Sneak and smash your way through this fiendishly addictive comedy-puzzle-adventure
User reviews: Very Positive (81 reviews) - 81% of the 81 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 19, 2012

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“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

Mac OS X
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Memory:256 MB RAM
    • Graphics:256MB VRAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:350 MB HD space
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Memory:500 MB RAM
    • Graphics:512MB VRAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:415 MB HD space
    • 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
    • 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
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
MacGuffin’s Curse is a great, meaty puzzler that will really get your brain cogs whirring...
It takes sm time to get used to the controls... and the hint sysytem is also not quite upto the mark... :( but it keeps you interested in seeing what happens next....
It's a lengthy game, so it's best played in short bursts... :) ;)
Worth buying if u like puzzle games.. (y) :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
This is a clever little crate moving gem made by an independent Aussie developer.
I gave it ago and it rewarded me with a lot more fun than I was expecting.

I thought I'd play for an hour and it ended up bringing me fun for a couple of days.

The puzzles are great and the story is brilliant.

Well worth buying on sale if you like puzzle games and want to support the indie crowd.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2012
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.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2012
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!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 4, 2014
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.

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