When one brother is taken away by the Inquisition, the other must search for answers that will set his imprisoned sibling free. You’ll be quickly immersed in an extraordinary expedition, as you explore the ravishingly beautiful and detailed locations and solve a unique combination of puzzles, mini-games, and other challenges within the...
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Release Date: Jul 10, 2014
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“Good puzzles with intelligent difficulty levels. Nice overall length. Fantastic artwork. Exciting story filled with twists and turns.”
5/5 – Gamezebo

“...Lost Chronicles of Zerzura combines all the right elements to create a thoroughly enjoyable old-school adventure.”
4/5 – Adventure Gamers

About This Game

Join a young inventor on the expedition of his life. A remarkable journey from Spain, across the Mediterranean, to distant Africa; a quest to save his own soul and lives of those he holds most dear.

Two brothers operate a workshop that is well ahead of its time in Barcelona of 1514. It's the time of the golden epoch of the Renaissance, a time of discoveries and inventions; but also the brutal age of the Inquisition.

One brother puts all his efforts into building a flying machine, while the other dreams of Egypt and mysterious art treasures. The advanced ideas and exotic fantasies weaved by the pair arouses the suspicions of the Grand Inquisitor.

Quite suddenly their small world is turned upside down as one brother is taken away by the Inquisition; leaving the other alone to search for answers that will set his imprisoned sibling free.

Explore the ravishingly beautiful and detailed locations of this remarkable adventure as you become immersed in this mysterious medieval tale and solve a unique combination of puzzles, mini-games, and other challenges that are perfectly integrated within this breathtaking storyline.

Evade further attacks by the inquisition, and forge strong alliances with those you meet along the way. Trek across different countries and cultures and eventually to the legendary desert city of ZERZURA, where an ancient terror guards over powerful secrets - and poses the greatest challenge of all!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: AGP/PCI-E Graphics card with : Shader Model 2, DirectX®9 compatible, - min. 128MB VRAM (ATI Radeon 9800 or NVidia GeForce 6800) / Integrated (onboard)-graphics: Graphics with Shader Model 2, DirectX®9-compatible, min. 128 MB VRAM (Intel GMA x4500, ATI Mobility Radeon 9800 or NVIDIA GeForce Go 9800)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® compatible sound card
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Lost Chronicles of Zerzura (Adventure)

There are three tabs in the Settings panel: Game, Graphics, and Sound. Options include subtitles, game cursor, additional help, and hotspot indicator under Game; screen resolution from 640x480 up to 1920x1080, gamma (brightness), and quality under "Graph."; and separate sliders for general, music, speech, effects, and environment.

This is a classic point-and-click style adventure game, hence you'll need to save manually. I completely forgot about this until the moment I got killed, and that sinking feeling of, "Oh no... do I have to do all of that again? *faint* " was quickly dispelled by the game's auto-save (blessed be!) Still, to be safe, I HIGHLY recommend saving often!

One irritation that I frequently see voiced about this kind of adventure is that the characters walk. so. slowly. Not an issue in this game! Your character automatically runs anywhere you click on the screen, and you can double-click on exits to skip the running altogether.

The game progresses via voiced-over, simple cutscenes, whilst the rest of the graphics are quite detailed and lovely to look at. The voices are done well, but the music annoyed me. Good thing we have those sliders for the sounds!

There are a few issues with the subtitles, in that sometimes the actors aren't saying exactly what's written on the screen. It's a bit jarring when it comes up, but not so much that I wanted to turn off the subtitles.

Interactions with other characters are pretty straightforward -- click on them to talk to them, then choose an image that represents what you'd like to talk about. Our character's text is white, whilst other characters have their own colors. Very nice, as it helps you distinguish who's talking, on the off chance that you don't recognize their voice. You don't have to wait for the people to finish speaking if you're a fast reader -- simply click anywhere to move the conversation along.

Bring your cursor to the bottom of the screen to see your inventory, and to the top of the screen to see the options there: Magnifying glass (hotspot indicator), Papers (save/load game), and a Book (your diary.) Sadly, the diary sometimes mentions things that you haven't discovered yet, so I only read it occasionally.

Your inventory is easily managed. Hover your mouse over an item to see the object's title (ie. carved stone,) and right-click to examine it more closely or to consume it. Grab something from your inventory and drop it on another item to combine them. If you'd like to save some time, anywhere you can use an object -- whether it's a specific place on the screen or by combining it -- the cursor will gradually turn red when it's an action you can take. For instance (completely made up, this isn't a spoiler,) say you have a loaf of bread and a knife in your inventory. Grab the knife, hold it over the loaf of bread, and if if you need sliced bread for something, the cursor will start to turn red. You could just drop it on the loaf of bread and skip that entirely, but when you have 15 things in your possession, and you're not sure what you're supposed to be doing, it's a real time-saver! :D

I played without extra help (although I did have to use the hotspot indicator), and all of the tasks I was able to figure out eventually. This is a game with mostly-logical actions, which is something I highly appreciate! My one point of contention is that sometimes I would find something I KNEW I needed to interact with, but nothing in my inventory worked! Save yourself some frustration, and click on interesting areas more than once to see if anything changes. Wish I'd known that sooner!

This, like most point-and-click adventures, is a slow-paced game, though it does have its moments. The story is interesting enough, and the devs did a pretty good job keeping anachronisms out of the game.

This was a nice stop-down from the action-adventures I've been playing lately. I'd say it's definitely worth playing. :)
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
'Zerzura' is a traditional point and click adventure. On seeing its logo you might suspect it to be a hidden object game. But is a point and click adventure with a reasonable plot and length of playtime.

The game is based around two young men around 20 years old in Spain during the time of the Inquisition. One of them fancies himself as a competitior to Leonardo Da Vinci. Lots of the puzzles are centered around him inventing things. His brother is early on sought out by the Inquisition and the rest of the game is centered around the younger brother finding him and then discovering why he was so persecuted.

The game mechanics are very much old adventure game style. You can talk with people to advance the plot, use objects together to create new devices and use things in your inventory with objects in the environment to help your character.

Best points:
The graphics are really quite pretty.
Useful highlighting of hot spots.
The soundtrack is nothing exceptional but decent.
The voice acting for the English version is really very good.
The plot is engaging until just before the end. The ending itself is a bit dull.

Worst points:
The main character thinks he's some kind of genius of invention but the puzzle solutions involve some bad, bad ideas. People that understand Physics and Engineering need to prepare themselves for covering their eyes and forgiving the writers.
The main character needs an injection of personality.
The main character develops a disturbing case of Stockholm syndrome which makes a small chunk of the game just feel weird.

In summary: The game's main flaws are the about main character but he isn't too annoying to stop the game being worth buying. It's an above mediocre point and click with good production but occasionally mad puzzle design.



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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2014
Played for two hours so far and am really liking this one. The art, puzzles, and atmosphere are all top notch. I am not super into point & click adventure games, but this one stands out for me. The setting is simply great, and all the little details are really amazing. I highly recommend this game to any adventure game enthusiast, or even causual gamers who like a good story with some challenging, but solvable puzzles.

Its tone is a little like lost Horizon (similar title with no relation), but the production value and art style of Zerzura is far more evolved.

Overall, this is a great game that is well worth your time, even at full price, which is $10 cheaper then the boxed version.
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21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 10, 2014
First impressions:

I've played for about 45 minutes so far.

(optional let's play footage)
http://youtu.be/I_dPFheMsL8
The game use a 2D background with 3D characters and objects over it. It doesn't look too bad. Initially I noticed a bit of contrast between the the 3D and 2D but these usually seemed to blend together most of the time. The game nice peaceful music playing at all times.

It's a point and click adventure problem solving game. You inspect objects, pick stuff up, use objects together to find solutions to problems. It is typical sort of stuff you in the genre.

It is not a fast game. You spend a lot of time listening to the protagonist's monologue about everything you try to do or look at. There is a lot trial an error finding solutions to objectives. Some of the dialogue is amusing; the protagonist is an inventor and does not speak kindly of Da Vinci who is a rival inventor for him. I kind of liked the part where you actually 'design' inventions by sitting down in the workshop and drawing sketches by combining ideas together. Some of them look pretty funny.

The game isn't too bad. I wouldn't of it's kind but I couldn't find any major problems with it. I would recommend is looking for games like this.

Click here for more let’s play videos =)
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14.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
First of all, this is one of the best adventure games I have played lately and the most underrated so. I bought this game more on a whim, because my first impression was it was a hidden object game. Very bad advertising work, nothing really charmed me into buying other than the fact that i am a hardcore adventure gamer and one of the trailers looked promising.

The game turned out to be a lot better than expected, a very enjoyable experience. The strongest point of the game are the puzzles, logical and entertaining. The story is not bad either, fitted with a nice historical angle, althoughcould have been a little more developed. Still, very entertaining and a must buy for all adventure lovers.
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12.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
A VERY worthy TRY in adventure games.

The games plot is really adventurous. You're an inventor that his brother is interested by Inquisition. The brother studies the artifacts that an uncle sends all the time as presents. Because of those the brother is arrested by the Inquisition and the story begins. In the start of the game you try to build the first flying machine ever and you finally do to escape the Inquisition. You try to save your brother. You travel to South Spain where you come across a girl, a pirate Captain's daughter. You travel with them and their ship was sunk by the Inquisition. The only survivors is you and the girl. You escape nearly to the pirates hide out and from there to Africa to save the brother, in the legendary "Tripoli" city and from there to the desert and Zerzura,the Lost White City, where they have the secret of immortality.

In your journey, you make inventions of the time trying to bypass things. The game is NOT difficult. For someone that has logic and played some adventures it will be incredibly easy. I finished it in 12 ours with the hotspots on. Someone that will NOT use the feature he'll may finish it in 14 hours. The game is really easy. Like many adventures of our time the game's target is to travel us and entertain us, not to stuck us on a riddle.

A really minus is when the inquisition tries to arrest you several times and there you have time limit, as much the one move that you have to think of. In any other case the character is murdered in front of your eyes and the game exits in the menus. Before every scene of that kind there is an autosave and you just can press the Continue game option. So , don't bother. But the fact that you'll die many times before you find the solution is really irritating.

The graphics are 3D from every perspective. A modern game. Though ,you'll not find the best textures, the picture quality is really good and it even supports HD. There are NO cinematics in the cutscenes. That's a minus. Just the story teller that says some words and hand drawn sketches but no complete pictures. Like a cutscene but no cutscene at all. Let's say they didn't want to make the background just black in those few words that the storry teller says. Anyway, from every other perspective the graphics are fine. When you take things or combine them , the style is like the older games. You just see the hands to move in most cases.

The sounds are not the best but are really good. The quality is of the voices fair as much as the speaking. Ok with the music,too.

One thing that I liked much is the saves speed. You really could NOT say that you really were saving a game. You pressed ok and it was instant. The computer never slowed down.

With an interesting story line and plot, good graphics, modern game features. I would say that we have to do with a very good game. Some could take it aside "Lost Horizon" because of the plot. But the last one is really MORE... As much is older the game promises more. "Lost Chronicles of Zerzura" in the other hand is made by people that make a good entry at this market.

But in any case you have to try it! It's really entertaining and the story line is sand box like,thing that make it really interesting!

HAVE FUN!
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14.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
My initial impressions of the game were not that positive. The grapchis are okay but the interface isn't great, even how to save/load a game too me a bit of time to figure out. Also, although it seems like a very minor point, I didn't like the appearance of the text that is used to indentiy items, it seemed very "computerish", which lessened the immersion factor.

If you have a less than positive initial impression of the game, I would recommend that you try and work past that and continue playing. It does become enjoyable once you get use to everything. After a couple of hours of gameplay I started to really enjoy the game.
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10.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
A wonderful point-and -click adventure with beautiful hand-drawn scenery and a nice story. A hidden gem in the archives of adventure games!
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