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by Pinback

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26 Feb 2011
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Short game (can be completed within 30 minutes)
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
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About this game

MAGS entry - 'Submerged'. A very short, but pretty, game.

AGS Panel Review

"Very short but compelling experience with great atmosphere."

17 people commented on this game (newest first):

A really awesome game. It takes like 10 minutes or so to finish, but it's a MAGS entry. The level of polish is extreme, and it features nice voice-acting and graphics.
2020-02-11 20:15:57 by Dualnames
Really great game, even though it's very short. Graphics are beautiful, puzzles not too hard. Definitely worth a download.
2020-02-11 20:15:57 by Yamiko (Yamipanda)
The atmosphere this game has is just incredible. Everything is so convincing and dense. Pinbacks distinctive style is all over the place. A game you have to experience.
The puzzles are very conservative and apparently the game is very short and you should definitely take this time!
2020-02-11 20:15:57 by mode7
An incredible looking and sounding game, with a superb overall production quality. The only downside is, that the game is very short and light on puzzles, relying more on simply trying to find the small objects that blend into the background a bit too easily, downgrading the hardest part of the game into finding a small dark object from a big dark background.

Overall a very much recommendable experience that gives the player very little to complain about!
2020-02-11 20:15:57 by WHAM
Once again, impressive visuals! The only thing I didn't like about it, is that some objects were hard to find. The puzzles were solid and overall it's a nice, short, athmospheric game.
2020-02-11 20:15:57 by Helme
Impressive MAGS game. The visuals are stunning and the atmosphere is great. The puzzles are rather easy and the game is short, but it's well worth the time.
2020-02-11 20:15:57 by Matti (matti)
Short, visually perfect and good fun :) Wait, is that Grundy's voice? :D
2020-02-11 20:15:57 by Anonymous (m0ds)
way too short! but good.
2020-02-11 20:15:57 by ray (digitalray)
Great entertainment, classic Pinback stuff is this!
2020-02-11 20:15:57 by m0ds
Hey, nice Mags game!

This game has speech in it, nice difficulty, nice atmosphere. Tad on the short side, even for a Mags game, but as quite a few people have said, worth a download :)
2020-02-11 20:15:57 by Andy
Really great game, even though it's very short. Graphics are beautiful, puzzles not too hard. Definitely worth a download.
2020-02-11 20:15:57 by Yamiko (Yamipanda)
A very atmospheric (if short) underwater adventure. High quality production values and solid puzzles. Jules Verne would be proud.
2020-02-11 20:15:57 by Ascovel
cute little game :)
2017-11-21 17:10:16 by charly
Amazing short adventure!
2016-11-02 00:08:13 by mercenario
Good quality short game. Nice sound and visuals. A little glitch with hotspots not showing after inventory opened until you click a mouse button. Overall good stuff. Worth a play.
2016-04-08 15:12:45 by Two Tales
yes it's by the artist who went on to do Primordia.
2014-03-09 06:16:09 by xlynx
This reminds me of Primordia pc game.
Are they related in any way?
Is their a walkthrough?
2013-06-16 16:23:46 by donkeymilk
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