The fate of the magical world is in your hands – free it from evil! As Jane and Fey explore new locations, they help the villagers survive the freeze, while once again saving Nearwood from the clutches of impending doom!
User reviews: Very Positive (87 reviews) - 91% of the 87 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 16, 2014

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“It’s hard to find an honest fault in Nearwood. The graphics are amazing, the puzzles are tightly constructed and logical, mini-games are creative and challenging, and there are enough extras to keep you entertained for hours.”
5/5 – Gamezebo

About This Game

The fate of the magical world is in your hands – free it from evil!

There is a new threat looming over Nearwood: all of a sudden, winter has come down upon the land. The once green and lush landscape is now locked in ice and covered with snow, driving away the gnomes from a quiet village on the outskirts of the kingdom. Fey the Advisor again calls upon Jane for help, and together they inch their way towards the source of the cold – which turns out to be more than a mere fluke of weather. An ancient evil has awakened to take hold of Nearwood: the powerful Killiman is back for revenge after thousands of years spent in captivity between the two worlds.

As Jane and Fey explore new locations, they help the villagers survive the freeze, while once again saving Nearwood from the clutches of impending doom!

Collector's Edition Features:

  • Beautiful desktop wallpapers
  • Soundtrack and concept art
  • Bonus activity: finding cute little creatures (Snoop-Sees) hiding in each scene
  • The ‘Snoopedia'
  • Plus, an exciting bonus chapter!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8
    • Processor: Pentium processor (or equivalent AMD® processor) 2.0 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® compatible video card
    • Hard Drive: 1106 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
I didn't enjoy this. The story is nonsensical even by HOG standards, but you keep getting interrupted by your gnome companion to give lengthy speeches about it. There aren't any regulat HOG scenese, just a small number of limited ones where you have to find list of mostly identical items to complete a piece of machinery. Most of the game involves picking up junk and wandering around trying to find something to use it on, but navigation from room to room is annoyingly sluggish, and they put use of the map for travel on a limited timer like it's a hint, which makes no sense. Puzzles were mixed, some good some bad, I ended up skipping a number of them, which I usually don't do.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Adventure/Hidden Object game.

+ The art looks really good
* The story is pretty standard HOG stuff
* The HO scenes are not the standard "here's a lit of items to find" but instead you're looking for pieces of one item. I'd prefer the former but whatever.
- Artifex probably spoiled me, but the quick travel having to recharge after each use was frustrating. But hey, at least it does have a quick travel.

Rating: 4 silver sloths
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
This is a fairly pretty casual adventure game; normally I'd call it a Hidden Object game, but actually the number of actual hidden object puzzles is fairly low; instead there's a wide variety of other small puzzles, tied together with a fairly simple story. The artwork is very nice for this style of game, and some of the puzzles are surprisingly complex: I had to actually skip one because I couldn't figure it out, which is a very rare occurrence. And there was another, where you rotate a collection of stars in 3D to create a constellation, which was more luck than skill. But aside from that, it's a pretty good casual point-and-click adventure game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
If you like cartoonish graphics and love HOG games you should get this one.

  • beautiful hand-drawn graphics
  • many kind of mini-games
  • mediocre story
  • collectibles

  • it's easy to get lost (there's a hint system and a map too, but there are so many locations that you will start scratching your head as you want to solve riddles on your own and hint button will be your best friend in the game)
  • no achievements (not a huge con though, but as a HOG gamer, you really get used to this feature in games)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Finally after having played a few hidden object puzzle games and finding the resolution on the games to be terrible and low resolution we finally have a game that gets it right. Alanware games I am looking at you and your low resolution games. This game is a feast for the eyes and the colors really pop. I have only played this game for not a long time but the graphics are very good. The story is interesting. Your mother has died and your dad is missing. The daughter investigates this.

I would say the static pictures dont do this game justice. There is just so much movement in the game. This game is a breath of fresh air from playing other HOG games that appear dark and are trying for spooky. I am really liking this game so far. I have finished the main game.

While I did enjoy the game. The puzzles and there are a lot of them. I just didnt care for. I would say over 90% or more of them I just skipped. I found them to be tedious and very dull. I still really like the game however I sort of wish they would focus more on hidden objects or give players a choice of some other mini game. That being said I kind of hope they make another game like this. I loved the people you meet inside the game. The graphics are great as well. More HOG or some other mini games in the future games please.

Just finished the bonus game. Great story. I still hate the puzzles. Their is a sad mini match 3 game. I could not stand it. I think I ended up skipping almost every puzzle in the bonus round except for 1. Still a great game not counting the puzzles that I found tedious and dull.
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