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The Great Unknown: Houdini's Castle Collector's Edition Giveaway
$19.99
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Game Giveaway of the day — The Great Unknown: Houdini's Castle Collector's Edition

Uncover the greatest mystery of Houdini!
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 44 (94%) 3 (6%) 23 comments

The Great Unknown: Houdini's Castle Collector's Edition was available as a giveaway on May 13, 2018!

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Your honeymoon is cut short when your plane crashes on an uncharted island in The Great Unknown: Houdini's Castle. You awake to discover a madman has kidnapped your husband. To get him back, you'll have to use all your wits to pass his sinister tests and solve the mysteries of Houdini's castle.

Along the way, you'll uncover Houdini's secret past and learn about the brilliant apprentice who changed his life. Can you expose Houdini's greatest trick to save your husband and escape the island? Take the challenge in this thrilling Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: 1.6 GHz; RAM: 1024 MB; DirectX: 9.0; Hard Drive: 204 MB

Publisher:

MyPlayCity

Homepage:

https://www.bigfishgames.com/games/7394/the-great-unknown-houdinis-castle-ce/

File Size:

312 MB

Price:

$19.99

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#12

I've just finished this very good game. One thing would have made it excellent:- a map system to move about by. I got really fed up going miles up and down because I was missing one piece. Another small niggle is a game where if there are 4 screws you have to unscrew 4 times. I feel that game should do them all for me. I particularly liked to games where you had to 'match' items - they needed some lateral thinking. Thank you and keep them coming.

Reply   |   Comment by Sieska  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

hi I received your feedback with thanks
my operating system is windows 10 x 32 bit and my display was at 1920x1080 I had to drop my screen resolution to 1280 x 1024 just to play the game.
perhaps we could suggest to auto adjust the screen resolution when starting to play the game and when we are not playing the game the screen resolution will return to our default settings

Reply   |   Comment by Mohan  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#10

Hi,
It took ahwile to downloaded and opened easily. Game play is smooth after taking off the custom cursor.
You move around the various scenes finding items needed to move forward in the game. A lot of back and forth,
but a nice game.
Hope had nice Mother's day weekend!
Lee

Reply   |   Comment by Lee  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

Works fine on my Windows 7 box. I like the graphics and the story line so far.
Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by dave6d6ky  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#8

I can't find where it installed on my computer. Any suggestions?

Reply   |   Comment by Steve C.  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Steve C., One of the first screens, there is a question in which map it should be installed.
c:\program files\The Great Unknown Houdini's Castle
and at the end some short-cuts will be placed on the desktop

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#7

Windows 10 Home Edition, 64 bit, 1920x1080 resolution. I was unable to run this program on any resolution until I changed it to run in Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and checked "Override high DPI scaling behavior", scaling performed by Application. I ran it at my normal resolution and Windows changed the resolution during the game when it was in full screen, but put it back to normal after I set the game to run in a window. Windowed mode seems stable and while I would not recommend it for people with vision problems, it should run OK for anyone else. Game plays OK and is pretty normal for a HOG.

Reply   |   Comment by Therese S.  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#6

this is like the 3rd game I have downloaded that will not open correctly , just getting a blank screen. any suggestions would be appreciated, never had this problem until recently. I am running windows 10

Reply   |   Comment by marie vela  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

marie vela, If in the past it went fine, then there is hope.
Maybe clean the map %temp%, because there can be leftovers from other installations.
To open the temp-map, press Winkey+R and type in %temp%
And most of the time yo can delete all the files.
You will get warning's, ignore them.
And after deleteting maybe a restart of Windows will also help.
Or let ccleaner run and clean-up Windows.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

Good game! I'm using Windows 7, Home Edition, 64-bit. I didn't have to make any adjustments to screen resolution or anything. I played until I got stuck. The Help worked just fine for a couple of things but now, It's not helping me know where on Earth I need to go to next! But, it's a good game, keeps me thinking; and I like how one thing intuitively leads to another but how I need to do this or that before getting this thing to have to interact with that thing over there, etc. I accessed the Strategy Guide and the Cinema Room isn't even in there. Hmm..I'm sure I'll get unstuck if I just give it another go.

And White-Rabbit, so sorry for all the "life stuff" you've got going on - I hope it all clears up for you soon, we miss y! :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Dax  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Dax, Go to Big Fish Games. They have forums and walk-throughs for all their games. Not sure if posting a link is ok, but here goes: https://www.bigfishgames.com/blog/walkthrough/the-great-unknown-houdinis-castle-walkthrough/

Reply   |   Comment by Teresa  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#4

Had to drop my screen resolution from 1920x1080 to 1280x1024 to get it to play.Thanks GGOTD..

Reply   |   Comment by dusty  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#3

Thanks for the direct download!! :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Lara  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#2

the game is only compatible for windows 8
can you please readjust the resolution to fit windows 10

Reply   |   Comment by Mohan  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)

Mohan, runs perfectly on my Windows 10 computer.

Reply   |   Comment by George  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Mohan,
I am using Win10 Home x64 and was getting a resolution error message as well. In the game options, I checked "Wide Screen Support" and that seems to have cleared up the error. I hope that helps.

Thank you for today's game MPC, BFG & GGOTD team.
Wishing you and your family well, Stephen, a.k.a. Whiterabbit-uk

Reply   |   Comment by jboy  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

Are screen resolution errors due to having an older Intel or an AMD GPU? I have not had resolution errors. Just curious. Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Janice  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Mohan, Runs fine on Win7. Try compatibility mode for that?

Reply   |   Comment by Rune  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Janice, its an intel i5 cpu processor not sure why other games did not have this problem.

Reply   |   Comment by Mohan  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Janice,
In my case, it is not due to an older chip. I have an Intel 8th Gen chip with dedicated graphics and full HD. So not sure what it is due to but, as I stated above, checking the "Wide Screen Support" remedied it.

Reply   |   Comment by jboy  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#1

I'm still away each weekend. Sorry I've not been in touch for a few weeks. Things have been really manic. Still don't know when I'll be back.

Regards Whiterabbit

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)

Whiterabbit-uk, "Sorry" is not needed.
It is not the best for you and your family.
I hope for you and your family all will come good, noticeably lighter.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)

Whiterabbit-uk, you and your family remain in our hearts during these difficult times. May your god deliver strength, healing, and understanding to you and yours to get you through these stressful times. We will remain here for you.

Reply   |   Comment by bebop  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
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