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Ashley Clark: Secret of the Ruby Giveaway
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Game Giveaway of the day — Ashley Clark: Secret of the Ruby

Follow the clues to discover the ancient secrets held by the ruby pendant!
$9.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 48 (96%) 2 (4%) 47 comments

Ashley Clark: Secret of the Ruby was available as a giveaway on March 26, 2017!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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The game reflects the "struggle" between spring and winter.

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Detective Ashley Clark is puzzled by a series of mysterious kidnappings. The only connection between these unusual disappearances is a brilliant, red ruby pendant. Could someone be using this sparkling ornament to send a clandestine message, or could this be the handiwork of an underground cult? Follow the clues to discover the ancient secrets held by the ruby pendant, and uncover the truth behind the bizarre kidnappings!

  • Highly interactive storyline and gameplay;
  • Exciting mini-games;
  • Intriguing plot with twists and turns;
  • Wide range of difficulty levels.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: 2.0 GHz; RAM: 1024 MB; DirectX: 8.0; Hard Drive: 1038 MB

Publisher:

MyPlayCity

Homepage:

http://www.bigfishgames.com/games/7698/ashley-clark-secret-of-the-ruby/

File Size:

382 MB

Price:

$9.99

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Retiring for the night; I will continue to moderate in the morning before the giveaway ends.

If you have problems installing the game, it's most likely going to be your security software blocking the installation due to the games wrapper which contains Themida code. (Themida code can also be used to wrap malware, so some security software will automatically block the installation as a precaution and in some cases even delete the file with no warning) Turning off your security temporarily, rebooting in safe mode with networking or white listing the giveaway files should enable you to install the game. For other issues please read the FAQ's thread HERE

I hope all mothers had a pleasant and restful day. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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Brief Summery of Ashley Clark: Secret of the Ruby

Detective Ashley Clark is puzzled by a series of mysterious kidnappings. The only connection between these unusual disappearances is a brilliant, red ruby pendant. Could someone be using this sparkling ornament to send a clandestine message, or could this be the handiwork of an underground cult?

There are four difficulty levels; Easy, Normal, Hard, Nightmare. You can change the difficulty level at any time during game play via the menu button located to the bottom left of the screen. There is also a tutorial, which you can opt out of at any time. The journal, also located to the bottom left of the screen keeps notes on your progress and the interactive map will take you to any location you have visited previously, prepare yourselves for a decent HOG experience. :)

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Join Ashley Clark and explore the ancient castle to reveal the criminal. She was transported to a sinister castle while handeling a crucial piece of evidence, i.e. a ruby pendant, that started to sparkle then she found herelf in the castle.It's Ruby and your job to find out what happened there and why there are so many skeletons everywhere? Help her understand why the pendant transferred her to this castle and what happened there centuries ago. At first, Ashley appeared in the prison. Find a way to get her out of there! Use all the items at hand to find a puzzle on the castle wall and solve it. You can skip puzzles and mini games if you wish. You will become acquainted with a skeleton called Casio who guarded the castle previously. Listen to his advice, he can tell help you progress. There are lots of locations for you to explore in this game. A garden, gorgeous chambers and of course eerie things like a basement and cellar. What happened to all the inhabitants of the castle and where are all the kidnapped people from our century? There are lots of ghosts in the castle, who are they and what’s happened to them? Help Ashley to reveal the truth and set old ghosts free and turn the newbies into people again! Who was the criminal? Help Ashley to discover it and destroy the evil powers of this ruby pendant.


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Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Hey Wrascally Wabbit,

Not going to comment on the game 'cause you know how I feel about HOGs. But wanted you to know I liked the short review. Didn't download.

I did get whispering willows yesterday for 92 cents. Haven't seen any decent Steam freebies in a few days.

Give your wife a big hug for me for Mother's Day. :)

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Thanks Delenn. Did you get it via Indie Gala? Trying to make the day as restful as possible for my wife. She deserves it. I've got to go sort something out for the kids dinner soon then we are going to watch that SS UK drama, about the UK losing WWII and the Germans have taken over most of the UK. Excellent program.

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Please only post comments about today's game giveaway; other comments either inappropriate, or not about today's game will be deleted at the moderator or administrators discretion; however a little light banter among community members and with the moderator to keep this a friendly place to visit is acceptable and welcomed. All comments not specifically about today's game giveaway will be judged by the moderator and if deemed not appropriate, will be deleted with no explanation. Please see the end of this review for further details about posting comments and links to the teams Contact, Moderation Policy and the FAQ's thread, thank you.


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In Brief

A Hidden Object game where you play as a derective investigating a missing person.


Suggestions:


Whether you like or dislike Ashley Clark: Secret of the Ruby please give some feedback about your opinion of todays game giveaway, for example, what you liked or disliked , and how it could be improved from your point of view. If you don't like this genre at all, please explain why. What improvements would change your opinion? There are thousands of subscribers to the game giveaway of the day every weekend which makes this an ideal forum for giving developers ideas as to what their consumers (i.e you) would like to see in a game. For example, you could suggest extra content such as better or more original mini games, or a level editor that you would like to see that would make it more appealing to you. Maybe you think the graphics are a little dated and are in need of re skinning, or maybe you've just had enough of the genre and want to see something different or something with more originality? Giving such feedback instead of saying nothing or just saying this game is rubbish or good may bring more developers to the site, which could mean more and better games. Would you give away thousands of copies of a game (or extra content for a game) away to a community that complains all the time instead of giving useful feedback? It only takes a few moments of your time. This site could be transformed if only the community would be more forthcoming in their opinions of the games they are getting for free instead of complaining about the way this site has changed or that they don't like Steam games. If something isn't for you then move on to the next giveaway, or check out the extra's section at the end of this review; you never know, you may find something that interests you..

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If you miss today's game giveaway you can always get the game via MyPlayCity 24/7 HERE. If you prefer to buy it, you can get it HERE.






Installation:


Ashley Clark: Secret of the Ruby downloads to a 382 MB zip file that unzips to three files, (a setup.gcd security wrapper, the set up file and a read me). Those with multiple hard drives are able to save games on any drive they wish. The newly installed game is 1.37 GB in size. The game installs to the following path by default, but can be changed by the user if you prefer:

C:\Program Files (x86)\MyPlayCity.com\Ashley Clark - Secret of the Ruby

Four shortcuts are installed to the desktop. three of which can be safely deleted (Play Online Games, MyPlayCity Games and shortcuts to a free online game which vary each week). Also, if you don't like icons installed to the quick launch task bar, make sure you uncheck the box when the additional tasks window appears (after the Select Start Menu Folder window)



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Introduction:

Detective Ashley Clark is puzzled by a series of mysterious kidnappings. The only connection between these unusual disappearances is a brilliant, red ruby pendant. Could someone be using this sparkling ornament to send a clandestine message, or could this be the handiwork of an underground cult? Follow the clues to discover the ancient secrets held by the ruby pendant, and uncover the truth behind the bizarre kidnappings!

Reference accessed HERE. 25th March 2017





Main Features:


⦁ Highly interactive storyline and gameplay
⦁ Exciting mini-games
⦁ Intriguing plot with twists and turns
⦁ Wide range of difficulty levels


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If you have a problem installing or activating or getting Ashley Clark: Secret of the Ruby to work please visit the problems section, which I've now incorporated into the FAQ's thread, and which you can find HERE







The Game:


. Join Ashley Clark and explore the ancient castle to reveal the criminal. She was transported to a sinister castle while handeling a crucial piece of evidence, i.e. a ruby pendant, that started to sparkle then she found herself in the castle.
It's Ruby and your job to find out what happened there and why there are so many skeletons everywhere? Help her understand why the pendant transferred her to this castle and what happened there centuries ago. At first, Ashley appeared in the prison. Find a way to get her out of there! Use all the items at hand to find a puzzle on the castle wall and solve it. You can skip puzzles and mini games if you wish. You will become acquainted with a skeleton called Casio who guarded the castle previously. Listen to his advice, he can tell help you progress. There are lots of locations for you to explore in this game. A garden, gorgeous chambers and of course eerie things like a basement and cellar. What happened to all the inhabitants of the castle and where are all the kidnapped people from our century? There are lots of ghosts in the castle, who are they and what’s happened to them? Help Ashley to reveal the truth and set old ghosts free and turn the newbies into people again! Who was the criminal? Help Ashley to discover it and destroy the evil powers of this ruby pendant.

Edited reference accessed HERE. Edited by Whiterabbit-uk 25th March 2017 2017


There are four difficulty levels; Easy, Normal, Hard, Nightmare. You can change the difficulty level at any time during game play via the menu button located to the bottom left of the screen. There is also a tutorial, which you can opt out of at any time. The journal, also located to the bottom left of the screen keeps notes on your progress and the interactive map will take you to any location you have visited


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Tips on Playing



⦁ Press the hint button to get a direct clue how to proceed.
⦁ Your inventory bar will hold items until they are needed.
⦁ Hover over the inventory to review your current inventory items or to take and use them in specific scenes.
⦁ Access the map to find out locations with active objectives and to quickly travel to any location.
⦁ Use your Journal for additional help with puzzles and tasks.
⦁ From the menu you can leave the game, adjust the volume plus the display mode and change the difficulty of the game.
⦁ Your pointer changes to a magnifying glass when you can take a closer look at something.
⦁ When you can interact with something, the pointer changes to a pointing hand.
⦁ When your pointer changes to a hand, you can pick up an object, click the tile to take it.
⦁ Glints show areas of interest, An eye icon appears when you can examine an area closer.
⦁ The arrow indicates that you can move to another location.





Other Reviews and Videos of Ashley Clark: Secret of the Ruby:


You can see community reviews of Ashley Clark: Secret of the Ruby HERE and HERE, plus more information in the Big Fish forums HERE.


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You can see videos of game play HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.











I'd like to take this opportunity to thank MyPlayCity for giving away Ashley Clark: Secret of the Ruby and also to the game giveaway team, as always, for securing other ways to get free games, in this case Steam keys.





Useful Information not related to today's game giveaway:



If you have a problem running today's game you can find help in the FAQ's thread HERE.

I've updated the games section that used to be posted with the review. The thread is now called 'Weekly round up of game deals', formerly the games section of the weekly reviews. You can find the new thread (which I've posted in the sticky section of the game discussion forums to make it easier to find if you are perusing the game discussion forums) HERE.



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If today's game giveaway 'Ashley Clark: Secret of the Ruby' doesn't appeal, you may find other games either free or for less than the price of a cup of coffee via the 'Weekly Roundup of Game Deals' thread which I've posted a link to above, or HERE.
The free game over on Origin is now Siberia II. It is a third-person puzzle-solving game. Stylistically identical to the first Syberia, Syberia II improves upon the first game by introducing more realistic character animation. The game includes a recap of the first chapter, so does not require the player to have experienced the first game.. You can get it HERE. Please note that you do require the Origin game platform to be able to download and install the game.






You will also find lots of deals over on Green Man Gaming and Big Fish Games usually have 70% off the first game you buy from them, plus they also have other deals occasionally. Alawar, Gamehouse and Playrix entertainment have free games available (usually online versions) and other game houses such as the AAA distributors Ubisoft and Origin always have some games on sale. I've updated the Weekly roundup of game deals HERE to include a large list of other sites where you can find games on sale ( e.g. Origin, uPlay, GreenManGaming etc, as well as links to free online games plus gaming news sites such as Rock Paper Shotgun and Game Seek, and included a list of free to play Massive Multiplayer games such as World of Tanks, World of Warships (both very popular), Liberators and Allegiance to name a few. For more details please go to the Weekly roundup of game deals over in the game discussion sticky section HERE.

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Important time limited information:
⦁ If you didn't win a copy of Whispering Willows the other week, Indie Gala are featuring it in their Gemseeker bundle. As time passes the price goes up. At the moment (13.30 UK time) you can get the game for $1.06 HERE. The deal ends in 2 days 21 hours from now. (approx Tuesday 10am UK time). Do remember, the longer you leave it the more it will cost.
⦁ Also see Delenns post about other free Steam keys over in the giveaway game discussion forums HERE.
⦁ If you've purchased games from Dot.emu the site will be permanently closing on 1st June 2017, so make sure you've downloaded a copy of each game you purchased from them as from that date onward the domain will no longer be accessible. To download your games go to the website HERE and login. Then to the top right of the screen you should see your profile. Select My Games and download each one. To ensure you have copies make backups of each game. During installation you should find the games executable files in the AppData folder/Local/Temp folder. Though it may be under a coded name. Once you're sure you've found the correct file, copy it then rename the copied file to the name of game you are installing, then back it up. If you find it difficult to accomplish this, an already installed version should be okay. whenever you need to re-install it all you need to do is copy and paste the whole folder to wherever you keep your games, then create a desktop shortcut. If you prefer shortcuts in the Start menu, there's a simple way to accomplish this, just Google the process. :). All games from DOT.Emu are DRM free, so you should be able to back up working copies of all games purchased; (thanks for the heads up Delenn).





There are 2953 games on sale over on Steam at the moment, with up to 91% off. Game prices range from as little as £0.15p (most of these cheap games are actually cheaper in the UK than the US, so if you are a US citizen and have a UK friend, get them to buy the game for you). There are almost 350 games and dlc less than $1 and almost 400 for less than £1. You can find all of the deals HERE.



If you spend more than $2 in the Indie Gala store you'll also get a free copy of Between Me and the Night worth £9.99/$14.99, plus there are loads more deals with excellent discounts of up to 85% that you'll find HERE. If you didn't win a copy of whispering willows the other week, Indie Gala are featuring it in their Gemseeker bundle. as time passes the price goes up. At the moment 13.30 UK time you can get the game for $1.06 HERE. The deal ends in 2 days 21 hours from now. (approx Tuesday 10am UK time). do remember, the longer you leave it the more it will cost.



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The Humble Store features loads of discounted games (usually Steam codes). If you subscribe to the Humble Monthly, which costs $12 a month (or less if you choose various monthly plans) you not only get a large collection of decent Steam games you will also get for the first month of the subscription The Witness(worth £29.99), which was released last year (Jan 21016). The great thing is, you can cancel at any time, so only need to receive the first bundle of games. I personally haven't bothered, but only because I usually have already purchased most of the games included in the monthly bundle. The usual savings on the games you get are around 90%, not counting the introductory offer. There's also lots of games on sale over on the Bundle Stars and Indie Game Stand (IGS).





Giveaway Team Contact and Moderation policy:


Since the introduction of the VPN blocker and the Captcha requirement before you can post, the number of spam and troll comments have been reduced significantly. Assuming this continues to improve, i will be removing this section from this review to cut down on the length of the review. :) The following is continued from the first paragraph at the beginning of this review This is a site that gives free games away, so it was quite shocking to see the number of negative and sometimes inappropriate comments that were being posted here, especially when they are not even related to the actual game that we receive. I always though getting something for free was a privilege/perk/treat/ and deserves at least some thanks or gratitude and still cannot understand why we got so many negative comments that possibly turn away potential developers who would otherwise have given the project their games. Then again, having researched the mentality of trolls and spammers I've come to understand some aspects of the problem and because of that have chosen to totally ignore most comments from such people. Of course we have freedom of speech, but as mentioned in my review above, there are rules to posting in this comments section; even a free society requires rules and regulations to run properly, so please bear this in mind when posting a comment.



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I believe if we get lots of decent feedback about the games we get here, more developers would be happy to give away their games. Seeing lots of complaints (and spam) instead of feedback about the giveaways will not persuade other developers to give their creations away for free, especially when they may have spent thousands of hours working on the creation. So please bear this in mind when posting your comments. Any comment not about the game for example complaints, or if deemed unfriendly or inappropriate, will be deleted (usually with no explanation) or added to the spam folder, which automatically black lists the IP address you used. Although I have enjoyed responding to many of those comments in the past, I will no longer waste my time answering comments from community members who should have read the moderation policy.








Negative feedback about the games given away will always be welcomed because they can also be very constructive for developers, however, complaining about the way the site is operating or problems about downloading or installing the games or about Steam keys not received should be directed to the giveawayoftheday team via the contact form (with evidence of completed tasks, the name and email you used to enter the competition, or giveaway). I've linked to the contact form HERE; alternatively, if the problem is game related and it is late in the day (I can't moderate 24 hours a day), please also post your issue in the forums where you may get a response from the community. All games given away here have been thoroughly checked using several anti malware suites to ensure a safe download and in the 10 plus years this site has been operating, there has never been a game infected with malware. If your security software flags an issue, it's probably the Themida code that is used to protect the game from hackers or sometimes the non invasive adware that MPC games use. Themida code can also be used to hide malware, so some security software's will automatically block anything with Themida code, even if it's absolutely safe to install. also other computer configurations (i.e. the way you have your computer set up) may have blocked the install. Often, such problems are related to your computers set up. i.e. your security may block the installation (for example quite a few game giveaways I've installed have been blocked by my copy of Zemana Anti-malware suite) Also please read the moderation policy which can be found HERE and if you do have a problem please check the FAQ's thread HERE. Thank you for reading.



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FREE game offer from the moderator in exchange for quality feedback:


I've posted a list of those who have won a key either for posting a decent comment about the game being given away, or posting consistently on a weekly basis. Here is the up to date list of winners. I still haven't sent out any games becasue I was hoping to do it all in one go, but some winner has still not responded, so will try to send out the keys by the end of this weekend. Check your emails for your keys soon. :) Everyone who has chosen a game will get their first choice so far. I've recently added more games to the list and am slowly adding video of game play for each game to give you an oppetunity to see what the game play is like; so, if you've already chosen a key, you are welcome to change it if you wish before I send the keys out. Things have been extremely manic for weeks now which is another reason for the delay in sending out keys. Sorry for the delay.

⦁ tinyearl for Turtix 2: Rescue Adventures
⦁ Torque for Turtix 2: Rescue Adventures
⦁ Torque for Sea Legends
⦁ Mavadelo for Exterios plus other comments
⦁ JBurt for Exterios plus other comments
⦁ Terri owed from last summer
⦁ johnfranklin1944 owed from last summer
⦁ JoeJ for Exterios
⦁ JBurt for Exterios plus other comments 2 keys as i owe from last year.
⦁ neme for consistently posting comments weekly
⦁ tinyearl for Secret of six seas
⦁ Thomas Zwilling for Secret of six Seas
⦁ Lee C. for consistently posting feedback
⦁ delenn13 for consistently posting feedback
⦁ idluckyone for Whispering willows
⦁ Mavadelo for Old Clockmaker's Riddle
⦁ Torque for Aerie - Spirit of the Forest
⦁ JBurt 2 Steam keys for her daughter who is in hospital
⦁ Fran for posting helpful comments

You'll find the list of over 200 Steam games in the forums HERE and will be adding more as time permits over the coming weeks. I will assume if you don't reply within a few weeks you aren't bothered about a key. Please post your preferences (list at least 3 games in order of preference via the link above, thankyou. Happy gaming.)



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Depending on the quality of the feedback, I may choose to award games to more community members for each game given away, 'at my discretion'. The feedback must be about the game, and it must include a couple of paragraphs of feedback following the guidelines I've posted in the suggestions section of my review. i.e. your opinion of the game, what you liked and/or disliked plus suggestions for improvement. If you choose a game that is very cheap I may give you a second game; so, when choosing from the list I provide, please list more than one choice. If a game is chosen by more than one community member and only one key is available the key will go to the one I deem the most useful. I do have multiple keys for quite a lot of the games I've listed, so, don't be put off if you see someone else has chosen the game you want. I haven't indicated any of the games I have multiple keys for (though for example I do have several keys for the excellent Western themed AAA game Call of Juarez, which i picked up for free for purchasing several games via the Indie Gala store several months ago. spending a few dollars got me a copy of the game, so I made several separate purchases over a couple of days while the offer was still live.
I do own at least three community members a game from the previous giveaways that I posted several months ago. I'd totally forgotten about those. I do have a document with their names on, so they will get a game from the original list when I find the document (I'm extremely disorganized); or they can peruse the new list and choose something different. Just post a comment over in the forums in the appropriate thread. If you do post feedback with a view to getting one of the games and think you have covered the requirements, you don't have to do anything until I announce the winners the following week.
Please remember, this comments section is mainly for feedback about today's game giveaway. If you're not sure, read the moderation policy, which you can see HERE



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Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
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Downloaded and installed without any problems. Win10.

I didn't have time to play the game last weekend, and have dipped in and out of it during the week using the 'easy level'.

There is a notebook with tasks, plus a clickable map that gives a hint at where you should go next by putting a question mark in the scene. This makes it all much easier to work out where to go next.

The most difficult scene objects to find are the red chess pieces, so be sure to collect hidden rubies that give hints - and keep some in reserve. Use all the rubies and the hint will recharge, but it takes some time.

The hidden object scenes hidden behind the sparkles are pretty standard, some objects are hidden or need to be repaired or 'completed'; some scenes give words, others a silhouette. Nothing too challenging.

The challenging bit, for me, was that I simply didn't understand what I was meant to do with some of the puzzles because the description was too short and too vague, so I skipped them. When I've finished the game I plan to go play it through again and sit and work through each one more carefully.

All in all it's a good game that will stand re-playing even on 'easy'.

Reply   |   Comment by Mum'stheword  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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Cannot install on my windows 10

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Hi Liz


The games exe file is wrapped in a Themida based code that protects the game from being ripped by hackers. The issue security software have with this is, Themida can also be used to hide malware, so some security programs block the installation.
To install the game you can do one of three things; either reboot your computer in safe mode then install, white list the wrapper then install or temporarily turn off your security while you install the game. The latter is the easiest and quickest to do.
The giveaway team have been giving games away virtually every weekend for the past 10 years (and for 18 months every day back in 2006 to 2008) and have never given away a game infected with malware. The giveaway team thoroughly check all files for download to ensure they are safe. They are highly regarded by the major search engines; if they allowed malware to be downloaded they would lose this standing, so I can assure you turning off your security until you've installed the game will not compromise your computer.

Reply   |   Comment by Liz  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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It is a nice hog. I have gotten pretty far in it. Thanks to all .

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Thank you Mary

Reply   |   Comment by Mary  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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Downloaded and installed fine in Safe Mode. Played til after the first puzzle....I think I'm going to really love this game! The graphics are nice and there are no blips in operation of the game on Win 7, Home Edition, 64-bit system with Intel graphics. Had to look up what on Earth I was doing wrong with the first puzzle....it turns out I was misunderstanding something about how the end result would look..so, that was a good puzzle, not too hard, not to challenging. The first Hidden Object scene was sufficiently challenging..only used Hint on the last object, that turns out wasn't shaped the way I was expecting.

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Thank you for your feedback DelennDax

Reply   |   Comment by DelennDax7  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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Marshell Baumgarner Wooley · Chief cook and bottle washer at Homemaker/wife
Downloaded this game onto my HP 23 all in one with windows 10. No problems at all with the download opened and installed without a hitch. :) I have been immersed in the game for 2 hours. They just flew by. Thank you! This has replaced all my other games I lost :) It's true...better things come after the darkness. ;)

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Thank you for your feedback.
Marshell

Reply   |   Comment by Marshell Wooley  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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Nice to have a HOG with 4 different levels, which I can change during the game. I also like the large range of puzzles and the nice graphics. The guardian, this time Casio the boned one, is one feature I see more in this type of games.
The puzzles are really brain breakers, which gives this game more value than the most HOG's.

A keeper this time. And thanks for the tip about Syberia II for free. A nice gesture of Origin, while I am waiting for Syberia part III.

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Hi Daan1962

Thank you for your feedback. Origin have been giving away games now for almost 2 years starting with Battlefield 1942, every month or so the game changes. The last one was Mass Effect 2 (an excellent Sci Fi RPG). It's worth checking their site every few months to see what free game they have added.

Reply   |   Comment by daan1962  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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I have tried to download this to two different computers and all I get after doing so is this file is corrupted. Is there a way to correct this?

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Hi Terri

You just caught me before I was about to turn off my computer for the night. The corrupted file message is a standard error message that doesn't always mean it's corrupted. Thousands of community members have already downloaded and activated this game since it went live this morning. What's probably happening is your security has detected the Themida wrapper that protects the giveaway from hackers. Because Themida code can also be used to hide malware, some security software occasionally (but not always) blocks the installation of the giveaway. There are three things you can do to install the game:

The easiest is to temporarily turn off your security, install the game, then turn it back on, or you can try white-listing the giveaway files with your security software and finally reboot your computer into safe mode with networking then install the game. Each one should fix the issue. If none of those worked, please check the FAQ's thread HERE, thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by terri  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Thank you so much for your reply and your help, however, I can't do it, and am very frustrated. I am so unhappy with this situation and can't stand not to be able to do something at my age. So guess I won't get to play this. Again thank you for your instructions!

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Hi Terri, sorry I wasn't able to help. Post the issue over in the forums. There are a couple of community members that often post useful information about computer tech matters. Hopefully one of those will be able to help.

Reply   |   Comment by terri  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#22

Installation as smooth as ever under Win10.

Great HOG with 4 difficulty levels to choose from. Love it.

Thanks a lot.

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:)

Reply   |   Comment by Anu  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Not in the mood for a long review so a synopsis
Download, install, removing shortcuts.. the usual stuff with MPC, went without issue
The game. Nice story, graphics and sound. I often play a few levels of HOG and then get bored. This one kept my interest. Puzzles are challenging. Some items a bit hard to see. As far as HOG games go this is definitely worth getting
9/10

Reply   |   Comment by Mavadelo  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#20

looks good, reviews good - I don't need more HOGs, but I'll grab this as it fits with what I'm looking for in that genre. thanks

Reply   |   Comment by wyrwolf  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#19

Ok Win 10 x64 Pro. Doesn't seen to total file a widescreen though checked & restarted but no biggie since still ample room. Nice game so far. Like the 4 difficulty settings that can be adjusted within play. Seems to sort of autosave since GOTD activation of game popped
out much later than usual as I was playing. Locked me out. Once reran I was returned to correct spot. Overall well done, good visuals and story flow. Thanks GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#18

Thanks GGOTD - I love the HOG puzzle games. This one downloaded and installed with no problems (Windows 10) although it did try to install itself twice - I have no idea why.
So far this game is perhaps one of the more challenging ones, even on the simple level, and after completing a task or puzzle sometimes I had to ask for a hint to see where to move on to next - and in a bright sunny room it was sometimes impossible to see the hidden objects with the sun on the screen. Rather an odd storyline with talking ghosts and skeletons, but as this is often the case it did not detract from the game - I am thoroughly enjoying it.

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Thank you for your feedback Fran. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Fran  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#17

Downloaded and installed without a hitch.No trouble with cursor or sounds/music.Running Win10 with windows defender amd Malwarebytes pro.Kinda new to HOG's..looks entertaining..like the different skill levels.Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Dusty  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#16

After Playing 15-30 Minutes
A Game which makes fun, the first 2 Ridles are Braincrackers, can´t say anythin about the next, but if it goes harder - oh,oh :D
The Grafiks are well done, also the cutscenes, not as good as a "Commercial" Adventure, but almost worth the price, if you missed the GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by André Dürner  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#15

Hi, about 'Ashley Clark: Secret of the Ruby' - I found this sweet Comment online left by one user 4 years ago and decided to copy and paste it here. Hopefully they wouldn't mind :

'Do not be deluded by the photo-realistic appearance of this game, nor the fact that it is not a CE. In fact it is an excellent game - the first and last chapters are in everyday environments but the interim is pure fantasy with challenging puzzles (generally mathematical) and very good and clear HOS. The gameplay is extensive - about 6 hours - and very enjoyable. I must have done everything in the correct order as I had no blocks or glitches at all as reported by others - everything ran as smoothly and quickly as a ferret up the trouser leg...'

Thanks GGOTD for a lovely Gift on Mother's Day in UK, and Best Wishes to all Mums. Enjoy sunshine and love on Mothering Sunday, I do!:)

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Thank you for your feedback Fran, love the sentence ''everything ran as smoothly and quickly as a ferret up the trouser leg''. We've had my wife's parents over for the day. We always celebrate Mothers day with a nice meal, with most of the work done by myself and the kids; giving my wife a well earned restful day. Also it's been a glorious sunny day, so we've sat in the back garden for a few hours soaking up the sun.

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi, thanks WR, Bless You. My Husband and Girls treat me just the same, making me feel like a proper Queen Bee!:) Enjoy Your precious Family time this Evening.

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

...Not a fan of HOG's, but I was good with this one. I enjoyed the trailer, that car (In picture of Whiterabits Review) is so realistic looking- the Graphics are fantastic. I liked that car.
Secret of the Ruby can be played easy or harder- I played on Easy. This is good option, as well the game has lots of others; - can skip tutorial if yu are HOG person already; mini games to solve. Go through it to learn or if yu are just trying game.
Its got a great theme- women police U.K., then to a castle. Lots to do with this theme and game. Hidden Object Gamers will enjoy this Secret of Ruby, I see nothing to change or improve upon- other then new game with same theme. Keep the HOG's coming.

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Thank you for your feedback Philip. Appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by Philip  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

fcor approximately 3 weeks in a row now, whenever i attempt to initiate a download from your site i am shown a screen
with the info that a "404" error has happened...
i am using the most recent firefox updated browser with wind.10 ... any assistance???

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Hi Nova Powell, try clearing out your internet cache. If that fails try using a different browser to download.

Reply   |   Comment by nova powell  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

These are my all time favorite games and looking forward playing it. Thanks!!

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:)

Reply   |   Comment by Kim  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Установил, а она на английском. Детям скачал, а в настройках выбор языка отсутствует. Может кто знает, как поменять язык?

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Я могу только предложить вам связаться с первоначальным разработчиком и спросить, могут ли они предоставить вам требуемые файлы, или же, если вы можете найти русскую версию, установите ее, а затем добавьте соответствующие файлы из русской версии в отдающую версию .

Reply   |   Comment by Валентин  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#10

The link did not work. Can I get a new link? Thanks!

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Hello Ellen, I've just re-downloaded the game and it works perfectly. Your security may be blocking the download.

Reply   |   Comment by Ellen  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#9

There is no Game in the download folder to extract, all that happens it reverts to GAOTD that says its activated.Sorry but the game does not exist on this occasion.

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I downloaded and installed this first thing this morning. According to the install counter that I can see in the admin panel, over 1200 community members have already installed this game. Only about 0.01% of the community ever bother to post comments here, so, despite several community members saying the download is no good, everyone is getting the same installation file. The problem is more likely to be an issue with your own computer. Usually the security software you use is the culprit, but other programs could be conflicting again. check the FAQ's thread first. If you can't find anything that works, try turning off your security. Once installed turn it back on. The giveaway team always check the files being downloaded and over the 10+ years they have been operating they have never given away a game infected with malware should you can rest assured the game files are safe. you could also try white listing the giveaway files with your security then reinstall or reboot in safe mode with networking then install.

Reply   |   Comment by Dixie  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Dixie, I have to say you are right.After switching off Avast AV it has now loaded,so many thanks.However having used your great site since inception this is the first time i have had this happen on any download.I dont know if this is just with Avast users or not,but my AV did not put up a threat pop up,as it usually does.Anyway if you can pass my message on it may help others.Wonderful site.Thank you D.

Reply   |   Comment by Dixie  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I was experiencing the same problem. I'd run setup.exe, but the actual setup program didn't run. I turned of my Avast AV, and finally the setup program ran successfully.

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Thank you for your feedback. It's an unfortunate side effect of the Themida wrapper. Try white-listing the giveaway files so tat the issue doesn't crop up in future.

Reply   |   Comment by Linda  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

Really nice graphics. Hidden objects are well hidden but not impossible. I am several rooms in and enjoying this. I like that there are multiple modes and that you can use the map to skip from room to room as needed. Installed with no trouble on Win 7 Home Premium. Thanks for the entertainment on this rainy morning!

Reply   |   Comment by Lara  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#7

The game doesn't install.

Reply   |   Comment by komat99  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

Hi everybody and Whiterabbit-UK. :-)

Preamble: I'm using Win10 home x64, DEP always on, UAC enabled with max level, custom scaling 150%, resolution 1920x1080, color depth 32bit, refresh rate 60Hz, Win10 Defender, Win10 firewall.

No problems detected after doing pre-scans and post-scans with Defender, SAS, MBAM2, EEK, GSAM.
Package too big to be sent to virustotal, metadefender, jotti, virscan.
I won't repeat the same false positives for GAOTD setup.exe found through those webservices in last years.
No problems during game download, during its installation, at its startup and changing its options.

The game cursor seems slow on my system: I changed the option to have the system cursor.
I can't hear any music when starting the game, and during the game (just started for a bunch of seconds).
I'm not sure if I should hear it, but usually all the other games start with some music.
This makes me think something could be broken, but I could be wrong.
Do you all hear music or not?

Thanks to the GAOTD team, in particular to Whiterabbit-UK!
Follow the white rabbit, guys!
Thanks for the game to N-tri studio, BigFishGames, MyPlayCity!

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#5

At first this looked like another of the many (Too Many) find the hidden object game but looking at the screen shots I'm pleased that there are some other types of puzzles to solve. The graphics look good.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#4

Just played this a few weeks ago, so passing on this download, but did want to post some comments for others. If you are a fan of these HOG/adventure games, as I am, you will like this one, I think. Installed and played perfectly on Win 8.1. IIRC, this was less instinctive than some others in terms of figuring out where to go next (played on Normal setting) and so I had to revert to Hints more often than I like. The mini-games were challenging, which is good. So overall, if you missed this one and like these, I'd say this was good title to grab (can't beat this price :)). Fingers crossed for a new one of this genre soon!

Reply   |   Comment by neme  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#3

I haven't been able to install this game.
Download went OK.
Unzip was fine.
But setup just offered me Software Informer as usual and then jumped to the Activated page.
No installation even attempted.
Reboot and no other software running, same problem.

Reply   |   Comment by Mebyon  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Hi Mebyon. :-)

What firewall are you using?
What antivirus/antispyware/antimalware are you using?
Were they disabled?

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Same problem as Mebyon, download was OK, but activation happened without setup starting. Running Win 10 64-bit Pro.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Mebyon, Yeah so i,m not the only one.Only game types i like,or download for that matter.Had plenty from this site and this is the first time a no show has happened to me.Ah well! Guess we,ll wait and see.

Reply   |   Comment by Dixie  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I also have the problem.

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Hi Kt

It's probably your security that is blocking the installation of today's game. since the Themida wrapper was introduced three years ago it's a common occurence. There are three ways (at least) that you can do to get the game installed. The easiest is to temporarily turn off your security until the game has been installed. The giveaway team have been giving games away virtually every weekend for over 10 years and in the first 18 months virtually every day and have never given away an infected game becasue they always thoroughly check the game before it can be downloaded using several decent security bundles. You can also try white-listing the giveaway files with your security or finally rebooting your computer in safe mode with networking, then install the game. Themida code can also be used to hide malware, which is why some security software blocks the installation. It is a false positive.

Reply   |   Comment by Dott  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Same here! Activates then offers me to install software informer but no program files come up to install. I have all my AV turned off and rarely have I had problems with software from this site. Downloaded twice, tried installing 3 times, giving up now, just sharing this.

Reply   |   Comment by jboy  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Mebyon, I had the same problem and ended up right clicking on the setup file and choosing Run as Administrator. (Even though I am the administrator..).
The install window opened and setup proceeded and installed successfully.
I hope this helps. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Mebyon, Did you extract the whole folder before installing? I have had this behavior when I try to run the setup directly from the zipped folder. Personally, I use PeaZip (free), and if I don't "extract all to desktop" the install borks just as you describe.

Reply   |   Comment by laurelnev  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
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