The Secret Of Arcanesium: A Mosaic Mystery

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It all started with a cryptic message from Professor Baumgartner. The task was to find Arcanesium, hidden away in a secret place. Play through more than 100 mosaic nonogram puzzles to discover clues and collect useful items. Crack the codes in the minigame puzzles which will guide you towards your goal.

Unravel the secrets of Arcanesium!

  • More than 100 mosaic puzzles
  • Three tile colors and autofill feature
  • Decipher clues and crack the codes
  • Solve challenging minigame puzzles

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  • OS: 10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz (INTEL ONLY)
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Hard Drive: 104 MB

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The Secret Of Arcanesium: A Mosaic Mystery is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and challenging new way to play a grid game. I bought the game and have been enjoying the fun but easy mini games and grids. They may not be as big or multi colored as some grid games but it holds more interest having a real story to follow and the mini games between. Very glad I ignored early negative reviews and tried it myself.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun story with a mystery. I enjoyed this game. The story kept me going. I wanted to find out where the lab was. I am looking forward to the next part. Hopefully, the puzzles will be a little more difficult with more colors.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best of it's kind This is a a wonderful version of this style of game. It's really forcing me to use my noggin! And the story is a great addition, giving variety to the process. I especially like the concept of multiple game boards and the challenge that presents. It is a little tougher than usual, and requires getting in the groove, but quite satisfying once you get it.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Only drawback is it needs a restart... I don't use clues, no misses... Great new take on this type of game... LOVE it...
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AN TERRIFIC NEW GAME THAT RAISES THE BAR! Move over penguins, there is a new redhead in town and she brings a bag full of fun with her arrival in The Secret of Arcanesium: A Mosaic Mystery. What a creative and awesome new griddler type game that goes a step beyond with an exceptionally well-told story and one that is loaded with variety. Not only do we solve the grids as we move through the game but we find objects, use them, or solve a puzzle each time we complete a grid. The interesting story line is updated as we progress in the game. The game page “blurb” indicates that there are more than 100 levels so there is a lot of fun to be had in this terrific little game. Over the past year, those of us who love griddler, nanogram, or mosaic type puzzles have had more options available and A Mosaic Mystery adds another terrific game to the mix. Although there are no voiceovers in the game there is background music that accompanies the clicks that are heard when we finish a row. The graphics are nice and colorful but if there is any drawback to the game, it would have to be the dark backgrounds for each grid that often make it difficult to distinguish which cells are available to be filled. Even though there is an autofill feature that kicks in when all of the required cells in a row or column are completed, I always use the “x” when I know a group is completed so I can avoid mistakes. Although there are no hidden object scenes we do pick up inventory items after completing some of the grids. The blurb states that the puzzles are challenging but early in the game those I encountered were very easy. With some of the grids having a bit more challenge than usual, it is okay with me that the puzzles are fairly easy. I really love the concept and the whole package that brings us a very creative new mosaic game. Thanks to the developer for a fun new game to play when we are looking for something different to fill those moments when we might only want a short break from our daily routine. I hit the buy button after completing about ten levels because I knew that A Mosaic Mystery is a keeper. As always, please try the demo to see if you will enjoy the game as well.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS GAME'S SO COOL EVEN THE GRINCH WILL LOVE IT! Move over Mr. Penguin! This is by far the most creative Mosaic Griddler game created, surely even the grouchy grinch will love it. This game proves that you can teach an old dog a new trick, and if you put on your thinking cap, changes can be made to set the bar higher. This Mosaic is all about the story, and all about finding clues to progress through the story just like a detective. You heard me right, the puzzles help progress through the story and the story helps to progress through the puzzles. You will solve a Griddler Mosaic puzzle that give you a clue of a place or item to investigate, for instance, the finished puzzle might be an apple tree, which is the location you will go to next. After solving the mosaic, and reading a paragraph of the progressing story, you will then be taken to that area to "investigate" which usually means finding an inventory item such as a key or a shovel. Sometimes you need to use an inventory item to access a clue or to play a mini game puzzle that can be solved with you clue such as, entering the correct code on a keypad by referring to the clue you found earlier. Sounds intriguing doesn't it? All of this may sound difficult, but in reality it is all fairly easy to navigate and figure out. After that you lather, rinse and repeat by playing another mosaic and so forth. You start out with 2 lives, with a maximum of 4, in the form of hearts. If you make a mistake, a heart life is removed, too many mistakes will mean you will have to restart the puzzle. There is a hint system that is pretty sweet, you can choose a 1 cell hint, a two cell hint or a 4 cell hint, on each of the three colors, but they must recharge after each use. I do have complaints however, but this is a new concept so I'll give them time to work out the kinks as they surely release other games like this. For starters, there's only three different colors, no biggie, but they often use colors that are nearly identical with just a shade difference and it's hard to tell where one color stops and the other starts. The background of the grid is opaque and the scenery behind the puzzle sometimes make it difficult to see the cells and sometimes even the filled in cells. When switching between colors and even when the puzzle is complete, it seems to take forever with no way to speed it up. Most importantly, a few times, I had difficulty getting the cells to accept my click to fill it in no matter how many times I clicked the cell. On one of the puzzles, I actually had to use a 1 tile hint fill in otherwise I couldn't finish the puzzle because it wouldn't accept the final filled cell to complete the picture. This is a fantastic game for griddler fans, puzzle geeks and detective story lovers too. I've got a case to solve now, enjoy!
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A RADICAL NEW HYBRID WHICH HAS AN ELEMENT OF FUN! Welcome to a new game – a hybrid of a HOP game minus the hidden object scenes. Another BIG THANK YOU to BFG for another nonogram game! Now what do you call this type of game? The hidden objects are replaced with mosaics (AKA nonograms). I LOVE THIS 5-STAR PLUS GAME! That “plus” is for the inventive creative genius in creating a new type of game. Instead of searching for objects in a scene, play a mosaic (nonogram) puzzle to get an inventory item to help you investigate a house. Most nonogram games consist of one nonogram puzzle after the other. However, this one incorporates a story. There are no difficulty levels for the nonograms and the ones I played I felt were easy. There are also other puzzles as well. The puzzles I played are easy as well. Included are logic puzzles, switch puzzles, matching puzzles, and sequence puzzles to name a few. I found the nonogram puzzles well-done. The colors are vivid; however, I must admit I found a couple in the demo which looked more like blobs instead of the items depicted. There is sound; however, there are no voice overs. STORY: You play a nameless assistant to Professor Baumgartner. He has just discovered a new element, “arcanesium” - home-grown right in his own personal lab. He sends you a message that he has left for an urgent conference. He has asked you to break into this house and into his lab to get this new prototype. However, something is amiss here. He left in a hurry with specific instructions for you. However, you are rather surprised because he did not mention he was slated to attend a conference. Furthermore, why has he asked you to not to contact him? Is the professor in danger? Now you are off to explore his house and locate that new chemical element! NONOGRAM FACTS: • Colors: Each puzzle I played has 3 colored screens which can be switched at any time while playing the puzzle. (However, I wished they used another color besides “gray” which is difficult to perceive. • There is only one difficulty level. • Autofill: There is autofill so you do not have to fill in the unused boxes. However, you can use your mouse to right click “X’s” for unused spaces. • Hint: You receive 3 hints if needed. • Lives: You are allowed 6 mistakes, which are called lives. After that, you must restart the game. • There are over 100 puzzles • After completing a puzzle, you receive an inventory item to use in the game. • This game has mini-games within it. The ones I played were easy.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I enjoyed it. I enjoyed this game a lot. I do agree with other reviewers that the level of challenge and the colors used could be improved on. It is hard to distinguish between the light blue and they grey on a black background. But overall I thought the mini games were fun- the storyline was good. Waiting for the sequel.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall a good game I just finished this one, and overall it was enjoyable. Had one glitch I had to close out of the game for, but when restarted it, it was fine. Would love some more interaction with the puzzles or searching, but it was a fun addition to the nonogram puzzles. Suggestions for the continuation, which would be cons for this one, but not insurmountable: 1. The gray is really hard to see on the grid, would be better to make it like a metallic gray or black (more shiny) so it would show up better. 2. For the white it was very hard to see what the numbers were...suggest putting those number in black with a gray outline, instead of having white on white. 3. Please oh please make a way to restart a level if you make a mistake instead of making yourself lose enough lives to have it tell you to restart, or going back to the main screen. Also, would be nice to be able to left click to cancel out a chosen square before you commit to it by releasing the left mouse button. Looking forward to seeing a continuation of this story.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I liked this, but... I love these sorts of games. There were a few drawbacks that I found to be annoying. First of all, the mosaic puzzles were transparent and the backgrounds showed through which made for a more difficult, if not disruptive, sort of puzzle. I found that I couldn't figure out some of the mini puzzles, but then, maybe that was just me. Thank goodness for the skips. Also, there were so very many misspellings of words and typographical errors, etc. Someone should have proof read the game before releasing it. I hereby volunteer to be a proofreader going forth. Otherwise, it is a long game that can be enjoyed, but it could have been much better. Hope the sequel is corrected and improved.
Date published: 2017-01-01
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