Soul Gambler puts YOU in the role of Faust, an ordinary young man living in the present day whose DESTINY is about to be change forever.
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Release Date: Aug 1, 2013

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Special Edition

Soul Gambler: Dark Arts Edition includes:

  • Artbook (76 pages) featuring making of, character creation, scenarios and unreleased illustrations;
  • Original Soundtrack on the MP3 Format.

About This Game

SOUL GAMBLER is an interactive graphic novel inspired by Goethe’s Faust, a tragic play written in the 19th century. This is a contemporary and engaging adaptation of the masterpiece.

Soul Gambler puts YOU in the role of Faust, an ordinary young man living in the present day whose DESTINY is about to be change forever.

When Faust was leaving his boring job, a mysterious woman approached him. She made him a tempting proposal: SELL parts of his SOUL in exchange for the fulfillment of his every WISH.

NOW it is up to you to decide his fate!

  • BECOME Faust and transform yourself in a Soul Gambler
  • CHOOSE how the story unfolds, and even how it ends
  • AMAZE yourself with gorgeous comic book-styled illustrations and environments
  • OWN the ability to sell parts of your soul in exchange for many pleasures
  • IMMERSE yourself in this shady world while listening to an involving soundtrack
  • COMPLETE more than 20 challenging story-oriented Steam Achievements

Faust's FATE lies in your hands.
What are you waiting for? Time to GAMBLE your soul!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 - Service Pack 1
    • Processor: 1 Ghz (Single Core)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any Directx 9 compliant Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any Directx 9 compliant Sound Card
    • Additional Notes:
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 - Service Pack 1
    • Processor: 2 Ghz (Dual Core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any Directx 9 compliant Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any Directx 9 compliant Sound Card
    • Additional Notes:
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NailDive
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
I didn't pay much for Soul Gambler, and I am glad. In this instance it's really a case of getting what you pay for, and when you take into account that the game comes with Steam trading cards, the amount of money you have lost is even less again. But, since I'm not one to simply give a game the red thumb without at least a little bit of an explanation, I'll tell you why I wouldn't buy this game if I had my time over.
Mostly, it's the terrible English translation that ruins Soul Gambler for me. I suspect that if you played this game in Portuguese it would be MUCH better, but I'm afraid that if you're going to make a game that is essentially based on text, the text needs to be gramatically correct no matter what language you release it in. It's a major deal breaker. Whether you pay 50c or $15, what you're reading needs to make sense, otherwise any and all immersion is killed. It's a shame too, because Soul Gambler actually has a good story for the most part. There are some pretty heavy undertones despite the colourful comic-style art, and there were a couple of moments where I was genuinely surprised by the severe outcomes of my nonchalant decisions. In fact, the adult nature of the story was the only thing that made me play through Soul Gambler more than once, but unfortunately the more obscure my choices became the less the translations retained any semblance of the English language.
Soul Gambler can be quite a short game if you don't want to give up any part of your soul. In my first playthrough I refused to give up even a single scrap of my soul, and it felt as though the writers almost resented me for it, with the game finishing in less than an hour. I thought I'd be rewarded for having the will power of a Tibetan Yogi, but it turns out that if you play more like a Tattslotto winner from Melton, there's actually a lot more content to enjoy. It's lucky that I wanted to see if there were other "soulmates" to discover in the game, or I would have been far more disappointed by what I assumed was the main storyline.

On the upside however, the comic-style artwork is endearing and actually reminded me of some of the great games I played on floppy disk as a kid (but have long-since forgotten the names of). Soul Gambler certainly isn't so bad as to put me off this type of story adventure, but I'll certainly be a little more discerning next time I buy a game that's under a dollar.
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michaelgandalf1981
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
I'm not a big video game guy, so maybe I'm not the best person to ask, but if you ask me, this was a pretty cool game. It was unlike any other game I've played before. It's more like a "choose-your-own-adventure" comic book than a video game, but there are also stats the character uses to help him out of situations. For the price I paid for the game, well worth it. The art is well done, the story line is pretty decent, and the length time from start to finish of the game is good. I've played once and am about to play again!
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anthalos
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
actually quite a good game
short but fun :)
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Kaldire
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
aweesomeee
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LivesInSkin
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
This review is extremely subjective and contains only my personal opinions of the game.

It's very short and the story is not that great, which make the whole game suffer quite a bit since it is very story driven.
The gameplay consists only of choices you make that (depending on the choice you made) will change the story.
There is a bunch of spelling/grammatical errors for people that care about such things.
I do however like the type of game this is. I enoy story driven, multiple choice kind of games.
5/10 will give this a recommendation since It has such a low pricetag. I hope the developers continue making this kind of game and hopefully future games will have a better story.

EDIT1: I also liked the art in the game, it has a somewhat cartoony feel to it that i really appreciate :)
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z.s.z9000000
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
Product received for free
good game
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Chen
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
-Easy achievements
-Creative Story
-F***** female characters
69/2
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Quenchiest
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
A very short choose your own adventure style comic with an interesting story and charming artwork. The writers are not native English speakers, so there are some weird translations at times, but I got this at the low low price of 50 cents so I can't really complain. There are many paths to take, and even mental/physical stats to "build" your character with, so there is quite a bit of replayability.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Can't wait for a sequel. The game is on the short side and if you replay it you can't skip past the conversations to make your choices. All in all if you can get it on sale it is a great buy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Gioco molto intrigante. Ti porta a non staccarti più dal computer e a giocare fino allo spasmo. Forte anche i diversi possibili finali. Grafica ben curata e colonna sonora adattissima.
Gioco ben riuscito e diverso da molti! : )
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
I greatly enjoyed playing this game. It's really a good game, story and fun concept.

Without spoilers I will say it does suffer in replayability. I may look into the DLC but I worry it suffers the same problem, which is disappointing because I think this game could have been a much bigger hit.

That being said I still do reccomend it!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
At first glance, it seems to have somewhat of a story and some deep plot pieces, but completing the game several times, you see how much impactless your actions can get. That put aside, I wish there was an option to skip dialogue I've seen before, like many other games from the visual novel genre. Even some control over the "controls" would be a relief, so that my index finger wouldn't get so sore during my 5th playthrough.

Also there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY to avoid events I list below

You'll make / forced to make pact
There is no way to tell your boss "go f**k yourself, I'm quitting"
Your friend will always persuade you to play basketball together on your off day
There is no way you can avoid meeting Hog
There is no way to avoid being thrown into a jail
There is no way to avoid dublin
There is no way to avoid going to cursed soul pub (because it seems it's the only pub in dublin)
No matter what you do and what path you choose, the witch will always catch you in front of the waterway


You only need to play twice to get that railroad slapped right on your face.

Pros:
+ Nice graphics, especially Dark Reality versions are artful
+ Easy to make 100% of achievements

Cons:
- Blatantly obvious railroad
- Soundtracks are forgettable at best and irritative at worst
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
15 mins. Game finishes in about 15 minutes. It's great fun but just for... freaking 15 minutes...
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
73 of 82 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 3, 2015
Interesting story with interesting twists, turns and reveals.

Many different choices which leads to many different out comes.

Really likeable.

Only sad point of the game is that it is too short and and the story supporting pictures need a bit of more work to make it even more interesting and realistic.

Some would play it more than one time for sure.
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123 of 166 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 12, 2014
I broke down and bought the game for a few dollars thinking it would be a couple of hours, exploring different character types in a branching story.
Nope. Killed a guy? Go to Jail. Avoided a fight with the guy? Go to Jail. Punched him out and left? Go to Jail. Ran away from the cops questioning you with your godlike agility? You get caught, go to Jail.
This section is the most indicative of the game, what little choice you have is invalidated when the game has few actual choices, and no matter what happens, you always 'win'. The worst case is that you defeat the evil and end up in an asylum, but only comes about from the most rampant disregard of common sense.

Linear plot that varies by about three choices, railroaded locations that can't be avoided, once you've played through, a second playthrough consists of 70% of the same material, no matter what you do. Not worth money.
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41 of 46 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2015
“A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust: First Part

As a literature major and a fan of the old German folktale, I can safely declare that this game basically made my day. Games that reinterpret classic books usually end up being tedious and ruin the original work. Soul Gambler, on the other hand, is a beautiful modernization with an elegant subtext of its own.

Our main character, Faust, is easy to empathize with. He is a young adult stuck in the dreary routine of everyday life: bored and jaded - until an old crone makes him an offer he cannot refuse... He is given the opportunity to sell pieces of his soul to rearrange the reality according to his own whims. We make some choices and live through their consequences while trying to discover the actual price of our new found powers.

The display is quite basic; with hand-drawn art and thrilling soundtrack. The story is incredibly well put, with consistent references to the actual tale and a well weaved world of its own. The narration is easy to follow and sets an air of mystery and the thrill of the unknown successfully. As a visual novel, it presents actual replayability and several different endings to discover based on your choices.

As a surprising side note the price of the game hits ridiculously low from time to time, it is a welcome addition to anyone's library. You shouldn't think twice before grabbing it. As a modern interpretation of the classical Faustus tale, this visual novel is a marvelous little gem for the ones that enjoy a mystical story.

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