So its pretty well-established that I like puzzle games, FPS and driving games, as well as board games! But, I also have a special love for hidden object games. Back in the day I downloaded and bought all sorts of hidden object games. My favorites were those Big City games where the family would go to all these different countries and you had to find certain objects within the world. It was fun, it passed the time, the graphics were pretty nice and they had a lot of side games where you could interact with the world you were playing in.
Ever since I got an Xbox 360 and an Xbox One I had been searching for the same genre to play on my console. To say the genre is small on consoles, is the understatement of the year. Hardly ANYONE out there has a good hidden object game for consoles.
That is, until I found out about Artifex Mundi Games. Artifex Mundi Games? What in the heck is that!?
Artifex Mundi Games is a company that specializes in hidden object games for the console. In fact, I think it might be (honestly) the only type of game they develop. The games are really beautifully made, the graphics are pretty to look at, and the games are very fun. They say they are point and click games, but I honestly think they are so much more than that.
So far I have purchased 2 of the games from Artifex Mundi Games for console:
Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart: Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart is a classic adventure game that tells a gripping tale of undying love. Assume the role of museum curator Sarah Black and take control of your destiny to stop the undead Captain Remington and save your daughter’s life. Jam-packed with chilling locations – from rotting shipwrecks to dank and mordant caves – this is a world brimming with hidden treasures and intrigue. Use your wits to find clues, solve puzzles, and uncoil the ancient mysteries of Skull Island before it’s too late!
Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek: Imagine waking up after a powerful storm as the sun goes down. You find yourself just outside a small town on the side of the road. A shiver runs down your spine as your body remembers the recent dramatic events that your mind cannot or will not recall. Will you dare to solve the ages-old mystery of Maple Creek?
Right now Artifex Mundi Games is selling each game for $10 a piece. They also have a bundle on Xbox One for 3 games for $20 which is pretty fantastic!
They are also releasing 2 more games on Xbox One from Artifex Mundi Games called Abyss: The Wraiths Of Eden and Lost Grimoires 2: Shards Of Mystery.
Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden
Release date: 29 October 2012
The Utopian city of Eden, located at the bottom of the sea, was once a haven of peace, harmony and beauty. Constructed in secret by a group of enlightened people who treasured noble ideals, knowledge and new discoveries, it blossomed into a harmonious, peaceful society. However, their insatiable curiosity led to Eden’s downfall. A mysterious finding dug up from an ancient seabed unleashed supernatural forces that pitted the citizens against each other, turning them into the merciless executors of a sinister will. Fear and cruelty replaced peace and enlightenment. The city started dying, until only a small group of resistance fighters was left hiding in the ruins.
A world-famous explorer, Robert Marceau, who is also the protagonists lover, accidentally discovers the city. Contact with him is lost soon after that, and the woman, not caring about the danger, goes to the rescue. Striding along dark and ruined corridors of the underwater city, she discovers its mysteries and meets the last inhabitants. Documents from the past gradually reveal the horrifying truth about the conflict that destroyed this submarine paradise.
Lost Grimoires 2: Shard of Mystery
Release date: 09 March 2017
A BRAND NEW MAGICAL ADVENTURE!
Shortly before his coronation, the young prince Fern disappears with a mysterious girl. The royal protectress and teacher is tasked to track him down and bring home.
VISIT MYSTERIOUS LOCATIONS!
The quest to find the heir will lead the protagonist through dreamlike woods, full of magical places and creatures.
COMPLEX LABIRYNTHS AND PUZZLES!
She will face intricate hidden object puzzles and elaborate labyrinths in order to reach her goal.
ENGROSSING INTRIGUE AND CHARACTERS!
The teacher will also encounter some unusual characters and face the malicious Drosera to discover the secret of the curse that befell the kingdom.
ALCHEMY AGAINST DARK MAGIC!
Using the knowledge of alchemical arcana, the protectress will do everything in her power to save prince Fern from the looming mortal threat. Will she succeeed? The future of the kingdom is in your hands!
Sounds fantastic. I would buy all the games and I told the dev that. In fact, I emailed him after I purchased the first game earlier this year on Xbox One and practically BEGGED he added more games to the console. I am glad they are listening and I hope they keep adding more games throughout the next few years. You can also purchase the PC versions on their website.