Walk the Renaissance Italy in a thrilling mystery game as you explore the secret city of alchemists. Solve puzzle mini-games and find clues in hidden object scenes.
When a mysterious plague spreads across the country, the rumours of a miraculous cure fly from mouth to mouth. Apothecarium has gathered the brightest minds of the Renaissance, most renowned artists and scientists. That’s why Duke Medici, Master of Florence, sent his family there when the epidemic broke out… for a danger worse than the disease. Tasked to investigate their disappearance, you are now to explore the hidden city of alchemists with its dangerous mysteries.
Features of this engrossing HOG:
- Enthralling hidden object adventure in the Renaissance setting
- 20+ mini games of puzzle and skill type
- Collectible coins to purchase upgrades
- Hidden object locations with morphing items and zoom scenes
- Replayable puzzles and HOS
- Alternative Match 3 puzzles
- Immersive cutscenes and professional voiceovers
- Integrated step-by-step strategy guide
- Bonus quest to unlock in when you complete the main adventure
Journey back in time and and roam the deserted streets finding items to help you proceed with the investigation. Live through a detective story and unmask the villain who will stop at nothing to retrieve an elixir of immortality. As you complete hidden object puzzles, you may receive up to 3 coins to be spent for various upgrades in the Shop. Also every location contains hidden collectibles which add coins to your purse. If you are not fond of seek-and-find, you may switch to the alternative Match 3 gameplay anytime.
This HOPA game also brags a variety of brain-teasers to compliment the adventure. These are tile-matching and jigsaw puzzles, a host of classic board games (e.g. hashi or tangrams), and arcade minigames like maze solving. Lucky chests which you might encounter here and there offer extra challenge for devoted puzzlers. It’s an option to earn additional bonuses for solving sliding puzzles and other brain-teasers. By showing your wits and skills, you may win up to 20 trophies. Otherwise, if you need a prompt, a build-in walkthrough is there to help you.
So, wait no more and delve into a haunted historical mystery full of intrigue!
Dear friends, thank you for your feedback! We are happy to bring an update with enhanced game performance. Meet in this update:
- renewed map
- smarter hint system
- memory optimization for some devices
- revised balance in mini-games
- extended tips for mini-games
- some text corrections
Ratings and Reviews
Why did I pre-order this....?
I’m sorry i paid for this. This is just like one of the old (as in several years old!) games. So difficult to follow, the screen needs to be moved up and down each scene. Perhaps it is due to my iPhone X? That would be manageable if it wasn’t so maddening to complete things. Hints take you to places that you can’t complete things (the colored bottles, puppet, etc. I deleted it after fumbling around for too long. Such a disappointment and I feel like a dolt for buying it. 🤬😠
Developer Response ,
Hello! Thank you for your feedback. The new update of the game is now available, please check it out and write your thoughts!
Refund in order - very disappointing this group could do much better than this!
Very disappointing game .
Games make no sense and do no integrate into the story which is also confusing.
I do not recommend this game unfortunately and have wasted my money. Please work on improving it . Thanks.
I am adding a note to say that I have enjoyed previous games by this group and feel badly about leaving a negative review. However, they really have to attend to the glitches etc in this new release.
In the meantime it is only fair to warn others before they spend money to buy this in its present format.
This is a followup...the Team needs to address this by informing buyers and others interested in the game, whether they intend to majorly correct this game and the projected timeline. In the meantime , they should consider reimbursing the buyers . A continued silence is unfortunately eroding their standing which is a shame. Do something!
Developer Response ,
Thank you kindly for your review. The new update of the game is now available. We will be glad to read your review after playing fixed Apothecarium. Hope you enjoy it.
Buyer beware! * (Developer PLEASE SEE UPDATE BELOW)
Nothing but problems! Very glitchy and not playable. Took the chance & now I am sorry. I have e-mailed Absolutist about these issues and no response. Very poor customer service.
Too bad, it had the potential to be a Good Game. Hopefully, it will get fixed - if not refund is in order.
*update: To the developer, are you going to fix this game or not?
I have sent you repeated e-mails regarding this game and no one has bothered to respond. This is not how to treat a customer. I feel we have been more than patient. You have the money, and we have an unplayable game.
Developer Response ,
Hello Catalina, we did our best and the new update with lots of fixes is now available to download. Please check it out and let us know what you think!
- Absolutist Ltd
- 382.6 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, German, Russian
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © Absolutist Ltd
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