NiBiRu: Age of Secrets

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NiBiRu: Age of Secrets is a 2005 adventure game developed by Future Games and published by The Adventure Company. According to Future's Martin Malik, it sold roughly 200,000 units by 2009.[1]

NiBiRu: Age of Secrets
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Developer(s)Future Games
Publisher(s)The Adventure Company
EngineAGDS (Advanced Graphic Development System)
Platform(s)Windows
Release
  • NA: 31 August 2005
Genre(s)Adventure
Mode(s)Single player

GameplayEdit

 
Screenshot of the game

The gameplay is very similar to previous Adventure Company games, such as Syberia and its sequel, Syberia II. Another similar title is Secret Files: Tunguska. The player controls the main character, Martin Holan, in fixed-camera, third-person view.

PlotEdit

During the construction of a new highway bypass, workers discover an entrance to an old tunnel. After they enter the tunnel, they find out that it was probably a German tunnel intentionally backfilled at the end of World War II. They contact an employee of the Western Bohemian Museum who then informs the superior body in Prague about their findings. The news about the discovery is published by the regional press the next day and there is tremendous buzz in the archeology community of the new find.

Martin Holan, the main character, is a linguistics and archeology student.

DevelopmentEdit

Niburu is a remake of the company's first game Messenger of the Gods (1998).[2]

NIBIRU uses the AGDS (Advanced Graphic Development System) engine that apart from standard elements enables several graphical effects like rain, lightning, fog etc. The primary graphical mode of the gaming engine is 32 bit but there is also a less demanding 16 bit mode for older hardware. The engine was originally developed and used for The Black Mirror horror adventure game.[3]

ReceptionEdit

According to Future Games president Martin Malik, NiBiRu achieved global sales of roughly 200,000 copies by April 2009.[1] Review aggregation website Metacritic reported the game's critical reception as "mixed or average", based on 12 reviews.[4]

NiBiRu was a nominee for GameSpot's 2005 "Best Adventure Game" award, which ultimately went to Fahrenheit. The editors wrote, "Nibiru features the really nifty type of crackpot science that lends itself to great pulp fiction."[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b LFP (April 2, 2009). "Future Games interview by LFP" (PDF). Planete Aventure. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 24, 2015.
  2. ^ "An Age of Secrets To Be Revealed In "NIBIRU" - PC News". 2007-05-12. Archived from the original on 2007-05-12. Retrieved 2017-12-28.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "NIBIRU: Age of Secrets". 2005-11-05. Archived from the original on 2005-11-05. Retrieved 2017-12-28.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "NIBIRU: Age of Secrets (pc: 2005): Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on July 24, 2007.
  5. ^ Staff. "Best & Worst 05: Genre Awards; Best Adventure Game". GameSpot. Archived from the original on June 25, 2013.

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