The Flimmaker - A Review
Genre - Adventure/Horror
Developer - Christopher Brendel
Producer - Unimatrix Productions
Release Date - April 2010
!st Person Prosective
Point and Click
The Flimmaker comes with an installation disc and a game disc. The game disc has to
be in the CD - ROM drive in order to play the game.
This is a puzzle driven game. You will find every type of puzzle in the game.
The setting The Carson Stiles Gateway Theather. The theater has been closed for many
years. The theater has seen much misfortune and tragedy. The game is presented in a
type of noir B movie style.
The Carson Styles Gateway Theater has just reopened after being closed closed and
abaoned for years. You have been given a ticket for the reopeninhg and first showing
of director Claude Ferucil's new movie 'Primal AtmosFear' Upon entering the tragedy
laden theater it appears that you are alone.It soon becomes apparent that you are not
aone. The theater is inhabited with spirits who inhabit the confines The Carson Styles
Gateway Theater. You must help the spirits by finding their stolen souls and returning
the souls to the spirits. This is accomplished by retrieving personal items and
visiting the movies that they starred in.
The graphics are dark and gritty as you would expect to find in a decaying long
neglected building. However during flashbacks into the past the graphics are bright,
sharp and colorful.
If you are a lover of puzzles you won't be disappointed with The Flimmaker. This is a
puzzle driven story and there are puzzles of every type.The puzzles range from
easy to difficult. The difficult puzzles are solvable after several attempts.
Timed puzzles yes there are several but again they solvable after several attempts.
Mazes, we are presented with several very tricky mazes but again if you wander around
a bit and become familiar with the directions and surroundings you will soon find
yourself at your destination.
Gameplay is point and click. Navigation is left, right, forward and turn around.
There are a couple of places where navigation is tricky but once you find where
you are trying to go it doesn't present any further problem. There is a bit of pixel
hunting but again this is only minor to game play.
Inventory is found at the top of the screen. There are enough slots for everything
you need to pick up and you will use all your inventory items.
There are unlimited saves. You should save often as there are several places
You can die.
The voices are easily understood. The acting is what you would expect to find
in a B movie flim noir. There are subtitles if you wish to use them.The voices fit the
characters. The characters are likeable and sympathetic. Well except for Ferucil
who isn't likeable and the Fuzzies who are a bit annoying.
Ambient sounds and music are present and add to the overall atmosphere of
IBM PC or compatable computer
Pentium 733 MHz
Windows XP, VISTA or 7
64 MB RAM
2 GB hard drive space
24 Bit Color display
4x or faster CD - ROM drive
Windows compatable sound card and mouse
I played this game on Windows XP with no trouble.Some bugs and glitches have been
reported by some players but I found none in my gameplay.
Some final thoughts. The Flimmaker was a fun and enjoyable gameplay. I thought
The Flimmaker was the best effort on Mr Brendel's part to date and look forward to his
future games. Considering all things, story, graphics, gameplay, puzzles, voices,
characters and pure enjoyment The Flimmaker was an excellent game.
Final Grade - A