The Adventure Company Ships Still Life

The Adventure Company
Ships Still Life 

Investigative Thriller from
Microids Heads to Retail for Windows®


Toronto, April 14, 2005 –
The Adventure Company, a leading publisher of adventure games, today announced
Still Life has shipped to
retailers across North America. Developed by awarding-winning adventure game
creators, Microids, this investigative thriller is available for Windows®.


The Story:

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…



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.



is developed by Microids, and has an ESRB rating of ‘M’ for Mature. For more
information, or to find clues regarding the extended reality investigation,


The Adventure Company:

The Adventure Company, a division of
DreamCatcher Interactive Inc., is a worldwide leading publisher and
distributor of interactive entertainment software devoted exclusively to the
adventure game market. Its extensive portfolio of best-selling and award
winning games includes “Adventure Game of the Year” winners Syberia and
MISSING: Since January. Currently under licensed development is a series of
games based on best-selling novels by legendary mystery author Agatha
Christie. More information about The Adventure Company and its products can be
found at



Born from the
fusion of Microïds’ and Wanadoo Edition’s activities, MC2 is now one of the
leading video games studios and publishers in Europe. With its publishing and
distribution facilities in France and Italy as well as a publishing and
development studio based in Montreal, MC2 has established a worldwide market
presence. Today MC2 leads the adventure segment of the video games industry
and enjoys international praise for hits such as the
series. The adventures
will continue, as a number of titles are currently under development and
production for Xbox, PS2 and the PC.
More information about Microids and its products can be found at