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Game Giveaway of the day — Shadows: Price for Our Sins

Help Dylan find her friends and set innocent souls free!
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User rating: 25 (93%) 2 (7%) 19 comments

Shadows: Price for Our Sins was available as a giveaway on September 25, 2021!

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It’s Halloween night, and Dylan and her fellow students have decided to throw a Halloween party at abandoned Stone Farm. Little do they know, their decorations aren’t the only things hanging around this spooky house. When the friends stumble upon an ancient artifact, they unwittingly open a portal to the underworld and release the souls of the Stone family, which were being held captive by Lord of Darkness Samhain! The enraged demon steals the souls of the students in revenge, but Dylan narrowly escapes his clutches. Can Dylan earn the help of the escaped spirits and save her friends? Play the game and find out for yourself – if you’ve got the guts.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: 3.0 GHz; RAM: 512 MB; DirectX: 9.0; Hard Drive: 750 MB

Publisher:

MyPlayCity

Homepage:

https://www.bigfishgames.com/games/8048/shadows-price-for-our-sins/

File Size:

720 MB

Price:

$9.99

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In Brief:
Shadows: Price for Our Sins is a Halloween themed Hidden Object game (HOG). It was originally given away HERE on November 17, 2018 where it received a positive 85% from 7 votes with 20 comments; then again on August 23, 2020 where it received a positive 92% from 24 votes with 16 comments which you can read HERE.

You can see some videos of game play .......SPOILER ALERT......... HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE; as well as a couple of written walkthrough's of the game on Gamezebo and Casual Game Guides.
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Introduction:
The game takes place on the abandoned Stone farm, where some students have decided to throw a Halloween party. But whilst preparing for their party, they find an ancient artefact that opens a portal to the Underworld! The captured souls of the Stone family, held by Lord of Darkness Samhain, escape. The enraged demon takes the students' souls in revenge, but one girl escapes his clutches - Dylan. Fortunately for her, the escaped spirits want to help her free her friends and get revenge on the evil Samhain. They ask only that she investigates the terrible crimes of the past, and discover the ancient origins of artefact. Start playing and learn the earthly sins that keep the forsaken ghosts on the old farm. Why can't they abandon it without your help? Will Dylan save her friends and her boyfriend? And above all, who lured the students into the trap on that witch-cursed farm?

Features:

-Thrilling mystical atmosphere
-35 quest scenes
-18 HO scenes
-30 mini games

The original introduction posted on 17th November 2018, reposted 20th August 2020 was taken from Steam, but the game has since been removed from the platform. The following reference was accessed via iWin games HERE then again 16th September 2021
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The Game:
As Collector’s Editions dominate the hidden object genre, players have come to expect every game to have a host of extras. But whatever happened to making a good basic game? Although sloppy here and there, Shadows: Price for our Sins, the spooky new adventure by 8 Floor Games, reminds us of the days when developers didn’t pad their products (and their price tags) with pointless extras and focused instead on making great games.

Shadows: Price for our Sins starts with us riding shotgun one rainy night, with a young woman headed towards a Halloween party. After assuring her mother by cell phone that she’s fine, (thumbs down 8 Floor, for showing the heroine using a cell phone while driving) the young lady arrives at a rain-soaked house in the country. Minutes later, what should be a fun-filled evening among friends turns into a nightmare, and not because of a bad batch of seven-layer dip. A sinister mist envelopes everyone but the heroine, who soon discovers the guests have been sucked into an occult board game and it’s up to her to get them out.
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This provides an interesting enough start to the game, despite the rainy night/spooky house setup. The presentation differs from that of many hidden object titles, employing graphics that appear to be nearly all 3D. Further, menus and on-screen icons are plainer than those in most of today’s opulent games, but they’re efficient and everything does what it should. Some players might feel that Shadows: Price for our Sins takes a bit of an old-fashioned approach to hidden object gameplay. While it does offer straightforward exploration and somewhat simple list-based hidden object scenes, these are still engaging enough to prove the ongoing appeal of the genre.

What makes Shadows: Price for our Sins worth playing—what it does best—is its unusual item use, as well as its often surprising interactivity. So many hidden object adventures have you do the same things again and again: put hands on clocks, placate mean dogs, open boxes, fix ladders, etc. Here, admittedly, we do some of that, but we also get to do some things a bit outside of the norm.

The most well-made part of the game, though, is the construction of its story. Well, I should clarify; it actually has two parallel stories and while the one you start with is kind of weak, the one you move into and spend the most time with is really pretty good. Although that portion makes use of a fairly hackneyed “free the ghosts” theme, it supports the theme with both interesting gameplay and really nice character art.
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My favourite thing about the game, actually, are its mid-game storytelling cinematics. These depart from the fully-rendered 3D methods used in the majority of the game and use instead some very cool monochromatic, 2D animations. These periodically fill us in on the history of the game’s characters and are narrated by a competent actress with a nice voice. Funny—now that we’re on the subject of sound, I don’t remember the game’s music at all. That either means the story really had me by the lapels or the music was totally forgettable. One thing I haven’t forgotten: how annoying the main object interaction sound effect was. It might be absurd to complain about such a small thing, but hearing a sound like someone slapping a leather sofa with a ping-pong paddle every time I pick up an item, well…ugh.

Although Shadows: Price for our Sins did many things well, there were some areas where its edges do start to fray. The first is dialog. Most of it is actually pretty good, but here and there you notice some things that read like they came from a bad online translator. (“Let’s celebrate the holiday of the darkness tonight!” says one character at the start of the game.) The second is incorrect text such as items referred to incorrectly, (“check” for “chalk”) and wrong puzzle info (as in, the directions were meant for a different puzzle). Other things that aren’t that big a deal, but that do detract from having a seamless gameplay experience are the zoom-in windows that don’t always close when you’re done with them, and the occasionally-misleading interactivity. What I mean by the latter is when items remain active after they’ve worn out their usefulness.
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These flaws are there, but they’re negligible in the scheme of things. Shadows: Price for our Sins offers an absorbing, unusual adventure that feels plenty long despite its lack of “extras”. It successfully bucks the Collector’s Edition trend by playing like something well-constructed and complete within itself and as such, is worth more than a good number of over-padded CE’s.

Reference accessed HERE, and originally posted by Nellie Johnson on Feb 20, 2013, Edited and reposted by Whiterabbit-uk 17th Nov 2018, 20th August 202 and 16th September 2021.
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Notes on Security
Because the size of the game was over the allowed size to upload to Virus Total, I split the installed game into two parts, removing the largest folder ''images' and scanning it separately. The scan found 1 hit/s (Zillya) from 60 antimalware engines. (Zillya ) is one of only several that often tag these free games from all the others; most of which are better known and more reliable. 59 other antimalware engines found the installed game safe, so it's very likely to be a false positive.

The downloaded executable 'may' include some low level adware that only opens your browser once to MyPlayCity's (MPC's) home page after the game has installed and also places a couple of shortcuts onto your desktop (which can be safely deleted once the game has installed).

The installation does NOT inject any malware into your system. When your browser is opened to MPC's home page following the games installation, it earns MPC some money, part of which is given to the developer of the game for allowing the game to be given away free.


You can see the scan results of the scan for both the main game folder and the image folder below:
https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/83538e44982eb1744a6aaeaf5eed068bb0e1f494d6958de2cc1bc3aff007d983?nocache=1 (main folder)

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/0851aeaab3d53bd5d9c3c950757c1364d5c497f4dc8711b2945724cc33d91042?nocache=1 (images)

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

Whiterabbit-uk,


The latest free game from Epic Games is a previously given away game called The Escapists - a unique prison sandbox experience with lots of items to craft and combine in your daring quest for freedom. Life in prison will keep you on your toes with the strict rules that you’ll have to break. The guards are out to stop any escape attempts, so you’ll have to avoid suspicious behaviour by attending roll calls, working a prison job and hiding your stolen craftables. Next week we will be getting the map based Europa Universalis IV , an empire building game that gives you control of a nation to guide through the years in order to create a dominant global empire. .


Indie Gala have added more games to their showcase section HERE, e.g. Crazy Space Pirate, Marvin the Hatter, Pirate Codex, DreamTime, I LIKE THE FLOWERS, Project Restart, A Maze In Opportunity, Mirage Online Classic, In the world unknown, Dissociation, The little witch Edwina, Hard Place and another Leisure Suit Larry adventure. All but volume 7 have now been removed from the free section, but if you grabbed them while they were still in the freebie section, you'll still find them in your Indie Gala library, where you can download DRM free copies of them.

You can usually find links to Steam and non Steam freebies via Delenn's threads over in the forums HERE (non-Steam) and HERE (Steam). (thanks for keeping these threads updated frequently Delenn, it's really appreciated by me and I'm sure other community members.

The latest Humble Choice bundle went live on the first Tuesday of the month; If you have the original subscription before it changed from the Humble Monthly to the Humble Choice bundle you get 12 games plus a DRM free arcade game called Sluggish Morss Pattern Circus and access to all the games in the Humble Trove while your subscription is live. The Humble Trove includes around 75+ titles. The DRM free titles you can download and keep forever. The other games in the Trove can be downloaded and played while your subscription is live. If you suspend a month you lose access to those games for that month. They are adding games to the Trove virtually every month. Here's just a few examples of what's included in the Trove. Race the Sun: Challenge Edition, Zodiac II, Volantia: Kingdom in the Sky, Shady Knight, 20 minute Metropolis, Keyboard Sports, When Ski Lifts Go Wrong (this is £14.99 on Steam, you get the DRM free copy, so can still play it if you suspend your subscription). Also includes Valhalla Hills (another Steam game worth £7.99, but you get the DRM free version), Broken Sword 5, Runestone Keeper, Bomber Crew, (another DRM free copy that is £14.99 on Steam), Drawkanoid (£3.99 on Steam), Actually quite a few of the games in the Trove are also on Steam, but you always get the DRM free version.

There are different subscriptions available, details of which you can find HERE.

If you subscribe, it doesn't tie you in to buy every monthly choice bundle. If you find the latest bundle isn't for you, just go to your account page and suspend that month. This has to be done for each months bundle if you don't want them before your subscription is due for that month. Apart from the amazing bargains found with these choice bundles; there is always at least one or two premium AAA games, plus several other AAA and high level indie arcade games included in each bundle.

This months bundle would set you back £211.68 (approx' $290) if you purchased all of the games and includes PGA Tour 2K21 (£49.99), Neon Abyss (£15.99), Not For Broadcast (£19.49}, RÖKI (£19.49), Narita Boy (£19.99), West of Dead (£15.49), Atomicrops (£11.39), Heaven's Vault (£19.99), Swag and Sorcery (£9.99), Fort Triumph (£15.49), Orwell: Ignorance is Strength (£7.19) and Framed Collection (£7.19). For me, just the cost of Swag & Sorcery takes care of the cost of the whole bundle (it cost me £8.72 for the bundle) so I'm very pleased with this months choice, especially as several were on my wish list. The last one I already had, so gave it to a friend.

The extra game is a weird graphic oriented game on the lines of those Amanita Design games such as Samorost 1 (free on Steam) and Samorost 2, Machinarium and Rocket man, but is much more psychedelic and wacky. (If you get the bundle make sure you turn down the volume when playing Sluggish Morss Pattern Circus as it's rather jarring in places, but fits the game.


Another DLC for the free to Play Minion Masters called Minion Masters - Mordar’s Malediction is 100% off on Steam at the moment HERE.

If you come across any games that are worth downloading, please do post details and links in Delenn's threads HERE (non-Steam) and HERE (Steam). Thank you in advance.

Two games I highly recommend at this time; firstly, because they are both excellent games and more importantly, because they are both 90% off at the moment. They are Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide (£2.29) and Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III (£2.99).

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
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Given away, just last year. Something new, please.

Reply   |   Comment by Lawrence Carter  –  21 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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It's been a while since I downloaded a game here. Facebook, push notifications, or email to get a dl link. Is that the new norm here or is it just for this game?

Reply   |   Comment by Sid  –  21 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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Reply   |   Comment by Sid  –  21 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Sid,

Hi Sid, I don't think Jean was being snarky; however as you took offence at Jeans comment I've removed it. I've also removed yours because it's nothing to do with yesterdays game.

Stay safe and have a restful Sunday. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  21 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Jean,

Hi Jean, I think Sid took offense at your comment, so to keep things smooth, I've removed it. also removed Sid's reply to you as it was nothing to do with yesterdays game.

Stay safe and have a peaceful Sunday.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  21 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Whiterabbit-uk, Hi. No problem with the removal and please feel free to remove this one as well. I just wanted to clarify why I said what I did. People ask "not able to download" or "try this game while we download" and get fairly straight and helpful responses. I've frequented this site close to it's inception. Yesterday was the 1st time that I encountered that pop-up page. I don't use facebook and allowing push notifications stated that the link would be sent within seconds. It wasn't. My Malwarebytes had an issue and was fixed by tech support this week. One of the reasons I was asking about the pop-up. To see if anyone else was also getting it, and if so, if it would continue to do downloads that way. I do want to state that if anyone else had gotten the response, "that's how it is" I believe they would have been put aback as well. And though we may disagree, My question WAS related to yesterday's game the same as won't download and the others were as well. Regardless, thanks for what you do. I know you've been at it for a long time. God bless.

Reply   |   Comment by Sid  –  21 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Sid,

Hi Sid, thank you for your explanation. I don't have the issue because of being signed into the admin panel, which gives me access without having to sign into Facebook or provide an email etc. So it's hard to actually post a fix from my end as I've never had the situation you described.

Stay safe and have a great week.

I sometimes wonder how long community member shave been visiting this site. I rarely see anyone from the early days now. Delenn is about the longest I can recall who has been commenting here for a long time. Though I'm sure there are others.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  20 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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Reply   |   Comment by deez  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

deez,

Hi Deez, I was going to delete this as it has nothing to do with the game; however, I am interested in where you got the character set to be able to create then DUBSTEP comment? Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  21 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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Not able to download it. link goes back to original page

Reply   |   Comment by HRN  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

HRN,

Maybe your security is blocking the download? Weekend games include the Themida wrapper, which has been an issue with some security software ever since it was introduced several years ago. It can be sued to hide malware; which is why it is sometimes flagged and blocked.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  21 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
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I am enjoying playing this game. The puzzles are not so hard as to be frustrating but difficult enough to take some thought. The hidden object games are interesting. Thanks GAOTD and MyPlayCity!

Reply   |   Comment by Kathline Greene  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
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MPC's "Try this game while we load yours" popup still get the game removed by Malwarebytes. Doesn't seem to have a problem with the browser redirect, just the PUP during game start. I hope they change this.

Reply   |   Comment by BobbyA  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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it has very beautifull graphics and a good scenario

Reply   |   Comment by Dimitris  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
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hay thoght theses were 24 hrs to download dosent seem to be the case tried last monday to download sundays no luck

Reply   |   Comment by sherry storey  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

sherry storey,

Hi Sherry, Depending where you are in the world the giveaways start at a specific time and last for 24 hours, for example, in the UK they go live at 9am on the day of the giveaway and end at 9am the following day. That equates to 7pm in Australia, 4am Eastern time etc.

What time did you try to download it and what is your time region?

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  21 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
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