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The Watchmaker

A steampunk action-adventure game with logic features. The title was developed by the independent studio Micropsia Games from Chile. The Watchmaker takes place inside a giant clock tower, and during the game the player assumes the role of a guard named Alexander.

Arcade | TPP | steampunk | 3D platformers | logical elements | indie games | action adventure

The Watchmaker Release Date

17May2018

PC

25Mar2022

PS4

developer: Micropsia Games publisher: BadLand Publishing

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The Watchmaker for PS4, PC and XONE is a steampunk action-adventure game with strong logic game features. The title was published by Russian publisher 1C Company and it was developed by an independent studio Micropsia Games from Chile.

Plot

The Watchmaker takes place inside a giant clock tower and during the game player assumes the role of a guard named Alexander. For many years he was tasked with maintaining the mechanism and making sure that the clock is working properly. One day the protagonist is awaken by a mysterious voice that informs him that a sabotage has occurred in the tower and it caused the flow of time to be greatly disturbed. This caused the protagonist to start getting old unnaturally fast – he has only one hour of life left. In order to stay alive, Alexander must travel through the clock tower that is divided into five sections filled with various gears and mechanisms. He must find and defeat the person responsible for the sabotage and he must restore the proper flow of time.

Mechanics

The Watchmaker for PS4, PC and XONE combines traits of an action-adventure game, platform game and logic game. The main focus was placed on solving various environmental puzzles, but the game also contains action sequences and requires boss fights. During his adventure, Alexander will use various gadgets like magnetic glove and a time bomb.

The fact that the protagonist is getting old quickly was used in unordinary way to replace the health bar typical for arcade games. During the game the protagonist is constantly getting old, which impacts not only his look, but speed and agility as well. All damage dealt by enemies speeds up the process and makes further enemies seem to be even stronger. In order to stop the flow of time and regenerate the health, Alexander must search for time that will allow him to gain valuable minutes.

Technical aspects

The Watchmaker released on PS4, PC and XONE has very colorful, fully three-dimensional graphics that combine typically cartoonish style with steampunk traits. It is worth mentioning that the model of the main protagonist changes as the time flows by and becomes older.

Last updated on 10 September 2020

Game mode: single player  

Age restrictions The Watchmaker: Good for all ages.

The Watchmaker System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870 or better
  • 8 GB HDD Windows 7/8/10
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i7-6700 3.4 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 1060 / 4 GB Radeon RX 580 or better
  • 8 GB HDD
  • Windows 7/8/10
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