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The Watchmaker (Windows)

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Description

Centuries ago, two dozen men were carefully chosen to become immortal, each possessing different qualities which would lead the world into a future free of strife, hunger and oppression. Combining science and the technology of clock making of the time, the Watchmaker devised a formula to take his plan to fruition - and it came to pass. Through hundreds of years, the immortals, rather than becoming the virtuous mentors the Watchmaker had envisioned, succumbed to the hunger for global power. The secret to stopping their lust and greed, and saving the world from them, lies deep inside the 18th century Austrian castle.

This is where you come in. You are dropped inside the castle to find the Watchmaker's ancient clock. Explore the castle and its surrounding gardens; find hidden rooms and passageways; interrogate the castle's current residents; dig through the old records; and solve ancient puzzles.

Incorporating both 1st and 3rd person perspectives and 3D rendered scenery, switch between your two characters within the game - Darrel Boone, a former Scotland Yard consultant specializing in the paranormal, and Victoria Conroy, and young attorney. Besides being a mouse-drive "point-and-click" adventure, extensive use of the keyboard is also required.

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The Watchmaker Windows They arrive at the Castle
The Watchmaker Windows Luckily Victoria can read Latin
The Watchmaker Windows Main title
The Watchmaker Windows You must zoom close to objects often in order to solve puzzles

Alternate Titles

  • "Тайна Маятника" -- Russian spelling
  • "WM" -- working title
  • "The Watchmaker: Zegarmistrz" -- Polish title

User Reviews

A many-faceted gem with only a few flaws Jeanne (75620) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

The Press Says

Just Adventure Jul 04, 2002 B+ 83
Adventure Classic Gaming Jan 01, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game.EXE Aug, 2001 4 out of 5 80
Game Over Online Jun 24, 2002 76 out of 100 76
GamersHell.com Jun 17, 2002 7 out of 10 70
UHS (Universal Hint System) Aug 24, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game industry News (GiN) 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Just Adventure Jan, 2002 C+ 58
CanadianGamer Aug 25, 2002 55 out of 100 55
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jun 25, 2002 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Jeanne (75620) added The Watchmaker (Windows) on Sep 27, 2001