The Inquisitor Audiogame Adventure (warning: contains game spoilers)

Hi everybody! I'm Ivan Venturi from TIconBLU, Italy. I produce videogames in Italy since 1987. Now I'm CEO of TICONBLU, and I'm writer-producer-director of the Inquisitor videogame project. I would like to tell you about our videogame, The Inquisitor Audiogame Adventure, that is the blind and visual impaired accessible version of our videogame "Nicolas Eymerich Inquisitor", published in november 2012 in Italy. We will publish it worldwide in april with an international publisher. Our game is an adventure game, playable on PC, MAC, iOS, by 'normal' users, and ALSO by blind users and visual impaired. We think that a videogame, medium full of 'interactivity', must use it in first for accessibility. It means for the developer maybe to spend some resource more, but doing this way, the game becomes accessible for a lot of people more. We work since 2008 with Asphi Foundation (www.asphi.it - no profit italian leader in accessible media technology) and with our new friends of Universal Access (www.universalaccess.it), who helped us so much to make as better as possibile the audiogame version of our game. They helped us to improve the game at the best and to solve a lot of problems. Now the game is very very very good and unique. A videogame about a cruel inquisitor, based on the books of Nicolas Eymerich Inquisitor, by Valerio Evangelisti, published in all Europe and a lot of countries more (but not in US or UK). It is an adventure game for a 12+ audience, set in an era in which the Inquisition was at the height of its ferocity. Eymerich is called to investigate an obscure case, beyond heresy, that reveals a new face of Evil. He must tackle many arduous tasks. He must make many painful choices. He must take on terrible creatures. But his burning determination will overcome the Plague and his worst nightmares. It was a very strong effort, at least, to produce the international audiogame version, because we had to dub thousands of words more. But our blind and visual impaired friends and users in Italy are very happy: if somebody of you can translate from italian, try to google 'Nicolas Eymerich Inquisitore non vedenti'... you will find what italian blind and visual impaired users think of it. So, we decided to produce the international version of the audiogame! Besides, The Inquisitor is the first videogame of history completely playable (also) in middleage latin language. ERGO VOS ESTIS NICOLAU EYMERICUS... GAUDIO PERSONALITER CONVENIRE!... For now we published the Inquisitor Audiogame adventure in PC and MAC version: you can find it (with deep description of how it works) on http://www.eymerich.it/index.php?center=audiogame&lang=eng you can find also audio examples and a lot of other informations Here you can find a general description of the game: www.eymerich.it This is the facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/NicolasEymerichInquisitor Soon we will publish iOS (waiting for AppStore submission ok), then on MAC OS (and MACstore). But the MAC version is already available directly on the game website. We decided to produce for worldwide market a audiogame-only version, avoiding using graphics, to make the game playable for blind and impaired users also on IPAD1, IPHONE3 and low-powered PCs, because normal version has very heavy graphic. Anyway, the version we will publish with international publisher will have also in-app for audiogame. But only in next months and not for IPAD1 and IPHONE3. Producing The Inquisitor Audiogame Adventure was very heavy: we hope to gain the minimum revenues to reach breakeven, because we want absolutely to go forward on this track, producing a lot of accessible videogames! So help us, if you feel, to spread the word about the videogame. Thank you for your attention. Please feel free to ask me anything or answer in this topic, now we are here on AppleVis! And many many thanks to David Goodwin for his kindness. LAUDETUR! Ivan Venturi, TICONBLU info@ticonblu.it post scriptum: Apologize for my rough english... *smile*

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#51 modes of game play

hi all it seems only the audio mode is available to us. does that mean we won't be able to play the adventure mode or theinteractive mode?

#52 Thanks for the catalyst spoiler

Hi. Thank you very much. Sometimes I feel pretty stupid, lol. I'll know what I figure out.

#53 Spoiler: help with how to repair the sattle

Hi. I know I shouldn't ask for help about this, to make the game more fun for my self. :-) But I've tryed every combination I can think of, and nothing will work. Can anyone tell me how to do this, or give me a hint? Edit: I've tryed to start from scratch, I've talked to the gard, talked to the other guy, but I don't know what to do from here. I know how to get the sattle, but is that what I need to do? I'm not asking for a complete walkthrough, just a little getting started :-) Thanks Much appreciated

#54 hint: saddle

Hi Morten, I was stuck with this for a bit as well. Have you tried talking to the stablehand AFTER taking the saddle? In general with this game it seems to be a good idea to talk to people often after stuff happens. enjoy the ride, Greetings Anouk,

#55 Sorry you are being a bit

Sorry you are being a bit vague so i dont really understand at what point of the story you are but i will try to give some pointers: You will need to talk to the guard and then to the abbott in his study to get the story started then go to the stable get the saddle and talk to the stablehand TWICE (you will have to do this on other occations as well, when a conversation has seemingly stopped try talking to the character again). Greetings, Anouk,

#56 Thanks

thanks Anouk, I'll try it out :-)

#57 Cool stuff

Cool stuff

#58 spoilers: possible bug in larder (kitchen)

Hello, Well I have restarted the game a few times now from the beginning. It is really liniar, you NEED to do stuff when the game tells you to or you might not be able to anymore later. I SEEM to have sumbled upon a bug in the kitchen (I finally now do know when to use the gems with the statue, although ghe examination of the statue gets wrongly attributed to the guard I think, the statue still seems to be missing something, but anyway that is working for me now). I have a problem with the trapdoor in the kitchen. I got through this puzzle once with devine help. Now when i enter the kitchen after Emerych killed the guard and wants to hide the corpse i GO TOWARD the trapdoor and the game starts using some items from my inventory. When i then examine the hatch it really seems a good place to dump the guard and it apparently is open because it does not say closed hatch anymore. So i go back to the main corridor and try to get guard to drag him towards the trap door. But this then doe snot work. Devine help at this point also does not seem to do anything because it just indicates that i need to go to the trapdoor but when i do that ingame nothing happens. There are a lot of items in the kitchen that i dont seem able to use. A bit of an annoying situation because i know what needs to happen but not how to do it and i dont seem to be able to continue past this situation. Greetings, Anouk,

#59 I did it!

I did it!! A little disappointing ending though... And it only says end of chapter, and no more information is given.. In fact the game stops responding completely after that sentence... Is this the actual end or is it more?

#60 Chapter 2, yay!

Hi. Now I'm not sure where people are stuck in chapter 2, but I'm stuck at the following place: SPOILER: I have put the cloth on the stick, got light on the first floor outside my room, and managed to move the bed once, which I can't do again. I don't know how to get rid of the annoying insects so I can sleep, and I can't seem to do anything outside. The inn keeper won't talk, or, I won't talk to him. Lol.

#61 Well I emailed developer. you

Well I emailed developer. you have to do the following BIG SPOILER FOLLOWS! Glad you appreciate our work! Here a small guide: Raise the bed to discover a hole in the wall. Go out and pick up stick and rag. Combine the two objects and Use the stick with a rag on vinegar. Use the stick with a rag and vinegar on the hole in the wall to avoid approaching new bugs, and kill those who remained.

#62 i wonder do we have to sue

i wonder do we have to sue all items or are some there for show

#63 Chapter completed, lag, what now?

Hi. So the game says chapter completed, and then it lags and I can only enter the menu. I managed to save the game which I think was a bad idea, because my completion is only on 82 procent. I don't know if I have completed it all, because the game doesn't tell me so. I'll go back to the game if all those lag and crash issues are being fixed in an update.

#64 Hi Suren, I am GUESSING you

Hi Suren, I am GUESSING you completed the main story for the time being but some side puzzles remain unsolved (the story is really linear and you do seem to HAVE to do certain stuff at a certain time). But since i am not at this point yet i cant be sure. Curious though: how did YOU get past the trap door? Giving the game another go tonight. Greetings, Anouk,

#65 vinigar?

hi where is the vinigar? after i stopinsects does game end?

#66 vinigar

where do i please find the vinigar to kill isnects with steps mentioned? also when i ahve done this have i won?

#67 Hi, I'm Marco Agricola,

Hi, I'm Marco Agricola, tester manager of TheInquisitor Audiogame, and I'm here to collect your suggestions and advice, and to answer your questions. I'll try to respond to the most important issues raised until now, let me know what you think about it: Difficulties with the sign of the cross: we can also add a tap with five fingers to call help. Landscape: You're absolutely right! The game start in landscape with auto-rotation, so you can choose the orientation by turning the iPhone/iPad left or right. Version with graphics: is coming up with international publishers (Anuman-Microids, Syberia those ...) but at 10 euro more and we strive to maintain complete independence on audiogame to always have direct contact with all of you.   Help from god on the pc sometimes unreliable: Eymerich may take a few seconds to think about what to do, but you should immediately hear a confirmation tone! MAP ( Difficult to understand that some areas of the map are inaccessible audio control ): We're testing it, probably the audio information is not executed every time. Problem on older devices (3GS): We are doing our best to try to lighten the game as much as possible, to allow it to run on older devices. Serial on the PC/MAC version (auth system): If you worried about the activation, we're submitting right now the MAC STORE version, without serial. With the current version, however, you have many activations available! And , for any problem, just contact us ( we'll verify users and sales in one minute and deliver a new code on the fly). Minigames: The original adventure game is designed for a graphical resolution of puzzles, so at the moment the god's help solve them for you. It's not easy to convert all the logic in audio, because they are really complex. If you have any suggestions, even for the next few chapters, I'm here for that too! Authorization code difficult to insert: during our test we can copy and paste the code from email to game, this doesn't work for any of you? “I too sometimes get inventory not workin with the pc version.” Can you please explain the problem with as many details as possible? “Also the USE system REALLY gets tiresome after a bit.” You have any suggestions for us? Maybe removing the voice repeating USE WITH this could be less frustrating? We'll be constantly working to improve and update the game according to your suggestions, the game is huge and it is our first experience with an audiogame, but we will treasure your advice, and we're working hard to refine the game, and to make the next chapters perfect!

#68 great game, my thoughts

hi all i have now completed the game. i got help admittedly to solve the last part. may i say what a fantastic title this is! As Marco has said though: 1. we do not really I feel need to hear use all the time when going through inventory. 2. sometimes the drum sound should indicate more than one option is available for given item yet only one is available. 3. Sometimes flicking left and right goes through items like in inventory but unreliable. 4. the audio i note when wearing headphones for environments keep moving from left to right as characters talk etc. strange? overall though I love the game and am eagerly anticipating chapter 2.

#69 Hi Marco,Great to see you on

Hi Marco, Great to see you on list! the iphone version: I think a different command for help from god would be a good idea. Also, I never got the objectives to show on the iphone. the pc version: I was not able to copy/paste the auth codeinto the game. You have to enter it per 4 digits,hit tab enter 4 digits again, hit tab again enter the remaining digits and hit tter. It is certainly doable (on the pc at least) if you leave the screenreader turned on for that bit. One thing i really like is that you can quickly skip through longer dialogues. I do sometimes have problems with inventory not showing up on the pc. I hit 1 but there comes no voice output. If i hit escape however and 1 again it always works again. regarding the USE system it would already really help if we had a ommand to skip BACK through lists not just FORWARD it oftenseems as if the item hat you want to use or combine omething with is always the LAST in the listtm so ifyou accdentally skip over it it wuld begreat if you could hit shift+tab or something to go back one item. Or, if you areat a beginning of a list and you know te item is on the other end you just can hit shift+tab to get there. this is all fornow, There also seems to be a bug in the game where a description should belong to the statue but gets spoken when you examine the guard at a certain point. m also at the moment see to be having some problems with the help from god and the trapdoor in the larder. Thanks for the great work, Greetings, Anouk,

#70 podcast available

Hi, Wow there is already an applevis podcast about the game, just released. I am going to listen to it now. Greetings, Anouk,

#71 Thank you for your feedback,

Thank you for your feedback, they are essential for us to improve the game! We're testing point by point every problem and working on the next update. Meanwhile I can respond immediately to step 4: the sound is designed in 3D, with several changes on Camera position and angle of view! If it may seem annoying, we'll keep it in mind for next chapters dialogue!

#72 stuck at the village

Hi, any help for how to progress in the village would be welcome. as I said previously I can't do anything at the village I have looked at the corpse, but I can't go towards the square or to the path, when I try to go to the square I just get some sort of description. Is the problem maybe that I didn't do all the tasks at the abby? I know there were allot of objects I didn't use there, I gave a list above. If the problem is that I didn't complete all the tasks, I think that is quite unfair, the game shouldn't let you go to the next section till you have all the equipment you need for it. thanks for any help, Alex.

#73 Hello Alex! Are you playing

Hello Alex! Are you playing the game on iOs or PC/MAC? Try to see if you can still look at the body, there may be some other details to be observed!

#74 Hi, I got all the info about

Hi, I got all the info about the body, the last info I got was about the stone ear. I have been trying to play on the pc despite the laptop getting very hot, as I find the IOS game does crash quite a bit. In case it is important I got all the details about the body when I used help from god, as when I looked at it normally I got the same information several times each time I looked.

#75 The Inquisitor Audio Adventure Game

Hello. Thank you for this amazing audio adventure game. A warm thanks to developers who put efforts on making their apps accessible. I am facing difficulty playing the game, I am not aware of the game's idea. I really enjoy playing it, even though I am not capable of playing it. I need a full description about the game and the idea because I am not sure of what I'm doing while playing. I just select one of the elements and tap with 2 fingers to confirm. Regards.

#76 Where Is the sadle?

Hello. I got stuck while I was playing the game. I only got 3 elements, the main coridoor, stable and cortyard. I selected the stable and then selected horse to go to the city, but I was unable to find the sadle. I think I've missed some thing. Any suggestion?

#77 in fact, you don't actually

in fact, you don't actually need a saddle in the end it very odd. when you first see it in the stable it says it is broken and needs fixing yet, I didn't actually require it when i went out of the city, after of course completing the whole game and going out of city in to the village. Regards, WIll

#78 Dear Will

Hello Will. I'm not sure how can I complete the game, I'm stuck out. Each time I resume the game I start from where I last left. The whole idea confuses me. What can I do? It's my very first time to play a such game. Regards.

#79 Sign Of The Cross

Hello. Unfortunately I'm having trouble performing the sign cross gesture. Each and every time I apply the gesture the notification center appears. i am not sure if I got the right sign gesture. Any suggestions? Regards.

#80 Does end of chapter means game completed?

Hi. I don't remember if this has been answered or confirmed before, but I would like to know if "end of chapter" in the village means that the game is completed? I'm asking because the game doesn't tell when you enter chapter 2 which as far as I understand is the village. So, end of chapter could mean chapter 1 is completed, and the game is loading chapter 2, which crashes. So I just wanna know if it's a bug or if the game should react in this way. The game don't crash because you can still open the menu, but the game seems to be empty when pressing once on the screen to check if there are any objects.

#81 HABEMUS PAPAM...MAC!

Dear all, finally... HABEMUS PAPAM-MAC! Ergo: The Audiogame Inquisitor in available on MAC-STORE! 'Only' three weeks for review... sob! In these days me and Marco (Eymerich's tester manager) we are out of office, and so it is quite difficult to answer to email and participate to the forums... but next week we'll be back! We're in submission with the update for iOS... we hope it will available for all soon (let's pray Apple all together... *smile*)... we'll be back to explain deeply what we have improved. LAUDETUR!!!

#82 Regarding authorizing code on a Mac

Dear David. I've successfully entered the code on the Mac without VoiceOver's help. You need to press enter after that. I love the Mac version more than the iOS one. I could easily navigate and ask for god's help. I highly recommend users to try it. I completed 50% of game play. Good luck every one.

#83 Dear Maria

Dear Maria. Hello, I purchased the Mac version of The Inquisitor game last week and it's fascinating! I love it more than the iOS version, it's very user friendly and the keyboard commands are simple. I haven't experienced this issue, but I'm confused a bit! I was able to complete the first part by calling the divine help. I reached about 60% of game play, now I'm at the access path! I got stuck, I'm so confused, I don't know what to do next! I can't access the controls and read the scene elements and the objectives. I'm using the latest update that has just released. Any help will be appreciated. Warm regards. Khalfan.

#84 Where To Go Now?

Hello. I'm stuck at the access path as well. I can't access the control commands such as calling for divine help, reading the objectives and the scene elements. I'm not sure what's next. I'm playing it on my Mac using the latest version. Is there any detailed description on how to play the whole game? Any help will be appreciated. Regards. Khalfan.

#85 issues in 1.4

Hi, I have installed the 1.4 update, but I think its still full of bugs. I have written to the developers as I experienced issues with the map and navigation, also picking up objects. On the pc I am stuck at the corpse. On ios I got to the in, but now I can't pick the stick and cloth up to stop the insects in my room. I think this game is full of bugs, and the testing process just isn't very thorough. Its a shame as the game is good, but I am starting to get to the point where I am losing interest in completing the game.

#86 Are headphones required for this game?

Hi guys, Are headphones required for this game? Amanda

#87 Can't use the Current Objective Command.

Hi, I Posted this in the audiogames.net thread, and the thread on here about the app intry. I can't use the current objective command. It says to swipe from left to right with one finger to get your current objective. I have triede this over and over again, and nothing happens. I learned something though, you can make short flicks left or right and it will move you forward and backward through the options. so, if you pass something up, yu can flick the other way to get back to it. I really like that.

#88 Hi Amanda, you can play with

Hi Amanda, you can play with or not headphones, but with it is much better!!!!! enjoy! best regards, TIconBLU srl

#89 Hi Alex, sorry for the

Hi Alex, sorry for the inconvenience about 1.4 update, but since the next update there will be not problems anymore. For what concern the corpse: 
when Eymerich ends to examine the corpse (the last elements is the ear), if you can't quit the minigame with space or enter, click one or two times with the mouse, than you should be able to reach the village square! Instead, about the insects in the room, there is a solution: if you want write me in privacy at info@ticonblu.it Best regards, TIconBLU srl

#90 Hi Sean Terry, thanks a lot

Hi Sean Terry, thanks a lot for the recognition of the trick. We will taking into account your suggestion. Enjoy again with The Inquisitor!!! Best regards, TIconBLU srl

#91 Current Objective command.

Hi, Did you get what I also posted about not being able to use the current objective command to find out what I have to do next? The moving your finger from left to right doesn't work at all, and I can confirm that others are having the same problem.

#92 A Problem finding items

Hello. First off I would like to say that this game seems pritty awsum from what I can play of it so far. A cupple problems, I can't find the third mettal peace for the trapped door, the stable man takes off with the broken sattle and doesn't return with a knew one, I am not able to get back in to the studdy to talk to the father, I am unsure of how to poison the librarian or knock out the guard. Please help. Did you take a previous game and turn it in to an audio game? Also if so, would it be possible to create a dexter audio game? I think I would cell my sol to you if you could create that lol. Thanks for reading. Stephen P.S: Keep up the good work. I wasn't really a gamer before, but now i'm hardcore lol.

#93 Dexter! Dexter! Dexter!

We need a dexter audio game!!!!!:P For what you guys have done with this game, it is so worth the price. I would pay twice as much easy for a dexter game:P hint hint:P

#94 I'm stuck at the corpse. I

I'm stuck at the corpse. I can't do anything. I'm playing on a MAC. Can anyone help me? I've enjoyed the game so far.

#95 Got past the corpse using the mouse keys.:)

OK, so I got past the corpse, and it said end of chapter. However, the game says it's at 73 percent, but nothing else happens. Am I done or is there something I'm missing?

#96 alternative to making the sign of the cross.

Hi all, I also can't get the cross gesture to work, however you can carry out the same action by touching the screen with 5 fingers. This works all the time, and has proved quite useful. Thanks for making this game accessible. Kara

#97 thank you!

I am so glad to see someone in the mainstream gaming field decide to start the more complicated coding to make audio games for the blind and more then that, someone from outside the US where the translation into English is also needed. Audio adventure games are my favorite in which you can interact with your environment through the storyline and your inventory to solve problems/puzzles in order to reach specific goals. Please continue on this path and I look forward to it coming out in an IOS version.

#98 How can I start the second chapter?

Hi! First, I apologize for my bad English... I come from Germany and my English unfortunately is not very good. Hope, you'll understand my problem :-) I play the inquisitor audio game on my IPhone 4s and finished chapter 1 now. How can I start with the next chapter? I don't find a possibility to go on. I would be very happy, if somebody could help me. I like this game so much. Thanks!

#99 I offer to translate this game in to romanian

A positive response would make thousands of people happy.Good evening! I really appreciate you thinking about the blind too. I will buy the game soon because I understand that it is very good.
    I am sure there are many people who would like to buy this game, but I do not know English or Italian very well. That's why I offer to translate this game for free in Romanian from English.
    A positive response could be enjoyed by thousands of people.
    Thanks. Success in containers!

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