Truberbrook is a thrilling mystery-sci-fi adventure game. Enjoy an adventurous vacation to a 1960's parallel universe! A Sci-Fi-Mystery Adventure Game with handmade scenery. Imagine yourself on a vacation to Europe in the late sixties. Now, picture yourself as a young American scientist; Hans Tannhauser. While you're at it, think of Trüberbrook, a remote village in rural Germany. Because, that's where you end up after hitting the continent. But who cares, you won the trip in a lottery! Or at least, that’s how it seems. But don't fear, instead of getting some rest, you could find yourself having to save the world …
Steam User 25
14 July 2022:
I was looking for some kind of adventure and this game is satisfying that desire.
There are really well done designs in this game imho. I love looking at the details and expressions. Some are a bit silly ♥
Point & Click Adventure awaits you.
If you like Achievements, you'll appreciate this one. If you like less left hand usage, you'll appreciate this one. If you like some humor, you'll appreciate this game. It's a crazy world and I like it ♥
You're going to want to explore every bit of the worlds. There are some answers you can respond with that may humor you. ^.^
I don't want to spoil the adventure for you. But, I can show you a few scenes to give you an idea of what it was like. I"m about 6 hours into the game as of the time of this review.
(Please read other reviews to get a broader idea of what it is like if you are still unsure. I'm not great at reviews but I do try to do my part in sharing my experience. I hope it has helped. Some folks were disappointed in the game. Each person is different. And I've learned if you go into something thinking it's great and it falls short, you may be disappointed so maybe this will help? This game sucks. You'll hate it. lol So "maybe" you should try it? ~ My attempt at reverse psychology)
(Note: I get most of my games on sale)
Steam User 10
Winning a contest that he does not remember entering; the American Quantum Physicist, Hans Tanhauser, wins a stay in the strange town of Truberbrook in Germany. What seems like a great prize quickly turns strange as Hans’ paper on physics is stolen from his boarding room the first night with the thief leaving a set of glowing footprints that lead off to nowhere. Teaming up with Gretchen Lemke, a student of paleoanthropology, who agrees to help him find his notes Hans discovers that the small town of Truberbrook is much stranger than he first thought.
Truberbrook is a point-and-click mystery adventure game set in 1960’s Germany. The environment is beautiful and rich, the puzzles engaging, and the characters memorable. Interacting with the citizens of this town will give you insight into Truberbrook as well as give you clues as what needs to be done to progress. As with most point-and-click games you will find a lot of backtracking and head scratching moments but the story itself, the strange inhabitants, and the occasional chuckle inducing scene makes it an enjoyable time for the several of hours that it takes to finish the game.
An interesting note is that the world of Truberbrook is entirely handcrafted…as in using real hands and physically crafting it in miniature. The models are then digitized using a technique called photogrammetry and then digital characters are added in. The effect is quite amazing and makes for a striking visual journey.
While Truberbrook is one of the best point-and-click games that I have played in quite some time there are some issues that I had. Hans does not move fast, and this makes for slow progress as you trek around the world…and because of the nature of the game you will be doing this many times trying to solve a puzzle to progress to the next area. Another problem that I had with Truberbrook is that the puzzles are either hit or miss with some being quite logical and fun and others being very nonsensical or esoteric. Other than these items I had no issue with the game, and I really did enjoy my time in the strange little village and its environs.
The achievements are fun to go after in Truberbrook. While some of the achievements are based on completing the story there are many which need to be figured out throughout the game. These hidden achievements are straight forward with the few exceptions which are fun to accidentally run across. You will have to play the game twice, however, to get all the achievements but the game is much easier the second time through.
For those interested in the genre; Truberbrook is a solid point-and-click game complete with fun moments and beautiful artwork. I recommend this game but only if you are interested in this genre…if you are not interested in point-and-click adventures then I recommend giving a visit to Truberbrook a pass.
Steam User 6
Great game! The art and music are just beyond amazing, as someone who plays point and click regularly, I have to disagree with most of the reviews saying that the game might be hard to follow or piece together, I always get stuck at one point in any point and click, just part of the nature of the game. But this was very rewarding, can only recommend. However, I did get this on sale, don't think I would have payed the OG asking price of 25 pounds... But overall great game, get it whilst its on sale!
Steam User 8
I have never been big of a fan of point and click type games. With that being said I really enjoyed playing Truberbrook. Not only is this game beautiful but I found many of the tasks to be both enjoyable and tricky. While some parts of the game seemed to go by too fast others lingered and I enjoyed the range of complexity.
Steam User 5
+ gorgeous looking, detailed and realistic hand built 3 D graphics
+ Interesting sci fi story. In the late 1960s, a young American physicist and PhD student arrives in the village of Trüberbrook. He comes across a stranger who is an interdimensional traveller and stuck in this world. You decide to activate a portal to help him return to his dimension. there is also a villain who wants to use this portal in her evil plans.
+ a goofy and likeable main character
+ pressing the spacebar shows all hotspots so there are no pixel huntings
+ relaxing jazzy and somber background musics
+ generally, puzzles are straightforward, not very complicated and fun to solve
+ easy to use and practical point and click interface
+ there is a map with shortcuts to different places
+ there is auto save
+ a diverse, amusing and colorful cast of side characters
+ decent voice acting
+ there are two possible endings based on your choices
+ there are steam achievements and cards
- everything about this game (animations, story progress and gameplay pacing, mouse speed, camera movement, screen transitions) is so slow. unfortunately, this makes the game boring
- there are some boring scientific and mundane conversations between two characters
- unreal engine laggy and runs with low fps
- In the middle of the game, you finally realize what's going on in this game. However, after that you start fetch quests and the game drags on. At that point, the game even forces you to watch an unskippable mini concert
- unskippable credits roll, cutscenes and some dialogues
- some puzzles don't make sense and the solutions blurry.
- there is no manual save, only auto save
- game is short
Overall, I found this game slow and boring and I have mixed feelings about it. However, it's not a terrible game, so I give it a thumbs up.
Steam User 6
Very unigue and beatiful graphic style in this game! I have not seen other game like this and I will remember this game long time because how it looks. Story is cool too but it get little annoying in places and many puzzle solutions is stupid. It is not that hard puzzles if you have played many old school puzzle games because then you know to try all sort of silly thing to make puzzle solution work. Characters in this game are also good and interesting. Very good voicework on actors and music is really nice too! Only really bad thing about game is that sometime it has some bugs and mouse get stuck so you can't click on things but reload save helps almost everytime.
Steam User 4
Charming game. Does nothing new but delivers a unique art style and strange solutions for the puzzles like all the other games of this kind does ;)
I'd recommend grabbing it while it's on sale like I did and have some fun with this relaxing game.