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Daily Magic Productions proudly brings you the next chilling addition to the Sable Maze series!

What starts as a peaceful evening quickly turns dark as you plunge into a world made of your nightmares! In this world filled with dangerous shadows, it’s up to you to delve into your memories and escape into reality. Do you have what it takes to face your fears and escape before time runs out? Find out in this spine-tingling hidden-object puzzle adventure game!

  • Venture into the depths of a neuroscientist's mind in the bonus game!
  • Find hidden shadows and learn more about their diabolical origins in the Shadow Encyclopedia.
  • Remember those you hold dear as you collect heartwarming family photos.
  • Hit a dead end? Feeling stuck? Check out the strategy guide!
  • Enjoy exclusive concept art, wallpapers, soundtrack, and more!

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  • OS: 10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6
  • CPU: 2.5 GHz (INTEL ONLY)
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • Hard Drive: 1178 MB

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Sable Maze: Nightmare Shadows Collector's Edition is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this game I rarely write game reviews, but I absolutely loved this game. Puzzles were more challenging than the standard games and I really liked the story line. Nightmares, everyone has them and sometimes you get trapped by them.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved every creepy moment! This was just a fabulous game and I enjoyed the heck out of it. Creepy factor is very high which I enjoy and the story line is great. HOS are varied from lists to FROGS to progressive and there aren't a ton of them. Graphics are of high quality and the puzzles aren't pull-your-hair-out difficult but appropriate to the game. And a wonderful Bonus game to boot. Well done!!!
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Is Excellent for hidden objects Please make some more those games so i can play them.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Love it !! I really Loved this game ! I recommend this game to all the HO game lovers
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I adored this game including bonus. It was a long game for me, worth the wait and was lucky to get it on sale. I am not a puzzle person but there were quite a few mini games I enjoyed. Especially the one to make the bears fall to the bottom. The HOs were well crafted, interactive and FUN. (although Daily Magic does Match 3's are always fun and I wish I had had the option to do a Match 3 instead of some of the puzzles.) Sure was hoping to see a Match 3 game in extras but there was nothing in extras to play/replay. I enjoyed looking at the Developer's Diary and seeing the staff of Daily Magic looking all spooky. :) My favorite Sable Maze is still 12 Fears.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nightmare Shadows Can you imagine if you fell asleep and became trapped in your own nightmarish dreams and memories? It's a fight to make it back to reality in this latest Sable Maze. It's a great game. The storyline grabs you at the start and pulls you in. The HOs are fun and amazingly interactive. The mini-games are varied with some easier than others. The graphics and cutscenes are polished and engaging. There are many things to do in each scene without having to go back and forth in frustration. This is one you don't want to miss!
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DON'T BE AFRAID OF YOUR OWN SHADOW, BE AFRAID OF OTHERS SHADOW Our minds tend to block terrifying events as a coping mechanism, to help us survive. Our dreams however, don't always get the memo, and sometimes we're forced to relive horrifying events of the past, events we've tried so hard to forget. On this fateful night, Reynell's nightmares come to fruition, as his dreams open portals of his past from Sullivan River to Norwich Caves, back to where his troubles first began. A nightmare filled with Shadows of those who haunt his life. It is said that a man who cannot find his deepest memories, will wake up, but what happens if he does find his deepest memory? I remember when Sullivan River was first released, and I bought the game without hesitation, and loved every minute of it. Since then, Sable Maze has had it's ups and downs, but I continue to enjoy this series, and Nightmare Shadows will definitely join my series collection. The characters are very realistic and have fluid movements (unlike the ones in Dark Romance that glide or walk with jilted movements) The graphics are decent, but tend to be a bit on the dark side. In this Collector's Edition version, there are Family Portraits to collect, and hidden Shadows to find. There are also Achievements to earn, some of which require playing HOP"s with the search penalty turned on. The Hidden Object Scenes are the same ole, same ole, however, I did enjoy some of the locations. There are items to find that match riddles, Fragment finds, Interactive Progressive Silhouetted Shape finds and even smaller Zoom Zones HOP's with Multiples. One of the scene's were repeated in the demo, which is a feature I really don't like, because its boring a second time around, but hopefully not too many scenes are repeated in the main game. There is an alternate Match 3 game available if you're not into HOP's. The Mini Games are fairly decent, so far nothing that's too difficult, and some are available with an Easy or Hard difficulty mode. Below are brief descriptions of some of the games you'll encounter during the demo: 1) Overlay a colored lens with the clear lens to scan for stepping stones, using the clues shown on each stone to choose the next colored lens. 2) Move figurines to their matching colored doors, moving a figurine will cause the others to move in the opposite direction. 3) Click rotational arrows and swap picture pieces along the lines to restore the 4 pictures. 4) Rotate circle sections until marbles align with all holes. 5) Find and replace torn book fragments correctly. 6) Use arrows to align two glass shards together. 7) Click on items to uncover fragments, if the selection is wrong, the items will shuffle. 8) Place tiles in their matching slots correctly. 9) Fold the map horizontally and vertically using visual clues on the map. 10) Use the map to find your way out of the maze. 11) Create a path for the ball to travel from left to right using directional arrows to move columns of tiles. 12) Arrange labels according to the timetable. 13) Defeat the shadow by selecting symbols in the scene that are shown in the top right corner. 14) Rotate the disks to swap the pieces to complete the picture. 15) Select and place the gears into the correct slots using the clues shown. SABLE MAZE GAMES AVAILABLE Title***Collector's Edition Release Date***Average Rating 1-Sullivan River (September 30-12) 4.0 2-Norwich Caves (August 29-13) 4.0 3-Forbidden Garden (July 24-14) 3.5 4-Twelve Fears (May 14-15) 3.6 5-Soul Catcher (December 31-15) 3.7 6-Sinister Knowledge (September 8-16) 4.2 7-Nightmare Shadows (September 9-17) n/a This Collector's Edition has 13 Developer Diary pictures, 18 Concept Art pictures, 12 Wallpapers, 15 Family Pictures to collect, 15 hidden Shadow People, 4 Music Soundtracks, 15 Achievements to earn, a built in Strategy Guide and a Bonus Chapter, enjoy the Shadows!
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NO SWEET DREAMS FOR MR REYNOLDS Nightmare Shadows goes under your skin. You may enter a maze, leading you to places of your childhood. But no sweat memories, on the contrary the fearful moments of your childhood e.g. at your grandparents’ home, at your school – all this will have to be lived through again. Only you can fight the nightmare with your good memories, you still have stowed somewhere in your subconscious. Story (in short): You are Mr Reynolds and you haven’t slept well lately. So your doctor gave you some sleeping pills. Thankful for a hopefully good night ahead of you, you take two of them and fall asleep. Though it is no dreamless sleep or a nice dream, feeling wide awake you find yourself in strange surroundings. Standing on a cliff, you see your house melt away, in some distance a gate in a wall. There is no way back, so forward to the gate. It will lead you in a maze, which presents dark statues and gargoyles and you discover pieces of your childhood. There is your old bicycle, a teddy bear… Further in the maze a portal opens and you enter a first station of your childhood: your grandparents’ place. Later you will enter your old school and always you will have to face your fears of then again. In parts scary and suspenseful, this is a psychological thriller. As in dreams, your surroundings are sometimes distorted, schoolmates appear as shadows, still distressing you. Going through these earlier steps of your life, you need to find the good memories. With these, you’ll be able to wake up again. Gameplay is smooth, pace good and creative HOS let you find necessary items. Puzzles have an easy/hard option, a new feature! Very suitable and challenging is one of the first puzzles in the game: the maze leading to your grandparents’ home. A suspenseful and challenging game, an instant buy for me.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DAILY MAGIC PULLS A NIGHT-'HARE' OUT OF ITS HAT – ONE OF THE BEST PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLERS OF THE YEAR! REVIEW BASED ON ENTIRE GAME (MINUS THE BONUS GAME) Playing time for main game: 4 Hours 6 Chapters plus a Bonus Chapter – Strategy Guide: 44 Pages OVERVIEW: Are you afraid of your own shadow – or, perhaps, the machinations and shadows of your mind? Enter the mind of the tormented Mr. Reynell, a victim of tragic circumstances within his life which are now trapping him in a nightmare – a dream world inhabited by shadow beings, led by the Shadow Man. You, as Mr. Reynell, will travel back in time and venture through a maze of painful memories. Along the way you will find yourself at your grandparents’ home, your high school, your college days, your graduation from college, all to piece together the events which happened in your life. Deep within the recesses of your nightmares looms a larger-than-life Shadow Man who is threatening you. Act quickly! These shadow beings are threatening to harvest your soul, taking your life force – forever. Always remember – “Buried Memories Never Die.” However, you must try to bury the past for your own sanity and the future with your beloved wife, Ash! What a fantastic, well-crafted game! Daily Magic has upped their “game” and produced an excellent psychological thriller. This game has a well-written script worthy of a Hollywood movie. Kudos, dev! The graphics engage you in a mind maze and well depict a nightmare world with the depiction of the scarecrow-esque Shadow Man lurking behind the scenes. This game will appeal to those who love creepy, thought-provoking games. It is a fast-paced game chock full of activities. The HOP scenes and puzzles are thematic. The collectibles include creepy Shadow People for your Shadow People Encyclopedia and family portraits. They are easy to locate – the shadow people practically jump out at you! This was an automatic purchase for me. This is truly one of the best psychological thrillers of the year and quite a nice surprise from Daily Magic. Tears came to my eyes at the ending. It has a bittersweet ending and is well worth the price of this game. HOP SCENES: There are 21 HOP scenes in the main game. I feel most of them are well-done. However, toward the end of the main part of the game, there were quite a few storybook scenes in which you locate items listed in BOLD letters. There are five of those in succession at the end. I did feel that at the final juncture of this game, this developer threw in these storybook scenes as filler. There are several FROG scenes, which are seldom seen in most games nowadays. These scenes provide an inventory item to be used within the game. There are lists of items and silhouette scenes which are creatively designed and very interactive. Most of the scenes require you to locate items and interact with them in the scenes. The items are easy to locate. You also have the option to play a Match-3 game in lieu of the scenes. PUZZLES: This game is puzzle intense. THERE ARE 35 PUZZLES IN THIS GAME! That is a lot of puzzles. They do vary in difficulty and design. There is a multiple step one at the end of the game. The game begins with many puzzles which have the option for “hard” and “easy” versions of the puzzles. However, after the demo, they were few and far between. There are only two of this type of puzzle after the demo. This was disappointing to me. I had hoped there would be more. Most of the standard puzzles are easy. You will restore many pictures through rotating rings, moving tiles, and switch puzzles. There are matching puzzles, sequence puzzles, Simon Says puzzles, and connection puzzles in which you cannot retrace your steps. Unlike the HOP scenes, I felt the puzzles were better at the end. Here are a few of my favorites: (1) A-MAZE-ING! This origami/maze puzzle requires the player to fold paper along horizontal and vertical lines so that a path is created to go through a maze. To me, this requires some strategic thinking to assess where to fold the lines. (2) DEFIES LOGIC! I love logic problems so this puzzle was one I wished to play. This is another style of puzzle not seen in many HOP games. It requires the player to place high school classes into a grid according to clues provided on a scrap of paper. (3) I AM IN A-MAZE-MENT. This puzzle is probably my favorite of the whole game. In this maze puzzle you begin with a circle with a surrounding ring containing red tokens. Within the ring are blue tokens which match up with these red ones and various twisting paths leading to the red tokens. You must move the red tokens to the proper path so that, when clicked, each blue token finds its way down this path to match up with the red token. (4) TANTALIZING TANGRAM: There is one in this game and it is at the end. It is a nice puzzle to finish the game. In this case you must arrange odd-sized pieces into a square so no spaces remain. (5) GRADUATING A PHOTO: In this little toughie, you must not only switch tiles to restore a picture, but rotate them as well. Get prepared for a roller-coaster ride of up, down and switching locations within this puzzle! WORST PUZZLES: PHYSICALLY EXASPERATING: I generally don’t like physical puzzles and I do feel the physical puzzles in this game are poorly created. In one, you must keep a token in the green area of a bar while duking it out with an evildoer. However, the arrows which are supposed to help keep that ball in the green area do not work very well – either that or I am a klutz! Probably both are true. I gave up after a few tries! BONUS GAME: Enter the world of sleep research with neuroscientist, crazed Dr. Olney. That creepy guy is not getting into my dreams! From what I have played, it appears this is not related to, but a good addition to the game. LEVELS: Casual, Advanced, Hard, Custom Hints and Skips: 1 to 100 seconds EXTRAS: Map is provided as you play the game 15 Achievements Collect 15 Shadow People for the Shadow People Encyclopedia Collect 15 Family Portraits 12 Wallpapers, 18 Concept Art, Music, Developer Diary
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ✭✭ for the CE, but ✭✭✭✭ for the SE, since the extras are almost nonexistent. Review based on: completed demo Overall rating: ✭✭ for the CE ✭✭✭✭ for the SE What my rating means: I enjoyed the game and will purchase the SE, but the bare minimum of extras offered do NOT justify double the price. SHORT & SWEET SUMMARY REVIEW Allen’s past is catching up with him as he’s having hypnagogic hallucinations. Then he’s plunged into a nightmare world of the childhood memories he forgot, but can he escape them? Or will they consume him? This episode is chock full of gameplay in a variety of difficulty. However, I do wish devs would realize they’re developing games for adults! If you’re making a horror game, make it spine-tingling, blood-curdling, and nightmare-inducing, please! More details on the specific elements of the game below the fold… ———————————————————— THE GOOD The Graphics and Animation — A mostly subdued, but lifelike palette in the real world and its simulacra, while dark neutrals and blues predominated in the maze. The chief shadow person was utterly creepy with an “I’ve already got you, you just haven’t realized it yet” smile. Part of the Horror Show — The ever-changing cast of creepies showed up at unexpected times and places, not so much gratuitous jump scares as frightening because of their context. I mean, you don’t expect to have eldritch horrors appear out of thin air when you’re in a place you consider safe…or suddenly transform from a person you trust. The Variety of Gameplay — There’s something for every level of ability, from beginner to expert, including puzzles I generally label “throwaway” (not many) up to truly challenging ones. A welcome change from the simplistic fodder we’re usually offered. Of the puzzles I wrote down, I tagged four as easy, three as medium, and two as difficult, so that’s a pretty fair spread. The HO Scenes — Most were interactive, requiring you to find and use items in the scene to acquire the final object, either in list or silhouette form. There was also a FROG, a miniature zoom box find multiple of the same object, and a journal scene where you had to find and restore two different types of images. Match-3 is available as an alternative. THE MEDIOCRE The Level of Horror — This is supposed to be representative of Allen’s worst nightmares, right? The creep factor should have been through the roof, IMO, with shadow people grabbing him from behind, or unexpectedly reaching out to grab his arm from the side, or morphing from normal photos, or breaking through the fourth wall to take stuff from his (our) inventory, etc. The Collectibles — Half good and half meh. The shadows were frequently difficult to find, since they were all different and appeared and disappeared. The family photos were easy to spot. THE BAD Pace of the Storyline — I did like the storyline, but thought a bit more information could have been revealed. For example, we really didn’t learn anything at Grandma’s House and, unless we return there later in the game, that segment of the game had no point; it added nothing to the story. THE HORRIBLE The Music — Only four soundtracks, a scant eight minutes of not very inspiring music. The Extras — This is really not CE-worthy. You can’t replay either puzzles or HO scenes, so the only real “extras” are the bonus chapter, collectibles, and strategy guide. The dev’s portfolio is simply a by-product of creating the game, so I’m not overly impressed with concept art, the developer “diary,” and wallpapers. Further, there are very few collectibles, and minimal performance achievements. I recommend waiting for the SE, which is exactly what I’ll be doing. BEST GAMES BY THIS DEV • In this series: Sullivan River CE, Norwich Caves CE • In the Dark Dimensions series: City of Fog SE, Somber Song CE BEST GAMES IN THIS GENERAL THEME • the Twisted Lands series (all three episodes) • Surface: The Noise She Couldn’t Make CE • the Nightmare Adventures series (both episodes) • the Nightmare Realm series (both episodes) • Maze: Nightmare Realm SE • Dreamscapes: The Sandman (only)
Date published: 2017-09-12
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