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15 Days

New batch of screenshots released from House of Tales's art theft adventure.

Hamburg/Germany, July 31st, 2009 – Who would imagine an art robbers’ cave to be a stylish flatshare in London’s docklands? House of Tales, the Bremen/Germany-based adventure games specialists, does. Today, dtp entertainment publishes new screenshots from15 Days, the upcoming adventure game featuring a very uncommon gang of art thieves.

15 Days’ clean and crisp coloured graphics are based on the Cougar engine, developed by House of Tales themselves. The game will be presented in 2,5D including pre-rendered backgrounds and 3D characters. Thanks to realtime lighting, both characters and props will cast dynamic shadows. Special features of the Cougar engine include tracking shots and pans that are usually impossible with pre-rendered backgrounds.

15 Days is a fast-paced and sophisticated adventure game about Cathryn, Mike and Bernard - a troupe of political activists – stealing art for good causes. In meticulously planned coups, the three Londoners steal precious paintings from the best guarded museums in the world. The group then donates their millions, Robin Hood style, to development projects in Africa. Their goal is to share out the money of eccentric art collectors to the poor.

Only two weeks ago, Cathryn and her comrades broke into a special exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa. From there, they purloined the portrait of Cecil Rhodes, former British Governor of Rhodesia, nowadays Zimbabwe. The next painting to steal is a portrait of Winston Churchill located in the London Modern Museum.

In the meantime US special agent Jack Stern has a murder case to solve. British Foreign Secretary Henston collapsed at his desk, bleeding from his ears and nose. He died the next day in hospital. As he is a member of the British government, an assassination has to be considered. Agent Stern’s attention is caught by a note about the transport of Rhodes’ portrait from the Secretary’s office to the special exhibition in South Africa and back.

The next weeks will be a hard trial for the young thieves as well as agent Stern, entangling all four into affairs of international politics.

Together with the conspiring gang, the player will steal precious paintings in spectacular coups using ingenious devices and gadgets. Their paths are destined to cross with Jack Stern regarding the obscure Henston murder. Do the anarchistic young thieves have something to do with the Secretary’s death?

15 Days will be published in 2010 by dtp entertainment.

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