Week in Review: June 24 – 30
We’ve got another marvelous batch of new releases for you this week! If you love history, we’ve got games set in two entirely different eras. Visit Jane Austen’s Victorian England in Pride & Prejudice: Hidden Anthologies. If the 1800s aren’t far enough back for you, you can play Mahjong on Mount Olympus in Mahjong Mysteries: Ancient Athena. Of course, if you can’t decide which time period you like, just get a time machine and visit a few of them in Chronoclasm Chronicles. Watch out for those temporal paradoxes, though.
All of those games and more are available in this week’s list of new releases!
1. Mystic Diary: Missing Pages
Release date: June 24
A malevolent magician is using his evil magic to quest for immortality. While eternal life has been sought by many – noble and villainous alike – you’re pretty sure this evil magic user isn’t going to use the extra years for anything good! Should the magician succeed, he will create an imbalance and destroy the world. As you uncover clues throughout a series of Hidden Object scenes, use your sleuthing skills to prevent him from using the Mystic Diary to live forever.
2. Mahjong Mysteries: Ancient Athena
Release date: June 25
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk with the likes of Hercules? How about a game of Mahjong with Dionysus, the god of the grape harvest (and, subsequently, god of wine)? While we don’t suggest hanging out with Dionysus for too long – he’s a party animal – we do recommend exercising your mental agility with this relaxing puzzle game. Not only will you get your brain a good workout, you’ll get to explore ancient Greek culture with the gods of Mount Olympus!
3. Infected: The Twin Vaccine Collector’s Edition
Release date: June 25
Two girls hold the mystery to solving a lethal pandemic. The only problem is that one of the twin girls didn’t survive the disease and the other has gone missing! It’s up to you to return to the evacuated city of Oxford to find Theresa and unlock the secret to the deadly disease before it spreads across the globe.
The Collector’s Edition includes an entire bonus chapter, along with few other goodies, such as an integrated Strategy Guide and a making-of video!
4. Pride & Prejudice: Hidden Anthologies
Release date: June 26
Ah, 19th century England. The time of respectable society, manners, high morals, covered table legs … well, ok, maybe that last one was a Victorian myth. If you couldn’t get enough of Jane Austen’s literary prowess, this Hidden Object game puts you back in the text! Following closely to the plot of the book, Pride & Prejudice: Hidden Anthologies features many of the characters from Austen’s classic novel.
5. Youda Jewel Shop
Release date: June 27
Diamonds or rubies? Platinum, silver or gold? You get to decide as an upcoming jewelry designer in this Time Management game. It’s not all glamour and glitter, though. You’ll have to use your multitasking skills to keep up with the trends and demands of your customers. See the sparkle in their eyes as you produce stylish accessories over the course of 80 challenging levels.
6. Night in the Opera
Release date: June 28
He’s there, the Phantom of the … actually it’s a mad alchemist this time, but this villain is no less notorious than his other opera-haunting counterpart. He has designed a musical instrument that steals the last breath of its victims. Can you explore Hidden Object scenes, uncover clues and complete Match 3 challenges before the alchemist leaves the entire cast breathless?
7. Chronoclasm Chronicles
Release date: June 29
Jane stumbles across a time machine. Although she has good intentions, her time traveling adventure creates a temporal clash. Left unchecked, time paradoxes are known to collapse future and past together. It’s up to you to use your Hidden Object skills and fix the untimely mishap before 1980s hair bands invade 17th century France!
As a good doctor once said, “People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey… stuff.” Doctor Who, you ask? Exactly.
8. Fierce Tales: The Dog’s Heart Collector’s Edition
Release date: June 29
Something is wrong with man’s best friend! The town of Houndspoint could always rely on their canine companions, but a pack of strange dogs has been making suspiciously organized attacks on the townsfolk. After the pack kidnaps your dog, Pippa, you decide to take matters into your own hands and figure out what is going on. You’ll have to explore a mysterious mountain location throughout a series of Hidden Object scenes to uncover the truth.
The Collector’s Edition includes an exclusive bonus adventure, an integrated Strategy Guide and artistic goodies like bonus wallpaper and music!
9. Dark Heritage: Guardians of Hope
Release date: June 30
After you’re invited to an island by your favorite college professor, you realize something has gone terribly wrong. Your professor is nowhere to be found, and many of the residents have been killed! It’s up to you to find the true identity of the murderous madman and stop him before he commits some other dastardly deeds. Be careful, though, the vexing villain left behind mind-boggling puzzles throughout a series of Hidden Object scenes.
The Collector’s Edition includes a bonus game with its own storyline!