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Gameplay feature: Alchemy

Group Description

Games that feature alchemy as a part of gameplay. For purposes of this game group, alchemy is defined as:

"The use of one or several ingredients with or without the use of certain apparatus to create a certain outcome in the form of a potion, spell, or similar devices".

Acquiring ingredients for alchemy purposes within the game may be through herb gathering via adventuring, defeating monsters, or buying at a local shop/alchemist. Alchemy also often require the use of certain apparatus other than ingredients or recipes (e.g. philosopher's stone, alchemist bench, disposable refrigerator, etc.).


An alchemist apparatus with an ingredient shelf from the game Dragon Lord/Dragon's Breath.

Limitations
  • The inventory of alchemy used in the game has to be somewhat large. Thus, games that only have two leaves just to create a potion (and only those two leaves in the game) are excluded from this group. Any game that identifies more than 10 (ten) ingredients that can be used for alchemy should qualify for this game group.

  • The player must be the active alchemist in the game and not requiring the use of a third party or NPC (Non-Player Character) to do the mixing for him/her. Thus, usually the player can just mix the ingredients for example directly from his or her inventory, at an alchemist laboratory, or other means of storage.

  • This game group is limited to the classical or modern use of alchemy (though not limited for its traditional use of transmutating iron into gold) that require certain ingredients or recipes for the formula to work, so games that simply combine any two (or more) items of non-alchemic value (i.e. blueberry pie with a rock) are excluded from this game group.

  • This is not an alchemy-themed based game group. Games must include the process of alchemy as part of the game play. So puzzle games or adventure games where the player chases an alchemist around (without actually doing any alchemy) are out.
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The Four Crystals of Trazere1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMindscape, Inc.3.51
GODS: Lands of Infinity2006WindowsStrategy First, Inc.3.29
GODS: Lands of Infinity (Special Edition)2007WindowsStrategy First, Inc.2.93
Gothic2001WindowsXicat Interactive, Inc.4.07
Gothic 32006WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.3.60
Gothic 3 (Collector's Edition)2006WindowsDeep Silver...
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Gothic II2002WindowsJoWooD Productions Software AG4.03
Gothic II: Gold Edition2004WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.4.03
Gothic II: Night of the Raven2003WindowsAkella4.13
Keef the Thief: A Boy and His Lockpick1989Amiga, Apple IIgs, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.17
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The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate1993DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.4.01
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Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor1999Windows3DO Company, The3.62
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Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven1998Windows3DO Company, The3.81
Minecraft2010Browser, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsMojang AB3.44
Pagan: Ultima VIII1994DOS, PC-98ORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.86
Pagan: Ultima VIII: Gold Edition1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.4.00
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The Princess Bride Game2008Linux, Macintosh, WindowsWorldwide Biggies Inc.2.30
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Selected Covers

Gothic II: Gold Edition Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Gothic II: Gold Edition
GODS: Lands of Infinity Windows Front Cover
Front cover for GODS: Lands of Infinity

Selected Screenshots

Main Menu - Title Screen
Screenshot from GODS: Lands of Infinity