The House of Da Vinci

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

Good
  • Great setting – Unique puzzles and tools
Bad
  • Controls are more difficult on non mobile – Limited tutorials
8.5

The House of Da Vinci is a strange place allowing you to explore the home of the inventor himself in fantastic 3D design. Scattered around this residence are all manner of puzzles from the mechanical to objects with hidden information that the player must find and dissect.

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Available for play on iOS, Android, Windows and Mac The House of Da Vinci lets you explore the house of one of the great inventors of the day, while also trying to solve the mystery behind his disappearance. Playing as the apprentice of Da Vinci you seek out your master with no clue of where or how he has vanished.

The one thing you know for sure that is that the truth lies somewhere amongst all his inventions, objects and mechanisms that are scattered all throughout the house. To rise to the challenge you’ll need to muster all your knowledge and training from the master himself and find his hidden location. To assist you players will have two devices the Oculi Tempus which can reveal a past slice of time and the Oculi Infinitum that reveals past surfaces.

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Everything that you’ll encounter within his house and the puzzles themselves have been pulled right out of Italy in the early 1500s based on artworks and writings of the period ensuring an authentic experience. The puzzles are also mechanically just as satisfying with polished ones that have plenty of variety and insight.

Additional mechanics of note include the touch based controls (mobile) that are very detailed in their design, allowing players to interact with the game world in a realistic fashion such as grabbing items, rotating them and even untying string. These also carry over reasonably well to non mobile devices.

Summary:

  • Explore the home of Da Vinci.
  • Use your two unique tools to overcome the puzzles at hand.
  • Return to the 1500s in Italy.
  • Superb touch controls.
  • For Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.

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Review Platform: PC

This review was first published on February 3, 2018. It may have been updated since to reflect new information, platform releases, links and videos as at the updated date at the top of this page. Review scores are not changed as part of this update process, to learn more read our update policy.


Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author. He has over 3 million views on his YouTube channel, SeelyonGaming.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.
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