Gray Matter

Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: Mamba Games (EU), dtp (US)
Release Date: Feb. 2011 (US), Feb. 25, 2011 (EU)

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'Gray Matter' Gets Scored By Gabriel Knight Composer

by Rainier on March 5, 2010 @ 4:33 a.m. PST

Designed by Gabriel Knight 3's Jane Jensen, Gray Matter is an epic adventure game with a story that mixes eerie mysteries with supernatural events.
Jane Jensen is back: Gray Matter will be the first adventure by the famous genre author since the release of Gabriel Knight 3. Staying true to the Jensen-style, the story interweaves gruesome incidences and supernatural events.

Neuro-biologist Dr. David Styles is one of the main characters in the game: Ever since losing his wife in a terrible car accident many years ago, he has become a recluse, leaving his English mansion Dread Hill House only on rare occasions.

One day student and street artist Samantha Everett shows up on his door step unexpectedly, at a time Styles just happens to look for a new assistant. Sam gets the job. Coming from America, she has been travelling most of Europe for the last few years, so she can really use the money. Her first assignment involves finding six volunteers for an experiment planned by Styles at Oxford University.

The experiment begins harmless enough, but soon strange things start happening. Styles is visited by his beloved, but deceased wife. Now it is up to Sam to solve the mysteries of Dread Hill House.

In Gray Matter, the player takes control of Dr. David Styles as well as Samantha Everett as they are trying to unveil the secrets and find the truth.

Adventure game music veteran Robert Holmes is composing the soundtrack for her upcoming masterpiece, Gray Matter. Robert Holmes became famous when he did the first music scores for the Gabriel Knight adventure games, which also made author Jane Jensen popular.

Robert Holmes composed several music tracks for the Gray Matter soundtrack. Other pieces have been created by independent band The Scarlet Furies, also formed by Robert Holmes. Jane Jensen offers a free MP3 download on her Gray Matter blog.

Hamburg/Germany-based Periscope Studios were hired for recording and dubbing all music and sound effects. They are a young, but still very experienced company who have already worked on a numberof computer game releases.

Features:

  • New adventure game by Jane Jensen
  • Intuitive point & click interface
  • 3D characters in 2D environments
  • Two playable characters
  • Unique crime-mystery plot
  • Innovative puzzles

Jane Jensen herself supervised all of the English voice recordings, which were directed by Lorelei King, one of the most successful and accomplished American actresses working in the UK today. She appeared in numerous films from Hollywood blockbusters such as 'Notting Hill' and 'The Saint,' to British independent films and TV shows.

Publisher dtp entertainment managed to gather a number of popular voice talents for Gray Matter: For example, Sam Everett, the game’s female main character, is performed by actress Philippa Alexander. Dr. David Styles, the game’s main male character is played by Steven Pacey, known from British movies and TV such as “Heartbeat”, “M.I.T” and “Pie in the Sky”. Furthermore, the cast also includes well known British actors and voice actors like Adrienne Poster, Rupert Degas and Sacha Dahwan.


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