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Bestowers of Eternity / The Blackwell Legacy series

Group Description

A series of adventure games centered around members of the Blackwell family and the ghost Joey Malone, created by David Gilbert. The Blackwells solve mysterious cases together with Joey, a ghost who has lived with members of her family for many generations, and is passed on to a new host when that person dies.

The series was started in 2003 with the freeware game Bestowers of Eternity, but never continued. In fact, the game ends when Rosangela Blackwell first meets Joey. In December 2006, the commercial title The Blackwell Legacy was released. It is partly a remake of the original game, but continues the storyline as Rosangela and Joey go on their first assignment.

In July 2007, blowie released the parody The Crackwell Legacy as a freeware AGS adventure game.

The series was continued in September 2007 with the release of Blackwell Unbound, a prequel to the previous two games, starring Lauren Blackwell. The content of this game was initially a part of The Blackwell Convergence, as a flashback, but cut eventually. When it grew too big and it would take too long to develop, Dave Gilbert returned to the cut part and decided to expand it and turn it into a full game, prior to the release of Convergence in July 2009.

Related links:
  • Blackwell Revisited - Dave Gilbert discusses the development of the series (11th October 2007)


Selected Covers

Blackwell Unbound Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Blackwell Unbound
The Blackwell Deception Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The Blackwell Deception
The Blackwell Legacy Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The Blackwell Legacy
The Blackwell Bundle Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for The Blackwell Bundle

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Blackwell Unbound
Main menu
Screenshot from The Blackwell Deception
Title screen
Screenshot from Bestowers of Eternity
Title screen
Screenshot from The Blackwell Legacy