Martin is a bachelor and sculptor struggling to make a living in the city. He specializes in modelling human figures, and often hires people to pose for him in his studio. To him, they are just models, and his interest in them is solely for the purpose of his art.

One evening, he receives an envelope in the mail. The envelope is unmarked except for the numbers 1011 scribbled in a corner. Inside is a strange photo.

Soon after, Martin finds himself in a different world, where time and space mean nothing, and ghosts from the past will not die...


The Marionette is a free downloadable point-and-click adventure game. It is created using the Adventure Game Studio (AGS) software and features a 2D interface similar to that of old Sierra adventure games such as the King's Quest and Gabriel Knight series.

The Marionette began production in September 2006. It will be released on 09 November 2009. A demo comprising 25% of the total game length was completed and released in January 2007 (get it from the downloads page). You can add your email to the mailing list on the main page to keep updated on the game's progress.


About Team Effigy

Team Effigy came into being about the same time that The Marionette did. Its members keep changing, so that I'm pretty much the only constant one around. In that sense, Team Effigy is a name coined to refer conveniently to the many makers of The Marionette.

The current Team Effigy are:

  • Story, art and scripting - Auriond
  • Scripting - Cristina Nicolae, Gabriel Nicolae
  • Additional scripting - Gijs Dekker, James "Dualnames" Spanos
  • Game design - Auriond, Taunia Sabanski
  • Music - Kieran
  • Sound advisor - Nikolas Sideris
  • Additional art - Taunia Sabanski
  • Pre-shipment Inspector - Sebastian Pfaller, James "Dualnames" Spanos