Description

Two royal knights, Edmund and Randall Ulmer, are tricked into a conspiracy against the crown. Pursued by the royal guard and ruthless conspirators, the brothers embark on a dangerous journey that will uncover the kingdom's shameful secrets, restore the honor of the Ulmer family and change their fate forever.

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Many years ago, the prince of Griffinvale fell in love with a poor girl and - against his father's wishes - married her. The king, unable to reconcile himself with the hopeless union, sent his son on a crusade and, in his absence, drove his young wife out of the castle. The king had counted on the fact that the prince would eventually forget about her, but his plans were ruined when his heir died in battle, and the prince’s beloved wife gave birth to a child and died in confinement. After the death of his son, the king sank into mourning, and the future of the royal line was thrown into uncertainty. The royal court was overrun with ambitions and conspiracies, from which a group of people loyal to the fallen prince decided to hide his descendant. As the royal knight Edmund Ulmer, try to find the missing heir and help him regain his crown and retake the throne of Griffinvale!

• Visit 38 mysterious locations in Griffinvale!
• Solve 30 Minigames and Puzzles to find the crown!
• Meet 10 members of the royal court!
• Find 40 collectibles and earn 18 achievements!
• Continue playing the bonus adventure "Act of Deceit"!

Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Too short

Dusty653

Normally I would give your games 5 stars but first I was disappointed that males were the hero’s, I prefer females. But the reason I gave it only 3 stars is because it cost a lot and was very short. Have noticed all your games are getting short. Used to really love cause they lasted for a while.

Very Disappointed

Pamikins4561

I was excited to play a new game from Artifex, this game was awful. Don’t waste time or money on this one. And six dollars is a crime

The "Makers": "Doesn't Rise To The Occasion!"

KimTwilight69

This developer has created a decent production — an interesting storyline, beautiful artwork, and entertaining gameplay. It's a breath of fresh air to play from a male's perspective, which is a seldom opportunity. It's relieving to me that I am not in pursuit of and stalked by a faceless, hooded supernatural entity, with red-piercing eyes and razor-sharp fangs. Instead, this intriguing plot takes us back to the medieval ages, to a kingdom whose royal glory is in jeopardy due to acts of betrayal, conspiracy, remorse, murder, and revenge. Along this journey, you will encounter almost-all-male characters whose appearances fit the time period: steel armored knights, carrying swords and wearing helmets.

The environments appropriately represent the medieval times: ambushed villages, tarnished by the disturbing sights of the dead bodies of knights, killed in battle, as they lay strewn across the grounds; high-rise fortresses, surrounding the towns, with cobble-stone streets winding around, and rivers flowing through the gate-like moats; narrow underground tunnels, leading to prison cells — hiding the skeletal remains of tortured victims — and to torture chambers containing gruesome devices.

The graphics are mostly well-textured and crisp, with keen attention to the many fine details. The special effects — occasional haunting howls and falling rain — add a suspenseful edge.

The gameplay delivers an even balance between HOSs and puzzles. The varied HOSs are creative and sometimes story-driven. I like the map scene in which you use a magnifying glass to zoom up on different areas on the map to find items within each area. The assorted puzzles are thematically rendered; most are too simple for my taste — a continuing trend from this developer. I'm not a fan of repetitive puzzles, but I like the recycled one in this game. The collectibles will morph, so you need to glance around the scenes for several moments to discover them. I have not encountered any glitches; gameplay is smooth.

Now come the drawbacks. The entire game is offensively short, even with the bonus chapter. I like taking my time while playing, avoiding skipping puzzles — which is typically unnecessary in this publisher's games due to their simplicity — and refraining from using hints. When I finished the game, I felt like I had just started it; therefore, the length of the game does not justify the hefty price of the game. Furthermore, I remember seeing a singular "worthy-to-be-counted" female character in the entire game — the Queen. This is a male-dominated game, thus detracting from overall character diversity. For these two reasons, my true rating is 3.5 stars; however, I can't forgive the ridiculous price of the game for the unacceptable length of playtime, and hence the 3-star rating.

Information

Seller
Artifex Mundi S.A.
Size
1.2 GB
Category
Games
Compatibility
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Copyright
© 2018 Artifex Mundi
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
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Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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