Friday, June 26, 2009

KUROS IS COMING - First Impressions of the Preview Version

In Three (3) Days -- KUROS WILL BE HERE.

Hi Everyone!

As you may now know, I have been one of the very few lucky people to be allowed a peek at Sandlot Games's new Hidden Object Adventure, KUROS. Here are some screens from the preview.

First impressions:
Full voice-overs for the main character! This totally adds to the immersion. (Plus the choice for the main character's voice is mature and with a hint of tough self-sufficiency. No hapless chick here. and yes, she has a tight leather outfit, but no gratuitous skin except for the fashionable exposed midriff.).

The Hidden Object portion follows in the best tradition of this sort of "adventure" game. Like the old classics King's Quest and newer games like Secret Missions: Mata Hari and the Kaiser's Submarines and Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Persian Carpet, you are not presented with screen after screen after screen of backdrops cluttered with rubbish often scaled inappropriately in tricky and unlikely places simply to test your powers of observation. Instead, you are tasked to find things to accomplish tasks and the local objects are plausibly placed.

Here are screens showing the very early task of getting your bag. You need to find what are initially unlikely objects, and you're rewarded by seeing how they are put together into an inventive tool!

(Stay tuned to this Blog all this week for more screenshots and gorgeous art from KUROS!)

008 getting the bag

009 skull grappling hook

Help Katya restore balance to Kuros™ in this hidden object adventure by SandLot Games!

When Katya, a young explorer with no memory of her past, awakens on Kuros™, she finds a mysterious alien world teetering on the brink of destruction. Determined to piece together her forgotten life, she sets out to explore her strange surroundings.

With the guidance of six unique allies, help Katya explore five elemental realms – Wood, Fire, Water, Metal, and Aether – and heal the mysterious and damaged glyphstones that govern the landscape. Collect quest-related hidden objects, construct useful items and unique power-ups, and solve mind-bending puzzles to repair the stones and restore balance to this mystical world.

Kuros, a hidden object adventure with stunning visuals and addictive gameplay, unfolds over 25 unique locations in 5 magical element-themed realms. With more than 100 useful hidden objects and over 30 mind-bending mini-game puzzles, discover the mysteries of Kuros today!

·Over 25 unique locations in 5 magical realms
·Over 30 mini-game puzzles
·More than 100 hidden objects to be uncovered
·6 unique allies providing guidance in your quest


Debbie Fiskum said...

Wow! Looks pretty interesting. Keep us posted. Love your reviews and the info.

Debbie Fiskum, The Home Decor Genie!

Simon said...

Thanks Debbie!

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