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Overclocked: A History of Violence (Windows)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Keep Case (Europe):
    Set against the backdrop of a catastrophic thunderstorm raging over New York City, Overclocked explores an archetypical, yet actual condition of mankind: violence. This psychological thriller mixes frightening fictional thriller elements using innovative narrative structures.

    Army psychiatrist, David McNamara, is called to the Staten Island Forensic Hospital in New York City to consult on a case that requires his expertise in forensic psychiatry. Tasked with exploring the minds of five young men and women who were found scared, screaming, and without memory, players make alarming discoveries as they begin to cautiously explore the psyches of their young patients. Throughout the game, players will switch between six different characters in this chilling interactive psycho thriller.

    Game Features:
    • Play as six different characters throughout the game.
    • Explore 45 different locations with densely animated prerendered settings.
    • The thought provoking and controversial story is revealed via an innovative narrative approach.
    • Meet and interact with a cast of intriguing characters, each with their own distinct personalities.
    • Exceptional visuals enhanced by real-time particle FX, shadows and shader FX, and dynamic lighting.
    • Uses the same game engine as The Moment Of Silence, with an innovative new character animation system and facial expressions created with EMotion TM FX 2 technology.

    Contributed by PolloDiablo (16616) on Dec 31, 2008.

lighthouse-interactive.com:
    Game Summary:

    Set against the backdrop of a catastrophic thunderstorm raging over New York City, Overclocked explores an archetypical, yet actual condition of mankind: violence. This psychological thriller mixes frightening fictional thriller elements using innovative narrative structures. Overclocked charts the diffuse areas where memories and illusions; dreams and reality; perpetrators and victims; collide.

    Army psychiatrist, David McNamara, is called to the Staten Island Forensic Hospital in New York City to consult on a case that requires his expertise in forensic psychiatry. Tasked with exploring the minds of five young men and women who were found scared, screaming, and without memory, he makes alarming discoveries as he begins to cautiously explore the psyches of his young patients. Throughout the game, players will switch between six different characters in this chilling interactive psycho thriller.

    Features:
    • Several Player controlled characters allow the player to experience the story from different viewpoints
    • Innovative storytelling techniques create a unique gameplay experience
    • Fluid character movements and an advanced facial animation system bring the characters to life
    • Achieves cinematic presentation by use of camera techniques pioneered by feature films
    • Icon based dialogue system
    • Complex yet intuitive interface
    • Dynamic realtime shadows
    • Atmospheric real-time particle effects (rain, snow, lightning)

    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on May 20, 2008.

Press Release:

    Solid Release Date for Overclocked: A History of Violence Announced by Lighthouse Interactive
    The game will ship to North America on March 31.

    February 12, 2008 - Leading Publisher Lighthouse Interactive and dtp Entertainment AG, today announced a firm North American release date for their highly anticipated psychological thriller Adventure game, Overclocked: A History of Violence. This PC DVD-ROM game will begin shipping to major retail stores in Canada and the U.S. on March 31, 2008. Created by award-winning developer House of Tales Entertainment, Overclocked explores an archetypical, yet actual condition of mankind: violence. Players will become engrossed in a world where memories and illusions; dreams and reality; perpetrators and victims… collide. Overclocked: A History of Violence is Windows Vista compatible.

    Erik Schreuder, CEO Lighthouse Interactive said, "The Adventure community has been anxiously awaiting the North American release of Overclocked. House of Tales is known for their strong characters and thought provoking plots, and Overclocked is an exceptional example of their talents. Players will take on the role of six different characters throughout the game. This innovative approach, combined with chronologically inverse storytelling, will give players the immersive experience they've been waiting for." Schreuder went on to say, "We are very proud to be bringing this high quality Adventure game to market, which further expands our North American product line-up."

    To find out more about 'Overclocked: A History of Violence' and to keep up with the latest news on the game, visit www.overclocked-game.com and www.lighthouse-interactive.com.

    GAME SUMMARY

    Set against the backdrop of a catastrophic thunderstorm raging over New York City, step into the world of Overclocked as army psychiatrist, David McNamara. You are called to the Staten Island Forensic Hospital in New York City to consult on a case that requires your expertise in forensic psychiatry. Tasked with exploring the minds of five young men and women who were found scared, screaming, and without memory, you make alarming discoveries as you begin to cautiously probe the psyches of your young patients. Throughout the game, you will play as five other characters in this chilling interactive psycho thriller.

    FEATURES
    • Experience Overclocked from various perspectives as you play as six different characters throughout the game
    • Explore 45 diverse locations with densely animated pre-rendered settings
    • Innovative storytelling techniques create a unique gameplay experience
    • Meet and interact with a cast of intriguing characters, each with their own distinct personalities
    • Characters come to life with fluid movements and realistic facial expressions created with Emotion FX 2 technology
    • Cinematic cut-scenes designed using advanced camera techniques pioneered by feature films
    • Exceptional visuals enhanced by shadow and shader effects, real-time atmospheric particle effects (rain, snow, lightening), and dynamic lighting
    • Unique icon-based dialogue system


    MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    OS: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
    CPU: 1.3 GHz Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon processor
    RAM: 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended for Windows Vista)
    Video: DirectX 9-compliant video card Shader Model 1.1
    PC DVD-ROM: 4x
    Sound: DirectX 9 compliant sound card
    Available Hard Disk Space: 4.4 GB
    DirectX: 9.0c
    Other: Mouse, Keyboard and Speakers

    About dtp entertainment AG

    dtp entertainment AG is Germany's second biggest independent game publisher. With more than 75 employees at its Hamburg headquarters, the company is market leader for adventure games and children's software, publishing games for all interactive entertainment platforms worldwide. www.dtp-ag.com

    About Lighthouse Interactive

    Lighthouse Interactive is a fast growing publisher of interactive entertainment with offices established in Toronto and Montreal, Canada, Haarlem, The Netherlands and London, England. The company is focused on bringing strong titles to the worldwide market in a wide array of genres including: RPG, Simulation, Adventure, Action and Strategy. Staffed with industry veterans, Lighthouse is the right choice for developers looking to bring their products to a worldwide audience. www.lighthouse-interactive.com

    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on Mar 21, 2008.

Back Cover (Windows Germany):
    New York, November 2007: Fünf junge Menschen werden orientierungslos, verängstigt, schreiend und ohne Gedächtnis über das Stadtgebiet verstreut aufgefunden. David McNamara, ehemals Nervenarzt bei der US Army, wird als Spezialist für forensische Psychiatrie ins Hospital von Staten Island berufen und mit den rätselhaften Fällen betraut. In behutsamen Sitzungen beginnt Dave, in den Erinnerungen der Kids nachzuforschen.

    Der Spieler schlüpft nicht nur in die Rolle von McNamara, der in der Gegenwart seine Untersuchungen betreibt, sondern übernimmt in Rückblenden auch die Steuerung der fünf Patienten. Die Erinnerungen der Patienten werden spielerisch erkundet, und zwar tiefer dringt er in die Vergangenheit vor - und macht beängstigender Entdeckungen ...

    Erleben Sie tödliche Hochspannung in einem verstörenden Psychothriller
    • Klassisches Point & Click Advneture mit ungewöhnlichem Gameplay
    • Hochbrisante Story, chronologisch invers erzählt
    • Schlüpfen Sie in die Rollen von sechs einzigartigen spielbaren Charakteren
    • Erkunden Sie 45 hochdetaillierte und liebevoll animierte Schauplätze
    • Hochwertige Sprachausgabe mit bekannten Stimmen aus Film und Fernsehen
    • Edle 3D-Grafik, inklusive aufwändiger Wetter-, Licht- und Mimikeffekte

    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on Nov 13, 2007.