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The Barbarian and the Subterranean Caves

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IMPORTANT, READ CAREFULLY!About the genre of this gameThis game is visual novel. You cannot directly control the 3D model of the protagonist, you will advance the game plot using textual links. You can read more about the visual novels using the link below:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_novelAbout the 18+ rating of this gameWe must make things clear, in order to avoid misunderstanding of 18+ content rating of our game.

This label does not mean that this is a game with adult content. In fact, there is no adult content at all.
According to the laws, games containing scenes of smoking, drinking of alchoholic beverages, usage of mild drugs are prohibited for the children. Our heroes drink wine, smoke hookah (presumably with mild drugs :) ).

Also our game contains quite a bit of erotic scenes, scenes of violence and gambling.
We were arguing in our team about the content rating of the game and decided to set the maximum possible just to avoid possible problems.

So, please have in mind: this game is NOT about tits and asses (well, not only about it :) ). This is the game about adventures, with spirit of old movies and books about barbarians, which we love. We tried to create something similar and hopefully we did it :)DESCRIPTIONThe Barbarian and the Subterranean Caves is an adventure visual novel about the heroic feats of the intrepid warrior Ragnar.

Now you can become the famed adventurer Ragnar and bravely seek out all-new original adventures in this exciting game.

Delve into the mysteries of the caves and discover what lies in waiting below. Ready your sword: you will investigate sprawling, far-reaching webs of intrigues and unmask the cunning evildoer who stands in your way.

Can you tell a friend from a foe; who wants to manipulate you and who really needs your help?

Ragnar has six qualities you can choose from; each one influences the plot in its own way. But you must strategize well because you may only choose three.

Conquer all those who oppose you, overcome difficulties, let your conscience guide you through tough choices, and don't let lies ensnare you in a sticky web.

Take control over your hero's destiny to unlock the multiple endings and get the richest rewards.

Discover the truth in the darkest depths of the subterranean caves…MAIN FEATURES
  • Non-linear, choose-your-own-adventure plot
  • Unique endings to find
  • More than 300 detailed illustrations
  • Mosaic plot that completely opens by only completing a few storylines
  • Cross-platform compatibility (Windows, Mac, Linux)
  • Steam trading cards and badges
  • Achievements
  • Steam Cloud support
Release date
NLB project
NLB project
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu 13.04+, Fedora 18+, Arch, Gentoo, Debian
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 3 / Athlon 64 or later
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated graphics
  • Storage: 330 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any sound card

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • Processor: Intel CPU 1 Ghz or higher
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated graphics
  • Storage: 330 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any sound card

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 2000
  • Processor: CPU 1 Ghz or higher
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated graphics
  • Storage: 330 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any sound card
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Find a tunnel blocked by stones.
Killing monsters.
Kill the monster in the cave.
Bruised forehead.
Even in a dark cave there is someone who'll take care of you.
Stone jaws.
Find a tunnel with a "fanged maw."
An announcement.
Read an announcement.
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The Barbarian and the Subterranean Caves reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from French
An ugly Visual story but that will give you successes and steam maps. The story is miserable, the characters caricaturals, the music repetitive, the menus disgusting (and not memorized),... but the backup seems to be functional nonetheless. The price it (4 euros), is crippling.
Translated by
Microsoft from French
Product received for free the novel style corresponds quite well to this very (too) short story! There are however several choices and many ways to succeed to the end or rather to the different ends of this game! It is ridiculously short (in less than 10 minutes you did a run!); l interest reside a try to have all the possible ends and I believe that is the, the true depth of the game: Replay without playing the same way you deveil another facet of the story! It's a drawer game or like the books you're the heros;) The scenario is banal and the graphics are just average. interest: 11/20 realization: 11/20
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
The Idea of setting a Game in an antiken-barbaric Scene is a good one, but there is simply a lack of Implementation. Let'S put aside the Fact that this is "just" a text adventure with a few Pictures that are not even visually appealing. The Story is boring just like the Gameplay. After Accepting the Mission (yes, there is only one Mission in the Game!), you spend five Minutes to find the right Path in a Cave. Just boring. With that, the Developers probably wanted to increase the Game time a bit. I really gave the Game a fair chance as I'm excited by the Setting, but even here nothing was made of it. You have a very creative Adventure, which is already ready after 30 Minutes (game) time. There is no Recommendation from me.
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
The Barbarian and the Subterranean Caves is supposed to be a Visual Novel, so in Principle an animated picture book, whereby the Game Tends more towards the classic Text adventure than the usual VNs, we can use the Game by making decisions in different Ways. Drift directions and experience alternative Endings. I was very quick to go through it very quickly, but that was probably Luck or Bad luck depending on my View. Visually a completely different Way than the often usual Anime-0815, the Graphics were probably created with a 3D Engine and taken by Screenshots (or something like that) so quite elaborate. Whether the Optics look good at the End is in The eye of the Beholder again, I found it so lala. The Lyrics are unfortunately violent Narrow-gauge fantasy booklets from the kiosk level. But maybe I'm also too spoiled by the AAA adventures, quite possible. For Fans of classic Text Adventure or who wants to try another VN and is Just a sale. https://youtu.be/pZobnpwn0vI
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