Be enchanted by a classic style action-packed adventure full of secrets, puzzles, unrequited love, exploration and loads of madness. Discover the amazing story of Khoma and the Witches of Bethem.
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Release Date: Dec 11, 2015

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September 27

New features in Stories of Bethem: Full Moon v1.3.7!

We have released a new game update with improvements and bug fixes. Discover what's new in Stories of Bethem: Full Moon v1.3.7!

Remember that you can check the fixed bugs in the game Bug box. SOBFM v1.3.7 fixes gamepad bugs, crashing when pausing the game and other minor issues.

Disable screen smoothing

The most important content of this update is the option to disable screen smoothing (solid pixels). Take a look at the Config menu and choose what you like most!

If you disable screen smoothing, you'll probably see broken square proportions depending on your screen aspect ratio and resolution.

Minor improvements

The update includes some minor improvements:
  • New sound for text boxes. Text boxes will only play the chime sound when the dialogue is over. More comfortable now!
  • New tips. There are new tips in many points of the adventure.

Thank you
We want to thank to all user who helped us to improve the game with their feedback one more time. We love you!

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July 9

Stories of Bethem FM v1.3.3 available!

Finally, we have released the Stories of Bethem: Full Moon update v1.3.3 for all platforms. Take a look at what's new!

  • Monster aura challenge shows the aura rank now. You can know how hard will be the revealing action quickly!

  • New services screen (Oracle Sisters and others). We applied the buying screen to the rest of services in the game.

  • Camera improvements. Sometimes the camera didn't focus right.

  • Background music fading when opening menus.

  • Go to the Bethem VIP Club to know how are you doing to become a member! Talk to Lilly an she'll show you the % of completed requirements.

  • Bug fixing. Bug Box

  • Minor improvements.

  • New options for Xinput controllers and a reference model to configure generic gamepads. Take a look at this article to know more:

That's all for this update! We hope that improves your gameplay.

Greetings and thank you for playing!

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About This Game

Stories of Bethem: Full Moon is a classic action-RPG adventure full of puzzles and exploration. The game tells the story of Khoma, a young man of Bethem whose father has been cursed by the Blue Witch when he was investigating Indigo Forest.

Khoma sets out for a quest that will lead him to the Red Witch, the only person able to break the spell. He will be involved on a long travel to get the Oneiric Objects of Bethem while he becomes a wizard: a real challenge to his strength and skills in a huge world to discover.


  • Discover a vast kingdom full of secrets to discover. Exploration is the key!
  • Test your skills with dungeons full of puzzles to solve.
  • Have fun with about 20 hours of game.
  • Be surprised by the wildest characters and stories you could imagine. Guaranteed fun!
  • Use and get new magic spells to open your way.
  • Collect all the monster auras at the museum.
  • Wear the new costumes to get new powers!
  • Fight against fearsome monsters.
  • Complete the side-quests and get the Steam achievements to squeeze the game.

Be enchanted by a classic style action-packed adventure full of secrets, puzzles, unrequited love, exploration and loads of madness.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 (dual core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.6
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 (dual core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: No gamepad/controller support
    • OS: Ubuntu 14
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 (dual core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL support
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only support for Ubuntu 14 or above (no gamepad/controller support)
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
This review is from an old school 80s kid who grew up with Nintendo and Genesis games...

This game is an excellent 2d ARPG. Yes, one could describe it as a Zelda Clone, but that shouldn't be taken as a negative.

You play as a boy trying to find his father, or something like that. You gain magic spells that can be used to solve puzzles and fight monsters. Instead of weapons, you use spells to dispatch enemies.

The game plays just like a top down Zelda would: you have a overworld that you can explore and find treasture; you find items that expand your abilities and allow you to progress further into the game; there are dungeons that test your physical prowess and mental ability; and the fighting is done in real time. There's a story tacked on, but it's not very good or engrossing.

I really enjoyed playing the game because the puzzles are nice brain teasers and the game is easy to pick up and play in short bursts or long sessions. Finding hidden items is never boring and there's always something new to discover. Also, you learn new spells that keeps the action fresh and entertaining.

System wise: there are no options for resolution or graphical effects. However, I did not have any problem running the game and it looks like it was running at 1080p. The sprites are colorful and the animation, although not amazingly dynamic, looks fine and suits this type of game.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
31.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
I haven't beaten this game yet but so far it's quite good. I'm writing a review early because it's a travesty that this game has so few reviews; I intend to update it later. But I've played enough to know the positive rating is deserved.

Simply put, if you like Zelda you will probably enjoy this game.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
42.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
As of writing this review, I have played roughly 20 hours, so I feel very comfortable giving this game a huge thumbs up.

Coming into the game, I was expecting a cheap Zelda clone that I'd be able to knock out in about 5 hours and then regret the purchase. I've gotta say, I was pleasantly surprised by this game. You can tell that the developers really cared about making a quality product here, and it shows in spades.

So what does this game that so many Zelda clones seem to lack? Heart and charm would be the two biggest aspects, in my opinion.

The heart comes from how the overworld, dungeons and various other locales have all been well fleshed out with secrets and puzzles. You can see that these were not just thrown together all willy nilly, but were constructed with thought and planning for the best gaming experience.

The charm comes from the character interactions (specifically bewteen Khoma and the Red Witch). While the translation does make it hard to understand things at times, it is a rare occurance, and it doesn't detract from the overall experience very much, if at all.

As far as gameplay goes:

-The controls are very tight (I play with a controller, have not tried k+m).

-The puzzles themselves range from easy to challenging. I ran into a couple headscratchers, but nothing that made me ragequit or resort to using a guide.

-Combat is fairly basic, but with enough depth to not make it boring or repetitive. Most people play these games for the exploration aspects anyways, I would imagine.

-The music in this game is really great. Game soundtracks are an important part of enjoying a game for me, and this games soundtrack really delivered.

So to wrap things up, I would highly recommend this game to anyone who enjoys Zelda-like adventure games. You will not be disappointed by this one, I assure you. Give it a shot and support a developer that cares about delivering a truly enjoyable gaming experience!
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
31.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This game is quite fun and i had lots of great playing with it. The playing is reminescent of a Zelda clone game, but that does not make it bad. It has several side quests, a museum to find enemies, and costumes, which are also fun. Also, the developer listens to you about this game and implemented a idea i told them about. All in all, the game is quite fun, has fun boss fights and skills to use, and the developer cares about this game. This makes it a positive recommendation in my book!
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
Stories of Bethem is quite a charming game. The gameplay compares well to old Zelda games like Link to the Past. You are without a sword, though, and all your abilities use mana instead making mana management important. The abilities/spells you aquire are interesting, they add new fighting mechanics, and unlock new areas for you to explore in both new and already explored maps. Exploration always feels important and rewarding

  • Fun exploration
  • Quality puzzles
  • Unique abilities
  • Great level design
  • Nice, coherent art-style
  • Great post-release support
  • Mediocre writing
  • Slow natural mana regeneration
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
Bethem is an action-adventure game built in Game Maker Studio.

Can't say much in regards to the story so far (just started playing), but it seems humorous and doesn't take itself seriously. English translation is a little rough in places (especially in regards to the jokes-lost in translation). There may be a little too much exposition/dialogue given the tone of the story, at least at the start.

If you like Zelda, the action based combat mechanics are very similar to older Zelda games such as Link to the Past or the Gameboy titles. There is an overworld, there are dungeons and associated puzzles to solve in order to progress. The interface, item mechanics and character abilities are all taken from Zelda.

It includes a very pleasant soundtrack. The sprite work and animations are passable (albeit simplistic). Controller support (xbox) is great, and game feels very responsive; combating monsters and solving puzzles is actually fun and I found myself wanting to complete each area and progress.

There seem to be some problems with running it on modern high-end hardware. I can only play in windowed mode, and have had to disable avast real time scanner every time in order for it to start.

From the perspective of a Zelda fan, this is a pleasant surprise that came out of nowhere. I would recommend it on that basis. But I must caution that it is a little rough/unpolished around the edges for a release title, both technically and in terms of visuals.

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
If you enjoy puzzles, have a good sense of direction and don't mind a fair bit of backtracking then you will probably enjoy this game. My biggest frustation has been running around trying to find that one path I missed so I can continue on. This game would benefit greatly from a more detailed map as the one it has now only shows the basic zones for outside. There is also very limited choice for your keyboard setup though I got used to it pretty quickly.

There are plenty of secrets to find and puzzles to solve and despite my frustrations I still have fun playing though for my health I don't think I'll try for 100% completion. At 16 hours so far, I still have a lot of game left to go.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
28.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Great game !
All the complexity of Zelda's puzzles and exploration, with a nice touch of humor.
Quite hard to complete 100% (I finally forfeited close to the end, it's frustrating)

Anyway, quite a lot of hours of fun, I recommend for all the Zelda lovers !
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2015

Discover all the secrets that lie behind the plot, find all the objects and solve all the puzzles!
Do you like the saga of Zelda?... Stories of Bethem: Full Moon for you!
It is a very interesting adventure game, graphic style retro and soundtrack very cute!
The game is also very long-lived, more than 20 hours of game!
In short it is a real MUST!
To Buy!
(Below is the Italian full review)

Lasciati incantare da una avventura ricca d'azione, piena di segreti, puzzle e amore non corrisposto!
L'esplorazione è il fulcro del gioco.. scopri l'incredibile storia di Khoma e le Streghe di Bethem


- Stile retro (ricorda la saga Zelda)
- Tanti puzzle da risolvere
- Trama interessante

Parere personale:

Scopri tutti i segreti che si celano dietro la trama, trova tutti gli oggetti e risolvi tutti i puzzle!
Vi piace la saga di Zelda? allora Stories of Bethem: Full Moon fa per voi!
Si tratta di un gioco d'avventura molto interessante, stile grafico retro, e soundtrack molto carina!

Il gioco è anche molto longevo, di parla di più di 20 ore di gioco!
Insomma un vero è proprio MUST!

Da Comprare!


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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
I enjoyed the puzzles and nostalgic feel of this game. The only real annoyance was that there was no sort of kickback feature when the main character or enemies got hit, so you could get hit a lot of times before being able to escape and position yourself to attack again. But once you have enough hit points, it doesn't end up mattering much and you end up running kamakaze through much of the map. :D
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1.3 hrs
Posted: October 16
A slick Zelda clone. There's a high chance you might like it. And I really wanted to like it but I'm requesting a refund out of specific reasons. Hate to be that guy, but here's why.

I'm a parent and don't have much time. And this game tries too much to waste my time.

The attack animation stops movement. Pushing boulders takes such a long time. And the first dungeon is filled with sokoban involving pushing boulders.

What led me to quitting the game: I made it past a certain gate, past the first sokoban puzzle behind, and failed at the next puzzle (balloon). Then I realized that if I wanted to reset the balloon, I had to backtrack and do the sokoban again. Slowly pushing boulders. I don't ragequit in competitive games, but here I did.

Now I appreciate the older Zelda games even more. They were limited to (mostly) one-screen-at-a-time, which led to slick and elegant design. Sadly, this is not what I can say about this game. I guess there is fun to be had for people with more patience and time, but it's not for me.

Best of luck with your next project.

One last thing: the game does establish the sense of discovery, but apparently I'm to collect eight... objects? Just about any other word would invoke more sense of w onder: amulets, shards, essence... but objects?
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no more junglers
9.6 hrs
Posted: October 6
reminds the good old gameboy like games
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61.0 hrs
Posted: July 22
The "loads of madness" part makes it hilarious and totally worth playing. I am laughing my head off at certain parts and going "what the!?" at others. It is lots of fun for such a great price.
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3.2 hrs
Posted: June 15
In my quest to find a Zelda-like game, I purchased this. Let's just say I wish I had known about Steams refund policy at the time. The game looks good, but it's just not fun. Sorry.
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Rachel 🐾
0.1 hrs
Posted: May 4
I bought the game on sale because it looked cute. Tried to play it with default arrow keys. Didn't like it frustratingly after the intro sequence had finished, I thought it would have autosaved as I found no way to do that from the menu. It didn't so, I changed the keybindings to wasd + jkl. I didn't like this setup either. I have no idea why there is no keyboard (wasd) + mouse buttons support. I also thought that the volume was just too loud even when I put things on a lower setting. I do not have my volume usually at more than 14% in Windows sound mixer. I do not use any boost or gain or anything of the sort.
I refunded the game because of the controls and yes I played it for just about 5 minutes. Not just because of the controls but because there is no way to skip the cutscenes. Sometimes I don't really care about taking 15 minutes reading dialogues of text that isn't even that interesting or important to the game play. My apologies to the developer, but I just cannot accept this. I do not know if they used a custom developed engine or if it is GameMaker.
Some might question why would refund a game that is so cheap? Same reason why I don't give money to companies that haven't earned it. Maybe if they had better keybindings and skippable cutscenes I would have actually been able to play the game.
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44.4 hrs
Posted: April 24
Pretty excellent old school action RPG. Highly addictive and recommended. A lot of depth and secrets.
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