The Maker's Eden is a first-person hypertext adventure game presented in the style of a motion comic. You play a character trying to discover what their predefined purpose is, in a science fiction/noir inspired world filled with androids, flying cars and an early 20th century vibe.
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Mostly Positive (92 reviews) - 76% of the 92 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 30, 2014

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February 15

The Maker's Eden Act 2 is here!



After a wait far too long, act 2 has been released!

Well, it was actually quietly released about a week ago. Even had one bugfix patch at some stupid hour this morning. If you encounter more, please post in the Bug Reports subforum here.

Next, on to act 3!

Act 3 development is already underway, but for now I am taking the rest of February off TME. :)

Enjoy!

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February 2

Act2: Monday 8 Feb! - UPDATE 2

UPDATE 2: So uhhh, it's live, I think. Works for me anyway. :) Now to update the Steam page and do a proper announcement.

UPDATE: Slipping the release by 1 day to address some last-minute issues and some feedback items.

Tiny announcement and will certainly blow the trumpet louder later in the week.

Act 2 is a few bugfixes away from releasable. Got some gamebreakers to fix this evening, then will distribute beta builds for one last round of testing.

8 Feb is probably further away than needed, but since my ability to predict development times suck, methinks it's safer that way.

Very excited to hear what people make of act 2. It's a very in-between sort of episode, with some of it being info-dumpy and set-up for act 3. But there still are a few exciting moments in there and the production values have gone up a notch or two. Also, the addition of the world map and ability to choose destinations some will enjoy.

Anyway, watch this space for the release announcement!

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Reviews

“The Maker's Eden, you see, an expertly written choose-your-own-adventure with some quality adventure gaming puzzles thrown in, is a fantastic, thoughtful and hugely entertaining game.”
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About This Game

The Maker's Eden is a first-person hypertext adventure game presented in the style of a motion comic. You play a character trying to discover what their predefined purpose is, in a science fiction/noir inspired world filled with androids, flying cars and an early 20th century vibe.

IMPORTANT:
This is a 3-act episodic game. The purchase is for all 3 acts, of which acts 1 and 2 are ready to be played right now, with 3 in development.

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System Requirements

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SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: WIndows XP SP2
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X v10.7 Lion
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X v10.7 Lion
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 and higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 and higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
The Maker's Eden has a great premise, I've always been a sucker for plots like this one. The 50's vibe that's going on is also something I'm very into so of course upon reading the game description I was drawn in. Only after purchasing and finishing the game did I discover the snags in development, however from what the devs are saying the remaining two parts are coming, albeit slowly, these things happen, and frankly, based on the strength of this first part I don't mind waiting. From the sounds of things we should have part 2 soon.

The art style is painterly and comic-inspired and fits with the rest of the game. The way it ends (I'll keep this vague to stay spoiler-free) is done in such a way that even in the event that the remaining two parts don't get finished it could really just be a very short game that is left open to interpretation, I mean there are films that do that. I wouldn't say that the game feels incomplete without the rest but it does leave you with questions and I'll definitely be eagerly awaiting the remaining parts.

The soundtrack is also really good, and again fits well with the rest of the game.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Unfinished - just as the story felt like it was going to progress it abrupty ended..

As an episodic release it completely failed and you can clearly see by the ending of this episode and some of the writing that was dont to try and "lengthen" this episode the writer/developer had no real idea where it was going to go. (one conversation says the same thing for 6 panels)..

a real downer is there are really only 2 what i would consider puzzles in the game and the rest is just read the story.. which is short..


IMO i felt like i played what other games would consider the "traing" or "introductory" part of the game whereby once you are done are ready to play the real game..


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38 of 72 people (53%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
This game is a fraud. One half hour chapter was released a year and a half ago.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
This game has excellent music (kind of ambiant/electro/jazzy) which for me made it a pleasure to play. I also enjoyed the semi-3D environments that move with the mouse. It is more like a visual novel than an adventure game, but it’s a nice way to spend a little less than an hour. For the most part you just have to click on anything that’s clickable in any order to make the story progress; there is very little difficulty.

The story is short and quite raw and unrealistic (random strangers trust and help you almost immediately), but not uninteresting. Very little happens in Act 1.

Due to its very short length I recommend buying it on sale. Act 2 is supposed to finally be released this month, but even if it adds another hour it will still be a short game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
A game with beautiful art and music, a surprisingly interesting story with some pretty good and funny dialogue, well-written characters and interesting ideas. It took me only 2 hours to play Acts 1 and 2, but it's definitely worth the price and I plan to play it again when the third act finally comes (probably a year from now). You will take longer if you stop to admire the art in more detail, soak in the atmosphere and listen to the music. The puzzles are not terribly challenging, so that cuts the play time short as well.

There are a few minor technical issues: if you exit to Windows for whatever reason, the music may stop playing and it won't restart until you restart the game. Occasionally text is cut and only partially visible but you can still make out what it is supposed to read. In the bar scene, you have a conversation option available when it shouldn't yet be, but you can guess that you shouldn't pick that one yet and it won't ruin anything. Moreover, the dialogue could have been proofread more thoroughly, as I spotted a few missing or incorrect words, but overall the dialogue and texts are very well written.

I don't have the heart to fault the game for these small issues when the overall experience is so pleasant and inspiring. You will like this if you like scifi/cyberpunk stories, beautiful art and atmospheric music. And you can always wait until the final Act is released and it won't feel so short.
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