Every weekend, Windows Central livestreams an Xbox One or Steam game for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream.

It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers! We call this show Saturday Game School, because learning about new games is always fun.

Tonight on Mixer, we played Grim Legends 2, an upcoming hidden object game from Artifex Mundi that's set in a fairytale world. Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and the full video replay.

Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan

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Grim Legends 2 is a fairytale-themed game from the experts of the genre, Artifex Mundi. This installment starts out with the player, a doctor, visiting a troubled kingdom to heal a sick queen. No sooner does she get there than the queen becomes accused of performing forbidden dark magic and sentenced to death. To save her, you'll need to solve lots of puzzles and find a hidden object or two.

Like most Artifex Mundi titles, Grim Legends 2 is a hidden object puzzle adventure game. Players will navigate a variety of well-illustrated environments, interacting with various objects to solve puzzles and move the story along. Although this game was originally designed with mouse and touch-screen controls in mind, the console controls are simple and intuitive as well.

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At various intervals throughout the game, players will engage in hidden objects puzzles as well. You know how these work – you'll have to find all of the objects from a list amidst a crowded scene. It's a tried and true style of gameplay that anyone can enjoy.

Here, the smaller objects you find in the hidden object scenes typically combine into larger apparatus that can be used for alchemical purposes or two solve other puzzles. The player also gets a pet bird who can help interact with objects in high places.

Grim Legends 2 is another magical HOPA game that Artifex Mundi and genre fans will love. It's coming to Xbox One on June 23 and will cost $9.99. But live viewers of our stream will have a chance to win the Xbox version a week early! And if you can't wait, you can always grab the Steam version. Just don't dabble with the dark arts!

The Contest

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We streamed Grim Legends 2 for ~90 minutes. During that time, we gave out a total of 18 Grim Legends 2 game codes:

  • 9 for Xbox One
  • 9 for Steam

See the contest winners at the end of this story.

How to watch Mixer livestreams

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Future streams

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Want to know what's next for Windows Central's weekend Mixer programming? We stream a different game every Saturday (and sometimes Sunday). The stream always starts at the same time: 9 PM Eastern (8 PM Central, 6 PM Pacific, 1 AM GMT). Over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):

  • June 24: Star Trek Online from perfect World. Win an exclusive weapon or a Star Trek-themed Blu-ray!

We hope you'll tune in as often as you can! Set a recurring alarm on your phone so you'll always know when it's time for the stream to start.

Winners

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These viewers have nothing to be grim about, because they won the contest!

Xbox One

  • Geveeso
  • Shadrain
  • Trialsfan
  • gordona569
  • CommanderSouza
  • Ectotastic
  • DEADP00L1391
  • SGT_Torrente
  • NarcoSleepy

Steam

  • kewlniss
  • Brownmeister
  • mase123987
  • Withheld
  • Shawnsig
  • SoulPrince

Tonight's prizes provided by Artifex Mundi. Thanks also to our stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!