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The 39 Steps
  • GENREAdventure
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Prepare to experience the original man-on-the-run thriller in a completely new way. Set in 1914 London and Scotland, this ground-breaking interactive novel finds war veteran Richard Hannay framed for a murder he didn't commit. Now he must flee the Capital and stay alive long enough to solve the riddle of The 39 Steps.
  • A new form of entertainment, merging the worlds of literature, gaming and film into one visually stunning storyline.
  • Faithfully constructed using the original - and best-selling - John Buchan text, first published in 1915.
  • Hundreds of hand-painted digital environments, and authentic materials from 1910s Britain.
  • 8 different storytelling mechanics, 25 collectible items and 16 awards to be unlocked.
  • An original soundtrack by Si Begg and theatrical voice performances, including Ian Hanmore, Greg Hemphill and Benny Young
  • Created in Unity4, with a playtime of 6-8 hours.
(c) 2013 The Story Mechanics
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  1. Graphics acceptable almost and a weird unnecessary cumbersome interface
    by Captain Skurvy, Australia - Apr 22nd 2013

    I gave it 2 stars because of the amount of work that went into this . . . exercise

    I think reading the book or listening to an audio version would be better than wading though this version.

    The controls are unusual to take a kind view of them for example to open some doors it takes 4 mouse actions and nothing is achieved except you enter the space beyond the door. to read text your move your mouse in clockwise or counter clockwise rotation often having to rotate in the opposite direction as you have over shoot what you wish to read.

    Most of the animation/films are shadow images like the first image above.

    Clicking on newspapers if allowed brings up an old type newspaper but most items you cant click on and if you do they only show a blown up view.

    Being able to blow up zoom views is done well and needed in some cases to read text letters etc.

    There are No puzzles as far as i can tell and awards are given as you advance though the book and for no other reason as far as i can tell.

    Sadly the amount of work spent on the art work and voice acting to tell the story is wasted due to the cumbersome interface

    This could have been a MUCH MUCH better Application but was let down by the interface design and implementation

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  2. Not a puzzle or adventure game
    by NorthernSpruce, Canada - Mar 23rd 2013

    This is not a game at all but a kind of interactive cartoon adaptation of Buchan's book; it's quite well done but there aren't actual puzzles to solve, just fixed steps to take to advance the story. If you wish to be entertained by Buchan's story and participate in it very slightly, you will enjoy this; if you are looking for a challenge or a diverting puzzle, stay away.

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  3. An extremely worthwhile experience !
    by Fuzzleberry, United Kingdom - Mar 21st 2013

    Its new and fantastically engaging. As faithful to the book as it is possible to be and has a wonderful pace to it. The tone of the writing is beautifully brought forward through the illustration and it feels like the novel should. It is a casual experience and I wouldn't call it a game, it is a strong narrative lead experience that brings a page of written words to life in a smooth easy to use and atmospheric fashion.

    Give it a try, worth the investment !

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