When Naigye and her niece Cally visit the castle, a surprise encounter with King Farnham leads to a short story about his three sons visiting a village of native lizard people.
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Mostly Positive (137) - 73% of the 137 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 20, 2016

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December 19, 2017

Episode 3 just released!

Phew, finally, Finally, FINALLY Episode 3 has been released!
Man that took far longer than it should have.

By the way, along with Episode 3, I made some additional fixes to the previous two Episodes as well.

-Fixed the audio problem where it wasn't saving to your Profile file whenever you adjusted the volume.
-Fixed a problem where, if you CREATE a Profile file, it wouldn't save properly until you quit and reloaded.
-Optimized the inventory slots object (just some behind-the-scenes coding, you won't see any difference).
-Ethrea's text is now a shade of blue on the title screen.
-Added the option to have white text on black instead of black text on grey.
-Added Save and Load buttons in the menu bar.

I'd also like to address why Episode 1 is now available for free on the website (and itch.io), but not here.
Apparently we wouldn't be able to keep the trading cards, and the reputation for free games on Steam is that they're, ugh, "free to play," a nice sounding term for an absolutely terrible thing that I PROMISE I will NEVER EVER create or release ANY games like that.

So that's why it still costs money here, but don't blame Steam for this, because the decision was still mine to make, I just wanted to explain why I made it.

-Andrew Tallini, Ethrea Dreams
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“We cover quite a few retro-inspired games here, but few that are such a blast from the past as this one. More of an interactive storybook than a traditional point-and-click adventure, the tale is told primarily through a text pane at the bottom of the screen, with static illustrations above and a verb list on the left. Everything that happens is described in the gentle style of a children's story, and the game promises that every action you can take will get a unique response.”
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About This Game

When Naigye and her niece Cally visit the castle, a surprise encounter with King Farnham leads to a short story about his three sons visiting a village of native lizard people.


Do you like, or at least, are able to tolerate:

-Point-and-click adventure games?
-Simple yet honest "old school" 216-color graphics?
-An 800x600 windowed resolution?
-The ability to go full screen with either stretched or un-stretched pixels?
-A single EXE file that's less than 10 MB?
-Lots and lots and LOTS of reading?
-A unique response for every single possible interaction?
-Lizard girls?

System Requirements

    • OS: XP (even 98 possibly, but untested)
    • Processor: Any processor will be fine
    • Memory: 32 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any video card should work
    • Storage: 15 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any sound card should work if you want to play the game with sound
    • Additional Notes: This game will work smooth on almost every PC in the world
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