Today Hamburg-based publisher dtp announces decisive news about the up and coming Jane Jensen adventure Gray Matter:
As of now, French development studio Wizarbox will take responsibility for the technical implementation of the game.
We decided that from now on Gray Matter should be produced by a developer with experience in adventure games. In addition, our cooperation with Wizarbox has been fruitful and effective. We highly appreciate the studios professionalism. We decided to switch studios to make sure that the game will be finished in the highest possible quality. It was not an easy decision to make and we invested a lot of time, work, and money to implement it, explains Marcus Windelen, COO of dtp entertainment AG.
Gaining Jane Jensens consent for the switch-over was also very important to us, Windelen explains further.
Achim Heidelauf, Senior Producer with dtp entertainment AG assures, The switch to a new development team will not affect the Gray Matter project. Size and quality will stay the same, as will the look of the game. All assets and elements produced so far will continue to be used, so that the gamers out there wont notice a difference.
I visited Wizarbox in their office near Paris and they are a very solid, experienced developer. I know they will bring a lot to Gray Matter and Im looking forward to seeing the project completed in their hands. Its going to be a great game, comments Jane Jensen.
Jane Jensen is back: Gray Matter will be the first adventure by the famous genre author since the release of Gabriel Knight 3. Staying true to the Jensen-style, the story interweaves gruesome incidences and supernatural events.
Neuro-biologist 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.
One day student and street artist Samantha Everett shows up on his door step unexpectedly, at a time Styles just happens to look for a new assistant. Sam gets the job. Coming from America, she has been travelling most of Europe for the last few years, so she can really use the money. Her first assignment involves finding six volunteers for an experiment planned by Styles at Oxford University.
The experiment begins harmless 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 the secrets and find the truth.
dtp will release Gray Matter worldwide in 2009.