Hidden Object Graphic Adventures

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BFG10K

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I have a key left for Robin's Island Adventure.

Also if anyone has a spare key for Enigmatis 3, I'd love that one.
 

Craig234

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That's a great deal. The Luxor games alone are fun casual 'shoot the moving balls' games that I think were like $20 each when they came out.
 

BFG10K

Lifer
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Got the Artifex one for $4, thanks Juju!

Finally scored the third Enigmatis - can't wait to play it. Loved the first two games.
 

JujuFish

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https://groupees.com/artifexmundi

Another Artifex Mundi bundle. This is a build-your-own-bundle. Looks like it's 50 cents per game, and you have to buy at least 2. It's not as cost effective as previous Artifex Mundi bundles, but you can pick only the games you don't already have.
 

kn51

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Thanks again Juju.

Got some more spare keys:

Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek
Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood

Please reply to the thread. Only legitimate posters/requests and one person per key, to give others a chance.
If not already taken, Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek would be up my alley.
 

BFG10K

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If not already taken, Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek would be up my alley.
PM has been sent.

One more game left, and it's really enjoyable. Only reason I'm giving it away is because I already own a copy.
 

kn51

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Egads, Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek is kicking our butts compared to other titles.

(Yeah, you can skip whenever you want, get hints, etc.) but this one seems a little nastier. Anyways, thank you for the key again.
 

Craig234

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How does game play work in these games?
The core of the games usually are that you are given a screen of graphics with 'hidden objects' to find, usually with a timer.

They have a story to the game that is a little more relevant than the story in a porn movie - it's there to add some enjoyment and support the game, but the main gameplay is the object searching.

They also sometimes add other types of 'mini games' for variety.

I haven't played that many, so there might be other gameplay. Pretty cheap to try one - try to get one by Artifex Mundi - and see if you like it.
 

BFG10K

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How does game play work in these games?
They usually have three parts:
  1. Graphic adventure using point & click and inventory objects to solve puzzles (e.g. use a sword to cut vegetation).
  2. Mini-games. They're extremely varied, for example a sliding puzzle in a stained glass window to put the pieces in the right place.
  3. Hidden objects. You get a list (or silhouettes) in a scene loaded with other objects, and you have to click them. Think "where's waldo?"
Just pick a random one from the bundle and watch a Youtube let's play.
 

PrincessFrosty

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www.frostyhacks.blogspot.com
How does game play work in these games?
Basically it's a 2d puzzle game, each area in the game is represented by a 2D screen which has objects of interest in it, some you can pick up and add to your invention, some you can interact with and some like doors take you to new areas which are different screens. Normally if you interact with a puzzle you get a separate puzzle screen pop up to do the puzzle on before you advance. It's very much like the very old puzzle games Myst except targeted at much lower end of the puzzle spectrum so that most people can play easily and enjoy. You also sometimes get hidden object screens which are crammed with 100's of items and you have to pick out specific parts.

I agree with Iron Woode, the Nightmares From the Deep series is one of the better ones IMO and one of the ones I started on. They're just cheap and cheerful bits of fun, not a big time commitment and will exercise your brain a bit but not stress you out.
 

kn51

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I "think" I have some valid duplicate Artifex Steam keys if someone wants to try. No guarantees but if it works then I have a few more to share.

I'll start with the first Nightmares of the Deep. PM if you want it.
 

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