PostCurious, the company behind the “insidiously clever” puzzle adventure The Tale of Ord, presents The Emerald Flame, a new epic for fans of escape rooms, game nights, and “not just games but…experiences.”

Commissioned by an organization shrouded in mystery, players take the role of a historical expert and embark on a quest to piece together a recipe for a transformative elixir by deciphering messages, interpreting strange alchemical diagrams, and manipulating curious objects. The Emerald Flame tells a vibrant story over three distinct episodes, each packed with hand-drawn illustrations, unique components, and original puzzles of varying difficulty, challenging and engaging players of all experience levels. Each of the three chapters takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete, and can be played solo or in a small group.

Players will also have access to free PDF translations of all the game text in German, French, and Spanish, making it easy for non-native English speakers to read the clues and letters in another language while solving the printed game materials. 


The Kickstarter campaign is now over but you can still visit the page for more info about the game and pre-order it on Gamefound.

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PostCurious was created by Rita Orlov, a designer, maker, and puzzlesmith. With a background in escape rooms, illustration, and object design, Rita lives for the “aha” moments and the journey of discovery that can be created through puzzles and gamified storytelling. She holds a BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design. Check out her blog for thoughts on puzzles, crafting and game design.


Special thanks to: E. Orlov, F. Bolles, Alex Rosenthal, Hillary Manning, R. Rekhler, K. Ottinger, V. Rosenfeld, M. Poplawska, T. Wagner, R. Byrne, A. Dupuy, C.J. Smith, Edouard Daunas, M. Parks, and David & Lisa Spira.

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