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Hello Venice Giveaway
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Game Giveaway of the day — Hello Venice

Help Ciro and Adda turn the devastated garden to a paradisal place!
$9.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 28 (88%) 4 (12%) 23 comments

Hello Venice was available as a giveaway on July 22, 2017!

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Help Adda and Ciro solve a mystery and restore a garden to its former beauty in Hello Venice, an amazing Match 3 game! After the venerable Sacrobosco Grimani dies, his entire garden wilts away and loses its luster. Now, it's up to his grandchildren to bring the garden back to life and preserve Sacrobosco's memory. Make it through challenging Match 3 levels and quick Time Management scenes to save the day in Hello Venice!

  • Preserve Sacrobosco's memory;
  • Help Adda and Ciro;
  • Restore a beautiful garden!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: 800 Mhz; RAM: 256 MB; DirectX: 8.0; Hard Drive: 37 MB

Publisher:

MyPlayCity

Homepage:

http://www.bigfishgames.com/games/6947/hello-venice/

File Size:

38.7 MB

Price:

$9.99

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#14

This was actually a lot of fun. I like match threes, don't much like time management games, so I just ignored the minigame part. Made no difference in play.

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Thank you for your feedback Laura

Reply   |   Comment by Laura  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

HI!
I like this style of game having played 4 elements and has a little gardenscapes added! Had to switch to the custom
cursor, because the regular cursor would not move. The graphics are good, figures could use improvement. There is a bit of a pull with the cursor also. Thanks for another great game! Lee

Reply   |   Comment by Lee  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

This is really a cute game. I just got it d/l coming from the hospital a 2hr ago. Now I have only played the first part of the game and I see so far nothing to change. It d/l fine on windows 10 and I had no slowness. We will see. Thanks gotd and mpc ... nice game!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Mary  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Good Windows 10 x64 Pro but needed compat of Win 8 or no active cursor on first run. Full screen, usual slide options.
Fun game especially for the 4 Elements fans. Unlocks initial mode once played a few levels. Only nit might be it can be a bit difficult at first to find the liquid source square that starts the series. Weird highlight for that square. Thanks GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

Installed fine on Windows 7 Pro laptop, easy to play and visually appealing. The mini games are a minor nuisance, as they are timed and I don't seem to be running around fast enough. Possibly the laptop mouse is too slow, but I decided to ignore the scores on those and just finish them because the rest of the game is pretty nice. (Feels a bit like getting a C- grade in a game that I'm getting A's in.) I'm using the untimed mode as I don't like timed games but the mini games seem to ignore my preference. I would like it if the developer could find a way to avoid timed mini games.

Reply   |   Comment by Therese  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

I cannot download from your site anymore . I keep getting a fault that says "Failed to Connect. Please try again later." I don't have problems with any other website. Does anybody have a solution? Thanks.

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Your anti malware suite is the most likley cause. The giveaway is wrapped in a Themida based code, which can also be used to hide malware, so, some anti malware suites will automatically block anything using Themida. There are three things you can do to cntinue receiving giveaways. Reboot in safe mode with networking, or whitelist the giveaway gcd file or temporarily turn off your security.The giveaway team have been operating since 2006 and have never given away a game that has been infected with malware.

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

mur, have you tried putting your firewall and antivirus in "game" mode or whitelisting the giveaway url?

Reply   |   Comment by Therese  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

mur,
Are you turning off your antivirus?
hat seems to be the root of most problems here.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#8

To start with, I've played this game before and loved it! However, as Corylea said in comment 5, it moves so slowly as to be almost unplayable. I don't know if its the Win 8.1 laptop I'm using until I can replace my fried desktop because I'm pretty sure it wasn't this slow before. However, it's a wonderful game, very enjoyable. Don't forget to water the flowers around the edges. I get so sad when I miss some of them.

Reply   |   Comment by Nass  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#7

For those that find they have no mouse pointer, after loading the game, like me, Win 7, here is a rough workaround. This part is the hardest! Use your invisible mouse and try to click on "custom cursor". If you manage to click on it Great! Now you have a pointer. Play the game as usual. But before exiting, go to options and click "fullscreen" to turn it off! Very important! Now next time you play you'll have a pointer! Just go to options, click "custom cursor" and "full screen" then play. But remember to exit as above.

Reply   |   Comment by Sarge  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

Hello Venice

A MPC game that downloaded and installed well on Win 10 Pro.
A Match 3 game that uses flow technique through a garden setting matching colorful elements. And this one has turned out to be a fun addition to the Match 3 genre.
It plays well so far, and has several interesting twists to keep the game lively. Daughter has been playing it hard and really likes the game, although some of the timed management puzzles that come up are more a nuisance than a feature imho, but we are both not a fan of those so much, but luckily you get back to the action fairly quickly.

So if you have any interest in the Match 3 type games, make sure to check this one out, and a big thank you to GGAOTD and MPC for these fun games. And Whiterabbit hope your holiday has been excellent, and relaxing, You deserve some time off from Moderating, and hopefully they have someone who can hop in for you for a bit ;)

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

At first I thought the game was broken, but then I discovered that I just have to drag my cursor over the matching tiles VERY SLOOOOOWLY.

Is anyone else having this experience?

Reply   |   Comment by Corylea  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Corylea, I did play this game in Win8.1.
If I move the cursor fast, it will miss tiles.
That's difficult as I have played this kind of games more often and "see" the combinations.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Corylea, I was reading comments about invisible cursors so I tapped custom cursor and the lag is gone! Such a relief!

Reply   |   Comment by Nass  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

I LOVE this type of game -- there's something nearly hypnotic about watching the flow of energy or water or whatever seep through the board and then FINALLY set off the end. Thanks, GotD and PlayCity! (Does any know the names of any other games with this feature?)

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

Susan Canera, As written below- 4 elements, including collectors editionII. I love this chain making and gas flow as well. Like people say there is just something nice about that. I don't like the "Sparkle- Explosion" at the end though....TY very much for this Giveaway game Great...

Reply   |   Comment by philip  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

philip, thanks for the reply! I already have 4 Elements, though (thanks to GOTD), so I was hoping there might be some others I'd never heard of.

Reply   |   Comment by Susan Canera  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Susan Canera, there is 2 or 3 other 4-Elements games. I played demo of one for an hour then gone.. It was not as good as coolectorsII. It was an early version of it though. Anyone is there others like 4elements or hello ven???

Reply   |   Comment by philip  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

Pretty cool Match 3. It is one of those where you don't swap tiles, but connect chains. It is a progressive type game, where you need to clear a path for the water to flow from the source to the destination. We have had a similar game in the past, but I forget the name, and have lost it due to computer replacement.
There are optional time management mini games, and the story line is that you are beautifying the town square by buying items with the money you win in the game.
It's engaging and attractive. I really recommend it.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Joe, I think yu mean 4 elements collectors II. I am going to be happy with this match 3 then. because I loved the air or water flow as yu say.

Reply   |   Comment by thor green  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#2

Will not Install on Windows 7

Reply   |   Comment by Ray White  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Ray White,
Did you disable your antivirus? That typically is the issue with these games not installing.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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I'm still on vacation and have very limited internet access, so moderation will be very sporadic over this weekend. The usual moderation and my reviews will resume next weekend when I'm back in the UK. We have two MPC games this weekend and another Steam game on Monday. The Steam game Nilhumbra posted a few days ago is still live, (there are 500 keys up for grabs) and I think the dlc for Forge of Gods is still live; so even if you missed both Steam keys over the previous few days, you should still stand a good chance of getting a key for Nilhumbra or the Forge of Gods dlc pack.
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If you have any issues running today's game you could check the Big Fish forums HERE for help or check the giveaway FAQ's thread HERE. If you have any issues getting Steam keys for Forge of Gods, or are unable to complete the tasks for Nilhumbra you could contact the giveaway team via their contact formHERE . Unfortunately I'm unable to download the game here. The hotel blocks MPC games due to the adware they package with their games, so cannot review the games myself. Also, I'm unable to access my Steam client, so no review will be posted for Mondays game either. Hopefully everything will be back to normal next weekend. :)
In reponse to one particular community member, who used foul language a few days ago in their comment for Nilhumbra , I need to remind some members of the community that 'any' swearing (and that includes abbreviated forms) will not be tolerated here. This is a family site and will result in your IP address being blocked. See the moderation policy HERE for further information. Thank you.
The Game:
You can see a full review of today's game 'Hello Venice' HERE (via Gamezebo).
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Help Ciro turn the devastated garden to a paradisal place in the game Hello Venice! Each of us has our own hobby and it can be extreme racing or cross stitching, archeology or gardening. What’s yours? Are you interested in mysterious manuscripts where the famous alchemists wrote the secrets of their potions? Ciro, the main character of the game Hello Venice, is fond of revealing the ancient recipes written by mages and warlocks and gardening as well.
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He is like a druid, all the plants grew fast under auspices of the boy. And that’s why he was so happy to inherit a garden in Venice. It’s really devastated, nothing was grown on its ground long ago, so now your aim is to help Ciro and his mother return to the garden its former glory! You have a lot to do: clean the ground, prong and fertilize it to get a good harvest. You can plant there everything you want but Ciro is fond of flowers, so he is going to turn this plot of land into the flower garden. It’s time to check if you are skillful enough in gardening! Play the game Hello Venice and set out a journey to become the owner of a land in Venice! Ciro and Adda need your help!
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Play the mix of time management and match 3 game Hello Venice and have fun! There are lots of flowers to plant, various kinds of grass to buy and several fertilizers to choose. Besides it, you get various decorations to make the garden really beautiful! Play challenging match 3 levels that will bring you both money and scores. Join the amazing adventure together with Ciro and Adda and reveal the mysterious story about the garden. The legend says that a powerful alchemist and mage enchanted a beautiful girl and turned her into the evergreen garden. Help Ciro find out whether it’s true or not! Play uneasy match 3 levels, combine the balls of the same color to chains and remove them from the game board. The longer the chain is, the more scores you get. Get ready to funny vacations in the game Hello Venice and visit Venice for free! Examine the age-old manuscripts and return the garden its former glory!
Reference accessed HERE 22nd July 2017
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Useful Information not related to today's game giveaway:
The problems section that used to be posted here in the Game review is now included in the Game Discussion FAQ's thread; which you can find 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.
The rest of the information that used to be posted here can be found in the forums HERE. Finally, check out Delenns thread over in the forums HERE. There are games available for free, some of which are limited to the number of free keys available.

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