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Game Giveaway of the day — Matchmaker: Joining Hearts

Help some lonely hearts find a match and bring romance into their lives!
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Matchmaker: Joining Hearts was available as a giveaway on April 17, 2022!

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Help some lonely hearts find a match and bring romance into their lives, in the exciting Hidden Object game, Matchmaker: Joining Hearts! Use your fantastic powers of observation to assume the role of a charming matchmaker who never fails to find an ideal partner for her single friends and acquaintances! After the match has been found, she helps to make a gift and organize the first date. Search for items by name or shape, or even spotting identical objects in multiple scenes!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: 1.2 GHz; RAM: 512 MB; DirectX: 9.0' Hard Drive: 86 MB

Publisher:

ToomkyGames

Homepage:

https://www.bigfishgames.com/games/5445/matchmaker-joining-hearts/

File Size:

79.1 MB

Price:

$9.99

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In Brief:
A Hidden Object game with mini games that has never been given away before..

You can see some videos of game play HERE, HERE and a video walkthrough HERE.
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Introduction:
Help lonely hearts find a perfect match and bring romance into their lives, in the exciting hidden object game Matchmaker: Joining Hearts! Use your powers of observation to spot the hidden objects and decide who will be the ideal partner for each person, and your creative ideas to help your friends make original gifts, and to organize an unforgettable first date! Step into the shoes of a matchmaker to help singles find the love of their life!

Features
40 different scenes and 70 levels
More than 2000 unique objects
10 singles waiting for the perfect match

Reference accessed HERE 15th April 2022.
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The Game:
Helen Jones has a knack for helping people find that "special someone." After retiring to a small seaside community she keeps on doing what she does best: helping the townspeople find true love in Matchmaker: Joining Hearts. Unfortunately there’s not much to love about this by-the-numbers hidden object game.

Helen’s uncanny knack for match-making is based on her philosophy that you can learn a lot about a person (and what kind of romantic partner they might be compatible with) from what kinds of items they surround themselves with. So, when a person comes to Helen for romantic advice she starts by searching their house for a list of items. The items she finds defines the person’s interests: a basket of apples, sandwich and chef’s hat, for example, means the person is a bit of a gourmet.

Next, Helen explores rooms belonging to several potential suitors and draws up similar lists of interests. Those interests are then compared (via an insultingly easy mini-game) and the best match is selected.

In the next phase of the courtship, Helen helps her client select an appropriate gift, which involves another hidden object search to find all of the pieces of the object. Then it’s on to the first date, which involves putting objects back into the scene.
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This formula is repeated through 10 levels, offering perhaps 2-3 hours of gameplay in total. The game offers both an untimed mode and a timed mode (in the latter, you get about 20 minutes per scene, which is ample). Hints are unlimited.

The good? Well, at least it’s a theme that hasn’t been done to death. (Yet.) Helen comes off as a sweet and helpful character, and her clients include both men and women in their 30s, 40s and 50s. But the farther into the game you go, the more you’re likely to become bored by its formula. Even the voice-overs that were pleasant enough seem to peter out, and we get only a barebones introduction to each new character – to the point that it’s really hard to care about whether they find true love or not.
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You can search for objects from a list or by silhouette. Objects repeat frequently and are always in the same place when you have to revisit a scene. The art style is of the "let’s cram a bunch of clip art randomly onto the page" variety – certainly nothing to write home about. The part of the game that really falls flat, though, is where you have to place items back into the scene. The art simply isn’t crispy enough, nor the objects well-drawn enough, for you to figure out what half of them are, let alone where they belong.

In spite of a cute theme that could have proved to be a big hit around Valentine’s Day, Matchmaker: Joining Hearts simply fails to deliver the goods.

Reference accessed HERE; originally posted by Erin bell 12th Feb 2010 and reposted by Whiterabbit-uk on the 15th April 2022.
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Free or Discounted Games:
Please check Delenn's threads over in the giveaway forums HERE (non-Steam games) and HERE (Steam games) for the latest freebies. It's kept up to date frequently, (thanks for keeping this up to date Delenn, very much appreciated). There are a lot of sites that now offer free games such as TooMKY games, MyPlayCity games, Gametop, FreeGamePick and others. One of my favorites that has been around for around twenty years is Caiman's Games, where you'll find thousands of freeware arcade games covering almost every genre I can think of. You can find Caimans games HERE. The site used to be updated every week, but since the founder of Caiman's, Rudy Versele's passing on the Feb 3rd 2010, it's been kept running, but not updated by a collegue of Rudy's. There's a wealth of freeware games that can be found on the site that are well worth checking out.
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The best Indie Bundles sites that have been operating from around 2010 are the Humble Bundle and Indie Gala sites (though the latter isn't as good as it used to be, with most of the bundles containing cheap stocking fillers and a lot of 'adult only 'hentai like ' games). The Humble site is, in my opinion, the best; though a more recent addition that is worth checking out called Fanatical games, that used to be called Bundle Stars, looks to be a serious contender for that title as they have some very good bundles. Presently Fanatical hosts nine game bundles as well as other software and book bundles
Mystery Egg Bundle
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Rogue Souls Bundle
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You can find the Fanatical bundles page HERE.
The latest Humble Choice bundle went live Tue 5th April and lasts until the 3rd May 22 and includes eight Steam games Ghostrunner, Destroy All Humans!, Monster Sanctuary, KillSquad, Suzerain, Chicken Police, Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos and Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker. Subscriptions to the Choice bundle have recently been changed, levelling the ground for all subscribers. The monthly cost is a meagre $12/£8.99 with other benefits such as access to a lot of indie titles for free while subscribed and a percentage off other purchases from the Humble store. This discount increases the longer you stay subscribed up to a year with 20% off all none bundle purchases. (1 month sub' gives 10% off, 3 months sub' gives 15% off and six months sub 'gives 17% off).

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The Groupee's group also do game bundles HERE, but they don't have any available at the moment (just a book bundle).
Free Game Project:
I've restarted a project I originally started back in 2008 that used to be called Good Games to Grab, where I posted free games over in the forums on a daily basis; however, I won't be posting them daily this time, only as and when I have time and the inclination. You can find the new forum section entitled 'Free Game Project' HERE. So far, I've posted eight excellent PC games, plus one android game as well as suggested or linked to others similar to the ones posted. I'll be adding more as and when I have the time or the mood takes me over the coming months.

Amazon Prime Gaming:
If you have Amazon Prime you also get access to a new set of free games every month. The April freebies include the fantastic The Elder Scrolls Oblivion from GOG (You can find loads of mods, addons and other related files over on Nexus mods HERE. ModDB also have many files available for the game (over thirty thousand) HERE (files), HERE (add-ons) and HERE (mods).).

From Origin you get the 3D version of Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neigbourville (I'm really pleased to see this one; I was intending to buy it in the next Steam sale as it's been on my wish list since it's release) . Plus there are several other games from Plug in Digital and Lucas Arts free this month.

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Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
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The story line of this game seems like it belongs on either a Lifetime or Hallmark Movie Channel show or movie. It's much different than the story lines I've seen on many hidden object games. But was refreshing to see a change from the normal. I've not been on Steam lately but plan on logging back in soon to play games.

Reply   |   Comment by sailorbear510 aka Jason  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
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I have this game as part of my saved games so I have played this game a lot. It's decent enough game play, a bit on the frilly side as I'm a minimalist but it goes with the story line. I don't have any thoughts on the music, I generally play my games with the sound off. The objects hidden and the make over of her rooms and the date nights were standard. It's not offering anything other than different objects, different reasons for finding things and at least the scenery changes offering different set ups to make over for the dates. It's not a game you necessarily play over and over. It's a great boring afternoon game, something that doesn't take a lot of thinking or strategizing, it's just a nice Sunday afternoon stroll through gardens kind of game.

Reply   |   Comment by Deborah1962  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
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Maybe it wasn't this specific game, but I do remember a 'matchmaker' themed HOG being given away here few a years ago. Some of the 'date night' screenshots do look awfully familiar, but I can't be sure … I guess I'll have to grab this one and see!

Reply   |   Comment by Cad Delworth  –  7 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
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This is a delightful, quality game. I've played it before but I am going to download it again anyway, it was fun to play! That included review is WAY too overcritical, from one of those jaded players who are never satisfied with anything. It is miles beyond what is normally available for free, and worth playing for fans of the genre. The plot is sweet, the game play is pleasant, the images are beautiful, it even has several options to customize your play, which are sadly lacking in many of the primitive games that are common
free offerings. It's just a relaxing afternoon's diversion. Nothing wrong with that at all, and quite valuable as a free game! Snap it up while you can!

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