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Game Giveaway of the day — Northern Tale

A beautiful legend filled with magic, bravery and amazing adventures!
$5.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 29 (94%) 2 (6%) 23 comments

Northern Tale was available as a giveaway on September 7, 2019!

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The story of Northern Tale begins in the lands of the mighty Viking king Ragnar. He returns home and finds his kingdom cursed and his sorceress-daughters stolen by the wicked witch. Ragnar embarks on a journey to save his family and cleanse his kingdom of evil.

In his journey Viking king is assisted by his brave companions: fearless Druid and cunning Exorcist. Together they will face countless dangers. In her rage the witch stole all the colors from the lands, inhabited forests with fierce beasts and her undead guards. Use your wisdom, magic and might to restore the balance and defeat the evil!

Travel across beautiful forests filled with mythical creatures! Find Ragnar’s daughters and defeat the witch!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10

Publisher:

Qumaron

Homepage:

https://qumaron.com/games/pc/northern-tale/

File Size:

180 MB

Price:

$5.95

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Northern Tale
In Brief
Northern Tale is a casual Time Management game with a Viking theme
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Introduction:
The story of Northern Tale begins in the lands of the mighty Viking king Ragnar. He returns home and finds his kingdom cursed and his sorceress-daughters stolen by the wicked witch. Ragnar embarks on a journey to save his family and cleanse his kingdom of evil.

In his journey Viking king is assisted by his brave companions: fearless Druid and cunning Exorcist. Together they will face countless dangers. In her rage the witch stole all the colors from the lands, inhabited forests with fierce beasts and her undead guards. Use your wisdom, magic and might to restore the balance and defeat the evil!
Reference accessed HERE. 6th September 2019
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The Game:
You can see Big Fish community comments about the game HERE and Steam community reviews (mostly positive) HERE. Examples of Steam community reviews can be seen HERE (-ve by talgaby ) and HERE (+ve by Thalatte ). you can also see a full review of the game via Gamezebo HERE. Some community members have had display issues. This is discussed by a Steam community member HERE. All the images were taken using the Steam version of the game. I’ve played both versions, i.e. via Steam and via the developer Qumaron Games.
Game play Videos:
You can see several videos of game play HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE
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I would like to thank Qumaron Games for giving away Northern Tale. They specialize in Historical games featuring Vikings, Romans, ancient Arabian games. you can find their Facebook page and their website .
Conclusion:
Northern Tale is a well constructed Time Management game, with three modes of game play, normal (timed), multi-click (queue multiple actions) and no time limits (relaxed mode). If you enjoy Time Management games, but don’t like the stress then this is a worthwhile download due to the relaxed mode that is available. I’m not a TM fan, but I did play this game for a few hours when I first purchased it via Steam and spent another hour playing it today to remind me of why I purchased it. I’d score it a 7 out of 10 for its game play. There’s nothing new, but its still a decent TM game. You can check out the game play via the video links above. :)
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Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#11

Hey Wrascally Wabbit,

Sorry for being late to the party. It's been pretty hectic around here.

But I did get a chance to check out the game. I am not a big fan of TM games but Qumaron Is one of the few Devs that does it right. Finally, a relaxed mode. That's a big thumbs up. Thank you for listening to users. I avoid TM games because they always make me feel pressured instead of relaxing.

Anyways I didn't have a lot of time but i did check out a few of the Qumaron games on Steam and added them to my wish list too.

Thanks to GGOTD for the game and a big welcome to Qumaron and thanks for the review, Wabbit.

Huggles to the family and you.

Reply   |   Comment by delenn13  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

delenn13, This was given away directly from the developer instead of via MPC, so no adverts. Though I didn't use the giveaway version except to see if there were any differences between iot and the Steam version .I don't usually purchase TM games, but I did buy Northern Tale. Can't remember why now. On replaying it i did find it much better than the usual TM game due to the lack of a time constraint. I was getting three stars for every level I completed and though, Hmmm! this is very unusual as I rarely get three stars when playing TM games. Usually I barely even get one star, then realised it was because I'd chosen the relaxed mode, lol.

Thanks for posting and I hope your hubby is on his way to a full recovery. Have a great week, Stephen

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#10

After reading about the possible difficulties finding the game after installation, I just installed it to my own folder, i.e. C:/Games/Northern Tale. (They clearly give you the option of deciding where it will be installed.) My computer is Win 7 Pro, 64b. I just checked, and the game is there, and it is fully functional. I don't have time to play it fully right now, but the graphics are great, and it looks like fun. Thanks so much, GAOTD and thanks also and a welcome to Qumaron!

Reply   |   Comment by M. Aronson  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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Looked at the reviews on Steam and the Big Fish homepage, not the forum page that WR linked to. All 3 are legitimate places to look for reviews. On Steam, only 1 negative review out of 24; and only a couple, without much insight, on the Big Fish homepage. So, very well reviewed. The consensus is: this may not be for folks who really want to test their clicking or instantaneous decision speeds. It's not speed chess. This one leans toward the relaxed player and is more about strategic planning and juggling alternatives.

Reply   |   Comment by watcher13  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#8

Installed and runs fine, Win7/64. Good solid TRM with few surprises if you've played them before. Challenging enough for experienced players, easy enough for beginners. It's a keeper for me.

Reply   |   Comment by DanO  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
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Well, installed fine but then problems began. It opened up full screen but off to one side. I was able to click on options to go into windowed mode, but then the problem was that the window still wasn't centered properly so I was only able to play one screen and I couldn't get into the second area because the buttons seemed to be somewhere below my window where I couldn't reach them. I didn't see an option to get into the menu from there either. I closed the game from my taskbar and restarted, but when I hit play, it was the same problem all over again. I decided to use the troubleshooter and after a bit of fiddling, it came up with a smaller window I could use, something about "high dpi" which made it into a smaller window than it had been in so I could see all the buttons. Now that I can play it, I like the theme and will keep it for when I don't want to play a HOG!

Reply   |   Comment by Therese S.  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Therese S., yes, Whiterabbit posted a link to a Stream member who said that the game doesn't understand 125% DPI scaling and needs the smaller setting. I don't have time to explain today, but folks should be able to search their helps or the internet and get instructions on that. In Win 7, should be under personalize (meaning the display settings) when you right click on an empty part of your desktop. In any case, whether my memory has failed me or not, your windows help should tell u where that DPI setting can be accessed. It means
"dots per inch" and is basically a setting of picture quality.

Reply   |   Comment by watcher13  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#6

I bought the whole series of this game and am replaying one of them right now. I love them all and there's no reason to suggest any improvements, IMO. They are all playable as you don't have to have the reflexes of an 18 year old to get gold. Sometimes strategy, sometimes upgrading buildings and sometime collecting enough resources will win the day.

I lose interest in a game if getting gold takes replaying a level 20 times (ie - Viking Brothers 3 Collector edition). You don't have to do that with these games using a bit of strategy. I would recommend 1 and 2 to beginner TM enthusiasts. Also, the Royal Envoy series is good for beginners.

Reply   |   Comment by NancyG  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#5

Looking at the developer's site I see that they have quite a few of the old Realore Studio games available, including Northern Tale. several of these were given away in the early days of the Giveaway project, and I would like to get some of them again as I enjoyed them at the time but no longer have them available. So, Qumaron, thanks for coming on board.

Reply   |   Comment by emperor  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
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I love TM games like this. I've bought every Northern Tale game, 1 through 4, and play them over and over. Glad to see this developer here!

Reply   |   Comment by Kate  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#3

This game installs with a self-extracting utility and doesn't create any icons for you.

It wants to install in a c:\games directory - which is okay - you can change it. Whatever directory you choose - afterwards go to that directory - you will find a sub-directory named Northern Tale1 and a file NorthernTale.exe - right click on NorthernTale.exe - click on Send To - Click on Desktop (Create Shortcut).

(Or use the create shortcut option - in which case Windows will ask if you want to create it on the desktop.)

Thereafter you're good to play :-)

Thank you, I have Northern Tale 4 and I look forward to playing this one too.

Reply   |   Comment by Info  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Info, So do you have to install the games directory for this to install this game? I don't want any of those.
Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Jeffrey K Benham  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Jeffrey K Benham,

No, That directory is just where it wanted to install this game - it doesn't install extras.

Reply   |   Comment by Info  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Info, Thanks. I downloaded, installed and activated the game and it is nowhere to be found. No desktop shortcut icon, not on the Microsoft directory and not in Systems. The only thing that shows up are the unzipped files. The software informer, doesn't seem to want to install.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeffrey K Benham  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Jeffrey K Benham,

Look for it under Local Directory / Games - then follow the instructions as I gave them.

Software Informer is an optional product - from this site - ignore that bit.

Reply   |   Comment by Info  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Info, Got it, thanks! It needs to be played in Window mode, but that's okay.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeffrey K Benham  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Jeffrey K Benham,

If you can only play it in window mode, you can increase the size of the window by changing the screen resolution to a smaller resolution. Each resolution down will increase the size of the window slightly. When you're done, change it back to your usual resolution. I've done this with some marble games I purchased years ago, that were sold as PC games, but were in fact early android games and the screen size was so small on my usual resolution I could hardly see the marble I was rolling (they took up about an eight of the screen area), so I used to decrease the resolution to the lowest my monitor would allow which was 800 x 600. That increased the size of the games window to about half the monitors area (it didn't have a full screen option).

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Whiterabbit-uk, I have done that with other games. The size of this window is really pretty big. My Alex Gordon game is unplayable because the window is so small. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Jeffrey K Benham  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

"Good Job!!" I have loved this game since it was first given away and have the rest in the series. It's a fun time time management game and very positive and affirmative too :)

Reply   |   Comment by Helen  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Helen, Thanks for your comment Helen, though i don't remember it being given away here previously?

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Whiterabbit-uk,

It was a very long time ago, my memory is bad but I think it was more than 6 years back.

Reply   |   Comment by Helen  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Helen, Mine too,

I was involved in a really bad road traffic accident almost 15 years ago (totally the other persons fault) that left me with four broken vertebrae (I lost almost 4 inches in height) and a serious head injury that left me with some brain damage (thankfully I can still think, but my memory was affected). I was sent home from the A&E dept with a diagnosis of a sprain and bruising; and was left to recover with no treatment. It took me a year before my GP sent me to a spinal specialist and 7 years before the head injury was diagnosed, and only then because of a friend I made through this site who was a pharmacist and who suggested I pursue help.. :) ''Thanks David RIP''


I'll look through the list of game giveaways as I have access to the admin panel, which lists every single giveaway since the site opened Dec 2006.

edit: couldn't find it anywhere in the game section, however, for several weeks back in 2008 the giveaway side of the project started giving away games again until the game giveaway site reopened for weekends only. Maybe it was given away then? Don't know when the game was actually released though.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
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