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Eye of the Kraken (Windows)

Eye of the Kraken Windows Talking to a fellow passenger in your cabin

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Description

This point-and-click graphic adventure game is filled with original jokes and slapstick comedy.

The original storyline begins aboard a sailing vessel in the high seas. A very important document must be delivered “post haste” to Hyade Island and you, Abdullah, have been selected as the envoy. But before you get very far on your journey, you are interrupted by the delivery of a letter containing an urgent message from your friend, Titien. Titien advises that the Eye of the Kraken has been stolen and that the thief is aboard the very ship on which you are travelling. He implores you to find it and see that the thief is apprehended. You, of course, comply with your friend’s requests and set about finding the culprit.

The gameplay as a whole is non-linear, meaning that you can accomplish some things in any order. The puzzles in the game are mostly object or inventory based, and none have time limits. Some objects are nonsensical and are included to add to the comedy element. There are numerous animated characters who move about the ship, all of whom you must seek out and talk to. Dialog is presented on-screen in text form only as are descriptions of objects and locations.

The colorful graphic backgrounds are rendered in 2D in an isometric perspective. Outside scenes change when day falls into night. You can choose the background music you wish to hear within the game itself.

Screenshots

Eye of the Kraken Windows All of the cabins look different because travelers bring their own furnishings
Eye of the Kraken Windows Your journal where notes are kept about everyone
Eye of the Kraken Windows The cabin hallway. Notice the pop-up menu.
Eye of the Kraken Windows The Galley

Alternate Titles

  • "L'Oeil du Kraken" -- French title
  • "L'Occhio del Kraken" -- Italian title
  • "El Ojo del Kraken" -- Spanish title

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User Reviews

A great little game CBMan (219) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
One of 2002's most delightful adventure games Jeanne (75620) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

The Press Says

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Jan, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
FreeHry.cz Feb 03, 2006 90 out of 100 90
Freegame.cz Jan 23, 2006 90 out of 100 90
Hrej! Nov 08, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Just Adventure Sep 28, 2002 B 75
JeuxVideoPC.com Aug 24, 2005 15 out of 20 75
Quandary Sep, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Oct 21, 2003 59 out of 100 59
Abandonia Reloaded Aug 11, 2005 2.5 out of 5 50
Adventure Gamers Oct 10, 2005 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

Freeware release

The game was released as freeware on May 15, 2005, to promote the upcoming release of Absurdus' adventure Carte Blanche.

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Jeanne (75620) added Eye of the Kraken (Windows) on Oct 11, 2002