Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love is a satirical point and click inspired by the classic adventure games. It smuggles you out of your comfort zone and throws you into the middle of a Cold War spy intrigue - where there’s an even bigger game being played...
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Positive (34) - 97% of the 34 user reviews for this game are positive.
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May 16, 2019
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Recommended

“A very well developed Point & Click game, with amazing cartoonish visuals, and a very stylized sense of humor. Irony Curtain is an entertaining title, and a love letter to its genre.”

 

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May 31

Irony Curtain reviews digest (SPOILER: they're awesome!)



Comrades!

It’s been over two weeks since Matryoshka has opened the Iron(y) Curtain to the Western World and we’re overwhelmed by all positive feedback we’ve received from you and from the press.

(By the way, if you didn’t leave Irony Curtain steam review yet, now it’s the best time to do it!)

If you hadn’t come across to any of the reviews in the web (which is, in the words of our Matryoshkan Scientists “99,9% impossibru”), here’s a small digest to what was going on since the release:


"Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love is a wonderful point-and-click adventure that simultaneously feels very nostalgic and yet very much a modern evolution of the genre classics that inspired it. (…) the journey is filled with fantastic art, lovable characters, varied gameplay, and loads of fun gags, all wrapped up nicely in a story about being the change you want to see. This game comes highly recommended for those looking to have a good laugh and enjoy a very polished adventure at the same time.”
- Adventure Gamers (4,5/5)

“Irony Curtain is the funniest game of the year. It’s also a great tribute to the PC clickers of old, and a good PnC game in its own right.”
- WellPlayed (8/10)

“It is brilliantly written, carefully designed and put together; and most of all, seriously brilliant satire. GO PLAY THIS GAME”
- Impulse Gamer (5/5)

"To be honest, I didn’t expect to enjoy Irony Curtain as much as I did, but when I found myself chuckling at even the first lines of the game, I was a goner."
- Darkstation (4,5/5)

"Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love delightfully intertwines a playful and original concept with an intelligent gameplay, making it one of the most memorably games of the year so far."
- All About Casual Game (4,5/5)

"(...) Irony Curtain is an enjoyable puzzle game that delivers an outlandish yet compelling narrative and will definitely keep your attention all the way through if you’re a fan of off-beat humour and absurd puzzles."
- Critical Hit (8/10)


Thank you so much for your support – all the positive reviews and comments on Steam, the private messages, and social media comments. Glory to Matryoshka!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/866190/Irony_Curtain_From_Matryoshka_with_Love/
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May 23

Irony Curtain: Revolutionary Update #2



Comrades!

Our Leader has granted us another glorious update! If you appreciate our work for the bestest country in the world, don’t forget to write a Steam review!

The newest revolutionary update includes:
  • fixed a blocking bug that could occur when exiting MG Floor Run (For Real This Time™);
  • fixed a blocking bug that might occur on MG Switchboard;
  • fixed a bug that changed the mouse cursor into MG Brick Wall cursor after saving the game;
  • fixed a blocking bug occurring on Palace Courtyard with invisible Choir Leader not allowing Evan to use the ladder;
  • fixed a blocking bug that made throwing a photo into trash almost impossible;
  • fixed a blocking bug that allowed Evan to use oar on the curtain in Leader's Chamber after finishing a minigame;
  • fixed a blocking bug that might prevent the train at the end of the game from stopping;
  • fixed few typos in English and German language versions;
  • fixed a few minor navmesh errors;
  • fixed position of a few dialogue pivots.

IMPORTANT! We are trying our best to ensure that fixes work for the games that have been already started, but you might be forced to start the game again in some cases (e.g. bug with throwing a photo into the trash or using the oar on the curtain after finishing the minigame).

For the glory of Matryoshka!

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Reviews

“It is brilliantly written, carefully designed and put together; and most of all, seriously brilliant satire. GO PLAY THIS GAME”
Impulse Gamer

“The game not only makes the gameplay feel right but also keeps the humor coming, partly from laughing at the main character and partly from specific jokes and the absurdity of it all”
Adventure Gamers

“Irony Curtain is the funniest game of the year. It’s also a great tribute to the PC clickers of old, and a good PnC game in its own right.”
WellPlayed

Revolutionary Edition



In addition to the base game, Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love - Revolutionary Edition includes the game's original soundtrack composed by Arkadiusz Reikowski and a digital artbook presenting the creative process behing the game.

About This Game




Take a look behind Irony Curtain in this satirical point-and-click inspired by the best works of LucasArts and Daedalic Entertainment! Experience the totalitarian Matryoshka through the eyes of Evan – a low-ranking, goofy journalist involuntarily pulled right into the middle of an espionage stand-off between two powers. Jump into the wacky spy adventure, uncover secrets of the bizarre communist country (and the powerful capitalist empire!), witness a story full of unpredictable twists and turns, and discover the true agenda of the mysterious Supreme Leader!

What business might the loving father of the Matryoshkan nation have with a lowly, capitalistic pen-pusher?
Why suddenly lift the Irony Curtain and welcome a stranger into Matryoshka?
And why is there an alligator in the middle of the bathroom?!




  • An original setting: fictional Cold War era – alternate reality unbound by historical accuracy, and the communistic Matryoshka full of people who work all the possible angles to navigate this illogical, odd country.
  • Inspired by classic adventure games – but better. No dream-logic, no pixel hunting. No-nonsense. Pure point and click fun.
  • The Spy Intrigue – sleeper spies, stolen secrets and world-domination plots wrapped up in layers of humor.
  • Quirky characters – Meet the mysterious Leader ruling Matryoshka with an irony fist, the clueless and guilible Evan, the brave and witty Agent Anna and the notorious Minister of Propaganda...

  • Do it your way – some of the puzzles are non-linear and can be solved in two or more different ways.
  • 21 hand-painted locations – that look surprisingly better than their original inspirations. 
  • 1,951 cleverly sneaked-in easter eggs – some of them punishable by political imprisonment.
  • Music score as grand as Matryoshka itself - music by the state composer Arkadiusz Reikowski (Layers of Fear, My Brother Rabbit) with Main Theme by Peter McConnell (Monkey Island, Grim Fandango)
  • Full voice-over – in English, and subtitles in Polish and German.
  • A 5-year plan – that no one ever hoped to achieve, and neither should you. 



System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0b
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: macOS 10.9
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Video RAM
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 (32/64bit)
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Video RAM
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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