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The Grim Legends series from Artifex Mundi can now be found on GOG

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GOG and Artifex Mundi are working together again, as today the Grim Legends series became available to grab from GOG with Linux builds.

As expected from Artifex Mundi, all three games in the series The Forsaken Bride, Song of the Dark Swan and The Dark City have some exceptionally beautiful scenes. For those who've never played them, they're hidden object adventure games that have a story to follow along.

Check out the trailer from the first game, to understand a little more:

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GOG provided me with a key for them and so I decided to actually check them out. Quite different to what I had expected, with animated scenes while you're hunting for items to solve puzzles. I rarely play hidden object games but this was impressive.

Pretty clever too actually, a good mix of beautiful artwork with simple animations. There's a pretty decent variety to the puzzles too, some of them actually made me stop and think for a while.

You can find these on GOG now:

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Comandante Ñoñardo 20 December 2018 at 12:01 am UTC
Perfect! The kind of games that my mother play... And We use the same Linux machine.
nullzero 20 December 2018 at 12:26 am UTC
I kind of happen to have one of those games lingering on the steam account from a bundle and for the first time, after reading your review Liam, I am actually am tempeted to play it.

Maybe it's one of those "don't judge the book by it's cover" scenarios.
Segata Sanshiro 20 December 2018 at 1:58 am UTC
nullzeroI kind of happen to have one of those games lingering on the steam account from a bundle and for the first time, after reading your review Liam, I am actually am tempeted to play it.

Maybe it's one of those "don't judge the book by it's cover" scenarios.
nullzeroI kind of happen to have one of those games lingering on the steam account from a bundle and for the first time, after reading your review Liam, I am actually am tempeted to play it.

Maybe it's one of those "don't judge the book by it's cover" scenarios.

They're really a great deal of fun, they're a guilty pleasure of mine. I pick up a couple whenever they're dirt cheap.

That said, I think you can judge them by their cover because you get pretty much what you expect in terms of quality, though the entertainment value is probably a lot higher than you'd expect. I do find quite a lot of comedic value in some of the cut scenes and voice acting and there's a lot of "drinking game material" (take drink each time you have to collect X amount of objects to open some convoluted lock or have to use smelling salts to wake someone up) but they're fun and you get your money's worth in play time.

There's really a whole cottage industry built around these games, with Artifex Mundi pumping out 4 or so per month through various obscure Polish game studios.

If I could ever be bothered or knew how, I'd livestream playing some of these games because they really deserve some sort of cult following. I already have my own fan theories that these games all take place in the same universe and the female protagonist is actually the same person, possibly a time traveler.
Tuxgamer 20 December 2018 at 11:11 am UTC
What is we already have them on steam, maybe a gog connect will happen
Pit 20 December 2018 at 12:15 pm UTC
Thanks for the info! Will check them out.

But my wish for Xmas/New Year: Don't use DRM tag on DRM-free games.....
liamdawe 20 December 2018 at 12:27 pm UTC
PitThanks for the info! Will check them out.

But my wish for Xmas/New Year: Don't use DRM tag on DRM-free games.....
Ho ho ho that was a wee bit of a mess up. Fixed
Nezchan 20 December 2018 at 1:40 pm UTC
Segata Sanshiro
nullzeroI kind of happen to have one of those games lingering on the steam account from a bundle and for the first time, after reading your review Liam, I am actually am tempeted to play it.

Maybe it's one of those "don't judge the book by it's cover" scenarios.
nullzeroI kind of happen to have one of those games lingering on the steam account from a bundle and for the first time, after reading your review Liam, I am actually am tempeted to play it.

Maybe it's one of those "don't judge the book by it's cover" scenarios.

They're really a great deal of fun, they're a guilty pleasure of mine. I pick up a couple whenever they're dirt cheap.

That said, I think you can judge them by their cover because you get pretty much what you expect in terms of quality, though the entertainment value is probably a lot higher than you'd expect. I do find quite a lot of comedic value in some of the cut scenes and voice acting and there's a lot of "drinking game material" (take drink each time you have to collect X amount of objects to open some convoluted lock or have to use smelling salts to wake someone up) but they're fun and you get your money's worth in play time.

There's really a whole cottage industry built around these games, with Artifex Mundi pumping out 4 or so per month through various obscure Polish game studios.

If I could ever be bothered or knew how, I'd livestream playing some of these games because they really deserve some sort of cult following. I already have my own fan theories that these games all take place in the same universe and the female protagonist is actually the same person, possibly a time traveler.

The protagonist of The Secret Order 3 literally is a time traveller, so you're probably on to something there.
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