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GOLD RUSH! ANNIVERSARY is a complete new remake of the legendary California Gold Rush!

In 1988, Rush appeared with Gold! in one of the most comprehensive adventure games of the 1980s. Now, the fondly remembered game, Gold Rush! has been developed anew, to today’s highest standards. No aspect of modern gaming has been overlooked. You can experience the famous California Gold Rush with high-resolution graphics, speech synthesis, a superb sound track and modern user interface features. Optimized game-flow will enhance your traveling and interactions with other characters of the period.

Gold Rush! Anniversary takes you back to the year 1849, when gold was discovered in California. It was certainly one of the most exciting times in American history. Gold Rush! includes the three routes tens of thousands took to the gold regions. Become Jerrod Wilson and experience each trek as you travel from New York to California.

Whichever route you decide to take, you will see many historical sights. Try going overland across the Great Plains and huge mountain ranges, crossing the Isthmus of Panama, or rounding Cape Horn on the tip of South America. If you survive and arrive at Sutter’s Fort, the adventure is still only half over! Many other puzzles remain to be solved before you achieve your goals in California.

OVERLANDFirst, travel to Independence, Missouri. Once Jerrod has set up camp, there will be much to do and many critical decisions to make before heading west, into Indian Territory and rugged terrain. If you are going to survive the extreme conditions of the overland trek to California, you will need to muster all the frontier savvy you have!

PANAMA: Travel by ship through the Gulf Stream to the Isthmus of Panama. Proceed on foot to the Pacific side through the dense jungles of Central America (sorry, no Panama Canal existed in the 1840’s). If you make it past the natives, quicksand, gators, snakes, and who knows what else to Panama City, a ship will come to take you to California.

CAPE HORN: Become a seafarer and take a long, perilous voyage from the East Coast of North America around the tip of South America’s Cape Horn, up the West Coast and through the Golden Gate. True mariners must combat scurvy, starvation and the dangers of the deep in order to survive.

CALIFORNIA: Getting to California really is only half the fun because the game is far from over once you arrive. You will still need to solve many intriguing puzzles in Sacramento, Sutter’s Fort, Coloma, and more.


• Far more than 130 prerendered images and animated scenes in full HD
• Three different approaches
• High quality voices and new recorded music
• Subtitles in English or German (Point & Click!)
• Optimized quests, dead-ends and random-dies
• Two possibilities for controlling (original parser as well as a new intelligent Point&Click control)
• Digital version for Steam: Requires Steam account for installation (online connection necessary)
• Box version: DRM-free, play without Steam and without internet connection

Bonus items:

• Historical map of the three routes (Box & Steam)
• over 90 unpublished original concept drawings of the developer from the 80s (Box)

System requirements:

PC: Windows Vista, 7 or 8, Dual Core with 2 GHz (or better), 1 GB Ram, Graphiccard with a minumum of 512 MB Ram, Soundcard, Mouse, DVD-ROM drive (Box), 2.8 GB Discspace, Internet connection (Steam only!).
Mac: MacOS X Lion, Dual Core with 2 GHz (or better), 1 GB Ram, Graphiccard with a minumum of 512 MB Ram, Soundcard, Mouse, 2.8 GB Discspace, Internet connection.
Linux: Linux, Dual Core with 2 GHz (or better), 1 GB Ram, Graphiccard with a minumum of 512 MB Ram, Soundcard, Mouse, 2.8 GB Discspace, Internet connection.

The Special Edition for PC comes in a Sierra like paperboard box with a lot of goodies. DRM-free.
The box version for PC comes in paperboard box with a flap. DRM-free.
The Steam versions can be played on the platforms PC, Mac and Linux.
The mobile versions are available (iOS and Android).
The Retro T-shirt for Gold Rush!



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