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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 Victoria Conroy, your other character
The Watchmaker Windows Your PDA records notes as you go along
The Watchmaker Windows The old caretaker should have retired years ago.
The Watchmaker Windows The scenery around the Castle is beautiful.

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 (75612) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

The Press Says

Adventurearchiv Jul 04, 2002 91 out of 100 91
7Wolf Magazine Mar 18, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
Just Adventure Jul 04, 2002 B+ 83
Quandary Jan, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game.EXE Aug, 2001 4 out of 5 80
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Jun, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Over Online Jun 24, 2002 76 out of 100 76
GameSpot Jun 18, 2002 6.9 out of 10 69
ComputerGames.ro Jul 12, 2002 65 out of 100 65
Adventure Gamers Aug 05, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Jeanne (75612) added The Watchmaker (Windows) on Sep 27, 2001