Toronto, January 12, 2005 – The Adventure Company today announced it has joined forces with MC2 to publish and distribute Still Life in North America. This pulse-pounding adventure game will be available both for the XboxÃ‚Â® video game system from Microsoft and for WindowsÃ‚Â® 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...
“We are delighted to work again with Microids who masterfully crafted the Adventure Game of the Year Syberia and the successful Post Mortem,” said Robert Stevenson, VP Product Development and Acquisitions at The Adventure Company. “Still Life is a fully involved experience, exploiting all of the mystery and macabre so sought after in entertainment today.”
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 intriguing characters in modern day Chicago and late 1920s Prague.
- Play as two characters: Private Eye, Gus McPherson and FBI Agent, Victoria McPherson.
- Compelling storyline set in modern Chicago and late 1920s Prague
- Challenging puzzles finely integrated into the storyline
- Life-like, crime scene investigations of gruesome 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
- Web-Based mysteries to investigate before and after the launch! More details forthcoming.
Still Life is developed by Microids, and has an ESRB of ‘M’ for Mature. For more information about Still Life, visit the product page: http://www.adventurecompanygames.com/tac/still_life
About The Adventure Company
The Adventure Company, a division of DreamCatcher Interactive Inc., is a 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 the Atlantis series, Syberia, Dark Fall and Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon. Currently under licensed development is a series of video games based on best-selling novels created 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 MicroÃ¯ds’ 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/
Xbox (http://www.xbox.com) is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The new tagline, “it’s good to play together,” captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.