Artifex Mundi announces 3 Windows Phone 8 games Nightmares Enigmatis Deadlings

We’ve still got some Casual Connect coverage in store for you guys, starting with this news from Polish developer Artifex Mundi. You might recognize them as the publishers of several popular adventure games on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, including Nightmares from the Deep, Abyss, Dark Arcana, and Enigmatis.

We spoke with Tomasz Grudzinski and Mariusz Szynalik of Artifex Mundi about their plans for mobile Windows platforms. It turns out Artifex Mundi has four or five games in store for us this year! Head past the break for video previews of three of those games, including sequels to Enigmatis and Nightmares from the Deep, plus a fresh new title called Deadlings.

Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren’s Call

This is the sequel to Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart, but you don’t have to have played the previous game to understand the story. This one stars Sarah Black, a woman who journeys to the mysterious village of Kingsmouth. There the citizens are afflicted by a curse that slowly turns them into fish people. She’ll have to save the citizens, rescue a mermaid, and survive sea monsters over the course of the adventure.

Enigmatis: The Mists of Ravenwood

Enigmatis: The Mists of Ravenwood

The first game in the Enigmatis series is Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek. This one takes place shortly afterward. The player is still in pursuit of the villainous Preacher, who escaped at the end of the last game. The story starts out in the Ravenwood Heritage Park, where a horrible creature has attacked a young girl and her parents. You’ll have to avoid the creature and rescue the family as you continue chasing after The Preacher.

A melting pot of adventure, puzzles, and hidden objects

Enigmatis: The Mists of Ravenwood
Enigmatis: The Mists of Ravenwood

Nightmares from the Deep and Enigmatis are both Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure (HOPA) games. As adventure games, they feature involving stories and exploration. Narrative is Artifex Mundi’s strong point, and these stories are brought to life with animated cinematics and fully voiced dialogue.

To progress through each game’s mysteries, you’ll have to solve a variety of puzzles and locate numerous hidden objects. These titles offer multiple difficulty options, so you can make the puzzles as challenging or as easy as you want.

Deadlings

Deadlings

Unlike the other two games, Deadlings was developed by another Polish developer called Nimbi in cooperation with Artifex Mundi. The two studios worked together last year when Artifex Mundi published Nimbi’s tower defense game 300 Dwarves for PC and iOS. Deadlings uses the Unity Engine thus will make the jump to mobile Windows platforms as well.

As this one comes from a different developer, it’s also part of a different genre than Artifex Mundi’s HOPA games. Deadlings is a puzzle platformer in which a team of scientists carry out experiments using hapless zombies. Players directly control the zombies, each of which has its own unique powers. The first zombie can only jump, but soon you’ll gain creatures that can climb and do lots more.

Deadlings is farther from completion than Enigmatis and Nightmares from the Deep, but it already has an appealing and distinctive art style to match its clever premise. The levels are short, sweet, and should be perfect for phone and tablet play.

A great year for adventure

Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren’s Call
Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren’s Call

Artifex Mundi believes in Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8, and they’re showing it by releasing a bevy of games this year. We’ll soon be reviewing the current Nightmares from the Deep and Enigmatis titles in preparation for the new ones to come. Download them now if you’d rather not wait!

  • Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart – Windows Phone 8 – 249 MB – $2.99 – Store Link
  • Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart – Windows 8 – 475 MB – $6.99 – Store Link
  • Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek – Windows Phone 8 – 183 MB – $2.99 – Store Link
  • Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek – Windows 8 – 430 MB – $6.99 – Store Link

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