Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power is a platforming game of action, puzzles and adventure, and the sequel to the award winning Trine and Trine 2. Reunite with the three heroes in an all-new adventure, now for the first time in full 3D!
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Release Date: Aug 20, 2015

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February 26

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February 24

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ABOUT SHADWEN

Shadwen is a stealth-action game where the only rule is to remain unseen. Stay hidden – or the ruthless guards will kill you on sight!

Shadwen, an assassin on a quest to kill the king, has a chance encounter with an orphaned girl, Lily. She follows Shadwen on her dangerous journey, but when the ruthless guards get too close, Shadwen must take action right in front of Lily’s eyes.

Will Shadwen risk the girl’s budding trust by resorting to violence, or try and find another way while keeping her real purpose concealed?

To kill or not to kill – that is the question.



FEATURES
  • MOVE FREELY – Sneak and explore around the dark and gritty medieval province and use the environment to your advantage – use your rope to grapple onto rooftops, silently drop down from ceilings, or veil yourself in the shadows.
  • STAY HIDDEN – Pick your assassinations carefully. Avoid being seen, heard or getting caught indirectly. Suspicious sights and noises will alert the guards – use it to your benefit!
  • TIME IS AN ACCOMPLICE – Time stands still when you are not moving Shadwen, allowing you to stop at any point mid-motion. Rewind time to manipulate your past and present actions!
  • USE PHYSICS – Use physics and a freely attachable rope to drag and topple objects. Make deaths look accidental; let gravity do the grave work.
  • CREATE TRAPS AND HAZARDS – Set up traps and hazards to lure guards towards their untimely demise; discover new ways to eliminate or distract your foes by crafting items into deadly surprises, including poison traps, spike devices, decoy toys and more.
  • TWO CHARACTERS – Embrace the darkness with Shadwen and her abilities to protect Lily and create a safe passage for her.



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About This Game

Experience a fairytale world of breathtaking sceneries and face a myriad of physics-based puzzles, wonderful contraptions, dangerous foes and enchanting creatures.

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power is a platforming game of action, puzzles and adventure, and the sequel to the award winning Trine and Trine 2. Reunite with the familiar heroes - Pontius the Knight, Amadeus the Wizard and Zoya the Thief in an all-new adventure, now for the first time in full 3D!

Playable in single-player or in co-up with up to three players, both locally or online.




Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight, and Zoya the Thief have slowly come to the conclusion that having their lives commandeered by a powerful magical artifact is not a desirable state of existence on a permanent basis.

The heroes try to return their extraordinary gifts to the Artifact called Trine, and so they meddle with powers beyond their understanding: Trine shatters and a heartless ancient sorcerer escapes. With only a broken artifact to guide them, the heroes must try and repair the damage they've caused... or the damage that might yet be done.


A married wizard and father of triplets, Amadeus can summon mystical boxes and move obstacles with his spells. Perhaps he is not the most skilled or fearsome of wizards, but the heroes rely on Amadeus on all things concerning magic and legends. Amadeus has always liked adventures more in theory rather than in practice, preferring the fame and tales of his deeds to the actual doing of said deeds, which often deprive him of naps and holidays with his family.


The brave protector of the realm with a big heart, Pontius is a champion to anyone in need, regardless of their station. Pontius was knighted by the King himself, and he has a red cape to prove it! He is a frontline hero who is always going headlong first into battle with his trusty shield and sword. In addition to passionately fighting on the side of Goodness and Justice, Pontius has an equal love for good food and drink, and dreams of one day settling down on a simple farm, where he could protect his corner of the world, while growing enormous potatoes and pumpkins. And eat pie.


Clever and elusive, Zoya gets in and out of tricky situations all the time. She brings her bow and arrows to a fight, but she also has a grappling hook that can be useful in various thiev... situations. Zoya appreciates all the adventures she has had with with Trine, due to all the trinkets she's been able to collect on the way, but she is becoming anxious to get back on her own. Being on call for Trine is nowhere near as thrilling as her old life as a purveyor of rare and precious items.


Online and Local Co-op

Up to three players can play online and local co-up. Any mix is possible (for example 2 local, 1 online) and you can switch from singleplayer to multiplayer and vice versa. Play with your Steam friends and explore the secrets together!

The Lost Pages

The ultimate test to your skills, the Lost Pages feature the most incredible contraptions, character-driven design, and ridiculous puzzles. Are you skilled enough to unlock all the Lost Pages?

Soundtrack

Award-winning composer Ari Pulkkinen returns for an amazing fantasy soundtrack!

Fantastic Fantasy

Adventure through breathtakingly beautiful landscapes in an enchanting fairytale world, and for the first time ever explore the Trine world in a full 3D setting, allowing you to go check out all the nooks and crannies that have been so alluring in the past.

Full Language Support for English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, and Brazilian-Portuguese

The game features full language support for English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, and Brazilian-Portuguese (voice + subtitles on/off), and an additional number of languages for subtitles.


    System Requirements

    Windows
    Mac OS X
    SteamOS + Linux
      Minimum:
      • OS: (64 bit / 32 bit *) Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista
      • Processor: Intel Core i3/i5/i7 1.8 GHz CPU dual-core. AMD 2.0 GHz dual-core.
      • Memory: 4 GB RAM
      • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 260 / Radeon HD 4000 Series / Intel HD Graphics 4000
      • DirectX: Version 10
      • Network: Broadband Internet connection
      • Storage: 6 GB available space
      • Additional Notes: * Highest graphics detail levels are only available in 64 bit OS
      Recommended:
      • OS: OS: (64 bit / 32 bit *) Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista
      • Processor: Intel quad-core 2.0 GHz or dual-core 2.6 GHz
      • Memory: 8 GB RAM
      • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 2GB / Radeon HD 6850 2GB
      • DirectX: Version 10
      • Network: Broadband Internet connection
      • Storage: 6 GB available space
      • Additional Notes: * Highest graphics detail levels are only available in 64 bit OS
      Minimum:
      • OS: OS X version Mavericks 10.9, or later.
      • Processor: Intel Mac
      • Memory: 4 GB RAM
      • Graphics: OpenGL 4.1
      • Network: Broadband Internet connection
      • Storage: 4 GB available space
      • Additional Notes: Keyboard, Mouse/Trackpad with Secondary click enabled. *NOTE: Please be advised that Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power does not run on older MacBooks. Requires at least Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better. All Macs produced since Late 2013 are able to run the game.
      Recommended:
      • OS: OS X version Mavericks 10.9, or later.
      • Processor: Intel Mac
      • Memory: 8 GB RAM
      • Graphics: OpenGL 4.1
      • Network: Broadband Internet connection
      • Storage: 4 GB available space
      • Additional Notes: Keyboard, Mouse/Trackpad with Secondary click enabled. *NOTE: Please be advised that Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power does not run on older MacBooks. Requires at least Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better. All Macs produced since Late 2013 are able to run the game.
      Minimum:
      • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (64bit)
      • Memory: 4 GB RAM
      • Graphics: OpenGL 4.1
      • Network: Broadband Internet connection
      • Storage: 4 GB available space
      • Additional Notes: Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power runs best with proprietary drivers and may not function correctly with open source drivers.
      Recommended:
      • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (64bit)
      • Memory: 8 GB RAM
      • Graphics: OpenGL 4.1
      • Network: Broadband Internet connection
      • Storage: 4 GB available space
      • Additional Notes: Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power runs best with proprietary drivers and may not function correctly with open source drivers.
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    Recent:
    Mostly Positive (137 reviews)
    Overall:
    Mixed (2,834 reviews)
    Recently Posted
    Thingu
    ( 6.4 hrs on record )
    Posted: July 29
    Beautiful but ends too soon :( A lot of people didn't seem to enjoy it but i acxtually still found it quite fun. Worth picking up in a sale
    8/10
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    jag
    ( 26.0 hrs on record )
    Posted: July 29
    This review is shorter, better and funnier than the game.
    Now it's already finished, much like the game.

    "That's not good or funny at all", you say?
    There you go, just like the game.

    Rating: 0/10
    Don't buy, even if you liked the first two.
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    Pakkidis
    ( 5.9 hrs on record )
    Posted: July 28
    Rating: 7/10
    Overview: Pseudo 3D Platformer.


    The Good:

    + Like previous games, the graphics, cinematography and atmosphere is pure visual eye candy

    + easy achievements

    + levels track collectables within each checkpoint so its easy to replay levels and collect what you missed

    + level editor/ steam workshop provides some replay ability

    The Average:

    Unlike previous games, this is 3D. It adds some depth to the game but it doesn’t add a whole lot. Its as if the developers wanted to make a full 3D game but were too afraid, so they made the levels extremely linear and easy.

    Platforming is a bit trickier now

    The previous games had a nice balance between platforming, puzzle solving and combat. This game is focused more on platforming, and a weaker emphasis on puzzle solving and combat.


    The Bad:

    -The game is really short, only 7 main levels, and they can easily be completed in 30 minutes with a story that is incomplete. You are looking at a 3-5 hour game depending on skill level.

    - Features are missing from the previous games; No more items to equip your characters, character no longer level up, levels are much easier, less reliant on physics.

    Conclusion:

    The trine games are fantastic yet this game is largely forgettable. If the developers do decide to make another game, either make a fully 3-D world or just stick to 2-D. Its not that this is a bad game per se, its just lacking so much content from the previous games. Get it on sale or in a bundle.
    Helpful? Yes No Funny
    Uncle Badass
    ( 5.4 hrs on record )
    Posted: July 28
    Though it's unfinished, it's still a fantastic game and a good additon to the series, gameplay isn't as expansive as the last, but I still had fun.

    Hope it gets finished one day
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    BorderReaper
    ( 6.9 hrs on record )
    Posted: July 27
    I loved the first two games but I found this game wanting. I think they just tried doing too much with this game and it came out buggy and forgettable, my least favorite of the series.
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    Lulu~
    ( 10.3 hrs on record )
    Posted: July 26
    The game is unfinished, and is not like the other 2...
    But, like a big fan, i still recommend it. The game looks so beautiful in 3D, that you must play it.
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    Mcl_BlueMadness
    ( 7.2 hrs on record )
    Posted: July 25
    This is 1/3 of a game. Literally, it just ends after 1/3 of your quest is done, no plot threads resolved, the villain still at large, a cliffhanger blatantly left there for you to buy the sequel, which is doubtful they'll ever even make due to this game's bad reception. It's an insult to the franchise and it's fans. Do not give Frozenbyte the satisfaction of seeing your money for this unfinished kick in the nuts.
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    DeadPoolX
    ( 10.7 hrs on record )
    Posted: July 24
    Trine 3 might very well one of the absolute worst games I have ever played in over 30 years of gaming. It saddens me to say that because the first two games in the series were great, but the third game is a rancid piece of crap.

    What's wrong with it? Well, here's a list:

    1. Controls randomly stop working.

    2. Tons of glitches in multiplayer.

    3. 3D is horribly implemented with no ability to tell depth, and there's no way to turn the camera. This results in countless deaths that could easily be avoided with a properly designed 3D engine.

    4. All RPG elements from Trine and Trine 2 have been removed, so no more upgrades.

    5. The thief's bow is practically worthless when using a controller, as it can't aim properly and pathetically fires arrows that limply drop to the ground.

    6. The wizard can no longer create anything other than boxes (so no more bridges) and can't levitate the boxes if another player is standing on them.

    7. In co-op, if one player dies, the game PURPOSEFULLY places the player's ghost in an area that's difficult for the other player to resurrect them. I've even seen it put dead players behind gates or in acid pools, the latter of which would kill the player attempting to ressurect his or her buddy.

    So what's actually good about the game? The graphics are nice and it has a decent sense of humor, but that's about the best I can praise this ridiculous waste of hard drive space.

    Look, if you liked Trine and Trine 2, do yourself a HUGE favor and DO NOT buy this game. Trine 3's horrible game design, controls, and gameplay will completely ruin the series for you. Instead, just replay the first two games.

    The only way I'd ever recommend Trine 3 is in one of the following three situations:
    1. You get it free.
    2. There's a sale where it's cheaper to buy all three games together than the first two by themselves.
    3. You're a masochist.

    If none of the above apply, then stay far, far away from this garbage.
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    Polonium
    ( 5.1 hrs on record )
    Posted: July 23
    It's a nice game overall. Like other Trine's. It's pretty to look at but... there it ends. Puzzel's are as good as removed. Just run straight and kill things or move an object to the right. Didn't try coop yet, but well... I don't really see a need for it. It's easy enough to play it 100% in 5 hours only to see that the story isn't finished. It really is a shame that they ended it like that.

    So in short. If there is a sale on it, you can try it out. It's still Trine, but if you have to pay full price, i wouldn't recommend it.
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    Libra
    ( 11.9 hrs on record )
    Posted: July 23
    Good co op game.
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    Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
    8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
    Not Recommended
    6.2 hrs on record
    Posted: July 16
    If you liked Trine 1 and 2 don't buy this game.

    Trine 1 is a beatuiful puzzle platformer.
    Trine 2 is a beautiful puzzle platformer, that even expanded the gameplay.
    Trine 3 is nice to look at. Thats it.

    They reduced your special abilities (i.e monster levitation, multiple conjured items,etc.)
    You have no skill tree. Your limited abilities are unlocked from the start.
    You have to collect "Trineangles" to unlock levels.
    And worst of all: This game is so easy it took 6 hrs to complete all achievements.

    I expected more from the third installment in the franchise. What i got was a lazy cash grab with no replayability, a pseudo "3d" environment where you can't even change the difficulty. Even the story Ends prematurely, hinting at DLC or Trine 4.

    The levels feel extremely linear,due to the lack of different abilities.
    Coop isn't needed. You can play every level easily on your own.
    The "Trinangles" are mostly visible at a first glance, there a very few secrets.

    Characters:
    Amadeus: thanks to his smash ability, he is the most OP Character. Kill, climb or solve "puzzles" with him.
    Zoya: practically useless, unless the level design forces you to use her.
    Pontius: Can kill,glide and dash. The only other useful character besides Amadeus.

    If you can get this game for free, give it a shot. Everything above 5€ is just too much.

    It pains me to say, i loved the Trine series, but this is just ridiculous.

    Edit: I forgot to mention the gamebreaking coop bugs.
    "Trineangle" collection get's saved randomly. After one playthrough, where we collected all Trinangles, only the host had them saved. I had to play the level again to collect stuff i already collected.
    Sometimes you are invisible until you restart the level. I'm sure i forgot something again, but this should suffice as a warning to potential buyers.

    TL;DR don't buy.
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    4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
    Not Recommended
    6.9 hrs on record
    Posted: July 27
    I loved the first two games but I found this game wanting. I think they just tried doing too much with this game and it came out buggy and forgettable, my least favorite of the series.
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    5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
    Not Recommended
    6.3 hrs on record
    Posted: July 4
    It worth the cost only if you pay it around 3€.
    It's not a bad game even if the 3D is a bit bugged.
    The worst thing is that it seems a Demo because the story is ridiculously short and pending.
    In only 5 hours you can complete it with 100% of achievements :(
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    3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
    Not Recommended
    5.6 hrs on record
    Posted: July 22
    The game is nothing like the other 2 :(

    My favourite trine was the second one. The goblin menace was a real challenge, and getting all achievements was fun. Of course I played everything in coop with a friend. We waited a long time before playing Trine 3. I already was expecting something not as good as the previous ones. But yeah....the game is not bad, but really, is on a totally different level compared to the first and second Trine.

    It's a very difficult choice, because if you really enjoyed the old ones, I am sure you would want to play this. But also, if you play this, you will be quite disappointed. So....it's kind of a lose-lose situation.

    It still has a good design and nice graphics, but story is completely absent and personally I would have stuck to the 2.5 D system instead of going to a 3D that is ok to manage but yet messes things up a bit. Combats are weird and all the abilities (pretty sure because of the 3D environment) are limited. No hammer throw, no triple arrows, no planks from the wizard.....up to you if you want to play it. Most likely, after finishing this, you'll feel like going back to Trine 2 and have another round on it. I recommend it because it's a third chapter of a saga I love. But I don't recommend it in the review because simply it doesn't deliver enough (also it is buggy in some places).
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    4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
    Recommended
    5.9 hrs on record
    Posted: June 28
    Pros:
    + stunning graphics and sounds
    + switch to 3D is kind of cool

    Cons:
    - the game is really short and easy
    - no skill trees

    I would recommend picking it when it's on sale.
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    4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
    Not Recommended
    11.4 hrs on record
    Posted: July 17
    The game is made in a way that makes it really annoying to play! The collectibles in the game is not as in the other 2 games and personally I think they should be. I don't recommend this game because it has a really annoying gameplay that just makes you frustrated. I'm sorry but this game is nothing like the others, and that's not a good thing! So do yourself a favor and don't play it.
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    2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
    Recommended
    5.9 hrs on record
    Posted: July 28
    Rating: 7/10
    Overview: Pseudo 3D Platformer.


    The Good:

    + Like previous games, the graphics, cinematography and atmosphere is pure visual eye candy

    + easy achievements

    + levels track collectables within each checkpoint so its easy to replay levels and collect what you missed

    + level editor/ steam workshop provides some replay ability

    The Average:

    Unlike previous games, this is 3D. It adds some depth to the game but it doesn’t add a whole lot. Its as if the developers wanted to make a full 3D game but were too afraid, so they made the levels extremely linear and easy.

    Platforming is a bit trickier now

    The previous games had a nice balance between platforming, puzzle solving and combat. This game is focused more on platforming, and a weaker emphasis on puzzle solving and combat.


    The Bad:

    -The game is really short, only 7 main levels, and they can easily be completed in 30 minutes with a story that is incomplete. You are looking at a 3-5 hour game depending on skill level.

    - Features are missing from the previous games; No more items to equip your characters, character no longer level up, levels are much easier, less reliant on physics.

    Conclusion:

    The trine games are fantastic yet this game is largely forgettable. If the developers do decide to make another game, either make a fully 3-D world or just stick to 2-D. Its not that this is a bad game per se, its just lacking so much content from the previous games. Get it on sale or in a bundle.
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    1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    Recommended
    9.3 hrs on record
    Posted: June 29
    Despite the lots of negative revies I liked this game. I think if it was not called trine, the reviews would be much better. The thing is - the game mechanics changed quite a lot. The style is the same beautiful magic-induced style from previous Trine games, but it plays differently.

    There's one thing though. And that's the ending. Because there's none. The game finishes abruptly. The devs already acknowledged their fault about not informin people about that, but I understand a lot of people were left puzzled and angry.
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    1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
    Recommended
    5.1 hrs on record
    Posted: June 29
    Kinda Short, Kind of easy, still a fun trine game, it just wasn't worth retail price, I paid $15 I think, but at $5 it's a no brainer during the summer sale if you like platformer games
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    1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful