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Shadows on the Vatican - The Series
Genre: Adventure
Platforms: PC
Languages: English, German, Italian
Players: Single-player
Aug 31, 2012 @ 3:29am
Mar 19 @ 11:04am
Recent Announcements View All (6)
Release date: Ep.1 available; Ep.2 to be released March 21, 2014
Shadows on the Vatican is a thrilling new point-and-click adventure in 4 acts, inspired by real events in recent Italian history and loosely adapted from the bestseller of David Yallop "In God's Name".

Visiting Rome from Chicago, where he works as a doctor, ex-priest James Murphy answers a mysterious call for help from his friend Cristoforo. The disappearance of a briefcase containing compromising documents is enough to convince James that his friend is a victim of something shady and sinister. The Vatican's involvement and some strange parallels with his own traumatic past inspire James to get to the bottom of this mystery.

Along this dangerous and disturbing path, James finds the most unlikely travelling companion who will question his deepest beliefs. And so the two characters begin both a physical journey in search of the truth, and a metaphysical exploration of the inner soul and the darkest secrets that everyone hides, even a "champion of the faith" like James.

Rome is the stage for this adventure – a city bathed in eternal twilight, its skies tinted the color of blood spilled in more than thirty years of intrigue: blood of innocents and guilty, unknown and famous victims alike.


- Art direction by Lorenzo Ruggiero (Marvel/DC Comics)
- Over 10 locations per episode with high resolution graphics and full HD support (max resolution 1920x1080)
- Realistic characters with hours of motion-capture animations
- Well integrated puzzles and several hours of gameplay
- Animated coloured comics by award winner Daniela di Matteo
- Fully dubbed in English
- Subtitles available in English, Italian, German (French and Spanish are scheduled)

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PLEASE NOTE: Shadows on the Vatican, Act 1: Greed is NOT a concept, but it is a whole game which is already available in full & demo version. We have just released the second chapter in Italian language - Shadows on the Vatican, Act 2: Wrath - and other language will follow shortly. Therefore your positive votes can help us to bring the entire series (4 acts) on Steam.


Here's the link to download the English demo of the Act I.


Gameboomers: "Apart from the graphics, which are consistently well drawn and full of detail, I particularly enjoyed the orchestral/choral soundtrack in Shadows on the Vatican. The voice acting is convincing and varied, and some of the character clichés are amusing. [...] Act 1 of Shadows on the Vatican is a good start to what has the potential to be an interesting, and possibly controversial, thriller."

Diehard GameFans: "The puzzles here show that the designers really wanted Shadows on the Vatican to stand out from the pack and here’s hoping they are able to keep this fresh feeling going through all four episodes. [...] I’ve been really burned out on video games in general this year, but Shadows On the Vatican reminded me just why I love this genre so much. With a quality story, amazing soundtrack and fun puzzles, Shadows On the Vatican is a game that any adventure fan will enjoy. I know that I’m going to be anxiously awaiting each episode as they come out. [...] Shadows On the Vatican – Act I: Greed is a wonderful opening to this four part episodic point and click adventure game. [...] The voice acting and soundtrack is amongst the best I’ve heard in a long time – which is all the more impressive as this game is made by a small Italian company most of you reading this have never heard of."

Adventure Gamers: "Considering the slow take-off of the main plot – which is realistic given that James is literally clueless at the start and must build the case from scratch – the biggest asset of Greed is its conversations, which not only drive the story forward but also establish well-rounded character personalities for the long run. [...] Shadows on the Vatican makes a promising debut with Act I: Greed and advertises its potential well by setting up a complex, controversial story; creating a tidy, streamlined world that matches the gravity of the plot; and incorporating an engaging cast of characters."
Popular Discussions View All (6)
Jun 11 @ 5:15am
Groupees bundle
Aug 10 @ 11:59am
When will Act II be available for those who pre-ordered it at bundle in a box (ecletic bundle)?
Feb 4 @ 1:41pm
I vote yes!
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Kazuma Jul 29 @ 4:28pm 
If we already bought Act 1 how will this work if the whole series goes up? Do we have to the buy everything together? But nonetheless looking forward to it!
Mostcus Jun 2 @ 11:13pm 
В игре будет русский язык. Наша команда Primescribe закончила перевод =)
Eqnx8TH May 10 @ 5:01pm 
spanish translate, please!
Azrael May 8 @ 9:00am 
Shadows On The Vatican, Act II: Wrath was recently released on Desura:

Congrats! (again)
Cardinal Lord Holland Apr 9 @ 10:03am 
voted Thanks
rockingrjranch Mar 22 @ 9:28pm 
Congrats! At last!!!
Johann Mar 22 @ 3:43pm 
Congratulations! Looking forward to playing!
Azrael Mar 21 @ 10:54pm 
Congrats!! Finally!
weichharteric Mar 20 @ 7:18pm 
@SKful It will be on Spanish
kuhn Mar 20 @ 1:18am 
Finally! Congrats!!