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The Spectrum Retreat

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Check-in to The Spectrum Retreat for a stay you won’t forget. Manipulate your way to the truth in this captivating narrative-driven puzzler. The Spectrum Retreat is a challenging, first-person puzzle game set in the near future. You awake at The Penrose hotel, a peaceful yet unsettling refuge from the outside world. As a valued guest, your existence is embedded into the corridors and guest rooms of The Penrose. Exploration of the striking art-deco hotel will begin to uncover the mysteries of both The Penrose and the uncertainties surrounding your current stay. Your desire to unearth the truth is obstructed by an array of colour coded puzzles, mind-bending physics challenges and the growing fear of exposing your true intentions.
Release date
Jul 10, 2018
Ripstone LTD
Dan Smith Studios
Age rating
13+ Teen

System requirements for PC

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: AMD FX 6300 @ 3.5 GHz or Intel Core i3 or higher
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 550 or Nvidia Geforce GTX 750 Ti or higher
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: AMD FX-8350 or Intel Core i5 or higher
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 570 or Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 or higher
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
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The Spectrum Retreat reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
No, it's not the next Portal. For that, the Background Story is too serious and the Backdrop a Tick too monotonous. Although, similar to Portal, spatial thinking is necessary for the Puzzles and the Solution is often related to Direct Visual Contact With objects. But these are Similarities that it also shares with other Games of the Genre of "3D ego puzzlers" such as Talos Principle, The Turing Test or Antichamber. The Storytelling is good. The Puzzles are easy to do. New game elements are introduced before it gets too boring. Between the Puzzles, however, the Player is sent back and forth a little too often the same Paths. If you like the above games, however, you can't really go wrong here for just under 13 Euros. :) [Edit:] My Playing Time was about 5 Hours
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Microsoft from Deutsch
If you like CUBE or Portal, you will also like this Game. In the Beginning I had to get used to the Puzzles first and I didn't find them that exciting. The Puzzles are getting trickier and tricky, but are still easy to solve, so I had a lot of Fun at the end of the day. I also like the varied Music very much and it makes the Game more atmospheric. The Story gradually rolls up and was little predictable for me. I completely underestimated the Game at the Start and didn't think I would play deep into the Night. So far, there are hardly any German Lets Plays on this, which I think is a pity, as I fear that this great Game will not get the Attention it deserves. By the Way, I find the price very fair. Please buy the Game if you're a Fan of atmospheric puzzle games so the Developer can put out more great Games. They deserved it sooooo.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
A fantastic puzzle game in the ego perspective. In a Hotel you try to find Codes and then reach the Exit in special Puzzle Rooms through logical Color Puzzles. The Story becomes relatively predictable after a short Time, but is told well on the side and is also interesting to the End. The Graphics are appealing and well suited to the Game. In the Options, the Colors for the Puzzles can also be adjusted for different Color Blind people. The Sound offers quiet melodic Background Melodies every now and then, but nothing special. I liked the Voiceover. One or the other Way to interact more with the Environment, even for wrong Ferries would have done the Game good. The Puzzles are sometimes challenging at the first Attempt, but the Level of difficulty has a good Learning Curve. New puzzle elements are Also well introduced. For the End, I even took Longer. No Spoiler here, but the last Moment demands its Head in a very different Way. Short but compact and well-entertaining Game time. Achievement Incentives are also available For a second Run. I Can fully recommend! My personal Rating: Graphics 7/10 Sound 4/10 Puzzles 9/10 Game time 3/10 Total 8/10
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