Order of the Throne: the King’s Challenge is not available everywhere

Published On January 26, 2016 | By Kirk Hiner | Macintosh

If you’re looking to get your old-timey point-and-click adventure fix, don’t look at Steam. I mean, Steam should be the last place you look for games anyway, but in this particular instance, the game isn’t there. Infamous Quests has announced that their fantasy point-and-click adventure Order of the Throne: The King’s Challenge is now available, but Mac gamers will only find it at GoG.

Order of the Throne: The King's Challenge

And just what is Order of the Throne: The King’s Challenge? Well, it comes to us from the developers of Quest for Infamy, so you can expect a lot of retro-adventure goodness.

As a young bard by the name of Finn, players must venture forth into the Faerie Kingdom with nothing more but their wits and magic lute to aid them as they go in search for the missing Queen. As this is an annual challenge hosted by the King of Faerie Kingdom, Finn is not alone in his quest; the King has also summoned the bravest heroes of all the kingdoms in Uir to take up the challenge of finding his beloved Queen. Will Finn out-smart the King and the other challengers in his quest to rescue the Queen?

Order of the Thorne: The King’s Challenge is a classic fairy tale style game, with beautiful hand-drawn backgrounds and retro 2D pixel art. The game also features a fully orchestrated soundtrack and over thirty voiced characters, with a simple point-and-click interface that creates an immersive magical world with a captivating story. The King’s Challenge is the first in an anthology series of games revolving around the Order of the Thorne and the world of Uir.

I cut my gaming teeth on adventures like this, but most of you probably have not. If that’s the case, don’t worry…Infamous Quests isn’t out to make games that appeal solely to nostalgic gamers, but to all adventure gamers; they just use a particular style to create those adventures (Quest for Infamy, after all, currently has a “very positive” rating at Steam, where Mac gamers can’t buy it).

Order of the Thorne: The King’s Challenge is available now at GoG.com for $9.99. For more information, visit www.infamous-quests.com.

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