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Olav and the Lute

Olav and the Lute, a music-based puzzle adventure game by Shelly Alon, and Johann and Daniel Von Appen has you exploring a post-apocalyptic fantasy world, wielding the power of a magical stringed instrument. Gameplay will be familiar to players of LucasArts' Loom, but Olav and the Lute is an engagingly unique ride, despite its short length.

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Olav & the Lute Walkthrough

Cave

  1. Click the empty SPELLBOOK to pick it up from the ground.

    • From now on, you can click the book at the bottom right corner of the screen to view any music spells you have currently collected.

  2. Move right to the next scene. Take the LUTE from the pedestal in front of the Old Runestone.

    • The lute now appears at the bottom of your screen. Click the musical instrument to select it, then click on any of the 5 multi-colored triangles to play a string.

    • For those who are colorblind, refer to the numbers used in this walkthrough to identify the colors of the triangles. On the lute, the triangles appear from left to right in this order: Red=1, Orange=2, Purple=3, Green=4, and Blue=5.

    • You can play up to four notes to complete a song. We haven't learned any songs yet, so you can put the lute away for now.

  3. Also note the symbols carved into the Old Runestone:

    • At the top of the stone is an image of the Loom, and below it are three symbols - a water droplet, a fire, and a wrench.

  4. Walk right twice until you reach a large gate at the end of the cave.

  5. Click the King-sized Key to learn a new song, Open/Close.

  6. Click the Queen-sized Door to select it, then click your LUTE and play the "Open" song.

    • To cast "Open" click the triangles in the following order: Blue(5), Orange(2), Blue(5), Red(1).

  7. Go through the open door to enter the Forest crossroads.

Forest

  1. Examine the Cracking Leak at the side of the large water tank.

    • Select the leak, then use your LUTE to play the "Open" song again to widen the crack.

      • Remember, the song is Blue(5), Orange(2), Blue(5), Red(1).

  2. The water from the tank will pour into the sishi odoshi, which will teach you two more song spells, Fill/Drain.

  3. Follow the upper right path to the Snowy Canyon.

Snowy Canyon

  1. Click the low waters of the River to select it, then click your LUTE to play a song.

    • Cast the "Fill" spell to raise the level of the waters by clicking the triangles in this order: Blue(5), Green(4), Orange(2), Red(1)

  2. Once you've raised the water level, you can walk over the log bridge that floats to the surface of the water and move across the river. Continue right to the camp at the next scene.

  3. Click the fire in the middle of the camp to learn the Heat/Freeze spells.

  4. Move left once to return to the river. The bridge is gone, so you'll have to find another way across.

  5. Select the River and take out your LUTE. Play the "Freeze" song to turn the river to solid ice.

    • To cast "Freeze," click the triangles in the following order: Blue(5), Purple(3), Purple(3), Orange(2).

  6. Continue left to return to the Forest crossroads. This time, take the lower right path to go deeper into the forest.

Forest

  1. Click the giant mushroom to add two new spells to your book, Poison/Heal.

    • In this scene you'll also see a broken television and a crying ghost. We don't have the necessary spells to fix the problem, so we'll have to come back later.

  2. Walk left once to go back to the Forest crossroads, then continue left again to reach Buki's House.

Buki's House

  1. Select Buki, the sleeping drunk blocking the door, then take out your LUTE to cast another song spell.

  2. Play the "Heal" song to wake Buki up by clicking the following triangles: Red(1), Purple(3), Orange(2), Green(4).

  3. Follow Buki into the house through the opened door.

  4. Click the Power Switch to turn on the Destruct 300 machine, which will teach you the Destroy/Repair songs.

  5. Walk right three times to exit the building and return to the ghost in the Forest.

Forest

  1. Click the Broken Television to select it. Use the LUTE to play the "Repair" song and fix the tv.

    • To cast "Repair" click the following triangles: Orange(2), Purple(3), Red(1), Blue(5).

  2. The ghost will sing you a song after you've repaired its television, which will also add the Sleep/Awake spells to your book.

  3. Go back to the crossroads, then return to the Cave.

Cave

  1. Walk left until you reach the chamber with the Loom and three pedestals.

    • Use the three clues from the carvings on the Old Runestone to determine which spells to cast on each object.

    • Select with the Goblet on the left pedestal. Play the "Fill" song on the LUTE to fill the goblet with water.

      • To cast "Fill" click the following triangles: Blue(5), Green(4), Orange(2), Red(1).

    • Next, select the Fireplace inside the middle pedestal. Cast the "Heat" spell to light a fire.

      • To play the "Heat" song click these triangles in order: Orange(2), Purple(3), Purple(3), Blue(5).

    • Lastly, select the broken Sword. Play the "Repair" song to fix the shattered blade.

      • Cast the "Repair" spell by clicking these triangles: Orange(2), Purple (3), Red(1), Blue(5).

  2. Now click the Loom to select it. Your character will say you need to "wake it up now."

    • Play the "Awake" song on your LUTE by clicking the following triangles: Orange(2), Purple(3), Green(4), Blue(5).

4 Comments

Tricky, you said "an unlocking spell becomes an unlocking spell." I assume that was a typo and you meant to say "a locking spell becomes an unlocking spell" or the vice versa.

This was a nice game. I expected it to have a creepier turn, but I was disappointed with a rather abrupt ending that did not give any revealing developments to the "story." However, I hope this means there will be a sequel because I really enjoyed playing the game. It's beautiful, even if its purpose evaded me.

Olav & the Lute Walkthrough

Cave

  1. Click the empty SPELLBOOK to pick it up from the ground.

    • From now on, you can click the book at the bottom right corner of the screen to view any music spells you have currently collected.

  2. Move right to the next scene. Take the LUTE from the pedestal in front of the Old Runestone.

    • The lute now appears at the bottom of your screen. Click the musical instrument to select it, then click on any of the 5 multi-colored triangles to play a string.

    • For those who are colorblind, refer to the numbers used in this walkthrough to identify the colors of the triangles. On the lute, the triangles appear from left to right in this order: Red=1, Orange=2, Purple=3, Green=4, and Blue=5.

    • You can play up to four notes to complete a song. We haven't learned any songs yet, so you can put the lute away for now.

  3. Also note the symbols carved into the Old Runestone:

    • At the top of the stone is an image of the Loom, and below it are three symbols - a water droplet, a fire, and a wrench.

  4. Walk right twice until you reach a large gate at the end of the cave.

  5. Click the King-sized Key to learn a new song, Open/Close.

  6. Click the Queen-sized Door to select it, then click your LUTE and play the "Open" song.

    • To cast "Open" click the triangles in the following order: Blue(5), Orange(2), Blue(5), Red(1).

  7. Go through the open door to enter the Forest crossroads.

Forest

  1. Examine the Cracking Leak at the side of the large water tank.

    • Select the leak, then use your LUTE to play the "Open" song again to widen the crack.

      • Remember, the song is Blue(5), Orange(2), Blue(5), Red(1).

  2. The water from the tank will pour into the sishi odoshi, which will teach you two more song spells, Fill/Drain.

  3. Follow the upper right path to the Snowy Canyon.

Snowy Canyon

  1. Click the low waters of the River to select it, then click your LUTE to play a song.

    • Cast the "Fill" spell to raise the level of the waters by clicking the triangles in this order: Blue(5), Green(4), Orange(2), Red(1)

  2. Once you've raised the water level, you can walk over the log bridge that floats to the surface of the water and move across the river. Continue right to the camp at the next scene.

  3. Click the fire in the middle of the camp to learn the Heat/Freeze spells.

  4. Move left once to return to the river. The bridge is gone, so you'll have to find another way across.

  5. Select the River and take out your LUTE. Play the "Freeze" song to turn the river to solid ice.

    • To cast "Freeze," click the triangles in the following order: Blue(5), Purple(3), Purple(3), Orange(2).

  6. Continue left to return to the Forest crossroads. This time, take the lower right path to go deeper into the forest.

Forest

  1. Click the giant mushroom to add two new spells to your book, Poison/Heal.

    • In this scene you'll also see a broken television and a crying ghost. We don't have the necessary spells to fix the problem, so we'll have to come back later.

  2. Walk left once to go back to the Forest crossroads, then continue left again to reach Buki's House.

Buki's House

  1. Select Buki, the sleeping drunk blocking the door, then take out your LUTE to cast another song spell.

  2. Play the "Heal" song to wake Buki up by clicking the following triangles: Red(1), Purple(3), Orange(2), Green(4).

  3. Follow Buki into the house through the opened door.

  4. Click the Power Switch to turn on the Destruct 300 machine, which will teach you the Destroy/Repair songs.

  5. Walk right three times to exit the building and return to the ghost in the Forest.

Forest

  1. Click the Broken Television to select it. Use the LUTE to play the "Repair" song and fix the tv.

    • To cast "Repair" click the following triangles: Orange(2), Purple(3), Red(1), Blue(5).

  2. The ghost will sing you a song after you've repaired its television, which will also add the Sleep/Awake spells to your book.

  3. Go back to the crossroads, then return to the Cave.

Cave

  1. Walk left until you reach the chamber with the Loom and three pedestals.

    • Use the three clues from the carvings on the Old Runestone to determine which spells to cast on each object.

    • Select with the Goblet on the left pedestal. Play the "Fill" song on the LUTE to fill the goblet with water.

      • To cast "Fill" click the following triangles: Blue(5), Green(4), Orange(2), Red(1).

    • Next, select the Fireplace inside the middle pedestal. Cast the "Heat" spell to light a fire.

      • To play the "Heat" song click these triangles in order: Orange(2), Purple(3), Purple(3), Blue(5).

    • Lastly, select the broken Sword. Play the "Repair" song to fix the shattered blade.

      • Cast the "Repair" spell by clicking these triangles: Orange(2), Purple (3), Red(1), Blue(5).

  2. Now click the Loom to select it. Your character will say you need to "wake it up now."

    • Play the "Awake" song on your LUTE by clicking the following triangles: Orange(2), Purple(3), Green(4), Blue(5).

I loved this game! My only complaint was I wanted MMMMMMOOOOOORRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEE. And for some reason, never getting to know

how did awakening the loom effect the world?

sort of made it all feel huge disappointment instead of the great enjoyment I was having right before the end of the game snatched me up.

I would encourage the authors to add a bit of time, where we can walk about after, and before being snatched away, get a time to see what we have accomplished.

:)
Eso.

This was a good game, however... I only gave it three stars because of the random and pointless use of the 'F' word...and I'm a 32 year old construction worker. I LOVE the 'F' word. It just didn't belong in this game, and sort of shocked me out of the world that the game did a very good job putting me into.

The ending was sudden, indeed, but moving, the way the light and music builds to a crescendo. Very nice.

But that darn language just seemed so out of place that THAT is what I ended up thinking of after the game ended, rather than the story.

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