Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love
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Publisher: Artifex Mundi
What business might the loving father of the Matryoshkan nation have with a lowly, capitalistic pen-pusher?
Why suddenly lift the Irony Curtain and welcome a stranger into Matryoshka?
And why is there an alligator in the middle of the bathroom?!
An original setting: fictional Cold War era – alternate reality unbound by historical accuracy, and the communistic Matryoshka full of people who work all the possible angles to navigate this illogical, odd country.
Inspired by classic adventure games – but better. No dream-logic, no pixel hunting. No-nonsense. Pure point and click fun.
The Spy Intrigue – sleeper spies, stolen secrets and world-domination plots wrapped up in layers of humor.
Quirky characters – Meet the mysterious Leader ruling Matryoshka with an irony fist, the clueless and guilible Evan, the brave and witty Agent Anna and the notorious Minister of Propaganda...
Do it your way – some of the puzzles are non-linear and can be solved in two or more different ways.
21 hand-painted locations – that look surprisingly better than their original inspirations.
1,951 cleverly sneaked-in easter eggs – some of them punishable by political imprisonment.
Music score as grand as Matryoshka itself - music by the state composer Arkadiusz Reikowski (Layers of Fear, My Brother Rabbit) with Main Theme by Peter McConnell (Monkey Island, Grim Fandango)
Full voice-over – in English, and subtitles in Polish and German.
A 5-year plan – that no one ever hoped to achieve, and neither should you.
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Irony Curtain Reannnoucement Teaser (Steam, GOG, PlayStation 4, Xbox One & Nintendo Switch)
Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka With Love is a good point and click adventure game with sense of humour and some challenging puzzles. The Switch version does have some technical issues and there's a little bugginess, but Irony Curtain is a fun little send-up of spy thrillers.
If you are a fan of point-and-click RPG, hilarious storytelling, or you would like to try a point and click for the first time, then you really can’t go passed this game. It is brilliantly written, carefully designed and put together; and most of all, seriously brilliant satire.