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It's the year 2033. Your name is Tex Murphy, private investigator in San Francisco. You've been hired by the beautiful daughter of a university professor to uncover the facts about her father's death.
As you begin your investigation, you uncover the deaths of several prominent members of the scientific community. Are these deaths coincidental or is there something more sinister going on? And which characters could have a motive? Could it be J. Saint Gideon, former head of British Intelligence? Could Frank Schimming, president of the largest surveillance company in the world be hiding something? Or what about Sylvia, the professor's daughter. Is she as innocent as she seems? And why is an infamous Detroit hit man in town?
You'll interact with more than 27 digitized animated characters who respond to questions, bribes and threats.
You'll rummage through offices, warehouses and factories looking for clues. With our innovative "tree" system, you can search without typing.
Use your Lotus Speeder to fly to major cities along the West Coast. This land/air vehicle is a full 3-D solid tilt flight simulator.
Stunning 256K VGA graphics combined with RealSound produce a software experience closer to real life than has ever been achieved before. Some characters actually talk and respond to questions.
Contributed by Jeanne (75654) on Feb 24, 2002.
The first interactive movie, Mean Streets is the story of Tex Murphy, a private investigator working the streets of San Francisco in the year 2033. Mean Streets is set in the traditional style of the great detective movies such as The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep. Tex Murphy has been hired by the beautiful daughter of a university professor. She wants Tex to investigate her father's death. The police have termed it suicide, but the daughter suspects that her father was murdered.
As Tex begins his investigation, he uncovers the deaths of several prominent members of the scientific community. Are these deaths merely coincidental, or is there some more sinister going on? Who would have the motive to commit these crimes? Is it Saint Gideon, the mysterious former head of British intelligence? Could Frank Schimming, the president of the largest surveillance firm in the world be hiding something? Or what about Sylvia, the professor's sultry and curvaceous daughter. Was she a little over-anxious to cash in on the million-dollar life insurance policy? And there's jilted lover, Dolores Lightbody, who could be behind it all. You also want to find out why Big Jim Slade, the Detroit hit man, is in town.
You will interact with more than 27 digitized characters to distinguish the truth from the lies. You'll find yourself in constant danger as you deal with life's sleazier elements. You'll crack high-tech security systems and rummage through offices, warehouses, and factories as you search for vital clues. You'll risk your life in action-packed shootouts.
You'll discover the Nexus computer network. Is it part of a diabolical plan to overthrow the government and establish a new world order - or just an exciting new video game system?
Contributed by Eurythmic (2613) on Aug 16, 1999.