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Corrosion: Cold Winter Waiting (Windows)

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Tri Synergy Product Page:
    Corrosion: Cold Winter Waiting is a dark, shocking, uncompromising, and fear charged horror adventure game, that casts the player in the role of Sheriff Alex Truman as he attempts to break the monotony of life by piecing together the history and origins of a disturbed and unidentified car crash victim.

    Set entirely underneath an idyllic country farmhouse, in the deserted and claustrophobic confines of a mysterious and secret underground complex, players will explore a place nobody knew existed, and uncover a twisted past that gets more and more terrifying with every corner turned, every door opened, and every note read.

    What happened beneath Cold Winter Farm? What does it have to do with the stranger, who survived a terrible crash, only to sit and mutter the farm's name? And if the place is supposed to be deserted, what do you keep seeing out of the corner of your eye?

    Backed by atmospheric pre-rendered 3D scenes, and a chilling yet beautiful score, Corrosion: Cold Winter Waiting weaves a tangled and brutal tale of love, revenge, jealousy, and bitter rivalry to create a horror experience that will bring new meaning to the concepts of hope and trust, and leave you questioning whether what you know, is really what you know!

    The Storyline
    Deacon Oaks is a small and quiet town, where nothing bad ever happens. Sheriff Alex Truman has a peaceful life dealing with lost dogs, trivial disputes, and a few drunks here and there. He should be the happiest lawman in the world. But there's just one small part of him that longs for some excitement, for something that would break the monotony he doesn't even realise is eating him alive.

    One cold November night it seems his unspoken wishes may have been granted when he's involved in a car accident with a man who appears suddenly in the middle of the road. Alex is fine, but the man ends up in hospital with a broken leg, and several cracked ribs. Nobody knows who this guy is or where he has come from, and to make matters worse, he won't speak. Finally the town has its first real mystery, and Alex is overjoyed. But that joy is to be short lived.

    With no way of finding out the man's identity, he's moved to the local state mental health facility, and life in Deacon Oaks goes back to normal, until two months later when Alex gets a call informing him that the "road guy" has at last spoken. Three words were all he would say - "Cold Winter Farm, Cold Winter Farm, Cold Winter Farm", over and over again.

    Alex has no idea what it means, but he does know that Cold Winter Farm is on the edge of town, and that's good enough. The mystery is back, and Alex wants to get to the bottom of it right away. Problem is, the biggest storm in fifty years is heading towards town - he'll never make it out to the farm and back before the storm hits. But Alex doesn't care - something deep inside is driving him - he has to know who the "road guy" is, and he has to know now. Abandoning all rational thought and ignoring the warnings of his deputy, he grabs the keys to the 4x4 and heads out.

    Ten minutes after he arrives at the farm, the storm is so out of control, that it uproots a tree, which falls onto the house, crushing the roof, and trapping him in the basement. That's not all though. The fallen tree has opened up a hidden doorway, which leads to a secret corridor. At the end of the corridor is an elevator, and the only place it can go is down. With no chance of being rescued until the next day, and with the overpowering need to find answers drowning out the fear he feels, Alex decides to take the elevator down.

    But what will be waiting for him at the bottom? Will it explain the origins and identity of the "road guy"? Will it explain why the "road guy" was walking in the middle of the road, in the middle of the night, in the middle of the freezing winter? Will it explain why he wouldn't speak for two months? And if it does, will the answers be simple, or will they be ultimately more disturbing and terrifying than anyone could imagine?

    Contributed by Jeanne (75627) on Jun 14, 2012.

Tri Synergy Press Release:

    Corrosion: Cold Winter Waiting has Gone Gold!

    Mystery horror adventure game available now.

    Sharon, MA, February 9th, 2012 - Tri Synergy, Inc. (www.trisynergy.com) and Viperante (www.viperante.com) are thrilled to announce that Corrosion: Cold Winter Waiting has gone gold and is available for digital download!

    Above the small and peaceful town of Deacon Oaks sits a picturesque country estate. Cold Winter Farm has had no violent history, and no secrets to hide. No one has died there, and nobody has suffered there. Nothing bad has ever happened there at all.

    That's what people believe, that's what they'll tell you. But you should never believe everything you're told!

    Corrosion: Cold Winter Waiting is a dark, shocking, and fear-charged mystery horror game that puts the players in shoes of Sheriff Alex Truman as he attempts to piece together the origins of a disturbed and unidentified car crash survivor.

    Set entirely underneath the idyllic country farmhouse of Cold Winter Farm, in the deserted and claustrophobic confines of a mysterious and secret underground complex, players will explore a place nobody knew existed. It is here players will uncover a twisted past that gets more and more terrifying with every corner turned, every door opened, and every note read.

    What happened beneath Cold Winter Farm? What does it have to do with the stranger that survived that horrible car crash, to sit and mutter the farm's name over and over? And if the place is supposed to be deserted, what do you keep seeing out of the corner of your eye?

    Backed by atmospheric pre-rendered 3D scenes and a chilling yet beautiful score, Corrosion: Cold Winter Waiting weaves a tangled and brutal tale of love, revenge, jealousy, and bitter rivalry to create a horror experience that will bring new meaning to the concepts of hope and trust, and leave you questioning what you know, is really what you know!

    Key Features:
    - Detailed storyline and characters
    - First-person slideshow-style interface
    - Atmospheric 3D scenes
    - Puzzles integrated into the narrative
    - 1024 x 768 screen resolution
    - Chilling and emotive original score

    Get more information on Corrosion: Cold Winter Waiting from Tri Synergy's product page. Corrosion: Cold Winter Waiting is available for digital download at www.trisynergy.com & www.justadventure.com, where a free trial version can also be found.

    About Tri Synergy

    Founded in 1996 in Dallas, Texas, Tri Synergy is a computer and videogame publishing company offering software developers an indispensable alternative to traditional affiliate label and licensing programs.

    Tri Synergy actively encourages the creative process by relieving the developer of the time constraints inherent in managing the business faction of publishing a successful software title. Tri Synergy coordinates every key step for the developer including sales services, distribution, vendor relations, marketing, public relations, manufacturing, packaging, inventory, fulfillment and more.

    For more information, visit http://www.trisynergy.com

    Contributed by Jeanne (75627) on Jun 14, 2012.