RHEM

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RHEM
Developer(s) Knut Müller
Publisher(s) Got Game Entertainment,
Micro Application
Engine Macromedia Director
Platform(s) Windows, Macintosh
Release May 10, 2003 (Europe), July 10, 2004 (North America)
Genre(s) First-person adventure
Mode(s) Single player

RHEM is an adventure game from Knut Müller and Got Game Entertainment. It is distributed as a Macromedia Director file. The player explores a barren, maze-like landscape of water ponds, walkways, and brick buildings with the aid of a partial map. The game has several puzzles involving machines and symbols.[1] There are three sequels, called RHEM 2: The Cave, RHEM 3: The Secret Library and RHEM 4: The Golden Fragments.[2]

RHEM, like Myst, is made up of a series of static images.[3]

The object of the game is to locate four pieces of a letter, which must be pieced together.

Plot[edit]

The player enters the city of RHEM on a railway car. The car goes into a dead-end station with a rotatable track. The player is unable to leave because the track is not yet rotated. While the player is on his way to the switch to rotate the station track, a previous prisoner of RHEM beats the player to the switch he was after and leaves in the player's railway car. The player must then wander the city of Rhem in search of a second railway station.

Each of the quarters of the letter is located in a different area not shown on the map provided in the game's package.

Production[edit]

According to Müller, the following development tools are used to develop RHEM—Graphics: Bryce 2-6, StrataVision 3D, Silo, Amorphium, Final Cut, Motion; Sound: SoundEdit, Peak, Logic; Scripting: Macromedia Director.[4]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 58/100[5]
Review score
Publication Score
GameZone 6.5/10[6]

RHEM received mixed reviews from critics. On Metacritic, the game received a score of 58/100 based on 11 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews"[5].

Robert Gerbino of GameZone gave the game a score of 6.5/10, praising its similarity to Myst in terms of its puzzles but criticizing the graphics and repetitive gameplay.

References[edit]

  1. ^ MobyGames. Rhem.
  2. ^ "RHEM 3: The Secret Library". Retrieved 2007-11-11. 
  3. ^ Gamezone. RHEM Review.
  4. ^ "Knut Müller interview - Adventure Classic Gaming". Retrieved 2008-11-13. .
  5. ^ a b "Rhem for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 3, 2017. 
  6. ^ "GameZone.com - RHEM Review - PC Game". GameZone. Retrieved December 3, 2017. 

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