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Tainted Olive - Chapter 1

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Adventure - Point 'n Click

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Feb 26, 2014 | 8:00 PM EST

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Guiding light 25 Points Receive the gem
Silvian the Rat-Catcher 25 Points Find all five rats
To be continued 25 Points Finish the game

Author Comments

CHAPTER TWO is out now! Look for it on NG; there is a link in themain menu as well.

A point and click adventure game by BlackOliveGames.

What to expect?

- a deep, relatively dark story
- LOTS of text and dialogue!
- interesting characters and world
- good puzzles
- hand-drawn graphics
- 20 - 30 minutes of gameplay

You are Silvian, an adventurer down on his luck. The curtain unfolds, and we find you in an inn filled with scum and gamblers - a place where people go only when they need to forget, or be forgotten. Dark thoughts haunt your mind while you drown yourself in wine, searching for answers that don't exist.

Soon, more urgent matters arise. You play a game of dice, gambling money you don't have with people you don't really want to do that. And then you lose. Thinking swiftly, and by causing a commotion in the inn, you manage to run outside and hide in the maze-like streets.

While wandering like this, a job offer presents itself quite unexpectedly. Will it pay enough gold to return the money you owe? You decide to investigate.

A series of events and occurrences then unfolds, and your story begins thusly.

Six chapters are planned in total, each one continuing the story and revealing more details of Silvian's life, the world around him, and the dark story taking shape.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great job, especially on the side stories, missions, and puzzles.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Absolutely top job.

Excellent script and game design. Inventive minigames. A useful solution to the "pixel searching" problem. Well-fitting music that didn't get tired (picky, picky, but you could have tracked down more "thematic" music for a couple of the rooms). Surprising depth of characterization. A distinctive and enjoyable style of art. I like the nuanced darkness of the storyline.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

quite an interesting game a good story line and impressive drawings be good to see more chapters progress.

BlackOlive responds:

Chapter 3 will be out next year. Not much comfort, I know...


Rated 5 / 5 stars

oh. my. god.

this is like, Scriptwelder, Michael Hibbert and Skutnik married Erril of Sherril and had a holy golden glowing lovechild.

I love you. This is... this is crosshatched hand-drawn heaven. there. aren't. enough. stars. for. this.

when I reach for the spot where my lovely half-baked writing talent used to be, all I find is an empty burn mark. I worked it too hard, and it went to sleep. But you inspire me, nonetheless, to just live in your world. So wonderful, this.

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BlackOlive responds:

Thank you. Means a lot to us, it really does.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I love the story line so far, I can't wait to play chapter two!

BlackOlive responds:

Well then, happy playing chapter 2 :)