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The Black Watchmen

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If this is your first Alternate Reality Game, please take the time to try the demo. The Black Watchmen is unlike any other game on Steam. You will have the opportunity to complete tasks unique to PARGs. You must be prepared: There is no virtual world, and you have no in-game avatar. You have an agent name, and the whole web to investigate for NPCs, fake websites and stories that blend the real word with our fiction. Several times during missions, you will be interacting with real world entities (players, businesses, organizations, etc.).

You will not be able to complete this game alone. Only with the help of the community will you be able to rise through the ranks, and become a veteran agent of The Black Watchmen.PricingYou are buying Season 1, which gives you access to:
  • 25 in-game missions
  • 65 puzzles to solve
  • 5 hidden missions (unlocked by obtaining “puzzle pieces” or secret answers in-game)
  • Community sandbox missions

Season 2 is an optional DLC and includes:
  • 30 in-game missions featuring an expanded narrative
  • 82 puzzles to solve
  • 5 new hidden missions
The World of The Black Watchmen
The Black Watchmen are a paramilitary group dedicated to protecting the public from dangerous phenomena beyond human understanding: ritualistic murder, occult secret societies, and paranormal activity, to name but a few.

As a global organization, The Black Watchmen offer a wide range of skills and services for covert missions anywhere in the world, on behalf of any group, corporation or government that can afford them. Often called in as a last resort, The Black Watchmen pride themselves on their discretion, strength and efficiency.

To maintain objectivity in the field, you, as an agent, are never informed of the identity of the client. You are given only mission parameters and told how to distinguish friend from foe, but the lines are often blurred…Gameplay Features
  • Gameplay: Different missions require different skill-sets.
    • Crack ancient codes and investigate bizarre occurrences
    • Join a squadron of soldiers raiding a rupture site
    • Hack through the virtual defenses of your enemies
    • Research an occult group and uncover hidden connections
  • All Around You: The game is played using coded websites, wikis and real world references.
  • Mission Hub: An interface that acts as a hub for information, mission briefings, puzzles, and more.
  • Agent Map: See the locations of your fellow agents around the world, and keep an eye out for potential location-based missions.
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Developer
Alice & Smith
Publisher
Alice & Smith
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.blackwatchmen.com

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Latest version
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Screen resolution 1280x720
Recommended:
  • OS: Latest version
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Screen resolution 1920x1080

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: Latest version
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Screen resolution 1280x720
Recommended:
  • OS: Latest version
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Screen resolution 1920x1080
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The Black Watchmen reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
Very cool, realistic and cool! But for the Tugenskih-will not go) Priyget to fill all 20-30-40 and even more hours that go at least half) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40LzY_Betpc
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Microsoft from French
A good puzzle game, an excellent storyline, and a more than perfect community. The concept of "game outside the game" is a breath of freshness in my steam library. Play and replay!
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Microsoft from French
This game is unique, it is composed of a subtle mix of reality and fiction, having to do research on experiments conducted during the years 50 on Wikipedia to solve a riddle is vfond immersive.
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Microsoft from Russian
Great product for those who like to work head. Some may be deterred by the lack of support for the Russian language. Rather interesting plot, not very simple riddles, the opportunity to pass together. In general, worth the attention.
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Microsoft from French
the game kinda suck you pass all your game time in your web browser. its for a specific type of player only and im not one of those ! i wish i could get a refund but i played 3 hours and 90% of this time i was on google to solve those crappy missions
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Microsoft from Russian
This is a great game that will appeal to all fans of different ages puzzles and riddles. Just want to note that the developers have tried to fame when creating this game, what you will see more than once, passing another mission. So I recommend 10 out of 10.
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Microsoft from Russian
The Game is unusual. Knowledge of English is necessary. It is Difficult to describe this game. The Game is to find and decipher information. You are given only the starting point. And you have to find a solution. Some parts of the solution will need to be searched on the internet. A kind of puzzle game based on the real world.
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Microsoft from Russian
Best Google Simulator. No, True, this is a very cool quest in which you have to strain your brains after training. Would you ever Like to become a super-agent? You Have a chance because if you specify your mailbox, then you will receive emails with tasks. On the mailbox, Carl! And not on some e-mail. 10/10
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Microsoft from French
Not that it is a bad game on the contrary it is good on many points but it is totally incomprehensible!! Damage... Actually if you don't speak the language of Shakespeare (or if it rekills you) fluently with a good level of oral comprehension & writing go your way because the bulk of the game and its puzzles are based on understanding and decryption of text and video.. . I don't speak English and I don't understand the game it's so sad... 8 ' (fingers crossed hoping for a hypothetical translation into French so that one day we non-English speakers can fully enjoy this game and its subtleties. In the meantime I put the game in the closet
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