Creepy Adventure Game ‘Gray Matter’ Gets Release Window
By Matt Peckham
Hey point-and-click adventure fans, Gray Matter finally has a U.S. sale date. What Germany received in November, we’ll finally see in February courtesy publisher dtp Entertainment.
Gray Matter would be Jane Jensen’s ridiculously delayed (originally announced in 2003) return to the medium after a decade off writing a couple reasonably well-reviewed thrillers. It’s set in and around Oxford, my old UK haunts, and follows a street performer and magician who takes a job assisting a reclusive Oxford University neurobiologist.
If you look closely at the picture above, you’ll notice a street sign for St. Aldates. I used to hit the kebab vans parked along that stretch after taking the night bus from London and biking a couple miles home to my Abingdon Road flat.
If you’ve been around the block, you’ll of course remember Jensen better for the Gabriel Knight supernatural adventure games and tie-inbooks.
I remember the first Gabe Knight fondly for two things: As the first game I convinced my then-girlfriend to play (eventually without me entirely), and Tim Curry’s exaggerated New Orleans-style pronunciation of words like ‘murder’ as muuuhhh-deh. Until HBO’s Treme, that’s how I spent the last decade and a half romanticizing New Orleans patois.
If you’re fluent in German, you can give Gray Matter a try already. The 1.61GB demo’s available from dtp’s website, but unless “hier downloaden” and “weiter zu gray-matter.de” mean something to you, you’ll want to wait a little longer for the English version.