A writer has died. His daughter seeks the help of you, Ord Salamon, to find his secret last novel. During the search, questions will emerge. Did her father really kill himself? What is the secret novel all about? What is going on at the island of Fardo?
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Mostly Positive (53) - 79% of the 53 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 20, 2014

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May 4

The Samaritan Paradox is updated to version 1.1

Hello there! Today (Sat 05 May) we have updated the standard (default) branch of The Samaritan Paradox to Version 1.1. Please see below for important notes about previously Saved Games.

Your game will update automatically with a download of around 14mb. This update currently applies to the Windows version only. We hope to update the existing Linux version in due course.

Version 1.1 has been rebuilt through the latest version of AGS (3.4.1) which allows for better performance on high resolution monitors. You may need to adjust the settings (via Winsetup) to suit your needs.

:freja: Alt+Enter to switch between Fullscreen & Windowed Mode whilst playing
:freja: Increased memory cache (up to 512mb) to reduce slowdown issues
:freja: Updated steam_api.dll for those who have experienced an error on startup with "SetAchievement^1" error

:ordnote: Also, Spanish translation has been updated with some minor spelling and grammar fixes thanks to walas74.

Saved Games: Due to the rebuild through a new version of AGS engine, players who have saved games before today will now have incompatible save games with version 1.1.

If you want to restore your old Save Games, you will need to jump back to version 1.0. This is very simple:

Right click on The Samaritan Paradox in your Steam library, choose Properties and then select the Betas tab. From the drop down menu, select "Freja v1.0" and you will be on the Freja branch.

We apologize for the inconvenience but want to keep the game up to date and compatible with newer hardware since its release in 2014. Thanks for understanding!

As always, if you continue to experience any issues please let us know in the Steam forum: https://steamcommunity.com/app/283180/discussions/

Note: We realize some elements of each translation may not be working fully, and hope to fix this and update version 1.1 in the near future. We've also tested better functionality of the inventory bar after player feedback, and hope to also have a small update for that soon.

Don't forget to keep an eye on the developers next game, Whispers of a Machine. More info can be found at: http://www.whispersofamachine.com/

Thanks for buying and playing The Samaritan Paradox! :ord:
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“It's well worth a play for anyone looking for an intelligently told, challenging story”
4/5 – Telegraph

“Puzzle enthusiasts should definitely check the game out. The journey towards the finale is a very entertaining and interesting one”
8.5/10 – Capsule Computers

“A political thriller whose hardcore puzzling and mechanics will greatly appeal to old school adventure gamers”
79/100 – RageQuit (Greece)

About This Game

A writer has died. His daughter seeks the help of you, Ord Salamon, to find his secret last novel. During the search, questions will emerge. Did her father really kill himself? What is the secret novel all about? What is going on at the island of Fardo? Crack codes, decipher secrets & find a lost fortune in this exciting adventure for Windows PC.

+ Old-school style point & click adventure
+ Full English voice acting, 2000+ lines
+ Hand-drawn art & animation, 60+ rooms
+ Original soundtrack by Lannie Neely III, 45+ mins
+ Additional languages (text only) included, EFIGS

The Samaritan Paradox is set in Sweden in the 80's. Ord Salomon has agreed to help Sara Bergwall find the book her father, Jonatan Bergwall, wrote before he died. During the course of this treasure hunt, he learns that Jonatan was investigating the weapons industry, and more specifically some covert affairs with foreign dictatorships.

But more questions arise. What is the book about, and why does Sara want Ord to find it for her? Did her Alzheimer's-stricken mother know the secret before she grew too demented to share it? And how did Jonatan actually die?

System Requirements

    • OS: XP
    • Memory: 500 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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