WESTON, CT â€“ March 22, 2006 â€“ In the face of big name, big budget releases, value-priced, independently developed games can still make a mark. Since its release earlier this month, â€œScratchesâ€, a suspense-adventure game for the PC has ranked in the top 10 of Amazon.comâ€™s Top Sellers in Computer and Video Games, as well as in popular game indexes such as GameRankings.com.
Published in North America by Got Game Entertainment, the point-and-click game set in rural England was developed across the globe in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Nucleosys, the two-man team of Agustin Cordes and Alejandro Graziani, and is proving to be the little game that could.
Presenting an engrossing tale, haunting sound, richly detailed graphics, a clean interface, and logical, organic puzzles, â€œScratchesâ€ has found a home not only with core adventure gamers, but with horror and suspense fans as well.
â€œThe success of â€˜Scratchesâ€™ proves there is always an audience for well-made games that tell a story,â€ said Got Game Entertainment President Howard Horowitz. â€œSeeing â€˜Scratchesâ€™ in top 10 popularity rankings next to blockbusters like â€˜Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivionâ€™ makes this publisher more determined than ever to bring quality, independently developed games to market.â€
â€œScratchesâ€ also makes its mark as the first commercially released adventure game ever developed in Argentina.
â€œScratchesâ€ is an atmospheric mystery adventure game for the PC, brimming with eerie twists and terrifying surprises. Set in and around a solitary Victorian mansion concealing a terrible secret, a long since forgotten story from the past emerges to haunt the present. A careful combination of inventory-based and deductive-style puzzles, integrated with a riveting storyline, non-linear gameplay, intricately detailed graphics, and an entrancing soundtrack, immerse you in a haunting Gothic atmosphere until the final shocking revelation.
As famed horror writer Michael Arthate, you arrive at Blackwood Manor, your newly acquired home, an old Victorian house lost in the outskirts of a small English market town. While the ominous weather bodes of darker days, you are initially charmed by this peaceful and quiet place. The pleasant stillness is soon broken, however, as the rooms of this exquisite, if faded glory, mansion speak of past events, their tales echoing through its walls. As the odd noises in the basement grow ever louder, you set about solving your sanctuaryâ€™s long-held mystery.
Isolated by a washed out road, and in search of clues, you delve into every dark corner of the mansion and its untended grounds via a point-and -click interface. Examining, probing, and hunting your way through musty rooms, an overrun greenhouse, a sinister chapel, and a forbidding crypt, your investigation deepens, and you slowly become aware of one terrifying fact: you are not alone!
â€œScratchesâ€ is available for a suggested retail price of $19.95 (USD) and is rated â€œTâ€ for Teen by the ESRB for Alcohol and Tobacco Reference/Blood/Mild Language/Mild Violence.
For more information on â€œScratchesâ€, visit www.ScratchesMystery.com.
Founded in Argentina by Agustin Cordes and Alejandro Graziani, Nucleosys is committed to creating quality adventure games. Beyond merely telling a story, Nucleosys wants gamers to live it with compelling stories, immersive atmospheres, and organic challenges. For more information, visit www.Nucleosys.com.
About Got Game Entertainment
Founded by Howard Horowitz, Got Game Entertainment, LLC is a publisher of games for PC. With the release of games such as "Scratches", Got Game Entertainment continues its commitment to bringing to market quality games offering exceptional entertainment. For more information, visit www.GotGameEntertainment.com