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The Uncertainty Machine

by ratracer

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File size: 19.6 MB
Downloaded: 31,070 times
Graphics: 640x400, 16-bit color
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12 Jan 2003
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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
Non-Adventure Game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
Joke Game You know when it fits this category ;)
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About this game

In a near future, in a unnamed city of the western world,you play Susan Gant, young and curious newspaper reporter. After a slow start, she will begin to unravel a plot with several "factions" involved on a search for a power that may totally change society. Note1: the game is still available at my site so get it here: http://www.freewebs.com/ratracer/The Uncertainty Machine.zip or here: http://www.reloaded.org/redirect.php?GID=203 Note2: I wonder if there is still anyone playing my only game; if there is and wants to drop me a line, you're more than welcome: send an email to gatogorka at gmail.com (don´t forget to change the " at " by @) thanks, all!

AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Game Created with AGS for 2003 2003

Nominated, Best Story in an AGS Game 2003

Nominated, Best Dialogue Scripting in an AGS Game 2003

Nominated, Best Gameplay in an AGS Game 2003

Nominated, Best Puzzles in an AGS Game 2003

Nominated, Best Room Art in an AGS Game 2003

Nominated, Best Character Art in an AGS Game 2003

Nominated, Best Scripting in an AGS Game 2003

18 people commented on this game (newest first):

I have only now just unearthed this AGS classic and played it through from start to finish in a 7 hour sitting.

I was looking for an AGS game that would match the gameplay and story of other past favorites and well: I got lucky and found one in this game.

The game provides fun puzzles, characters that you can care about, and an ever-escalating plot that takes you from a mundane existance on and on to potentially becoming...

OOPS!!! Almost got into spoiler territory there...

AWESOME GAME!!! Get it or regret it!
2015-11-01 11:46:26 by Mandle

That's the new hub of the Underdogs. Fringer had a lot of trouble, but it looks like she's made a great comeback.
2009-05-09 03:48:58 by strife_leonheart
I must say i was a bit disappointed with this game.
While the graphics was quite well drawn i found the enviroments lifeless and the animations to be almost nonexistent. Dialouge was also pretty boring and colourless. Puzzles were a mixed bag. Some of them i liked but other were quite obscure and seemed to be throw into the game just for the sake of having puzzles.
overall, not a bad game but not that great either.
2006-07-18 11:49:14 by accolyte
Hi, I'd really like to play this game, but I can't figure out how to navigate to it on underdogs. Please help!
2006-04-27 20:43:13 by Doug (dougiedevil)
I loved this game and would recommend it to anyone who loves adventure games!
2005-01-29 21:40:04 by Desiree Ann Watson
Is there anywhere that I can download this game?
2004-09-10 05:57:07 by PurpleMouse
I really liked this game! The storyline is outstanding, the dialogues are very detailed. I liked the different endings and the fact that there is no typical happy-ending.
The graphics sometimes look strange and lifeless (a strange mix of raytraced rooms/objects and traditonal 2D-backgrounds) and the music got on my nerves after a while.
But the excellent story and puzzles make it one of the best AGS-games!
2004-07-21 06:33:22 by Denis
That easily one of the best adventure games I ever played! I really liked the plot with the scientific background, the sympathetic and credible characters, and also the graphics. It just all fits together.

Two thumbs up!
2004-04-20 02:55:57 by Isegrim
In my opinion, this is the best adventure game made with AGS! Everything was just great! Absolutely fabolous game!
2004-03-01 05:37:52 by Minimi
The main things that stood out for me were the story and interface. This game is a good example of a nicely twisted story, a nice contrast to the typical find-the-treasure or defeat-the-bad-guy "plots." The interface was also well above standard with a simple left or right-click. As for the graphics, they good good, but I found the combination of photographs, 2d art, and 3d rendering rather annoying. Also, the endless elevator music was just... painful. Don't get me wrong, I love piano music, but after hearing the same "soothing" tune over and over I started feeling sick. I can see why these songs were chosen (after all, that's the kind of music played in the background of buildings) but for some inexplicable reason the music aggravated me.
2003-12-22 19:29:19 by The Weird Sir
Meh. Not that great. The graphics are mediocre at best, the plot is just confusing and makes no sense, and the dialogue is simply awful. Boring boring boring.
2003-10-16 17:15:23 by Unimpressed Player
Fantastic game, with very little in it that made it anything less than an effort rivaling any pro game. Easily the best AGS full length game I've played to date. Kudos!
2003-10-09 14:58:28 by Ozwalled
wow...it's almost like it should have been one of those games i paid mucho bucks on a few years ago.....BRAVO man good job....if you ever want to work with me....i mean wow!
2003-08-05 06:32:55 by mech88
It's fantastic. It's like one of the good old fantastic PROFESSIONAL adventures, with a great atmosphere and haunting story. I love it.
2003-07-21 09:13:31 by Totoro
i can't think of anything else to say, but WOW!
meticulously done, i can't flaw it!
2003-07-09 17:08:13 by scarydan
This is a great game. It has
a) interesting characters
b) great story
c) great graphics

The only "bad" thing about this game is that it makes you feel jealous and humble. ;-)
Or maybe making such a game is just a goal to aspire. ;-)
2003-07-07 05:20:45 by straston
One word: Wow. This game blew me away. I couldn't quit playing it. I give it a "10".
2003-06-25 09:24:22 by volmel
why does this game have no comments? Why are there not thousands trumpeting praise for this game, which is top 10 all time material? Let me be the first
2003-06-20 10:07:12 by mr.panda
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