A lot of activity for the Mac these days. Now Dark Arcana: The Carnival is hitting the Mac App Store today. If you like puzzle games, it may be something worth checking out. Here’s a video as well.

From the press release:

    Have you ever felt the mysterious dark charm of carnivals? Today you’ll uncover their secret, with the help of your Mac, in the latest hidden object puzzle adventure, Dark Arcana: The Carnival from G5 & Artifex Mundi. Immerse yourself in an eerie hidden world behind the merry facade. Released on mobile platforms a week ago, Dark Arcana: The Carnival has already won numerous awards and hearts of critics and players. Today this enigmatic hidden object adventure launched on Mac. You’ll have an hour to try this terrific game for FREE, before deciding whether you’d like to unlock the full version via IAP.

    An enigmatic carnival has come to town, bringing an unsettling mystery with it. A young mother has gone missing, and now it’s up to you to find her before it’s too late. A detective – you – take on the investigation in the house of mirrors, where Susan was last seen. Soon you find out the owner of the show, a knife thrower with a tragic past, is involved. With the help of the dark powers, he captured his victim in the Mirror World, and you have to investigate two worlds: the one you live in and an alternate plane existing behind the carnival’s Hall of Mirrors, to save Susan. Discover the secret of an ancient being named the Evil One and learn the tragic story of carnival’s manager, who accidentally killed his fiancée during a show many years ago. Explore picturesque yet terrifying locations and prevent the Evil One from perpetrating another terrible crime.

    A lush artwork represents two vivid versions of reality – our present world with bright carousel, Ferris wheel, fortuneteller’s tent; and the reflected eerie world covered with mist, fool of skeletons and hungry plants. Hidden object scenes are beautifully detailed. If you are stuck or just want to have a break from looking for hidden items, you may use the hint system or switch to Monaco card game to move along. This absorbing mini-game requires you to make matches of two cards that contain the same symbols and are touching horizontally, vertically or diagonally. In addition, a cute monkey will help you retrieve some items that are hidden beyond your reach, a map will show you active locations and a diary will keep the track of your tasks.

    A variety of puzzles, sophisticated storyline, pleasant voice acting and smooth controls will keep you on your toes till the last scene. The game is developed by Artifex Mundi and published on Mac OS by G5 Entertainment.

    Key Features:

    48 enigmatic spine-tingling locations to visit
    18 hidden object scenes to search
    28 mini-games to tease your brain
    21 exciting achievements to rack up
    Three difficulty modes to keep you guessing
    Bonus chapter, strategy guide and extras

    Dark Arcana: The Carnival is available for download on Mac today. Gamers can try the game for free and unlock the full version via in-app purchase for $4.99 today only (reg. $6.99). Originally the game was developed for PC by Artifex Mundi. Dark Arcana: The Carnival is also available on iOS, Google Play, Kindle Fire and Nook.