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aka: Ecstatica, Ečstatica: a state of mind

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Ecstatica is a 3D action game with adventure elements, where you must free the young sorceress Ecstatica from the unholy spell cast by vile supernatural forces. The peaceful village of Tirich was invaded by horrifying monsters. You are a lonely adventurer looking for shelter who finds himself in the role of a hero who must awaken Ecstatica, save the village and its inhabitants, and defeat the forces of darkness who are pulling the triggers behind the scene.

This is a survival horror game, somewhat similar in gameplay style to Alone in the Dark. Walk around and examine your environment, gather materials you need to solve puzzles, and gather weapons to defend yourself against the minions of evil. The hero or heroine can walk, sneak (in order to avoid fighting monsters) or run. He fights in real time, striking with melee, and later also long-ranged weapons, and parrying the opponents' hits when necessary.


  • 魔城迷蹤 - Traditional Chinese spelling

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According to Jason Scott from textfiles.com, Andrew Spencer worked for six years on the game prior to its release.


Estatica uses an interesting software 3D "ellipsoid" technology that renders objects and characters completely using filled spheres/ellipses. The highly-optimized rendering algorithm performs automatic Gouraud shading and z-buffering, so the spheres are lit correctly and mesh together without noticable artifacts.


The word "Ecstatica" comes from New Latin and from Ancient Greek (ekstatikos) and one meaning is "A woman perceived to have a highly sensitive emotional state, or prone to quasi-mystical trances." And here it fits perfectly because the woman you rescue is named Ecstatica and is in a state of trance during your adventure and all her nightmares and visions come true in Tirich.

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  • MobyGames ID: 741


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Game added by faceless.

Additional contributors: Trixter, Sciere, Alaka, formercontrib, Paulus18950, BostonGeorge, Patrick Bregger, Plok.

Game added January 13th, 2000. Last modified February 27th, 2023.