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Covert front (series)

I wanted to mention this series for a few years now, but I thought I'd wait till it reached the end. Of course, the series has ended for a few months now, but it doesn't matter too much in the grand scheme of things! Anyway...

Pastel games has been supplying us with top notch adventure/escape games for quite a few years now, beginning (I think) with the excellent Submachine series. Lots of one-offs, lots of ongoing series, great visual style each time (with variations for each game), really moody music and sound fx that enhance the games greatly, and, more important for me, lots of little touches like small smooth animations that make the games look really professionally made. The difficulty in their games ranges from challenging to quite hard, so it's not for everyone and I have to admit that a few times I have to consult walkthroughs because I can't figure a puzzle out or forget an item in one room etc. Of all the games I've played from them so far I haven't been disappointed yet, which itself tells a lot.

Anyway, in Covert front you play the role of a female spy, codename "Kara", the time is around 1904 and there's a war with the Germans going about. Some scientists have been missing and the field agents that were assigned to track them down are also missing. So headquarters assign her to investigate. An interesting plot with quite a lot of written notes scattered about so you can try to piece the puzzle together and challenging puzzles.

I'd advise adventure fans to dig right in and anyone else to stay clear! Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4.


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