Alter Ego

Platform(s): PC, Wii
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: Iceberg Interactive (EU), Viva Media (US)
Developer: Future Games
Release Date: Aug. 1, 2010 (US), May 20, 2011 (EU)

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'Alter Ego' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2008 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT

Alter Ego is a point & click adventure set in a picturesque English town at the turn of the century. This sinister detective story takes place in over 80 backdrops and is driven forward by atmospheric cut scenes. The player assumes the roles of the two main protagonists, and will meet more than 30 NPCs as the plot unfolds.

South England, 1894

In the town of Plymouth the body of recently buried Sir William disappears under strange circumstances. This peculiar news would not stir such tremendous public interest if it was not Sir William himself. He was investigated several times during his life and although the police never managed to press charges against him, scary legends about his bloody crimes live on among the town people. There were only a few left who were willing to serve him and were brave enough to stand the look at his lifeless face. And most of them run away in horror after his death and series of murders that followed it. Police are helpless and not able to move forward with the case. The town is thrown into a state of panic and fear.

Young ordinary thief Timothy gets utterly unwittingly involved in these events. His arrival is characteristic enough already - he came as a black passenger on a ship and was brought into the town in handcuffs. But Timothy has completely different plans. He dreams of getting to America where he wants to start a new life. But the mysterious destiny will soon make him – and not only him - realize how winding its paths can be...

Playable Characters :

Timothy Moor

Innocent with a soul of a thief who grew up on the street and never had an easy life. He lies and cheats - yet is he a faithful friend. His pleasant smile hides his dark side and he often abuses trust of the fair sex. He does not hesitate to rob a blind violinist but when the need may be he is able to risk his own life to save a friend or a stranger woman in distress. He despises police and he always stays where the law cannot reach him. His overgrown selfconfidence and a unfortunate concurrence of circumstances throw him in jail and his dreams about his journey to America are quickly turning into dust…

Detective Bristol

An English gentleman, the personification of law and hard-edged justice. Systematically rigorous, at first look calm and principled. He is investigating the circumstances under which Sir Williams’s body disappeared from the cemetery but refuses to believe in the existence of a monster. Yet the everyday news about increasingly brutal murders take the firm ground from under his feet away. Soon he faces big decision - how far is he able to go in abandoning his principles in order to solve the case…?

Key Features :

  • a story of two different characters. Although they stand on the opposite sides of law, they have to fight a common enemy.
  • adventurous detective story with a horror plot
  • experience of picturesque atmosphere of English town at the end of 19th century
  • the only alternative for those who fancy and love thrillers
  • successor of the legendary Black Mirror.
  • guarantee of restless sleep.
  • your choice for the future...

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