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Über das Spiel

In The Watchmaker, a puzzle-adventure game, players take on the role of Alexander. In his steampunk world of giant clock mechanisms, Alexander’s routine involves repairing his precious clock tower every day, adjusting its mechanisms, oiling the gears and polishing everything down to the smallest piece. For years, this is the only life he has known.

But one day Alexander is awakened by a mysterious voice. This disembodied voice alerts him that something has gone wrong: someone, some unknown being, has sabotaged his beautiful tower. With the clock not working properly, time has gone mad. Consequently, Alexander starts ageing abnormally quickly, leaving him only a handful of time to repair the damage.

Guided by the mysterious voice and armed with a magnetic glove and a bag of time bombs, he must search the halls and arcades of the tower in search of the saboteur. Various obstacles, enemies and riddles buried in the clock’s intricate mechanisms stand in his way. But Alexander must push on to save the clock and restore time to its natural rhythm, all while gradually uncovering the mysteries of the tower and its even stranger past.

Features:
  • Steampunk puzzle-adventure set in 5 extensive locations
  • Diverse gameplay, with a mix of exploration, puzzles, platforming action and boss fights
  • Environmental puzzles and special gadgets to solve them, such as magnetic gloves and time bombs
  • Unique ageing process that replaces the usual health bar

Systemanforderungen

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.2 GHz
  • GFX: GeForce GTX 550, Radeon HD 5400 or HD4000, 1GB VRAM; 1280 x 720 resolution
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Software: Windows 7 / 8 / 10, 32 or 64 bit
  • SFX: DirectX® 9.0c compatible
  • LANG: Englisch, Deutsch, Französisch, Italienisch, Spanisch
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Verfasst: 27.08.18 19:55
Insgesamt ein sehr unterhaltsames, spannendes, atmosphärisch schön gestaltetes Rätselabenteuer, das von Anfang an fesselt und fordert. Der Kampf gegen den Endgegner erwies sich als recht kniffelig, doch dankenswerter Weise beteut der Entwickler das Spiel gut und gab die nötigen Ratschläge. Hoffentlich folgen weitere originelle Spiele!
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Verfasst: 22.06.18 07:21
Love the concept, the visuals and the neat puzzles. HOWEVER, if like me you like to explore freely and hate time pressure, this is NOT for you. I gave up after second stage. I simply can't be bothered learning how to race through puzzles - it takes away the enjoyment for me.
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Verfasst: 21.05.18 01:57
This game delivers on what is advertises an action adventure steampunk puzzle paltformer. If you like challenging puzzles that you will struggle to solve than you'll like a lot of what this game has to offer. The platforming is more of a side feature than a main focus but is usually incorperated into the puzzles you complete. The fights don't feel especially great but they are creative and if you can figure out what to do quickly they are quite enjoyable. At times what you need to do or how you can do it does feel a bit unintuitive. The core mechanics of the game work well and the time based abilities are fairly fun to use. The age based life system also adds a welcomed change to the classic health forumla that makes gameplay feel more fun and like you need to progress. The story itself is enjoyable to experience although its not going to knock you out of the water.
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Verfasst: 25.06.18 01:06

The Watchmaker is an indie game, which is no excuse, where you play as the titular Watchmaker being followed by a purple energy ball and battles robots in one of the worst games of 2018 so far.

Pros:
- Good visuals
- 3 good mechanics (1 of which another game, Braid, did much better)
- Decent voice acting

Cons:
- Bad camera
- Terrible movements
- Poorly optimized
- Black screen every time you die
- Platformer with terrible platforming
- Music was short and looped
- Absolutely no feedback on where to go or what to do
- Conversations are usually when you are fighting enemies so you can not hear the story
- Time pressure makes you stressed
- Black screen every time you die
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Verfasst: 29.05.18 04:51
The Watchmaker:
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Alexander lives in a small town in England called Clock Town. He is formally known by the community as The Watchmaker because he is the creator of a massive mechanical clock tower located on the outskirts of the town. The maintenance of such a structure is an exhausting task in itself, needing constant attention. Everyone needs to rest once in a while . . . but that might be a problem for Alexander. He is woken by a voice announcing/warning him that his beloved structure had been sabotaged and that time had gone totally bonkers! The only person who can repair the time and the clock tower is of course . . . the watchmaker!

The Watchmaker is Steampunk puzzle-adventure / third person platformer game where you take control of the great Alexander, better known as the Watchmaker.

As the story starts, a sparkle appears in a mechanical world accompanied by a voice in search of the main protagonist. As soon as it finds Alexander, the camera swings and you see your character in the third person perspective. Then the watchmaker will need to find a way out by using his magnetic glove, which has several properties: the first is the ability to hold and move an element (pipes, generators, etc) from one place to another, and the second is that he can blast enemies away with a pulse, or simply use his glove as a light to help him navigate through darker environments. The other thing you need to know is that the watchmaker will carry a strange device on his back. This device has an antenna on the left hand side (to represent his stamina), a number in the middle (representing his age), some sort of a light globe on the top (his health) and six blue squares on the right hand side (pulse attacks).

Then you’ll have to make your way through very beautiful worlds, of which there are five. At the time of writing this review, I am about to finish the third world, and I must say it has been a great experience so far! Alexander will fight interesting enemies, such as mechanical spiders, ancient Greeks blocks, toy figurines, stone golems and more. One aspect I particularly like is that if you manage to clear a section of a stage and reach one of the save points (which regenerates your stamina, health and pulse attacks), you won’t need to do it again, including the bosses fights.
In terms of puzzles, they are pretty interesting and well done, as far as I am concerned.

Graphically, the games looks great and are really fun to play. The big issue I have here is that the savings don’t work properly. The problem occurred for me in the second world where two Greek statues were engaged in some sort of wrestling move that joined them together, and created a bridge that allowed Alexander to access a temple. I saved it here. The first time I reloaded this specific level, both of the statues were apart, despite the fact that I had saved them joined. The second and third attempts were the same until the fourth reload, which finally replicated the original save. Personally, I found this frustrating and the issue really needs to be looked at as soon as possible. As for the controls, I personally prefer to play with the mouse and keyboard, but the gamepad is pretty good too.

Positives:
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+ Great graphics
+ Good puzzles
+ Five sensational environments
+ Interesting puzzles
+ Achievements

Negatives:
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- No trading cards as yet
- Saving issues

The Watchmaker is a fun, imaginative third person / steampunk puzzle adventure game. Worth playing for sure!

6/10

Key provided by developer/publisher for review purposes. Any opinions expressed are entirely my own!

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Verfasst: 29.08.19 16:03
6.5 / 10

While there is a lot to like about The Watchmaker, there is also a lot wrong with it. I'm giving it a positive review because the developers have clearly put a lot of work into it and it has some really, really good aspects. Unlike many other reviewers here, going by the total time played at least, I actually completed the game. It took me 14 hours* because it is probably the most frustrating game I've ever played, but I think the good outweighs the bad, just about.

*Probably at least an hour of that time the game was running and paused as I watched a Youtube walkthrough, because the guy on the video (DL GAMER) also took a long time figuring out what to do!

GOOD:
The level design is incredible. As you can see from the screenshots, each level has its own unique style and layout. Some are really linear but others aren't and you have to work out where to go and what to do to progress.

The puzzles are really varied. As with the level design, a lot of thought has been put into the puzzles, with the solutions to most not that obvious. One genius section in particular has an obvious-when-you-see-it clue but you will be stumped until you spot it.

Tied in with the puzzles is the ability to use Time and Force in different ways to accomplish things and solve many of the puzzles throughout the game.

The graphics are lovely and the accompanying sound effects work really well most of the time, matching the expected sounds of the materials of the objects. The music was also really good, adding tension and atmosphere to the game.

There are collectibles tied to achievements which encourage exploration and add to replayability.

BAD:
Immediately on launching the game there is a black screen for a couple of minutes. This could easily make you think it has crashed. A simple LOADING... would help, but I think the game needs optimising overall.

I played with keyboard and mouse as I find it difficult to coordinate camera, movement and action on a controller. The single most frustrating thing I found was that, when trying to jump from one platform to the next, you fall more often than not and there seemed to be a lag in a time-rewind getting triggered, meaning you fall and die and have to restart at the last save. In many places, the fall distance is really short too meaning you just don't have time to rewind. They could easily have let you survive short falls with some damage.
This happened a LOT (same for the Youtube walkthrough guy - check it out, his reactions are really funny!).

Some of the puzzles are not intuitive and take a while to figure out. Even when you know the solution, sometimes they just don't behave as you expect or they are a bit buggy, resetting themselves to their default state, or you fall to your death unexpectedly.

Not much to complain about with the audio except sometimes it cut out for a short while.

There are a few boss fights throughout the game. Some of the early ones seemed frustrating until you come to the last two, which make the earlier ones seem easy. The final two boss battles can take far longer than expected/needed because you have to repeatedly run round trying to figure out what to do and there isn't a lot of visual feedback to let you know if what you're doing is right or not. Weirdly, you seem to be invinciblein the final battle as there's lots of spawning enemies that leave health pickups, and nothing kills you. The looping character audio doesn't help here either (same with many earlier puzzles too). Plus, you have to wait several minutes on a device to charge each time you want to use it.
By the way, that Youtuber got really close to completing the game but gave up in the end.

There are two endings but you have to replay the entire game to see whichever one you don't select first time round.

While there are collectibles tied to achievements encouraging replayability, and a second playthrough will be easier than my first, the overall frustration when playing the game makes it unlikely I'll do that.

VERDICT:
One of the most important aspects of game development is implementing feedback from players because, as devs tend to become too familiar with their own game and they way they play it, they often aren't aware of the issues until after release. It's a pity the devs haven't addressed the negatives and fixed these many issues. I'm sure if they did it would lead to better reviews and more sales.

Despite the frustrating gameplay, I enjoyed The Watchmaker.
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Verfasst: 03.06.18 06:30
Fun and challenging, The Watchmaker is an action-puzzle game, which visuals and mechanics pleasantly reminds me American McGee´s Alice and Alice: Madness Returns.

The story is well constructed, and all the aspects of the game are coherent with the concept of time: from the personality of the characters to the visual aspect of the scenarios.

This game shows us the potential of the chilean industry in the development of interactive entertaiment.

Entretneido y desafiante, The Watchmaker es un juego de acción y puzzles, cuyo aspecto visual y mecánicas me recuerdan gratamente a American McGee´s Alice y Alice: Madness Returns.

La historia está bien contruida, y todos los aspectos del juego son coherentes con el concepto del tiempo: desde la personalidad de los personajes hasta el aspecto visual de los escenarios.

Este juego nos muestra el potencial que tiene la industria chilena en el desarrollo de entretenimiento interactivo.

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Verfasst: 29.05.20 00:48
The Watchmaker is a 7/10 third-person puzzle game that's actually a 5/10 game due to all of the technical issues it has. Poor optimization, long loading times, and the general buginess makes it hard for me to recommend this game to anyone unless they're willing to put up with them and/or have a beefy PC to brute force better performance. It's a shame that it's like this too, because I'm a sucker for games with a steampunk aesthetic, and this game more than delivers on that front. The puzzles are actually pretty challenging, and the artsyle and graphics are good, if a bit lacking compared to other games.
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Verfasst: 18.11.20 10:54
A wonderful game with an amazing style and rare ideas about the way of playing and controlling a story that attracts the player with many collectibles of hours, letters and stories, but the most beautiful thing in it is a story and the way it is told. There may be some points that are annoying in playing such as a terrible platform, but this does not reduce the beauty of the game
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too many game breaking bugs ):
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Verfasst: 17.02.21 04:13
very unpolished experience a lot of things just don't have sounds, platforming feels odd, and lots of buggy behavior. too bad cause the concept is interesting, and the story seems okay its just mostly a meh meh title buy it if it goes up for a dollar or something, or if you hate yourself.
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Verfasst: 04.07.21 15:54
Wasted Watchmaker Potential.

There are a few solid mechanics in the game, and the art direction is somewhat presentable, however the general puzzle design, combat and the bugs make this a journey not worth taking.

The game's main gimmick is the fact that the player character is rapidly aging. This puts every aspect of the game on a timer. If you don't like time based puzzles, avoid this like the plague. ...and even if you like puzzles, be prepared for some of the worst puzzle designs. There is usually no feedback when you do something and when there is, it's hard to figure out how that benefits you at all. The game is incredibly buggy too, so half the time I am not even sure if the puzzle is solved or the game bugged out. My favorite one was a 5 minute puzzle that teleported me out of bonds in its last stage. There is no way I am completing that again, so I just uninstalled the game.

There is combat, but it's basically just press one button while facing the enemy. It's laughable that the game wants me to fight bosses with lackluster and clunky mechanics like that.

The character design is perhaps the only area the game shines. Unfortunately, that does not extend to the animations, which feel like someone's first time in Blender.

Same could be said about the story which is entirely dialogue based and only happens at select places, for example during combat or jumping puzzles, you know during times you are focusing on something else.

The general game design leaves a lot to be desired as well. There is no sense of direction or guiding force, so often I was lost and uncertain what I should be doing. This would be okay in some other game, but here there is an added time pressure.

I can't recommend this broken mess of a game. I expected an at least functional experience.
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Release:Q2 2017 Genre: Adventure Entwickler: Micropsia Games Publisher: 1C Company Engine:keine Infos Kopierschutz:keine Infos Franchise:keine Infos
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