Archives by Day

Dead Mountaineer's Hotel

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: Akella
Developer: Electronic Paradise

About Rainier

PC gamer, WorthPlaying EIC, globe-trotting couch potato, patriot, '80s headbanger, movie watcher, music lover, foodie and man in black -- squirrel!


Lighthouse Interactive Signs 'Dead Mountaineer's Hotel'

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT

The game is based on a concept from a novel by Strugatsky Brothers. The remote hotel is a stage where a mysterious story takes play. A murder is central to the plot, and the various guests all have their own hidden roles and agendas. The game is a quest that adds to the original detective story. The inner logic of the quest is very clear in some cases, but it is up to the payer to find the optimal and correct solution in situations where his feelings may conflict with the law.

Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel is a non-linear character-driven game inspired by award winning Russian sci-fi novelists, the Strugatsky Brothers where players must solve the astonishing murder of one of the hotel’s guests and unveil the startling secrets surrounding the mystical Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel.

“Players are in for a real treat! Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel is a great addition to our first-rate Adventure game catalog,” said Erik Schreuder, CEO of Lighthouse Interactive. “The game looks incredible. There is such close attention to detail that you feel completely immersed in the game world. We are looking forward to bringing the game to English speaking Adventure communities across North America and Europe.”

Oleg Klapovsky, International Project Director of Akella Corporation added, “We are striving to bring a fresh gameplay approach to the Adventure game genre with our robust 3D real-time proprietary game engine. It allows us to incorporate multiple paths, consequences and 5 different endings, which are dependent upon the player’s decisions and behavior. We have married this with core elements that Adventure enthusiasts enjoy like puzzles, a captivating plot, and interesting characters to interact with. The unique cast characters each have their own personalities and agenda.”

Playing as a vacationing police detective traveling through a snowy mountain range, you are caught in an avalanche and seek shelter at a remote inn – Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel. Upon your arrival everything appears normal. You meet the other hotel guests, talk about the stormy weather, have a drink, and take in the beautiful scenery… Quite unexpectedly, you are thrust into the heart of a compelling mystery that turns into an intricate and bizarre murder investigation.

Strange and mystical events have been occurring at the hotel over the last few days leading up to the shocking murder. Each and every hotel guest becomes a criminal suspect. You must find the murderer and discover who, or what, is behind the disturbing incidences at the hotel. Reveal terrible secrets throughout your investigation and uncover the astounding truth behind Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel.

Features :

  • 5 different endings controlled by the player’s actions, decisions and behavior
  • An engrossing storyline set in a gorgeous game environment; from snow capped mountains to the incredibly detailed rooms of the secluded hotel
  • Robust 3D real-time game engine allows for truly non-linear gameplay
  • Explore a game world populated with dynamic lighting and shadows, and special effects (changes in weather, day and night gameplay sequences)
  • 15 unique and lifelike characters, each with their own personalities, stories and agendas

Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel is scheduled to release across the U.S. and Canada in Q3 2008.

More articles about Dead Mountaineer's Hotel
blog comments powered by Disqus