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Intruder in Antiquonia Review

Game: Intruder in Antiquonia
Genre: Adventure, Point-and-Click
System: Steam (Windows, macOS & Linux)
Developers | Publishers: Aruma Studios
Age Rating: Unrated
Price: £ 9.89 | $ 11.69 | € 10.79
Release Date: July 8th, 2022

Review code used, with many thanks to Aruma Studios.

While amnesia stories are a dime a dozen, Intruder in Antiquonia offers an interesting premise: Sarah wakes up in Antiquonia, a small town that hates the Internet. She doesn’t know how she got there, or even who she is. How will she find the answers?

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The town of Antiquonia has banned the Internet.

Pros and Cons

What Antiquonia does a great job with is focusing on the theme of technology, both in its story and puzzles. It also has an enjoyable soundtrack that creates an ambience of mystery.

For such a short game, Antiquonia generously provides quality-of-life features like fast travel, object highlight, and autosave (though you can also manual save). I do wish, though, that Sarah walked faster and that I could advance dialogue with mouse clicks, not just the keyboard. But I was pleased not to encounter any bugs. It’s been a while since I played a game without encountering one!

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Great holiday spot if you need a break from the Internet.

This point-and-click adventure is one you can complete in under 2 hours. But while I appreciate its brevity and fast pace, Intruder in Antiquonia felt under-developed, especially in terms of story.

It has a great concept but feels barebones and ends abruptly. The post-credits scene also left me scratching my head. The main plot felt rushed towards the end, and I wish the dialogue or its translation had been more interesting, more polished. In particular, there’s an overly long cutscene where you watch people send messages to each other. Their banter could have been trimmed a great deal and the time better spent on developing more important conversations.

While individual puzzles were good, the overall game felt a little too linear. You have only one task to tackle at a time. There are few objects to interact with, both in rooms and in your inventory. This makes the game a bit too easy, though easy isn’t bad if you want to focus on the story.

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At the local hospital, where you awaken.


Parental note: There’s a teeny bit of violence (blood but no gore), and I recall one use of profanity (in a nickname) but nothing to sweat about for teens and, possibly, older children.

Overall, Intruder in Antiquonia is a pleasant game that works, but it could have offered so much more in the story/dialogue department. For that reason, it’s hard to recommend Antiquonia over other games in the point-and-click adventure genre.

Final Verdict: I’m Not Sure I'm not sure


  1. Thank you so much for the candid review!

    I just wanted to clarify that you can skip text with one click if you enable this in the options. It’s disabled by default because it’s easier to accidentally skip text with the mouse than with the keyboard, since you are clicking all the time.

    1. Hello Rubén, thanks for your comment explaining the feature! I apologize for overlooking it and have edited that sentence in the review.

      Also, thank you for the opportunity to play your game. We look forward to future games from your studio. 🙂

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