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Gray Matter (Xbox 360)

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www.xbox.com:
    When you play with fate, just how will fate play with you? Oxford. Strange things are happening in the old English university city. Following the death of his wife, the mysterious Dr. Styles retreats more and more into his laboratory at Dread Hill House. The scientist is desperately trying to make contact with his departed wife. Then, apparently by chance, Samantha, a young street performer and magician comes in to his life. As puzzling events start to occur around the city, the pair sets out to find their own explanation for the paranormal phenomena. Challenging puzzles and a mysterious story await you in this new adventure from Jane Jensen, author of the legendary ‘Gabriel Knight’ series.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12215) on Oct 09, 2011.

Inside of Slipcase - Windows (US):

    What SECRETS are waiting to come from the OTHER SIDE?

    FEATURES
    • By the renowned Jane Jensen, creator of the Gabriel Knight series
    • A dark story told in the gothic novel style in eight epic chapters
    • Play as Dr. Styles and Samantha
    • Innovative gameplay that combines science and the supernatural
    As science and MAGIC blend, you must find out if MINDS will win over matter!

    How far would you go to save your LOVE?

    Contributed by Jeanne (75634) on Aug 08, 2011.

Back of Slipcase - Windows (US):

    Can you find the ANSWERS and uncover the TRUTH?

    Since losing his wife, neurobiologist Dr. David Styles has become a recluse, rarely leaving his home, the Dread Hill house. One day, Samantha Everett, a street magician, appears at Dr. Style's doorstep just as he is seeking a new assistant.

    What if you could REACH BACK IN TIME?

    Samantha's first task is to find six people and form "The Lamb's Club", of human guinea pigs for Dr. Style's test at Oxford University. The experiment starts off innocently enough, but then inexplicable incidents begin to occur, one after another. Are these experiments as innocent as they appear? What is the true aim of this paranormal game?

    Contributed by Jeanne (75634) on Aug 08, 2011.

Viva Media product page:
    After a tragic accident, neurobiologist Dr. David Styles has become a recluse, rarely leaving his home, the Dread Hill House. One day, Samantha Everett, a street magician, appears at Dr. Style’s doorstep just as he is seeking a new assistant.

    Samantha’s first task is to find six people to form “The Lamb’s Club” of human guinea pigs for Dr. Style’s tests at Oxford University. The experiment starts off innocently enough, but then a chain of inexplicable incidents begin to occur, one after another.

    Are these experiments as innocent as they appear? What is the true aim of this demented game? What secrets are waiting to cross over from the other side?

    In Gray Matter, legendary game author Jane Jensen (creator of the Gabriel Knight series) tackles questions concerning the nature of reality and the power of the human mind in a mystery adventure that comprises 8 massive chapters. Jensen combines the elements of science and the supernatural, together with her acclaimed emphasis on character and story to create an unprecedented paranormal experience that will keep you riveted until the very end.

    WHAT IF REALITY WAS JUST AN ILLUSION? At the end of the quest to uncover these dark mysteries of Dread Hill House lies the answer.

    System Requirements:
    • Operating System: Windows 7 / XP / Vista
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive Space: PC Box Version requires 6.5 GB of free space / PC Download Version requires at least 16 GB of free space
    • Video Card: DirectX 9.0 compatible 256 MB Graphics Card with Shader 2.0

    Contributed by Jeanne (75634) on Mar 29, 2011.

dtp entertainment product page (UK):
    Gray Matter is the first adventure game by renowned author Jane Jensen since the release of Gabriel Knight 3: the story mixes eerie goings-on with supernatural events in best Jensen-style. Neurobiologist Dr. David Styles is one of the game`s central characters: since losing his wife in a horrible accident some several years ago, he has become a recluse, seldom leaving Dread Hill House, his English country estate.

    When student and part-time street performer Samantha Everett shows up at his doorstep, she unexpectedly becomes his assistant. Hailing from America, she has been travelling through most of Europe the last couple years. Her first task: finding six test subjects at Oxford University for one of Styles` experiments. The experiment starts off innocently enough, but then inexplicable incidents start mounting.

    Players control both Dr. David Styles and Samantha Everett in their bid to uncover the secrets and find out the truth. Gray Matter tackles questions concerning the nature of reality and the power of the human mind in constructing the world we take for granted.

    Key Features
    • Classic mystery adventure game by famous adventure author Jane Jensen
    • Dark story with eight chapters in the style of Gothic Novels
    • 2 playable characters: Samantha and Dr. Styles
    • Fascinating magic tricks as innovative gameplay element

    Contributed by Jeanne (75634) on Mar 29, 2011.

Viva Media press release (January 11, 2011):
    New York, NY January 11,2011 – Viva Media announced it’s acquisition of Gray Matter for retail release in North America today. Viva Media CEO Carlo Voelker commented, “We are thrilled to work with DTP entertainment to bring this long anticipated release to North America. DTP’s International Sales Director Michael Kalina further commented, “The game is the brain child of one of the most gifted adventure game designers, Jane Jensen. We are very excited to see it find its way to North America with Viva Media.”

    The game is scheduled to release online and roll into retail in February 2011.

    About Gray Matter:

    Gray Matter is the first adventure game by renowned author Jane Jensen since the release of Gabriel Knight 3: the story mixes eerie goings-on with supernatural events in best Jensen-style. Neurobiologist Dr. David Styles is one of the game's central characters: since losing his wife in a horrible accident some several years ago, he has become a recluse, seldom leaving Dread Hill House, his English country estate.

    When student and part-time street performer Samantha Everett shows up at his doorstep, she unexpectedly becomes his assistant. Hailing from America, she has been traveling through most of Europe the last couple years. Her first task: finding six test subjects at Oxford University for one of Styles experiments. The experiment starts off innocently enough, but then inexplicable incidents start mounting.

    Players control both Dr. David Styles and Samantha Everett in their bid to uncover the secrets and find out the truth. Gray Matter tackles questions concerning the nature of reality and the power of the human mind in constructing the world we take for granted.

    Platform: PC
    Price: $29.99
    ESRB: Rating Pending (This is a mature game and not intended for all audiences.)
    Release date: February 2011
    Publisher: Viva Media
    Developer: dtp Entertainment/Cranberry Production
    System requirements:
    Intel ® Pentium IV 1.6 GHz processor or similar, 512 GB of RAM, Windows ® XP / 1 GB of RAM Windows® Vista/7, DirectX 9.0c® (Shader 2.0) compatible graphics card with 128 MB of RAM (recommended 256 MB), DirectX® 9.0c compatible (16 bit) sound card, Windows® XP, Windows® Vista or Windows® 7, approximately 6 GB of free hard disk space, DVD-ROM drive, keyboard and mouse.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75634) on Jan 28, 2011.