The Next Big Thing

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The Next BIG Thing is the new, hilarious adventure gem from the creators of Runaway.





The Next BIG Thing is the new, hilarious adventure gem from the creators of Runaway. A great adventure game in high definition, loaded with laughs, tributes, mysteries and wacky puzzles!

Thanks to a production worthy of a great animated movie, an awesome soundtrack, delightful dialogue and a great art style, The Next BIG Thing will make you live an unforgettable adventure which brilliantly takes players across the fantastic movie genres of a totally crazy Hollywood.

What if horror movies' monsters were actually played by real monsters? And what if they were now forced to play in movies for kids, romantic comedies or even musicals? And what would happen if, eventually, they were to rebel?

In that context, Liz Allaire, talented journalist who can't count up to 4, and Dan Murray, a tough macho who can't stand beetles, attend the horror movies award ceremony… there is the starting point of an incredible story, full of twists and turns! Help Liz and Dan solve the numerous mysteries of an amazing adventure that you won't forget any time soon!
  • Solve numerous puzzles and mysteries
  • Meet wacky characters and monsters
  • Explore dozens of colorful places
  • A production worthy of a great animated movie
  • Movie-like musical score and English voice-over


Mac Requirements Minimum Supported Will It Run?
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64bit SupportNo
CPU TypeIntel Mac Only
CPU CoresAny
CPU Speed2 GHz
System RAM1 GB
Drive Space8 GB
Video RAM256 MB
Video CardAny

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  1. One slightly irritating glitch
    by misato29, USA - Mar 8th 2016

    I really like this game, and I'm not normally an adventure game enthusiast. Im more in ot RPG or strategy. The only thing is that when the character you control walks, he/she flickers. There are a few rare occasions where, if they stop at a certain spot, the character disappears and you have to move a couple pixels to see them again.

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  2. Super fun...and funny!
    by Clo Fik, USA - Jan 3rd 2012

    I loved this game. Good puzzles and highly entertaining. I will be looking for more games like this from Pendulo Studios.

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  3. A Slick Game With a Few Quirks
    by C. Petro, USA - Jun 19th 2011

    The Good:
    A well-drawn and immersive environment
    High quality voice-overs
    Well-developed and funny characters
    Interesting setting and staging.

    The Bad:
    Very few true logic puzzles
    Lack of balance between very easy and very obscure puzzles
    Solutions can be rather random
    The story arc does not totally make sense

    I love a good adventure game and Pendulo Studio's Runaway is one of my all time favourites, but all in all I was a little disappointed with "The Next Big Thing." That said, it is still a fun game with entertaining dialogue and great characters. However, for an adventure gamer who likes a challenge "The Next Big Thing" was not terribly engaging - the story is a little strange to begin with as are the characters, but they aren't used to their full potential or completely explained to an extent that would totally pull the gamer into the world. (The setting is 1940s Hollywood, but with robots and monsters). Without giving any spoilers, there are some turns that the plot takes that really detract from the overall environment that the game tries to create and that require strange rather random solutions.

    All in all, I enjoyed playing the game but found the 30$ price tag a little steep for the amount of time it took me to complete the game since its puzzles weren't too hard and it's onboard hints too generous. (I'd recommend turning them off) Also, its very linear progression inhibits any replay anytime soon. However, the production values, especially when compared to other adventure titles available for the Mac are amazing. If you are looking for a game that will be mentally taxing this isn't it, but if you want a slick interface, clever script, and interesting plot go for it. (especially if it goes on sale)

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