For immediate release
Cornwall, England, November 7th 2005 - UK based game developers, Darkling Room, announce the production of "The Lost Crown: a ghosthunting adventure". The new adventure title is written by Jonathan Boakes, and will be exclusively designed for the Windows® platform.
About the game: The Lost Crown: is a scary, and thrilling, new adventure title inspired by classic ghoststories and today's modern ghosthunting techniques. The haunting works of Charles Dickens, M.R.James, Arthur Conan Doyle and E.F.Benson combine with night-vision cameras, E.V.P and other ghosthunting gadgets to bring a frightening story to gamers in Spring 2006.
Travel with Nigel Danvers, to an eerie seaside town on England's east coast. Learn to use advanced techniques used by real paranormal investigators, and uncover an ancient mystery, and treasure. But beware, not all of the town's residents will help in your mission, whether they are alive or dead. Murder, mystery and suspense await brave gamers in the New Year.
- Point and click interface featuring both 1st and 3rd person perspective.
- Hunt ghosts in realtime.
- 30+ hours of gameplay, and ghosthunting.
- A cast of virtual actors to share your experience.
- A stretch of England's eerie coast is brought vividly to life.
- Explore your surroundings by both day and night.
- Realistic and integrated puzzles to solve.
- Various end games, depending on your choice, and desire.
- A scary, and surprising, story by Jonathan Boakes.
- A chilling soundtrack, specially created for the title.
About Darkling Room: The development crew are based on the rugged coast of Cornwall, on England's west coast, an area that has inspired ghost stories from Wilkie Collins, M.R.James and Daphne Du Maurier. A perfect setting for constructing ghostly games. Many of the team have taken part in the chilling paranormal investigations conducted by 'This Haunted Land', a group of dedicated ghosthunters based in Looe, Cornwall. This immediate connection with actual ghosthunting has resulted in a team of game designers with unparalleled experience of real ghosthunting practice, and theory. This invaluable knowledge is being woven into the gameplay featured in "The Lost Crown". No other game features such realistic methods, tried and tested by ghosthunters across the globe.
"Experiencing real paranormal phenomena, as research for this game, has been amazing" says screenplay writer, Jonathan Boakes, "the experience has been both terrifying and uplifting, in equal measure. It's a pleasure to bring some of these real frights to gamers."
This Haunted Land's paranormal casefiles: http://www.thishauntedland.co.uk
About Jonathan Boakes: Jonathan was the writer and developer of the popular supernatural ghost adventures Dark Fall and Dark Fall II: Lights Out. Working with Darkling Room, Jonathan will bring a realistic edge to supernatural gaming, with unparalleled use of real gadgets, and traditional techniques:
"Much of the ghosthunting will be carried out in 1st person realtime 3D, placing the gamer at the heart of a truly haunted location. Their success, or failure, in locating wandering spirits will depend on their skill as an investigator. Placing motion detectors, nightvision cameras and temperature gauges correctly will reveal a locations haunted past, and expose terrifying apparitions. With nerves of steel, and wits to match, the player will soon be discovering long lost secrets, known only to the dead".
Official website: http://www.thelostcrown.co.uk
Screenshots and artwork for download: http://www.thelostcrown.co.uk/press.zip
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