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The Moment of Silence (Windows)

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Description

The year is 2044, and the world has become a globalized, industrialized place where online communication often replaces other forms of socializing and where each citizen can be easily found with tracking devices. Peter Wright is an employee in a New York advertising agency whose family was killed in a terrorist attack. One night he witnesses his neighbor being taken away by a SWAT team. The neighbor's wife asks Peter to find out what happened to her husband, and Peter begins to realize that the authorities are following an unknown agenda he must reveal at all costs.

The Moment of Silence is a traditional puzzle-solving adventure game. The player navigates the protagonist through pre-rendered locations with frequently changing, fixed camera angles. Most of the puzzles either involve gathering information by talking to characters and exploring dialogue trees, or manipulating inventory items and using them on objects in the scenery.

Screenshots

The Moment of Silence Windows Main Menu
The Moment of Silence Windows Greenwich looks like a more quiet district, less affected by the touch of technology
The Moment of Silence Windows A SWAT team of a sort breaks in at your neighbor's just at the bad point in your life
The Moment of Silence Windows Testing your messenger, sort of a modern day cellphone

Alternate Titles

  • "寂静时刻" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Момент Истины" -- Russian spelling
  • "MoS" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Has good moments... but overall not very satisfying Oleg Roschin (164863) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars
Inadequate path finding tarnishes an otherwise good game Jeanne (75634) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
For a newer adventure game, AMAZING! matt cohen (12) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

The Press Says

Just Adventure Apr 08, 2005 A- 91
Adventure-Treff Oct 13, 2004 88 out of 100 88
Adventure Corner Oct 03, 2004 85 out of 100 85
UHS (Universal Hint System) Jan 09, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Gamers Nov 11, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Action Oct 19, 2004 80 out of 100 80
4Players.de Oct 08, 2004 79 out of 100 79
Gamesmania Oct 07, 2004 78 out of 100 78
IGN Mar 04, 2005 6.9 out of 10 69
Factornews Feb 22, 2005 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

The game was obviously influenced by George Orwell's famous novel "1984". Beside the similarity in stories, there are also direct references. One of them is the password for Oswald's computer (this is not a spoiler, since you don't have to remember this password and it is used automatically in a cut scene): the password is "doublethink", one of the cardinal aspects of the future "Ingsoc" society as depicted in Orwell's book.

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Jeanne (75634) added The Moment of Silence (Windows) on Dec 01, 2004