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Sneak and smash your way through this fiendishly addictive comedy-puzzle-adventure
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 the 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.

PC System Requirements

    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

Mac System Requirements

    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
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
612 products in account
24 reviews
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 24th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
534 products in account
52 reviews
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 16th, 2014
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
900 products in account
13 reviews
0.9 hrs on record
A puzzle game for kids.
Posted: July 4th, 2014
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
77 products in account
1 review
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 22nd, 2014
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
316 products in account
22 reviews
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 2nd, 2014
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
268 products in account
14 reviews
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 12th, 2014
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Awards

Best Game Writing - Freeplay2011