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Dark Fall: The Journal (Windows)

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Press Release:

    The Adventure Company to Publish Dark Fall
    Ancient Haunting shapes a Ghostly English Mystery



    Toronto, Ontario, June 2nd 2003 - The Adventure Company today announced that it will publish Dark Fall on PC-CD. Terms of this exclusive deal with the UK's XXV Productions were not disclosed.

    Dark Fall is a tale of the supernatural, which sends adventurers into a mysterious world where a ghostly presence is ever apparent. After receiving a cryptic voice message, gamers are sent to the picturesque English village of Dowerton. Once there, they discover that although the place is empty…..they are not alone and must explore the surrounding area to solve an ancient mystery. Finding artifacts, ancient documents and a valuable journal, gamers will soon realize that the area holds a history of disappearances and hauntings dating back centuries. Armed with ghost hunting gadgets, and using the clues left behind by the spirits, the mystery of Dark Fall unravels…

    "Dark Fall is definitely one of those titles that adventure gamers have been anticipating for a long time," commented, Richard Wah Kan, CEO of DreamCatcher Interactive Inc.*, "…..they won't be disappointed!"

    The game is a blend of adventure and suspense, set in beautiful eerie environments that capture the imagination. It features a number of challenging puzzles and is set in 40 different locations. Gamers will enjoy more than 25 hours of game-play and relish the haunting background sounds and music.

    The game is set to ship in July 2003.

    About The Adventure Company
    The Adventure Company, a division of DreamCatcher Interactive Inc., is a leading publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment devoted exclusively to releasing titles geared towards adventure gamers. The Adventure Company is committed to publishing games that deliver maximum value on multiple platforms including the PC, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, GameCube® and Xbox’. The Adventure Company is based in Toronto, Canada. Visit the company web site at www.AdventureCompanyGames.com.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75601) on Apr 20, 2004.

Inside Flaps - US:
    It has been triggered...

    many have paid...

    you will stand against it.

    "If this isn't the creepiest game around, then I don't know what is."
    Quandaryland.com

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69753) on Oct 16, 2003.

Back of Box - US:
    It is always waiting...

    U
    ncover hidden artifacts, ancient documents and a valuable journal, which together hold the key to mysterious disappearances and hauntings dating back centuries.

    Returning from work, you listen to a frightened and cryptic voice message from your brother, an architect redeveloping an old train station and hotel in a now abandoned area. Alarmed, he asks for your help. Realizing this is serious, you board a train to meet him.

    When you arrive, the train is empty and the station is deserted. You begin to explore - the forsaken train tunnels, the desolate station, the neglected hotel, and the unkempt grounds - and discover that although no one is there, you are not alone.

    Alone, you must stand against the evil presence - armed with ghost-hunting gadgets, and deciphering the clues left behind by those who came before you, set out on a spine-tingling adventure to uncover the mystery of Dark Fall.

    Many intriguing locations to explore.

    A spine-tingling story to capture the imagination.

    Original and creative puzzles and challenges.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69753) on Oct 16, 2003.

The Adventure Company (DreamCatcher) web site:
    Returning from work you listen to a frightened and cryptic voice message from your brother, a talented architect redeveloping the old Dowerton station in Dorset, England. Boarding a train to meet him, you travel to Dowerton alone, wondering what adventure you may be embarking on...

    When you arrive, the train is empty and the station is deserted. You begin to explore - the train tunnels, the station, the adjoining hotel, and the grounds - and discover that although no one is there, you are not alone. Finding artifacts, ancient documents and a valuable journal, you realize that the area holds a history of disappearances and hauntings dating back centuries.

    Features:
  • A perfect blend of adventure and suspense set in beautiful, grippingly eerie environments to capture the imagination
  • Challenging puzzles to complete
  • 25+ hours of gameplay
  • More than 40 rooms and locations to explore
  • Immersive haunting ambient background sounds and music.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75601) on Jul 19, 2003.

Back of Box - UK:
    Somewhere in the heart of rural Dorset a darkness is growing in strength. A force that exists at the very beginning of time, and the very end of time, waiting to break into our world.

    It is always waiting …..

    It has been triggered, a particular action or event is all it needed. Those that disturbed its slumber have paid the price. Alone, you will stand against it. It is hiding in a railway station and hotel abandoned in 1947, which hides puzzles, adventure and intrigue. Dowerton Station has a history of disappearances, don’t join that history!

    Armed with ghost hunting gadgets and your wits you set out to solve the mystery once and for all.

  • Numerous challenges and puzzles to solve

  • 3D rendered environments to explore and interact with

  • A rich and creepy ghost story unfolds as you progress

  • Haunting environmental sounds and music

  • Active ghosts to experience and observe

    Contributed by Jeanne (75601) on Mar 08, 2003.