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

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May 27

The Dark City opens its gates!



Step into the shoes of the Monster Hunter and save the city of Lichtenheim in the third chapter of Grim Legends series!

Sylvia, the acolyte of the monster hunting Order, loses her memory. One year later the Incarceri Stone – a powerful artifact that binds Koshmaar, a horrifying creature from another world – is stolen! Sylvia and her master, Solomon, embark on a quest that will lead them into the city of Lichtenheim, where they will face the thief whose identity will come as no less a shock than the actual disappearance of the artifact.

The heroin and her mentor will need to face not only the evil forces within the gothic walls of the grim city, but also the dark secrets from the past.

Will Silvia succeed in recovering the Incarceri and prevent the Koshmaar from breaking free?

Grim Legends 3: The Dark City will be available at a 40% discount to celebrate the premiere.

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May 6

The Return of the Queen



Princess Isabella: The Rise of an Heir tells the story in which the heiress Bella and her magical friends must face a power-hungry witch whose agenda is shrouded in mystery.

All begins with an evil spell turning the protagonist's mother into stone. Our young princess, who is the only legitimate heiress to the throne, narrowly escapes the same scary fate! Bella will embark on a scary adventure in order to free the kingdom from the clutches of the evil witch.

Her journey will take her through many beautiful hand drawn locations, where countless mysteries, mini games, puzzles, and hidden object challenges wait to be solved!

Will Bella succeed? Will the reigns return to the hands of the rightful ruler?

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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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[Vox]
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Low res, not difficult, some of the puzzles had this weird pulsing bright light thing that hurt my eyes.
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Yoodiv - Terraria @ edf.noip.me
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I enjoy hidden object games and other casual BS, and I've played a lot of them. This one is about the worst of the worst, even after being remastered. Surprising since Artifex Mundi usually releases good products.

The good:
-It has hidden object scenes and light puzzles
-The language is fine, there aren't (m)any wrongly-named objects/translations
-The achievements all function and you can get them all in a single playthrough

The bad:
-The graphics in some areas are just plain HORRIBLE. For a hidden object game, where the focus is the visuals (as opposed to gameplay, story, etc) that's a huge downfall.
-The story and voice-acting are dumb, but I think that's to be expected in this genre
-It's entirely linear, there's no earning items then returning to a previous area etc. Unless 2 adjacent rooms counts for that...

Here's hoping #2 is better, because I'm about to start that!
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Adrolyn
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I played this through in Expert Mode. The hidden objects were rather challenging, and the spot-the-difference puzzles were a good mix of difficulty. Very enjoyable game. Plot is a little wonky a times, but it is a time travel mystery after all.
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mikeydsc
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Puzzle resets are broken on a couple puzzles - dont reset to original layouts. Reset just gives some random layout specially hte one in nature with her great grandmother the witch.
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rpr1me
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
This game needs to be "remastered" a second time.
They should have tossed this one in the trash and called it "practice".
Its only redeeming quality is that it is possible to get a perfect game in only one playthrough.
Having to play this twice would be cruel and unusual.
Pulsing light in hidden object puzzles should be punishable by death! :D
Waterfalls too, *cough* GL3 ...
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Miss Ariella
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
Cute game! I liked the story line. One of the characters was a little weird but it added to the charm. Puzzles weren't totally easy, 100% the game after 4.5 hours. It was enjoyable.. I've always loved these games :)
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benedict
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
There are much better Artifex Mundi games than this.
Sometimes the acting and art is so bad it becomes amusing though.
Very simple game without any depth and no sense of fulfillment.
4/10
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Derrick Rifkin
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
Another nice little puzzler from Artifex Mundi, this one spanning several time periods. Varied mini-games are included and the hidden-object-games are kind of challenging, but doable. (Still not a fan of time travel though.)
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girumon.20
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
I'm ok with old games, but the most visited hog screen have constant glowing effect...
It put strain to eyes...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Cute game! I liked the story line. One of the characters was a little weird but it added to the charm. Puzzles weren't totally easy, 100% the game after 4.5 hours. It was enjoyable.. I've always loved these games :)
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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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17 of 18 people (94%) 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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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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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2015
Rating Artifex Mundi's "Time Mysteries: Inheritance - Remastered" is a bit of a poser. It's a remastered version of an "older" game. But, unless my Google-fu is letting me down, the original game came out in 2010. So, we're not talking about an ancient game. Anyway, the game is a casual adventure Hidden Object Game (HOG) and has its good side and its bad side. For the good, there are a lot of HOGs and mini-games here, and they're much harder than normal (I guess that's good). For the bad..., well:

- The story is pretty bad. It's much worse than AM's norm. Not only is the story silly, its "logic" breaks down by the end and there are all kind of holes in it.

- For the most part, the voice-acting, per-se, is adequate for the genre. But, at the end, the voice acting of the "villain" is just awful.

- The animation in the main story is pretty bad. When the characters talk, their mouths and lips don't necessarily move. Instead, their whole heads deform like balloons.

- Even though this game has been "remastered," the end result is not even. Speaking specifically of the HOGs, some of them are very nicely drawn, while others (the painting ones) are horrible. In the horrible ones, you can't even make out what the items are that you're supposed to be finding. Even in the non-horrible ones, the lighting and shading in some of the HOGs is bad enough that you can't even see that something exists in certain areas, let alone figure out what it is to click on it.

- All of the HOGs (badly rendered or not) are very busy and have very small items to find. Also, the HOGs, themselves, are just about all unique. There's a HOG you go through repeatedly, but the content changes (not just the items you're looking for - the actual pictures are different). I can think of only one HOG that's used twice. This makes getting the timed Achievement very difficult. Remember, these are all busy scenes with tiny items to find.

- Almost all the mini-games are entirely lacking in instructions and goals. Some of them are very hard to figure out what's even happening.

That's a lot of bad stuff for a game I'm still recommending. But, even with the problems, I found the HOGs, in general, to be good. They're definitely challenging. But, if you're interested in the game, beware the pricing. The current list price is about $10. It took me 4.7 hours to get 100% Achievements. So, I normally wouldn't pay more than $5 for it. But, with the issues the game has, I'd look for it for even less.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 15, 2015
This game is an updated version of one of Artifex Mundi's first HOG titles and it shows its age. Voice acting is not all that good, and at times the female protagonist speaks lines which are clearly meant for another character. Graphics are simply weird -- all the voiced dialog has the actors standing still while their heads deform -- and the story is not all that interesting.
But it's still an AM game, which means that it is a well made HOG game that fans of the genre will appreciate.

As for gameplay, most locations are limited to two or three screens with at most two puzzles. The collection style puzzles are extremely simple. The HOG puzzles make up for it with the standard AM detail though. If you don't like HOG puzzles or are just stuck and don't want to use the hint button, you can play another game instead like in their other titles. Instead of the dominos alternative that their newer titles have though, in this game you can do a strange match-3 game instead of playing the HOG puzzles.

Since it's such an old entry I find it hard to recommend to anyone but a real fan of the genre, or someone wanting to play the later titles of the series. It's not a bad game, but there are much better titles available from the same developer. Hold off until you can get a discount, or if you must play it since you want to play the later games in the series.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 4, 2015
This is a tough one as I know this is quite an older game but even counting that, this is by far the weakest Artifex Mundi game I have played. The story really isn't very engaging and while a good effort has been made to update the graphics its still very obvious this was one of Artifex Mundi's first titles. There is some fun to be had with the hidden object scenes and the puzzles are ok though a little on the easy side. A few scenes in the end (Im looking at you haberdashery) were still quite muddy even at high res, making some objects a little hard to find. Look, I had some fun with the puzzles in this and Im going to give it a recommendation with caveats. If you have never played an Artifex Mundi game go and nab Ghosts of Maple Creek or Nightmares From the Deep: The Cursed Heart instead. If you have all their games already, just go into this one aware that its showing its age.
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