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The X-Files Game (Macintosh)

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Advertising Blurbs

Private Computer PC Magazine (August, 1998):
    Træd Ind I X-Files Verdenen

    THE X-FILES GAME

    Træd ind i en verden, hvor der ligger farer skjult bag hver eneste skygge. Og hvor hver eneste sag er omgivet af fortrolighed. På din vej til at løse dette indviklede mysterium skal du som agent Crag Willmore udforske mangfoldige spor og handlingsforløb sammen med Mulder og Scully.

    Du vil hele tiden være et skridt foran FBI.
    Men husk; sandheden er ikke derude mere — den er her.

    Spillet er derude... I Juli til PC & MAC.

    Contributed by Apogee IV (2336) on Jan 14, 2007.

Advertisement in PC Games, December 1998 (German):

    BETRETEN SIE
    DIE WELT DER
    X FILES



    THE X FILES’ GAME



    BETRETEN SIE EINE WELT, IN DER HINTER JEDEM SCHATTEN EINE GEFAHR LAUERT UND JEDER FALL EIN MYSTERIÖSES GEHEIMNIS IN SICH BIRGT. ALS AGENT CRAIG WILMORE BEGLEITEN SIE MULDER UND SCULLY UND VERFOLGEN DIE UNTERSCHIEDLICHSTEN HINWEISE, UM DAS MYSTERIUM AUFZUKLÄREN ...

    SEIEN SIE DEM FBI IMMER EINEN SCHRITT VORAUS.

    ABER DENKEN SIE DARAN: DIE WAHRHEIT LIEGT NICHT DORT DRAUSSEN VERBORGEN, SONDERN GENAU HIER.

    JETZT ERHÄLTLICH FÜR PC CD, MAC CD

    Contributed by Xoleras (66253) on Feb 16, 2005.

Press Release:

    DAVID DUCHOVNY AND GILLIAN ANDERSON STAR IN FOX INTERACTIVE'S LIVE ACTION CD-ROM X-FILES ADVENTURE GAME



    LOS ANGELES, (May 28, 1998) -- David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, the award-winning stars of FOX television's critically-acclaimed series "The X-Files," star as FBI agents Mulder and Scully in Fox Interactive's forthcoming live-action adventure game, THE X-FILES. VirtualCinema technology allows you to team up with Agents Mulder and Scully along with other featured characters from the television series, in a totally original, never-before-seen investigation, bringing the X-Files experience to a whole new dimension. The most eagerly anticipated game of the year, THE X-FILES will be available in June 1998 for both Windows 95 and Power Macintosh versions.

    "At Fox Interactive, we continually strive to deliver products that consistently break the mold and redefine interactive entertainment," said Jon Richmond, president, Fox Interactive. "All of the original elements, coupled with technological advances, make this a unique experience for X-Files fans and gamers alike."

    Original Cast & Crew Members Shot over a seven week period on location in and around Seattle, Washington, numerous creative personnel from the television series were involved in writing, shooting and developing the game, including series writer/co-executive producer Frank Spotnitz, director of photography Jon Joffin and "The X-Files" music maestro, Mark Snow.

    More than 30 locations, including FBI offices, morgues, motels, businesses, residences, labs and warehouses were created to give players a seemingly boundless variety of authentic places to explore and investigate.

    All-New Story and Original Game Plot Developed in close cooperation with TV series' creator, Chris Carter and Ten Thirteen Productions, THE X-FILES game is an interactive odyssey which draws you deep inside an X-Files case. Featuring a completely new story designed to provide players with a unique experience while remaining true to the intrigue of the television show, the multiple branching plot lines and advanced "Artificial Intuition"' dares players to investigate and analyze an intricate criminal conspiracy. This quest into the unknown employs a mixture of first and third person views which are constantly juxtaposed in the ever-changing cinematic environment.

    You are assisted by agents Mulder and Scully, and are compelled to use your powers of observation and reason to solve the mysteries before them. Amidst a case shrouded in mystery, you are able to interact and communicate with other characters from the show, while fully exploring the gaming environment. You must examine evidence, interview witnesses and piece together facts with the ultimate goal of solving this extraordinary, original X-Files case. You can choose from a variety of dialogue branches, engaging in conversations with familiar characters and performers including Mulder, Scully, Assistant Director Skinner, the Lone Gunmen, X and other favorite surprise guest stars.

    Revolutionary Gaming Technology THE X-FILES incorporates VirtualCinema 3.0 technology, a cutting-edge software engine that allows the player to become the main character in the story. Virtual Cinema is a fast, robust, multi-platform engine which supports full screen video, simultaneous video and audio playback, a wide variety of graphics effects, graphic animation and intelligent hot spots.

    An intuitive user interface facilitates navigation to immerse you into the world of Agent Craig Willmore, a junior field agent with the Seattle FBI. An idea inventory feature enables you to present various objects and evidence to other characters and further your investigation. The characters are also intuitive, responding not only to the player's choices, but also to attitudes and behavior, which change as the game progresses, depending on the course of previous events.

    "The VirtualCinema engine measures the responses and activities of the player and applies them back to the original storyline," said Jon Richmond, president, Fox Interactive. "With the VirtualCinema software and story-driven interactivity, we capture the mysterious X-Files style and provide players with a unique and authentic interactive experience."

    THE X-FILES game is developed by HyperBole Studios of Seattle, Washington using the company's proprietary VirtualCinema technology.

    Recognized as an innovative global industry leader, Fox Interactive, an operating unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a News Corporation company, is committed to developing a full range of bold and engaging interactive entertainment. Fox Interactive products are distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Check out Fox Interactive on the Internet at www.foxinteractive.com.

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    Contributed by skl (1145) on Mar 10, 2004.

PSX back cover (UK):
    As FBI field agent Craig Willmore, assist Special Agent Sox Mulder and Dana Scully in their latest investigation into paranormal activity.

    Follow the trail of clues, examine evidence at crime scenes and make critical decisions to stay ahead of a major conspiracy.

    Trust No One...

  • Features series stars David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi and other regular cast members.

  • An original X-Files adventure from a story by series creator Chris Carter.

  • Live-action gameplay totally immerses you into the environment, mood and atmosphere of The X-Files!

    Contributed by MAT (70378) on Jun 04, 2003.

Back of Box:
    You've entered the world of "The X-Files"...
    As field agent Craig Willmore, assigned to assist Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully in their latest investigation into paranormal activity.

    Follow a trail of elusive clues, sift through evidence at crime scenes, use a wide range of standard issue FBI equipment and special tools, conduct interviews with witnesses and suspects, and make critical decisions to solve an all new X-Files case.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on Feb 23, 2002.

Unknown Source:
    As Agent Craig Willmore, it is your job to perform the duties required by an official FBI investigation will take you into a variety of situations that will depend on effective and professional responses to the actions and inquiries of those involved in the case. You will encounter a number of questions about your case for which is your sworn duty to find the answers. Your work in the field must produce results if you're to maintain your reputation as an excellent agent. Keeping this in mind, you should be aware that distractions of personal nature might be detrimental to the pursuit of your case.

    Contributed by Brian Hirt (10019) on Mar 01, 1999.