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The ex-priest James Murphy answers a mysterious call for help from his friend Cristoforo. The disappearance of a briefcase containing compromising documents convinces James that his friend is a victim of something sinister. The Vatican's involvement inspires James to get to the bottom of this mystery...
Release Date: Jun 10, 2014
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Shadows on the Vatican - Act I: Greed Released!

June 10th, 2014

Shadows on the Vatican - Act I: Greed is now finally available on Steam with a 15% discount in the first week! We have prepared a new version especially for you, Steam users, with lots of achievements and a shiny set of trading cards. Plus, we're debuting the Spanish and French translation for the first time and we will have Russian subtitles very soon!

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Reviews

“Shadows on the Vatican makes a promising debut with Act I: Greed and advertises its potential well by setting up a complex, controversial story; creating a tidy, streamlined world that matches the gravity of the plot; and incorporating an engaging cast of characters.”
Adventure Gamers

“Shadows On the Vatican – Act I: Greed is a wonderful opening to this four part episodic point and click adventure game. The voice acting and soundtrack is amongst the best I’ve heard in a long time – which is all the more impressive as this game is made by a small Italian company most of you reading this have never heard of.”
Diehard Game Fan

“It’s definitely a very good title to play not only for the adventure games lovers, but even for who is not into this genre, since it features the simplicity of a very intuitive technical compartment, cleverly mixed with an intricate and worthy plot, which prefigures a compelling ending since the beginning. The Vatican will swallow you, leaving your mouth watering.”
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About the Game

Visiting Rome from Chicago, where he works as a doctor, ex-priest James Murphy answers a mysterious call for help from his friend Cristoforo. The disappearance of a briefcase containing compromising documents is enough to convince James that his friend is a victim of something shady and sinister. The Vatican's involvement and some strange parallels with his own traumatic past inspire James to get to the bottom of this mystery.

Along this dangerous and disturbing path, James finds the most unlikely travelling companion who will question his deepest beliefs. And so the two characters begin both a physical journey in search of the truth, and a metaphysical exploration of the inner soul and the darkest secrets that everyone hides, even a "champion of the faith" like James.

Rome is the stage for this adventure – a city bathed in eternal twilight, its skies tinted the color of blood spilled in more than thirty years of intrigue: blood of innocents and guilty, unknown and famous victims alike.

KEY FEATURES

  • Shadows on the Vatican is a thrilling new point-and-click adventure in 4 acts, inspired by real events in recent Italian history and freely adapted from the bestseller of David Yallop "In God's Name".
  • Art direction by Lorenzo Ruggiero (Marvel/DC Comics)
  • Over 10 locations per episode with high resolution graphics and Full HD support
  • Realistic characters with hours of motion-capture animations
  • Well integrated puzzles and several hours of gameplay
  • Animated coloured comics by award winner Daniela di Matteo

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX® 9.0c compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: Screen resolution 1280x720 or higher
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 200-series/Radeon 300-series/Intel HD 3000-series or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: Screen resolution 1920x1080 for the Full HD version
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
1,573 products in account
35 reviews
4.2 hrs on record
Very well made point & click; excellent graphics and level of detail, great voice acting, puzzles are just right, interesting story that makes you want more.
Posted: June 15th, 2014
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
12 products in account
2 reviews
3.1 hrs on record
Summary: A lackluster point and click adventure with standard puzzles. Recommended for fans of the genre only.

Pros:
Good backround music.
Backdrops and cut scenes are well done.
Interesting plot.

Cons:
I found the voice acting poor.
Character animation is poor.

Would I buy episode 2? Yes but I would hope for an improvement.
Posted: June 18th, 2014
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
166 products in account
2 reviews
2.9 hrs on record
I really can not recommend this game to anyone. It's unfortunately pretty bad. The voice acting is terrible (Especially the character of Silvia), the puzzle logic is sometimes pretty strange. Maybe I'm just dumb but a few times I found myself having to just randomly try items on various objects to continue. And worst of all the plot is pretty nothing. I get that it's an episode 1, so it's mostly setup. But I would have liked for something to happen.
Posted: June 29th, 2014
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