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Still Life

Platform(s): PC, Xbox
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Dreamcatcher
Developer: Microids

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'Still Life' On its Way to Retail

by Rainier on April 15, 2005 @ 8:22 a.m. PDT

Still Life lets you play the role of FBI agent Victoria McPherson. Situated in Chicago, you are on the heels of a serial killer, much like your grandfather did 80 years earlier in Prague (Microids' Post Mortem). By means of flashbacks and timewarps, you will travel to locations like Eastern Europe to interrogate suspects, or North America, to scrutinize dead bodies.

Players step into the role of Victoria McPherson, a brilliant young FBI agent and the granddaughter of Post Mortem"s famed Private Detective, Gustav McPherson. On the hunt for a serial killer, Victoria is up against five dead bodies, a mountain of circumstantial evidence and an angry boss breathing down her neck. Things become more complicated when, on a visit to her childhood home, she comes across one of Gus' old case files dating back more than 75 years. As she reads deeper into the file, she discovers an uncanny number of similarities between her case in Chicago and the gruesome killings in 1920s Prague...

A unique investigative thriller, Still Life gives players an insider view into the world of a criminal investigator. While on the case, they will employ a variety of forensic devices and techniques and investigate an intriguing cast of characters in modern day Chicago and former day Prague.

"Those who are predicting Still Life as 2005's Adventure Game of the Year are right," said Mike Adams, Producer for The Adventure Company. "Once again, Microids has created a beautiful adventure with magnificent graphics, incredible characters, and challenging puzzles."

Game Features:

  • Play as two characters: Private Eye, Gus McPherson or FBI Agent, Victoria McPherson.
  • Challenging puzzles finely integrated into the storyline.
  • Life-like, crime scene investigations of horrific serial homicides.
  • Full-screen inventory offering an examine feature, with a zoom function, and a combine button to allow wider use of inventory items.
  • Beautifully detailed environments and stunning cinematics, in the Microids tradition.

Fans may also take part in the three-part Still Life Extended Reality Experience. Offering extended enjoyment, the experience focuses on the characters and events prior to the opening of Still Life and continues upon completion of the game. Players will scour several fictional, but incredibly realistic, websites created exclusively for the game universe, watching the story evolve through various media vehicles and following cleverly hidden hints and clues provided by alternate reality, and the marketing materials surrounding the game.

Still Life is developed by Microids, and has an ESRB rating of "M" for Mature.

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