10 Gnomes in Venice
Mateusz Skutnik takes us on another gorgeous photographic stroll with 10 Gnomes in Venice, the latest in his popular series of point-and-click puzzle 10 Gnomes games. As the title implies, there are ten tiny gnomes hidden throughout the streets, nooks, and crannies of Venice, and finding them all will require scouring every inch. All you have to do to play is click to travel and look around... your cursor will always change when there's a place you can move to or zoom in on. The gnomes are small, so don't expect to see any clear sign they're hiding somewhere gnome'in' it up. There are no items to collect or puzzles to solve beyond where the gnomes themselves are, so click everywhere and leave no stone or picturesque street unturned. Just don't spend too much time admiring the scenery, because there is a ten minute time limit and if it runs out, you'll have to try again from the beginning.
Like the rest of the series, 10 Gnomes in Venice is almost less about the objective and more about the journey, and thanks to Mateusz's crisp photography, it's a pretty darned lovely journey at that. Navigation can be a little hard, or at least keeping track of where you are and where you've been can be, since the myriad of different photo angles and areas are a little overwhelming. The time limit sort of hinders the lazy, meandering atmosphere the visuals encourage, but it's hard not to get sucked into admiring everything even under the gun since there are so many details to take in. 10 Gnomes in Venice is simple, sure, but also simply beautiful, a visual love letter to its locale, and is the perfect way to unwind and go beyond your office chair.