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Dark Arcana: The Carnival

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(686.23 MB)

$ 9.99 USD

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Find the missing woman lost in a mysterious Carnival of Horrors in Dark Arcana: The Carnival. Investigate two worlds: the one you know and an alternate plane existing behind the Hall of Mirrors. There you'll discover the secret of an ancient being known as the Evil One. Travel through dimensions, reveal the story of star-crossed lovers, and stop the Evil One from breaking its magical chains and invading our world in this exciting Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game!

  • Befriend a cute monkey helper
  • Clever and unique mini-games
  • Beautifully designed and crafted worlds
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Game System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/8
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 847 MB
Game Manager System Requirements:
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or later
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Dark Arcana: The Carnival 4.5 5 144 144
A Bit Cheesey Good game to pass the time with. Would have liked the HO's to be a little clearer. October 8, 2012
Good Game Nice relaxing game, good story very good graphics. I really enjoyed playing this one. The HOG were easy and it was not difficult to work out what object to use and where to use it. I loved the way the scene's changed. The hint button was helpful although I didn't need it, I tried it to see if it was of any use. I felt the demo was to short, I had completed it well within the time given. I would consider buying this game. October 8, 2012
Surrealistic, Short and Sweet - A Guy's Review *review based on completing the full game in advanced mode* I'm a bit fond of Carnival themed games, plus I like surrealistic/out-of-worldish settings. This game fulfills both of those, so therefore my enjoyment was secured. I'd like to compare it with "Weird Park: Broken Tune" for those who have played that. It has several similarities, especially with the settings and locations. That it is made by one of my absolute favorite developers also helps quite a lot. The graphics are top notch and crisp and colorful. Everything is beautifully hand drawn. The world you travel in is beautiful and surrealistic. Animations too are done very well, at least at most times. There are cut-scenes ever so often that brings the story forward. The story itself is quite good, though I felt there could be much more to it. It has some surprising moments. Everything is voiced. Both your character and characters you meet. Most of them are done very well, and make the whole thing feel more alive. They even did an ok job at lip-syncing which is rare to see in games so far. It's not always totally on cue, but it is definitely not off putting. I found the game play itself quite creative and entertaining. Some new adventure elements I haven't seen before. It was quite logical and clean cut, and there wasn't too much back and forth traveling. There were a handful of puzzles to solve, and some of these seemed quite new and original too, at least to me. A few of them force you to pay attention to some details. None of them offer too much brain twisting though, and I would say the game all over is on the easier side. The HO scenes too were colorful, non too cluttered, clutter scenes. Even though some scenes had some darkness to them they never felt hard on the eyes. There were very few items that were particularly small as well. They also offered some interactivity. Nothing too fancy though. Most of them you had to return to for a second go, but while some offered a little different view, others did not have you looking for the same things. Items already picked up were gone. For those who could do without the HO scenes there is an option of playing "Monaco" instead. I haven't done that yet, so I can't go into details on what that is all about. There are three levels of difficulty to choose from: Casual: -Hint/skip recharges quickly -Every active zone and item sparkles -HO scenes sparkles -No misclick penalty in the HO scenes -Active locations indicated on the map Advanced: -Slow hint/skip recharge -No sparkling on active zones and items -HO scenes sparkles -Misclick penalty in the HO scenes -Active locations indicated on map Expert: -Very slow hint/skip recharge -No sparkling on active zones and items -No sparkling on HO scenes -Misclick penalty in HO scenes -Active locations not indicated on map I never got to use the hint/skip function, so I can't tell how long the recharge was set. The 3-layered map was clever and easy to follow. There is barely any use for that either, seeing the game world is rather small. I had some misclicks, but not enough to set off any penalties. You also have a journal, but there is no real use for it. One of the cutest thing is a trusty sidekick that you pick up and have to get help from during the game. There is also achievements to collect, and that makes some of us motivated for a replay. Surprising to see this in a SE game, but kudos for that. I'd love to give this game 5 stars, but because it is rather easy and also rather short, I can not give it more than 4. I still think it is worth the SE price, just because of the novelty of the game. It is highly enjoyable the time it lasts. I'd definitely recommend this game to beginners and newcomers to the genre. It should be a nice introduction to this type of games. Of course I'd recommend it to experienced players as well. Just don't expect too much of a challenge. For the guys: The most of the story you do play a female detective (which sounds eerily familiar to the detective from Enigmatis), but end up playing a guy as well. There is some romance to this story, but not enough to scare most guys away. If you are insecure about it, get the free trial before you decide. TJ November 17, 2012
Background Music a bit loud in the Other Carnival World I like it a lot, but when you get to the other carnival World the crashing sound of like Thunder of whatever got a bit much. I turned the music option down, but that was in the actual sound and I found I was putting my sound up and down. Found sound was not consistant throughout. Talking and other noises changed to too loud to too low. Great game play still and the storyline was pretty neat and original. Great SE. Most that come out only as an SE really stink! sorry BFGs October 8, 2012
Great story This is the first game of many that I played continuously just because the story was pretty cool. It was a great game in almost all respects except the length. Very short to play. Only about another hour after the initial hour demo. Then maybe half an hour for the final chapter. But it's a good game December 26, 2012
Very pleasurable!!! Story line was not confusing, had to use hint button very few times! Hint button loads quickly! Loved the monkey! Lots of HO'S and puzzles. Some easy, some more difficult. Overall, a very relaxing game. I didn't rate it five stars because I finished it in one evening. The story line was complete! When you finished game and extra, there was no doubt in your mind! Dislike games that leave you hanging! November 28, 2012
If you enjoy thrills and chills enjoy the show! Loved the scenery and story line! Did not want to stop my journey! It's like reading a wonderful heart stopping novel that you can't put down! October 26, 2012
Much better than I had hoped... I bought this game because I rather like the "Dark Carnival" theme, but this game exceeded my expectations. The storyline was amazing, just when you think you know what is happening you are surprised. I actually found myself emotionally invested in the characters. I played the CE version and the bonus play contained things that I thought were pretty vital to the storyline. W/o the bonus you really never know how it ends. Give this one a chance... October 22, 2012
Fun Hidden objece/Adventure/Puzzel game Although this was a rehash of plots we've had before - find the person who's been kidnapped - they added some unique twists. The voice overs were good. The graphics could have been been better, for example the monkey assistant moved kind of jerkily and freaked me out a little. Some of the puzzles were too easy, but I liked the variety. I liked the map. It showed where you were and which areas had actions to take. The story line was good and had a happy ending for the most part. I really liked that. Some stories leave you with a feeling of regret for the characters. Overall, I really liked this game. October 21, 2012
Not too bad! Exceptional graphics and game play. Monkey's constant chatter got very annoying very quickly. Music got very old very quickly as well. Easy games and HOGs. Story line was no different, so far, but it wasn't bad. Can't add anything more than what everyone else has said, except that the game didn't grab me, but was interesting enough to make me want to purchase and see what happens. Short and to the point for a change. As always, try it for yourself and decide if it's a game for you. We all have different tastes in games. Thanks for the reviews. October 11, 2012
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