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Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None (Windows)

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This is the video game adaptation of one of the world's most renowned mystery stories, written by the illustrious author Agatha Christie and originally published in 1939 under the name Ten Little Niggers and again in 1940 as And Then There Were None.

The story from the book: eight strangers receive an invitation to a gala party and go by boat to an elaborately decorated mansion on an isolated island. Shortly after their arrival, a storm develops leaving them, along with 2 servants, stranded on the island for several days until the weather permits the return of the boat. Soon, all 10 learn why they were brought here... to die as punishment for committing murders themselves! When the storm subsides and the boat returns, the boat's captain finds the murdered bodies of the 10 people in different locations on the island.

The game changes the original story to include the boat's captain, whom the player portrays, trapped on the island with the 10. The plot includes additional sub-plots, conversations and situations so that players are directly involved with the fate of the guests and themselves.

Interact with the others, explore the mansion and the island, and solve adventure-type puzzles. There are multiple endings depending on how many of the guests you succeed in saving as well as how quickly. Can you save any of the guests in time and live to tell the tale?

Screenshots

Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None Windows Looking through the keyhole.
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None Windows You've found an island map!
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None Windows One Little Sailor Boy left all alone, He went and hanged himself and then there were none.
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None Windows Loading a game

Alternate Titles

  • "Агата Кристи: И никого не стало" -- Russian spelling
  • "Agatha Christie. Y no quedó ninguno" -- Spanish title
  • "Agatha Christie: Und dann gabs keines mehr" -- German title
  • "Agatha Christie: I nie było już nikogo..." -- Polish title
  • "Agatha Christie: E Non Ne Rimase Nessuno " -- Italian title
  • "Agatha Christie: Devinez-qui? Adapté de Dix Petits Nègres" -- French title
  • "Agatha Christie: Deset malých černoušků" -- Czech title

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User Reviews

And then .. there was nothing Jeanne (75624) 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars
Followed the book but was a bit disappointing. Wanda Pettigrew (3) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
Very Good Game and looking forward for more Agatha Christie coming. Usman Amir (501) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Oct, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Deaf Gamers 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
PC Powerplay Dec, 2005 72 out of 100 72
GameZebo May 09, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Puntaeclicca.it Dec, 2005 7 out of 10 70
IGN Dec 13, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GamingExcellence Feb 14, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68
Adventure Gamers Dec 12, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameCell UK 2006 5 out of 10 50
Gamekult Dec 21, 2005 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Poem

In an obvious attempt to be more ethnically sensitive, The Adventure Company has used an entirely new name for the 10 guests. Printed as an over-sheet and attached on the right inside cover is a poem (see Advertising Blurbs for a transcription). In the poem, the main characters are called Ten Little Sailor Boys. In the novel the poem was (depending on the release) Ten Little Niggers or Ten Little Indians

Source Adaptions

Book Description:
Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to a lonely mansion on Indian Island by a host who, surprisingly, fails to appear. On the island they are cut off from everything but each other and the inescapable shadows of their own past lives. One by one, the guests share the darkest secrets of their wicked pasts. And one by one, they start to die...

Book Publishing:
  • 1939, London: Original title 'Ten Little Niggers' by William Collins Sons & Co.
  • 1940, New York: Title changed to 'And Then There Were None' by Dodd, Mead & Co.

Stage:
  • Adapted with a more romantic ending in 1943 by Agatha Christie. It opened in London at St. James Theatre November 17, 1943 titled 'Ten Little Niggers' and as 'Ten Little Indians' in the US at Broadhurst Theatre in New York City on June 27, 1944.

Films:
  • 'And Then There Were None', 1945 was the first feature film version and produced in the US by Twentieth Century Fox.
  • The second, 'Ten Little Indians', 1965, was by Seven Arts Films in England with the setting moved to a remote mountain top castle in the Austrian Alps.
  • The third film, 'Ten Little Indians', 1975, was produced by Avco-Embassy, Inc. with the setting in a remote hotel in the Iranian desert.
  • The fourth, again titled 'Ten Little Indians', 1989, was produced by Breton Films who moved the locale to an African safari.

The film adaptations all retained the ending of the play, rather than the original of the novel.

TV: BBC produced a TV version of the stage adaptation, which aired as a live drama on August 20, 1949 as 'Ten Little Niggers'.

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