a beautiful emerald ring from her slender finger as she sheds one more tear. "They were all lies!"...and she throws the ring to the chasm with all her broken might, as she utters a final damnation for the one who broke her innocent heart: "Curse you and your heartless kin!"

25 years after the fateful event, we take the role of a young woman in a journey towards the village of Haugwitz with her father in a silent evening. Our twin sister Lilly will be marrying to a handsome young man soon, and we are trying to arrive in time for the wedding. As me manage to reach after bit of a trouble and hope for Lilly's smiling face, the warmth of an inn and maybe getting to know the groom a bit better - not necessarily in that order - a dire bear attacks the village and kidnaps our sister before our very eyes! With the young groom who seems eager to play the hero, we venture out into the forest to get out sister back safe and sound. What dreadful business is this? Who is a friend, and who is a foe? More importantly, who is our family?

Okay, I'm not usually in the habit of telling the introduction scene of HOGs this elaborately in my reviews, but for one reason or the other, this story and its opening scene really got me. It is desperate, reckless and dangerous - gothic in a romantic way; and maybe just the right amount of eerie to make out a wondrous folktale! Artifex Mundi goes forward to craft a beautiful game worthy of its reputation: gorgeous artwork, enchanting color palette and authentic cultural anecdotes combined into a wonderful setting for this first instalment of Grim Legends series. Every single scene is wallpaper quality, I tell you! Added decent enough voice acting and sorrowful soundtrack, the game presents high quality atmosphere for a HOG.

Hidden object scenes are various and quite enjoyable with a domino gameplay alternative if you get bored. Puzzles are interesting, yet not really challenging. Interactive map is there, but you won't be needing it a lot since the backtracking is little to none. Gameplay is really story oriented in this one, so you keep moving according the plot anyhow. You'll be needing at least 2 playthroughs to collect all achievements - one for HOG scenes, one for domino completions - and over all, the game presents you 6-8 hours of play time - including a bonus chapter for your enjoyment.

You can grab Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride with peace of mind to experience a beautiful and simple adventure. It's nothing complicated and the ending isn't anything miraculous, but I strongly recommend this one if you enjoy the genre or would like to try just for the sake of beautiful artworks. You are welcome!

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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2015
Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride, is definitely my favourite HOG so far. The story is enjoyable, and the Visuals are Beautiful. The Voice Acting of the Sister you play as was well done, but I did find some of the other Characters to be over done in parts.

I found the Puzzles to be very interesting and never once wanted to skip one from being tedious. The added bonus of your little Kitty Companion [I Love Cats!] was also very welcomed!

Although I also enjoyed the Music, I just found it to be looped way too much, and I would have much preferred a longer Soundtrack for it.

Genre
- Hidden Object / Adventure

Game Elements
- Hidden Object
- Puzzle

Average Playthrough
- 5 Hours

Liked
- Nice Puzzles
- Great Visuals
- Average Voice Acting
- Cute Kitty Cat!

Disliked
- Good, but repetitive Music
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2015
Another top notch Aritfex Mundi HOG
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
Coming back to your hometown for the wedding of your twin sister, a terrifying bear kidnapped her. Helped by her fiancé, you're going to save her... But who is really saving who? And who is really your family?

Artifex Mundi is trying to deliver a sad and creepy fairy tale, though creepy isn't really the right word for it. The plot is well-written and full of twists. As usual, they managed to get you captived.

The gameplay is not innovative as it's always find items, clear hidden objects scenes, solve puzzles, find beyond objects BUT everything is well polished. Everything is well polished.

The reason why Grim Legends is one of my favorite series from AM are the graphics and the soundtrack. Indeed, given the fact that they're mastering the mysterious and dark side, Grim Legends is at the same time colorful and surrounded by an aura of lurking evil, as you're playing mainly during the night, that you're also visiting places tied to that kind of ambiance (forest, witch's cabin, castle, etc.). What is nice too is also the fact that you're discovering the tale as a bonus too. The soundtrack is as usual well fit.

Besides, I've noticed something: I've rarely saw the main protagonist as being male. For the games released on Steam, you're always a woman, that has brains and can survive by herself despite the era or the world. I mean by that that here, in Grim Legends, you're not the damsel in distress even if it's another woman - though your twin sister is as strong as you.

Anyway, if anything, Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride is one of the HO you must have and you must try. Really. Well done, Artifex Mundi!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
One of the best hidden object games I've played. Artifex Mundi does a really great job of balancing their games between Hidden Object, puzzle solving, and story. The art is fantastic too! It's also nice that if a puzzle is frustrating you, you can play Dominoes instead.
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