In the dark times of the Medieval a baleful society of the Cult and its adherers strived to seize the rule over the city, control its inhabitants and destroy all sources of knowledge and culture. Help Marla uncover the secret conspiracy, release her kidnapped brother and save the city!
User reviews: Mixed (16 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 3, 2014
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August 28

Mac version is available

Dear Steam Community,
Shaman Games prepared an update for "Fall of the New Age".
Now Mac version of this title is also available in Steam Store.

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Collector's Edition

This Multi-language Premium Edition includes extra 12 locations (about 60 minutes of gameplay), concept arts, play arts (wallpapers), screensavers, 9 game music tracks.

Feature List

  • Multi-language edition
  • Original game world
  • Intriguing plot
  • 40 game locations
  • The world transforms during the walkthrough
  • 26 mini-games
  • More than 50 3D movies and cutscenes
  • Unique meta game about dressing to mask the main heroine
  • Meta game on collecting precious stones, to get fragments of knowledge, a deeper history of the world
  • 3 difficulty modes(normal, advanced and expert)
  • Achievements’ System

About This Game

Back Story

Mankind has just got out from the dark Middle Ages. Superstitions and fears still reign the minds of the majority of people, but the germs of science and culture rapidly emerge and grow stronger. But, as it turns out, it doesn’t play into the hands of some of those in power. They are willing to make every effort and use all means to prevent the development of noble minds. The coup brews after sudden death of King in one kingdom and childless Queen is in mortal danger. A group of officials, financiers - merchants, local mafia and some members of the highest ranks of police belong to secret cult, whose goal is the destruction of any educational programs and new scientific achievements, which were very supportive and strongly promoted by the deceased king.
They're going to kill the Queen and enthrone his person - cruel and ignorant bastard. Police behaves outrageously in the capital, bandits openly run their dirty deeds, officials drown in corruption and are busy with their own profit. Common people are dark, terrified and trying to survive in every possible way.

Synopsis

The main character, young thief Marla is caught for stealing and thrown into the town prison, and her little brother Ray is kidnapped by the people in strange leather masks. With help of the former secret policeman Herbert Marla escapes from the cell and runs away to the underground catacombs. On the road she finds out that several other street boys were stolen from the town besides Ray. Herbert gives Marla task to steal mysterious cipher from the house of one merchant.
Decrypting coded message Marla finds out about the existence of a cult that stole her brother and also set a goal to destroy all the achievements of science and culture. During the search of Ray the girl encounters various representatives of science, who to some extent suffered from actions of the cultists. With their help, Marla finds a secret gathering of the cult and saves missing children from there.
After successful rescue, Marla with Herbert intrudes into the royal palace, where they reveal the head of the cult Morgana, who disguised as maid of honor of the queen for a long time. It is this maid of honor who was behind the assassination attempt on the king, because of which Marla’s father was killed.
With the help of Herbert, Marla prevents cult activities and reunites with her brother. A former secret policeman regains favor of the Queen and becomes at the head of security of the kingdom in general and of science in particular.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP, 7, 8, 8.1
    • Processor: 2,5 GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.5 or higher
    • Processor: 2,5 GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu or equivalent
    • Processor: 2,5 GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any
    • Hard Drive: 5 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
Initially I was really hesitant to try this. Because it looked a bit like one of those find random objects in a pile of random objects games. But it is not like that at all. I was actually really impressed by this game. I haven't completed it yet, but I think I'm about a fifth of the way through judging by the page I'm up in the in game strategy guide.

(I took down my videos on this game because the soundtrack matched 3rd part content =[... sucks because I really thought that this game was. I may publish new videos without the music turned off) Okay, I did actually come across a random object mini-game in this title. However it was an hour and a half into the game. The game actually has large variety interesting puzzles and mini-games and that was just one of them. I never found this game to be tedious or repetitive. The puzzles are actually pretty good. Most of them are relatively easy such as just finding the next object needed in the area. But there is a constant flow of them. Some of the stuff was cool. For instance in one part I had to disguise my female character as a male fisherman with a mustache which was amusing. That meant finding and gathering objects which I initially thought were random and then actually assembling them into a costume. I was really surprised to find myself doing that all of a sudden. It was really interesting. Also for a point and click adventure puzzle game it has pretty good features. Even though I hadn't found myself getting stuck for long at any time yet, you can request a hint which will highlight the next place you need to investigate and you can skip some puzzles. Use of hints has a cool down, so it doesn't allow you to rely on having the answers fed to you. Also the actual the in game strategy guide is a written document that explains how to complete every puzzle in the game, it even has highlighted screen shots. I thought thought this really thoughtful, in case you get really stuck. By the way there is actually three different difficulty settings to choose from when you begin the game. In harder difficulty you are unable to use hints as often or at all and interactive areas are not highlighted. Like I said the game looks like one of those random objects game in the screen shots. But as soon I started playing it things looked a lot better than I expected. It actually has a quite a bit of animation which seems to be devoid in certain random object games. I actually really liked the animations. The fact that there are actual animations when you use objects instead of just fading items in and out during scenes is a really nice touch. The scenes themselves look good. I thought the cut-scenes, characters and dialogue were good and interesting. However as usual with my ten second attention span I didn't really catch all of it. I do like story's premise though, a conspiracy by those in power to keep people in the dark ages. I also enjoyed the music. There were a lot of things that I enjoyed about this game. I was very surprised by it. I like how it gives a constant feed of mostly small but interesting puzzles. I liked how instead of having to constantly find random objects for no reason every object you found actually had a purpose and was tool to allow you to solve the next puzzle. I can't say for sure, but I think that you could probably get between five to ten hours of game-play out of this. Click [url=https://www.youtube.com/user/SatanovichZ1/videos]

Okay, I did actually come across a random object mini-game in this title. However it was an hour and a half into the game. The game actually has large variety interesting puzzles and mini-games and that was just one of them. I never found this game to be tedious or repetitive. The puzzles are actually pretty good. Most of them are relatively easy such as just finding the next object needed in the area. But there is a constant flow of them. Some of the stuff was cool. For instance in one part I had to disguise my female character as a male fisherman with a mustache which was amusing. That meant finding and gathering objects which I initially thought were random and then actually assembling them into a costume. I was really surprised to find myself doing that all of a sudden. It was really interesting. Also for a point and click adventure puzzle game it has pretty good features. Even though I hadn't found myself getting stuck for long at any time yet, you can request a hint which will highlight the next place you need to investigate and you can skip some puzzles. Use of hints has a cool down, so it doesn't allow you to rely on having the answers fed to you. Also the actual the in game strategy guide is a written document that explains how to complete every puzzle in the game, it even has highlighted screen shots. I thought thought this really thoughtful, in case you get really stuck. By the way there is actually three different difficulty settings to choose from when you begin the game. In harder difficulty you are unable to use hints as often or at all and interactive areas are not highlighted.

Like I said the game looks like one of those random objects game in the screen shots. But as soon I started playing it things looked a lot better than I expected. It actually has a quite a bit of animation which seems to be devoid in certain random object games. I actually really liked the animations. The fact that there are actual animations when you use objects instead of just fading items in and out during scenes is a really nice touch. The scenes themselves look good. I thought the cut-scenes, characters and dialogue were good and interesting. However as usual with my ten second attention span I didn't really catch all of it. I do like story's premise though, a conspiracy by those in power to keep people in the dark ages. I also enjoyed the music.

There were a lot of things that I enjoyed about this game. I was very surprised by it. I like how it gives a constant feed of mostly small but interesting puzzles. I liked how instead of having to constantly find random objects for no reason every object you found actually had a purpose and was tool to allow you to solve the next puzzle. I can't say for sure, but I think that you could probably get between five to ten hours of game-play out of this.

Click [url=https://www.youtube.com/user/SatanovichZ1/videos]here for more let’s play videos =)
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
At its core, this isn't exactly a hidden-object game... there are some specific scenes that are hidden object; when you are putting together a disguise, or unlocking specific doors... but most of this game is going back and forth through scenes, finding items, and then combining or using those items to solve puzzles.

The biggest problem with this game is that, beyond a few specific puzzles or missing that one item you just can't find/doesn't make sense... to me, this game felt rather simplistic. A lot of the find-object/use-object tasks felt like the game was holding your hand and they didn't require a lot of thought...the hidden-object portions are ridiculously simple, and could be mostly solved with simple random clicking. Lock-picking amounts to finding the right angle, and holding the mouse there for a second, and then doing it again and again and again... not really difficult. Fully completed in roughly 3-4 hours without using any hints and taking my time.

The final level of the game isn't actually obvious... you have to complete the story up to the final section, and then the game just abruptly stops with no solid conclusion. You go back to the main menu, and in the Extra's tab that's now open, there is an option to play the game, and that will start the final level... I'm not sure why they did this... I'm counting that as one of the game's more challenging puzzles.

The game has interesting ideas, but it doesn't really challenge you at all beyond a few specific logic/game puzzles that can be beaten in a few attempts... that, or I've just played far too many of these games, and these puzzles all start to seem the same.

Fun if you like these kinds of games, but I would wait for a sale... this is more of a rental or tablet/phone game.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Let me tell you about this game. For 10 bucks you get a very well drawn and animated game. It's point and click and puzzles and find the item stuff but it has many locations, interesting story and awesome art. You also get animated cut-scenes! Everybody loves nice cutscenes. I'm surprised this game is so well priced. It's only 10 dollars for hours of play and awesome art. Like seriously, artists/animators did a great job on this game. If you like point and click just get it because it's pretty damn good. You will like it because how can you not? My only critique is that it ends abruptly which made me go wtf but then you have to select "extras" and it gives you one more arc to play with real ending! But I don't even want to complain because a game of this quality is basically a steal for this price.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Average Point & Click Adventure.
Not a bad story. Correct difficulty. Sometimes very easy, very few times hard.
It has the walkthrough inside the game, if you ever go stuck.
Not bad, not good.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
I admit that I played through the whole thing, but I got this based on a review I read that stated that this was NOT a hidden object game, but a point and click adventure. This is inaccurate, It very much IS a hidden object game, with elements of a VERY handheld point and click adventure mixed in. Ed Wood level of voice acting, to boot. But if you like that sort of thing, have at it. I just didn't think it was worth 10 dollars. more like 2 dollars.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
awesome game.. :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23
One year after release, still buggy, no dialogue sound, randomly opens console inside cutscene, which I don't know how to close afterwards. Unplayable.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 9
Great story, graphics and sound. If you like a casual adventure/hidden object game, you will definitely love this! It oozes quality!
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Crash crash crash. Change settings. Crash. Run in compatability mode. Crash. Crash.

It looks like a nice basic point and click puzzle game set in 17th Century France (? I think? I didn't get to see much of it). The sort of thing you can play for a little while and not get too invested. Well, turns out 'getting invested' was the least of my worries.

Maybe you'll have better luck getting it to run.
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3.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 15
Don't accept even if free. It is always horrendous when they pass off mobile games but this one sucks a little bit more than most, Story, nope. Characters, horrendous. Puzzles, stupid. You can complete the game by just clicking, at one point you use corrosive acid to get slugs so they can chew through a lock.... what?! The voice acting is of course terrible but who cares when they don't follow the scipt and speak differently from the subtitles in the game and I can't even begin to explain how awful the translation is. At one point the king is your father, then your sister is your brother then finally your husband? Oh and let us not forget because there is a female protagonist it means we have the obligatory dress-up mini-games.

Do not expect to get anything out of this game.
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4.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 13
If you can get this game in a bundle or very cheap in a sale and you are absolutly into Hidden obejct and very basic point and click adventure, than this game might be something for you,.

Gameplay wise the game really doesn't have much to offer, other than "Click around untill you find every Hitbox and than use the obvious item", which cna lead to frustratingly combing screens for some kind of Reaction form the pointer, but sometimes the hitboxes are so close to each other that you will always miss one, for example I ahd to look up one item that was hidden right next to another one, because I didn't know the hidden itemw as there, I always assumed the buttonprompt send me to the other Item I did not need yet.

Than if you are stuck the hintsystem seems absolutly useless, it send me in between screens, instead of hinting towards the area to search, if it gives you a hint, it should not point away from the screen I need to find the enxt item to continue, thats bloody idiotic.

The sounds and music are ok, the vocie acting is uhh rather amateurish, the puzzles are mostly obvious and only a few minigames where you either hunt for hidden objects or you need to do some other puzzles are thrown in for good measure.

[Spoilers The story is rather lackluster, sometimes I wondered what the heck I was doing, so I got the plans of the cultist in the hideout, why the hell do I not simply flee, no I need to go up into a stable..and than jump down to get a horse, even if I had free access to the stable to begin with, than the loft freaking has an incredible locking mechanism with three masks, which need to be freed again from other stuff using tools, just to get a freaking lever, who the heck was living in this room before I rummaged trought it? Than I carry along a firepoker, maybe a bug that it didn't delete, but I could use it, but somehow a broken of arrowstaff is longer than my firepoker, whats the sense in that? Not to mention that the guards seem useless, there are huge explosions going on, but nope..got to guard those citygates. Furthermore whats with the ending, it cuts away far to early, I'm in the middle of the woods surrounded by bandits and some kind of witch, I disturbed her ritual and all her other plans, I doubt they would just let me leave. Edit: Allright I just realised there is another Chapter in the game, you jsut need to access the extra part of the game, however it was initially not clear that there was another Chapter in the extra section, as it just seemed to be about artwork and music. However they jsut traded one obvious sequelbait for another. [Spoiler over]

The story is rather lackluster, sometimes I wondered what the heck I was doing, so I got the plans of the cultist in the hideout, why the hell do I not simply flee, no I need to go up into a stable..and than jump down to get a horse, even if I had free access to the stable to begin with, than the loft freaking has an incredible locking mechanism with three masks, which need to be freed again from other stuff using tools, just to get a freaking lever, who the heck was living in this room before I rummaged trought it?

Than I carry along a firepoker, maybe a bug that it didn't delete, but I could use it, but somehow a broken of arrowstaff is longer than my firepoker, whats the sense in that?
Not to mention that the guards seem useless, there are huge explosions going on, but nope..got to guard those citygates.
Furthermore whats with the ending, it cuts away far to early, I'm in the middle of the woods surrounded by bandits and some kind of witch, I disturbed her ritual and all her other plans, I doubt they would just let me leave.

Edit: Allright I just realised there is another Chapter in the game, you jsut need to access the extra part of the game, however it was initially not clear that there was another Chapter in the extra section, as it just seemed to be about artwork and music.

However they jsut traded one obvious sequelbait for another.

[Spoiler over]


Only recommended for people, who like casual point and clicks or hidden object games,
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