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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"An interactive graphic novel based on Goethe's Faust, made in Brazil / Una novela gráfica interactiva que es una adaptación de Faustoe, hecho en Brasil"

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September 1

IMPORTANT | For those players who weren't able to run the game

Hi everyone!

Many of you have played Soul Gambler on Steam and gave us positive reviews and we are very thankful for it.

Some of you have had problems trying to run the game and even though it was a small amount of players, we know how unfair is not able to play a game you paid for. Whether were many people or few people, our duty is to help you as best we can.

Many of you already know the story behind the development of the Soul Gambler and the reason of these bugs and how we cannot help to solve them and how that's why we are making the game from the scratch. Some of you, don't know this story and you just want to play the game you paid for and it's only fair. We must provide you what you paid for.

If you don’t want to read anymore text and just want to get the web version of the game, just skip the next paragraph and go to the instructions.

DISCLAIMER
We cannot fully fix the current game version (PC - Windows), because it was built by another indie game studio based on the web technology available at the time. We, Tlön Studios, are creating an improved version, Soul Gambler: Director's Cut, on Unity 3D and this project is been designed to be user-friendly and absolutely bugs free. Plus, everyone who bought the current version will receive the newer version (to be release on Christmas) for free as an update of the current one. If you can't play the current version of the game on your PC, we will give you access to the webgame, which is available on www.soulgambler.com - and is playable in almost every PC who runs a modern internet browser. Soul Gambler for PC, iOS and Web, are exactly the same game.

INSTRUCTIONS | to request full access to Soul Gambler (web version):

  1. Access the Soul Gambler’s store page on your Steam Client and take a screenshot like the one below, so we can check out your username and if you own the game;



  2. Access http://soulgambler.com/user/signup and register yourself on the website;
  3. Send us an e-mail to play@soulgambler.com requesting access to the web version, we need that you send us two things:
  4. The e-mail you used to register on the Soul Gambler's website;
  5. The screenshot you took on Step 1.
  6. We will give you full access to Soul Gambler and get back to you by e-mail on the very same day (24hs).

We are a small indie game studio trying to survive and making nice games and I'm sorry if we couldn't help you on the forums as often as we would like to. Don't worry we didn't forget you and we are very thankful and grateful for your support and for playing our game.

On Christmas, be ready for the Soul Gambler - Director's Cut!

If you have any other question or suggestion, regarding the game, please contact me directly on publisher@gamestorming.com.br

Horacio Corral | CEO @ Tlön Studios & Gamestorming

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July 15

UPDATE | STEAM KEYS ARE AVAILABLE NOW on Indie Gala, IndieGameStand, Desura, Humble Bundle, Nuuvem and Splitplay

Hi everyone,

We have some good news about the Steam keys. See below:

IndieGameStand buyers
For those who purchased Soul Gambler on IndieGameStand the Steam keys are available to be redeemed by everyone who paid more that $1 for the game. The Steam key is on your IGS Wallet.

Desura buyers
For those who purchased Soul Gambler on Desura, the Steam keys are available to be redeemed on the URL http://www.desura.com/collection - once logged, if you purchased the game on Desura, you'll be able to click on KEYS and receive your Steam key.

Kickstarter backers
An e-mail with a Steam key has been sent to every back of the Kickstarter campaign. If you were a backer, please check your inbox;

IndieGala buyers
Steam keys have been added to every purchase for more than $1;

Humble Bundle Store buyers
The Steam keys were added to their system and are redeemable now. Please check your account at Humble Bundle Store;

Nuuvem buyers
The Steam keys were added to their system and are redeemable now. Please check your account at Nuuvem;

Splitplay buyers
The Steam keys were added to their system and are redeemable now. Please check your account at Splitplay.
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IMPORTANT INFO
ONLY those who purchased the game, both bundle or standalone, will be able to redeem their Steam keys and ONLY on the store it was originally bought.

For example, you purchased Soul Gambler on Pay What You Want IndieGameStand's special promo, your Steam key is to be redeemed on IndieGameStand.

Your Steam key will always be on the store were you paid for the game.

This is how the online gamestores deal with game key distribution. Not our choice.
________________________________________________________________

If you have any question, doubt or suggestion, feel free to get in touch with me on publisher@gamestorming.com.br

I hope you all enjoy Soul Gambler!

Thanks,

HORACIO CORRAL
CEO @ Tlön Studios & Gamestorming (Publisher)

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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 achievements (in-game, no Steam)

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
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any Directx 9 compliant Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: This game REQUIRES Internet Explorer 10 and .NET 4.0 (Client Profile)
    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
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any Directx 9 compliant Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: This game REQUIRES Internet Explorer 10 and .NET 4.0 (Client Profile)
Helpful customer reviews
93 of 126 people (74%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
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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27 of 38 people (71%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
After having read a rather negative review on the game from a "Steam friend" about tech problems with the game I thought that I would try the game to see how it worked on my PC.
I Haven't had a single problem with this game. I uses FireFox (updated) on Win 7 , 64 bit .
I really don't like music going on all the time through the game so I killed the music at lower left of menu after a while...
Game appears to be a relatively short game but it might depend a lot on the decisions made..
The game allows for sawing at any point and you leave to menu without saving and restart from the save which will allow you to try different approaches from save point without having to start all over.
"Soul Gambler" is a game that will be best enjoyed by people that likes to try out different strategies and who don't mind fast forwarding through sequences seen before. Also the distribution of character points in beginning of game is also of importance to possible outcome of choices taken of available ones in game. I could write a suggestion here what not to spend character points on from start but that would be ruining the game...
I thought it quite alright. Rather short - the way I played it at least - but I might try it again with different character distribution points setup and / or partly making other choices to see how it alters the game story..
A major annoyance for me was that the Steam overlay didn't work why I couldn't take any screenshots using Steam overlay.
It is not a game that I think is worth a lot or a game that I think is having that much re-playability , but if you got it cheap then I suggest that you look at the bright sides of the game like that it got some nice comic book pictures , but do not expect anything more than an interactive comic book... (You will be able to learn about the game by playing it which will enable you to replay game with possibilities of an , at least partly, altered storyline).
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35 of 54 people (65%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Pretty interesting and exciting interpretation of Goethe's Faust.
Every choice you make really matters so it isn't boring to replay this game over and over to see everything there is and unlock all achievements, though for now they are absent on game page. I guess they will be added later along with Steam cards.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Great Visual Novel game. You can explore and build your own fate at your own.

This game has a good concept about soul and destiny. I really love the idea about spend pieces of your soul to achieve something that normally hard in your life. And if you are player who boring about same dialogues, I assure you this game will offer many possible dialogues that waiting for you to found them. At least, there are four possible endings.

2 months ago, I used pirate windows and I can't open this game. Right now, I use licensed windows and this game runs smoothly. I don't know are there connection or not but may be this can help some people who having problem of this game won't start.
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32 of 52 people (62%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Its quite short, parts of it are cool and it all looks and sounds good for what it is. However for what is basically a (kinda)interactive story, the story itself is weak and even unengaging at times, I wouldn't say its bad, but its just sort of shallow and there isn't a whole lot you can do.
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Score: 6/10

***THIS GAME REQUIRES INTERNET EXPLORER 10 AND UP***

I believe the developers should make this note much larger rather then just in the additional notes section of requirements. If you don't have it installed the game gets stuck on the loading bar.

I also feel it is important to go into this game knowing what to expect of it. This game is actually an interactive novel with multiple endings and choices to be made. It is by no means up to the length and high standard of Cinders, but that is why the price is lower.

The game offers a nice amount of options that will send you in different story sections. The endings are rather similar, but are different enough to spark curiousity for another play through or two. You may want to read the achievements section just to give you an aim of how to get to them. The attributes in the game matter more then you might expect. You have to pass certain checks in order to get certain dialogue. If you don't have a certain amount of intelligence you might fail a check that requires it.

The different sections of dialogue you can run into if you play your attributes/choices/dialogue options right will lead you to interesting little easter egg things before the end of the game such as ending up in the hospital or on the run from the cops. These are the areas the game truly shines. The multiple endings are interesting, but not as fun as these side routes that lead to them.

All in all I got this game for a buck before it got greenlit from indie gala and it has been well worth it. I'm not sure if it is worth the full $5 steam price, but it would for sure be worth $2.50
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31 of 52 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Pro - Interactive comic book with thoughtful, interesting choices and well-drawn artwork
Con - Very short, also I didn't get to have sex with that demon chick
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
For someone who gives up your soul, you don't have a lot of choices. I played through the game a couple times and it was easy to see that the choices you were allowed to make had little impact in the direction of the story. Meanwhile, you are prevented from making decisions that could change the direction of the story in a meaningful way. Think of Soul Gambler as an interactive story similar to The Walking Dead except much, much shorter. My first playthrough was only an hour long.

The story itself is compelling, filled with alternate realities, moral choices, and a sexy seductress reminiscent of the movie Bedazzled. You start off dividing six points between four stats: Strength, Intelligence, Manipulation, and Charm. You can also choose to play the game in English or Portuguese. After that, the game begins.

Soul Gambler was interesting enough to keep me playing to the end. You can also get "achievements" for completing the different directions the story takes you. One thing that put me off was you were often lied to in the story. In spite of being told (frequently) that you could never give up part of your soul unless you wanted to, I found the opposite was true in a number of cases.

I give it a hesitant recommendation for those who want an interactive story in a comic format. Is one hour worth of content enough to get you to buy this? The choice is yours.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
I like the game. Its short but interesting . :D
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 7
Interesting story and many choices that make story different. Down side is that there are only very few different endings but I still liked this game. I bought it with 90% off coupon and don't think that the game is worth full price. Glad I had the coupon!
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
well i just finished my first playthrough of Soul Gambler and i must say i really enjoyed it!
It's a very original game that somehow resemble a VN at first sight but as oppossite to that it's actually all about choiches and very light on text.
The story itself is quite interesting but the "meat" of the game are actually all the choiches and subsequent different paths and endings the game present you with. I've really enjoyed to put my self into the protagonist shoes (it's very easy to) and see where my choiches would led!
The only fault i can find to this game it's too short (not in the "oh, crap that's it?" way but in the "man i wished there was more of this" way), but i've seen just one ending and according to the achievements there are 5 plus all the different choiches i could have make i think there surely enough room for a couple other playthrough at least :)
In my opinion if you are interested in VNs with RPG elements \ adventure games this is totally worth the 5 euro full price, but right now is on sale for 1.25 and you cant really go wrong with that.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Very short game, but with intriguing and amazing history!
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
This is a great game!
The characters are so interesting and the storyline is amazing!
I loved playing it. :)
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
the game is super,
the only thing missing are recorded voices/dialogs...
still, I had a lot of fun.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
A good game, interesting story, cool scenario and choices, but really not a long playthrough though.
It tooks me less than 4 hours to get all of the achievements.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
Soul Gambler is a choose your own adventure type visual novel. You start the game by choosing to put points in four categories: Strength, Persuasion, Charisma and Intelligence. Basic gameplay involves choosing from a list of dialogue or actions. Stat checks during the story will often allow you to make special choices that will affect the game.

I've only completed 1 playthrough as of writing this review, which took about 30 minutes. There are a variety of achievements to earn which show that your choices will have some effect on the outcome. This game was entertaining enough that I want to play through differently just to see how it changes.

The graphics are well drawn and nice to look at. The sound is a little boring and doesn't add much to the gameplay. The writing kept me interested throughout, and made me want to give it another play.

The big downside is the length. The playthrough took about 30 minutes, and I imagine another playthrough would be shorter since I could skip through a lot of the repetitive dialogue. Looking at the list of achievements, there don't appear to be enough endings to require more than 2-3 playthroughs. So, about 90 minutes of gameplay is all you will get out of this. It's fun while it lasts, but definitely think about your budget when making the purchase. Whatever 90 minutes of entertainment is worth to you, that's how much I'd spend.

I recommend this game, but do keep it mind the short length. I got it in a bundle so did not spend much, and did enjoy my time with it.

Grade: C
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
For playing it only ones and right after, it might be unusual to write an review about a game, but I think it should be played like this at the first try:

The gaming:
I simply love games like this one. It is not so much about an game-experience but self-experience. It is an touching game if you take your time and just do what you would do by having the same choices and chances as the main character has. You figure out luck and waste chances while you are trying to find out why you are in your position in the first place.

The contra-side:
As charming as the game is, you will need to run through the game again, having the knowledge you haven't had before and that is making your choices become more or less incorrect to what you would do usually. Therefore you are only trying to break your own destiny. You are desperately searching for the best outcome and I bet you will make it all worse.

My thought:
This game is art and not really gaming. The clicking of up to 4 possible answers/reactions on any given moment will change your personal outcome and represent how miserable your life is. It is deep, hard and true.

So:
As I said before, I like games like this. The almost everlasting run for the best possible ending on the other hand turns games like this into an mountain you can never climb up on to see what would happen by the change of every single choise. It would just take to long. But as morbid and macabre entertaiment it is.. I will surely give it at least one or two more runs and see what may change in the end.

Recomended to "Story-Based"-Gamers 9/10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Quite enjoyed the first playthrough. Great story, excellent art, replayability 7.5/10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
Part comic book, part choose-your-own-adventure, this game follows a normal guy through a series of extraordinary events. Try your hand at three possible story outcomes: Good, Bad and Neutral. The story is rather short, so you can see all of it in just a few hours.


Gamers-Haven


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cMa4kHYtWU&list=UU8yN_FDPmI6nY0dxGK4KDvA
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
Superb game with fantastic art and a wonderfully scripted story.


Just be aware that a lot of people freeze up on the initial loading screen. However putting Steam (or Desura) into offline mode allows you to play the game:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/313020/discussions/0/43099721824620197/
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