Unforeseen Incidents is a classical style interactive mystery set in a beautifully hand-painted world. Join Harper Pendrell and experience a challenging investigation, smart dialog and a rich cast of characters in this thrilling new adventure game.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (12) - 91% of the 12 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (66) - 92% of the 66 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 23, 2018

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June 20

Update 06/20/18

Update
We have uploaded a bug fixed version Thursday June the 20th. This includes fixes of all bugs known to us by June 18th, including the ones posted in reviews and on the community forum.
For details please refer to our community post here:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/501790/discussions/0/1727575977522126000/
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June 8

Update and Press reviews

Update
We have uploaded a bug fixed version Thursday June the 7th. This includes fixes of all bugs known to us by June 6th, including the ones posted in reviews and on the community forum.
For details please refer to our community post here:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/501790/discussions/0/1694923613862126818/

Press coverage
Many reviews are still pending. But here is a selection of those that have been posted already.
  • I honestly can’t remember the last time I’ve enjoyed a long-form point-and-click adventure this much. It reminds me why I love the genre so much.
    RECOMMENDED - Rock Paper Shotgun

  • Whether you have missed the traditional adventures or want to see what the olds loved from the genre, Unforeseen Incidents is the adventure you wanted. Do not miss it!
    90% - Adventure Advocate (Greece)

  • ... every detail on-screen feels full of personality
    - PC World

  • Backwoods Entertainment succeeds in their debut to deliver a really good game that makes the heart of adventure gamers beat faster.
    88% - Adventure-Treff (Germany)

  • There is charm to be found in every nook and cranny of Unforeseen Incident’s world.
    - Kotaku UK

  • Unforeseen Incidents is a classical style point & click adventure in a modern look and a well told story.
    85% - AdventureCorner (Germany)

  • With a great voice cast, distinctive visual style, and intricate puzzle design, Unforeseen Incidents delivers a solid if well-worn story of a nobody from nowhere saving the world.
    80% - Adventuregamers

  • Unforeseen Incidents [...] shows how refreshing a well done point & click adventure game can be nowadays. [...] it catches the charm from back in the days without looking outdated.
    - Gamestar (Germany)

  • Unforeseen Incidents is packed full of intrigue and a rich storyline, accompanied by some first-rate voice acting and killer writing.
    91% - The Zerathulu View

  • Unforeseen Incidents is one of the best point-and-click adventure games of recent years. Not only does it look and sound great, it has the puzzles to match.
    90% - Alternative Magazine Online

  • Unforeseen Incidents checks all the boxes for what constitutes a great point and click adventure game. Solid characters, a good story, good puzzles that are balanced, and an impressive presentation thanks to well-drawn art/animations and a good aural package. At only $20, it’s hard to go wrong with it if you enjoy the genre.
    88% - Digital Chumps

  • Unforeseen Incidents is fun romp with an interesting plot that will draw you in and enjoyable characters to go around. If you’re a fan of traditional adventure games, and are looking for a fun experience, Unforeseen Incidents will be fun game for you to explore while uncovering the secrets hidden within Yelltown.
    85% - GamingTrend

  • It succeeds because of sensible puzzles, an excellent narrative, and a slick visual style.
    81% - Newgamernetwork

  • Unforeseen Incidents takes a cliched theme and presents it with marvellous art style, interesting characters and entertaining writing.
    80% - Backlogcritic

  • From the voiceovers in the introduction and the quick, up close evidence of how deadly the viral outbreak is, to the revelations of sinister forces engineering the entire affair, it is easy to get invested in the narrative.
    80% - BonusStage

  • On top of good puzzle design the game has an intriguing story and a great atmosphere due to the artwork and audio.
    80% - Geeky Hobbies

  • A great revival of the point-and-click genre, bursting with all its nostalgic and fun ingredients
    80% - Indiegame Website

  • The story in Unforeseen Incidents might feel familiar at times, but it tells its tale well while also providing a satisfying selection of adventure game puzzles and a high-quality presentation.
    80% - Monster Vine

  • It's a nice updating of the form, with a deep plot, but sticking enough to traditional values to appeal to old adventure fans.
    80% - The Cambridge Geek

  • If you’ve grown up playing classic point and click games, like I have, then Unforeseen Incidents will undoubtedly remind you of the greats. With beautiful artwork and design, impeccable voice acting and an intriguing story to boot, it’s definitely one to consider adding to your library.
    - GAMESPEW

  • Grounded puzzles, stellar voice acting, and witty humour that all make this beautiful, hand-drawn adventure a must play for point-and-click aficionados.
    - ALLGAMERS

  • Those who like traditional point-and-click adventures will love Unforeseen Incidents, its cast, humour and last but not least its well-integrated puzzles. Those who do not count adventures among their favourites should still consider giving it a shot — its charm might win you over.
    - Big Boss Battle

  • Once you get through, you’re treated to beautiful art, outstanding audio and voice actors, and some ridiculously clever mechanics and puzzles.
    - Checkpoint Gaming

  • Unforeseen Incidents initially caught me eye with its gorgeous, hand-painted world and its impressive voice-acting in the face of its independent scope
    - Comicbook com

  • For those with a nostalgic soft spot for PC adventure games of yesteryear, Unforeseen Incidents is well worth the time and money.
    - Commonsense Media

  • Unforeseen Incidents really does pull you right in. It's not just the striking hand-painted art style, but the near-perfect voice acting that makes it really quite an experience.
    - Gaming on Linux

  • ...the story is an elegant mystery and far more than just a driving force between the puzzles
    - Good Gear Guide

  • There are some neat little puzzles to be had
    - Goto Game

  • What really kept me going was the plot and the characters going through this intense adventure that keeps getting bigger and bigger. Harper is just a perfect protagonist.
    - POP-CULTURE SPECTRUM

  • The game’s perfect, now leave me alone and go play it!
    - The Mental Attic
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Reviews

“I honestly can’t remember the last time I’ve enjoyed a long-form point-and-click adventure this much. It reminds me why I love the genre so much.”
Rock Paper Shotgun Recommended – Rock Paper Shotgun

“There is charm to be found in every nook and cranny of Unforeseen Incident’s world.”
Kotaku

“With a great voice cast, distinctive visual style, and intricate puzzle design, Unforeseen Incidents delivers a solid if well-worn story of a nobody from nowhere saving the world.”
4/5 Very Good – Adventuregamers

About This Game

Unforeseen Incidents is a classical style interactive mystery set in a beautifully hand-painted world. When small-town handyman Harper Pendrell meets a dying woman in the street, he unwittingly stumbles into a diabolical conspiracy – a mystery only he can solve. An unknown disease is spreading across the country, and between them a scientist, a reporter and a reclusive artist hold the key to stopping it. A perilous journey awaits, and every step brings Harper closer to a cabal of dangerous fanatics. Before he knows it, he finds himself in a fight for the future of humankind armed only with his trusty multi-tool.

Can Harper find the courage to expose the truth and prevent an epidemic, even if it means succumbing to contagion himself? Join Harper and experience a challenging investigation, smart dialog and a rich cast of characters in this thrilling new adventure game from Backwoods Entertainment and Application Systems Heidelberg.

Features

  • Uncover and solve the dark mysteries behind the ongoing catastrophe and try and save the human race!
  • Explore plenty of intriguing locations with challenging puzzles
  • Listen to an elaborately arranged soundtrack and full English or German voice acting
  • Enjoy a classical style mystery adventure game
  • Behold beautiful, lovingly hand-painted 2D graphics with over 60 backgrounds
  • Meet lots of interesting characters

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9+
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024MB VRAM
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04+, SteamOS+
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024MB VRAM
    • Storage: 6 GB available space

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