Hank Krang, a dirty thief from the near future, recently had a self-aware time machine called the Time Excursion Digital Interface, or TEDI, fall into his lap after a poker game. He has decided to use this technology to go throughout time, stealing priceless artifacts.
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Mixed (17 reviews) - 47% of the 17 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 10, 2014

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About This Game

Grail to the Thief is an interactive audio adventure for Windows, Mac and Linux that can be played using only sound, without the need for visuals. The game has been designed with the needs of the blind and visually impaired in mind but can be enjoyed by everyone. Our goal is to deliver an exciting, immersive experience in which the player will always be fully aware of what is happening through the use of voice-overs, sound effects, ambient sound and music.

The game stars Hank Krang, a dirty thief from the near future who recently had a self-aware time machine called the Time Excursion Digital Interface, or TEDI, fall into his lap after a poker game. He has decided to use this technology to go throughout time, stealing priceless artifacts. On his first adventure, Grail to the Thief, Hank travels to Arthurian times in search of the Holy Grail.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP+
    • Processor: Intel or AMD 1.2 GHZ or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 or OpenGL 2.0 compatible
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
    • Processor: Intel or AMD 1.2 GHZ or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10+
    • Processor: Intel or AMD 1.2 GHZ or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Overall:
Mixed (17 reviews)
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tbolinger76
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 23, 2015
I'm giving this a yes, because I'd give it a 6/10. It's kind of funny, but I didn't expect to finish it in 20 minutes. Honestly, I would just kind of suggest that you play it when you don't have to pay for it.
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***marvinturner
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: September 24, 2015
Super
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Celtic Batman
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: September 16, 2015
Lame. Took like 15 minutes and so predictable. Like bad D&D. Got it in a bundle for pennies and still feel like I was robbed, which seems ironically appropriate.
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Stephen Universe
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: September 15, 2015
better than Call of Duty
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Saieras
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: August 12, 2015
The writing is pretty funny and the voice acting is not bad for an indie, but unfortunately this adventure is just not interactive enough. There's only one ending and no way to lose, so it doesn't matter which actions you pick. Even if you take a "wrong" action it will just leave you with only the "right" one available, and no negative consequence. All paths lead straight to victory.

You'd get a better entertainment value from a regular old audio book than you would from Grail to the Thief. Still, I would encourage the developer to give this series another go. With more narrative branching, I think it could accomplish its stated goal.
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Luke 10:17-20
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: August 8, 2015
Awkwardly funny.

I chased this silly audio book down with my first cold beer of the night. It got me thinking about those libraries on wheels, and how this thing belongs in one of those, in the kids section, in audio casette format. With a coupon inside for free beer.

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Vincentimus
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: August 8, 2015
If you're browsing through the Steam store looking for a fun game to play, don't buy this. This isn't a game. If you get this for free, in some kind of bundle or perhaps for 95%+ off sale it could be worth looking into. However, the 'game' can be completed by spamming the numbers 1 to 5 within half a minute because your actions don't really have any consequences.

The current price (5 Euro) is completely outrageous for this product. Just don't spend it on this, just don't.
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mendel
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: August 8, 2015
A lukewarm audio "choose your own adventure" book featuring Hank, King Arthur, a time machine, and the holy grail.

This game is the sort of thing that English teachers think students find fun - and that's exactly who I'd recommend this to. If you know someone who learns English and is in their third year or upwards, this game can be good because you can read the text and hear it spoken, have it repeated as often as necessary, and have frequent pauses to look up words or ask questions. The dialogue is enunciated clearly and usually written correctly (the only errors I could spot were the words "chavinist" for "chauvinist" and "misoginist" for "misogynist").

If you are looking for a good audio experience, well, the voice acting is stiff, the story is predictable, and it took me a mere half hour because I started reading ahead and skipping the audio (at least that way I didn't suffer from the lack of a save feature). It's good for people who are easily excitable because there won't be any danger of that.

If the plot and setting intrigues you, get Mark Twain's original, "A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court" (he's also called Hank), which is available both as a public domain text and audio book.
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antigravities
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: August 7, 2015
Grail to the Thief is a text (and audio)-based game in which you make decisions to progress through the story. Kinda like the old Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books of the nineties.

These types of games always intrigue me as I like being able to choose the plot of my own story. While I love that part of it, in addition to the humor this game brings, I'm not necessarily a fan of the fact that there's one ending, no mater what you choose, really (if I'm wrong, let me know, but that's the way it seemed to be). In addition, while the voices for the characters are great, the narrator's voice was very annoying at times. Also, the game is extremely short (30 to 45 minutes at the most).

Overall, it gets a thumbs-up for me because of the price I bought it at (<$0.30 as part of a bundle) and the content. However, there just isn't enough to justify charging $5 for it.
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31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 8, 2015
A lukewarm audio "choose your own adventure" book featuring Hank, King Arthur, a time machine, and the holy grail.

This game is the sort of thing that English teachers think students find fun - and that's exactly who I'd recommend this to. If you know someone who learns English and is in their third year or upwards, this game can be good because you can read the text and hear it spoken, have it repeated as often as necessary, and have frequent pauses to look up words or ask questions. The dialogue is enunciated clearly and usually written correctly (the only errors I could spot were the words "chavinist" for "chauvinist" and "misoginist" for "misogynist").

If you are looking for a good audio experience, well, the voice acting is stiff, the story is predictable, and it took me a mere half hour because I started reading ahead and skipping the audio (at least that way I didn't suffer from the lack of a save feature). It's good for people who are easily excitable because there won't be any danger of that.

If the plot and setting intrigues you, get Mark Twain's original, "A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court" (he's also called Hank), which is available both as a public domain text and audio book.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2015
Lame. Took like 15 minutes and so predictable. Like bad D&D. Got it in a bundle for pennies and still feel like I was robbed, which seems ironically appropriate.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2015
The writing is pretty funny and the voice acting is not bad for an indie, but unfortunately this adventure is just not interactive enough. There's only one ending and no way to lose, so it doesn't matter which actions you pick. Even if you take a "wrong" action it will just leave you with only the "right" one available, and no negative consequence. All paths lead straight to victory.

You'd get a better entertainment value from a regular old audio book than you would from Grail to the Thief. Still, I would encourage the developer to give this series another go. With more narrative branching, I think it could accomplish its stated goal.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 8, 2015
If you're browsing through the Steam store looking for a fun game to play, don't buy this. This isn't a game. If you get this for free, in some kind of bundle or perhaps for 95%+ off sale it could be worth looking into. However, the 'game' can be completed by spamming the numbers 1 to 5 within half a minute because your actions don't really have any consequences.

The current price (5 Euro) is completely outrageous for this product. Just don't spend it on this, just don't.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
I'm giving this a yes, because I'd give it a 6/10. It's kind of funny, but I didn't expect to finish it in 20 minutes. Honestly, I would just kind of suggest that you play it when you don't have to pay for it.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2015
Grail to the Thief is a text (and audio)-based game in which you make decisions to progress through the story. Kinda like the old Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books of the nineties.

These types of games always intrigue me as I like being able to choose the plot of my own story. While I love that part of it, in addition to the humor this game brings, I'm not necessarily a fan of the fact that there's one ending, no mater what you choose, really (if I'm wrong, let me know, but that's the way it seemed to be). In addition, while the voices for the characters are great, the narrator's voice was very annoying at times. Also, the game is extremely short (30 to 45 minutes at the most).

Overall, it gets a thumbs-up for me because of the price I bought it at (<$0.30 as part of a bundle) and the content. However, there just isn't enough to justify charging $5 for it.
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 8, 2015
Awkwardly funny.

I chased this silly audio book down with my first cold beer of the night. It got me thinking about those libraries on wheels, and how this thing belongs in one of those, in the kids section, in audio casette format. With a coupon inside for free beer.

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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2015
better than Call of Duty
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