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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action
Developer: Nucleosys

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'Scratches' - Teaser Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 30, 2004 @ 10:48 p.m. PST

Scratches is a gripping first-person mystery adventure game that will keep the players glued to their monitors, with its story full of breathtaking twists and surprises, until the final shocking revelation. Its combination of inventory based and deductive style puzzles carefully integrated with the storyline, along with the possibility to freely roam the house, will immerse the players in the haunting atmosphere.

Get the Scratches teaser demos off WP (7/44mb)

After months of work, you can finally see the improvements done to the game. As with the first teaser, this shouldn't be judged as a demo. While all the features, interface and locations will be the same in the final game, the storyline and puzzles are exclusive to this teaser. A full-blown demo with actual gameplay will be available shortly before the Scratches release.

You fill find important information in this readme file to get the most out of the new teaser. As always, you can reach us at or visit our forums at

We hope you enjoy the teaser!

-The Nucleosys team

Please review the following before playing the teaser:


Minimum and recommended system requirements to run Scratches "The
Second Teaser".

500Mhz. CPU
8MB OpenGL-compliant 3D video card*
Audio card

700Mhz. CPU
Surround capable audio card
16MB OpenGL-compliant 3D video card*
A Hi-Fi sound system is highly recommended

*All modern 3D video cards should be OpenGL-compliant but some may have worse support than others. If you experience sluggish gameplay, make sure you have the latest video drivers from your manufacturer.


No setup is required to play this teaser other than enabling surround music support, which is done by the installer. If you made a mistake and wish to enable/disable surround support after the installation, edit the scream.cfg file placed in the folder were you installed Scratches "The Second Teaser" with Notepad or any other text editor. You can then set the parameter SURROUND to 0 (surrond music disabled) or 1 (surround music enabled).

Please note that a surround capable audio card is required to enable surround music support and you should have at least a set of four speakers (two frontal and two rear) to fully experience this feature.

Please contact if you have any inquiries.


Scratches "The Second Teaser" features 3D panoramic rotation. The view can be rotated to the left, right, up and down by moving the mouse to the sides of the screen.

Explore the environments by moving the mouse around. The cursor will change accordingly to the type of action that can be executed (i.e.: hand with magnifying glass when you can look at something). Pressing the left mouse button will execute that action.

Press the right button on your mouse to access the inventory at anytime. You can then grab an item by pressing the left mouse button. Note that your character will make a comment when you grab it. Items can be used on other inventory items. Simply move the active item over another one and press the left mouse button. To use a given item on something outside the inventory, the right mouse button can be pressed and return.

Pressing the ESC key will terminate the teaser.

Pay special attention to the thoughts of your character that are echoed on the lower side of the screen as they can greatly improve the gameplay.

And good luck!

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