The Samaritan Paradox

The Samaritan Paradox

an all new adventure

Faravid Interactive present a brand new detective adventure game. With simple interface, point & click mechanics, enjoy an unfolding story with animations, music, effects & lots of atmosphere. Journey through cityscapes and islands of Sweden to the mysterious and beautiful lands within a novel, with brain teasing puzzles, interesting characters and a dramatic story - it waits only for an adventurer like you!

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top reviews

"Puzzle enthusiasts should definitely check the game out." - Capsule Computers

"The Samaritan Paradox is a challenging, intelligent tale wrapped up in a neat adventure game package." - Telegraph

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David Barnet

the last secret

A writer has died. His daughter seeks the help of you, Ord Salomon, to find his secret last novel. During the search, questions will emerge. Did her father really kill himself? What is the secret novel all about? What is going on at the island of Fardo? Crack codes, decipher secrets & find a lost fortune in this exciting adventure for Windows PC.

further information


The Samaritan Paradox is set in Sweden in the 80's. Ord Salomon has agreed to help Sara Bergwall find the book her father, Jonatan Bergwall, wrote before he died. During the course of this treasure hunt, he learns that Jonatan was investigating the weapons industry, and more specifically some covert affairs with foreign dictatorships.

But more questions arise. What is the book about, and why does Sara want Ord to find it for her? Did her Alzheimer's-stricken mother know the secret before she grew too demented to share it? And how did Jonatan actually die?


Full English voice acting with large cast
Hint system and simple controls
hand-drawn art and animations, 60+ rooms
original soundtrack and effects

additional languages (included with game)

  • Subtitles: Italiano, Deutsch, EspaÑol, Français

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    David Barnet

    a thought from the author

    "When writing fiction, good writers typically build characters by letting them act or speak (or think thoughts) consistently with their personalities, rather than by describing these traits explicitly. Only in cheaper literature will the reader be instructed how to interpret a character, instead of encouraged to draw their own conclusions."

    - Petter Ljungqvist, author


    Play an interactive segment of the game for free. Download and install the demo and try out the Samaritan Paradox for yourself... 50mb EXE installer file.

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    original soundtrack by Lannie Neely

    Over 30 minutes of original music features in the game, and comes included in OGG format for your listening pleasure. press play below to hear a sample!

    development blog

    Join the author Petter Ljungqvist at the Faravid Interactive blog for an insight into the game production, plus a variety of thoughts and articles on game theory.

    Visit the Faravid Interactive blog here

    David Barnet

    hints & tips
    Ord's notebook contains important information

    Ord will keep track of ideas and hints in his notebook, so do take a look if you are stuck in the game. The notebook is found by moving the mouse to the bottom of the screen.

    Have you encountered a bug or a crash? We're sorry - we do our best to keep our games free from errors, but please contact us if you experience any major issues.

    technical support

    1. game not start/slowdown/mouse problems
    Always "Run as Administrator" & ensure laptops are set to High Performance Mode. Use winsetup.exe > Advanced tab (at bottom) to up the RAM limit. Try step 2 & 3.

    2. graphic problems
    Run winsetup.exe and select a different graphic filter setting (ie 2x or 3x) and 'save and run'. Also try changing graphics driver (from DirectX to DirectDraw).

    3. sound problems
    Run winsetup.exe and select a different sound renderer (ie Hardware). Below this you will be able to Disable MIDI - some computers require this step.

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    reviews and comments

    "The Samaritan Paradox is a paragon example for interactive fiction that doesn't rely on violence or sensationalism to tell a compelling story." - GameCloud.Au

    "Excellent puzzle design and music. Really well made." - R. Michalski

    "There are some really clever puzzles in this game." - Mati256

    "Looks brilliant -- and sounds brilliant, too. The music, the voice acting is top-notch, and you really found a great guy for the role of Ord. Kudos!" - Fitz

    "That is a great trailer guys! Well done! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product!" - Vince