Sołtys (video game)

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Publisher(s)LK Avalon

Sołtys (English: Mayor[1]) is a Polish point and click adventure game by LK Avalon which was released for MS-DOS on May 23, 1995.


The player is the head of a village called Poraż, who must convince Leon, the husband-to-be of the player's daughter, to return to the wedding that he has run away from.


Computer Laboratory Avalon began life in 1989 as a garage company by two nineteen-year-olds (Tomasz Pazdan and Janusz Pelc) out of their flat in Rzeszów. Their first title was Robbo, and they had issues with distribution, recording the game on second-hand cassettes which they bought from a bookstore and recorded over, and finances. Managing to survive thanks to a large order from Centralna Składnica Harcerska [pl], 6 years later they decided to make Sołtys.[2]

The developers chose to use typical local humour that Polish players would appreciate, which could be useful in solving some puzzles.[3]

Sołtys was released as freeware on November 26, 2011, at the ScummVM website, in both Polish and English.[4]


Gry Online gave particular praise to the game's cartoony graphical style.[5] Galu wrote that the games puzzles were more logical than those of its LucasArts predecessors, but that this was its only positive.[6]


  1. ^ More accurately, mayor of a village
  2. ^ "Historia z bimbrem w tle". aJa, Rock!. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  3. ^ "Sołtys". (in Polish). 2018-12-19. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  4. ^ "ScummVM". Retrieved 2022-08-14.
  5. ^ "Sołtys, Soltys PC |". Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  6. ^ " - Ten Greatest Moments in Gaming". Retrieved 2019-03-11.

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