Every weekend, Windows Central livestreams an Xbox One or Steam game for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream.
It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers! We call this show Saturday Game School, because learning about new games is always fun.
Tonight at 9pm Eastern (8pm CT, 6pm PT, 1am GMT) on Beam, we'll be playing Lost Grimoires, the latest hidden object puzzle game from Artifex Mundi. We're also giving out more than 15 codes for Xbox One and Steam! Read on for quick impressions and contest details.
Just follow us at Beam.pro/WindowsCentral, enable email notifications, watch along, and participate in chat for your chance to win. After the stream ends, be sure to check back for the YouTube replay video and contest winners.
In Lost Grimoires, you play as an alchemist's apprentice who returns home after studying abroad. There she discovers that corrupt force has instilled fear in the hearts of her former neighbors. Meanwhile, a mysterious figure skulks about, his intentions unknown. Could this mystery tie into the loss of the protagonist's parents many years ago?
Like most Artifex Mundi titles, Lost Grimoires is a hidden object puzzle adventure game. Players will navigate a variety of well-illustrated environments, interacting with various objects to solve puzzles and move the story along. Although this game was originally designed with mouse and touch-screen controls in mind, the console controls are simple and intuitive as well.
At various intervals throughout the game, players will engage in hidden objects puzzles as well. You know how these work – you'll have to find all of the objects from a list amidst a crowded scene. Lost Grimoires introduces a new style of hidden object puzzle as well, one in which players must find an object that functions as the answer to a riddle rather than just finding all the objects on a list.
The game also takes advantage of its premise via an alchemy component. Our heroine will discover alchemical recipes and then set about finding the ingredients to those recipes. Once she's able to create new compounds, she'll use them to help her solve the mystery. Is it alchemy, or science?
Artifex Mundi games are always relaxing, enjoyable experiences with easy Achievements. Give Lost Grimoires a try – it's a recipe for fun!
We'll be streaming Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom for ~90 minutes tonight, starting at 9pm Eastern (8pm Central, 6pm Pacific, 1am GMT). During that time, we'll be giving out a total of 18 game codes:
To enter, just follow us at Beam.pro/WindowsCentral (making sure to enable email notifications!) and tune in during the stream. You can watch the stream right here in this post, but you need to actually participate in the stream chat to have a chance at winning. We'll contact winners via Beam message (PM) during the stream. No code begging!
Feel free to stick around in chat before and after the stream if you have any questions or just want to say hi. If you enjoy the stream, be sure to check our schedule and come back for more!
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Want to know what's next for Windows Central's weekend Beam programming? We stream a different game every Saturday (and sometimes Sunday). The stream always starts at the same time: 9pm Eastern (8pm Central, 6pm Pacific, 1am GMT). Over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):
We hope you'll tune in as often as you can! Set a recurring alarm on your phone so you'll always know when it's time for the stream to start.
Come back here after the show to see the list of winners. These viewers are ready to mix up some magic!
Tonight's prizes provided by Artifex Mundi. Thanks also to our stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!