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Ečstatica (DOS)

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Ecstatica is a 3D action game with adventure elements, where you must free a 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 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 necessarily.


Ečstatica DOS The Devil loves to make deals, but he has a problem with rejection
Ečstatica DOS The villagers are somewhat less than receptive to strangers
Ečstatica DOS Title screen
Ečstatica DOS Unlike Leoric of Tristram, Tirich's Skeleton King is harmless

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Alternate Titles

  • "魔城迷蹤" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Ečstatica: a state of mind" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

The Art of Horror! BostonGeorge (788) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
The most bizarre survival/horror adventure game starring a dude made of spheres! Zovni (10638) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Survival Horror goes medieval... or does it? Alan Chan (3618) unrated

Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) Nov, 1994 92 out of 100 92
The Retro Spirit Dec 03, 2010 5.5 out of 6 92
Play Time Dec, 1994 91 out of 100 91
Score Dec, 1994 91 out of 100 91
MikroBitti Dec, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Coming Soon Magazine Dec, 1994 89 out of 100 89
PC Joker Nov, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Power Play Dec, 1994 86 out of 100 86
Pelit Aug, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec 01, 1994 74 out of 100 74


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According to Jason Scott from, 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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faceless (447) added Ečstatica (DOS) on Jan 13, 2000