Elsinore is a time-looping adventure game set in the world of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Elsinore combines strong social simulation elements, a dynamic story that reacts immediately to player decisions, and a world full of diverse characters with secrets to uncover.
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Very Positive (11) - 90% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Positive (41) - 97% of the 41 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jul 22, 2019
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“Elsinore is like a beautiful little onion, and peeling away the layers over the course of a playthrough is sheer pleasure.”
Polygon

“...A clever adventure game worth snooping through.”
Kotaku

“A fascinating sandbox to play around in....a definitive case of 'to be.'”
The AV Club

About This Game

On a summer night, Ophelia awakens from a terrible vision: In four days, everyone in Elsinore Castle will be dead. Even worse, she's been thrown into a time loop from which she cannot escape. Forced to relive the same four days over and over again, Ophelia determines to do everything in her power to change the future.

Elsinore is a time-looping adventure game set in the world of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Elsinore combines strong social simulation elements, a dynamic story that reacts immediately to player decisions, and a world full of diverse characters with secrets to uncover. Can Ophelia prevent the tragedy that lies before her?

Gameplay


Elsinore is a point-and-click adventure game set in a living world where the story plays out around you in real time. Every four days time resets, and you gain another chance to change the fate of Elsinore Castle's inhabitants.

Dynamic Story Engine: Elsinore uses a story simulation engine to determine which events occur based upon your interactions. Lie, forgive, gossip, befriend, or destroy — the actions you can take at any stage are numerous, and the game immediately responds.

Intelligent Character Behavior: Each character manages their own lives, schedules, needs, desires, and plans over the course of each time loop. Even the smallest interaction has an impact on the world around you as it unfolds.

Learn from Previous Loops: Whenever a time loop resets, Ophelia remembers anything she has learned from the previous world, allowing you to access new ways to play.

Use Your Influence: Understanding each character's motivations isn't just part of the story. It's necessary for Ophelia's survival. Characters are complex and have long histories with each other; all of them are keeping secrets.

Life-or-Death Decisions: In a Shakespearean world, most roads end in tragedy, and characters are quick to meet a grisly fate. Hard decisions and terrible trials force players to think on their feet.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core i5 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1600 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: macOS High Sierra or newer
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core i5 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • Storage: 1600 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: macOS Mojave
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 or better
    • Storage: 1600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core i5 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • Storage: 1600 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
    • Storage: 1600 MB available space

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