4/29/2010 12:18 AM
by Brian Wray (Thryon)
Gray Matter, the new adventure game by famed adventure game writer/designer Jane Jensen, has been confirmed as being in development for the Xbox 360 console. Prior to this announcement, Gray Matter was a PC exclusive. This is good news for all adventure gamers out there as Jane Jensen is best known for her award winning Gabriel Knight series of games. The trilogy dealt with dark subject matter with a strong supernatural theme. Gray Matter is set to follow in the same path as the Gabriel Knight series promising for plenty of great gaming fun. Gray Matter is set for a fall release.
April 28th, 2010 – Gray Matter, one of the most anticipated upcoming adventure games, will also be released on the Xbox 360® game and entertainment system from Microsoft. This was confirmed today by Hamburg/Germany based publisher dtp entertainment at a press conference in Oxford/UK.
The Xbox 360 version of Gray Matter will be released simultaneously with the PC version in Q4 2010. The game’s control system has been adjusted to fit the console’s requirements – other than that, Gray Matter’s PC and Xbox 360 versions are absolutely identical.
Gray Matter author and adventure game veteran Jane Jensen is happy to see Gray Matter coming to the Xbox 360: “With the Xbox 360 release, Gray Matter can reach a broader audience, especially people who don’t play PC games very often. I’m very excited to see Gray Matter expanding to other platforms” , she said.
Gray Matter will be the first new full-size adventure game by the famous adventure author since the release of Gabriel Knight 3. Staying true to the Jensen-style, the story interweaves gruesome incidents and supernatural events.
Neurobiologist Dr. David Styles is one of the main characters in the game. Ever since losing his wife in a terrible car accident many years ago, he has become a recluse, leaving his English mansion Dread Hill House only on rare occasions.
Vagabond and street artist Samantha Everett shows up on his doorstep unexpectedly, at a time when Styles just happens to be looking for a new assistant. Originally from America, she has been travelling Europe for the last few years, and is in desperate need of a job and place of refuge. Her first assignment involves finding six volunteers for an experiment planned by Dr. Styles at Oxford University.
The experiment begins harmlessly enough, but soon strange things start happening. Styles is visited by his beloved, but deceased wife. Now it is up to Sam to solve the mysteries of Dread Hill House.
In Gray Matter, the player takes control of Dr. David Styles as well as Samantha Everett as they are trying to unveil secrets and find the truth.
dtp entertainment will release Gray Matter worldwide in 2010 for PC and Xbox 360.
Sins of the Fathers was the bomb and The Beast Within was the epitome of 90's brief flirtation with full Motion video gaming. I am super stoked about Gray Matter.