Toronto, March 31, 2005 – The Adventure Company, a leading publisher of adventure games, today announced Still Life, has gone gold. Developed by awarding-winning adventure game creators, Microids, this investigative thriller will be available for both the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and for Windows on April 14, 2005.
Players step into the role of Victoria McPherson, a brilliant young FBI agent and the granddaughter of Post Mortem's famed Private Detective, Gustav McPherson. On the hunt for a serial killer, Victoria is up against five dead bodies, a mountain of circumstantial evidence and an angry boss breathing down her neck. Things become more complicated when, on a visit to her childhood home, she comes across one of Gus' old case files dating back more than 75 years. As she reads deeper into the file, she discovers an uncanny number of similarities between her case in Chicago and the gruesome killings in 1920s Prague...
Still Life is a unique adventure which gives players an insider view into the world of a criminal investigator. While on the case, they will employ a variety of forensic devices and techniques and investigate an intriguing cast of characters in modern day Chicago and former day Prague.
- Play as two characters: Private Eye, Gus McPherson or FBI Agent, Victoria McPherson.
- Challenging puzzles finely integrated into the storyline.
- Life-like, crime scene investigations of horrific serial homicides.
- Full-screen inventory offering an examine feature, with a zoom function, and a combine button to allow wider use of inventory items.
- Beautifully detailed environments and stunning cinematics, in the Microids tradition.
Those who cannot wait until April 14th are encouraged to take part in the three-part Still Life Extended Reality Experience which launched this week. Offering extended enjoyment, the experience focuses on the characters and events prior to the opening of Still Life and continues upon completion of the game. Players will scour several fictional, but incredibly realistic, websites created exclusively for the game universe, watching the story evolve through various media vehicles and following cleverly hidden hints and clues provided by alternate reality, and the marketing materials surrounding the game.
Still Life is developed by Microids, and has an ESRB rating of 'M' for Mature. For more information, or to find clues regarding the extended reality investigation, visit http://www.stilllife-game.com.
About The Adventure Company:
The Adventure Company, a division of DreamCatcher Interactive Inc., is a worldwide leading publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software devoted exclusively to the adventure game market. Its extensive portfolio of best-selling and award winning games includes "Adventure Game of the Year" winners Syberia and MISSING: Since January. Currently under licensed development is a series of games based on best-selling novels by legendary mystery author Agatha Christie. More information about The Adventure Company and its products can be found at http://www.adventurecompanygames.com.
Born from the fusion of Microïds' and Wanadoo Edition's activities, MC2 is now one of the leading video games studios and publishers in Europe. With its publishing and distribution facilities in France and Italy as well as a publishing and development studio based in Montreal, MC2 has established a worldwide market presence. Today MC2 leads the adventure segment of the video games industry and enjoys international praise for hits such as the Syberia series. The adventures will continue, as a number of titles are currently under development and production for Xbox, PS2 and the PC. More information about Microids and its products can be found at http://www.microids.com/
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