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Amax Interactive presents the next chilling installment of the Grim Facade series!

A medium’s letter about her dark premonitions brings you to the city of Mordamo. Your investigation into dangerous dealings in the town quickly turns the tables on you when you’re accused of murder! Can you uncover the real culprit and save the city in time? Find out in this spine-tingling hidden-object puzzle adventure game!

  • Save the city and stop a killer in the bonus game!
  • Collect creepy items to discover a dark history.
  • Replay entertaining mini-games and HOPs.
  • Advance effortlessly with the strategy guide!

Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
  • CPU: 1.6 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 815 MB

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Grim Facade: The Message Collector's Edition is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Imaginative Hidden Objects and Mini-Games Enjoyed the entire game and bonus game (which was of a good length.) The slide rule hidden object was new. Found the mini-games to be fairly easy and fun. Great graphics.
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and Relaxing Game Based on the completed game and bonus. I was really happy with the hops. They had 11 in the main game and 5 in the bonus chapter. The slide-ruled one was different because you put it over the top of a already there picture. No x-ray. The hops that you click two items like a duck was delightful. Don't forget the Platypus. Liked the Crustaceans. The bonus hops had a pretty one with fruits and vegetable. I just was really happy with them. I liked fishing, you have to click the square you want to be in. The mazes. In the correct order. Matching pairs and match three. I liked the window puzzle where you avoid the spot light. And more. My detail awards goes to the piano fountain, Japanese Maple, miniature millstone and the Triceratops. I thought the prism of souls was good. You use it when you see a cat in the scene. They had unexpected things in it. Only 14 collectibles which are skulls and carved candles. Would of liked more. Liked collecting the money to buy things again in this makers game. Hope they keep it. The music is the same as in there other games. It sounded like puppetshow to me. Wasn't crazy about the fights. Liked the match three. I knew who the killer was before the big reveal. I liked the main game more than the bonus. Replay 16 hops, 16 mini-games, 11 movies and 4 music tracks. Achievements, 6 wallpapers, 6 concept art, 6 screensavers.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good Found this game very fascinating !!!
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I FORESEE A GREAT GAME IN YOUR FUTURE OVERVIEW: Detective! Upon the death of a photographer - Madame Esperance, medium extraordinaire, has contacted you for help in locating the culprit. However, upon arrival in the town of Mordamo, the medium herself is murdered. Never fear, detective! Our swami will contact you from the other side to help in this investigation. Can you sort out who the mastermind is behind these murders? This fast-paced game is a vast improvement from the other games within this series. AMAX has spruced up this game series with some new, creative touches in both the HOP scenes and the puzzles as well. This whodunit has captured my interest and was an automatic purchase. I want to find out who the culprit is behind this intrigue. The pace is excellent with plenty of activities. You can choose the physical attributes of your character in the game. You collect items which belong to the medium such as skulls and candles. You also collect coins to purchase items for the games. The gimmicky spirit collector returns in this game. This device reveals spirits hiding within the scene. It also shows hidden elements within the scene as well. You can replay some of the HOP scenes within the game. I wish that AMAX would provide a replay of the puzzles as well, especially those which have two levels of difficulty. Despite loving this game, I do have two small complaints. I am tired of collecting coins in this developer’s games. I hate running back-and-forth to purchase some item from some vendor to be used in the game. I also dislike gimmicks. The spirit collector is overused in this developer’s games. Gimmicks are not needed with a quality game such as this. The game stands on its own merit without the need for these devices. HOP SCENES: The HOP scenes in the demo are creatively designed. Some of the scenes have puzzles within them. PUZZLES: There are new puzzles within this game. The developer also provides more puzzles with the choice between casual and hard settings. I found assembling a dreamcatcher a clever variation for a sequence puzzle. I also enjoyed the rope puzzles which involve untangling ropes on two objects – a doll and a ship. There is also a cleverly designed matching puzzle in which you switch tumbler halves so that the halves mesh together. FAVORITE PUZZLE: Go fish! I enjoyed trying to assess which squares within an aquarium three (3) fish and a crab would land in order to catch and remove them from the tank. This is a very creative approach to a logic puzzle. LEVELS: Casual, Advanced, Hard, Custom Hints and Skips: 5 to 200 seconds EXTRAS: Map is provided as you play the game 20 Achievements Collect 14 items used by mediums and coins to be used throughout the game to purchase items. Replay 16 HOP scenes Prism of Souls: Gimmick used to collect spirits within a scene 6 Wallpaper, 6 Concept Art, 6 Screensavers, Music, Movies HERE ARE THE DETAILS (SPOILERS) FOR THOSE WANT MORE INFORMATION ON THE HOP SCENES AND PUZZLES IN SEQUENCE HOP SCENES: (A) List of items. (Has an assembly puzzle within it) (B) Storybook. Locate each item individually within several scenes. (C) Silhouette items. (D) Mini-HOP scene. Locate six items to complete a lock. PUZZLES: (1) Easy 2) Moderate difficulty (3) Difficult A. Switch puzzle. Switch dials on a Zodiac chart so each dial matches up with its sign on the chart. Rating: 1 B. Choice between Casual and Hard. Matching Lock puzzle. Using two picks, exchange tumbler halves so they match up. C. Maze puzzle. Move a maze to lead a ball to the center of the grid. Rating: 1 D. Assembly puzzle. Assemble a dreamcatcher placing feathers and string in correct sequence. (In a HOP scene) Rating: 1 E. Choice between Casual and Hard. Match-3 game. Punch the evildoer in the snout! Match up 12 each of fists and shields to knock him out! F. Choice between Casual and Hard. Maze puzzle. Use a map to find your way through an underground set of tunnels. G. Rope puzzle. Swap rope pieces on a doll and a ship so that no piece of rope intersects with any of the others. 2X Rating: 2 H. Maze puzzle. Using a magnet, lead a pin through a labyrinth without touching the sides of the labyrinth. Rating: 2 I. Go Fish! Logic puzzle. Using a makeshift fishing pole, try to catch three (3) fish plus an old crab. Figure the pattern used in which the fish move and click on that square to catch the fish. Rating: 2
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Who is the murderer ? This game is fast paced and takes an interesting turn of events that leaves you in for a fight for your life. There are fun hop's and mini games and of course the portal of souls leaving you wanting more.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Trial: Interesting Journey. Well Crafted. Moves Forward. Excellent Graphics, good sound and music, hints work well, excellent HOG, well-designed Mini Games. Overall: Good Intro, you select your character which is a little different and fun. Escape from cell made me laugh, how much stuff can one find in a barren cell to use to escape, well surprise, you find what you need. Good details. Soapy sponge looked like a real one! Mini Games are well done, yet some are very time consuming. HOG are interactive and equally well developed. Interesting journey so far and like that it moves forward instead of a lot of back and forth. Will purchase.
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ~~WHO MURDERED MADAME ESPERANCE?~~ Grim Facade: The Message is part of the long-running hidden object series that focuses on the supernatural and grim murders. In this latest edition the story begins when a medium calls for the main character in order to investigate some dark premonitions, but as it turns out, you are too late to save her. To make matters worse, you are wrongfully accused of her murder as well, which makes your investigation even more difficult. Naturally, there are other interesting events along the way too, so you are rarely bored with the action or the story. I enjoyed the unique puzzles to test your wits even if the underlying mechanics are not very different from what you may be accustomed to, but some of the puzzles push the limits a little bit. This is a great way to keep you engaged, because regular hidden object sequences can only be fun for so long before they become repetitive. In addition, the eerie environment plays a major role in certain puzzles, which helps with the overall atmosphere. Speaking of which, the graphics are pretty dark, given the theme of the game, but the artwork is very detailed and enjoyable. Almost everything you see in the scenes is hand-drawn, and the artists did not hold back when it comes to backgrounds and character design. As usual, the cuts-cenes are a bit stiff and basic, but they get the point across, and they are usually pretty short anyway. This edition proved to be a worthy mystery for a seasoned detective and to sum things up, armchair detectives everywhere should have a blast with Grim Facade: The Message, especially since the mystery is pretty fun and convoluted. In addition, the gameplay is fun and quite diverse for the most part. Whether your a medium or an extra-large, casual gamers of all sizes and all levels should enjoy this adventure. LOL! Cheers. In this series: •Grim Facade: Deadly Dowry •Grim Facade: The Red Cat •Grim Facade: Monster in Disguise •Grim Facade: Hidden Sins •Grim Facade: The Artist and the Pretender •Grim Facade: A Wealth of Betrayal •Grim Facade: The Cost of Jealousy •Grim Facade: Sinister Obsession •Grim Facade: Mystery of Venice •Grim Façade: The Message   
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Murder on a medium Grim Façade, The Message, offers a story on a medium, who is murdered with us standing before her window but not able to get in and help in time. Finally, but after she’s been stabbed with a knife, we can enter her house through the window and talk to the dying woman. In our attempt to rescue her, we get in touch with her wounds - our hands are smeared with her blood, when minutes after our entry, the police is at the door and immediately arrests us for murder. Being electroshocked in the arrest, we awake in the cell and the murdered medium appears, as in a dream, talks to us and shows ways to get out of prison, to help her, save her soul. Later we are allowed to have a look at the case folder. Apparently a man has come up who alleges to be a witness to the murder. Next scene: we are in her house and learn, that her murderer wants her soul and by that her powers. We have to assemble our device (the one, we got used to in the preceding games of the series) and search for souls. Again there are coins for us in the game, with those we are able to buy useful things, as first of all a fare to the witness, the owner of the city‘s auctionhouse. Coming there, he has been taken prisoner too, sits bound in a chair, threatened by a tricky trap. His attacker has left tasks for us to solve - a couple of puzzles, then he is free. He had been bribed to testify and when he backed out of the foul trade, was taken himself. Behind his attacker seems to be the publisher of the town’s newspaper, the Mardano Daily, who bribed him in need of a good story. He acts as our merchant further in the game. At the newspaper’s headquarters we finally learn more about the police officer, who arrested us in the first place - he seems to be behind the murder and more weird things in this game. Puzzles are so-so. Not all very easy, some quite redundant and well-known to all players. HOS are ok, nothing special. As this is a Grim Façade - again the device ! In the first games it was new and had a certain charm, now it just takes time. Amusing detail is the merchant, where we, same procedure in every game, buy our stuff. A con against this game are the tiny steps in which we sneak through our tasks in the beginning at the house and in the cell. One big pro for the game is the story and of course the visual pleasure.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Another Masked Madman I am a fan of the later games of this series particularly, but I didn't like this one so much. I was a beta tester and I thought it showed promise. The artwork is good, but we seem to have slipped from Steampunk to a sort of anachronistic jumble. Like other reviewers I found the story line somewhat confusing. The game is also, I felt, a bit on the short side altogether. The bonus chapter is a separate story and doesn't really add anything to the main game story. I, as usual, had problems finding all the collectibles and wish there was a way to go back after you finished and research scenes to find the ones you've missed. I recommend if you a series fan to try the demo first and then decide if you like it enough to do the whole game. I thought it started out very promising but then kind of left me hanging in the end.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from it was confusing I couldnt get really into the story, cause I couldt figure out who was the killer...and the policman who keep showing up..I though he died in the begining..
Date published: 2018-01-02
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