The Watchmaker (Windows)

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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.


The Watchmaker Windows They arrive at the Castle
The Watchmaker Windows Each character has their own inventory. Left click on an item listed to look at it more closely.
The Watchmaker Windows Browsing your inventory
The Watchmaker Windows The scenery around the Castle is beautiful.

Alternate Titles

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

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A many-faceted gem with only a few flaws Jeanne (75486) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game.EXE Aug, 2001 4 out of 5 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Jan 01, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Jun 18, 2002 6.9 out of 10 69 Jul 12, 2002 65 out of 100 65
Game industry News (GiN) 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
UHS (Universal Hint System) Aug 24, 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
Przygodoskop Jul 10, 2003 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


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Jeanne (75486) added The Watchmaker (Windows) on Sep 27, 2001