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About This Game

Vampire Legends: The True Story of Kisilova is an adventure game with elements of horror, based on the first documented case of vampirism!

18th century Europe: fifty years after a great plague had swept the land of the Habsburg dynasty, the subjects of the Emperor are in danger again. A series of horrifying, unexplainable deaths occur in the remote Serbian town of Kisilova. Fearing that the plague may be striking again, the residents begin to flee their homes. Summoned by the Prince of Württemberg himself, Imperial emissaries come to Kisilova to investigate the events and prevent further deaths.

The heroine and her companion have to lead an investigation, question the witnesses, explore every nook and cranny in the town and solve many puzzles. Will they be able to uncover the secrets of the local dignitaries and discover the identity of the hooded stranger trying to thwart their plans?

The fate of Kisilova and the Empire lies in your hands!

Features

  • 62 hand-painted areas depicting remote lands of 18th century Europe.
  • Your fellow investigator will often come to your aid.
  • 36 challenging mini-games and 21 scenes with hidden objects.
  • 14 intriguing characters to meet during the investigation.
  • Additional adventure with multiple endings!

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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Beejers
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
This is your typical point and click puzzle game, but I enjoyed it a lot. The scenes are well done (except for being a bit low res) and the voice acting was good too, unlike some! No annoying voices to have to deal with. The puzzles range from easy to hard and there are plenty of them to do. My favorite part was the bonus chapter they add at the end. A cool concept to finish the story. Anyways if you like point and clickers, puzzles, and vampire stories - I recommend this one if it's on sale!
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leighreynolds
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Boring puzzles, messy graphics, bad writing, uninteresting plot.
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Helena
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Decent puzzle/HO game. The story was pretty interesting, but the art style used in the HO scenes wasn’t the best; the quality was a bit low. Also, this game is really short so I recommend getting this one on a good sale.

6/10.
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KittyUnpretty
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Oh, man. Like... I don't have high standards for these sorts of games, really. But this might actually have lowered the bar? Artifex seems to be all over the place in terms of quality, something I think it's important to watch out for. Not that it matters in my case because I got this in a bundle. Anyway.

The puzzles were either baby-dumb or completely unintuitive. I don't think it counts as a spoiler to say that I spent ten minutes literally just tapping the entire screen on a hidden object puzzle, only to discover that the item I needed was hidden beneath a floorboard. I guess I was supposed to take the fact that the floorboard looked funny as a clue? But I just thought it was yet more inconsistent art. They got me again with that trick with a weird brick in a later puzzle.

The extra ending is actually even worse about this than the rest of the game. I was only able to get through the added chapter with excessive use of the 'hint' button. It's also even worse about having you run back and forth all over the map, constantly backtracking, constantly trying to remember where in the hell you needed that item you just found. Obviously all of these games are guilty of that to a degree, but this was just tedious. I don't think I would feel as strongly as I now do if I hadn't played that extra ending.

I played with the sound off so I can't speak to that, though what little I heard of the voice acting did not have me feeling badly about muting.

The many irritating quirks and moments of awful game design actually made this game kind of nostalgic in some ways. It reminded me of being a kid, buying a bargain bin game out of a literal bin for five dollars, getting on my dad's computer to play for hours and never actually finishing anything. You know? That's the kind of game this is. A game an eight year-old never beats, and for years thinks it's because the game was hardcore, but actually they just missed that a single solitary tree branch was interactive without any indication of it.

I'm glad I got this bundled with better games, and I don't suggest paying more than fifty cents for it if you can help it.
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st e am
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Vampire Legends: The True Story of Kisilova is a story-based hidden object adventure based on the first documented case of vampirism in Europe. The game dates back to 2013 when it was originally released in 4:3 aspect ratio.
Here we have the Collector's Edition released two years later, which includes a bonus chapter with the unique feature of having multiple endings -the kind of "Choose A or B" ending, but still peculiar for this kind of games-. It also includes bonus content; concept art, soundtrack, actual pictures of Kisilova, and a couple of interviews on the matter.
It's worth noting that in the transition to this edition, in favor of internationalization, some word mini games are set to auto solve, and some others have disappeared completely.

Due to its real age, there some noticeable quality issues; most notably, stretched pre-rendered scenes and cut scenes when playing in wide-screen. Although the hand-illustrated scenery is quite pretty, assets' quality is inconsistent at times.
Also, sound quality could have been better if less compression was used. However, we should appreciate the included voice-over and the nicely done music.

Hidden-object mechanics felt a bit weird, specially imprecise due to the stretching. However, puzzles are fun and the story was interesting enough; even riveting I would say. Unfortunately, puzzles and hidden-object scenes solutions are not randomized so replay value is hurt by this. On the other hand, you can choose from three different difficulty levels which may prove useful on a second play-through.

This title includes Achievements as well as Trading Cards. It took me 5:30hs to complete the main story, its bonus chapter, and get all the achievements.

Maybe a bit expensive considering its quality and its competitors. Still, I pretty much recommend this enjoyable game.

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Menace123
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
- This review isn't written by a native speaker, thank you for your understanding –
- If you haven't found this review helpful or if you have found a mistake please leave a comment below -
- Note1 : I think I got this game on the IndieGala store for about $2.50 -
Family Rating
Everyone 10+
Rating
Between Good and Must Play

- Key features below ---- Review after -----------------------------------------------

Play time needed (perfect)
About 4 hours (3h main story, 1/2h bonus story)
Gaming level
Casual
Achievement level
Casual
Game style
Point N’ Click (First person), Hidden Objects (HO), Puzzle
Game modes
Story mode, Bonus Story mode
Graphics
Good. (If you like the old style)
Story
Good.
Playthrough
One (Two if you missed anything)
Voice
Good.
Music
Good.
Controls
Mouse only.
Tutorial
Yes, easier difficulties.
Unmissable / backtracking content
No. Refer to the (*) point at the end.
Glitches / bugs
None.
Size
About 650 Mo
Worth price
The game should deserve at least a small discount on its full price. Before buying you must accept the (*) point at the end, the old style’s graphics and its length.
- Review below ----------------------------------------------------------------------
Vampire Legends: The True Story of Kisilova is a good old style game made by Organic 2 Digital Studio and published by Artifex Mundi. But don’t worry, Organic 2 Digital made also a well-designed game too. (graphics, concepts…)
Have you may have already guessed it, the game is set during the first vampire hysteria. “During the 18th century in Europe fifty years after the great plague had swept the land of the Habsburg dynasty, the subjects of the Emperor are in danger again. A series of horrifying, unexplainable deaths occur in the remote Serbian town of Kisilova. Fearing that the plague may be striking again, the residents begin to flee their homes. Summoned by the Prince of Württemberg himself, Imperial emissaries come to Kisilova to investigate the events and prevent further deaths.“
The bonus story let you play three years after the case has been solved, when you begin to have visions of a bad omen. You then travel again to Kisilova, motivated to slay the evil from this place for good.
During both story you’ll play as a female character, the first time with her companion and the second time alone. Even though she will never speak at all, at least in the main story. During the main story her companion will talk during the whole time.
As every Artifex Mundi game you can move freely in different area (of Kisilova) and need to solve some puzzles and find all objects in hidden objects scenes. The game has 3 difficulties and a guest feature: every one of the family can play an independent save and resume the game where they left it. When you first play the game you’ll have a notebook where you have all your objectives as well as all your notes. You'll also have a map (castlevania style) which you can use to fast travel. Adding to that you’ll have a hint button that will help you in many ways but be warned that you may not use it in any puzzle or hidden object scene (HOS)or investigation scene (IS). Hints can be used to know where you need to go, where is the next interaction or to show an object or clue in an HOS or IS or to skip a puzzle. To conclude this part, you’ll also have an inventory to store useful items through your journey.
Puzzles are good, different and some are a bit tedious. (big puzzle) Hidden objects scenes (HOS) have only the classical one (as far as I remember): find objects hidden with the help of their name. Orange names mean that you need to interact directly with the scene or use an item in the scene.
One of the very good thing of this game is that there is a unique feature you won’t find in any other Artifex Mundi game:
• You’ll encounter the shopkeeper that will ask you to entertain him.
The shopkeeper will ask you to play with him at three different time. Each time you’ll play a different game in three waves. You’ll play the untangling game, shuffling game and shooting game.
I loved this game perhaps for the old style but also for some puzzles as well as the game looks more a point n’ click adventure game.
(*) :
In addition to no skip or use any hint while playing every puzzles and Hidden objects scenes, there are a few more missable achievements. Two of them requires you to complete a puzzle and a hidden objects scene under one minute. And 2 other hidden objects achievements ask you to find 3 objects within 3 seconds or to finish a scene with less than 4 misclicks.
Finally if you missed anything while finishing your first playthrough, you’ll need to play the game again.
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ohheytayla
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
The story is pretty bleh, some puzzles were pretty tricky, others were easy. The characters seem underdeveloped and the voice was shoody. Again, this is a game that can easily be completed within two/three hours, but it does have some bonus content which is kinda nice.
This is the kinda game where you need a 'meh' button. Grab it on sale if you're keen.
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trupti1989
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Ok This is definately worst Artifex game i have played so far.I can't even believe its from artifex.
Cheap Graphics,poor scenes, no logic in design, i had hard time playing all puzzle game without hint button, couldn't find any items.
Basically no story, poor characterization, lead or supporting there are no character development.
I can't understand what was point of whole game.
I couldn't play this game 10-15 min without getting bored, it took me 3 days to finiish game for sake of finishing it.
If you are purchasing this game DON't WASTE YOUR MONEY. if you get this game free STILL DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME.
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Vetyt
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
One of the weakest Hidden Object games I've played. It's not very bad but I'd not call it good either. My biggest problem with this game is that there is not really any plot reason to do all these puzzles. Most puzzles you can start collecting / combining before you encounter any plot point that would require you to do so. That paints main character as having serious case of OCD. "There is an unsolved riddle on that table! What? Murderer we were chasing? Can wait. I need to fix this right now!" There is also a character that can help you if you play games with him. "You are chasing someone that just kidnapped another villager? Sure I'll give you a lantern you obviously need, if you defeat me in shooting contest that is. No, I didn't bring a gun, I'll wait for you to get one from somewhere." Why? That destroys all sense of urgency.

Also this game involves a lot of leg work. You are quickly opened to a whole map and many puzzles require you to go back and forth between locations on extreme ends of a village. You can use a map to jump between locations but that spoils the fun as it gives you markers where the next thing you can interact with is, which makes this game extremely easy.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Vampire Legends: The True Story of Kisilova is a story-based hidden object adventure based on the first documented case of vampirism in Europe. The game dates back to 2013 when it was originally released in 4:3 aspect ratio.
Here we have the Collector's Edition released two years later, which includes a bonus chapter with the unique feature of having multiple endings -the kind of "Choose A or B" ending, but still peculiar for this kind of games-. It also includes bonus content; concept art, soundtrack, actual pictures of Kisilova, and a couple of interviews on the matter.
It's worth noting that in the transition to this edition, in favor of internationalization, some word mini games are set to auto solve, and some others have disappeared completely.

Due to its real age, there some noticeable quality issues; most notably, stretched pre-rendered scenes and cut scenes when playing in wide-screen. Although the hand-illustrated scenery is quite pretty, assets' quality is inconsistent at times.
Also, sound quality could have been better if less compression was used. However, we should appreciate the included voice-over and the nicely done music.

Hidden-object mechanics felt a bit weird, specially imprecise due to the stretching. However, puzzles are fun and the story was interesting enough; even riveting I would say. Unfortunately, puzzles and hidden-object scenes solutions are not randomized so replay value is hurt by this. On the other hand, you can choose from three different difficulty levels which may prove useful on a second play-through.

This title includes Achievements as well as Trading Cards. It took me 5:30hs to complete the main story, its bonus chapter, and get all the achievements.

Maybe a bit expensive considering its quality and its competitors. Still, I pretty much recommend this enjoyable game.

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Decent puzzle/HO game. The story was pretty interesting, but the art style used in the HO scenes wasn’t the best; the quality was a bit low. Also, this game is really short so I recommend getting this one on a good sale.

6/10.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Oh, man. Like... I don't have high standards for these sorts of games, really. But this might actually have lowered the bar? Artifex seems to be all over the place in terms of quality, something I think it's important to watch out for. Not that it matters in my case because I got this in a bundle. Anyway.

The puzzles were either baby-dumb or completely unintuitive. I don't think it counts as a spoiler to say that I spent ten minutes literally just tapping the entire screen on a hidden object puzzle, only to discover that the item I needed was hidden beneath a floorboard. I guess I was supposed to take the fact that the floorboard looked funny as a clue? But I just thought it was yet more inconsistent art. They got me again with that trick with a weird brick in a later puzzle.

The extra ending is actually even worse about this than the rest of the game. I was only able to get through the added chapter with excessive use of the 'hint' button. It's also even worse about having you run back and forth all over the map, constantly backtracking, constantly trying to remember where in the hell you needed that item you just found. Obviously all of these games are guilty of that to a degree, but this was just tedious. I don't think I would feel as strongly as I now do if I hadn't played that extra ending.

I played with the sound off so I can't speak to that, though what little I heard of the voice acting did not have me feeling badly about muting.

The many irritating quirks and moments of awful game design actually made this game kind of nostalgic in some ways. It reminded me of being a kid, buying a bargain bin game out of a literal bin for five dollars, getting on my dad's computer to play for hours and never actually finishing anything. You know? That's the kind of game this is. A game an eight year-old never beats, and for years thinks it's because the game was hardcore, but actually they just missed that a single solitary tree branch was interactive without any indication of it.

I'm glad I got this bundled with better games, and I don't suggest paying more than fifty cents for it if you can help it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Boring puzzles, messy graphics, bad writing, uninteresting plot.
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34 of 38 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2015
Another hidden objective game published by the masters of the genre Artifex Mundi. We've got a typical supernatural setting with beautiful graphics (except for one HO scene which looked rather bad and low res) and quite nice voice acting.
Unfortunately the game is really short and and the puzzles, while enjoyable, are very easy. I was able to finish it in less than two hours so I'd recommend picking it up only if it's on sale.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
As a special investigator from Vienna sent to Kisilova, you're stumbling upon a story of vampires... Who is behind this?

Vampires Legends is based apparently on a true story, though I didn't check the facts. The plot is perhaps basic but well, at least, the bonus chapter is kinda a twist and while Rose, the woman featured in the header, is a minor character, she's still important for the plot. Unfortunately, it lacks of Artifex Mundi's creativity. Indeed, the game is published by them and done by another studio. I found rather annoying your partner, however, I loved how Stefan was everywhere at one moment, I even suspected him as the culprit.

But I loved the bonus chapter! It was kinda different from the main story as you were seeing past scenes. It would have been great to have that during the whole game.

The gameplay is the standard one: HO scenes, puzzles, items to pick... While the HO scenes are easy, some puzzles made me sweat a lot - but I suspect that I wasn't in the right mood for that (real life reasons interfered). However, while the hint system is classic, I found it very original as it's your partner (or Rose in the bonus chapter)

The graphics are good, as I loved that kind of atmosphere (gloomy, tragic and mysterious, a tendency to go to the dark side of the Force if I may say it like that) for HOG. The soundtrack is correct.

The game isn't perhaps the game of the year published by Artifex Mundi or hasn't the same quality of any game developed by them, but it's still very enjoyable and one of the best in my opinion about vampires in the HO world that I've played.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Game Information

Vampire Legends: The True Story of Kisilova, is a HOPA* game, developed by Organic 2 Digital Studio and published by Artifex Mundi.

*HOPA - Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure.

Game Visuals

I want to mentioned that the visuals for this game is nicely done. The visuals can be adjusted in the option menu.

Game Audio

I want to mentioned that the audio for this game is well done even its simplistic and somewhat repetitive. The audio can be adjusted in the option menu as well.

Gameplay

There are only three difficulty game modes to choose from: Regular, Advanced and Expert.

Notebook it has two sections: Notes and Game objectives.

The interactive map allows the player to fast travel between each location quickly. It also indicates there are tasks that needs to be done at certain locations.

Most of the game's hidden object scenes consists of traditional word lists with some or no interaction.

Most of the game's puzzles are fairly easy to solve without having the need to skip any of them.

There are ten different achievements. But each of these achievements has certain requirements before they can be unlocked.

Since this is a collector's edition game, there is a bonus chapter, it can only be accessed only after the main story is completed; the bonus chapter is sequel to the main story.

Miscellaneous

The extra contents: Photos, Interview, Concept Art and Soundtrack. Most of the feature can be accessed when the game is fully completed.

There are total of five different trading cards. You only get the three of those cards from the game. There are several ways to get the rest of the trading card: Purchased from Steam's Market; Trade with friends; Booster Packs and it's Booster Pack Creator.

Final thoughts, I've found this game enjoyable to certain extend. The replay value for this game is low. I would recommend this game but not at the full price.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Short version: 83%
Vampire Legends doesn’t look too much: crude animations, mediocre voice acting, half-decent hidden object game mechanics… But thanks to its writing, it works great as a whole.

Long version:
At first glance, Vampire Legends: The True Story of Kisilova doesn’t seem like a game Artifex Mundi would publish; it feels too unpolished for that. The user interface looks dated, the animations are cheap, and the voice acting tends to be incredibly amateurish. Even the game mechanics are barebones and never go past simple hidden object scenes and the most basic puzzles.

The premise also has a bad vibe at first: using vampires and a standard small village location often ends in cheap, predictable, Z-grade plot lines. Yet this is the part where the game gets good.
First off, unlike most HOGs, we have a duo of investigators as protagonists, who are trying to get to the bottom of some strange attacks at a remote Serbian village. Their constant banter eliminates all possible sense of desolation, and it is also a good tool to slowly unravel the mystery. Yes, it is obviously about a vampire, but the presentation still manages to build it up. So much so, that the game has a really long bonus chapter, where it wraps up everything in a clever (albeit predictable) way.
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
The first steam game from Organic 2 Digital Studio. The story is okay, has some books/ letters to read and get information. The graphics are not good and not so bad, they are fine. Sound is acceptable. There could be a bit more achievement (expert mode, for every puzzle, for every HD Screen without hints, chapter parts) Sure no good Hidden Object but i think this developers have potencial for next HO games to learn getting better step by step. Its a bit short too (good it has a special chapter). So i give this game for HO lovers, that ignore the graphics 73 %, 57 % for HO fans and 53 % for normal gamers that dont hate HO/ not so good graphics. Get this game with a 50-66% discount. I hope you enjoy it.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2015
Vampire Legends: The True Story of Kisilova is another HoG by Artifex Mundi. As usual, the story is pretty basic and the atmosphere isn't bad but still I kept wishing for more here. Also, I kept wishing for more of a mystery here than there truly was but that's usually the case when it comes to HoG's. Some of the puzzles were quite cleverly done and they definitely blend well into the storyline, none of them feel too terribly out of place. Overall, it's not a bad little HoG, but I definitely don't think it stands up to some of the others overall.

However, what I really have to applaud is the "bonus adventure" which ended up feeling more like a mini point and click open world aventure at times (although short) rather than HoG and was very well done. I always love returning back to the original locations that you see in the base game in the bonus adventures, and this was no different and was done in a very clever way and even opened up a few new locations. I thought the adventuring in this portion was a lot better and the storytelling was well done.

Overall, I'd say it's worth it if it's on sale, only because it's so short and definitely not as beautiful as some of the other offerings out there. Here's my ratings:

Storyline: 3/10 - Basic storyline - tis is on a scale of HoG games, not all games in general.
Puzzles: 6/10 - Some creative sparks here that I enjoyed.
Atmosphere: 5/10 - I truly wish this would have been slightly more scary or moody!
Scenery/Graphics/Illustration: 6/10
Bonus Adventure: 7/10

A few random thoughts for good measure:

- Seriously, what is a spud bar?
- She clicks sea shells by the sea shore (or river) until the sea shells solved themselves randomly, thank goodness.
- That rat getting that thing was a bit far fetched, where can I get rats like that?
- Also that is the weirdest towel rack I have ever seen.
- The intro screen is fabulous, wish the entire game looked like that!
- This is apparantely based on a "true" story and a real village: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petar_Blagojevich
- Finally, I would totally play a game that was just the string puzzle. Seriously.
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