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As WP's senior editor, I edit review and preview articles, attempt to keep up with the frantic pace of Rainier's news posts, and keep our reviewers on deadline, which is akin to herding cats. When I have a moment to myself and don't have my nose in a book, I like to play action/RPG, adventure and platforming games.

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'Moment of Silence' - Screens

by Judy on July 23, 2004 @ 7:33 a.m. PDT

We had previously posted that Digital Jesters signed Moment of Silence, but now it's official, with an October release date and some new screens ...

Everyone knows that Elvis killed Kennedy, and that Shergar ate Diana. But the conspiracy to end them all will be unveiled in Digital Jesters' latest signing – the stunning adventure 'The Moment of Silence', due for release on PC CD-ROM in October 2004.

The Moment of Silence is a high-tech political thriller scribed by German adventure masters 'House of Tales'. Set among the sprawling, metropolis of New York a few decades in the future, the game mixes real locations with fictitious areas to create a world with incredible variety, in which no-one is what they seem.

Players step into the shoes of Peter Wright, a communications designer currently working on the Government's 'Freedom of Speech' campaign. But when his neighbour's apartment is stormed by a SWAT team, never to be seen again, Pete is drawn into a breathtaking world of corruption, power and global domination which will set hearts and minds racing.

The game marries fully-rendered, animated backdrops with a traditional adventure interface, resulting in once of the best-looking examples in the genre. Full motion video – created by the team that has worked on countless other games, including Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader – depict moments of high drama, putting the game on par with some of cinema's greatest thrillers.

Over eight hours of professional voice talent ensure the drama sounds as good as it looks, with over 35 characters appearing throughout the game. Traditional adventure puzzles are fused with dialogue choices and action sequences to create an adventure which is constantly challenging – and one that aims to reinvigorate the genre.

The Moment of Silence will be published in the UK by Digital Jesters for PC CD-ROM in October 2004, priced £29.99.

Features:
  • Pre-rendered backgrounds
  • 3D characters
  • Mouse-driven
  • Multiple choice dialogues
  • Absolutely unique, highly immersive espionage thriller story
  • Spectacular scenes and actions
  • True-to-life characters with strong biographical background
  • Fascinating, well researched visions of the near future
  • 75 locations, designed by award-winning CG artists
  • More than 500 interactive screens
  • More than 35 speaking 3D characters
  • 30 minutes of full screen video
  • Eight hours of professional voice acting
  • Lip synchronisation using phonetic voice analysis
  • Motion captured animation
  • Real-time facial expressions
  • Dynamic dialog scenes (camera angle changes)
  • Intuitive interface

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