DescriptionThis 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?
- "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
Part of the Following Groups
- Gameplay feature: Multiple endings
- Inspiration: Author - Agatha Christie
- Inspiration: Literature
- Setting: Interwar
|And then .. there was nothing||Jeanne (75624)|
|Followed the book but was a bit disappointing.||Wanda Pettigrew (3)|
|Very Good Game and looking forward for more Agatha Christie coming.||Usman Amir (501)|
The Press Says
|Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks||Oct, 2005||80|
|Deaf Gamers||2006||7.8 out of 10||78|
|PC Powerplay||Dec, 2005||72 out of 100||72|
|GameZebo||May 09, 2008||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||60|
|GameCell UK||2006||5 out of 10||50|
|Gamekult||Dec 21, 2005||5 out of 10||50|
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|find batteries for flashlight||12||DJP Mom (11120)
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|stumped on the 5th level||1||beatrice Herrera
Sep 27, 2007
PoemIn 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 AdaptionsBook 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...
- 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.
- 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.
- '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'.
Related Web Sites
- AgathaChristieGame.com (The Official Site)
- And Then... Review and Walkthrough (A short review of And Then There Were None at Balmoral Software, which is followed by a detailed chapter by chapter walkthrough of the game, illustrated by a series of maps (Feb. 8th, 2006).)
- And Then There Were None Walkthrough (by MaGtRo)
- UHS Hints (A question and answer type guide.)