Demo Released for Horror Adventure DARKNESS WITHIN
Haarlem, The Netherlands – October 18, 2007 – Leading publisher Lighthouse Interactive and developer Zoetrope Interactive today released a demo for their upcoming psychological horror Adventure game, Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder. This chilling PC CD-ROM game, inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, will be releasing later this month. Darkness Within is Windows® Vista™ compatible.

Onur Samli, CEO of Zoetrope Interactive said, “The demo will take players into a world where nothing is as it seems. Mysteries unfold and players will toe the fine line between sanity and insanity. We wanted to create an eerie game world where players will enjoy being frightened. The story is also very involving – not only are players tasked with finding fugitive murder suspect Loath Nolder, but they must also uncover the astonishing truth behind their own character.”

“Zoetrope created a suspenseful and intriguing adventure true to the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Darkness Within stands out from other games in its genre since it takes players deep into the dark recesses of the human psyche exploring themes such as the occult, nightmares and paranormal events,” said Erik Schreuder, CEO of Lighthouse Interactive. “The demo gives players a peek into the twisted world built around a compelling murder investigation. Darkness Within will keep players entertained for hours!”

The demo features one of the frightening game settings players will encounter during the murder investigation. Strange happenings will occur, so players will need to keep their wits about them in order to escape the terrifying darkness.

GAME SUMMARY:

As police detective Howard E. Loreid, players are tasked to solve the murder of Clark Field, a wealthy man involved in the occult. At the top of your list of suspects is Loath Nolder; a highly respected private investigator who mysteriously abandoned his last case for reasons unknown. Rumor had it that he ventured to several exotic places around the world learning from tribe shamans and sorcerers. It remains a great mystery as to why Loath Nolder disappeared so suddenly, resurfacing five years later and resuming his investigations just as abruptly as he had left them. Why does this venerated P.I. now sit on the other side of the law?

Your seemingly routine investigation takes a dramatic twist as strange and terrifying happenings begin to plague your psyche. You experience lucid horrifying dreams and are tormented by paranormal happenings. Why do days pass instead of hours when you sleep? What’s real and what’s not? As you pursue fugitive murder suspect Loath Nolder, you must face dire truths hidden deep within a haunting darkness and the recesses of your mind.

FEATURES:

• Built-in Hint System with 3 Difficulty Levels – Players can choose to play in Standard, Detective or Senior Detective modes.
• Unique Inventory System – Utilizing the ‘thinking screen’ allows players to collect and examine items, and thoughts. Clues can also be researched, combined or used.
• Dynamic Puzzles and Features – Traditional adventure game puzzles are complimented by deciphering dreams and underlining excerpts in documents to garner critical clues.
• Enhanced Gameplay Experience – The proprietary game engine enables compelling special effects, stunning visuals, and dynamic lighting and shading, in a panoramic first person game environment.
• Eerie Gameplay Atmosphere – An immersive experience is created by a fascinating story, chilling real-time cut scenes, and haunting music.
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