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The Moment of Silence (Windows)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Case - Windows (Germany):
    IN EINER WELT, DIE KOMPLETT ÜBERWACHT WIRD, MUSS EIN MANN HERAUSFINDEN, WER WIRKLICH AN DEN HEBELN DER MACHT SITZT.

    SEIT SEINE FRAU UND SEIN SOHN BEI EINEM FLUGZEUGABSTURZ UMS LEBEN GEKOMMEN SIND, LEBT DER KOMMUNIKATIONSDESIGNER PETER WRIGHT ZIELLOS IN DEN TAG HINEIN. DAS ÄNDERT SICH ERST, ALS PETER ZEUGE WIRD, WIE EIN EINSATZKOMMANDO SEINEN NACHBARN ABFÜHRT UND DESSEN FRAU UND KIND VERZWEIFELT ZURÜCKLÄSST.
    ÜBERZEUGT DAVON, DASS ES SICH UM EINEN IRRTUM HANDELT, BEGINNT PETER NACHFORSCHUNGEN ANZUSTELLEN. DAS NETZ AUS VERSCHWÖRUNGEN UND INTRIGEN, IN DAS ER GERÄT, IST SCHIER UNDURCHDRINGLICH. TROTZ ALLER GEFAHREN FORSCHT PETER WEITER, DENN ER HAT SCHNELL BEGRIFFEN, DASS ES UM WEIT MEHR GEHT ALS EIN PAAR EINZELSCHICKSALE.

    EIN SCIENCE-FICTION THRILLER DER EXTRAKLASSE ERWARTET SIE!


    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108881) on Apr 16, 2009.

Back of Case - Windows (UK):
    Step into the shoes of Peter Wright, a communications designer working on the Government's 'Freedom of Speech' campaign. When his neighbour's apartment is stormed by a NYPD SWAT team late one night, Peter is drawn into a nightmare world of corruption, power and global domination.

    The game blends fully-rendered, animated backdrops created by award-winning CG artists, with a traditional adventure interface to bring you one of the most dramatic and visually stunning adventures ever made. The epic storyline, high production value and fascinating visions of the future rival cinema's greatest thrillers.

    Brought to you on DVD ROM, the disc contains more than eight hours of professional voice talent for the numerous characters you'll meet throughout the game. Devious puzzles, multiple dialogue choices and incredible action sequences create an absorbing adventure which is both gripping and challenging.

    Features
  • Absolutely unique, highly immersive espionage thriller.
  • Multiple choice player dialogue.
  • Spectacular set pieces and dramatic action sequences.
  • Over 75 rendered and animated locations designed by award-winning CG artists.
  • More than 500 interactive screens.
  • Over 35 professionally voiced, lip-synched characters.
  • Intuitive, mouse-driven player interface.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75627) on Feb 20, 2005.

www.adventurecompany.com:
    Description:

    The Moment of Silence is a classic point-and-click 3rd person adventure game set in New York City in 2044. Players step into the role of Peter Wright, an advertising executive currently heading up the Government's 'Freedom of Speech' campaign. When a heavily armed SWAT team storms his neighbor’s apartment, Peter must uncover the truth behind his mysterious disappearance as he becomes drawn into the deceptive worlds of corruption and power. Moment of Silence marries fully-rendered, animated backdrops with a traditional and intuitive adventure interface, resulting in one of the best-looking examples of adventure gaming in today’s market. The game mixes real-world locations with fictitious environments to create immersive and incredibly varied worlds.

    The Moment of Silence offers more than eight hours of professional voice talent for heart-pounding drama that sounds as good as it looks. Traditional adventure puzzles are fused with dialogue choices and moments of high drama, putting the game on par with some of cinema's greatest thrillers, where action sequences are integrated to create a constantly challenging adventure.

    Features:
    • Absolutely unique, highly immersive espionage thriller story
    • Pre-rendered backgrounds with spectacular scenes and actions
    • Reminiscent of The Longest Journey
    • Multiple choice dialogues
    • 35+ true-to-life 3D characters with strong biographical background to interact with
    • Fascinating, well researched visions of the near future
    • 75 locations, designed by award-winning CG artists and more than 500 interactive screens
    • 30 minutes of full screen video
    • Lip synchronization using phonetic voice analysis
    • Motion captured animation with real-time facial expressions

    Contributed by Jeanne (75627) on Feb 20, 2005.

Press Release:
    The Adventure Company to Publish The Moment of Silence in North America

    Toronto, Canada - January 11, 2005 - The Adventure Company today announced it will publish The Moment of Silence, an espionage thriller, for Windows® in North America.

    The Moment of Silence is a classic point-and-click 3rd person adventure game set in New York City in 2044. Players step into the role of Peter Wright, an advertising executive currently heading up the Government's 'Freedom of Speech' campaign. When a heavily armed SWAT team storms his neighbor’s apartment, Peter must uncover the truth behind his mysterious disappearance as he becomes drawn into the deceptive worlds of corruption and power.

    We’re thrilled to be publishing one of the year’s most anticipated adventure titles,” said George Chastain, Executive Producer at The Adventure Company. “The Moment of Silence is certain to entertain both traditional adventure gamers, and anyone seduced by espionage, politics and the quest for global power.

    "We are very pleased to be working with The Adventure Company,” said Tran Trung Hiep, Head of Sales and Marketing at House of Tales. “We're confident that their distribution power and publishing expertise will make The Moment of Silence one of the strongest adventure game titles of 2005."

    The Moment of Silence marries fully-rendered, animated backdrops with a traditional and intuitive adventure interface, resulting in one of the best-looking examples of adventure gaming in today’s market. The game mixes real-world locations with fictitious environments to create immersive and incredibly varied worlds.

    The Moment of Silence offers more than eight hours of professional voice talent for heart-pounding drama that sounds as good as it looks. Traditional adventure puzzles are fused with dialogue choices and moments of high drama, putting the game on par with some of cinema's greatest thrillers, where action sequences are integrated to create a constantly challenging adventure.

    Games features
    • Unique, highly immersive espionage thriller story
    • Multiple choice dialogues
    • A cast of more than 35 true-to-life 3D characters to interact with
    • 75 realistic locations
    • 30 minutes of full-screen video
    • Lip synchronization using phonetic voice analysis allowing real-time facial expressions
    • Motion captured animation and dynamic dialog scenes featuring evolving camera work
    • Intuitive interface and mouse-driven navigation

    The Moment of Silence, scribed by German adventure masters 'House of Tales', was released in Europe late in 2004. The game has an anticipated ESRB rating of ‘T' for Teen and will ship in February 2005.

    About The Adventure Company
    The Adventure Company, a division of DreamCatcher Interactive Inc., a leading publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software devoted exclusively to the adventure game market. Its extensive portfolio of best-selling and award winning games includes the Atlantis series, Syberia, Dark Fall and Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon. Currently under licensed development is a series of video games based on best-selling novels created by legendary mystery author Agatha Christie.

    More information about The Adventure Company and its products can be found at http://www.adventurecompanygames.com.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75627) on Feb 03, 2005.

2004 Digital Jesters Catalog:
    The Moment of Silence is an espionage thriller set in the near future, mixing real and fictitious locations. Inspired by technological political visions of Orwell and Kubrick. These ingredients are fused to form a true-to-life, highly immersive conspiracy theory with a variety of surprising plot twists.

    Players step into the shoes of Peter Wright, a communications designer currently working on the Government's 'Freedom of Speech' campaign. But when his neighbor's apartment is stormed by a SWAT team, never to be seen again, Pete is drawn into a breathtaking world of corruption, power and global domination which will set hearts and minds racing.

    Over eight hours of professional voice talent ensure the drama sounds as good as it looks, with over 35 characters appearing throughout the game. Traditional adventure puzzles are fused with dialogue choices and action segments to create an adventure which is constantly challenging - and one that aims to reinvigorate the genre.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75627) on Jan 04, 2005.

Press Release (UK):

    The Moment of Silence coming to the UK
    No silence for UK publisher Digital Jesters as it signs The Moment of Silence.

    The Moment of Silence is a high-tech political thriller under development over at German studio 'House of Tales'.

    Set among the sprawling, metropolis of New York a few decades in the future, the game mixes real locations with fictitious areas to create a world with incredible variety, in which no-one is what they seem.

    Players step into the shoes of Peter Wright, a communications designer currently working on the Government's 'Freedom of Speech' campaign. But when his neighbour's apartment is stormed by a SWAT team, never to be seen again, Pete is drawn into a breathtaking world of corruption, power and global domination which will set hearts and minds racing.

    Full motion video - created by the team that has worked on countless other games, including Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader - depict moments of high drama, putting the game on par with some of cinema's greatest thrillers.

    Over eight hours of professional voice talent ensure the drama sounds as good as it looks, with over 35 characters appearing throughout the game. Traditional adventure puzzles are fused with dialogue choices and action sequences to create an adventure which is constantly challenging - and one that aims to reinvigorate the genre.

    The Moment of Silence is expected to appear on UK store shelves in October 2004, priced £29.99.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75627) on Jan 04, 2005.

Runaway: A Road Adventure Inside Cover DVD Rel. (DE):
    "...spannend und sehr gut erzählte Geschichte"
    ComputerBild Spiele - 8/2004

    "...ein wunderschönes Spiel"
    ComputerBild - 12/2004

    "...die deutsche Adventure-Hoffnung"
    PC Games 08/2004

    "...ein neuer Stern am Adventurehimmel"
    PC Action - 09/2004

    "...kommendes Adventure-Highlight"
    CD Info - 08/09 2004

    "...das Adventure-Genre in neuen Dimensionen führen..."
    4Players.de - 23.05.2004

    "Die Zeichen stehen auf Hit!"
    gamigo.de - 08.07.2004

    "...jede Menge Endzeitstimmung"
    giga.de - 24.06.2004-07-22

    "...ein echter Blockbuster"
    Adventurecorner.de - 17.06.2004

    "...greift nach der Adventurekrone"
    Krawall.de - 14.06.2004

    "...ein Muss für jeden Adventure Fan"
    ghome.de - 14.06.2004

    Von Adventureexperten empfohlen:

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    DIE VERSCHWÖRUNG HAT BEREITS BEGONNEN.
    BIST DU BEREIT FÜR DEN WIDERSTAND?


    Contributed by Xoleras (66241) on Dec 03, 2004.

www.themomentofsilence.com:
    The Game

    Players step into the shoes of Peter Wright, a communications designer currently working on the Government's 'Freedom of Speech' campaign. But when his neighbour's apartment is stormed by a SWAT team, never to be seen again, Pete is drawn into a breathtaking world of corruption, power and global domination which will set hearts and minds racing.

    The game marries fully-rendered, animated backdrops with a traditional adventure interface, resulting in once of the best-looking examples in the genre. Full motion video created by the team that has worked on countless other games, including Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader depict moments of high drama, putting the game on par with cinema's greatest thrillers.

    Over eight hours of professional voice talent ensure the drama sounds as good as it looks, with over 35 characters appearing throughout the game. Traditional adventure puzzles are fused with dialogue choices and action sequences to create an adventure which is constantly challenging and one that aims to reinvigorate the genre.

    Features
    Pre-rendered backgrounds
    3D characters
    Mouse-driven
    Multiple choice dialogues
    Absolutely unique, highly immersive espionage thriller story
    Spectacular scenes and actions
    True-to-life characters with strong biographical background
    Fascinating, well researched visions of the near future
    75 locations, designed by award-winning CG artists
    More than 500 interactive screens
    More than 35 speaking 3D characters
    30 minutes of full motion video
    Eight hours of professional voice acting
    Lip synchronisation using phonetic voice analysis
    Motion captured animation
    Real-time facial expressions
    Dynamic dialog scenes (camera angle changes)
    Intuitive interface

    Contributed by Jeanne (75627) on Dec 02, 2004.