Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE!

Posted by: GreyFuss

Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 08/01/12 10:03 PM

Do you like the Carol Reed games? Then you will love The Artifact...and its FREE!

This free indie game was brought to my attention at another Forum and after playing it I must say I hope the developer would keep up the good work with another game. The Artifact was released a year ago and the developer has said that he is working on the sequel.

Like the Carol Reed games this one is done with actual photos of the Swedish countryside in a point & click, first person perspective. Give it a try and let us know what you think. You can download the game Here.

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u232/GreyFuss/arti5_zpseff5e477.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u232/GreyFuss/arti4_zpse4649d5d.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u232/GreyFuss/arti3_zps38a36625.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u232/GreyFuss/arti2_zpsc05debcc.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u232/GreyFuss/arti1_zps4dcf38b6.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u232/GreyFuss/arti6_zps15d2f1d4.jpg
Posted by: Becky

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 08/01/12 10:08 PM

Thanks GreyFuss! wave
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 08/01/12 10:16 PM

Thanks Greyfuss!

Ana wave
Posted by: Winfrey

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 08/01/12 11:25 PM

Thanks GreyFuss..... just downloaded it smile
Posted by: Wincey

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 08/01/12 11:42 PM

Downloaded it, played it, and liked it!

It doesn't have the polish of Carol Reed but for a free game it's great. I hope the developer continues to make games as there's a lot of promise here.
Posted by: GreyFuss

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 08/02/12 12:16 AM

I really liked the developers use of movement in some of the photos that brought them to life. Moving curtains and he did a terrific job on water movement. I especially liked the lifelike stream on the way to the cottage. It looked and sounded just like a real stream. It also looked like he experimented in a couple of places with 360 degree panning. Looking forward to the sequel.
Posted by: Wincey

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 08/02/12 01:03 AM

Originally Posted By: GreyFuss
It also looked like he experimented in a couple of places with 360 degree panning.


That was a nice touch indeed. I sometimes feel full 360 panning is not always needed in some games which use it at every screen. It's useful for orientation where you have many directions you can go, but using it sparingly is a good move.

I was very impressed by the moving water. I did think the orientation became confusing at some points especially in the mountains, but that is probably something that comes with experience. Oh and the sound of the doors opening was... yeah smirk

As a demo, I'd certainly buy a game based on this work.
Posted by: chrissie

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 08/02/12 02:26 AM

Thanks GreyFuss, I love the Carol Reed games so will definitely be giving the game a try.
Posted by: Haroula

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 08/02/12 04:57 AM

Thanks GreyFuss! wave
Posted by: Mad

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 08/03/12 10:00 AM

Going for a peek now, thanks, GreyFuss !! grin

EDIT :

When I click to download from the link in your post, GreyFuss, I am sent to a page which says ....

"This is a subscription service which costs £ 1.5 per 5 days (VAT included). A free 24-hour trial period.
To end the subscription send STOP to 81404. If you have more than one service, please send STOP ALL to 81404 to close all services.
Help: support@bornpay.com
"

Is this right ??

Posted by: Chief

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 08/03/12 10:18 AM

Mad, hum, you are not getting the same page I do.

You should get the Deposit files page and see 2 round dials, one GOLD and one regular.

I hope you can get it.

Chief wave

Posted by: Carla

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 08/03/12 10:51 AM

Mad, I had the same, I guess is something up just for UK.
This is what you have to do: when the screen with the payment request comes up, just close it clicking on the red cross in the right upper corner. You will be back on the main page and this time you will be able to download the game without any further hassle.

wink
Posted by: Penny Lane

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 08/03/12 12:10 PM

I love Carol Reed games! Can't wait to try this one! Thanks!
Posted by: marie

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 08/03/12 12:25 PM

I downloaded the game and so far I'm loving it.

Thanks Greyfuss for the link.

Marie smile
Posted by: Mad

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 08/04/12 03:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Carla
Mad, I had the same, I guess is something up just for UK.
This is what you have to do: when the screen with the payment request comes up, just close it clicking on the red cross in the right upper corner. You will be back on the main page and this time you will be able to download the game without any further hassle.

wink


Thanks, Carla. That worked for me !! thumbsup
[And sorry to be late back. Not got much computer time right now.]
Posted by: kjos

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 08/04/12 03:22 PM

That was a great game really enjoyed it.
Richard
Posted by: Winfrey

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 08/04/12 03:32 PM

yep... Just finished it... I enjoyed it also
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 08/07/12 07:51 PM

I moved your post to Hints Melia.

Ana wave
Posted by: marie

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 08/08/12 02:25 PM

A fantastic free game, it was great. Love to see more from this person, they did such a splended job. bravo

Marie wave
Posted by: Salar of Myst

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 08/10/12 07:24 PM

Thanks for the good word, Greyfuss. thumbsup Going to give it a try next thing. happydance
Posted by: velorond

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 09:25 AM

Hey everybody, Velorond/Johan here!
I am the one that made "The Artifact" and im happy to see all the positive comments!

I hope you all enjoyed it!
Posted by: MaG

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 09:29 AM

welcome Velorond!

Keep up the good work! bravo
Posted by: Marian

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 10:07 AM

Nice to see you here, velorond! thumbsup wave
Posted by: GreyFuss

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 10:30 AM

There is a new link to download the game. You can download The Artifact, Free, HERE. or by using the link in the first post above.

I am replaying the game now and will update the with screenshots soon.

You will all be happy to know that Johan/Velorond has been working on the sequel The Artifact: Part II.. You can check them out on FaceBook HERE.
Posted by: Chief

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 10:45 AM

Thanks GreyFuss. Time to put it back at Galore.

Chief wave

EDIT: after a closer look at that site, the link will not be posted at Galore.

And the link in the first post does not work.
Posted by: GreyFuss

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 01:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Chief
Thanks GreyFuss. Time to put it back at Galore.

Chief wave

EDIT: after a closer look at that site, the link will not be posted at Galore.

And the link in the first post does not work.



Strange everything works for me Chief. Even the new link in the first post. Maybe a refresh will help.
Posted by: Chief

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 01:34 PM

GreyFuss, yes indeed it works. I didn,t see it down the first post.

But my reasons for not posting it are these: the other links in that page to Asian beauties and/or similar are not proper to GameBoomers Board Rules
and the main link (in French) should be easier to manage as all links at Free Games Galore are.

If the link to this good game, for which I wrote the walkthrough, was proper in all matters like the ones at Galore, I would ask that it be posted immediately.

Maybe Velerond can find a better site to post is game.

Chief wave
Posted by: kjos

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 01:34 PM

I tried the two links and either one won't work. Wondering where else I could download the game. Sure would like to play it again. Thanks
Richard
Posted by: GreyFuss

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 01:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Chief
GreyFuss, yes indeed it works. I didn,t see it down the first post.

But my reasons for not posting it are these: the other links in that page to Asian beauties and/or similar are not proper to GameBoomers Board Rules
and the main link (in French) should be easier to manage as all links at Free Games Galore are.


Maybe Velerond can find a better site to post is game.

Chief wave


WHAT???? I don't see anything you are saying Chief. The download link takes me to The Deposit Files site with the 2 round dials. The other link takes me to The Artifacts FaceBook page. Are you sure you don't have some redirect Malware on your computer? Very strange.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 01:43 PM

I am not having the issues you are having with that site.
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 01:46 PM

I got a WOT warning about the ads on the right side. However, there are no actual ads listed.
Posted by: Chief

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 01:46 PM

I do get the 2 round dials.

Click on the right one and see what is under it.

If you do not get what I'm talking about the first time, try again. I saw that site the first time I click the right dial.

Chief
Posted by: kjos

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 01:48 PM

I get the same thing as GreyFuss gets.
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 01:49 PM

When I click on the right dial, that's when I get the WOT warning. However, I don't see any "asian beauties" or anything else.
Posted by: GreyFuss

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 01:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Chief
I do get the 2 round dials.

Click on the right one and see what is under it.

If you do not get what I'm talking about the first time, try again. I saw that site the first time I click the right dial.

Chief


What I see after clicking the dial under the timer is some kind of ad in Spanish so it must be a random ad type thing and another window does open up with something about some action game which I just closed out. So the random ads are different for each viewer I guess.
Posted by: MaG

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 01:58 PM

I see the ads that Chief mentioned - that Draclvr states has WOT warnings. It is not the download itself but the ads on that page.

Since this is through Facebook as well as the link and the warnings stated in this thread - we will let it be on this thread but not post the link at Galore.

Thanks for the check, Chief and Draclvr.
Also thanks to Greyfuss and Velorond for the info about the game.
Posted by: GreyFuss

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 02:05 PM

OK....now after trying it several times I do see the ad Chief mentions. Now I understand, but let it be said that this is because of The Deposit Files sites advertizing and has no reflection on Velorond or his game The Artifact.

LOL...Shows you just how much I pay attention to advertising on any web sites. If it weren't for Chief mentioning it I would have never seen it.


BTW....What is WOT?
Posted by: Chief

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 02:18 PM

I certainly hope that Velorond can find another site for his game and the one coming up.

Chief wave
Posted by: Winfrey

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 02:41 PM

Web of Trust or WOT warning screen Short for Web of Trust, WOT is an Internet browser service that helps identify websites that may be a potential harm :-)
Posted by: GreyFuss

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 03:53 PM

Thanks Miss Winfrey

I don't think I have ever heard of that. I have downloaded many files fron the Deposit Files sharing site and have had no problems.

For those who missed my original post links to the games screenshots that got lost when PhotoBucket changed over (Ithink) here are some new ones from...The Artifact

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u232/GreyFuss/arti5_zpseff5e477.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u232/GreyFuss/arti4_zpse4649d5d.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u232/GreyFuss/arti3_zps38a36625.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u232/GreyFuss/arti2_zpsc05debcc.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u232/GreyFuss/arti1_zps4dcf38b6.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u232/GreyFuss/arti6_zps15d2f1d4.jpg
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 04:10 PM

I added them into your original post for you Greyfuss.

Ana wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 04:48 PM

I downloaded a file that was only 55k and then got a message that says the download was removed for copyright issues. headscratch
Posted by: GreyFuss

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 04:48 PM

Originally Posted By: BrownEyedTigre
I added them into your original post for you Greyfuss.

Ana wave


Thank you Sheriff smile
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 04:52 PM

Originally Posted By: Cue
I downloaded a file that was only 55k and then got a message that says the download was removed for copyright issues. headscratch


I know this was an issue with the earlier links, was this for this new one?
Posted by: GreyFuss

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 04:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Cue
I downloaded a file that was only 55k and then got a message that says the download was removed for copyright issues. headscratch


Hello Cue

I don't know why some are having a difficult time downloading as I don't have any problem. After I read your post I started another download to make sure it works without a hitch, its 275mbs.
The new links were posted earlier today, try refreshing your Browser.
Posted by: Mikael

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/16/13 06:32 PM

Welcome to the forum, Velorond, and good luck with your sequel!
Posted by: sanford

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/17/13 12:27 AM

Sorry everybody, but when I click on "DOWNLOAD", I'm asked to download some "VIDEO converter" program, which I did NOT do. Other than that I can't seem to be able to download the game. I need some more help with this. Thanks
Sandy
Posted by: sanford

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/17/13 12:39 AM

Greyfuss, Everytime I click on the right side "clock", I do not get a "place" to click on to download this game. Very frustrating. All I get are ads and offers to download "stuff" I don't want. Is there a different site from which I can download the game?
Sandy

P.S. I DO get a small Countdown Clock starting with 60 seconds. After the countdown I just get more ads
Posted by: velorond

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/17/13 05:53 AM

Hello!
I will try to upload it to another site for you people who cant download it.
Im at work right now, but i will fix that when i get home!

What happens if you install some adblock app to firefox or chrome and then try to download?

I got a facebook page for the game, i don´t have the link to it, but if you want, try search for "The Artifact" and like. I post new links there when they die.
Posted by: GreyFuss

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/17/13 08:52 AM

Originally Posted By: sanford
Greyfuss, Everytime I click on the right side "clock", I do not get a "place" to click on to download this game. Very frustrating. All I get are ads and offers to download "stuff" I don't want. Is there a different site from which I can download the game?
Sandy

P.S. I DO get a small Countdown Clock starting with 60 seconds. After the countdown I just get more ads


After the 60 second countdown clock runs down, in that same spot, either a security word box will appear for you to type in or a box with 6 pictures that you have to choose from when asked. Once you finish that little security feature, the Download button will appear in that same spot. I believe this security step is to make sure you are a human and not a computer Bot invading their site.
Posted by: sanford

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/17/13 10:07 PM

Thanks, Greyfuss. I finally got it downloaded. I did get the security word box which was not available yesterday, but is there now. I haven't installed it yet, but I'm looking forward to playing the game.
Sandy
Posted by: sanford

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/18/13 03:27 PM

Hi Greyfuss and fellow Boomers.
I just played "THE ARTIFACT", and found it to be short, interesting and enjoyable. Many thanks to the developer for his successful efforts to bring us gamers such a fun game.
Sandy
Posted by: velorond

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/19/13 04:16 PM

Thank you Sandy, im glad you enjoyed the game. blush
Posted by: ROSE07663

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/20/13 02:36 PM

What is the Artifact about?
Posted by: sureshot

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/20/13 03:19 PM

This is a winner Greyfuss ! Thank you
Posted by: GreyFuss

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/21/13 09:48 AM

You are welcome Sureshot but all the thanks should go to Velorond for making The Artifact and letting us play it for free..

@Rose07663
The title of this thread and the name of the game explains it all. Its free, download it and give it a try. Nothing to lose.
Posted by: velorond

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/22/13 01:52 AM

Hi there!

Just wanted to say that i found some more photos i took last year!
So i worked a little bit last night on the sequel! smile
Posted by: MaG

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/22/13 08:50 AM

Thanks for the update, Velorond. bravo
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/22/13 10:10 AM

That is great news Velorand!

Ana wave
Posted by: Mad

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 04/22/13 10:59 AM

Brilliant !! happydance
Posted by: nell_nerhegeb

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 12/03/13 05:32 PM

I tried every link here and on Facebook, unfortunately they all seem to be down for me. I tried it with the IE and Chrome, and I deactivated AdBlock. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 12/03/13 05:43 PM

It's probably been removed nell. It's been awhile.

Ana wave
Posted by: BubbaJake

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 12/04/13 10:08 AM

Oh man! I really would have liked that one. (Sorry)
Posted by: nell_nerhegeb

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 12/04/13 04:36 PM

Well that's a bummer! But thanks.
Posted by: Mikael

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 12/04/13 08:10 PM

Try this link.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 12/04/13 08:32 PM

Thank you Mikael!

Ana wave
Posted by: nell_nerhegeb

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 12/05/13 06:39 AM

Ooh thank you Mikael!
And you probably hear this every day, but I love your games, your photographs are beautiful, the stories always feel real and combined with the music it's just like an instant vacation. SO relaxing and cool smile
Posted by: BubbaJake

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 12/23/13 04:28 PM

Mad, you and I seem to be on some similar wave length. I never saw a red cross upper right corner. I saw women in various stages of dress, upper right mentioned something about seeing Beyonce ?. Once last year (or so) I played an indie game I think was called the Artifact and it was very good (PnC, landscapes, short, interesting story, enjoyable). I don't know if it was the game mentioned here. I've tried the above game 4 times.
Posted by: Mad

Re: Do You Like Carol Reed? Then you will Love The Artifact & its FREE! - 12/23/13 09:22 PM

Which wave length is that, BubbaJake ?? woozy12