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>> july 23th, update: as I said, the bug has been fixed, but game awaits NG staff approval to be updated. It's out of my hands.

>> july 19th, update: fixed the "menu glitch" and other minor bugs. Now it runs flawlessly. I hope

In Covert Front you are a top secret agent code-named Kara in an alternate history version of World War I. Assigned to infiltrate the mansion of a notorious scientist, Karl von Toten, you must discover the incredible secrets that lie within and escape with your life.

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TOUCHEDFERNTOUCHEDFERN

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 20, 2007

"Rolling stones"

This game is one of your best compared to submachine. I hope to see more of your work further on. This game is captivating and keeps me playing till' the end!



CramseCramse

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars July 20, 2007

Nice game :)

Just wanted to let you know I found a bug, but couldn't PM you 'bout it!!
I had picked up the matches, clock key and crowbar (the rest not found yet or used), when I somehow managed to put the clock key in the matches place in the top bar. Then, trying to sort things out, I removed the layer that comes out when you select something, and later I wasn't able to USE the clock key.

Now I have to start all over, but the game was great, so it'll be allright :)



DeathsangelDeathsangel

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars July 20, 2007

Intriguing...

Intriguing is the word I would use, the feeling and sound are well done. One thing I have to admit though, is that I had to use the walkthrough at a moment.
Why?
Well, there are quite a few combinations you can make on a clock. I do not know where I should have, in game found out what the combination was... perhaps it is wise to be able to find a snipe of paper with a hint... or in the passage of the dinner for one. Also, even if you don't use it, you might want to pick up that gun found in the bedroom. After all, what may come in version 2 is unknown...
I could here the accent in your german, or whomever, said the line for the lady, but it was no problem.
Now I don't mind you want to use an alternate history (I have absolutely no clue if france had a prime minister than), but it might have been better to use a fictional war all together, as this care of problems other people might have with the slightly twisting of facts.
If that is put aside and the earlier two comments taking in I find it very well done game. I will certainly recommend it and follow it with version 2.



ottermaniacottermaniac

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars July 20, 2007

Excellent

A great game! Loved it all the way through.

And I've just got to mention to people THIS IS AN ALTERNATE VERSION OF THE WAR. If it's alternate it doesn't mean the sodding war is going to start on the date it actually did.



ShadowDragon8685ShadowDragon8685

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 20, 2007

"To be continued"

Oh, that's oh-so evil. To be continued? :(

That said, one thing bugs me; World War I started on June the 28th, after the Archduke of Austro-Hungary got shot.
June the 28th, of 1914, that is. Not 1904. Furthermore, the Wright brothers had only first flown the world's first poweed aircraft less than a year from the date given in the game; December 17, 1903. To take the leap from the first flight of the Wright Brothers to the attempted invention of a jet-powered aircraft is an insane leap of faith, since the first conception of jet propulsion was in 1910. It was such an abysmally inefficient engine (The air compressor was a fan driven by a traditional piston gas engine) that the same design flew faster with a simple propellor than it did with a jet.

The gas turbine (a requisite for a true jet) wasen't developed until the 1930s, far, far after the WWI backdrop, and very far and away beyond the 1904 date given.

The game is great, it's just that it would be so much better if the history actually lined up. Even if you changed it to make it read 1914 (And changed the cause of war shown in the newspaper spinning-intro to match up with the real cause of war), it would still be stunning, and it would be just as fantastic if the plans in the test room were changed to those of a large, four-engined propellor-driven aircraft of enclosed design. (An enclosed, pressurized, high-flying aircraft would still be an incredible example of the stereotypical "Germans being ahead of everyone else in technology" schtick, set in a WWI backdrop.)


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