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The Samaritan Paradox

by Faravid Interactive

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File size: 85 MB
Downloaded: 1,720 times
Graphics: 320x200, 16-bit color
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19 Apr 2014
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Short Game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium Length Game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
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Bad LanguageOccasional, mild
ViolenceOccasional, mild


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About this game

A writer has died. His daughter seeks the help of you, Ord Salomon, to find his secret last novel. During the search, questions will emerge. Did her father really kill himself? What is the secret novel all about? What is going on at the island of Fardo? Crack codes, decipher secrets & find a lost fortune in this exciting adventure for Windows PC.
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AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Game Created with AGS 2014 2014

Nominated, Best Writing 2014

Nominated, Best Gameplay 2014

Nominated, Best Puzzles 2014

Nominated, Best Background Art 2014

Nominated, Best Character Art 2014

Nominated, Best Animation 2014

Nominated, Best Music & Sound 2014

Nominated, Best Voice Work 2014

Nominated, Best Programming 2014

AGS Panel Review

"The Samaritan Paradox is a game with a story cleverly split into a real-world, Gothemburg-based thriller and a medieval fairy tale. The graphics are nice low-res backgrounds with good animations and together with great music provide a dense atmosphere. The story is interesting and the characters have all their own agendas with a dynamic dialog system that allows diving deeper into the various personalities. The most noteable aspect of the game are the puzzles which appear in a wide range of types and are challanging, yet fair and rewarding.
However, the general lack of responses to actions as well as several technical glitches make this game a bit rough around the edges for a commercial release."

4 people commented on this game (newest first):

I'd been looking forward to TSP for a long time and it didn't disappoint. It's a very smart adventure with mature themes but still very fun to play. The characters are believable, the writing is strong and the puzzles are pitch-perfect. The decision to use two totally differing art styles for the two different settings was a nice touch and you can tell a lot of love and effort went into those backgrounds.

A very strong game and one you really should play if you have the chance.
2014-09-19 16:12:03 by Stupot
A solid adventure game, some good puzzles. I enjoyed the book sections much more than the real-life sections, which sometimes felt a bit forced to me. There were quite a lot of missing interactions but I think these have probably been fixed (I had an early review copy). The plot was interesting but I wasn't convinced by the plot twist at the end.
2014-08-21 12:17:42 by CaptainD
Really great game. Interesting plot with twists and turns, nice atmospheric surroundings and graphics. Original puzzles. I'd recommend this
2014-08-20 15:27:47 by shaun9991
I am enthusiastic. very nice plot, the subject treated well in various aspects, thanks to the subtitles I could appreciate every dialogue, (let me emphasize that I lose a lot of videogames '' only'' because they are not translated , in italian)
I believe it has a good gameplay does not get bored and has a good pace.
be recommended.
2014-07-08 21:05:40 by Yol
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