Sneak and smash your way through this fiendishly addictive comedy-puzzle-adventure
User reviews: Very Positive (70 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 19, 2012
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Reviews

“A near perfect experience that demands your attention.”
9.5/10 – MMGN
“...incredibly fun and addictive. Frankly, this is one of the most addictive games I've played since Angry Birds was released.”
A – Just Adventure
“If you enjoy solving puzzles and light humor, you should not miss this entertaining new entry by Brawsome.”
80/100 – The Indie Game Magazine

Just Updated

New update includes:

  • 5 unlockable art pages
  • 2 pieces of furniture
  • 1 music track
  • 1 tileset
  • 13 rooms
  • 2 inventory items
  • 5 quests
  • new developer commentary (per new room)
  • lots of new dialogue
  • 1 achievement

About This Game

Help Lucas MacGuffin (magician turned thief turned werewolf) sneak and smash his way through this fiendishly addictive comedy-puzzle-adventure for PC and Mac. Winner of the Freeplay Award for Best Game Writing! With hilarious dialogue, charming hand-drawn art and huge replay value, it's perfect for seasoned adventurers and casual gamers alike.

When fugitive magician Lucas MacGuffin bungles a museum robbery, he finds himself:
  • magically bound to an ancient amulet;
  • up against a city in full high-tech security lockdown; and
  • suddenly dealing with the worst body hair problems he's ever had.
As a human, Lucas is agile and cunning. Wolf Lucas would rather smash anything in his way. Only by transforming between the two forms and cleverly utilising both sets of skills will he stand any chance of lifting his curse.

And with the city's most powerful billionaire after his blood, a jaded Private Investigator on his (now-literal) tail and the rent long overdue, he'll need every ounce of ingenuity he manage.

Along the way he'll need to befriend a hilarious cast of characters, convince the city its most beloved citizen is a terrifying criminal mastermind, and hardest of all, teach his daughter it isn't funny to fill the fridge with dog food.

From the award-winning indie developers behind Jolly Rover (Australian Game of the Year, 2010 Freeplay Awards), MacGuffin's Curse is a story brimming with humour, personality and heart.

Key Features:

  • Friendly for all players - Enjoy a quick, fun logic puzzle fix, or lose yourself in a sprawling full-length cartoon adventure.
  • 150+ Puzzle Rooms - Inspired by classic top-down console adventures, these increasingly mind-bending challenges will push your logical thinking skills to the limit!
  • Challenge Without Frustration - Stuck on a room? P.I. Strump is on the line to help you along (at least between thinly veiled insults) with a seamlessly integrated hint system.
  • 90+ Sidequests - Meet the colourful nightlife of Feyre - a carnival city under curfew - and earn their trust with bizarre, legally questionable favours!
  • Charming Hand-Drawn Art - Collect 50 lavishly-illustrated comic panels to piece together - each expanding on the scandalous secret backstories of key characters!
  • Razor-Sharp Dialogue - With witty banter straight the golden age of point-and-click adventure games, you'll want to chat to every stranger and examine every park bench!
  • Insanely Catchy Soundtrack - From spooky strings to acoustic gypsy power-rock, this fun, upbeat score is destined to have you humming along!
  • Extensive Replay Value - Post-game challenges, hidden easter eggs, unlockable comics and developers' commentary will keep you coming back long after the credits roll.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Memory:256 MB RAM
    • Graphics:256MB VRAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:350 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Memory:500 MB RAM
    • Graphics:512MB VRAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:415 MB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Memory:256 MB RAM
    • Graphics:256MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive:415 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Memory:500 MB RAM
    • Graphics:256MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive:415 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Cool game :D
Posted: September 28
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3.1 hrs on record
The writing has some good jokes, but it's 100 rooms of block-pushing puzzles.
Posted: October 21
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0.1 hrs on record
I will admit, not the game for me, but it's still good. A puzzle game based around block moving, you follow the adventures of a thief that steals an amulet which let's him transform into a warewolf at will but only in moonlight. (As is commonly followed by many warewolf stories.) With an interesting cast of people and great replay experience, if you love puzzles, this will keep you entertained for hours, trying to buy every single upgrade for your house. Reccomended if you love puzzles and mystery, not if you don't like that stuff.
Posted: October 4
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
It's a passable block-sliding game, with passable writing and a no-foul puzzle-skip function. Unfortunately it also hangs at the drop of a hat when something steals focus or you switch tasks, so I really can't recommend it.
Posted: June 16
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Synopsis: A 2D based game where you must move the objects in the room around the tile grid to solve the room to advance to the next and repeat. You play as a magacian who gets transformed into a werewolf and must save the city from the evil millionare.
Genere: Grid based puzzle

Yea! The art of the game is exceptional and fits the theme very well, built in hint and room solver feature is nice. Werewolfs!

Meh! Puzzle difficulty is all over the place, rooms in the begining of a section are harder while the last few puzzles of the game take almost nothing to solve. Game brags about its humor but that comes off very meh.

Bleh! Game quickly becomes tedious and repetitive! Quite a few times you have to move a crate run back to transform run back then repeat. Boss was a joke after the build up. Werewolf mode you cant close a door but can push a crate???


The lowdown: While the art direction is awesome, everything else seems to falter. The werewolf bit is a joke only there for a run of the mill story and gameplay limiter. After the first hour or two it becomes repetitive and only enjoyable in short play bursts of a few rooms at a time. Towards the end i was so bored and fed up I was just using the autosolver on the most tedious of rooms so I could finish. This game is only worth it at a huge discount and even then if your fan of this genre of puzzlers.

2/5

Posted: May 24
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
fun little puzzle game. Has a wolf in it, Feel bad that i had to check one or two solutions.
Posted: May 2
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
I really enjoyed this game, its a great puzzler for my full review go here... http://www.gameoverman.net/2014/06/macguffins-curse.html
Posted: June 22
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
A puzzle game for kids.
Posted: July 4
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
There are ghosts, I think, that's all I'll say.
Posted: May 27
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14.3 hrs on record
The gameplay is an old classic, and it's still addictive.
Posted: May 15
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11.5 hrs on record
A very casual and pleasurable experience.
This baby has no timers, no limited resources, and no other crap you may expect.
Buy it if you like puzzle games that don't punish you for everything.
Posted: August 28
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
This is a mistery game, where you have to solve many puzzles. You have an ability to transform into a werewolf. You can get stuck at some points, but luckily, you can use hints to solve a puzzle. I really like the visuals and the other stuff isn't bad either.
Posted: January 12
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
simple puzzle game with a little story , dont be fooled by the graphics , very similar to chips challenge [old game]
The puzzles kinda get overloaded in the later part of the game , drowning out the interesting story being developed, you can skip the puzzles but takes the challenge out of the game.
hoping a better game with the right mix of story and puzzles.
Posted: November 22, 2012
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
This is a very entertaining puzzle game. A really simple concept was put forth by the developer of moving boxes and pushing buttons in order to advance to the next room. Some puzzles were simple and easy to see, other took quite a bit of thought on which boxes to be moved first and/or which box should press down that button. While these thoughts are running through your head, you also need to make sure you can swap from different forms (wolf and human) which allow you to do certain things in each form that you can't do in the other.

Good humor, interesting back story, and excellent puzzles kept me hooked throughout this game and allowed me to finish it completely.

10/10
Posted: February 4
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Time Bought: 2 months after release
Money Spent: $3.50 on steam sale
Worth The Price?: Yes
Position In Game At Time Of Review: minor gameplay, just escaped the museum

Ok so you turn into a werewolf and human. Sounds cool huh!? Well, not really. The devs just picked a werewolf for you to turn into. They could have easily picked a vampire or robot or grilled cheese sandwich. Great, now I'm hungry. Well, this game is a puzzler. The basis of this game is going from room to room and switching between both personas, which have different attributes, to solve the puzzle in each room. This game is made for the elementary kids and not for adults. Even the constant jokes are G level rated. I would get this for my elementary kids IF the pc port wasn't glitched!! That's right, it's broken :/ You automatically move objects that are near even if you don't want to. Example, you move a safe where you want it but cant back up without automatically moving the safe back again :/ This is not a good game to waste your money on imo.

Rating: 3/10
Posted: July 21, 2013
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Awesome mix of sokoban-like puzzle and adventure game. Meet the Lucas, magician turned thief, turned werewolf :) Hundreds of puzzles, fun dialogues, unlockables and achievements will keep you busy at least for ten hours. IMHO, that the best choice for such low price. Thanks to Brawsome for another great game!
Posted: June 6, 2012
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
20.3 hrs on record
Phew. This is one surprisingly long game. It is by the same devs that did Jolly Rover which I also recommended! The game is basically tons of sokobans type of puzzles stringed together with awesome, witty, hilarious (lol at times) dialogue and a funny story. You have some pretty interesting characters and talking to them usually nets some sidequests of which there are surprisingly plenty! The game itself has quite some items to collect. Gold (loot) which are usually hidden in some weird places and comic scraps. The latter, once you collect all the scraps for a page, it unlock and turn itself into a full page colored comic! All these comics give the backstory of the main characters. I personally find them a nice touch.

By the time I completed the main story, I am only about 88% (there's a stats bar at the corner) done. There are also some hidden areas and I am not talking about those areas behind those security doors. No spoilers but there is really quite plenty to do here. Furthermore, every puzzle room you complete, upon returning, you will realize that the reset button has morphed into a commentary button. You get to read a few short lines of the devs commentary and they are quite worth reading. One little bug I had was that my achievement count for comic scraps got stuck at 3/47 but luckily upon finding all of them, the achievement triggered. Another little qualm was that upon completing the game (all of it), the stats bar shows 99%. It is a bug if you read the forums.
Posted: September 16, 2013
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
this was more fun than i expected and addictive, just had to finish it. tricky in places, needed walkthrough help to get through some puzzles.
Posted: December 4, 2013
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
A game from the creators of Jolly Rover, (which I would also recommend) you play as Lucas a magician turned thief who becomes a werewolf after stealing a cursed necklace. The game is a puzzle adventure and Lucas has the ability to switch between human and wolf forms which becomes necessary for solving puzzles since each form has abilities that the other lacks. The game is fun, the puzzles are challenging and the game is quite humorous. Plus you're a werewolf who solves puzzles! How cool is that?!
Posted: September 27, 2013
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Lots of fun, if you like block puzzling games. By the end there are a handful of puzzles that just feel tedious due to the iterative repetition to complete, but on the whole it is a very enjoyable experience. 5/5
Posted: July 7, 2012
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