"Les Miserables: the game of the book" (PC) is now freeware.

22 August 2010

A FITTING MEMORIAL

This free release is in fulfillment of a promise made to the Spanish composer Paco Santiago. He allowed his live music to be used in the game on condition that one day the game would be free. This is in memory of his brother, musician Miguel Santiago, who passed away in 2001. Santiago's music, like the game, deals with themes like loss, obsession, desperation, and hope. Other music on the game includes classics such as Faure's Requiem and Buckner's 'Ave Maria.'

Paco Santiago's web site:

http://pacosantiago.com/English/TiposMusica/Acustica_Guitarras_1.html

PUT IT ON YOUR WEB SITE OR COVER DISK

The game can be downloaded from EnterTheStory.com Feel free to upload it to your own web site or put it on any magazine cover disk. All Enter the Story games are DRM-Fee.

DIRECT LINK

http://enterthestory.com/games/Les_Miserables_Setup.exe

PLATFORM AND GENRE

Windows, and some flavors of Linux (free download is Windows - contact chris@enterthestory.com for Linux). This is an old school 2D point and click, so system requirements are modest.

More details: http://enterthestory.com/requirements.html

LANGUAGES

The free version is only available in English. A paid for version is available in Dutch, with more languages on their way. Every non-Unicode language is potentially covered: Anyone who wishes to add their own language can download the translation file from http://enterthestory.com/languages.html

ABOUT THE GAME

The unique adventure game, previously sold for 14.99, is the first and most popular of the Enter The Story franchise so far. The story of love and death, tragedy and redemption, justice and persuit, is faithful to the original novel by Victor Hugo.

AGE RANGE AND SUITABILITY

The game is suitable for all ages who enjy reading. But as with the novel, some characters will die, and the barricades do feature guns, but the emphasis is on the story, not the blood.

COPYRIGHTS

The game was made by EnterTheStory,com using the AGS engine. All art and music are licensed by their owners for use in the game and of course must not be decompiled separately. The game has no connection with the other any of the fifty movies, ten stage and radio plays, or the famous musical of the same name.

INTERESTING FACTS

This is not the first game based on Les Miserables: years ago there was a hilarious spoof shoot-em-up by a Japanese developer called Takase:

http://enterthestory.com/arm_joe.html

Most people know about the stage musical, but are unaware of the other six stage versions: http://enterthestory.com/Les_Miserables_plays.html

Or the forty two movies so far:

http://enterthestory.com/Les_Miserables_movies.html

RELEASE DATE

The game was originally released on December 31st 2008, had a limited free release with a new engine for testing purposes in July 10th 2010, and is fully released with improvements on August 22nd 2010.

SCREENSHOTS, BOX SHOTS, etc.

http://enterthestory.com/Les_Miserables.html

HIGH RESOLUTION ART

(includes art from other games in the series):

http://enterthestory.com/art.html

ABOUT ENTER THE STORY

Enter The Story, based on the north coast of Scotland, is a thirty year project to convert one hundred of the world's greatest classics into adventure games. This will include all thirty seven of Shakespeare's plays. All the stories join up to make the world's biggest old school adventure. Planning began in 1997, and the game currently has four stories and one in development. By 2011 a new story will be released every three months. Players can vote on the next story to asapt, and can send in their photos and have their likenesses used for characters in the game. All profits from the game go to research solutions to global poverty.

Goals of the project: http://enterthestory.com/about.html

History of the project: http://enterthestory.com/history.html

CONTACT

Chris Tolworthy

chris@enterthestory.com


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