Powerhoof has developed The Telwynium for Mac OS X. It’s a free adventure game built with the Unity game engine, with about an hour of playtime. In this dark fantasy game, the village of Willows Dene burns out. A small group escapes and journeys to the White City of Aldarris. On the first night of the trip, you take the first watch.
The game features many great characters and point-and-click puzzles to solve. Alternatively, you can play the gothic adventure game Of Love and Eternity.
You play The Telwynium by using only the mouse. Depending on the type of cursor, the left-click has various functions such as:
- Walk with the Boot cursor
- Interact with the Gauntlet cursor
- Examine and find clues to solve puzzles with the Eye cursor
- Click on any item to equip or use it
Whereas with a right-click, you can change the cursor or unequip an inventory item. The “C” on your keyboard will let you toggle the CRT camera effects.
Download and play
Download and extract the ZIP file and run the game from the EXE file. It's helpful to check the walkthrough in the text file. When the game opens there's a box with two tabs, graphics and input. The graphics tab lets you select the screen resolution, graphics quality and display screen. The input tab lets you customise your primary and secondary controls.
As you click around, a text block will appear. It will either continue the storyline or tell you more about the object or person you’ve clicked on. You’ll need to find various items to solve the challenges during the story, like finding a way to stoke the fire after it died down through the night.
Graphics and music
The game uses 90’s style Sierra SCIO style graphics, but with a complicated point-and-click interface. It sets a moody tone, but the main events aren’t animated. This game features appropriate, varied music.
Nineties-style puzzle game
Play The Telwynium on your Mac, and it will remind you of old-style games like King's Quest. The puzzles are simple and logical, so the game will keep you entertained for about an hour.