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Adventure Game Scene of the Day — Tuesday 28 August 2012

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Does anyone know what happened to Wicked Studios, the developers of Keepsake? They made this one game and then disappeared.

     

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Never heard of them /or/ this game. Any good?

     
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The made a strategy game for the DS after Keepsake.

My guess is that they didn’t make any money and folded. If you check on the founders on Mobygames you see they are all working for another company now. (Making Game of Thrones games)

On the Keepsake game. I had to give up on the game after I encountered a bug that meant I couldn’t do a certain puzzle without it crashing.

     

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As much as I loved the premise of the game, it suffered from the Syberia-like pain of having far too much walking (and hardly any comments on things in the backgrounds) making the whole thing feel like a chore.  If someone sped it up and muted some of the more annoying voice-over guys, it’d be a good game.

     
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I liked Keepsake. Very nice, good looking game with a lot of clever puzzles.
I believe it’s a nightmare for the orientation impaired (not me, I had played it before the in-game map was available).
I liked the dog/cat/servant sidekick but failed to feel (much) sympathy for April/Kate/Nina main character.

     

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One of the best games

(and yes - I haven’t finished it yet Tongue)

     

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Lucien21 - 28 August 2012 11:01 AM

The made a strategy game for the DS after Keepsake.

My guess is that they didn’t make any money and folded. If you check on the founders on Mobygames you see they are all working for another company now. (Making Game of Thrones games)

On the Keepsake game. I had to give up on the game after I encountered a bug that meant I couldn’t do a certain puzzle without it crashing.

THEY made that atrocious Game of Thrones RPG?

     
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Ahh Keepsake one of my favorites. I was hoping for sequel but unfortunately it never happened Frown

     
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diego - 28 August 2012 01:54 PM

One of the best games

I agree, it really is.

Not perfect, but one of the best post-2000 3rd person games. Having no one around to talk to might not appeal to others - I found it a relief. And yes, Mustavio is awesome Grin

     
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I thought Keepsake was a pretty good game too. Some of the later puzzles were extremely challenging. Can it be considered a Canadian game, given that Wicked Studios is based in Quebec? (A Canada-Europe co-production would probably be more accurate. The first time I read the credits, I thought, “Wow, those look like Quebecois names!” Mini Smile) For me, the most tedious part of the game was the constant run-run-running and backtracking by Lydia all over the sprawling school grounds, up and down thousands of stairs, etc. Whew, no wonder she stayed so slim!

     

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Five posters really liked Keepsake. I hated it, didn’t waste much time on it. I got bored to tears by the endless running around looking for something to do, the terribly cliched writing, that wolf companion, and even by the difficult but uninteresting puzzles.

     

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Keepsake is the exact opposite of RTMI: a 1st-person game masquerading as a 3rd-person game. I enjoyed the first half, but not the second half, due to the confusing layout and the puzzles getting too obtuse for my taste.

     

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Kurufinwe - 29 August 2012 12:03 AM

Keepsake is the exact opposite of RTMI: a 1st-person game masquerading as a 3rd-person game.

Keepsake is a unique exception to the “rule” that 3rd-person adventures should never be Myst-like, but there are countless 1st-person adventures with inventory-based puzzles and dialogues. Besides, RtMI doesn’t have dialogues.

     

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Never played it, but looks really nice!

     
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Well, I just added another game to my list of games to play…
That makes it n° 143. Crazy

     

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