More from Jane Jensen on her development blog.
Hamburg, October 22nd, 2008 – Today, adventure game legend Jane Jensen published news about the development of her upcoming project Gray Matter on her developer blog, which can be found at blog.graymatter-game.com:
“Supporting characters can be a lot of fun to write about. For one thing, they can be more extreme since they’re applied in smaller doses. Kind of like pepper in a stew. They can be totally new, which becomes more relevant as a series progresses. And they can be an excellent foil against which to test your main character and demonstrate what he or she is made of”, Jane Jensen writes in her today’s posting, and introduces some of the supporting characters of Gray Matter:
Harvey, Helena, Charles, Angela and Malik all study at Oxford and are rounded up by main character Samantha Everett to take part in David Styles’ experiments.
Gray Matter will be the first new title by the famous adventure 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 be looking for a new assistant. Sam gets the job. Originally from America, she has been travelling Europe for the last few years, so she could really use the money. Her first assignment involves finding six volunteers for an experiment planned by Dr. 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 secrets and find the truth.
dtp entertainment will release Gray Matter worldwide in 2009.