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Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle (DS) | review
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Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle | review
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Haunted hands-on | preview
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Adventures in Narrative: Home and The Thirty Nine Steps | feature
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The Walking Dead springs to life in first episode | news
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Zodiac Easter Special!
03/28/2013

From now until Sunday, March 31 you can take advantage of the Easter Special on Zodiac: hundreds of games at incredible prices, with 35%, 50%, 60% and 70% discount! Find out all the offers in the category Easter Special of our catalogue. And it's not over... For every game bought, you'll receive an Easter Egg!

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller
01/28/2013

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller Season Pass is now available for € 24,99 / $ 29.99.



The Season Pass grants you access to all four episodes as each one is released, plus an exclusive digital comic prequel as an added bonus.

From Phoenix Online Studios, the acclaimed developer behind The Silver Lining, Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller is a four part episodic game, engrossing narrative with truly evocative atmosphere. This chilling point-and-click adventure is a thought-provoking mystery following Erica Reed, a Boston-based FBI agent, haunted by the unsolved case of a serial killer who took her brother’s life.

Taking a turn for the strange, Erica investigates her mystery with the help of her post-cognition abilities – seeing an object’s past with a touch. What unravels is a much greater, much more complex and enigmatic thriller, as it becomes clear that someone knows Erica’s secrets.

Main features:
- The Season Pass grants you access to all four episodes as each one is released, plus an exclusive digital comic prequel as an added bonus
- Engrossing, Episodic Narrative – As a fully narrative-driven game, Erica’s story is rife with intrigue and suspense over four episodes of thrilling mystery. Supported by voiced narration, this story is truly engaging
- Fully-Realized Characters – A very talented cast of voice actors rounds out the diverse characters with complex motivations. Each new character makes the game that much more dynamic
- Mind-Bending Challenges – This game is easy to pick up and play, but it certainly doesn’t skimp out on the challenging aspects of puzzling. Uncovering clues and putting pieces together make for a trial of one’s intuition and savvy
- Stunning Art – The breathtaking, hand-drawn art evokes the mood of the narrative. Intrinsic to the atmosphere of the game, dark hues paint gruesome scenes vividly
- All-Star Dev Team – Developed by a true indie “dream team,” the lineup includes comics artist Romano Molenaar and renowned designer Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight, Gray Matter) lending her expertise to the story
- Your Choices Matter – Each episode features branching paths, different ways to be complete and solve key puzzles, ensuring different paths for Erica to take to solve the mystery

The first two episodes of the Cognition series - The Hangman and The Wise Monkey - are also available for € 7,99 / $ 9.99 each one.

Find your way out of the QUBE!
01/11/2013

QUBE is now available for € 9,99 / $ 14.99.



Set in a mysterious and abstract sterile environment, Q.U.B.E. (Quick Understanding of Block Extrusion) is a first-person puzzle game that challenges players to navigate each level by manipulating coloured cubes that surround them.

There's little to go on as the game begins - the player is dropped into an all-white room with few instructions, and simply has to figure their way out. The tone of game changes as the player finds small and big alterations to their environment.

Main features:
- A wonderful first-person puzzle game
- An original score, inviting each player to let their imagination take over as to where they might be
- Through experimentation and discovery, players will progress through an ever-evolving series of cube puzzles that will challenge them with logic, physics, platforming

Enter the lost world of Kairo
01/11/2013

Kairo is now available for € 5,99 / $ 7.99.



Enter the lost world of Kairo. Explore vast abandoned monuments. Bring strange and ancient machinery back to life. Slowly uncover the true purpose of Kairo and fulfil a great destiny.

Kairo is an atmospheric 3D exploration and puzzle solving game. Developed by Richard Perrin, the creator of The White Chamber.

Main features:
- Exploration - Travel through a strange world full of abstract architecture. Each room is unique so there's always something new to find
- Puzzle Solving - Repair ancient forgotten machinery to slowly bring the world back to life
- Enviromental Storytelling - Exposition without the traditional dialogue or text. The story of Kairo is told through the world itself. The things you find will slowly help you unravel the true purpose of this mysterious land
- Atmospheric Soundtrack - The music helps shape the land and will fill you with an equal measure of wonder and dread

Investigate with the Judge Dee in the medieval China!
12/12/2012

Judge Dee - The City God Case is now available for 9.99€ or 9.99$.
The demo version of the game is also available for free!



Judge Dee – The City God Case will immerse you into the medieval China, in the heart of a panting storyline, heavy and deep. Try to uncover the truth by investigating with the Judge Dee, magistrate and statesman of the Tang court.

Judge Dee, newly appointed magistrate of the Yiwang prefect, responding to an urgent plea, travels to an isolated town in his new jurisdiction where he finds much unrest.
The town’s chief official (Shizhang) was throwing a celebration in honor of his son’s birthday which happens to fall on a locally-revered sacred day. Despite many objections from both the township and his advisors, the Shizhang pressed on with the celebration.
But the festivities came to a sudden and violent end when his young son Shen, fell unconscious and became deathly ill for his birthday. From now on, people is brewing taking this as a City God’s curse. Judge Dee, not one to fall prey to unfounded superstitions, suspects foul play.

Main features:
- Judge Dee – The City God Case makes it to be immersive. It is possible to move easily/freely in a magnificent City, in the streets, in some apartments or shops and into the nature of this medieval China.
- Explore some splendid and faithfully sceneries, in which you will be led to discuss and interact with numbers of characters: shopkeepers, guards, dignitaries, beggars...
- Earn Dragon points by challenging the player of Go in a street of the city: the Dragon points will be helpful to get some advice when you try to solve puzzles.
- 40 locations to explore
- 30 hidden object scenes
- 25 puzzles to solve


 
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