September 12, 2012 in Gaming (E)
[prMac.com] Voronezh, Russian Federation - Rainbow Games today is excited to announce Odysseus: Long Way Home Version 1.2 for OS X, a hidden object, puzzle, adventure game in which players travel through the 7 chapters of Homer's The Odyssey as they have never been experienced before. Odysseus' epic adventure to return home will force players to use logic and skill to navigate the most perilous of adventures, including shipwrecks on mysterious islands, infiltration of the Trojan's stronghold, and even a journey across the River Styx into the underworld. Along the way, players can collect tools, riches, and even gifts from the Gods to aid in Odysseus' adventure.
At the start of each chapter, players are given a task, which they must accomplish by navigating Odysseus' world. Tasks vary from creating a fire to worshiping the Gods, to cooking dinner for the Cyclops, to rescuing Odysseus' friends. In order to complete each task, players must complete several hidden object games, solve logic puzzles, and build items, such as bridges and the Trojan horse. Various tools, such as water jugs, swords, and keys, hidden throughout each level, aid players in completing each task. Players will come across different mythological characters at each level, some who want to help Odysseus and others who aim to sabotage, attack, or even eat him.
At the start of the game, players may choose between an easy or difficult setting, which only differs based on the amount of time players have to solve puzzles before help is given. Hints and helpful direction are available throughout the game from the Medusa statue in the bottom right hand corner. In between each level, players can choose to watch a scene, which gives Odysseus his task for that level. Players can enjoy a break between levels as these scenes present new characters each time, from Athena to Helios, as well as high quality animated backgrounds, such as stormy oceans and breathtaking sunsets.
* Brilliant graphics, including soaring eagles, floating clouds, and ominous fog
* Realistic sound effects, such as rushing ocean waves, chirping birds, and crackling fires
* 7 distinct chapters and missions, ranging from winning the Gods' favor to constructing the Trojan horse
* Greek mythological characters, including Athena, Agamemnon, and Helios
* Logic games and puzzles, such as piecing together the hidden fragments of Athena's parchment to Odysseus
Rainbow Games was created by Victor Niculin and Andrey Mesheryakov in 2010. This small, dedicated team of game developers is committed to creating games like Odysseus: Long Way Home, that present creative, mythological worlds for players to explore.
"Odysseus: Long Way Home is exactly the kind of game we hoped to create here at Rainbow Games," stated Andrey Mesheryakov. "We wanted to create a game that forced players to use logic, solve puzzles, and find hidden objects all within a beautifully-designed and mythologically-inspired world. The story of Homer's The Odyssey seemed like the perfect setting for an exciting adventure game."
* OS X 10.6 or later
* 413 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Odysseus: Long Way Home 1.2 is $4.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available on request.
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