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The Cave

By Double Fine Productions, Inc.

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***Selected as one of the Mac App Store Best of 2013!***

"What might at first seem like a straightforward 2D puzzle-platformer is in fact a clever throwback to classic point-and-click adventures of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s."
(4 stars) - MacLife

"It is a very enjoyable brain teaser that attempts to push the boundaries of the genre in its own, mysterious way." (4 stars) - OneClickMac

The Cave is a new adventure game from Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert, and Double Fine Productions, the award-winning studio behind Psychonauts and Brütal Legend.

Assemble your team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, each with their own unique personalities and stories, then descend into the mysterious depths to explore locations including a subterranean amusement park and a medieval castle, not to mention a fully armed and ready-to-launch nuclear tipped ICBM. The Cave awaits.

Key Features:

Seamlessly Spelunk – Explore a ginormous completely seamless cave-world presented in astounding cross-section that will blow... your... mind.

Assemble a team of 3 explorers – From the Hillbilly to the Time Traveller; all 7 characters have their own unique personalities, special talents and a dark and secret reason for descending The Cave.

A Cave like no other – If you enjoy spelunking and dark rocky caverns then be prepared to be disappointed. Your first clue The Cave is a place like no other will be when you stumble across the subterranean amusement park or the medieval castle, not to mention the fully armed and ready to launch nuclear tipped missile.

Let’s work together – Switch between the 3 characters, in cooperation with each other, and solve physical and adventure puzzles as you learn the truth behind why they are here. Share the cave exploring adventure with friends in local co-op.

Unlock all the secrets of the cave – Replay the adventure with a new set of characters for a whole different experience including unique story, puzzles and areas of The Cave, plus hidden treasures (not redeemable for cash) and collectables.

Watch the Cave come alive – Experience the detailed, stunning art style and humor that only Ron Gilbert and Double Fine can dream up.

What's New in Version 1.0.1

GameCenter authentication and achievements.


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Customer Reviews

What a great adventure game!

I loved this game. There are seven characters from which to choose -- three of which go on your adventure at the same time. Each individual character has their own level to complete, so depending on which characters you take on your adventure, the layout of the game levels will change. My only complaint was that after I had experienced the game twice with 6 different characters, I didn't really want to have to reuse two of them, as I had already played through their levels and didn't really want to go through them again. I wish they had had designed 9 characters from the start. It would have been more interesting.

Other than that, I found the game very amusing. I got stuck on a few levels, frustrated on a few others (The Monk's lotus flower!!!), and even had a technical blip with the Adventurer, who seemed to get stuck a few times, but all in all it was well worth the money paid. Highly entertaining and very hard to turn off.

Un VRAI jeu d

Il y a très peu de vrais jeux d’aventure «point-n-click». Celui-ci en est un. Vous n’y trouverez pas de ces très ennuyeux tableaux d’objets cachés. Chaque personnage est important. Et puis, le fait d’avoir à former des équipes de deux parmi les six personnages … réserve des surprises car, le déroulement et la fin du jeu peuvent changer en conséquence. Un très bon jeu.


If you're a fan of DoubleFine or Ron Gilbert's earlier games (Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, Psychonauts) you'll love this game. But even if you've never heard of those you'll find this game hilarious and fun. It's an offbeat journey into the darker side of its characters. Like a series of short stories around a theme, but you get to play a central role - with hilarious naration. Somehow they managed to solve the typical problem with adventure-like games (What do I do with the carrot in the carnival?) with a simple object system that still provides plenty of challenge. Anyway, a great balance between enjoying an animated short (or three, one for each character) and being part of it.

The Cave
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  • $6.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Size: 1.23 GB
  • Language: English
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor

Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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