Absolutely loved it ! Great atmoshpere and story. One of my favorite game out there... and the good news is that now i can jump into chapter 2 :-) Well done, bravo !
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
The Telwynium: Book One
- Winter's Dawn -
The Telwynium is an early 90s style adventure game, with Sierra SCI0 style graphics, but with a fancy new-fangled point 'n click interface.
Your home, the village of Willows Dene, burns at the hands of the shadowfell. Only the power of the Autumn-Aldor Dwinn stopped it from being overrun completely. Now, led by the Aldor, you flee to the west, for the White City, Aldarris. With you are your childhood friends Tani and Witt, the irritable Uplander Otarr Stronghorn, and a colossal golen of mud and stone, summoned by the Aldor as the shadowfell attacked.
It is your first night away from Willows Dene, and you have first watch.
Made with PowerQuest!
Dave's 2d adventure game toolkit for Unity.
Or grab the source code here to have a look (Use Unity 2018.4)
Check out our other adventures!
How to play
- When in doubt, look about!
- In this style of game, looking is very important, It's easy to miss things if you're not looking at everything.
- The walkthrough is included in a readme file if you get stuck.
- Left click:
- With the Boot cursor to walk.
- With the Gauntlet cursor to interact. (Talk, Pick-up, Use).
- With the Eye cursor to Examine, and find clues to solve the puzzles.
- On an inventory item to Equip it (or examine with the eye cursor).
- With an inventory item to use it.
- Right click:
- To change cursor.
- To unequip an inventory item.
- C to toggle CRT camera effects.
- Dave Lloyd (@DuzzOnDrums) - Story, Code, Art
- Brandon Blume (@BrandonBlume) - Music and SFX
- Louis Meyer (@LouisDMeyer) - Additional Music
- Barney Cumming (@Powerhoof) - Walking Animation
- Amy Tant (@Summerbird76) - Playtesting and proofreading
- Fonts by Goatmeal
- Some SFX hacked up from old SCI0 games
- Special Thanks and inspiration:
- Clare & Tom
- The Seadads and Feeding Timers
- Christy Marx & Peter Ledger
- Robert Jordan & David Eddings
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Hands down the best story-telling I've seen in an adventure game in a long time! I was audibly gasping at parts, and met the ending with applause. Such a gem, this game.
The graphics are a beautiful blast from the past. The sound design is subtle but effective; exactly what it should be. The story is captivating and genuinely interesting. The only reason I hate the cliffhanger ending is because part two isn't out yet!
Overall, I'd highly recommend this one. It took me around an hour and a half to completely play through it, and left me desperate for more.
I hope you'll make Telwynium into a series, or at least have a part two. This kind of production quality, game design, and story writing definitely has the potential for a big commercial release once the series becomes more developed.
This is one of those indie games that delivers an infinitely better experience than anything produced by large game companies in the last decade or so. This is the first game from you guys that I've played so far, and I look forward to seeing everything Powerhoof has to offer both at present and in the future!
Thanks! Really appreciate it :D
Book 2 is almost ready, you shouldn't have to wait *that* long. Let me know what you think of the others on our itch page if you play them too ;)
Gosh that is great news lol, "Ask and you shall receive". As for playing the others, I absolutely will do that, and if they're anything like Telwynium in production quality and general intrigue, I know I'll love those too.
i really loved this and wish it was longer! great classic point and click adventure!
yo this absolutely ROCKS - great plot, fun puzzles, the small design of the game mixes well with the challenge level of the puzzles, I never felt like I was wasting too much time as I figured out puzzles. It just plays very smoothly. Really loved it. Great art and music!
Just finished playing... It was so awesome I love it, I would just wish the next chapters to be released... Music and visuals and the story is gripping... the best
I don't usually like this game genre, but this was just fantastic
That was awesome! The end was kinda obvious but ; it was super interesting, I really want to see new chapters in the future.
This was great. I would love to see more chapters
Wow. This game is soooo good.
This is one of the best "modern" P&C I have played in a while. The story is so intricate. It would be wonderful to have a full game like this set in this universe!
Really wonderful; gave me a specific joy I haven't had since I was a child and resuscitated a mania for adventure games
Aww thanks, been so nice getting comments like this. It was really nice making a game that's all about the stuff I liked as a kid too.
Loved it!! As always, your adventure games are some of the best. I especially loved how the graphics reminded me of Quest for Glory. I’d love to see some small rpg elements in one of your adventure games like QfG! That would be awesome. But back to this gem, it’s really really good for a small introduction to a story which will hopefully be built on!
This was Fantastic!
Felt like playing a Raymond E. Feist novel with many hints of Loom.
Damn you guys know how to make me uncomfortable. 10/10, would yell out "NO PEN NOOOOOOO" again.
Every time a Powerhoof game pops up in my notifications I get a tingle of anticipation. Because every single game I've played from them has been amazing.
Thankfully (and unsurprisingly), The Telwynium is no exception. It's a wonderfully crafted, brilliantly written tale with awesome point and click puzzles galore and a whole swathe of great characters.
The fantasy style is wondrous and the sprinkles of humour that are laid around the gameplay help to lighten the atmosphere somewhat.
Amazing work as always, and I certainly hope this isn't all we hear of these characters and this world! =)
Thanks Mikey! Great to have people like you that come back for more after playing these little games!
I really hope to see more, I would love to buy a full game in this style. Really great storytelling, world building and puzzles. I really want to see more with these characters!
The game was terrific, the lore was excellent, remind me to send PowerHoof a note!
This was so good! Takes me back to the old Kings Quest games and the like! Cant wait for book two!
This is one of the best things I've played this year. Please say there will be a book two!
Great stuff! Anyone who's stuck, here's a full playthrough:
So cool! The visual style is beautiful and the story was also great (really captures the vibe of the beginning of something like LOTR or the Wheel of Time series). Would pay top-dollar for a full-game version!
Thanks! Yeah my idea was to make it feel like the first encounter after leaving the shire/two rivers... Except see what happens if Gandalf/Moraine character is murdered ;)
So good. Please make this a full game :<
This was absolutely fantastic. Great story well told such a perfect short experience for people who loved the old adventure games. Hope to see another chapter ! :D
Great worldbuilding, great story! Parts of it reminded me of Loom. Hope there'll be a second chapter! :)
Fantastic stuff! Incredible atmosphere and just all-round great writing. Looking forward to the next entry!
This is so good!
This is terrific! A+ atmosphere!