||Adventure at the Chateau d'Or
||(Win95/98/2000/Me/XP/Mac) (Retail) (CHATEAUDR)
Publisher: Karma Labs
A Tale of Magic, Mystery and
The princess heir has chosen you as her hero and you lead
the quest to unlock the secret of the fabulous Chateau dOr. Search for
powerful magic artifacts and find hidden treasures. You must seek out and
summon the spirit of the lost Duke. Answer his cryptic questions and unravel
the mysteries of his palace.
Explore a luxurious palace and gather clues from tales of
the people and places of Paris, old and new.
Death and deception are ever-present. You must call upon
your intelligence, intuition and newfound knowledge to survive and bring the
princess safely to her goal.
Photo-realistic graphics - Experience the Chateau d'Or in all its
glory. Beautifully rendered photorealistic 3D screens and animated sequences
create an immersive world for this fantastic adventure game.
Three levels of gameplay - You will be
presented with three successive challenges which must be solved in order to win
the game. Match wits with the illustrious Duke, unlock the secret of the
sensory focal devices, then use them to help the princess reach the ultimate
Dozens of enigmatic questions - Find the key
information about Paris that is hidden in the palace and answer the Duke's
mysterious questions in order to win his help.
A Modern Fantasy
Meet the Duke. Archaeologist, scientist, eccentric and
philosopher, the Lost Duke has left a cryptic message for his niece, the
Princess. The princess will soon come of age and be eligible to receive her
inheritance, the Chateau d'Or. Read her diary as she anxiously awaits the
arrival of this important event.
The Chateau d'Or is home to the Sensory Focal Devices, the
greatest archaeological discoveries of the illustrious Duke. Each and every
member of that fated archaeological expedition that discovered these treasures
has died or disappeared without a trace, leading some to believe that the
palace and these wonderous devices are cursed. The Duke himself spent a
lifetime researching these magical devices that allow us to see images of
places and events, distant in time and space. And he attuned them to focus on a
place that he held close to his heart. The city of Paris, France.
Pentium processor, 25MB Hard Disk space, 2c CD-ROM or faster (6x or slower
requires 60 MB hard drive space), 16 bit monitor with thousands of colors, 16MB
RAM, DirectX compatible sound card.
Macintosh: PowerPC, System 7.5.5 or later, 25 MB hard
disk space, 2x CD-ROM or faster (6x or slower requires 60MB hard drive space),
16 bit monitor with thousands of colors, 16MB RAM.
Works OK on Windows XP. Best to use compatibility mode with
WARNING! There is a bug
which can cause you to lose objects or have problems freeing the princess from
the globe at the end of the game. To avoid the problem you should never use the
control panel to open saved games. Instead, always click on the quit icon and
then at the quit screen, click restart and load a saved game from the start up
Game Zone by Kestrel
"Feel like saving a princess, but not quite up to jousts,
sword-fighting lessons, and the plague? Have you always been more of the "pen
is mightier than the sword" type? Well look no further! The quiet halls of the
adventure genre, the grand sire of computer games, are vibrant with the sounds
of the new work of KarmaLabs.com: The Adventure at the Chateau d'Or."
"The puzzles themselves range from color and symbol
combination puzzles, to coming face to face with the spirit of the duke himself
to answer question about some of the things you have learned along the way.
Learned, you say? Yes. Adventure at the Chateau d'Or has a firm foundation in
French History. While playing you can experience or read information on gothic
architecture to Marie Antoinette all in the name of a good adventure."
"The graphics of the ground are virtually photographic in
nature while the internal screens are reminiscent of Myst and other prominent
adventure. Your gameplay takes place entirely on the picturesque grounds and
its buildings. The game's soundtrack is a light, original soundtrack which adds
character to the different areas of the game. The sounds effects are
complimentary and the in game movies are crisp and flawless in
"Overall, the impression I received from Adventure at the
Chateau d'Or was one of a game that was produced with great meticulousness and
a passion for the art. Too often, when adventure games are released, it seems
that very little thought or originality have gone into them. The concept of
Chateau was definitely one of a kind, I can't really draw a comparison of let's
say for example the "Sensory Focal Devices" and any other title I've played.
While occasionally I stared in frustration at a puzzle which, at first glace,
seemed to have no relevance, I found a little persistence paid off and I was
back on my quest. KarmaLabs is off to a great start in establishing itself as a
new powerhouse in a genre that could sure use a hero... After all, didn't I say
chivalry wasn't dead?"
"The problem that teachers have always faced is how to keep
their students interested long enough for them to absorb the material being
presented. Chateau d'Or shows us how to do just that: make it an interesting
game, but a game that can only be 'won' by paying attention to details and
retaining the facts. It teaches you the highlights of the entire history of
France, specifically Paris, from its beginning up to the Revolution, but it is
all couched in an adventure game format that makes the learning almost painless
"We learned a lot and more importantly we enjoyed the
process. This is an educational adventure game that should be of interest to
both teachers and parents alike for their older children ..... or simply for
increasing your own appreciation of that beautiful city."
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