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Donald Dowell and the Ghost of Barker Manor

by AprilSkies

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File size: 107 MB
Downloaded: 4,401 times
Graphics: 800x600, 32-bit color
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18 Dec 2013
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Donald Dowell is a nice old man in his eighties, retired for many years. Donald s life, except for his "intolerable" wife, is quiet. But Donald feels empty. He has the socalled retiree's syndrome : he s bored to death! The only way to cure his boredom is TO GO BACK TO WORK. After many hours spent in his city, trying to get hired for various jobs, he finally finds his calling: to be a GHOSTBUSTER! Donald will try to become Bob Delano s assistant (the most famous occult detective in Ireland), be involved in the investigation of Barker Manor and, hopefully, solve the mystery. Game-Play Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6rPzIC-1h8 Bulgarian Edition Available here: http://adventurersbg.info/catalog/game/893-donald-dowell-and-the-ghost-of-barker-manor
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English Localization
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AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Game Created with AGS for 2013 2013

Nominated, Best Original Story 2013

Nominated, Best Dialogue Writing 2013

Nominated, Best Player Character 2013

Nominated, Best Gameplay 2013

Nominated, Best Puzzles 2013

Nominated, Best Background Art 2013

Nominated, Best Character Art 2013

Nominated, Best Animation 2013

Nominated, Best Music 2013

Nominated, Best Sound Effects 2013

Nominated, Best Programming 2013

16 people commented on this game (newest first):

Pros: A well polished, full length game. Nice art finished with a high resolution. Lots of colourful characters and locations.
Cons: The non-linear style of gameplay and story often left me with no clear sense of direction making it very difficult to proceed.
2016-05-18 05:36:55 by Two Tales
Other than a lack of response for many interactions it was fairly good.
2015-02-09 08:48:41 by mkennedy
Adventure Game with medium / hard puzzles with a captivating script with a intelligent humor! The main character is charismatic and very original (a "je ne sais quoi" between Woody Allen and Milhouse Van Houten).

The tributes brighten this game! At various moments during the game numerous references are presented, some more explicit and others more discreet. There are from great writers (Joyce, Kafka, E. Hemingway, Jonathan Swift...), some classic games of Point n´Click (especially titles of LucasArts), TV series of the 80s and some more older (Abbot and Costello/Laurel and Hardy).

There are also for characters of comics (Marvel, DC ...) but in the sequential art, one in particular caught my attention: that was made to Tiziano Sclavi/Sergio Bonelli and two characters of his most famous works. This was Very nice!
2014-12-11 19:25:55 by I<3Pindorama!
A beautiful looking game with interesting characters, lovely animations, interesting story, this game has it all. Well worth playing!
2014-09-24 15:36:52 by NickyNyce
This is a really great game which I really enjoyed playing.
2014-06-05 20:45:52 by Michael2968
Nice game. The Donald's character is fantastic and original. You must play this adventure game!
2014-05-05 09:39:12 by millennium2k
English Solution on bottom half of page below:

2014-01-13 02:42:02 by donkeymilk
Absolutely wonderful game! A very charming protagonist with an artfully crafted world for him to toddle through.

The laughs come thick and fast, the plot is intriguing, and the graphics and animations are highly detailed and slickly professional.

I cannot recommend this game higher. For me it ranks right up there with all the classic old LucasArts titles.

Get it or regret it!
2014-01-10 22:59:02 by Mandle
Donald Dowell has great visuals, great humour, good cartoon character personalities of both the protagonist and the NPCs. The story is engaging and entertaining and the game is a perfect length.

For the most part, the puzzles are well designed and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend playing this game.
2014-01-03 18:32:43 by Shadow1000
A truly excellent first game. Intelligent puzzles, superb art style, well chosen music. The only real downer for me was missing interactions, but still a terrific game.
2013-12-30 19:35:46 by CaptainD
Thanks for this nice funny game
2013-12-23 13:41:43 by peter
Donald Dowell and the Ghost of Barker Manor is finally out in its full ENGLISH version! Enjoy it!.
2013-12-17 22:46:10 by AprilSkies
"Full english version will be ready before the end of the year."


So it has been said and so it shall be done!
2013-12-11 14:56:21 by Mandle
The game is having a good success in Italy and it is currently being localized to english !!!Full game will be localized by the translation team Rum Corp(se) Localisation Pro (http://rumcorpse.wix.com/rum-corpse-localisation/apps/blog/donald-dowell-and-the-ghost-of-barker), composed of the talented Italian girls Claudia Mucavero e Marialuisa Ruggiero, authors of the excellent Italian localization of game "The Marionette" (made with AGS - http://www.teameffigy.com/).Full english version will be ready before the end of the year.
2013-08-20 10:25:28 by AprilSkies
The game will be soon available in italian langiage (I think in 2 or 3 weeks - we are testing!). Then we will start the translation in english (I don't know how much it will take). it will be Freeware!
2013-04-21 09:08:09 by AprilSkies
I think this was a good demo and I am looking forward to playing the full game.
2013-04-08 12:49:16 by Michael2968
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