Genre:   Sci-Fi Puzzle Adventure

Developer & Publisher:  Enigma Games

Released: June 2017

PC Requirements (minimum):  

  • OS: WINDOWS® 7 or later
  • Processor: Dual core recommended
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512mb VRAM recommended
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 694 MB available space




by flotsam


The Artifact

Enigma Games

This is a short (just on 1 hour) but enjoyable sci-fi based puzzle outing.

The story is almost non-existent, and doesn’t matter. This is about the puzzling. There are quite a few of them, and you progress from one to another as you investigate the artefact.

They aren’t hard, and will reward fiddling. On optical augmentation will help with a few. A few inventory items will be used in fairly obvious places.

Graphics are fairly rudimentary and the look is sterile, befitting of deep space and barren planetscapes. There is no spoken word, but a suitably atmospheric soundtrack and some ambient sound pad out the proceedings.

You don’t save, but can continue from where you exited. I couldn’t find a way to exit, and had to alt-tab and close the window from the desktop.

Point and click everything, but hold and drag the scene to look around.

Played in 4 Chapters, The Artifact doesn’t reach any great heights, but does what it does effectively.

I played on:

OS: Windows 10, 64 Bit

Processor: Intel i7-6700 4GHz


Video card: AMD Radeon RX 470 8192MB



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