Pixel adventure inspired by classics like Zelda and Silent Hill.
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Release Date: Mar 3, 2016

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May 12

The Count Lucanor now supports Mac and Linux.



We are proud to announce that the Mac & Linux versions of The Count Lucanor are now available at 25% of discount during this week. We hope you'll enjoy the game and share with your linux and mac friends this great news.

Also we have two new languages on the game Russian and Hungarian. (Thanks to Tolma4 Team & Richárd Goz).
Pretty soon we will have additionnal new languages : German, Portuguese, Polish, Vietnamese & Japanese.

I hope you enjoy our spooky adventure and would like to thank everyone for the great feedback you gave us during those first months since the release.

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May 10

Sales, New Languages, Linux & Mac



Hello my amigos of the Tenebre Castle. Today we have some great news to share with you.
This whole week, there's a 25% discount because the black death just killed a rival kingdom and we just have to celebrate it. Bravo!

We also received the visit of two travelers to our castle, two foreigners from Russia and Hungary. They helped us to translate our story to their mother language.
Thanks a lot, for the great job to:

  • Tolma4 Team (Russian)
  • Richárd Goz (Magyar)
We have more travelers from around the world interested in the hidden treasure of the Count Lucanor, they are working on several translations that will be available soon: German, Portuguese, Polish, Vietnamese & Japanese.
Last word about translations : we would like to ask for your help on the english translation. Several people noted some unusual words and sentences in the game texts. English is not our native language so we're requesting help from native english speaker to make our game even better. If you're willing to give us a hand, ( for free ), please contact us (n_n)

Last but not least, the Linux and Mac builds will be available during this week, so stay tuned dear travelers!

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About This Game

Join Hans in a fantasy world and experience a unique adventure, full of surprises and challenges. Get hooked on an immersive tale, where every decision counts and every clue is a piece to solve the puzzle and get the treasure. Unravel the sordid secrets of the castle, meet colorful characters, and remember: horror always lurks beneath the surface.


With a retro, halfway-between-8-and-16-bit style and inspired by classic games like The Legend of Zelda, Yume Nikki, Silent Hill or Dark Souls, among others, The Count Lucanor is an amazing mystery and horror adventure set in a fairytale world. The game features important choices, alternative endings, secrets and different ways to solve puzzles. The title is in development for PC, Mac and Linux.


  • Exploration: Walk the Tenebre Castle and place candles on the ground to light up your path.
  • Conversation: Talk to NPCs to get important clues and unravel the mystery of the Count Lucanor.
  • Choices: Your actions change the course of story, with five different endings and several subplots.
  • Stealth: Hide under tables and behind curtains to go undetected.
  • Puzzles: Use the items you found wisely in order to progress.
  • Skill: Avoid traps and enemies in the castle by anticipating them.


Once upon a time, there was a poor boy named Hans who lived with his mother near the woods. On his birthday, the boy had no presents nor sweets. He got so upset he decided to leave home for good. Before he left, his mother gave him his grandfather's cane, some cheese and three pieces of gold. Hans walked into the forest in search of adventure. Soon it was night and the boy was really scared, so he tried to go back. But then, a quaint kobold happened to cross his path and Hans decided to follow him to a castle. The kobold told him he would inherit great wealth if he passed a simple trial... guessing his name. Trapped in the castle, Hans will live a spooky mystery, fantasy and horror adventure to become the new Count Lucanor.


We’ve hired the greatest composer of all time - Johann Sebastian Bach - to create a soundtrack that will remain etched in your mind forever. Using chiptune tools, we’ve transformed a series of hidden gems of the author to create unique soundscapes for our tale.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4400
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i3, i5, i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated GPU supporting OpenGL2
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Yosemite
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated GPU supporting OpenGL2
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X El Capitan
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated GPU supporting OpenGL2
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated GPU supporting OpenGL2
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Decoding video cutscenes requires ffmpeg 2.x ( include with most distros )
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Core i3, i5, i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated GPU supporting OpenGL2
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Decoding video cutscenes requires ffmpeg 2.x ( include with most distros )
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twlboaj
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
A delightful mix between cute and creepy. Gameplay is user-friendly, with a difficulty somewhere between Lone Survivor and Undertale. The character and setting designs are delightfully creepy and atmospheric, and the use of J.S. Bach's music is marvelous. I highly recommend it.
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Briar Rose
( 11.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I LOVE this game, it is filled with so many hidden secrets that go past the achviements. I've already played through four times and I still love playing it. Get this game.
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Chouzar
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
An adventure that its both fun and creepy.
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CCmalakai
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I loved this game soooooo much, when I got it, I automaticly spent 5 hours straight playing it, and had to be physically pulled away from the game. I definetly recommend this game, and I hope you have as much of a great time as I did too.

PS: To the developer(s) There is a glich in the Red Camerlengo's room, where if you stand right next to the flowers next to the chest, you don't get killed by him.

PPS: Please please PLEASE make another game or something like this, or even add onto this game, I love it so much and I'm so sad that it's over... ;-;
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sabanknight
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Man, oh man, that game was a roller coaster. If you like classic Zelda style adventure rpgs and The Brothers Grimm this game is right up your alley. It has a great deal of horror mechanics that deliver better than most 3d games of the genre. This game was a definate diamond in the rough, did not expect to have so much fun, and be spooked by a sprite game. Pacing was fairly good. The puzzles require some thinking but, it's I never felt hopelessly stumped, the fact that there are not many guides to this game gave me a sense of accomplishment on actually figuring everything out first hand. It's definatly worth a couple playthoughs, save often (or as often as you can afford to) as several juncures late game do effect your playthough.

Pros:
Decent story
Good horror mechanics
decently paced
dynamic desicions at several junctures
Grotesque Party!

Cons:
-VERY VERY old school pixel graphics(you can get the effect with slightly more polished pixel graphics)
-No run function (it adds to the horror, but giving a sprint that 'gives you away' may have sped up some of the puzzle monotony)
-Illusion of choice (billed as a choose your own adventure, you could play the last 20-30 minutes of the game to get all the endings, with only some flavor up to that point being effected by your choices)
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The Happening
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
I can't trust goats anymore
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NakedSnake
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
This is one of the best pixelated games I've ever played. The story is rich and leaves it to you to find out the hidden pieces. The gameplay is basically just walking around and finding items to use at certain places or with certain people but it works well with the setting and atmosphere to give you the sense of danger since there is no way to defend yourself. The only way to keep yourself safe is to hide. With multiple endings this game has good replay-ability and a few good twists.
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wufRUF
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
Product received for free
I have no mouth and I must candle
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Astrobot? I love that guy!
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
I can see why people would like this game, but it is not for me. There is a lot of backtracking and dungeon crawling, which in and of itself is fine, but your character is so slow that it is overall very tedious and dull. You move at a snails pace and have no option to sprint or speed up. The result is like walking through a maze but very, very slowly. Overall it makes for a rather tedious experience. Also, the game employs very simplistic moral choices that lack depth. In my opinion it just is not very fun to play. I will say this though, the atmosphere is amazing for a game that employs such a simplistic graphics style. Well done on that front.
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★★★★★★(SSS)Pazi
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
I bought this game because i like pixelated games in the first place.
10/10 This game has a massive plottwist.

Lets start with the graphics. Its simle clean nice. A treasure for all pixel-fans out there.
The questline is good and clear and you have alot of choices that will affect the Ending.
(You better think twice before you accept to help or not!)

It IS a Horror-Game. Eventhough i want to say that heartlighted people here are safe.
It does contain blood, some violent scenes and many many black humor.
The Spoiler might be helpful for people with a weak heart or any other anxiety disorder(s) so you can get a overview of what is awaiting you. That comes in handy if you miss a little-spooky time and may be unsure if this game is suitable or not.

SPOILERS:

- There is no jumpscare EXCEPT the Loud Noise when an NPC gets scared in dialogues.
- It can get a little gorey yes BUT you will never see people suffer.
- Depending on your choices you will see the Witch dead (head is ripped off and blood comes out of her body)
OR
- The Pigguy they butchered (he stuff will be everywhere in the little Park area inside the Castle)
Please Note: THESE ARE OPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS. This will only happen when you want the achievements.
IT WILL NOT AFFECT THE ENDGAME OR SIDEQUESTS WHAT SO EVER.
- They will tell you most of the time that they are okay. (in any worse condition lol)
- One Guy dies as he misses his legs from blood loss.
- Corpses can speak (the goat guy, tbh. He is a funny NPC and helps you)
- You get chased but you easily can hide/escape. But not too easy then again.. Its good balanced
- You have always enough candles/coins to safe and lighten everything up
- Goats will bark at you.
- You will see Butts.
- You get drugged one time by an Illusion that says she is your mother while eating cake.
- Multiple Endings
- Some cutscenes may be frightening and suggestive but they are manageable
- The last part with the Mom can be triggering since she is psychopathic but turns out she is not your real mom.
- You can get an Good End as well. I did. :)


SPOILER END: I hope this helps people outside there getting comfortable with the game.

As for the other ones. The Puzzles are tricky but not too hard, you will need to seek and think a little. Suprisingly I ended up with more options than i thought i would have...

TL;DR A good Underdog Game that truly needs some more love. Get this Game, play it. Enjoy the Story and Gameplay and the funny characters. You will like it. Just as i did. :)

10/10
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
A terrifically dark fairytale adventure/rpg hybrid game. In some ways it sort of feels like I was transported back in time and I'm playing King's Quest or The Black Cauldron on the old Apple IIe in the 1980's again. Even though I get hints of those older games within Lucanor it's still very much it's own unique styled game.

You play the role of a young boy named Hans who has just celebrated his 10th birthday. Han's becomes a runaway after growing tired of his poor rural life with his mother. So he decides to set out to seek adventure and fortune.

Along the way you encounter a strange mystical being who leads you to the imposing castle of Count Lucanor. Here you'll be put through a trial of tests to judge whether you are worthy or not of inheriting the Count's title and fortune. Soon enough you'll discover it's not easy to tell where reality begins and illusion ends within the dark depths of this castle.

The main plot of the game involves Han's exploring the castle, trying to unlock the riddle of the blue Kobold's name in order to inherit the fortune of the illustrious Count Lucanor! You might find the more you explore the castle the more questions you'll begin to ask yourself. With the tale taking on a new twist later in game.

You'll come across a few puzzles and certain areas that involve timing in order to avoid traps and monsters scattered about the castle. Each room generally offers you some sort of hint or allows you a way to gain access to one of the chests holding one of the letters in the blue Kobolds name. Your end goal is to collect all 8 letters and attempt to solve the name puzzle in order to get behind the curtain and unlock your destiny.

There are many other items hidden away in chests and other background objects, like food for energy, coins for purchasing items and using for saving the game, candles which you can strategically lay throughout the castle in order to try an avoid being caught by surprise by one of the resident baddies, along with a bunch of other random items needed to complete certain puzzles and challenges. You're given no weapons to defend yourself in this game. The only thing you have to keep you alive are your wits and a good hiding space should you be spotted.

Music is fairly simplistic but enjoyable chiptune sounds that fit well with the graphic style and period setting of the game and further serves to enhance the ambience of the dark old castle. It ranges from the upbeat an melodic, to dark heavy and haunting. The sound effects are also particularly well done and used well throughout the game. From the gentle running water, to the clattering of goat bells along side the peaceful shepard whistling in his sleep... up to the more frightening stuff you encounter later in game without wanting to spoil anything. I think they did a great job in all aspects of sound.

The game has some great dark humor moments especially within characters like the disgusting Eisbein. The English language version dialogue seems a little bare bones but never comes out as jibberish or hard to understand.

The art style looks great. The pixels are usually detailed enough to always allow you to know what you're looking at. The cutscene animations are exceptionally beautiful. With the exception of a few of the background characters you see in one of the cut scene endings, which I felt weren't quite up to the same quality standard compared to what I saw in most of the other cut scenes.

As for controls, I've tested the game with a keyboard and Xbox 360 pad. Both of which worked fine on my system. The game does have a few bugs here an there. I wasn't even able to get past the opening prologue until a recent patch fixed it for me. The devs seem very dedicated to fixing any bugs an issues that arise so support for this game seems very soild.

The game will probably only last you about 3 to 5 hours. It's a bit short and a little slow at times since you're only able to walk at a normal pace throughout the game. The game features quite a few multiple endings some of which are pretty good while others seem to just be a bit of filler.

None the less, it has alot of charm and alot of love thrown into this fun little twisted game. Would recommend buying it for sure. Even though it's a bit short I'd still say it's worth purchasing at full price. I'd rate the game as a whole around an 8 out of 10!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
I am going to preface this by saying that the comparisons of this game to Undertale are a bit ridiculous. Both games are excellent in their own rights, but they are not the same. Undertale is a charming RPG in which you can either befriend everyone or slaughter everyone. The Count Lucanor is a survival horror game (although still charming) in which you overcome a hurdle of creepy baddies and traps to find letters, and ultimately guess the kobold's name.

I must say that I appreciate the fact that this horror game doesn't focus so heavily on jumpscares. In fact, the "jumpscare" moments end up being more funny than anything (I think on purpose). The game relies more on legitimate tension, because if these enemies see you, you're going to have a bad time (heheh). Even though the enemies aren't the sharpest tools in the shed, they still pose quite a threat to you with the kind of damage they deal (especially a certain character that I will not name).

Something that I learned in this game was to take absolutely nothing for granted. What I thought would be useless garbage ended up being some of the most vital parts of the game. Decisions you make in the beginning will help you piece together certain things when it truly matters. Bear in mind that this game has multiple endings, so you might find yourself replaying this game once or twice; I know I did. Once everything in this game has clicked with you, getting the more satisfying endings will be a piece of cake.

9/10 I thoroughly enjoyed every second of it.

P.S. If you are familiar with Juan Manuel's original tale, then the final answer might just tickle you.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
The Count Lucanor's adorable, Ghibli-esque art style and simple graphics hide a deceptively complex game with grotesqueries aplenty. Expect to be disturbed - there's some stuff in here that legitimately creeped me out (especially a certain dandy in a big red hat). Anyway, the puzzles are clever, with multiple solutions. The characters are strange and endearing. The story is surprisingly deep. The gameplay is perfectly executed. The atmosphere, music, and visuals are very well-done. If you like the juxtaposition of creepy and cute, along with some stealth and puzzle-solving with plenty of exploration throughout, you will love The Count Lucanor.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
a bit short, but very entertaining (gotta admit, i couldn't sleep after this)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Man, oh man, that game was a roller coaster. If you like classic Zelda style adventure rpgs and The Brothers Grimm this game is right up your alley. It has a great deal of horror mechanics that deliver better than most 3d games of the genre. This game was a definate diamond in the rough, did not expect to have so much fun, and be spooked by a sprite game. Pacing was fairly good. The puzzles require some thinking but, it's I never felt hopelessly stumped, the fact that there are not many guides to this game gave me a sense of accomplishment on actually figuring everything out first hand. It's definatly worth a couple playthoughs, save often (or as often as you can afford to) as several juncures late game do effect your playthough.

Pros:
Decent story
Good horror mechanics
decently paced
dynamic desicions at several junctures
Grotesque Party!

Cons:
-VERY VERY old school pixel graphics(you can get the effect with slightly more polished pixel graphics)
-No run function (it adds to the horror, but giving a sprint that 'gives you away' may have sped up some of the puzzle monotony)
-Illusion of choice (billed as a choose your own adventure, you could play the last 20-30 minutes of the game to get all the endings, with only some flavor up to that point being effected by your choices)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
I can't trust goats anymore
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
A delightful mix between cute and creepy. Gameplay is user-friendly, with a difficulty somewhere between Lone Survivor and Undertale. The character and setting designs are delightfully creepy and atmospheric, and the use of J.S. Bach's music is marvelous. I highly recommend it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Product received for free
I have no mouth and I must candle
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
I bought this game because i like pixelated games in the first place.
10/10 This game has a massive plottwist.

Lets start with the graphics. Its simle clean nice. A treasure for all pixel-fans out there.
The questline is good and clear and you have alot of choices that will affect the Ending.
(You better think twice before you accept to help or not!)

It IS a Horror-Game. Eventhough i want to say that heartlighted people here are safe.
It does contain blood, some violent scenes and many many black humor.
The Spoiler might be helpful for people with a weak heart or any other anxiety disorder(s) so you can get a overview of what is awaiting you. That comes in handy if you miss a little-spooky time and may be unsure if this game is suitable or not.

SPOILERS:

- There is no jumpscare EXCEPT the Loud Noise when an NPC gets scared in dialogues.
- It can get a little gorey yes BUT you will never see people suffer.
- Depending on your choices you will see the Witch dead (head is ripped off and blood comes out of her body)
OR
- The Pigguy they butchered (he stuff will be everywhere in the little Park area inside the Castle)
Please Note: THESE ARE OPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS. This will only happen when you want the achievements.
IT WILL NOT AFFECT THE ENDGAME OR SIDEQUESTS WHAT SO EVER.
- They will tell you most of the time that they are okay. (in any worse condition lol)
- One Guy dies as he misses his legs from blood loss.
- Corpses can speak (the goat guy, tbh. He is a funny NPC and helps you)
- You get chased but you easily can hide/escape. But not too easy then again.. Its good balanced
- You have always enough candles/coins to safe and lighten everything up
- Goats will bark at you.
- You will see Butts.
- You get drugged one time by an Illusion that says she is your mother while eating cake.
- Multiple Endings
- Some cutscenes may be frightening and suggestive but they are manageable
- The last part with the Mom can be triggering since she is psychopathic but turns out she is not your real mom.
- You can get an Good End as well. I did. :)


SPOILER END: I hope this helps people outside there getting comfortable with the game.

As for the other ones. The Puzzles are tricky but not too hard, you will need to seek and think a little. Suprisingly I ended up with more options than i thought i would have...

TL;DR A good Underdog Game that truly needs some more love. Get this Game, play it. Enjoy the Story and Gameplay and the funny characters. You will like it. Just as i did. :)

10/10
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29 of 30 people (97%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
A delightful little pixel horror that encourages you to play it again in order to have a grotesque party, see all of the delightful sights of the castle, and enjoy all of the wonderful things it has to offer.

The game isn't particularly long and the puzzles aren't very difficult. The Count Lucanor is going to push you to be very patient and think for solutions to puzzles and wait for those pesky enemies to pass by so you can pass freely on your way to get rich or die trying. Or something. I don't know. You're ten in this game and you're a total snot-nosed brat. Whatever kids do to get rich in a medieval setting. I guess lemonade stands don't work in this.

Hans is an interesting protagonist, though. He's poor. He's mad. He wants something to change. He's upset his birthday feels like an ordinary day. I feel you, Hans. I feel you. So after he storms off, things become a relative acid trip. This is like a 70s filmed fairytale cartoon, only there's a lot more death. Think of this as Little Red Riding Hood paired with Alice in Wonderland and pepper that with some Hansel and Gretel. Then we throw in a dungeon crawler game with some classic horror hiding mechanics. It's an interesting thing to try and blend together, but it really works. Some of your enemies are terrifying and Lovecraftian. Some look like they're ripped out of a 90s anime. Others look like your standard dungeon crawling enemies. The thing is, you can't actually attack anyone. You're ten. All you can do is run and hide.

The hiding can get very irritating because the enemies are smart. They know about where you disappeared to and they will come after you. They will lurk in the area. If you disappeared behind a door, they will still be there. In a way, this is sort of an improvement upon old games that instantly reset enemies. If someone saw you go into a door, obviously they should be there waiting for you. Realistic, yeah. It's still hard to make a daring escape that way.

Those same smart enemies also have a very nice range of pull so if you didn't get out of the way in the time you needed to, prepare your buns, hun. They will just pull you everywhere and it's um, not polite. Keep your tentacles to yourself. That's quite rude, you know. You didn't even buy me dinner. Speaking of, there's something about this game that does make me very happy. Every time you die, it's your fault. There's no overpowered character. There's nothing there that you can blame on the game. It's always your poor planning or your impatience that killed you. After dying multiple times in one area, I found there was another way around. Let's just place on my little hat that says "Shame on Me" and pretend I didn't have some death run that even some kind of famous youtuber would envy for some views. I learned my lesson.

Anyway, much like all fairytales, this game is incredibly dark and topics of murder and torture are tossed around like a joke. If you don't think fairytales are dark, remember that parent figures regularly murder children in the santized versions. Okay? Okay. So. This is all some blood covered goodness. In fact, that's literal in many parts of the game. Sure, the blue kobold is adorable and Hans has these kawaii anime eyes, but this gets dark. Even the storyline gets pretty dark, though that doesn't really kick in until the last part of the game.

Visually, The Count Lucanor is pleasing for pixels. There's still a lot that can be accomplished with pixels and told in pixels. This game is perfect for it. It's bright and completely tricks you into thinking this game is going to be happy while it mops the floor with a bucket of blood. You know, for the grotesque party we'll have later. Yeah. I can't really comment on the music because it's period appropriate classical music. An untrained ear wouldn't figure out what it is. If you're a mega nerd, you'll just be grinning like a lunatic while you keep playing and whispering music jokes. Please don't. I'm one of these nerds. You'll start groaning at your own jokes. I'm warning you ahead of time not to do that to yourself. Just keep playing and don't do that.

It's not incredibly high horror. The worst jumpscare I got was the loading screen when I had a little kobold staring at me and letting me know my game was loading. If I clicked on it now, he'd still scare me. He doesn't make a noise and it still makes me want to scream. He is not pleasant to look at. A certain Charlemengo is not my cup of tea, but it's more like he gives me the heebie jeebies rather than makes me jump out of my seat. There's nothing that's going to just jump into your screen and latch onto your face. The Count Lucanor wants you to be uncomfortable and increases your discomfort gradually as you progress. As you piece together the story you're about to unfold, you keep finding out more unfortunate things. I'd probably call this light horror, even with some of the chunky and gooey bits we see in game. Don't go into this thinking you're going to scream and start getting jumpscares. This is not that kind of game.

As always because I'm the one who has to make a note of it, here's your health info from someone who does things she shouldn't. There are not that many scenes of flashing lights. It's a video game, you're going to expect some. Sure. But these were pretty low and dimmed. I got the effects of "whooosh magical powers activated" and didn't get flashed into Migraine Town. Or Seizure Ville. (Gee why do I still play video games then? Good question.) There's still a few short scenes and if you're sensitive to them, obviously you shouldn't play. But if you're not too badly off, hey you could probably handle it. Otherwise no other problems.

The only people who should not play this game is if you're not patient. If you're impatient, this game will suck for you. If you can just take five minutes to breathe and think, you'll be fine. I think most people can enjoy this game. If you've got a twisted sense of humor, this is probably something you'll really like. If you just want to send a ten-year-old off to his possible doom for the promise of fame and fortune that may not even be there, then...sure! Sure, great! Get it!
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