game language: English
game release date for PC:
3:00 a.m. A London law office...
A lawyer, Victoria Conroy, and Darrel Boone, an expert in paranormal phenomena, meet for the first time. A few hours later a taxi deposits them at the gates of a mysterious Austrian castle. Their mission is to recover a device resembling a huge pendulum. With its ability to maximize leyline energy coupled with an approaching solar eclipse, the machine now poses a serious threat to human survival. The pendulum has been stolen by a group of religious fanatics and must be located and stopped before midnight to avoid possible global catastrophe -- at least this is what our two detectives are lead to believe...
Unlike many traditional adventure games, The Watchmaker frees the player from the sensation of moving along a single given path, and gives him the freedom to explore the world around him at his own pace.
The user is the true protagonist. The Watchmaker's real-time 3Dengine allows the player to choose between dynamically moving cameras in a third person point-of-view, or a subjective first person in order to examine objects and environments in detail. The use of the keyboard to control the interface strengthens the feeling of being actually inside the game, and lets the player decide what to do and when to do it, whether to run or walk, whether to look under a table or, if he prefers, to examine the ceiling overhead.
Game score 6.7 / 10 calculated out of 342 players' votes.
age requirements: 12+
PC / Windows
- Pentium II 300MHz
- 64MB RAM
- graphic card