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A mysterious figure in red... Something's driven everyone away from Linden Shades. No one's been back since that time of terror when the kids drew startling images of blood-red ghosts, and the police were no help. Your editor's sure there's a story hidden in the Shades. Can you get the truth, off the record?

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  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • CPU: 1.4 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 437 MB

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Off the Record: Linden Shades is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beware The Red Figure! In this game your boss sends you after a cold case that involves a red figure scaring orphans away from their home, which ultimately had to be shut down. This game stood out to me because it was the first I had ever seen where they superimposed real people into the cut scenes. It was nice and lengthy and the hidden object scenes were fairly simple. This game came out in 2013, but you still had customized settings and a teleporting map at your disposal. My only complaint is that sometimes the skip button wouldn't work for me and I had to consult a walk-through.
Date published: 2019-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Story-driven gem Based on the completed game, this goes on my short list of all-time favorites. Thank you developers for making such a fun and different game. Beautiful, pastoral setting, suspenseful plot that never sours. A Mystery to solve rather than occult gobbledygook. Quality is maintained throughout. I also appreciate that gameplay took place among a few scenes at t time so no long treks to find stuff. An antidote to the tiresome clones out there.
Date published: 2013-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i enjoyed playing this game!!!!! played casual. low sound. hint/skip charge fairly fast. there is a diary and a map that is interactive. the hints also tell you where to go next. the graphics are really great!!!!!!!! not hard to see at all. you are a journalist that has been sent out to findout why an orphange has been abandoned and to solve the mystery behind the "ghost" in the red robe that has scared the children so much. sequel.......possible.
Date published: 2013-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mind Relaxer This was a refreshing game to play after playing so many horror themed games. It has it share of HOS which were very easy and interactive. There are couple of HOS that are repeats. The objects that are collect are used in game play. There is some adventure that is typical with any HO game. There are three game play options. The puzzles were not very challenging but did cause to you to think. This is the first game that was not stressful. The story line could have been better but it will keep you guessing. If you are into crime dramas you will figure it out but I warn you it has it share of suspense. I recommend this game for those who want to play
Date published: 2013-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Game That Exceeds All Expectations This game comes from game developer Eipix and I am incredibly impressed with their games; most recently, this wonderful HOPA that I can foresee being a contender for one of the best HOPA games of 2013. Compared against the same old and tired cookie-cutter games that the casual gaming market seems to be flooded with as of late; this game from Eipix stands apart from the rest. I won't go into much detail about the game mechanics as others have already covered that area thoroughly. What I will say is that everything from the opening cut-scene to the final credits (which are hilarious by the way and I recommend reading through them) were done exceptionally well. 5 stars all across the board as far as the game mechanics, voice-overs, storyline, atmosphere and ambiance. The game is bright and colorful while still maintaining a chilling experience and can be enjoyed by a variety of players as it does not delve into the occult; it is a mystery to solve and is extremely well-polished. It is obvious from the start that the developers put a lot of hard work into this game, which, as a player, I really appreciate. There is a perfect balance of adventure, HOS, mini-games and mystery to keep the player entertained and invested. The puzzles were just difficult enough to provide a challenge but not so difficult that players will get frustrated and hit the 'skip' button. All skill levels will most likely find the mini-games and puzzles both fun and solvable. CE versus SE: The CE does include 3 different types of collectibles that are very well hidden. I liked the extra challenge of trying to locate all of the collectibles due to the difficulty level of trying to locate some of them. The fact that their locations were not blatantly obvious really increased the fun factor. There are also achievements, an enjoyable bonus game, the usual wallpaper and concept art, a rather enjoyable 'making-of' video and a few other extras that aren't often seen packaged with CE's. Even without the bonus chapter or all of the extras, this game would still be well worth the CE price tag if you are able to afford it. Otherwise, the SE will be just as enjoyable as the game wraps everything up nicely at the end so all players, regardless of game version purchased, can enjoy it which I find admirable on the part of the developers.The length of the game is just right. It's not a short game by any means, nor is it too long to the point where a player may begin to get bored. You will get your money's worth of playing time with this one. I spent at least a solid 6-7 hours on this (roughly 5 hours on just the main game) and consider myself an expert player. I did read the journal, watch all cut-scenes, find all the collectibles, attempted to earn as many achievements as possible, did not skip any dialog, puzzles or HOS, or use the hints or the map. The interactive map that let's you jump from location to location is nice to have, but not really necessary as there is not a lot of backtracking in this game, which means less filler and fluff and more actual game-play, which is also appreciated. I look forward to more games by this developer as they have definitely set the bar high in the HOPA genre. Very well done game. Bravo to those that worked very hard on this enjoyable game; your efforts paid off. I highly recommend this game to players of all skill levels.
Date published: 2013-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a game My experience with this game, was just AWESOME... The visual affects, the storyline, and the entire game, was a JOY to play.. Not too often do, I leave a review, BUT THIS GAME WAS SO WORTHY, that I had to give credit, to this game...Try it... You will like it..
Date published: 2013-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Demo Only Played demos (SE & CE) and actually finished the demo for SE. I thoroughly enjoyed the SE and did not miss the achievements and collectibles. The game was crisp, clear and colorful. The games were not difficult and the hos had a twist, at least each hos had one item that needed to be filled or put together. I also enjoyed the safe mini game (reminded me of other puzzles games that I enjoy). The recordings helped move the story along and whetted my interest to continue on to find out what was happening. There was not a lot of running around, most items were used within a short distance of where they were found. The story of an older journalist giving you a cold story that had been niggling at him because he never had the chance to find out what happened. As you enter the now abandoned orphanage, you meet the neighbor, talk with him after which you begin your journalist journey. It's up to you to find out what happened. It was an extremely enjoyable hour spent on a quiet Sunday morning and I defintely recommend this game.
Date published: 2013-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from eipix games linden shades This game was like all the Eipix games: great! BUT, no walk through on bonus and getting stuck on a puzzle with numbers is a waste of time.... Regardless...I loved it!
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this creative team! This is the same team that did 'Final Curtain'. I think they're Russian which is cool because this game translates very well. The creators play actual characters in the game. I like their graphic alot. It's not the most challenging game...but it's lots of fun!
Date published: 2013-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Off the Record: Linden Shades I purchased the game because it was EIPIX, and had planned to purchase others. After the Little Mermaid and the Purple Tide, I was sooooo hooked and guess I expected more of the same, particularly in the extras and achievement sections. I thought I would get to go back and find all the crayons and toys, but alas, it was not to be. I only accomplished 6 achievements. I am really good, but there is no way anyone can finish this game in five (5) hours! The red circles alone took me 5 days before I solved it once, and it really is unfair to ask a player to solve it three (3) times. I was so looking forward to the extras and really love replaying the puzzles, especially the pong game and the red circles. The puzzles were fun and creative, although I recognized a couple of scenes that were variations from other game puzzles, but I really enjoyed them. I can't recall the game, but I recognized the red circles and really glad I can keep playing them over and over. I solved it 7 times, but still cannot figure out the logic to solve it quickly – and 3 times?????. Puleese!!! The graphics were crisp and I enjoyed the story line. I don’t play with sound so I read everything and even enjoyed the comments in the credit section. The HOs were just the right amount of difficulty and I liked that there were a lot of them – (5 hours). I give this game a 4 only because I cannot go back and improve on my achievements. I am not going to replay the game just to find the crayons and the one toy I missed! There is no time incentive/gold medal and so no incentive for me to go back and play the HOs, but I enjoy them anyway. I recommend this game; however, EIPIX has a tough act to follow after the Little Mermaid and Purple Tide.
Date published: 2015-01-26
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