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Monument Builders: Notre Dame Giveaway

Game Giveaway of the day — Monument Builders: Notre Dame

Build one of the world's most famous cathedrals!
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Monument Builders: Notre Dame was available as a giveaway on October 14, 2017!

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With almost 200 years in the making, the grand cathedral in Paris inspires as one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. While many stand in awe of its magnificence, very few know of the dedication and passion it took to construct such a brilliant structure.

Here's your chance to experience this great feat first-hand! Journey back to the Middle Ages and lead the construction of the iconic cathedral in this fantastic challenge.

Break ground on the building site, construct quarries, and improve the neighborhoods as you witness the structure rise from the ground. Build the gargoyles and bells, feed your workers, and meet key objectives. With great new graphics, unlockable videos, and even more exciting challenges than previous games in the series, Monument Builders - Notre Dame de Paris is the best Monument Builders game yet!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: 1.8 GHz; RAM: 512 MB; DirectX: 9.0; Hard Drive: 272 MB





File Size:

125 MB



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Monument Builders: Notre Dame
In Brief
Monument Builders: Notre Dame is the fourth instalment of the Monument Builders Time Management franchise.

Monument Builders: Notre Dame downloads to a 125 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 267 MB 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\Monument Builders - Notre Dame de Paris

Four shortcuts are installed to the desktop; of which three can be deleted i.e. 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)
With almost 200 years in the making, the grand cathedral in Paris inspires as one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. While many stand in awe of its magnificence, very few know of the dedication and passion it took to construct such a brilliant structure. Here's your chance to experience this great feat first-hand! Journey back to the Middle Ages and lead the construction of the iconic cathedral in this fantastic challenge. Break ground on the building site, construct quarries and improve the neighborhoods as you witness the structure rise from the ground. Build the gargoyles and bells, feed your workers, and meet key objectives. With great new graphics, unlockable videos, and even more exciting challenges than previous games in the series, Monument Builders - Notre Dame de Paris is the best Monument Builders game yet!
Reference accessed HERE. 14th October 2017

The Game:
Monument Builders: Notre Dame marks the franchise’s fourth installment, as time management fans have previously followed along with the construction of items like the Eiffel Tower and the Titanic. Now, we’ve traveled to Paris to help construct the Notre Dame, a grand cathedral that takes quite a few hours to build across the game’s rather slow levels. Notre Dame feels like a step backwards for the series, but it’s not altogether awful.
Monument Builders: Notre Dame features a few dozen levels, each asking you to balance the use of resources including stone, food, gold, and wood. Items are created in specific buildings/locations like quarries, farms, banks, and forests, and can then be manipulated into other items in the Workshop (wood can be turned into planks, as an example).
Each time management level will last the average player around five minutes, depending on the level’s tasks. Even though level layouts and goals do technically differ from one level to the next, it’s all still a very repetitive setup. Workers must be assigned to clear debris from the road, or to repair broken sections of path, while resources are spawned on the backs of donkeys, which must be clicked separately to lead them back to base where they’ll actually be collected.

It’s through this over-abundance of clicks that we hear the same few repetitive sound effects from the game’s workers, (that rapidly become extremely annoying), as they let you know they’ve completed a task and are ready to move onto the next. Donkeys walk slowly, and some buildings are so far from the base that it’s possible to have multiple bundles of items in limbo when you desperately need that last stack of stone or wood to finish one of the level’s required tasks.
Like previous installments in the franchise, Monument Builders: Notre Dame doesn’t actually let you explore the item you’re building. Rather, you’ll stick to the outskirts of Paris, creating items like wood planks and cut stone that will be sent into the city and actually used. The game’s map shows you a slowly progressing model of the Notre Dame, but very little detail is actually shown as you play.
Instead, the game relies more on text to offer educational details about the Notre Dame’s history before each level. The game’s mascot is also on-hand during actual levels, occasionally offering a pop quiz about the Notre Dame that will see you rewarded with materials in bulk if answered correctly. Unfortunately, these questions are rather obscure, and the bonuses are therefore hard to earn.

In addition, the game’s graphics haven’t been improved over previous installments, as donkeys and workers are more like colorful little blobs of pixels than defined entities. The music is slow, and mixed with the slow pace of gameplay, makes this one experience that I’m not afraid to admit sparks a bout of drowsiness.
It’s not that Monument Builders: Notre Dame is a bad time management game, as all of the elements we expect from the genre are there. However, the game isn’t very technically polished, and it’s so slow that it’s hard to really dive into the game for long sessions without becoming bored or tired. If you appreciated the gameplay in the previous installments, this might be worth your time, but those looking for a more refined time management experience should look elsewhere.
Edited reference accessed HERE. Originally posted by Brandy Shaul on Jul 12, 2013. Edited and briefly added to by Whiterabbit-uk 14th October 2017.
Other Reviews and Videos of Monument builders: Notre Dame:
You can see Big Fish community reviews of Monument Builders: Notre Dame HERE and more information in the Big Fish forums HERE. There are several in-game videos of game play HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE

This monument franchise game is a typical Time Management building game which I found a little tedious and which lacked sparkle with respect to the graphics, for example the workers and animals featured in the game are rather blurry and there is no variation in the environments as you progress through the game; however, there is some educational details about Notre Dame that may be of interest to some, and for those new to this type of game, new features are introduced gradually so as not to overly confuse newcomers. If you enjoy the Time Management genre, you'll probably like this game. I won't score the game because I am a little negatively biased towards Time Management games. Apart from aspects such as the graphics it's well constructed and should give hours of gameplay to those dedicated enough to play the game the whole way through. :)
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If you miss today's game giveaway you can always get the game via MyPlayCity 24/7 HERE; or If you prefer to purchase the game you can get it HERE via Big Fish Games.
If you like the Monument builders franchise you can also other games in the franchise either for free or paid for commercial versions HERE (Mount Rushmore), HERE (The Colosseum in Rome), HERE (The Eiffel Tower) and HERE (The Titanic), the first two from MyPlay City, the last two from Gametop. These are also available from other free game sites such as FreeGamePick and MyRealGames, though do make sure you uncheck the checkboxes when you start the installations. You can also get others in the franchise, though not free via other commercial game sites such as Steam and Big Fish; for example, from Steam, Alcatraz Builder HERE or a five pack featuring Alcatraz Island, The Statue of Libery, Mount Rushmore, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and New Yorks Empire State building. HERE and from Big Fish games, The Great Wall of China HERE, Big Ben London HERE and Cologne Cathedral, Germany HERE. You can see a list of all the Monument builders games with descriptions via a game review site HERE.
If you're having problems installing or activating or getting Monument Builders: Notre Dame to work please visit the FAQ's Thread HERE and read through the communities comments because sometimes fixes have already been posted, for example, a common issue seen since the Themida wrapper was introduced three years ago is that some community members installation of the game are blocked by their security because Themida code has been known to hide malware, (usually an error message is flagged for example 'The executable is corrupted' even though in reality it is not); so as a precaution some anti malware programs will block and even delete the suspect installation files even though the files (i.e the setup, read me and setup.gcd files are actually totally free from malware. This issue can be solved either by rebooting your computer in safe mode with networking or a quicker method is to temporarily turn off your security software to allow the installation. You could also try whitelisting the setup.gcd file. In the almost 11 years this game giveaway site has been operating there has 'never' been a game given away that was infected with malware.

If for any reason you want to contact the giveaway team, for example, you have a game to offer the community, or are unable to download the latest game or other issues that the FAQ's thread or these comments don't cover or solve you can do so HERE
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank MyPlayCity for giving away Monument Builders: Notre Dame and also to the game giveaway team, as always, for securing other ways to get free games.
Useful Information not related to today's game giveaway:
If Monument Builders: Notre Dame doesn't interest you, but you still hanker for something new to play, you'll find details of some game deals whether they be sale items, indie bundles or games being given away for free HERE (I've not updated the thread in a while, but most of the links still take you to the latest deals).
The rest of the information that used to be posted in the game review can be found in the forums HERE. Finally, check out Delenns threads for details of other free games and offers HERE and eslewhere in the game discussion forums HERE, (usually on the first page of the game discussion forums).

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Giveaway of the day,
Doesn't work for me. I have only a black screen with this message from the monitor:
"Out of frequency range. Set resolution lower or see monitor users guide".
I'm running a Win 7 x64 Pro, and I use 1024x768 resolution with the lowest frequency (60 hz) and 32bit true colors.
Please, help me!

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Go into compatibility mode by right-clicking on either the games shortcut or the installed games executable (see my review for the default installation path) then select properties from the drop-down menu. This opens a small window. Select the compatibility tab and check the override high DPI scaling etc and also ensure the administrator check box is checked. That should hopefully cure the issue.

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

I didn't have much time to check it out tonight. It downloaded quickly and opened easily.
Game play is smooth. Easy to follow, but basically "same old" for this type of game.
I would put a little more into along the way to make it more interesting, but again I did not play
very much yet.
Thanks for another good game and have a great rest of the weekend,

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Thank you for your feedback Lee

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

I like time/resource management games but I've played the first 8 or 9 levels of this one and find it to be really slow. Lots of time waiting around for the next opportunity to act. When the action does pick up there's a *lot* of clicking around to collect your resources which feels like wasted effort when you could be directing your workers. The sound effects are repetitive enough that I just turned my computer sound off. I haven't played others in this series so I can't compare it.

It has all the features of a time management game, and I'll give it a few more plays before I give up on it. But it's not a game that grabs me from the start.

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Thank you for your feedback Dan, I agree the game was very slow moving. Also, not forgotten I owe you a Steam key still. One thing after another; the most recent being a hard drive crash left me with no alternative but to reinstall windows and now I can't access two of my hard drives, but I will sort a game for you when I'm able, really sorry for the long delay.

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

too cartoony for my tastes - but thank you!

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

Great TM game, with nothing to shoot at!
I already own it but would like to see more of this series.

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You can get a tleast three of the others in the series free. See my review for links to those.

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

Nice game. The quizzes are a cute addition. One suggestion might be to have the "We're finished." different for each building type because I can see how it could get confusing to focus on the objectives when you don't have the audible clue the right thing is done.

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Thank you for your feedback Margaret

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

как установить русский язык

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Проверьте папку с установленной игрой. На самом деле не знаете, но в установленных папках могут быть обнаружены подсказки.

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

Finally, a game that would install! Great game, although we can not click ahead to get things done which doesn't break it, just makes it a little tedious.
Thanks Game GAOTD and MyPlayCity.

Note: I don't know why, but my Asus router blocked the MPC site. Weird.

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The MPC site do use adware, so it may be that causing the blockage.

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

anon, communication issue probably. sometimes routers block certain kind of websites because a certain communication protocol is blocked. u can get an idea but looking up "handshake" on wikipedia. there may be a setting u can change on ur router, but i can't think to advise u off the top of my head. sorry

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Thanks for your help Watcher. :)

Reply   |   Comment by watcher13  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Installed and plays fine on Win7. Time management games are one of my favorite type games so am enjoying this title! Thanks GOTD and Myplaycity!

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Glad you are enjoying the game; thanks for your comment.

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

Super endlich mal ein Spiel in Deutsch.

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

Downloaded ok on windows 10. I have only played the 1st 2 levels but I have found it enjoyable to play and I will definitely be keeping it. This is a time management game and the graphics and game play are good.

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Thank you for your feedback Rosalind, appreciated.

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