08 November 2011

What Makes You Tick?

Gaming Genres: Graphic Adventure
Story Genres: Science Fiction
Graphical Styles: 2D, Hand-Drawn, Cartoon
Series/World: What Makes You Tick
Platforms: Windows, Mac OSX, Browser
Pricing Model: Free
Developer(s): Matthias Kempke
Publisher(s): Lassie Adventure Studio
Initial Release Date: May 5, 2007
Website(s): Homepage
What Makes You Tick? tells the story of a young man named Nathan who has been sent by his university to deliver an important message to a retired professor. But while searching around the professor's last known residence, Nathan discovers that he's not the only person seeking the old man and his brilliance.

What Makes You Tick? is set in a Victorian style world filled with ingenious inventions, inventors, and villains. In the game you play Nathan who is in search of the retired professor and famous inventor Dr. Coppelius to warn him of some unknown impending danger. But will you be able to reach the professor before this danger gets to him itself?

I really enjoyed this game, with its good graphics, interesting characters, nice music and sound effect, and a beautifully drawn and realized world. The graphics are simple, 2D, and side-view with sparsely animated static backgrounds and they look fantastic. The puzzles are also great and are mostly inventory based, and are preformed in game with the use of a standard verb coin interface and a inventory system that allows the use of the same verb coin system on all of the items and with combining items being a integral part of the game.

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Indieness: Indie
Play?: Should Play


  1. Hi John. Not sure if you are reading this comment but I am from Pawn. I am an ex-mod and my username is Nirvana. As you should know the community is dying out fast. I am wondering how your project ZED is doing. Are you working hard? Is it dead? We are all itching to know.



  2. What Makes you Tick re-released as a browser game featuring a new soundtrack, interface continuity with Stitch, and the long-requested FULLSCREEN presentation mode!