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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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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Apostol Apostolov
1.8 hrs
Posted: September 24
If purchased for only 0.59$ of your soul, Soul Gambler is a great deal for one intense hour of interactive comic visual novel. This has to be one of the few good non-anime visual novels.

The story is a modern young adult take on Goethe's Faust and builds up very strong, with a complex plot and unanswered question, but will leave you with a false sense of a grand adventure that is inadvertedly cut short by the shoebox budgets of the game. Before you know it, you'll hit the wall of the story culmination and it will all wrap up in a multiple-ending finale.

Soul Gambler's "good ending" is extremely easy to pull off, just use common sense and some financial responsibility (hehe!). The bad endings, they are worth it only to see how the game will bend itself to ridiculous plot twist just to keep you moving forward.

The visuals and art style are great for a comic book and the simple "choose your adventure" stat mechanics work very well. Where Soul Gambler falls short is the music and the SFX department - music is repetitive, badly stiched together, and sound effects are atrocious! The sounds for choice selection and that dreaded gunshot feel taken straight from early 80s arcade. Whoever did the SFX, should have never been hired, or paid.

Also, with the latest trend of achievement hunting through all possible options in the story, it would have made sense being able to speed up the dialogue. Unfortunately you can't do that so getting all achievement requires much significant portion of your soul.
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1.2 hrs
Posted: September 24
short but it fun
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Refrain | CHOKE INTENSIFIES
3.3 hrs
Posted: September 23
dont gambling your soul
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Beautiful Potato
4.0 hrs
Posted: September 22
Great story. Guybrush reference put a smile on my face. Thanks for that.
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mcblue
5.6 hrs
Posted: September 22
:)
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WolfKing
15.0 hrs
Posted: September 21
Product received for free
Good Game
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Taco
4.7 hrs
Posted: September 20
Uk when u take a ♥♥♥♥ for an hr nd need something to do? This is your game
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EDT.seliym
3.3 hrs
Posted: September 20
Product received for free
Love the story. Nice graphics. Good music. I would to recommended this game. :D
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Short but highly entertaining with multiple decisions and endings. Buy this one on sale!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
I picked this up in the "inner demons pack" highly discounted for something like 50 cents. I haven't tried the other game yet, but I'd say it was worth it for the fun I had with this one. Its basicly a choose your own adventure kind of game with extremely light RPG elements. (Certain choices you can't succesfully attempt without high enough stats, but there is only 3 stats for your character,so its pretty basic)
It is really short, I finished my first run though in about an hour and a half. The rest of my time spent was trying to see the different endings, follow the different story paths, and get 100% on achievements.
If you can pick it up discounted, I would recommend it as a nice quick little time killer.
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76 of 86 people (88%) 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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131 of 176 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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45 of 49 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2015
That gypsy lady reminds me of Yzma (Emperor's New Groove) lol

Anyways! The story was interesting and the different choices certainly had you involved. However, being one that wants to get 100% of the story and achievements (100% story you need to go through every possible dialogue; there are guides for 100% achievements), I sort of wished there was an auto-read or skip function after playing for a few hours that I ended up button mashing to skip the dialogues that I had read several times over.

I certainly liked the comic book style they were going for with this--it adds to its charm. There were some minor typos here and there, but nothing that was too distracting to take away attention from the story. The soundtrack was lovely--save for at the credits. I expected an elongated version rather than a loop-track to play for it. But despite all these minor things, I found the game enjoyable and interesting and would definitely play it again. Just.... not over and over again for 3-4 hours straight haha
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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Soul Gambler is a really fun and short visual novel which is a modern retelling of Faust.

The novel follows on Faust. He works a boring job and has a mundane life, but all of that changes when he sells his soul to a witch for wishes. Each wish takes away apart of his soul and you have to find a way to get rid of the witch so you get to keep your soul.

The novel is a very interesting retelling of Faust, which I don't really remember much off, since the last time I read it was back in High School.

The novel is also quite interesting in general, since you can choose perk points at the start of the game and those help you out in other parts in the game, like seduction, brute force and intelligence to trick people.

The art style is also really well done, it's just fun to look around the environments, just because how awesome everything looks.

The multiple outcomes are also quite nice as it adds more replay value and I can see myself coming back to this game in the future to replay and get another endings I haven't got yet.

A single run of the game will last you 1 hour, but as stated before there are multiple endings and from what I understand there are 5 endings so that's 5+ hours of content and for the price that's quite a deal.

There are a few negatives like some sloppy writing and the horrible soundtrack.

I enjoyed my time with Soul Gambler and if you can get this game I highly suggest trying it out, cause it's quite awesome.

Final Rating:
7/10 - Good

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34 of 41 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 25, 2015
Well, there have been quite a few well documented issues with this game that persisted for way too long, such as the white screen loading issue. I am happy to report that this has finally been addressed with what I believe was a new programming team if I understand things correctly.

Anyway, I was pleased to finally be able to play this game, and it was actually quite enjoyable, so in this case, it was well worth the wait. It's an interactive novel presented in comic book fashion, with the page frames and such. The artwork is quality. You would expect to see this published by a larger comic company if it was in paper form due to the excellent artwork and coloring. The story was also well written and engaging, and in fact, there seem to be many variations on how this tale can play out, so it carries a choose your own adventure style to it as well. You start out with some very basic RPG options which impact your choices later. There aren't upgrades or anything....whatever you choose is what you stick with, although your choices may end up adjusting some of the stats as part of the story.

There are some issues with the actual script itself, such as poor sentence structure at certain points (much like my writing here in this review, lol). It seems like English may not have been the original language for this script, and the translation was solid with just a few blemishes. Anyway, nothing major, but you will notice it when you read through the text.

The OST was quite nice, and appropriate to the theme of the game as well.

All told, I think I give this game an 8 out of 10 surprisingly, and I would encourage people to read the more recent reviews when making a determination as to whether or not you might purchase this game, as the technical issues that caused a lot of the negative reviews have been solved at this point.
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34 of 41 people (83%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2015
A nice short game. Played two playthroughs for just under 2 hours.

I bought it @ 90% off and I enjoyed it.

Another good thing is I finished a game this month!
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30 of 35 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 18, 2015
The art is great, the characters and background images are beautifully done. Unfortunately this game really short, even with a couple endings, and the save system is not as handy as common visual novel games that allow you to save on certain points such as when you need to make a choice.

Overall I enjoyed my time in-game. I recommend this game if you interested, but try to wait for a discount. Me myself get this game for free on giveaway. You might want to wait for that to happen again.
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