Auryn Quest (Windows)

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Inspired by the novel The Neverending Story by Michael Ende, Auryn Quest combines 3D adventure and puzzle-solving with arcade "jump and run" sequences, but without any shooting or violence.

Your hero, Atreyu, must find the magic Auryn and restore Fantasia its power before it is destroyed by The Nothing. Beginning at the Temple of a Thousand Doors, Atreyu will explore six richly detailed worlds during his quest, each with its own challenges and puzzles. The difficulty of the arcade elements increases as the player advances through the levels.


Auryn Quest Windows Making leaps of faith,
Auryn Quest Windows Things are eerie in here.
Auryn Quest Windows Inside the submerged cavern of level three, The Singing Trees Country.
Auryn Quest Windows All the gears are spinning. The best way down there and back may be the burn off scaffolding to the left.

Alternate Titles

  • "Бесконечная История: В Поисках Волшебного Амулета" -- Russian spelling
  • "Real Neverending Story, The" -- Working title
  • "Auryn Quest: L'Histoire Sans Fin" -- French title

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Game Captain Feb 16, 2002 78 out of 100 78
Imperium Gier Nov 06, 2002 7.6 out of 10 76
Gamezoom Mar 21, 2002 65 out of 100 65
PC Games (Germany) Feb, 2002 59 out of 100 59
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jul 31, 2002 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
GameZone Aug 11, 2002 5 out of 10 50
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 2002 43 out of 100 43
Game Chronicles Oct 28, 2002 4 out of 10 40 Jan 21, 2002 36 out of 100 36 Oct 08, 2003 2 out of 20 10


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Auryn Quest is the sad result of another German new economy company crash-landing. The development of a game called The Real Neverending Story started in 1998 with much pomp and huge financial investment, but developer Discreet Monsters managed to spent three years with technological experiments and mismanagement. At the company’s bankruptcy in May 2001, the game was still half-finished. Subsequently, Attaction bought the carcass and disfigured it into the jump-and-run game Auryn Quest. See Discreet Monster’s company overview for a full account.


In the Temple of a Thousand Doors, there is a pathway lined with trapezoidal pillars. It is possible, if you time your jump correctly, to jump on top of any of them. The second from the last on the left-hand side (if you're facing away from the center of the temple) has "zlep was here" written on the top. The credits list zlep as one of the programmers, and give him/her sole credit for scripting.

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Jeanne (75482) added Auryn Quest (Windows) on May 08, 2002