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Eselmir and the five magical gifts

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Eselmir and the five magical gifts is a 2D point and click adventure game inspired by the old classics of the genre. It tells the story of Eselmir and his journey to find the five magical lost gifts of King Theoson, leading the player to explore an imaginary world studied in every detail. An atypical and elegant fantasy made up of stories within the story, one enclosed in the other.StoryThe story takes place in an epic and legendary world dominated by powerful divinities and ancient spells. Ancient people build flourishing cities and monuments prosper. This unique and adventurous world of Eselmir is inhabited by fairies and mysterious creatures.
Eselmir, a priest devoted to the Goddess of Time, belongs to the ancient Pirin race, demigods descendants of a fairy and a mortal that live on the highest mountains in the east.
One night, Eselmir receives a mission from his goddess that could change the fate of many: to find the five lost gifts of King Theoson, the progeny of Pirin's civilization, which at his death was buried together with his treasures in a secret place whose grave was never found again.Features
  • An engaging 2D point and click adventure game entangled with puzzles and mysticism, breathtaking landscapes and picturesque characters.
  • It is an original blend of fairy tales, inspired by ancient mythology and medieval folklore.
  • It explores an entire continent with countless and flourishing civilizations including magical items and enchanted charming places.
  • A Narratively-rich 2D point and click adventure game filled with brillant dialogues, mystery and magic.
  • Dozens and dozens of puzzles and many inventory objects to collect and interact with.
  • Over 170 hand-illustrated and digitally colored backgrounds, 140+ characters and 15+ hours of gameplay.
  • Original soundtrack specifically composed for the game.
  • 40 challenging in-game achievements and several collectibles to find.
The Pirin SagaThe concept of the game was inspired and based on texts and drawings of a young talented Swiss writer, Sebastiano B. Brocchi who wrote a new elegant fantasy saga called "Pirin." The game is set in his own created universe. The hand made drawings are easily recognizable with a strong personality, are of the same style used to illustrate the book made by Brocchi itself.SummaryGenre: Point and click adventure, 2D, fantasy
Developer: Stelex Software
Subtitles: English, Italian
Voiceover (cutscenes only): English, ItalianPress Quotes
"Before you start playing Eselmir make sure you have the empty agenda for a few months!"
The Games Machine (no. 329)

"Do you like fairy tales, magic and mythology? So, Eselmir and the five magical gifts might well please you. For us a clear secret tip!"
Red Bull Games

"Elegant and refined"
Project Nerd

"A refined adventure story. Eselmir is a videogame like few others! Chapeau!"
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Stelex Software
Publisher
Stelex Software
Age rating
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Website
http://www.stelexsoftware.com

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS 10.7+ (Lion)
  • Processor: 2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Non-Dedicated (shared) video card with at least 512MB Shared VRAM & openGL 2.0 support
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Sound Card: 16 bit

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP+
  • Processor: 2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Non-Dedicated (shared) video card with at least 512MB Shared VRAM & openGL 2.0 support
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Sound Card: openAL compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Visual Studio 2012 (32 bit Runtime),
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Product received for free 'Eselmir and the five magical gifts' is about the priest Eselmir who serves the God Monusad (Monusadah in his female form), the God of time. He is being sent on a long journey across the whole country to retrieve five magical gifts that were buried with the legendary King Theoson, the ancestor of the Pirin, Eselmir's people. In addition, Eselmir must find a kidnapped child, solve the mystery surrounding the death of his beloved Jeselion, fight off monsters and other adversaries and do a lot of reading. The story is well-told; the amount of texts to read lends additional depth, as do such things as linking a seemingly useless item in your inventory to a character you encounter later in the game, thus telling an additional short story. There are lots of those links throughout the game; even though every single item seems to have its very own history that has to be told, it's worth reading the dialogues (or books) because in the end, everything comes together. The artwork is truly special. Every background has been painted by hand and colored digitally; there's a lot of heart and soul in this game. Not everyone will like the artwork, though. I must admit that during the first hours, it took me a while to get used to this unique style. After a while, I found that I really liked the artwork even though animations can look a bit weird - but then, this is not an AAA title with a huge budget. Bearing this in mind, it's astonishing what Stelex Software have accomplished. The soundtrack is wonderful; almost every setting has its own unique musical score, and the main song, "The Way to Lothriel", is very catchy. There's no audiotrack for voices except during cutscenes; all other dialogue must be read. You can choose between English and Italian. Gameplay is classical point and click. All you need is your trusty mouse to look at people or things, to interact, to pick stuff up, to pray etc. The inventory is restricted to the icon for interaction - you cannot pick up something from your inventory and try to apply it to the next hotspot and see what happens. If an interaction is possible, the game will show you - just right-click to see if there's more to the interaction icon than the eye. If items from the inventory have to be combined, Eselmir will either do it automatically or after you've solved a riddle tied to an item. The tasks Eselmir has ahead of him are numerous: He has to fetch things for other characters, scout a maze (which was great fun - and usually, I HATE mazes), do some sports, answer riddles, fiddle with mechanics and mirrors, take part in a war, fight, swim... there's a lot to do, and it doesn't get boring because most tasks and riddles won't be repeated. Also, most of them can be solved by carefully reading all the dialogues and texts provided - most of the time, a hint will be hidden there. In addition, Eselmir has to fight. That was the one part of the gameplay that I didn't like at all simply because it's not about skill but speed. Think Assassin's Creed Unity and lockpicking. There's also a very short and not very difficult stealth section. As much as I enjoyed the game because of its story, well-written characters and beautiful artwork, there were technical issues that at times made me curse. The game crashed a lot, sometimes Eselmir (and the inventory resp. all other characters) would disappear from the scenery, sometimes I couldn't even get the game started. What worked for me was switching to an older computer - think Windows XP here -, turning off Steam Cloud and also switching to windowed mode. The game worked more smoothly under those circumstances; the only tech issue I had to deal with after making those adjustments were crashes. I recommend that you save often. It took me 29 hours to complete the game (I had to replay some sections after crashes) which is astonishingly long for an adventure, let alone an indie adventure. Storywise, this is a good game. The world and the characters are very vivid, while Eselmir is a very likeable character with a golden heart. The tech issues can be very annoying. However, once they are gone (I really hope the devs are able to patch things up), this will be a great game for people who love point and click adventures.
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