developer: Fusionsphere Systems
publisher: Deep Silver / Koch Media
Game mode: single player
Secret Files: Tunguska is a classic, two-dimensional point & click adventure game developed by a German studio, Fusionsphere Systems. The story of the game is connected to the so-called Tunguska event, a mysterious explosion which occurred in 1908. The explosion had the strength of more than twelve megatons (about one thousand times the strength of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima) and it leveled 6 thousand square kilometers of forest in Siberia. One could hear the explosion from a thousand kilometers away from the epicenter and for three nights the whole Europe was light enough for people to read a newspaper in the night without needing any source of light. Even today the scientists don’t know what exactly caused the event and there are a couple of theories which more or less explain the situation – among the most popular theories there are: an asteroid disintegrating in the atmosphere; an alien spaceship crashing on Earth; and a black hole traveling through the planet (hardly credible).
The story of the protagonist starts rather inconspicuously. One day, Nina Kalenkow, a charming Russian mechanic who lives in Germany, drives to a museum where she intends to meet with her father who works there. She enters his office, but instead of her father – she finds chaos. Items are scattered all over the place and documents are lying on the floor. Disturbed, the girl wonders what had happened and where her is father. She starts looking for him and a long adventure begins. Nina isn’t the only character controlled in the game. The second playable character is Max Gruber, a colleague of Nina’s father who decides to help the Russian girl in her search. Nina and Max will start a dangerous journey, unaware of many adventures and mysterious they will face on the other end of the world.
Technical side of Secret Files: Tunguska for PC, AND and etc. is very good. The graphics of the game combine two-dimensional, rendered and scrolled backgrounds with three-dimensional characters created by using motion capture technology. The players will explore 110 locations and will speak to 25 different characters. They will also see nice looking shadows and light effects generated in real time and frequently used on all three-dimensional models presented in the game. The developers made sure to realistically recreate various weather conditions and anomalies, so Nina and Max will become wet in the rain or cold during snow – Siberia is one of more unpleasant and harsh places on Earth. Each encountered human will be met with relief since he can provide them with valuable information. However, after some time they will reduce their trust to strangers – in addition to good friends, on their path they will also encounter secret enemies.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Pentium III 1.1 GHz, 256MB RAM, graphic card 64MB, 2.5 GB HDD, Windows 2000/XP