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SOL

by Helm (with help from Sylpher)

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File size: 1.3 MB
Downloaded: 7,969 times
Graphics: 320x200, 16-bit color

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Operating System(s):
Windows
Game Genre:
Sci-Fi
Game Type:
Drama
Story Type:
Original
Release Date:
11 Jan 2002
AGS Panel Rating:
(help)
Player Rating:
Medium length game
Short game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium length game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full length game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
MAGS game Monthly AGS competition entry
Non-adventure game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
Joke game You know when it fits this category ;)
Demo Unfinished games / commercial games
Training game Games made just to try out AGS
Newly added games Not yet categorised
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Public Opinion

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9 people have rated this game so far:
Visual:
80%
Immersion:
73%
Puzzles & Pacing:
58%
Overall Enjoyment:
69%

About this game

SOL is the fifth adventure game by me, Helm, and the second one that has any serious obligation towards the person downloading it to be an enjoyable gaming experience. The setting this time is confined sci-fi, toppled with the omni-present selective amnesia cliche. Download and see.

AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Game Created with AGS 2001

Nominated, Best Story in an AGS Game 2001

Nominated, Best Room Art in an AGS Game 2001

Nominated, Best Character Art in an AGS Game 2001

Nominated, Best Animation in an AGS Game 2001

Nominated, Best Music in an AGS Game 2001

AGS Panel Review

"Stark graphics, nicely animated in places. Very atmospheric, but muddy gameplay. Fun in places, but ultimately a letdown. "

8 people commented on this game (newest first):

Very nice game. It has nice atmosfere that kept me playing it to the end. Really nicely done!
2015-04-25 08:03:56 by CNC_Acolythe
Sadly no winsetup.exe.
2009-01-16 17:11:01 by azerty
Try here: http://atticwindow.adventuredevelopers.com/
2005-06-18 14:07:34 by Erenan
Download's not working. Nor is the site. Nor is http://www.sylpher.com/helm/
2004-06-21 12:10:51 by Ozwalled
This is one of the most beautiful games I've played, but it olnly gives a glimpse of the magic of Stavropolous.
2003-01-11 05:07:44 by LasNaranjas
'Sol' is the name of our solar system. I can't believe people don't know that.

Superb game, if a little heavy on the ags community references, but that doesn't detract from the game if you don't get them, and if you do, more power to you!

Sweet intro, sweet graphics, sweet game.
2002-11-27 04:50:13 by Esseb
does sol mean sattelite of love(mst3k)
2002-11-17 18:22:16 by peter
SOL is a very solemn and atmospheric game, as well as beautiful.
I would like to compare it with Aaron's epic journey; both are mysterious, completely original and way too short.
2002-09-15 05:58:01 by Andail
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