Pleurghburg: Dark Ages

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Pleurghburg: Dark Ages is a crime investigation game made by GASPOP software. It is the winner of many of the first AGS Awards, Pleughburg is famous for many things:

  • Being very hard to spell
  • Even harder to pronounce
  • A very good game
  • The infamous "keys down the back of the sofa" puzzle
  • Being cited as an example of a good adventure game depite having not-so-hot graphics
  • One of the longest-awaited sequels to an AGS game of all time which is still to arrive...

Plot

The story starts in a city called Pleurghburg and set in the very near future, where the city replaced the ordinary police with the Police detective agency (PDA), that contains only detectives to solve crimes, and so crime rate dropped 50%.

The main character, Jake McUrk, is a PDA Investigator, is sent by his boss one day to investigate reported screams in the morgue. Convinced that it's a false alarm, Jake was unaware that he'll be investigating horrible murders made by a serial killer and some evidences indicate the involvement of a secret organization.

Te game lies in a size of 5,2 MB and has four possible endings

Rating

The game was rated "Mature" because of the offensive language and the extreme graphic violence represented in the murdered victims. It didn't contain nude scenes.

Reviews

It was reviewed in Abandonia Reloaded by editor DeathDude, and gave commendation to story and music, and gave it 5/5 score. Pleurghbug @Reloaded

Audrey Wells reviewed it for Just Adventure in January 2002, and gave A rating to the music and the story, and gave A+ to the gameplay, yet she she gave the graphics a moderate rating at C. Overall the game recieved A rating. Pleurghburg in Just Adventure

It was reveiwed by Artman in the Czech website Freegame.cz and gave it 77/100. He praised the theme and length and nonlinearity, though he gave weak mention to the graphics.Pleurghburg at freegames.cz

It was reviewed in Game Hippo and recieved 70/100. However the review is now lost.

Awards

  • Best Game - Won
  • Best Gameplay - Won
  • Best Story - Won
  • Best Player Character (Jake McUrk) - Nominated
  • Best Animation - Nominated
  • Best Music - Won
  • Best Sound Effects - Nominated
  • Best Scripting - Won
  • Best AGS Documentation - Nominated

references

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AGS Awards for Pleurghburg: Dark Ages
Inaugural Best Game

in the year 2001

Succeeded by

Kings Quest 2 VGA

Inaugural Best Gameplay

in the year 2001

Succeeded by

6 Day Assassin

Inaugural Best Story

in the year 2001

Succeeded by

Kings Quest 2 VGA

Inaugural Best Progamming

in the year 2001

Succeeded by

Kings Quest 2 VGA

Inaugural Best Music

in the year 2001

Succeeded by

Kings Quest 2 VGA