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Big Fish Editor's Choice! This title was chosen for its high standard of quality and amazingly positive reviews from our Game Club beta testers.

Eipix Entertainment proudly presents the next twisted tale in the Dark Parables series!

The people of Anaben are falling ill from a strange illness – one that makes them become shadows of their former selves! Your investigation takes a mystical turn as you uncover evidence proving a darker magic at work. Can you restore the people before it’s too late, or will you succumb to shadows as well? Find out in this chilling hidden-object puzzle adventure!

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“As usual, this game was a sheer work of art. Wonderful visuals, I'm very impressed.”  - Tim, beta tester

“Graphics and voice acting were excellent. Animation was very smooth. HOs were very well done.”  - Melissa, beta tester


  • Can you restore the Duke and Duchess’s health in the bonus chapter?
  • Learn more about Anaben's history by collecting bonus parables!
  • Replay HOPs and mini-games to improve your skills.
  • Never get lost with the strategy guide!

Game System Requirements:

  • OS: 10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7
  • CPU: 2.5 GHz (INTEL ONLY)
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • Hard Drive: 1084 MB

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Dark Parables: Requiem for the Forgotten Shadow Collector's Edition is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 57.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent game, loved it!! Love all The Dark Parables!! It has everything you look for in a Collector's Edition. They had me at Hello & did not disappoint at all. All aspects of game play fulfilled. Enjoy!!
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition to the Dark Parables series This game is for those who delight in relaxing game play, with crisp graphics and a story-line you can actually follow. The HO scenes are challenging, but not impossible, and the puzzles need some thought. I have purchased all the Dark Parable games and this is one of the best. One of the most valued elements of these CE versions is the ability, once the game is complete, to go back and collect any missing collections/souvenirs/parable items. This gives hours of great value gameplay and the chance to obtain all the achievements. If you haven't tried any of the Dark Parable series try this one and immerse yourself in the engaging world Eipix/Blue Tea have created.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DARK PARABLES 13 LEAVES FANS DISAPPOINTED IN THIS EDITION... Requiem for the Forgotten Shadow is the thirteenth installment in the Dark Parables series. The game takes place in the town of Anaben at the foot of the Swiss Alps. As the Fairytale Detective, you are sent to investigate a mysterious illness that is turning the people of Anaben into shadows of their former selves. This game is based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Shadow (Skyggen). The challenge is, most people are not at all familiar with this story! You are going to travel to Switzerland to deal with another mystery going on in a town of Anaben. You are hired by the town's duke to investigate a mysterious illness that turns the citizens into shadows. People's bodies are literally being emptied of themselves left and right. You need to hurry with your investigation before you yourself turns into a shadow of yourself. It doesn't take to be a medical doctor to understand that it is not an illness, but rather a dark magic used with evil intentions. You are going to deal with a secret group to stop this madness. The game's graphics are just wonderful. Lots of colors, shades and details. This collector's edition offers four modes of play: Casual, Hard, Insane, and Custom. You get to adjust the skips and hint according to your skills and liking. You get a map and a strategy guide to help you navigate and get help when you need it. The gameplay itself seems to be geared toward more experienced players. But you can always fix that with the custom settings. The hidden object scenes are all FROGs, which makes it a paradise for the fans of looking for pieces of inventory. But, if you are not one of them, you will have to accept that. The puzzles are very interesting and vary a lot, but they might get a bit challenging for some of the non expert players. This has become a common feature of the Dark Parables series, perhaps a bit too common. The Parables are broken into: Rise of the Shadow God The Maiden and The Shadow The First Handmaiden Fall of the Shadow God I remember these from connecting the previous editions. The Maiden Goddess, depicted in The Final Cinderella, appears in physical appearance for the first time. ◾ In the warehouse are a bear and human automaton, which were first featured in Goldilocks and the Fallen Star. ◾ The Detective meets the Fairy Queen, who first appeared in Rumpelstiltskin and the Queen. ◾ One of the pieces the Detectives needs to build the Shade's Lantern is the Bolide Shard, which was heavily featured in Jack and the Sky Kingdom. ◾ The Moon Goddess and Sun Goddess make a brief appearance at the very end, whom the Detective last saw in Goldilocks and the Fallen Star. ◾ The book, Skyggen, made a second brief appearance. The first time it made an appearance was in the last game in The Thief and the Tinderbox. I am going to leave the CE bling out of this review, multiple reviewers have already covered all of the material.There is a bonus chapter where you continue to help the duke and the duchess by restoring their well-being which I enjoyed very much. I hear everyones plea to allow Blue Tea to have more input on this series if it's going to continue enticing the fan base into adding another Dark Parable game into their collection. I agree with these comments too. I'm giving this one 5 stars because of the outstanding graphics, gameplay, and the level of difficulty. I hope the next installment of this phenomenal series is better with Blue Tea having more of a creative presence. Demo this one to see if you are interested in continuing. Cheers!
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still a great series I am so glad I ignored the low rating and purchased this game. I honestly found this an amazing game for many reasons. The beautiful artwork and bright colors, the unique storyline, the creative puzzles all add up to a winner for me. I hope others give this a chance. Do the trail at least. I really think it is a great addition to a great series.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another winner in my book This game is getting a lot of bad press that - in my not so humble opinion - it doesn't deserve. I haven't yet done the bonus game, but based on the main game, it's an excellent one! When I first started playing these games (2012) Blue Tea was one of my favorites. I'm glad to see it back again, even if it is with Eipix's help. I tend to like Eipix's games, too. The puzzles are quite challenging - I skipped a few, but I'm going to go back and try them again in the extras. I can see these puzzles coming back to haunt me in the future if I don't. I know a lot of people don't like the HOPs where you are assembling an object, but I don't see where they are any different from finding things on a list or from silhouettes. I often try to find the pieces without even looking at the sample pieces. In other words, just try to see what doesn't fit into the scene and pick those pieces. I managed to get three perfect HOPs done that way. For me, this was a real challenge. There wasn't anything I didn't like. The graphics are great, the music fades into the background, the story is both enjoyable and easy to follow. I will admit that the collectibles were tiny and difficult to find. That made it that much more fun to locate them. I didn't do very well with the parable pieces (morphing), but that doesn't upset me at all. For anyone who is on the fence, play the free trial before you say no. If you're up for a challenge, go for it. It really was a good, interesting, challenge game for me!
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Fun! I base my reviews on the fun factor, not necessarily the story line...this game had great puzzles, collectors items were tough to find (isn't that the point?), and mini games were mostly very fun and just the right level of challenging! I do have a lot of trouble with the morphing items in these games, since I never know which scenes contain them...there are just a few scattered throughout... but I can find them once the Extras become available. Please try the demo for yourself!
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Requiem I will attend again soon! What a delight! The Alps are a fantastic background for the story, gameplay was smooth, the atmosphere very gripping. Watching the tornado from the balcony in the palace was just fantastic! I stared at the screen for at least ten minutes before playing on. The FROGs, as the one on the bridge or the stained glass window are so beautiful - and challenging. You really have to look and compare and this gives you a chance to discover so much more. Something I enjoy a lot! For me this is the difference between fast and slow food. I don’t tuck in just to satisfy my hunger, I play slowly and enjoy every single crumb. I have the impression, the cooks go out, shop for the best ingredients (organic) and test recipes to find the best combination. Something else I like a lot: being led astray, you expect another mind boggling puzzle, but all you have to do is putting something into place, as the spider on the river bank. And I loved finding the signs, thought it was brilliant they didn’t disappear for once, but were lit, great! Some of them were really hard to find, very well placed. If you’ve missed one, don’t worry. When you have finished the game you can go back and get them, as you can for parables and get more or even all achievements. The Bonus Chapter(s) were interesting to play, I loved the mountain scenery, the very different colour scheme. The puzzles were a mixed bag for me. Some of them I just loved, as the one with the tiles on the Tower Wall or beating Guida in the tic tac toe variation. Or completing the sun and the moon. Having no instructions at all was fun here. Other ones not so much, as this one with the tokens. Or the one where you have to fight the henchman in the warehouse, just clicking is so boring. So glad there is a skip button. In my opinion the concept of skip and hint was a bit confusing. I prefer having a hint button for mini games as the one where the story is told about the writer and his shadow. On the other hand I think a skip button would have been better for the organ puzzle. I took me quite some time to do it, but as I love organ music and was glad the instrument sounded like an organ I didn’t mind. Still, a skip button would be better in my opinion, especially when the Strategy Guide is lacking clear instructions. The picture was no help at all. Reading the credits I understand the SG is done by BFG. Please, please use a font and a font size which is clearer! In spite of what I didn’t like, I had a great time playing this game. Another 5 star game for me! Hvala puno!
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How distructive can a Shadow really be?! So, first of all let me say that I hold the "Dark Parables" title in high esteem and I regard it to be, maybe the most beautifully crafted HOG. Having that said, the previous episode was, to me, a total failure. Boring and dis-oriented. But this one, got it all back on the right track and very easily so. Can a shadow turn one's life upside down? Even more so, when it is your own shadow! So what if in the totality of 10 chapters you get some major pauses, like intermissions, in the form of black screen? Dark Parables series has its own magnificent aesthetics, which no other game in this genre has been able to bit or even copy... So, yeah, maybe it doesn't deserve 6 stars -if that was possible- but a 5-star rating is for sure fair, to my opinion. Let us not forget, that the whole concept with the artifacts' pieces scattered around in the mini HOGs is just marvelous and of unique thinking. Its a signature puzzle for "Dark Parables", if you will. Plus, for me, playing "Dark Parables" means extra concentration and -something I rarely do- read the dialogues and messages, which always help you move forward. Every single scene is like a Renaissance painting and this title is undoubtedly maybe the most artwork-y and beautiful game of the bunch. Yeap, you understood correctly: this episode got me all excited and fired up. It was really an enjoyable -and then some- some hours of game-play. So, to get to the game: The "signs" you can collect, are single unlit candles and parabel (slightly morphing) pieces. Quick remark: I would be nice, when choosing to show only the extra features of the walkthrough, to also indicate these features... I collected 9 of those parabels (where are they hidden?) and 30 out of 39 for the candles... In total you have 10 chapters: 8 in main game, plus 2 in bonus round. Another quick remark: Up until now, the map on the menu bar indicated where the points of interest are, without actually having to open it. In this episode, you could only see your moves while happening and no indication of the "active location" etc. Also, I didn't quite get the repetitive puzzle with the tokens. Otherwise, the game consists of some pretty clever and fun puzzles, like the numbered tiles for the pathway,
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beaautiful and Interesting I don't understand the negative reviews of this game, so I thought I would chime in with those who loved it. Normally, I like challenging games, but when it comes to Blue Tea games I become entranced with their beauty. Please try this game yourself, and see if it charms you as much as it did me.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Original, challenging puzzles. Fragments actually hidden. YES! While I’ve generally disliked Eipix in my Blue Tea, I loved The Swan Princess and the Dire Tree and gave it five stars, so I hoped for another sterling game with Requiem for the Forgotten Shadow. If I can judge by the demo alone, I think we have a winner. The storyline did have some formulaic elements—townspeople stricken by a mysterious illness, secret society, eldritch hooded figure—but its development kept me engaged and wanting to know more with the introduction of characters with depth and motivation. Gameplay introduced some original and challenging puzzles that made me punch the air with a loud, “YES!” Among my favorites: • On a chessboard, four pawns advance one square per move, but can also move one space diagonally to attack. You have a bishop, who moves traditionally, and must take all four pawns before they reach the other side. • There’s an array of colored pegs on which you must place matching tokens. To the right is a display showing the next three tokens to be placed. Click any token, then one of the adjacent pegs where you wish to move it, and the next token in line will be placed on the peg you vacated. (The instructions for this one weren’t clear, so it took a bit of trial and error to understand the method. Example: If, on the array, there’s an orange token on a purple peg, and the next token in line is purple, move the orange token to an orange peg so that the purple token will take its place on the purple peg. And so on. It gets harder as you get toward the end.) HO scenes are, of course, the trademark fragmented objects of the Dark Parables series. But these are not throwaway scenes you can complete in under a minute. The fragments are cleverly blended into the background scene, making them much more difficult to find. Kudos to Eipix for raising the challenge level! Yes, there was a certain amount of the highly detested “shaped key” nonsense, but it was kept to a minimum, in my opinion. In fact, most of the typical devices we see used and reused to slow the player down were missing. I failed to encounter a zipper missing its pull tab. I wasn’t required to use a glass shard as a knife (or find cloth to pick up broken glass). The boat I found didn’t have a hole in it. All of that was gloriously absent. Production values are, as always, through the roof, with stunningly detailed graphics in lovely colors and textures, smooth animation, and an orchestral and choral soundtrack worthy of a movie. (Note: Overall, the screenshots above showing the toxic green sky are NOT characteristic of the graphics. Frankly, a better variety of screenshots should have been chosen.) Extras include the bonus chapter, collectible parables (which are extremely difficult to spot), collectible “signs” (which are actually torches), a souvenir room, performance achievements, the SG, replayable FROGs and puzzles, and the dev’s portfolio of wallpapers, movies, concept art, and soundtracks (which are downloadable). You can mouse over my name and see that I rarely give out five-star ratings…only 13.7% of the games I’ve reviewed have gotten five stars. This game just brought that percentage up. I’m enchanted, and am getting to like my Blue Tea with a healthy dose of Eipix added in. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to rescue the shadows before they’re forgotten. Cheers!
Date published: 2017-02-24
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