April 9, 2008
Uncovers First Details on Black Mirror 2
Today, Hamburg based publisher dtp
entertainment announces first details on the upcoming adventure game Black
dtp will publish Black Mirror 2 in 2009. Black
Mirror 2 is developed by Hanover/Germany-based Cranberry productions, formerly
known as 4Head Studios.
Black Mirror 2 is going to be a classical point &
click adventure, based on so-called 2.5D technologies, using a combination of
highly detailed 2D backgrounds and 3D characters.
“We found the ideal constellation for realizing
Black Mirror 2 the way gamers want it”, Markus Windelen, dtp’s COO, explains.
“We own the rights of the Black Mirror brand, and we know that it’s our duty to
produce a Black Mirror sequel in the right spirit. The first Black Mirror
adventure game was a blockbuster and still has a lot of fans awaiting a sequel.
So we felt it was right to invest much time and efforts for finding and
committing experienced partners, that intensively take care for realizing Black
Mirror 2”, Markus Windelen adds.
“Cranberry Productions is responsible for
developing and technically realizing Black Mirror 2 since the beginning of 2008.
Additionally, the team of Bremen/Germany based developer King Art takes care for
story and gameplay design. Professional story authors have also been involved in
creating the game’s storyboard, so players can look forward to playing a
thrilling, scary adventure game that features dramaturgy and tension”, reports
Achim Heidelauf, Senior Producer at dtp entertainment and responsible for
concept and production of Black Mirror 2.
“We decided to make Black Mirror 2 a 2.5D game
after last year’s Leipzig Games Convention. Originally, Black Mirror 2 was
planned to be a 3D adventure game, but then we felt that Black Mirror’s unique
look didn’t work out in 3D. Additionally, we received a lot of response from the
adventure gamers community, asking for keeping the unique Black Mirror style
when doing a sequel to the game”, Achim Heidelauf continues.
Black Mirror 2 will fascinate players with lovely
detailed 2D backgrounds and a thrilling story: Black Mirror 2 takes place in the
1990’s, twelve years after the first episode. Solitary Darren, hero of Black
Mirror 2, meets cute Angelina while he is working at the local photo shop of
Biddeford, a small town in New England. Angelina immediately understands to
catch the eye of Darrens despotic, unpopular boss. To add the mystery, there
seems to be a third person interested in Angelina – Darren sees someone chasing
her. He decides to investigate these incidents. His researches will soon lead
him to several locations – such as the small English village of Willow Creek,
that adventure game players know from part #1… dtp will publish Black Mirror 2
worldwide in 2009.