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Tomes: Layne's Discovery

by Domithan

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File size: 35.2 MB
Downloaded: 934 times
Graphics: 320x200, 32-bit color
Operating System(s):

Windows

Game Genre:
Contemporary
Game Type:
Investigative
Story Type:
Original
Release Date:
23 Mar 2014
AGS Panel Rating:
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Player Rating:
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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
Non-adventure game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
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Content advisory:
Bad LanguageMild
SexNone
ViolenceStrong
Language(s):

English

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6 people have rated this game so far:
Visual:
77%
Immersion:
87%
Puzzles & Pacing:
97%
Overall Enjoyment:
87%

About this game

Tomes: Layne's Discovery, is a relatively short (took beta testers between 45 minutes and 2 hours) and story-driven game that revolves around a young man with a litany of personal problems. Through investigations and a fair amount of seeing his way through internal crises, Layne eventually stumbles upon the Tomes, and a new mystery begins.
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Scripting, Story, Art, Some Music
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AGS Panel Review

"Layne's discovery is (hopefully) the first in a series of investigative adventures from Domithan. It's a good all round shortish game with some lovely touches, a fun deduction system and a decent level of polish."

4 people commented on this game (newest first):

I really enjoyed this game. I kept me curious, wanting to know more, and the deductions part was intresting. I absolutly recomend this!

I'm usually a sucker for graphics, but this kept me hooked even though I felt it was lacking visually.
2015-01-21 23:51:03 by Lasca
Despite a few glitches, this is a really super game. The clue deduction system is well done and the story is quite scary. I look forward to more from Layne.
2014-09-11 14:33:12 by Stupot
A very nicely designed Sherlock Holmes style puzzle design based on deduction. The game is quite enjoyable aesthetically. Story is great, except the fact that a lot of things are left unexplained and the game ends on a cliffhanger. Can't wait to play the next installment! :)
2014-08-31 18:09:12 by Ibispi
This game is the first part in a new series called "Tomes". The first part opens with a couple interesting characters and events, but it ends abruptly before we learn much. There's a hook into the next parts, but in my opinion it came too soon.

The graphics are good and the author obviously added a lot of polish. The music and sound effects are well fitting and the sound editing was flawless. The interface had a nice feeling to it, and because of that, it played better than most other adventure games.

The investigative game mechanics have a lot of potential, but I got the feeling that the crime scenes were too short and simple. Layne was obviously learning a lot more about the crime than I was, which I guess makes him the player, not me.

The game is worth playing and I'm looking forward to the following installments.
2014-05-17 05:44:54 by jkohen
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