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Alpha Polaris (Windows)

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Description

In Alpha Polaris the player takes control over Rune Knudsen, a member of a research team in Greenland. They are on the search for oil wells but they also find tracks from an ancient Inuit legend regarding an demon. And so the classical horror story of isolation, nightmares and human stress unfolds...

The game itself uses the traditional point & click interface of its time and takes place in modeled backgrounds with static camera angles. The puzzles are mostly inventory based and focus on physical and technical science. Other puzzles require decrypting the meaning of Inuit symbols - the solutions have to be typed in with the keyboard. Another important part of the game is interacting with the other characters in multiple choice dialogues: the capitalist who is in for the money, the scientist and the Inuit love interest. To help the player there is the possibility to display all spots on a screen which can be interacted with.

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Alpha Polaris Windows Beast in a cave
Alpha Polaris Windows The beast has escaped from the cage
Alpha Polaris Windows One press of a button shows all hot-spots. (Demo version)
Alpha Polaris Windows Snowmobile

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The Press Says

Adventure's Planet Aug 05, 2012 75 out of 100 75
Game Front Jul 26, 2011 75 out of 100 75
GameBoomers Jun, 2011 B 75
GamingLives Oct 02, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Multiplayer.it Jul 20, 2011 6.8 out of 10 68
Adventure-Treff Aug 05, 2011 68 out of 100 68
GameStar (Germany) Jun 23, 2011 64 out of 100 64
Just Adventure Aug 15, 2011 C+ 58
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Jul 26, 2011 42 out of 100 42
GamePro (US) Aug 24, 2011 2 out of 5 40

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Patrick Bregger (114786) added Alpha Polaris (Windows) on Sep 23, 2011