The Adventure Company to Publish Still Life, Microids latest adventure game


The
Adventure Company to Publish Still Life, Microids’ latest adventure game
 


Serial Killer Comes to
North America for Windows® and Xbox
®

 


Toronto, January 12, 2005 –
The Adventure Company today announced it has joined forces with MC2 to publish
and distribute Still Life in
North America. This pulse-pounding adventure game will be available both for the
Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and for Windows® on April 14, 2005.


 




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…


 


“We are delighted to work
again with Microids

who masterfully
crafted the Adventure Game of the Year
Syberia
and the successful Post
Mortem,

said Robert Stevenson, VP Product Development and Acquisitions at The Adventure
Company. “Still Life is a fully
involved experience, exploiting all of the mystery and macabre so sought after
in entertainment today.”


 


Still Life

is a unique adventure which 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 intriguing characters in modern day
Chicago and late 1920s Prague.


 




Game Features:


– Play as two characters:
Private Eye, Gus McPherson and FBI Agent, Victoria McPherson.


– Compelling storyline set in
modern Chicago and late 1920s Prague
– Challenging puzzles finely integrated into the storyline


– Life-like, crime scene
investigations of gruesome 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


– Web-Based mysteries to
investigate before and after the launch! More details forthcoming.


 


Still Life

is developed by Microids, and has an ESRB of ‘M’ for Mature. For more
information about Still Life,
visit the product page:




http://www.adventurecompanygames.com/tac/still_life


 

About The
Adventure Company


The Adventure Company, a division of
DreamCatcher Interactive Inc., is a 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
the Atlantis series, Syberia, Dark Fall and
Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon.
Currently under licensed
development is a series of video games based on best-selling novels created by
legendary mystery author Agatha Christie.


More information about The Adventure Company
and its products can be found at http://www.adventurecompanygames.com.


 



About
MC2-MICROIDS


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 Syberia 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
http://www.microids.com/


 



About
Xbox


Xbox (
http://www.xbox.com
) is the video game system from Microsoft that brings
people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment experiences.
Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware
and the unified Xbox Live online service. The new tagline, “it’s good to play
together,” captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital
entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in North America, Asia, Europe
and Australia.