A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Marooned in an alien, airless wasteland — your starship fractured — your crewmates missing. Can an apprentice alchemist learn how to survive?
Hadean Lands is interactive fiction — a classic text adventure. No graphics! No dialogue trees! No point-and-click! You type your commands, and read what happens next.
Hadean Lands is a game of alchemy and exploration, with an intricate structure of interlinked puzzles. Every ritual you learn adds a new ability to your toolkit. But every ritual requires a different combination of ingredients, and some ingredients are in desperately short supply.
The game's sophisticated goal-tracking system permits you to experiment freely! Any ritual you've learned can be performed with a single command. Any puzzle that you've ever solved can be re-solved automatically. Click on the in-game map to travel to any room you're familiar with; the goal system will even find known keys and re-solve intermediate puzzles to get there. But beware: many puzzles have multiple solutions. If the ones you've found don't fit together, you may have to go searching for alternatives...
Repairing an alchemical starship single-handed? Not easy; perhaps impossible. You'll have to discover the rituals you need, and then search for ingredients, and then improvise and substitute. You'll have to calcine, distill, dissolve, and precipitate. And somehow, somewhere, you'll have to figure out what happened and why.
Winner of the XYZZY Interactive Fiction Awards for Best Puzzles, Best Setting, Best Implementation, and Best Use of Innovation for 2014.
Not familiar with interactive fiction? Take a look at this handy reference card to get an idea of what you'll be typing.
For more information, see the Hadean Lands web site.
|Published||Oct 30, 2014|
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Release date||Oct 30, 2014|
|Genre||Adventure, Interactive Fiction, Puzzle|
|Tags||alchemy, Exploration, if, inform, parser, text-adventure|
|Average session||A few hours|
|Links||Steam, Homepage, Support|
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $6 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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- Update: Hadean Lands 2.1.0May 14, 2017