Lair of the Clockwork God

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About Lair of the Clockwork God

About this game

WHY PLAY ONLY ONE GENRE OF GAME when you could be playing two slightly different ones at the exact same time?

BEN is a die-hard, old-school LucasArts Adventure fan.

He has one foot stuck in the 90s, his feet never leave the floor, and he’s happiest collecting any old junk he can lay his hands on, in the hopes of combining it all together to solve a satisfying puzzle.

His cohort and sidekick DAN

...has aspirations to be the next big hit indie platform character. He's got everything he needs: he's hip, he's sensitive, and his nose is a different colour to the rest of his face.

LAIR OF THE CLOCKWORK GOD sees you switching between both characters and using their unique abilities together in a race-against-time effort to stop all the Apocalypses happening simultaneously, by teaching an old computer about feelings.

Solve classic point-and-click style puzzles as Ben creates unique upgrade items for Dan, so he can jump higher, run faster and blast away at everything with a shiny new gun. Then, run and jump as Dan to unlock new areas and exciting new puzzles for Ben!

If you haven't played the old Dan and Ben games (you should), or you have but can't remember what happened, there's NO NEED TO WORRY! Lair of the Clockwork God is a STANDALONE Dan and Ben Adventure, which means you need to know absolutely nothing about Ben There, Dan That! or Time Gentlemen, Please! whatsoever. None of the original plots is referenced, the characters are re-introduced expertly, etc etc. It's all good.

Game Details

Release Date:
February 21, 2020
Developer:
Size Five Games
Publisher:
Size Five Games
Rating:
ACB rating of 15
ESRB rating of 17
Supported Languages:
English
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 and up
  • Processor: 2.4Ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 8800 equivalent or higher
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Sound Card: What is this, 1991? Yes a sound card. Onboard is fine.
  • Additional Notes: If playing on a Laptop, please make sure it has a dedicated gfx card; on-board cards will struggle.

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: 10.12
  • Processor: 2.2Ghz Quad Core
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: discrete GPU recommended
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Critic Reviews

84

PC Gamer

83 / 100
""Not every conspiracy has to be the f.cking Templars." If that made you smile, buy with confidence."

Slant Magazine

80 / 100
"With their latest, Dan Marshall and Ben Ward successfully extend their lovingly parodic style to a much broader range of genres."

TheSixthAxis

80 / 100
"Lair of the Clockwork God is a genre mash-up that probably shouldn't work, and yet it does. It feels a little unrefined, intentionally so, but there's plenty of comedic fodder...
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Average score from 10 ratings
70% of users would recommend this.
4.2

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No the greatest but it's ok
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I like the fact that it is a point &clic and that you also have some unique elements of plateformers . It is an ok game
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zaig
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Looke like a cute platform game with a semi-quest twist, its nice good for casual play
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Mr. Black
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I was being somewhat familiar with creators' Dan and Ben previous work and I was expecting something simple, short and full of offbeat, but somewhat cringey humor. The humor is there, there are some cringey parts, but a lot more good laughs. And the game as a whole was much deeper then expected. There's a subtle critique of late 2010s indie scene, of adventure games in general and of getting old (and being an indie creator). The game is really similar to the last Monkey Island game, which was a sort of homage to the whole franchise dun by (most od) their original developers. I couldn't stop playing it till the end and had a great time. Yeah, recommend.
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Frequently Asked Questions

According to ESRB, Lair of the Clockwork God is suitable for players aged 17 and above.
Yes, Lair of the Clockwork God is Steam Deck Verified.
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 and up
  • Processor: 2.4Ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 8800 equivalent or higher
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Sound Card: What is this, 1991? Yes a sound card. Onboard is fine.
  • Additional Notes: If playing on a Laptop, please make sure it has a dedicated gfx card; on-board cards will struggle.
Minimum:
  • OS: 10.12
  • Processor: 2.2Ghz Quad Core
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: discrete GPU recommended
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
Yes, Lair of the Clockwork God has broad critical consensus. 100% of critics on Metacritic recommend Lair of the Clockwork God. The Metascore is 84 out of 100.
70% of Fanatical users recommend Lair of the Clockwork God. The average review score is 4.2/5
Lair of the Clockwork God was released on February 21, 2020
Yes, Lair of the Clockwork God supports MacOS.
Yes, Lair of the Clockwork God supports Linux.
Lair of the Clockwork God is published by Size Five Games
Lair of the Clockwork God was developed by Size Five Games
Fanatical users tagged Lair of the Clockwork God as Casual, Point & Click, Platformer, and Adventure
Fanatical users tagged Lair of the Clockwork God as Comedy, Funny, Pixel Graphics, and Dark Comedy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Lair of the Clockwork God as Casual
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Lair of the Clockwork God as Point & Click
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Lair of the Clockwork God as Platformer

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