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The Garden of Hades

by Elen Heart (elentgirl)

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File size: 1209.2 MB
Downloaded: 660 times
Graphics: 800x600, 8-bit (256 col)
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8 Aug 2021
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This game features voice acting.

About this game

The Garden of Hades is a surreal first-person adventure in which you have to save the soul of a woman held by Hades, the ancient god of the dead, by navigating five very different settings: a little girl's dream, a young woman's psychedelic trip, a comic book journey into space, a pack of Tarot cards in a puppet theatre, and a detective story concerning a China

There are many challenges that you must overcome before the final confrontation with Hades himself. If you dare, step into The Garden of Hades!

If you need help playing the game, I have written a walkthrough, which can be downloaded from my website.
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AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Freeware Game Created with AGS 2021

AGS Panel Review

"Very polished game with good graphics, music, sound and technical solutions. The story may seem a bit contrived, but first and foremost, this game plays like a large collection of puzzles of many kinds. While these may vary in execution and difficulty, the sheer scope of it is impressive. A slight drawback is the linear gameplay."

2 people commented on this game (newest first):

This is an impressive game in the tradition of Myst or The 7th Guest. Fans of such games should definitely check this one out. Graphics, music and presentation is top notch. The storyline is deliberately vague, allowing for the game to change styles completely between chapters as the player explores different metaphorical landscapes through a woman's life. The puzzles are many and varied, though they are in the style of Myst, probably appealing especially to puzzle purists. Don't expect inventory puzzles or dialogue trees, but sliders, mazes, jigsaws, maths, riddles, codes and even action sequences. Some of the puzzles were too hard for me, so expect a challenge and keep the walkthrough handy.

And at least play until you see the teddy bear rock band! It's hilarious!
2021-09-30 06:47:13 by heltenjon
Another brilliant production from Elentgirl. Artwork is exceptional as we have come to expect, coding is bug-free, animation is sublime and the storyline is interesting and enthralling. The puzzles are cryptic and not at all obvious. The monad puzzle found me wondering about what actually was required, though I felt let down by the power modulators puzzle which seemed just a random try-anything-until-it-works with no clue as to cause and effect. Apparently there is a walkthrough on the game's website, but there are enough clues in the game to not need it. A great game, probably my pick of 2021. (so far)

2021-08-24 06:45:53 by Wiggy
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