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Tarthenia

by Anne Hemenway

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File size: 424 MB
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Graphics: 640x480, 32-bit color

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Operating System(s):
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Game Genre:
Fantasy
Story Type:
Original
Release Date:
1 Sep 2016
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Debbie Johnson thought her days of adventure were over. But when an evil warlock intervenes on behalf of his cousin, Esmeralda, she is whisked away to the island of Tarthenia. A place beyond the realm of imagination; where beauty and danger go hand in hand. And in order to save not only her life, but her sister’s as well, Debbie will have to use every ounce of ingenuity she possesses. Can she thwart the plans of a madman bent on revenge? Only time will tell….Tarthenia. Point and click interface 200+ rooms to explore Collect and combine inventory items Over 100 interesting characters to interact with Automatic restore points for death scenes Double-click to quickly maneuver to other rooms Non-linear puzzles 20+ hours of game play Walk-through available on download site. Alternate download site: http://www.mediafire.com/file/544pw181zunpb9x/Tarthenia.zip
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Anne Hemenway (AKA amanta4ray) other games, The Treasured Medallion, Echoes of the Past

3 people commented on this game (newest first):

You can see that there has been put much effort into the making of this game! A real plus is its length, several hours of gameplay, many non-linear puzzles and really lots of rooms to explore. The puzzles are logic, though I sometimes had to consult the walkthrough ;) All in all very recommended!
2018-07-07 19:38:12 by Lilalu
A really enjoyable game! Beautifully painted with great attention to detail, a lot of imaginative ideas and nice puzzles. Some of them were hard to figure out (for me at least) and I needed to use the walkthrough several times, but that didn't diminish my joy in playing this game.
Highly recommended!
2016-10-12 18:09:29 by inwaterinair
Quote from Shadow (Completed game forum)......

I finished this game a few days ago. I really enjoyed it and I want to recommend it to all. I am surprised that no one has played it and commented yet.

The game is well-designed and outstanding in all areas. One of my favourite parts of the game was the graphics. There are MANY rooms (more about this soon) and each one is just beautiful.

Second, I LOVE exploring! There are so many areas and rooms and they become more and more as you get through the game. I think that having such a huge game broken into smaller sections of 8-10 rooms each and navigating with a map is an excellent design choice. Some big games require WAY too much walking.

The story was good and developed at a nice pace. Nothing ground-breaking in terms of the story but it did develop in stages. In my opinion, a huge game should have a huge plot :) but in this case all the other strengths of the game worked well enough to make me overlook that.

The puzzles were pretty good. I had fun solving them. There's a good variety of puzzles ranging from dialogues to inventory puzzles with a lot of emphasis on picture puzzles and word puzzles. If these are your thing then you will really like this game. If not, then there are still a good range of puzzles and mini-games that there's something for everyone.

I do want to mention that I really needed the walkthrough a lot. I found myself completely stumped a lot and even when I used the walkthrough I found myself saying "huh? I would never have guessed that one". I have to confess that although I really enjoyed this game as much as I did, the fact that I found myself that stuck that often did diminish the fun I had playing.

Another thing that I wasn't crazy about is the dialogues. I can't put my finger on it but the way people talk in the game often just did not seem in character.

Over all, as I said, the game represents a huge effort over the course of a number of years and the result is great. I am looking forward to your next release!

SHADO
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2016-09-18 18:46:42 by amanta4ray
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