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In Sunrise the player controls Rydec who is working on a teleportation experiment with his friends Brian and Max. Unfortunately the experiment goes wrong and suddenly New York is deserted and the sun fails to rise. And then there is that unconscious woman lying in front of the house door...

In many ways Sunrise: The Game tries to bring innovations to the adventure genre. Despite the puzzles are item based the game features no classic inventory system: Rydec won't take an item until it is directly needed for the next puzzle. If he has all items needed he uses them himself. The only things he always carry is a multi tool with three functions, e.g. as screwdriver and a PDA which shows the next task and optionally gives hints. Another help function is the possibility to mark all hot spots on the screen. The puzzles itself often feature multiple solutions. Another speciality is that all the conversations are automatic. Despite the dark scenario the dialogues are also humorous and long - if the player doesn't like listening to them he can use an option to shorten them.


Sunrise: The Game Windows An example of the game art (demo version)
Sunrise: The Game Windows For example that he doesn't like to run (demo version)
Sunrise: The Game Windows A simple experiment. What could go wrong? (demo version)
Sunrise: The Game Windows The PDA (demo version)

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Alternate Titles

  • "Sunrise. Затерянные в Нью-Йорке" -- Russian spelling

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Adventurespiele Feb 01, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90 Feb 05, 2008 81 out of 100 81 Feb 01, 2008 80 out of 100 80
Game Captain Jan 30, 2008 75 out of 100 75
Gamona Feb 08, 2008 75 out of 100 75
Krawall Gaming Network Jan 30, 2008 74 out of 100 74 Feb 05, 2008 70 out of 100 70
GBase - The Gamer's Base Feb 15, 2008 7 out of 10 70
spieletipps Jan 31, 2008 67 out of 100 67 Feb 08, 2008 4 out of 10 40


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Patrick Bregger (258505) added Sunrise: The Game (Windows) on Jan 10, 2010