a Museum of Dubious Splendors, is a storybook from the world of Somewhere. A quiet game about prosaic objects and spurious histories, it is an irreverent rumination on the nature of an archive and forms of recollection.
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Mostly Positive (73) - 75% of the 73 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 6, 2018
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“In short: you get to read some nice short stories and look at lovely little rooms. Oleomingus are making some of the prettiest dang video games around.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“There’s a very comfortable dream logic at play in much of Oleomingus’ work. This latest window into the fantastical realms and stories of Somewhere is one of the best examples.”
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“Oleomingus’s approach to games is hyper-literary.”
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About This Game

The Museum of Dubious Splendors is half a storybook and half an exploration game.
It is a collection of folklore and oral tales, punctuated by peculiar rooms, that you wander through.

These tales, have been recreated from a collection of stories by Mir UmarHassan, a Gujarati poet whose works have proven notoriously difficult to translate because of the mellifluous use of Urdu and Hindi in his compositions.

The collection, entitled "in Dubious Splendor", was written (in Gujarati) in nineteen sixty two for the Malwa Chronicle, but the stories therein were mangled and edited without the author's permission prior to their publication in serialized form.
This contested collection of stories, became momentarily infamous as the subject of the first court case to arbitrate authorial ownership in Independent India.

Even today, despite countless restorative efforts by scholars, it cannot be said with with any certainty that the text that we used for this adaptation was the original as written by UmarHassan.

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Core i3 +
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 560 & 1 GB VRAM+
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Headphones recommended.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Mavericks 10.10
    • Processor: Core i3 +
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 560 & 1 GB VRAM+
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Headphones recommended.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Core i3 +
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 560 & 1 GB VRAM+
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Headphones recommended.

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