The Rivers of Alice is a classic-style, emotional, graphic adventure set in a universe of puzzles and characters from the imagination of vetusta morla. Every time Alice falls asleep, she enters a fantasy world where the player must help her face her fears.
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Positive (44 reviews) - 90% of the 44 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 16, 2015

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About This Game

A surreal, point and click adventure game, The Rivers of Alice: Extended Version is a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment where the player will need to help Alice confront the fears of her everyday life like: sloth, envy, and dishonesty that manifest themselves in the form of mysterious characters and puzzles.



A gentle game, The Rivers of Alice: Extended Version will see gamers enjoy experiencing the beautiful watercolor, ink and pencil-drawn images of Ane Pikaza, as well feeling the emotion of the beautiful soundtrack (composed expressly for it by Spanish, indie-rock group, vetusta morla) wash over them.

The graphic adventure includes 10 characters and 20 puzzles on 15 screens, with 11 sound environments and 13 exclusive compositions by vetusta morla. 700 main character animations, 177 conversations and 717 objects and characters in more than 1500 art-filled illustrations bring Alice's weird and wonderful universe to life.

Features

  • Challenging Puzzles Await – Use your wits and converse with a mysterious cast of characters to find out what lies deep within Alice's subconscious. Venture on a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment as you help Alice confront the fears of her everyday life like sloth, envy, and dishonesty.

  • Vibrant Soundtrack – From the gentle guitar giving way to the opening scene, to the dreamy piano compositions throughout the game, vetusta morla's 13 exclusive tracks fill every area of the game with intense emotion.

  • Artfully crafted adventure – 700 main character animations, 177 conversations and 717 objects and characters in more than 1500 art-filled illustrations bring Alice's universe to life in this surreal, point and click adventure game.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 duo 2600Mhz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD2600XT 256MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 duo 2600Mhz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD2600XT 256MB
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
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Overall:
Positive (44 reviews)
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makersley
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Far too obtuse and up its own backside. Don't bother unless you've played literally every other point-and-click game on Steam first. And then consider playing Gemini Rue again instead of this actively unfriendly codswallop. Or maybe get stoned first.
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AdoraBloodthirsty
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Pros:
- nice atmosphere
- good art
- good puzzles

Cons:
- that impossible and illogical maze in the caverns
- control is wonky and difficult

Altogether: I have mixed feelings about this game, it would be nice if someone would fix the controls and made that maze a bit easier. Seriously, I got stuck there like HOURS! There is no pattern, no logic to it or what so ever and this pisses me off to no end. Otherwise it would be one of my fave games.
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Angel
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Highly stylized with beautiful artwork and a lovely soundtrack, The Rivers of Alice is, as much as I hate to admit it, simply far too short for its price. According to Steam, I played this game for 3.7 hours. During that time I beat the entire game twice (you'll have to, if you want all the achievements), went to go make lunch, forgot I still had the game open, and came back to it. There's between 1-2 hours of playtime, depending on how quick you are at solving the puzzles. At 7.99, that's honestly a bit steep.

If you can snag it on a discount, though, it's an excellent little beginner adventure game.
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ajpicardi
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
This game has some okay things about it. I won't even bother mentioning them, because those things are so heavily obscured by poor programming and an inconsistent (and sometimes very abrasive) soundtrack. Some of the songs are basically just loud noise, and there is no option to turn the music off. That would be fine, because I could just mute my computer, however the game includes multiple sound-based puzzles, so that's not really an option. And while we're on the subject of the sound-based puzzles: they are made infinitely more difficult by the fact that there's a ton of background noise going on while you're trying to hear the sounds you need to mimic.

Overall I don't think this game is really worth playing. It's a guaranteed headache.
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russie500
26.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
An immersive and very enjoyable gaming experience. Vetusta Morla's music is all the magic.
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Alien8
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
The Rivers of Alice is a nice point'n'click game. It has a great hand painted design and oozes personality. Also has a nice soundtrack. The puzzles aren't very difficult once you figure out what are you trying to solve, since the game only gives you hints with pictograms.

It is a short, beatiful and relaxing game. Give it a chance if you like point'n'click games.
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Bittle
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Great indie game, nice and sometimes difficult puzzles, great OST by the band Vetusta Morla!
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mochiinvasion
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
pros: this is a beautiful, fantastically soundtracked fun little puzzle game. i mean littel literally - my first playthrough took 4 hours, my second, half that. sure, some of the puzzle are kind of bizarre on first look, but with a little alternate thought they all make sense.

cons: there's little replayability beyond wanting the three achievements that need a second playthrough (and two of those can be done on the first playthrough with some help). also, no real story.

sidenote: the complete lack of walkthrough is annoying but that's nothing to do with the game.

overall: if you like arty, beautiful puzzle games that are challenging but not impossible, worth playing!
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Monukai
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
The Rivers of Alice is a short and sweet point and click puzzle game that manages to hit all the right spots. The game follows a young girl, presumably Alice, as she adventures through a dream sequence solving puzzles and meeting friends. In my opinion, this game is a great example of what a point and click game can be: an adventure where intuition and some observation make for rewarding puzzling experiences. While no game is perfect, and this one is no exception, the few flaws the game has are quickly buried by everything it does well.

I credit the beautiful art direction coupled with the great backing soundtrack to really drive the experience home. Gameplay itself is fairly standard point and click fare. The game offers in-game hints and dialogue with characters which are essentially another form of hints. I found that playing through the game without "talking" to the characters offered a well-balanced difficulty, the puzzles took a little bit of thought to figure out what needed to be done, but it was never so hard that it seemed unfair or the solutions illogical once you worked them out. Don't worry about missing out on story by not "talking" to the characters either, "dialogue" is really just pictures that hint at what you need to do to solve the puzzles. The puzzles themselves were mostly well designed and I did find myself using pen and paper to take notes on a few of them, something I always consider a mark of a good puzzle game such as this.

I'm always a fan of games where the different elements of the game come together and work with one another to make a truly remarkable experience, and I think that's exactly what has happened with this game. It's a very unique and very enjoyable experience from start to finish. Often point and click games rub me the wrong way and I often have to take breaks between sessions and lose interest. That's not the case with this game, every time I stopped playing it to do something else I had the itching desire to get right back to it so I could beat it. I rarely buy games at full price, but this is one game I would not regret buying at the full price.

At the end of the day, I play games for the experiences they offer, and this game offers one worth experiencing.
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DidiBash
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
This game made me so frustrated. First, the constant walking back to the beginning to speak to Sloth was repetitve. I know he is Sloth but even they find the strength to cross ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ highways. Second, the puzzles were impossible to figure out. I literally spent almost 2 hours of my total 5.5 hours gameplay on the rubics cube, wire puzzle which was mostly due to the coloumns glitching AND ALSO DUE TO THE FACT THAT WHEN YOU EXIT TO LOOK AT THE SCHEMATIC THE WHOLE THING RESETS. (takes deep breath) Third, the glitches in this game made it impossible to complete the Metal Monster area. The only thing that kept me sane throughout playing this was the beautiful soundtrack and the stunning artstyle. and the fact there is a sloth character even though he looked like a turtle/aardvark. I would recommend this to my friends so I can laugh at their pain when they try to figure stuff out.
Also, goodluck trying to solve the puzzles. There isn't any official guides to this game and the ones out there look like they were done by 3rd graders who hid the class hamster, then drew an incomprehensible map which they then gave to their underpaid teacher who had to play "treasure hunt" to save the hamsters life. This is not an exagerration.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2015
Extremely well designed! Imagine that everything is hand-painted and then transferred to digital form in this game.
The story is great and the level of difficulty can be between easy and moderate.
Lovely music to accompany the artistic feel of the game. Recommended to everyone no matter the age.


[VIDEO GAMEPLAY] KEEP IN MIND: SPOILERS!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjy1mGfwTwU
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxirfXOemcA

I really enjoyed this point and click game. The strongest selling points to me is the art style and atmosphere in which the game creates. Stepping into the game I was highly confused, lost. Daunted and scared by the whole game. The game is a point and click which I found very difficult and progress was very slow. I struggled straight away on the main menu which was quite amusing as the Main Menu basically puts you into the game straight away.

Positives
+ Artstyle
+ Atmosphere
+ Music was really good, I enjoyed the soundtracks.
+ Free OST

Negatives
- Pretty difficult, probably will end up needing a walkthrough (can be a positive if you like hard games)
- Hints are obscure riddles.
- Short story

Overall, I would recommend this to gamers who enjoy tough point and clicks, I would also recommend it to people who are general fans of Point and Clicks too. The Art style for me was really awesome and reminded me of some gruesome books I used to read.

I would avoid it to people looking for a simple game with easy progression as this game is pretty difficult and doesn’t like to give you easy hints. I could see it leading to some potential frustration too. I would also avoid if you prefer Point and Clicks with lots of conversation and a deep story line, this is more of a puzzle point and click with no talking at all.

Feel free to watch my preview for a better idea of the game with no spoilers. ;) thanks again.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2015
The Rivers of Alice is beautiful. At times, it looks like canvas come to life, an animated watercolour contrasted by the strong-lined black-and-white sketch of its protagonist. Alice is asleep and exploring her dreams, a stark stand-out in the world of her own imagination. Nothing makes sense. Nothing is supposed to.

Full Review // http://www.honestgamers.com/12736/pc/the-rivers-of-alice/review.html
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2015
The Rivers of Alice is a classic point and click game where emotions, music and beautiful concept art are perfectly matched. If you're home alone on a nostalgic rainy afternoon looking for some relaxing activity this game is the perfect plan to dive into. And of course if you like the spanish band Vetusta Morla or just heard about them and want to know more about their music this game is for you. Music and art are the main elements of the game so I recommend you playing using some good headphones.
I warn you this is a very short adventure but it's perfectly balanced with game's difficulty. Just like the classics.
Hope you enjoy it just as much as I did.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2015
The RIvers of Alice is an unexpected surprise. The gameplay is quite traditional but smart, and the design and the music are a key part of a great experience. A highly recommended game for those who consider videogames an art, and also fans of adventure games!
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2015
A gorgeous, challenging point and click game. The music is fantastic and sets an ethereal but hopeful mood. The puzzles are challenging but interesting. The art style is original and beautiful. Even though I've beaten it I want to play it over again for the dreamy relaxing feel and environment. Check it out!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2015
+Goooood music and animation.
+Good puzzles.

-A little difficult to control.
-Too short.

The game style is kinda my taste but still has some problems.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2015
"It’s likely those who play adventure games to be challenged or engage themselves in a well-written narrative will be disappointed by this release. However, those who value an emotional journey over a cohesive plot will likely be drawn to The Rivers of Alice’s singular visuals and audio while a brief length and accessible difficulty level pose a welcome experience for beginners."

Full review here: http://www.tech-gaming.com/the-rivers-of-alice-review/
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2015
A classic point'n'click adventure with pretty well balanced puzzles. From the most simple puzzle to more complex ones that will make you think for a while. I enjoy a lot some of the music oriented puzzles, really great idea. Sound, in overall, is pretty awesome. Art-wise simple, but lovely. I really like it a lot!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Great indie game, nice and sometimes difficult puzzles, great OST by the band Vetusta Morla!
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