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Before Queen Sophia was born, the Human Kingdom lived in an age of glory: the golden age. However, this age too had its dark times. Beneath a veneer of peace, war has come with minotaurs invading human villages. But there is more to this war than meets the eye, and you must uncover it. The minotaurs claim that humans have been starving them, but how could this be true? Escape your village, investigate the truth, and journey to the ends of the kingdom and into its castles, meeting allies with unique abilities that can help you. Uncover the secrets behind the war, or the kingdom of your birth will be destroyed!

This is a special Collector's Edition release full of exclusive extras you won’t find in the standard version. As a bonus, Collector's Edition purchases count toward three stamps on your Monthly Game Club Punch Card!

The Collector’s Edition includes:

  • A dark, new story set in the Awakening world
  • Meet characters that explore the world along with you
  • Lushly detailed and unique landscapes to discover
  • Discover the secrets that lie in the Human Kingdom
  • Use your unique magical ability to solve puzzles and uncover clues

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  • OS: 10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6
  • CPU: 1.0 GHz (INTEL ONLY)
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • Hard Drive: 523 MB

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Awakening: The Golden Age Collector's Edition 3.8 5 52 52
I Thought It Was Over But It's Just Begun!!!! Before Queen Sophie was even thought about, the humans lived in prosperity of the Golden Age. It's about to get ugly folks, General Blacktail has led his army of minotaurs into the village and is taking every human as a prisoner in his search for Prince Cedric. The minotaurs are claiming that the humans are responsible for starving the minotaurs, how is this possible and why do they blame the Prince? I have a feeling the Prince just may be Sophie's royal baby daddy, or perhaps her grandpa, either way I'm super thrilled that the Awakening series has returned back to it's roots, this is hands down one of the best continuing saga series out there. Don't worry if you haven't played any games in the Awakening series, each game can be played separately, but I suggest you start at the beginning to understand the entire story, you won't be disappointed. Awakening has come a long way in the graphics department, the cartoonish, hand drawn graphics of yesteryear no longer apply. This game has moved up to the big leagues with sharp, crisp graphics, and beautifully detailed scenery. My favorite feature in this game is collecting the hidden fairies, let me tell you, some fairies are very difficult to find. There is a fairy in every scene and they certainly don't stick out like a sore thumb, they are blended into the scenery with alike color schemes. I found myself staring at some of the scenes for a couple of minutes determined to find that elusive fairy before doing anything else! Sophie's wise old owl hasn't been born yet so we hatch a Hoopoe bird, give him a name and he's along for the ride, ready to assist you with any questions you may have, a.k.a. a hint icon. You also have an Amulet that let's you "see" areas that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Use the All Seeing Pendant amulet when you come across an eye symbol to expose doorways and passages that have been magically sealed. Some of the items have plus signs indicating that further action is required with that item before using such as opening the item, assembling the item or combining that item with another inventory item. The Hidden Object Scenes are varied, some are Fragments to find to complete a single inventory object. There are also HO's that are slightly interactive list finds where you click on something to move it out of the way, zoomed in areas usually have a mini game such as clicking on 5 celestial symbols in a bas-relief or changing symbols so that there is a different symbol on each row and column. Some objects expose a fragment when found that will complete a crest when all frags have been collected. Awakening has never been about the Hidden Object Scenes, Awakening is however the mini game King known for an abundance of clever and entertaining mini games. The game I enjoyed the most was putting together the map I would use for quickly traveling to that location. Clues would be given in order to place landmarks such as a village lays west of the crops and there are forests to the east and west of the village. This Collectors Edition has Wallpapers, Soundtracks, replayable mini games, Cutscenes, Achievements, Concept Art, a built in Strategy Guide and a Bonus Chapter. Personally, I opted to purchase this edition just for the collectible fairies alone, enjoy! November 1, 2014
What is causing the Minotaur's drought? The Awakening series always has beautiful graphics and a great story. You don't have to have played any of the previous game to thoroughly enjoy this one, but you might want to go back and try them -- they are all quite good. This story precedes Princess Sophia and her family. You are the human, Sasha, who escapes your city before the Minotaur Army arrives. With your friend Caity and Prince Cedric, you investigate what a captured Minotaur Longhorn, the healer - with a wonderful voice! - tells you about their drought. It seems the minotaurs believe Prince Cedric has blocked their shared river with a building, that has caused all the minotaur crops to die. You free the minotaur, and go to investigate the blockage. When you free the river, strange trees suck up the water, a dragon arises -- and the demo ends! Each human has a magical trait -- you have a magical pendant that brings up hidden elements you need to solve. You find a map that you need to "draw" following clues. The HOPs are lists with embedded mini-games, or easy FROGs, or find the items in the story type. Not hard, but the variety certainly adds to the fun. The mini-puzzles are unique, but quite doable -- I do not think I had to skip any. There are 46 fairy collectibles, but I only found one so they are well-hidden. You have 9 achievements as well, and 3 modes of play. The game is filled with nice touches, like the "Squabbit" - a cross between a squirrel and a rabbit - that you give a carrot to, in order to get a clue. This is a charming game, with no violence so far, but the story and the puzzles keep you quite occupied. Try it and see if you like it! November 1, 2014
Based on the Demo ... AWESOME! I can't wait, to complete the game and move on with the Awakening series. I dearly love, the previous series with Queen Sophia. Now, we get to see what happened and why it happened. I agree, with other commenters ... The graphics have very much improved. They are more inline, with today's games. I know, that the graphics have improved steadily, with each game in the Awakening series, but, this game ... The graphics just seem to shine. One of my favorite things about the Awakening series, is the investigative game! You are trying to solve the mystery and yet, you have a great story line, along with some great HOs and Mini games! In the Demo version, I played the Casual game. I prefer, playing in Casual mode. However, I do believe that I could very easily play in the Advanced mode. Knowing this series, so well, I know that as the game advances, the HOs and especially, the Mini games get harder. So, that is why, I mainly stay with the Casual mode. I am so glad that Boom Zap, has decided to continue with the Awakening story. There are so many players, that simply love this series, I know that I love it. Another great aspect to this game, is that this one is the first, in this series. You don't have to have played all of the other Awakening games, to play this one. I can't wait to see, what is coming down the pipeline, from Boom Zap, regarding the Prequel Awakening series. Try the demo and I think, you will agree with those of us, who truly love the Awakening series ... They are very good and fun to play. November 3, 2014
Excellent Addition To the series! Don't listen to bad reviews! The first thing I do before trying a game is read the negative reviews. I don't always trust 5 star reviews because developers rate their own games, so I look at "Lowest Ratings" first. The first five or so negative reviews I read seemed way too harsh to believe. I have played all of the Awakening series before now, and I couldn't believe it could go so bad after being so good. I was right not to listen to the negative reviews! Honestly, "boring," "sexist," "no villians," ... These people did not play this game. It was in no way boring. The entertainment was as fast paced as the others, with games inside of games. Even the bonus chapter was interesting and thought-provoking. It wasn't a quickly added segment. I have no idea where one person gets the idea that the heroine is mindless or helpless. She is the hero of the story! She helps everyone! She even helps the strong minotaurs! All of the men look to her for help and wisdom. There was no male hero on a horse. That just didn't happen at all. This person clearly did not play this game. No villains? Um, yeah, there certainly WAS a villain and who it is becomes a mystery to solve. After this experience, I am going to reconsider taking negative reviews seriously. I wish we had to verify that we played the game before reviewing it because these people obviously lied about the game. Having said all that, THE POSITIVES: I am so thrilled with this addition to the awakening series! 1. The art is still gorgeous! The colors are vibrant and blended so well. The people are believable and the creatures are creatively rendered. 2. I always love the sound to this series, and this addition did not disappoint. This isn't the first time I wished there would be a soundtrack. Beautiful music and sound effects that did not intrude on game play. 3. The Level of challenge was superb! It wasn't too difficult but not too easy, either. There was a degree of thought and problem solving with each game. The HO scenes were fun. They weren't annoying and illogical. They weren't just lists, either, which can make a HOG seem monotonous. 4. The storyline does a remarkable job of tying into the rest of the series. This is a prequel -- it takes place a century before the others in the series. It fits perfectly and lets you see how it ties into the others in the future. I absolutely loved the friendships made throughout the game and the teamwork between both sides. Honestly, if you liked any of the Awakening series, you will love this game. It won't disappoint! It's exactly what you expect from the creators. Also, I want to say that this was the first time I ever received ALL achievements! I'm so proud of myself! January 5, 2015
A Wonderful Prequel to the Awakenings Series. A Must Have Game! In a new Awakenings game our story begins long before Princess Sophia was born. It was a time when the human kingdom lived in peace but as our story begins that peace and harmony is soon to be shattered as Minotaur warriors arrive at your village looking for the Human Prince. With the help of your new ranger friend Cedric, you and Caity narrowly escape the Minotaurs and reunite with the convoy of villagers who escaped. Soon you learn that all is not as it appears and everyone has their secrets. The graphics are beautiful in Awakenings: The Golden Age. Not only do we have a new storyline that is more of a prequel to the previous games but, IMHO, the graphics seem so much better as well. The overall soundtrack for the game is very good with excellent voiceovers that are unfortunately not lip-synced. The options for gameplay are very basic with not a lot of customization offered as far as settings. Very early in the game we acquire our magic map that will help us navigate the kingdom. You have other tools at your disposal as well, one of them being the All Seeing Pendant that helps you find hidden magic. You also receive a bird early on that becomes your hint button. During the demo I didn?t receive any ?special? help from the bird, although we do name him, but I don?t think it officially qualifies as a pet helper. There are various types of interactive HOPs, some are the standard list type and others are find matching pairs or hidden items in a story scenario. The puzzles do not seem overly difficult and are much the same as ones we have seen quite often although they have their own spin or presentation on the standard theme. Overall the puzzles and HOPs are entertaining and well done with an emphasis on more mini puzzles than HOPs in the game. There is very little aside from the bonus chapter and the strategy guide that would make this game an exceptional CE value, although we can replay the HOPs and puzzles as part of the bonus content once we complete the main game, and there is a wonderful assortment of wallpapers included as well. Overall the Awakening series is not one of my favorites but I am finding this new storyline very good and one I am enjoying. It is only my opinion but everything from the HOPs to the puzzles, gameplay, story, and the visual presentation combine perfectly to make this a game that is perfect for me but, as always, I recommend that you at least try the demo to see if this game is your cup of tea. November 1, 2014
New Awakening This is a truly wonderful game to play, with a fantastic story line, characters, and games!! My only advice would be to skip the SE version and wait for the regular version to come out if you purchase. The SE does not really offer anything that would make it worth the cost (unless you like collecting fairies and want the - unnecessary - strategy guide). November 15, 2014
And I thought it was over... What a joy to find another in the Awakening series! This prequel is very well done - I bought it straight off the bat and played it straight through wo/ stopping. Beautiful graphic as usual from BoomZap, excellent story line and fun game play throughout. Love the entire series and was so sad to feel it was over despite the satisfying resolution in the last game. I love this so much for being an unexpected treat in addition to its fine story, game play, graphics and, as always, perfectly suited music. Kudos to Boom Zap. November 2, 2014
I loved this game! it was a fun game! the hos was fun, the puzzles were fun November 2, 2014
Boom Zap Shines - Awakening Prologue Where would we be without Awakening and Boom Zap? Much poorer. This Golden Age game gives us the final and first [?] chapter of this marvellous adventure series. I just started but the quality is there - perhaps even improved - if that is possible. This game has arrived to us from a hand of a master - I love it - be enchanted. November 1, 2014
Before Danger Lurked for our Sophia. This is for all you Awakening fans. Sorry, I own them all as I purchased them for my daughter but I've never played them. Maybe someday. In the meantime, I played the beta of this game and also the newly released CE demo. So, this one's for you! LOL Wow! Talk about twist and turns and turns and twists! I don't even know where to begin. My head is literally spinning. First of all, the beta was so incredibly long I thought it would never end ... that tells me this game has something we all long for ................... length! Smile: Before the birth of Sophia (we all know her, of course), humanity lived in peace and prosperity. Happiness abounded everywhere. This time of peace was called The Golden Age (isn't that what we call it when we hit our "golden years"?). Until one day, Minotaur Soldiers invaded the small town and captured townspeople as their prisoners. YOUR character is Sasha, a friend of Caity and Cedric. As the 3 of you flee for your very lives, the excitement begins! I think the graphics are a vast improvement over past Awakening games (I've played the demos). The voice overs were good but NO LIP SYNCING??? Really??? Sigh. The sound effects were also pretty good. The music during the opening scene was beautiful - a melodic flute - sigh. There are 3 difficulty levels (Villager, Ranger and General - isn't that cute???). There is a transportable map, which you must find and restore. The restoration process is so AWESOME!!!!! Had so much fun! Sasha gets an All-Seeing Pendant, which makes hidden things visible when you see an "eye" somewhere. That's pretty amazing too because of the things that pop up behind that "eye". There are also "plus" items that go into your inventory so don't forget to check them twice! And, apparently, every "human" has a specialty. Cedric's is ... fire and does that ever come in handy. And the "hint" button? OH MY! It STARTS out as the silhouette of a bird - an unrecognizable bird - all black and yech - black? Seriously? Well, later in the game it becomes a "Hoopoe" and THAT'S all I will say about that! Ya gotta play the game to check out all these cool things going on. Just sayin'. There were not as many HOGS (hidden object games) as there were mini games IMO (oh, man, mini games EVERYWHERE, even in the HOGs!). But, they were varied (the HOGs now, we're talking HOGs - don't let my reference to mini games throw you off, we'll get to the mini games - lol), sometimes an interactive list - sometimes ... well .. not lol. So, varied HOGs. NOW, we'll talk mini games. Like I said, only EVERYWHERE! Fun, fresh and innovative. And, oh yeah.... you're gonna love this .... before you can actually play some of the mini games ..... you have to solve a riddle! No worries .... I found them very easy .... well .... maybe - (wink). I will say this .... very ingenious some of the things the DEVS thought up. Besides the usual CE Bling (concept art, music, replayable games, strategy guide, bonus game) there are collectibles. Not sure how many, but I "think" there are 46 fairies. No morphing objects. Boo-hooo so sad for me (crying face). Now, the mysteries of the game. What?!?!?! Cedric is really who????? NO! (SHOCK) And General Claudius? Is he really a "good guy"? Why did the Minotaurs attack the peaceful village??? And, really, what's the REAL story about Longhorn the Minotaur Soldier? There are LOTS more questions and all these and more will be answered during the game play. The demo ended with a REAL TWIST! WOW - even I wasn't expecting that! I believe that this would make an excellent standalone game for those non-Awakening fanatics that own every game. (I SAID I got them for my daughter - that's why I have them all - lmao). As the story begins BEFORE Sophia's birth. Maybe it's a prequel??? Don't know, but I would consider purchasing this for myself as the twist at the end reeled me in list a FISH on a HOOK! But, I'll let my daughter play the demo ---- she'll love it and buy it for herself and I'll get to play it anyway ... momma's got to have SOME privileges. ROFL I hope you enjoyed reading this review as much as I enjoyed playing the demo and posting it for you. I recommend this for everyone. It's a sequel in the series that seems to be a prequel. LOL. Enjoy! November 1, 2014
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