The Search The Search

Year:  2017

Genre:  Fantasy

Links:  Moby Games, Steam, Adventure Gamers

The Search is a short puzzle adventure set in a fantasy world where art comes to life. You find yourself in an unknown world, left with a mysterious letter and a series of clues to guide you. There are 9 Steam Achievements, all documented in the walkthrough below.

Admission

Immediately go to the yellow machine in the distance and pick up the "Listen" ticket from on top of it Price of Admission. Use this ticket on the slot in the yellow machine.

Alley

Go forward 5 times to reach a wooden door, then turn left. Examine the bird cage, and take the "?" ticket from inside. Back out, then turn left and go forward 7 times to reach a locked gate. Turn right and examine the blue wooden door, then open it to find another yellow ticket machine Ticket Machine. Insert the "?" ticket you just found into the slot on this machine.

Admission

Go forward to the blue pedestal and read the note (1/25) on top of it. Continue forward to the green pedestal and pick up the lighter, then move on to the red pedestal so you can take the camera. Keep going to reach the yellow machine and insert your "Listen" ticket into its slot.

Alley

Turn right and read the note (2/25) on the wall here. Turn left and go forward 5 times to reach the wooden door again. Turn left and examine the bird cage again, then take a photo of it with your camera - you will end up with a photo card (blue) of an empty cage. Examine this photo card (3/25) in your inventory.

Turn right around and examine the barrel, taking the canvas (blue) from inside. Back out, turn right, and go forward 3 times, then turn right to see apartment 35. Read the note (4/25) on the door. Back out, turn left and look at the base of the tree here. Pick up the paint jar (blue), then read the note (5/25) that was beneath it. Back out and turn left to see apartment 38. Examine the blue chair and take the paintbrush (blue) from it.

Back out, turn right, then go forward 4 times and examine the locked gate. Put your canvas (blue) over the gate. In your inventory, use your lighter on your photo card (blue), then the ashes (blue) with the paint jar (blue), and the blue paint with the paintbrush (blue). Now use the paintbrush (blue) on the canvas Painter.

Step forward, then turn right and look at the table. Pick up the "Rebirth" ticket and read the note (6/25). Back out, then turn left and approach the yellow machine. Insert your "Rebirth" ticket.

House

Turn left and read the note (7/25) on the wooden lectern. Back out and turn right, then go forward twice and turn left. Read the note (8/25) on top of the drum on the chair. Back out and turn right, then go over towards the wooden desk in front of the open window. Pick up the canvas (red), then read the note (9/25).

Back out, turn right, then go forward. Take the paintbrush (red) from on top of the stepladder. Turn right and go forward twice, then turn left. Examine the bird cage and take the "Empty" ticket from inside. Back out, turn around and go to the yellow machine. Insert your "Empty" ticket.

Cliff Cabin

Turn around and examine the note (10/25) on the wall. Turn right, and go forward 5 times to head down the stairs. Examine the small green coffee table, and read the note (11/25) on it. Take a photo of the cup with your camera - you will end up with a photo card (green) of an empty cup. Examine the photo card (12/25) in your inventory.

Back out, then go forward towards the door and look in the flower pot on the ground to find a paintbrush (green). Turn around and go all the way back upstairs, then straight ahead to the door marked L3. Turn left and look up high to find a paint jar (green). Turn left twice to see a painting of a crowbar.

In your inventory, use your lighter on your photo card (green), then the ashes (green) with the paint jar (green), and the green paint with the paintbrush (green). Now use the paintbrush (green) on the painting. Pick up the crowbar Iron Crow.

Back out and go downstairs again, then turn left to see a barred door. Use your crowbar on the wooden bars, then open the door and pick up the canvas (green). Return upstairs and look at the open doorway blocked by the fallen tree. Put your canvas (green) over the doorway. Use the paintbrush (green) on the canvas.

Step forward, then turn right and pick up the paint jar (red). Turn around and read the note (13/25) on the tree stump next to the axe. Turn right and go forward 3 times. Look at the sign near the broken bridge, and take a photo of it with your camera - you will end up with a photo card (red) of a floor path. Examine the photo card (14/25) in your inventory. Turn left so you are looking back down the path, and pick up the "Rebirth" ticket from the post on the right. Turn left twice, approach the yellow machine, and insert your "Rebirth" ticket.

House

Make your way forward and right through the open doorway with the stained glass window beyond. Turn right and go forward to find a collapsed floor behind another doorway. Put your canvas (red) over the doorway. In your inventory, use your lighter on your photo card (red), then the ashes (red) with the paint jar (red), and the red paint with the paintbrush (red). Now use the paintbrush (red) on the canvas.

Step forward 3 times, then look at the painting to the left. Take a photo of the painting with your camera - you will end up with a photo card (red) of the painting. Examine the photo card (15/25) in your inventory. Back out, then turn right and go through the doorway, then go left, forward, right, forward and left. Examine the red picture frame on the left - you will come back here later. Back out, then turn right and go forward, left, forward twice, left, forward and left. Examine the elevator here, then open it and take the canvas (red). Back out, then turn around and read the note (16/25) on the opposite wall.

Back out, then turn right and continue forward, right, forward, left, forward and left. You should now see a staircase straight ahead of you. Step forward once, then take a photo of the painting on the right with your camera - you will end up with a photo card (green) of the painting. Examine the photo card (17/25) in your inventory. Now back out, turn left, and go up the stairs by heading forward 5 times.

Turn left and examine the wooden chair. Pick up the needle and thread, then read the note (18/25). Turn around and examine the mirror, then take a photo of the mirror with your camera - you will end up with a photo card (blue) of the mirror. Examine the photo card (19/25) in your inventory.

Head back downstairs and find the red picture frame again. Use your canvas (red) on the picture frame. Now use the paintbrush (red) on the canvas Ticket Painter. Take the "Infinity" ticket. Head upstairs once more and approach the yellow machine. Insert your "Infinity" ticket.

Staircase

Turn around and climb the staircase. Read the note (20/25) on the blue pedestal. Continue up the stairs and read the note (21/25) on the green pedestal. Keep going further up so you can read another note (22/25) on the red pedestal. Go to the very top of the staircase and try to take the key on the white pedestal, but it will disintegrate. Read the note (23/25) that is left behind.

Collect the paint jar (white) from the left pedestal, and the paintbrush (white) from the right pedestal, then approach the large torn canvas ahead. Use your needle and thread on the torn canvas Canvas Repair.

In your inventory, use your lighter on all three of your photo cards (red, green and blue), then use all three sets of ashes (red, green and blue) with the paint jar (white), and the white paint with the paintbrush (white). Now use the paintbrush (white) on the painting. Step through the painting.

Wasteland

Read the note (24/25) on the pedestal straight ahead. Next go to the black machine over to the right. Take the "?" ticket from on top of it, and insert it into the slot.

House

Go down the stairs into a room with some televisions. Examine the armchair to sit down on it. Click on the televisions and select Yes The Wasteland.

Wasteland

Head over towards the stepladder and pick some fruit from the tree. Select the fruit in your inventory and select Yes. Now choose to listen 3 times.

House

Go up the stairs and read the note (25/25) on the green stool. There is an achievement for reading all 25 notes/photos Well Read. Now climb the ladder New World.