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Nearwood Collector's Edition Giveaway
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Game Giveaway of the day — Nearwood Collector's Edition

Fix the Clock of Equilibrium to banish evil powers from the Nearwood Kingdom!
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 52 (95%) 3 (5%) 57 comments

Nearwood Collector's Edition was available as a giveaway on August 20, 2017!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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Help restore the ancient temples!

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Can a young woman single-handedly change the fate of a magical kingdom? Set out on a voyage with Jane Lockwood into a mysterious world of danger and adventure, into a whirlwind of magic and wonder! As you encounter a host of unusual and amusing creatures and help them in their troubles, you will inch closer and closer to your final goal – finding Jane's long-lost parents, all the while freeing the great and wise Time Keepers from the grip of oblivion. Find out why time came to a standstill, and drive the ancient evil out of Nearwood once and for all! Bring back peace and quiet to the land! Save Nearwood!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: 2.0 GHz; RAM: 512 MB; DirectX: 9.0; Hard Drive: 1106 MB

Publisher:

MyPlayCity

Homepage:

http://www.bigfishgames.com/games/6485/nearwood-collectors-edition/

File Size:

1.04 GB

Price:

$19.99

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Today's game giveaway is over a gigabyte in size, so there may be slow download speeds at certain times of the day when the number of community members are downloading the files at the same time. Be sure to start downloading as early as possible to avoid disappointment. The more community members downloading, the slower the download speeds will be due to bandwidth limitations at the giveaway servers.
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Nearwood Collector's Edition
In Brief
The fate of the magical world is in your hands – free it from evil! As Jane and Fey explore new locations, they help the villagers survive the freeze, while once again saving Nearwood from the clutches of impending doom in this HOG adventure.
Suggestions:
After you've had an opportunity to play today's giveaway please take a few moments to give some positive or negative feedback about the game; for example, what you liked or disliked about the game, or how it could be improved. If you don't like the genre at all, please explain why and if any, what improvements would change your mind? If you don't have time to post a comment today, please do so at your convenience, thank you. To access the comments once the giveaway is over, open up the game giveaway to its home page then scroll to the bottom of the page where it says Archives and select the date the giveaway was live (giveaway days are in bold type). This will open up the appropriate page for you to post your comment or review.
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There are thousands of subscribers to the game giveaway of the day every weekend which makes this an ideal forum for giving developers new or fresh 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 needs 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, for example, they don't like MPC games, they hate HOG's, have had enough of Match Three and Time Management games, or they want to see the latest version of Call of Duty or some other big name AAA game given away or that they don't like Steam games. If something isn't for you then please move on to the next giveaway, or check out the forums HERE, HERE and HERE, where a few members of the community post details of various free games and free game sites as well as links to various indie bundle sites etc; you never know, you may find something that really interests you.
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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 Steam It costs £6.99/9.99$.
Installation:
Nearwood CE downloads to a 1.04GB 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 1.06 MB (1,147,088,896 bytes) 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\Nearwood Collector's Edition
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:
Fix the Clock of Equilibrium to banish evil powers from the Nearwood Kingdom! Everybody likes fairy tales - even grown-ups, but they never confess in it! Welcome to the ravishing game Nearwood Collector’s Edition and plunge into the magnificent atmosphere of a wonderful fantasy world! But usually the main characters of the most of fairytales have to overcome lots of difficulties to come to the paradisiac world where they will be happy for ages. In the game Nearwood Collector’s Edition you learn the story of the Lockwood family. Nathan and Elisabeth Lockwood were the happiest pair who loved each other to distraction, they lived happily in the small house not far from the beautiful forest. But in one of the ordinary days their happy life was ruined by Elisabeth’s illness. She fell down and lied unconscious while her desperate husband tried to return her to life. In a couple of weeks Elisabeth died without regaining consciousness from coma. Nathan did his best to revive his beloved wife but soon he disappeared and nobody saw him since that time. Play the game Nearwood Collector’s Edition and help Jane Lockwood reveal the truth about her parents! Together with Jane you appear in the Lockwood’s house where the breathtaking adventures are going to start! Meet the wise gnome Fey the Advisor and appear in the miraculous world of Nearwood! Nathan is alive, he is kept in the secret place in the Nearwood Kingdom – evil powers that have enslaved the kingdom keep him there for destroying the balance in the kingdom and your aim is to save the man. Choose the mode and start your adventures right now! If you are a beginner, it’s better for you to play the game in a casual mode where all the areas are highlighted and the hints recharge quickly. If you are a professional in hidden object games – try an expert mode to confirm your skills. You can only guess where you should go to look for extra clues and, moreover, you play without hints, so it’s the best challenge for you. Jane won’t be able to cope with undertaking missions alone, help her find her father! Centuries ago the Nearwood Kingdom was enslaved by evil powers that turned the placid world into the hell-like wastelands.
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The wise Time Keepers did their best to suppress the darkness by inventing the magical artifact “Clock of Equilibrium”. This clock was rumored to obtain the huge power that can turn the day into the night and resurrect the dead. Evil powers had been locked there for centuries until the desperate scientist Nathan Lockwood found it to revive his dead wife. He was not a success, evil powers captured him and imprisoned into the Clock. Help Jane solve numerous puzzle to reveal her father from the imprisonment and banish the dark powers back to hell! There are lots of gorgeous hidden object scenes where you are to find all the items from the list and train your quick wits in the interesting mini-games. Explore picturesque locations and plunge into the stunning atmosphere of a beautifully-drawn fairy tale! Find funny Snoop-sees and unlock the chapters in the Snoopedia where you will read a lot about the Nearwood inhabitants. In the game Nearwood Collector’s Edition you have a nice chance to download the soundtrack with several fascinating melodies – they will always remind you the brilliant locations such as World of Miracles, Ancient Forest, Frozen Past and others. Enjoy the gorgeous concept art and use breathtaking pictures as your PC background images. Complete the main story in the game Nearwood Collector’s Edition and unlock the bonus chapter! Have fun and help Jane find her father in the Nearwood Kingdom!
Reference accessed HERE. 19th Aug 2017
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If you have a problem installing or activating or getting Nearwood Collector's Edition 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:
Nearwood is from the developers of the excellent Fool by MagicIndie. You can expect more than a fair share of smart puzzles, clever mini-games, quirky characters, and beautiful bits of scenery to admire. It’s the sort of game you won’t want to stop playing until you’ve extracted every secret it has to offer!
Ah, the idyllic life. Hanging out at gazebos, frolicking in the flowers. Jane Lockwood remembers those days well. But her memories aren’t without a dark side. Her mother passed away when she was young, and her father vanished shortly after. Jane spent most of her childhood with her aunt Sheryl. Upon her passing, Sheryl left a note hinting at a secret she had been keeping for years. It seems the magical world Jane pictured when she was growing up was less of a fantasy and more of a real thing. As soon as she arrives at her childhood home, Jane meets Fey, a strange little man who guides her to the realm of Nearwood. And it’s here in Nearwood where you’ll explore sights as strange and wondrous as you could possibly imagine.
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Nearwood is a casual adventure game that includes a healthy amount of mini-games, inventory puzzles, and items scattered in every corner of every screen. Using objects you find as you explore, you’ll slowly clear paths that lead to, well, more puzzles to solve and more things to find! Proper hidden object scenes are fairly uncommon in Nearwood. When you do encounter them, they’re generally pretty short and feature item silhouettes you’ll need to pick out in a crowded scene.
Jane encounters plenty of oddities in the bright fantasy world of Nearwood. From giant rock creatures, to frogs the size of a small car, to plants that could (and would) swallow you whole, this world would be a nightmarish place if it weren’t for the sparkling colors and cheery disposition of your guide. Oh, and let’s not forget about the Snoop-Sees. These small owl-like creatures are hidden throughout the game, turning the entire world of Nearwood into a hidden object scene. Locate them to unlock chapters in a special storybook comic you’ll get to read as you play.
Nearwood is also a visually stunning game. It may be tempting to use words like that when describing games that are “pretty” or “well illustrated,” but in this case, stunning is the only word that fits. Each and every location in Nearwood is brushed with gorgeous colors and vibrant animations. The creatures come alive, the environments feel warm and realistic, and when the evil shadow creature swirls around, you’ll swear it’s made of real smoke. Very rarely do we see casual games with this much attention to the artwork, giving Nearwood yet another trophy to add to its collection.
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It’s hard to find an honest fault in Nearwood. The graphics are amazing, the puzzles are tightly constructed and logical, mini-games are creative and challenging, and there are enough extras to keep you entertained for hours. Nearwood is the kind of game that makes you excited to see what awaits you beyond the next bend in the road. For that reason alone, the experience is next to magical.
Edited reference accessed HERE. Originally posted by John Anthony on 8th August 2013. Edited and added to by Whiterabbit-uk 18th Aug 2017.
Other Reviews and Videos of Nearwood:
You can see Steam community reviews of HERE, and you can see some videos of game play HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. If you get stuck, there are some walkthrough's HERE, HERE and a downloadable version HERE. You can see a slideshow of images HERE.
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Conclusion:
This is an excellent Hidden Object game that should cater for all levels of ability. With gorgeous graphics, good and absorbing game play for those who want it and a decent sound track this is definitely a game to get and no doubt wont get too many negatives. Pity some community members will automatically thumb this one down just becasue its a Hidden Object game. 8 out of 10 from me (I'm not a lover of Hidden Object Games, but have already purchased this one via Steam.
Scoring:
The standard version of Nearwood was previously given away
Game play: 9
Graphics: 9
Audio: 8
Replayability: 7
Originality: 7
Fun Factor: 8

Total scored 48 out of 60 = 8 out of 10
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank MyPlayCity for giving away the Collectors Edition of Nearwood which has exclusive extras you won’t find in the standard version; (a bonus chapter!, desktop wallpapers, concept art and soundtrack). Plus, a big thank you to the game giveaway team, as always, for securing other ways to get free games.


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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 for details of other free games and offers HERE
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Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#38

Great game. The story line is not as dark as some others of this genre. Makes it better for the whole family. I lack the patience for some of the mini games, so the skip option is appreciated. I found two 'bugs.' The glue used for the mirror is named 'grass glue' whereas it probably should be glass glue. Only the left hand battery charges properly when the correct numbers are summed. The right hand battery reaches the full line but never registers as fully charged. I had to skip this puzzle even though a correct solution was entered.

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Thank you for your feedback SpinDoc01

Reply   |   Comment by Spindoc01  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Played this through a second time. Learned that is necessary to read all of the text revealed by clicking on the question mark to be able to solve the puzzles. That explained the issue with charging the batteries. "Grass glue" may be a pun or misspelling, still not sure which. Again, a great game.

Reply   |   Comment by Spindoc01  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

GOTD; please make this game available again for free. Computer was down so I missed the opportunity!
Thank you

Reply   |   Comment by Linda W Skenandore  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

Good game, especially the graphics
I have a few suggestions though
It will be very useful to add a feature to take ingame screenshots
And increase the bonus game a little ☺

Reply   |   Comment by Meow  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

Before running the download , set your antivrus programs to off. Make sure you you have no other apps open at that time.It has worked for me

Reply   |   Comment by Timothy(Tim) Switzer  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

What a beautiful game this is! The story is quite detailed and well written. I rwally enjoyed it.

Reply   |   Comment by handiewmn  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

Impossible de lancer le fichier "exe". J'ai abandonné. Dommage.

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Bonjour NOROLO

Il est probable que votre sécurité a bloqué le jeu en raison de l'emballage Themida utilisé pour protéger le jeu. Les suites anti-malware peuvent voir le code Themida comme une menace car il peut également être utilisé pour masquer les logiciels malveillants. Si ce n'est pas un problème de sécurité, passez en mode compatibilité et sélectionnez un système d'exploitation différent et vérifiez également la case à cocher Administrateur. À défaut, allez dans les forums et regardez le sujet de la FAQ dans la section collante du forum de discussion sur le jeu. J'ai lié le fil de la FAQ dans la revue.

Reply   |   Comment by NOROLO  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

I want this game badly, but every time I try to run the setup program, I get an error message "Failed to launch the program"

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It's usually the security software. Because the game is wrapped in a Themida code, some anti malware suites block it as a precaution because Themida code can also be used to hide malware. Try temporarily turning off your securityuntil the game has been installed, if that doesn't work try rebooting in safe mode with networking. If that doesn't help, check the FAQ's thread HERE.

Reply   |   Comment by Panda  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Panda, I always disable AVG and Zemana Anti-Logger & most games will install fine. This one downloaded (after failed attempts) and acted like it was going to install but kept getting the failure to launch message. I didn't see your reply in time to try installing in safe mode - is there any way to try to install this game now since the giveaway is over? Thanks.

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Check your just*poop email for possible fix.

Reply   |   Comment by Panda  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Failure to launch program. Tried several different times. Checked the AV software and it didn't think that it had a virus. So it wouldn't have kept it from installing. Would really like this game!

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Try rebooting in safe mode with networking. If that doesn't help, check the FAQ's thread HERE.

Reply   |   Comment by Ironqueen  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#30

I give up. I followed the read me and ran the setup 4 times and each time after a long pause all I got was activated and took me to giveaway site but never did the game install. What am I to do?

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It's usually the security software. Because the game is wrapped in a Themida code, some anti malware suites block it as a precaution because Themida code can also be used to hide malware. Try temporarily turning off your securityuntil the game has been installed, if that doesn't work try rebooting in safe mode with networking. If that doesn't help, check the FAQ's thread HERE.

Reply   |   Comment by Larry  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#29

Hello,
I cannot install the program. When activating it says "failed to launch program".
Greetings
Walter

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Try rebooting in safe mode with networking. If that doesn't help, check the FAQ's thread HERE.

Reply   |   Comment by Walter  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Walter, same here. Bummer.

Reply   |   Comment by Panda  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

OMG! Thanks for the giveaway! I love this game!Hope you have another giveaway game like this. But sometimes I cannot play games from MyPlayCity although I do not install any antivirus software!


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Thankyou for the feedback.

Reply   |   Comment by vinh2201  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

Hi!
I had this game from a previous giveaway I think. This addition is more refined and enjoyable! The download and opening was easy. Play is very smooth. The graphics are very good! A giant game of chess for one crown? would add more to it, lol! Its a lot of going back and forth, which does get tiring, but still a very good game! Thanks and have a great week, Lee

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Thank you for the feedback Lee. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Lee  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

I waited for this Gig file to download only to be told, "Would not LOAD": This is why I will not buy a game from "MyPlayCity"; they're rip offs. I will buy it from "BigFish". If you buy it from "BigFish" today you get it for $13.99 and one "Collectors Edition" for FREE.

Reply   |   Comment by JonE  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#25

Same issue as Davis and Burn. Win 7, 64 bit. Avast is turned off, but still get the message: Failed to launch the program.

Any suggestions?


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Hello Maria, try rebooting in safe mode with networking. Seemed to work for others when turning off the security software doesn't.

Reply   |   Comment by Maria  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Enjoyed this one and the puzzles. I'm having some trouble making my way through though. Sometimes the next step isn't clear and the hints either give away the answer or don't provide enough information.

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Hi Margaret, I've posted links to a couple of online walkthroughs and a downloadable one. Each one may be sluightly different or present the info in a different way; one of which may helpo you. Also, there are loads of video walkthroughs available on You Tube.

Reply   |   Comment by Margaret  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

Fun on Windows 10 x64 Pro. Thanks. Plays well with the 3 choices of difficulty and the walkthru within game makes a keeper.


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:)

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

Hey Wabbit,

I am not fond of HOGs as everyone knows. But this has the just about right amount of mini games and adventure to offset that..plus..the scenes/graphics are just gorgeous, Some of the games are hard enough that you really have to think out of the box..or use a guide/walk through. I already had the CE version(I don't remember who gave it to me..but thanks). I know it's a big download but be sure to get this one. It's really worth it.

Thanks MPC and Wabbit for the game and the reviews. Loved some of the pic you picked..It's a really pretty game..

Just to let you know.. Hearts. Papers. Border. is now in Early Access. http://store.steampowered.com/app/604110/Heart_Papers_Border/ My eyes are really giving me trouble so it's hard to do any testing at all. I have the surgery in Sept(right eye) and Oct(left).

Indie Gala is giving away Pixel Puzzles: UndeadZ https://www.indiegala.com/dieyoung?massive#giveaway

Huggles to you and the family.

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Hi Delenn, thank you for your feedback and info. Cal attained the grades he needed, in fact he did better than required gaining 90% in his Math A level (called an A star) and his Chemistry was vastly improved from last years result which he received a D for and that was with me paying for a tutor (cost me several hundred pounds). We had to literally beg his teachers to state he was expected to get a B for his final Chemistry A level result, despite the teachers saying he'd be lucky if he received a C. He got an A and just missed out on an A star. If they hadn't said he could get a B grade, he would not have been offered any interviews for his Pharmacy course (he applied to three different Universities for Pharmacy and received conditional offers from all three. He also received an unconditional offer for another Pharmacutical Sciences course at another university, but that would only givce him the option to do research.. We are so pleased and proud of him. Not only is he going to go to study on one of the best Pharmacy cources in the world; he can live at home saving around £40 000 in accommodation fees over the four year course. Also, the department has a 98% record of getting full time jobs for all who study Pharmacy at the university and who complete their registration year (because of its reputation). (To qualify for registration on the Pharmacy register he has to complete a fifth year of study.
Emily arrived back from her Girl Guides trip to Switzerland this evening. They travelled overland which took almost 30 hours of travel on a cxoach and ferry. She immedialty fell asleep when she arrived home. Her GCSE results are published on Thursday, fingers crossed..

Reply   |   Comment by delenn13  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#21

I have the standard version of this game and am delighted to see this CE version here today! All and all, a lovely game. Great graphics and sound create an immersive atmosphere and the games/puzzles are top-notch. Dim the lights and enjoy. Really provides most everything one could want from such a game.

It is a large download, had to do it twice as first one would not launch for some reason. I am guessing something went wrong on my end with that first download as the second copy installed without issue.

Just FYI, I keep Windows Magnifier opened in about a 1 inch window at the top of my screen to make reading web pages easier. Most programs see that as the border and open below it. This game, like a few others, does not work properly in full screen mode with that open so it must be closed. I just thought I'd add that here in case it helps anyone.

Many thanks to MPC, Alawar, GGOTD and, as always, Stephen!


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Hello JBoy, thanks for your feedback.

Reply   |   Comment by jboy  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#20

This was fun. I liked the big variety of mini-games.

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Reply   |   Comment by Laura  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

This is a wonderful game! I downloaded & installed it just fine in Safe Mode on Windows 7, 64-bit with no problem. Didn't have to use an compatibility tweaks. It's gorgeous & a great variety of puzzles & good story line. And thank you very much for offering us the Collector's Edition! I rarely ever get those when I buy a game so this is a real treat. :-)

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Hi Dax
Thank you for your feedback. Yes a very nice game. I purchased this when it was released via Steam over three years ago. Great HOG.

Reply   |   Comment by DelennDax7 (Dax)  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#18

......deleted by moderator, nonsense comment.........

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Hello Winfried,

Virtually every one of your comments make no sense, so most have been sent to the spam bin or deleted outright. If you have some feedback to post about the games being given away, they are very welcome; however, virtually every comment you've made over the past several months has been about nothing and usually made up of random thoughts and nonsense.
Please refrain from posting such comments. I won't even read them in furture unless I can see they are about the games being given away. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by W.L.  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

WOW ! This game is a very pleasant surprise. Lovely graphics, pretty music, good story. Nothing at all unpleasant or annoying. I kind of hated to close it, so I could come and comment. Yes, it is a it heavy, but most good games are. One could play it, and then uninstall, if one wanted the space back. I like everything about this game, and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys hidden object games. Very nice indeed !! I'd give it three thumbs up out of two. Thanks very much for such a sweet treat !

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Hi Judi
Thank you for your feedback. My favorite aunt in called Judi. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Judi P  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#16

Trying to install but keep getting error message: Failed to launch the program. I've been installing games for several years and have had 0 problems in the past. I've downloaded the .zip file twice thinking maybe it was corrupt. I've tried installing as Admin. And I've restarted my computer. Is there a reason I'm receiving this error message? Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Sorry, I forgot to add that I'm on Windows 10 | 2GB ram. I just downloaded again with Comodo turned off. Attempting to install results in the same error message.

I had this game before and absolutely loved it. Lost it when I had to reinstall Windows a few months back. :)

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Hi Ron,
The MPC files still contain remnants of adware, so if you have anti adware apps installed as well as your usual anti malware programs, they could also be blocking the installation. Other things you could try are clearing your internet cache and, failing that check the FAQ's thread over in the forums for other possible fixes. HERE

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thank you for the feedback! I ended up starting in Safe Mode w/ Networking and it worked like a charm. :) Have a nice day.

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Hi Ron
Glad you got it sorted.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I have the same problem. I even started in safe mode with networking, and still got the same error message.

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Please check out the FAQ's thread. Hopefully you'll find a fix there. I've linked to it in my review above.

Reply   |   Comment by Chuen Tsao  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Beautiful game, but the puzzles are too difficult for me. I played it before and it's just as frustrating as ever, but luckily I can skip the ones I don't like to work on. I am really playing it through to get to the bonus chapter because I had this game before in the regular edition.

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Thank you for your feedback Therese

Reply   |   Comment by Therese  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#14

Showed up after about an hour

Reply   |   Comment by Warren  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#13

Still waiting for game has not been sent to my email

Reply   |   Comment by Warren  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#12

Got this one last go-around. Really nice game. I can watch the opening scene for a good long time just for relaxation :)
BTW, Hoping dcdcmerk isn't swamp thing at it again. What a pita.

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Don't think it's ole swampy. Today's version does have extra's such as a walk-through included plus extra game play, an art book etc. The version given away last January 2016 was the standard version. Today we get the Collector's Edition.

Reply   |   Comment by Sid  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#11

I already have this on Steam (have not tried it). It looks like a good combination of puzzles, story, scenery and hidden objects, although a bit "cutesy" for me. Still I think I will enjoy this on and based on the review WhiteRabbit posted for us and all the pics, I would definitely grab this one. A trip to Steam would convince me also, 90% of reviews are positive.

Don't know if it affects the version being given away here today, but on Steam there's a discussion about losing the Widescreen option. Developers haven't fixed it since 2014, but the workaround that seems to help most people is to set Compatibility Mode for Windows 7. Apparently in Win 8 and Win 10, if you change the Widescreen option it no longer appears on the options menu. The workaround brings it back. And some have said that checking that button works opposite from what you would expect. Sounds like it's worth playing with to get the game to fill your screen!

Reply   |   Comment by Mr.Dave  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#10

here are my notes from playing Nearwood last year. it was a while after it had been offered here, so i didn't post then. glad to see it again so more people might check it out.

i downloaded the SE here but bought the CE a few months after that. i'm pretty sure i played the CE version.

thanks, myplaycity, whiterabbit, and ggotd.

happy sunday!

tinyearl

fun 5
visual/sound 5
challenge 5
storyline 5
overall 5

another fabulous game. although i appreciated the music and thought it was beautiful, i didn't actually like it. everything contributes perfectly to a fantasy atmosphere; i'm just not a fan of fantasy. that aside, i love this game. i love the introduction. the effect of gliding over the water is so cool. several people exclaimed about it here before, and they are so right. i would love it as a screensaver.

game play was excellent. i never found all of the snoop-sees, so i didn't gain access to the entire background story. i would like to return to the scenes where i didn't get all the snoop-sees and search for them, but i think i have to replay the entire game.

great storyline-driven action.

the artwork is beautiful. i love the puzzles where, when they're completed, i have a gorgeous piece of artwork. just amazing.

this played well on an old, low-spec machine. only the frame rate of the introduction was affected.

i encountered one glitch in the bonus chapter where turning a hex in the circuit board caused the game to crash. resetting fixed the problem.

I recommend this game!

(System info: WinXP Home SP3 on an Acer Aspire One D250, 2GB RAM, 1.6GHz, 1024 x 600 resolution)

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Thank you for your feedback Tinyearl, appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by tinyearl  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#9

Downloaded and installed fine using email link.Win 10/64.Only have Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Pro.Looka like it will be fun.Thank You

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:)

Reply   |   Comment by dusty  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#8

Lucky that today is Sunday:

For those willing to download, just take notice that it is a ~1GB download, and in addition installation takes around 30 min (Win 7 64-bit).

Installation requires deactivation of antivirus progs.

But thanks, very ambitious indeed ;-)

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:)

Reply   |   Comment by marie  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Ok, installation works fine and game starts smoothly. It has such a beautiful entrance sequence, and it is one of the most beautiful games I know.

It seems that this game has already been offered some time ago here on GOTD? Or is this "editor's edition" an extended version?

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Hi Marie

Yes this is the CE version. The one previously given away last year Jan 2016 was the standard version. There's an extra level to discover in this version plus extra's which I mention in the review above. I've also linked to the original giveaway in my review.




Reply   |   Comment by marie  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#7

win seven go
3 hours

accepted
R3D3

Reply   |   Comment by W.L.  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#6

After starting the setup.exe it takes a while and then I get the message "Failed to launch the programm". Window 10 x64

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Try disabling your anti virus temporarily. The wrapper contains Themida code which is often seen as a problem becasue it can also be used to hid malware, so some AV software will block it even if its safe.

Reply   |   Comment by Burn  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Same issue here with Win 7-64 bit.

Reply   |   Comment by Davis  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have the same failure to launch on WinXP SP3. Downloaded twice, zip files matched. Tried in Safe Mode, Networking... same problem.

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Hi Rufus, check the FAQ's thread over in the forums; hopefully you'll find a fix there. I've linked to in via my review above.

Reply   |   Comment by Rufus V. Smith  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

Downloaded well though it took a while. Turned off the antivirus and it installed well.
Wow! its a great intro movie - so peaceful.
3 different levels of playing with an explanation of what happened with each level.
Played for a while and it went well.
Looks like its going to be a keeper
Krystal

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Thank you for your feedback Krystal

Reply   |   Comment by Krystal  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Krystal, Sorry should have added that i'm using W10 pro with 64 bit Krystal

Reply   |   Comment by Krystal  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#4

An das GGotd Team
Öfters sind das Games mit nur Window
Auflösungen
What can I do?
poor 3D

PS
von db -Atmos ganz zu schweigen:)

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Wenn diejenigen, die in Windows erscheinen, zu klein sind, versuchen Sie, die Bildschirmauflösung zu reduzieren. Je kleiner ist, desto größer ist die Größe des Fensters.

Reply   |   Comment by Winfried Jürgen Rudolf Lippmann  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#3

This is a good game mainly a hidden object game with interactive puzzles. The story line is good. There are different levels of difficulty.

Reply   |   Comment by Ros  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#2

I have downloaded this 3 times and each time I run setup it tells me that, The setup files are corrupted, Please obtain a new copy of the programme, I am lucky in the fact it only takes 6 mins to download this large file, I might try again later to see if it works, be interested to see if anyone else has the same problem, and before you say owt I do not need to disable my anti virus, permission is given for Giveaway and Game giveaway.Shame because I really want to have a go at this game, hope others have more luck than me.

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Check the size of the download, if it is 1.04 GB (if you look at the size when downloaded it will show 1,117,921,280 bytes for size on disk) then the problem is probably your security software. Because the giveaway is wrapped in a Themida code, some security software tags it as a threat becasue Themida code can also be used to wrap malware.
There are three things you can try to remedy the situation. 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 if neither of those work reboot your computer into safe mode with networking then install the game. Each one should fix the issue.

Reply   |   Comment by Popz  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

downloaded twice more, and still getting the same problem, so looks like I will have to pass on this one

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Hi Popz

Try downloading the MyPlayCity version. I've posted a link to the MPC version in my review above. When starting the install make sure you uncheck the three check-boxes otherwise you'll find MPC is your browser home page, your search engine will have been changed and you'll have an MPC toolbar installed to your browser. The MPC version is basically the gamegiveaway version except the game giveaway version has been fixed to stop the changes bey the removal of specific files which I cannot disclose here. The reason being that MPC rely on those additions to earn revenue, part of which is paid to the developers of the games they give away. This type of free game is basically a win win for everyone concerned as th4 developer earns money from the game despite it being given away, the middle man i.e. MPC earn money for having the game available and the community member gets a free game with little cost other than having some adverts displayed or their browser being opened.
If you've tried turning off your security, rebooting in safe mode etc and it hasn't worked, try clearing out your internet cache, then trying again.

Reply   |   Comment by Popz  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Popz, if your Windows Explorer shows the file size in KB, the download should show 1,091,719 KB.

Sorry to hear you're having problems! Giving your AV "permission" to use GOTD and GGOTD is irrelevant: you DO need to switch off your AV!
When the activation process runs, it temporarily creates in your computer's RAM what your AV (wrongly) thinks is malware and then your AV will (usually silently) prevent that from running; then the activation software says "oh, that didn't work? then the setup file must be corrupted," and that's why you see the message.
So just to be clear, it's nothing to do with the Web site, and telling your AV to "whitelist" GGOTD will have no effect on the setip/activation process.
I hope that helps?

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Thank you for your feedback Cad

Reply   |   Comment by Cad Delworth MBCS  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Popz, Try checking your internet connection. It could be disconnecting during the download causing the downloaded file to be incomplete. You might also try downloading with a different browser.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Summerset  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I would just like to say thankyou to everyone who took time to reply to my query, and come up with different suggestions, I now have the game running well on my computer thanks to a kind person, I have never had any problems downloading any games from MPC, not matter what size the files was, so once again many thanks to everyone for your help, really appreciated.


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Reply   |   Comment by Popz  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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