Ratings | | x10
Release Date 16 Oct 2014
Release Type Commercial
Content Advisory Occasional, mild | None | Occasional, mild
Operating System Windows
Game Genre Historical
Game Type Drama
Story Type Original
Play Length Full Length Game
Language English
Graphics 3, 4
Downloaded 765 times

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AGS Awards 2014 Nominations

AGS Awards 2014 Nominations

Best Animation
Best Background Art
Best Character
Best Character Art
Best Game Created with AGS 2014
Best Gameplay
Best Music & Sound
Best Puzzles
Best Voice Work
Best Writing

AGS Panel Rating

A Golden Wake is a fun game with an interesting setting accompanied by a fun 1920s jazz soundtrack and some nice visuals. Although the historical aspect may not be every player's blue cup of tea, the game features some memorable NPCs, most of whom based on real people and brought to life with some mostly top-notch voice acting. The traditional adventure puzzles are on the easy side but AGW's unique persuasion dialogue puzzles are a welcome challenge. Good stuff.

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About

The Roaring Twenties. The Jazz Age. Prohibition. For Alfie Banks, a young real estate salesman from New York recently relocated to Miami, it is a time of great opportunity. Set against the backdrop of the Florida Land Boom of the 1920s, A Golden Wake is a story of an innocent man's descent into greed and corruption, and his eventual redemption. Based on actual events and featuring real life locations and historical figures, you must guide Alfie on his journey to reach the top of the real estate game as he deals with shady salesmen, cutthroat bootleggers, corrupt politicians, and much more, all while swept up in the events surrounding the inception of Coral Gables, The City Beautiful.

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By Durq on 26 Mar 2019
I just played through A Golden Wake for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it! Great atmosphere.

By CaptainD on 23 Mar 2016
I liked the new ideas (working out the right house to sell to different prospective buyers) than the more traditional AG elements in this particular game. Lots of good ideas, interesting setting. Some infuriating sequences (yes plane stunt I'm looking at you!) but overall enjoyable.

By MiteWiseacreLives! on 19 Aug 2015
Got back to this one and finished it, very enjoyable!
I liked the change of situation Alfie was placed in as you progress through the years. The puzzles were good but pretty easy in general, the seller's intuition stuff was great (would liked to have seen more of that!). This game is more about telling an entertaining story than anything, the true-story factor is what sold this game as a winner to me in the end.

By Andy on 23 Oct 2014
This game reminds me of The Wolf of Wall Street at first, real estate style (a film that I'm not too keen on), but like many storylines, there are quite a few twists in the plot, and the theme draws away from the movie, and it makes itself it's own.

The puzzles require some thought, but are never too taxing, and sometimes you will have to prove your persuasive prowess.

What really drew me in was the attractive display of visual scenery and animations, and asking myself, what will become of a one Mr. Alfie Banks?

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