Face the Time Traveller to save the future!
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Release Date: Oct 6, 2014

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August 25

Hunt down the powerful artifact to save the world!






Amid the turmoil of war, the Alliance has given Agent Walker a mission of the utmost importance – track down and destroy the mythical Spear of Destiny before a sinister enemy can use its supernatural power to turn the tide of war and conquer the world!

The year is 1942, and the Europe is in flames. In the midst of the grim war, an mystical artifact known as the Spear of Destiny has been discovered, and it's believed to have the power to change the destiny of the war. Some believe the Spear to be nothing more than a larger-than-life myth, but neither side wants to make the mistake of dismissing its paranormal power, so a desperate race to uncover the truth about the relic begins.

To complete her mysterious mission, Agent Walker will have to cross the grim battlegrounds of France while facing death, destruction, and hidden puzzles every step of the way. But with so much at stake, there's no turning back. Agent Walker will put on her detective hat and search for the location of the mysterious relic while solving puzzles and tackling obstacles. Of course, there's a sinister spy among the members of the Alliance who will stop at nothing to thwart the protagonist. Will she succeed, or is mankind already doomed?

Agent Walker launches with a 40% discount for a limited time.


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August 4

The Final Showdown with the Preacher!




Enigmatis 3: The Shadow of Karkhala is the finale of the highly acclaimed series developed by the Polish studio that takes the player to Karakorum – full of mystic temples, mysterious caves, picturesque villages, and inaccessible mountains brimming with wildlife.

In the aftermath of the dramatic events in Ravenwood Park, the detectives return to Maple Creek in the hope of finding clues that will help to establish the whereabouts of the demonic Preacher. Thanks to their cunning and relentlessness, they discover the final destination of their nemesis: among inaccessible mountains at the end of the world, in an ancient monastery clinging to the upper reaches of a snow-covered mountain, lies the secret that might help him seize control of the world!

Time is of the essence. Drawn into the struggle between the forces of light and darkness, the detectives will need to double their efforts to unravel the secret of the mysterious Karakorum temple and deal with the Preacher once and for all. What lurks in the ancient monastery? What grim secrets have brought the Preacher there and what is his purpose? Will the protagonists be able to stop him now that he’s more powerful than ever?

Enigmatis 3 will be available on Steam with a 40% discount for a limited time.


http://store.steampowered.com/app/495110


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About This Game

Time Mysteries: Inheritance – Remastered is an enhanced version of one of the most important games in Artifex Mundi’s portfolio and the first chapter of an exciting trilogy of time travel games from 2010. Vivien Ambrose, a young doctor of physics, goes to her father’s house to celebrate a recent scientific achievement. When she gets there, she finds out her dad is nowhere to be found.

While looking for clues to her father’s disappearance, our protagonist finds a strange letter, which bestows upon her an unexpected family inheritance: seven magic rings and a crystal ball. These mysterious items will grant her the power to travel through time.

The artefact gives Vivian a glimpse into her father’s fate: for reasons unknown, he has been abducted by a mysterious Time Traveller.

Our heroine goes on a dangerous journey through time and space, determined to find her father. Little does she expect that the journey will reveal an age-old family secret.

Vivien will have to use all of her wits to solve challenging puzzles, uncover dark secrets, collect the magic rings and save her father.

Will Vivien accomplish her goals and defeat the Time Traveller?

Features

  • The Mysterious Nexus Machine – travel through time and space!
  • 27 varied minigames and 31 scenes containing hidden objects!
  • 24 atmospheric hand-drawn locations!
  • 10 mysterious characters!

The Remastered edition includes

  • Fully voiced dialogue – each character now has a distinct voice!
  • Redesigned user interface!
  • 5 all-new cutscenes!
  • Enhanced visuals in numerous locations!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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wany1981
10.4 hrs
Posted: August 23
Simply a masterpiece of a hidden object game.

Wonderful voice acting, enchanting scenary, fun puzzle and you need a good eye and sharp mind to play this game.

The story is about 6-7 hours long and you are a daughter of a immortal time travel family that stumble upon the family secret and try to rescue your father though time and space.

The picture, animation and music for every scene and every puzzle was done really well and I enjoy this one very much.

100% achievement is also quite easy .. just play though the game without using hints and you should miss any achievement at all. (don't click the hint button by accident even.)

9/10 for a great and wonderful hidden object advanture game!
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DStar7
8.1 hrs
Posted: August 20
Having played some of the other Artifex Mundi titles, this one was a bad surprise for me. Boring and easy, with annoying lighting effects on some HO scenes. Object locations are too obvious, and the puzzles repetitive. The music is not bad and the voices are funny, characters are weird. I just hope that the other Time Mistery games are better than this. 4/10
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Kattvippa
3.3 hrs
Posted: August 20
I wasn't overly impressed by this game. I usually try to avoid using hints or skipping mini-games, but this game just didn't grab my interest, so I found myself using those way more often than usually. The voice acting wasn't very good, and the character's faces distorted in a strange way when they spoke. Most of the dialogue sounded very forced and unnatural. Some of the hidden object puzzles had really bad graphics, so it was hard to make things out. A lot of them also had this annoying light effect where the light was constantly going from darker to lighter and back. I liked the story, but the implementation was bad enough to make the game not so enjoyable.
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VonTea
9.2 hrs
Posted: August 16
awesome game
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dyufozeon
5.2 hrs
Posted: August 13
eh. You know what you're getting with a hidden object game, the gameplay is the same every time. No exception in this case.
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shadree
5.1 hrs
Posted: July 31
WARNING: Publisher admits game is BROKEN and cannot be fixed.
One item in a hidden object scene is missing meaning it's impossible to get all acheivements. You can pass the game but it's highly disappointing.

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Unsatisfying and creepy. Decent enough to get on the cheap (<$5).

A lot of little things bugged me. Nothing game-breaking.
*some voice overs got cut off.
*mystery guy sounds like a robot.
*inconsistent/eroneous object clues.
*many differences to spot are too subtle
*weird pulsing of light in HO sections is very annoying.
*I appreciate the sonar. However, showing objects as they appear behind other objects usually ends up more as a hinderance.
*vague plot point at the end is never elaborated on.

What really made it creepy for me is the weird photomanipulations in the cutscenes. It would have been enough to make the lips move but trying to make 2D images move like 3D was a mistake in my opinion. The sad part is that all that effort was probably an aspect of the "remastering".

It was functional and mostly enjoyable but I wouldn't rush out to get it. There are no added frills. The achievements are attainable and I've definitely played worse.
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sbszine
4.6 hrs
Posted: July 29
Appalling in almost every respect. The HO scenes are actually pretty good, but the images are too low res to discern things properly. You are frequently clicking on a smear and hoping. Also: bugs.
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leighreynolds
2.6 hrs
Posted: July 19
One of the worst HO games I've ever seen. Terribly indistinct graphics coupled with apalling plot and dialogue. No. Just no.
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Outlaw
6.6 hrs
Posted: July 17
I sincerely don't understand the hate for this game. The story is interesting but all but destroyed by the bad dialogue. And the cinematics are pretty corny. Rather then cutscenes, you get still images of the characters with only they're mouths moving. It looks pretty funny.

But the game switches between "I, Spy" or "hidden object" sections (where you're told what items you're supposed to be looking for) and various puzzler, minigames. And the gameplay is solid.

There are some minigames that I feel should offer an explanation, for instance, on a couple levels you play the board game "Mastermind". If you've never heard of that game, it's nearly impossible to guess what to do without a guide.

If you're looking for a straight forward HOG to casually waste some time wih I absolutely recommend this.
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Pierzasty
1.9 hrs
Posted: July 15
I got this for peanuts as part of a bundle and I still don't think it was worth it.

This "remaster" is a joke.

Talking faces done by such primitive image stratching that they're more creepy than realistic in any way.

Dialogue spoken by the wrong person... and I do mean spoken, like it was mislabeled, got recorded wrong and someone thought "eh, screw it" and put it in anyway. Very glaring.

Hidden object scenes where the inserted object have clearly different resolution from the background, making them stand out. Come on, that was excusable like 10 years ago. Plus generally low resolution in some scenes. I thought remasters were supposed to improve stuff?

Objectives referring to stuff I have yet to learn I need.

Puzzle descriptions missing.

Every single problem mentioned above happened multiple times.



I don't know what happened and it's very surprising to see such shoddy job from Artifex Mundi, but I'll be wary of any other possible "remasters". -2/10.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
I wasn't overly impressed by this game. I usually try to avoid using hints or skipping mini-games, but this game just didn't grab my interest, so I found myself using those way more often than usually. The voice acting wasn't very good, and the character's faces distorted in a strange way when they spoke. Most of the dialogue sounded very forced and unnatural. Some of the hidden object puzzles had really bad graphics, so it was hard to make things out. A lot of them also had this annoying light effect where the light was constantly going from darker to lighter and back. I liked the story, but the implementation was bad enough to make the game not so enjoyable.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Simply a masterpiece of a hidden object game.

Wonderful voice acting, enchanting scenary, fun puzzle and you need a good eye and sharp mind to play this game.

The story is about 6-7 hours long and you are a daughter of a immortal time travel family that stumble upon the family secret and try to rescue your father though time and space.

The picture, animation and music for every scene and every puzzle was done really well and I enjoy this one very much.

100% achievement is also quite easy .. just play though the game without using hints and you should miss any achievement at all. (don't click the hint button by accident even.)

9/10 for a great and wonderful hidden object advanture game!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Appalling in almost every respect. The HO scenes are actually pretty good, but the images are too low res to discern things properly. You are frequently clicking on a smear and hoping. Also: bugs.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Having played some of the other Artifex Mundi titles, this one was a bad surprise for me. Boring and easy, with annoying lighting effects on some HO scenes. Object locations are too obvious, and the puzzles repetitive. The music is not bad and the voices are funny, characters are weird. I just hope that the other Time Mistery games are better than this. 4/10
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55 of 56 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 31, 2015
Time Mysteries: Inheritance - Remastered is a re-release of an older hidden object game from HOG masters Artifex Mundi. While one of the weakest offerings by this developer in terms of quality, it's also one of the most (probably unintentionally) hilarious games of the bunch. The story and scenes are super cheesy, and the weird lipsynching animation and awful voice acting in parts really doesn't help matters.

However, it still has some charm and mechanically it offers the same style of hidden object scenes and puzzles as the other A.M. titles, just not quite as polished. For example, I really found the lighting in some of the scenes, including the archive of artifacts you revisit over and over, really distracting. The dimming and brightnening light really just gave me a headache while I searched for objects.

The game is short and only takes a couple of hours to play through. Having played this game on another platform before it was available on Steam, I can't really say that I noticed much "remastering" and it pretty much looked exactly the same as it did as an app.

I'm still recommending the game, but only for hardcore HOG/AM fans and anyone that really likes a bit of cheese with their games from time to time. Although it's definitely not essential to play through before continuing in the Time Mysteries series — which does improve drastically in quality through the sequels — it's kind of neat to see the story develop and I liked the way the third game went back to the central hub you first encounter in this game. Also, it offers easy achievements and trading cards, which is always nice for those who enjoy collecting those.
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45 of 52 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 1, 2015
A short version:
This game is kind of outdated. It was done with Mundi's older engine back in 2010, and is amongst their first games. It's not a bad game, but their other games outclass it by far - this is not a good game to start with because it's really rough at the edges.
I can only suggest it to players who can tolerate lousy graphics, bad voice acting, a story which- by the way fits quite well into the trilogy - weak on it's own. It's a good example to see in what way and how HOGs (Hidden Object Games) of Artifex Mundi changed in the past years.

Little more in-depth:
I can't value this game as other games of Mundi - because this is a really early one and based on my experience with their newer games, they improved vastly. Take this into consideration, please - the list is more of an informative guide to the game, I don't want to bash at it.
Playing this game made me fell the same like when you go into a museum that houses some really old artifacts. They are not nice; not as sharp, as new, as fancy, as decorated or even as detailed as the new ones. Facing facts: they are worse. But it's intresting to see that this existed, and this is how something started.

For example the facial gestures are - no better word - creepy. I think they were made with a technique that renders the 3D face but shows it in a 2D setting. Because meanwhile there are no strong outlines presented (They went for the realistic feeling, not the cartoonish way) it looks like you would see a person's face with a bad stereopsis. It looks really strange compared to newer HOG games but at the same time - I've never seen this animation, so it was really intresting to see a new (at least for me) way of presentation.
Voice acting sadly was really lacking - at lots of points I had a feeling that a program read out the lines, not even a living person :\
The game's system and the order of objectives are also really rudimentary. For example you arrive to a monastery and immediately pops up an objective: get medicine for the priest you haven't even talked to.
And finally an aspect I'd love to see in upcoming games: really creative hidden object scenes and puzzles. I've had to find items in paitings, rock-carvings, murals, even roseglasses. There was also two puzzles when you had to solve a tangram-puzzle and two when you had to slide boxes to get one bigger box out of the grid. I really do hope at least the tangram ones will come up again in never games :)
Probably you realized at this point if you want this game or not. If haven't - I'm sure it was a great HOG in it's time, but in today's standards, it's rough - like the rock in the ocean that will turn into a round pebble with enough time.
I felt that I have to give a negative recommendations because this game is a nieche one - I could only recommend it for comitted hidden object gamers, most of other, new gamers to the genre would felt cheated if they would buy this game on my recommendation.
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
It feels weird to give a game developed by Artifex Mundi a negative review, but sadly this is by far the worst game by these developers I've ever played. By concept and gameplay it's a standard Hidden Object aka Adventure-light game, with a rather bland story, lots of Hidden Object-screens and quite some (often very illogical) puzzles added into the mix. The story isn't very convincing, but it's not that bad and could support a game if the rest was executed with the high standards we've come to expect from Artifex Mundi. Sadly, this isn't the case: the visuals aren't appealing (even downright ugly in some places), the voice-acting is terrible and most important of all: the hidden object-scenes miss the mark by far. Quite often the different objects are almost impossible to spot due to their disappearing into the blurry visuals, or they simply don't match the description given. And the seven screens or so situated in the museum (the central hub of the game) are hampered by a pulsing light that gave me a headache while looking for the hidden objects.

Since this is one of the earliest games by Artifex Mundi on Steam, it probably isn't wise to compare it with their later, much more polished offerings, but just taken on its own merits, the game fails to deliver. Normally, hidden object games give a fine opportunity to score a "perfect game" as far as Steam achievements are concerned, but I gave up on this one in the end, and decided to quit it before finishing it. Happily, the later installments in this mini-series are MUCH better, and a game like this actually helps to appreciate the increase in quality Artifex Mundi has achieved since then.

Not recommended, unless you really want to play every single Hidden Object Game on Steam.
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26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 26, 2015
I'm rating this a 6/10, or a very mild recommend. Keep in mind that it's one of Artifex Mundi's first games, just updated and remastered so they could release it on Steam. It's simple and a bit rough around the edges, with a simpler story than those their most recent releases have evolved into having, no bonus chapter, and no collectibles/clickables. But for those who appreciate their games and enjoy the Time Mysteries series, it's worth picking up on a sale for a quick playthrough and a look at one of their earlier releases. It's about 2-3 hours to play through it.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 8, 2015
Well, this game certainly shows how far Hidden Object Games have evolved. Even with the remastering, this was painful to go through - the game uses a central hub so you get the same room with different objects numerous times; the sub-sections are rarely more than two screens, and the adventure portions are minimal. The alternative to the HOG sections is a collapse style game, which kind of works and kind of doesn't, and there are find the difference sections that are annoying. And the Hidden Object scenes aren't very good either. All in all, the only reason to play this is to see how much better Artifax Mundi has gotten in their game design over the years.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
The worst...

Gameplay: 2 / 10 - Boring, awkward, odd, without sense

Story: 1 / 10 - I must stick it with logic part. There is not any logic in this game.

Music: 4 / 10 - most of the time it was not fitting and was very irritating. But 2 or 3 times it was "ok".

HOG: 2 / 10 - 60% of items was drawed another way than the background, it was hard not to spot them.... AND SPOONS.... That ducking spoons... Almost in every HOG segment over there you must find one...

Puzzles: 1 / 10 - maybe it is a game for players under the age of 12?

Using items puzzles: 1 / 10 - maxium items you could have is 4 I think and there was a 3 clickable / usable spots to click in the location. So... meh... babywork...

Locations: 1 / 10 - you can be only at 1 location divided to 2 "rooms" at a time. If you finish them, you can only leave the place and find 2 another, from another timeline.

Ending: 1 / 10 - We must do X! Ok, then I will go to some random location (why not?), do random stuff (hehe) and finally - don't do X, but do Y. THE END (WHAT?!)

Protagoist: 1 / 10 - irritating, not convincing and likeable and the most important - "Timetravels? Yeah, cool" Nobody would stick into a kidnapping a father and discover a time travels in a matter of seconds...

Logic: 1 / 10 - 2 most imporant issues: time travel + "you are here too late". Second one (spoiler): "my time travel device is broken, I can travel anywhere, anytime and I don't even know when -> travel exactly where he needs and always before us

Duration: ? / 10 - I can't rate this becasue of too much hate.

Achievements: 7 / 10 - pretty standard GOOD ones. I appreciate the "hard difficulty" of not using any help or be quick in some situations.

Overall: 22 / 120 (18%)

Personally I would rate this game exactly 18% :/
This was terrbile and I hate to know - my addiction of completion is leading me to 2 sequels...
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