Alchemy, puzzles, and a crashed starship. Old-style interactive fiction — a classic text adventure. No graphics! No dialogue trees! No point-and-click! You type your commands, and read what happens next.
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Positive (14) - 92% of the 14 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Oct 30, 2014
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May 22

Release 2.1.0: more UI updates

Various things that I've been meaning to clean up in the past year. (No changes to the game content.)

- In the journal window, you can now sort items by name or by date (the order you discovered them in the game).
- Added two new color themes: Sepia and Slate.
- Changed the "Reset" menu item to "Reset Completely" (to match the in-game command for completely starting over).
- Changed the "Close Window" menu item to "Close Game" for the main game window. (Except on Mac, sorry. The Mac's menu bar works poorly with this app framework.)
- Fixed a slight size miscalculation in the status window.
- Updated the Electron app framework to 1.4.16.
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“The best video game I played last year is a science-fiction thriller about alchemy, and it has no graphics or sound effects.”
Slate

“The bottom line is that Hadean Lands makes great strides towards perfecting the classic adventure game — not just the text adventure.”
http://www.adventuregamers.com/articles/view/27566

“Hadean Lands is one of the most extraordinary pieces of parser IF ever written”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

Marooned in an alien, airless wasteland — your starship fractured — your crewmates missing. Can an apprentice alchemist learn how to survive?

Hadean Lands is interactive fiction — a classic text adventure. No graphics! No dialogue trees! No point-and-click! You type your commands, and read what happens next.

(Keyboard controls only. Because you have to type everything. Get it?)

Hadean Lands is a game of alchemy and exploration, with an intricate structure of interlinked puzzles. Every ritual you learn adds a new ability to your toolkit. But every ritual requires a different combination of ingredients, and some ingredients are in desperately short supply.

The game's sophisticated goal-tracking system permits you to experiment freely! Any ritual you've learned can be performed with a single command. Any puzzle that you've ever solved can be re-solved automatically. Click on the in-game map to travel to any room you're familiar with; the goal system will even find known keys and re-solve intermediate puzzles to get there. But beware: many puzzles have multiple solutions. If the ones you've found don't fit together, you may have to go searching for alternatives...

Repairing an alchemical starship single-handed? Not easy; perhaps impossible. You’ll have to discover the rituals you need, and then search for ingredients, and then improvise and substitute. You’ll have to calcine, distill, dissolve, and precipitate. And somehow, somewhere, you’ll have to figure out what happened and why.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any
    • Storage: 60 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.9
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any
    • Storage: 60 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any
    • Storage: 60 MB available space
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