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PostSubject: Gray Matter More News   Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:36 am

From Lace Mamba Global:
Unique soundtrack revealed for Jane Jensen adventure game Gray Matter

Gray Matter, the up and coming adventure game written by adventure gaming queen Jane Jensen, will now be accompanied by an extravagant soundtrack. Along with the music composed by Robert Holmes there will be a soundtrack that will make Gray Matter a unique experience from a tonal standpoint.

In order to create a fitting sound and music concept, author Jane Jensen, composer Robert Holmes and publisher dtp entertainment agreed on teaming up with Periscope Studio, a Germany-based sound company, who already worked on several high quality adventure game productions. The whole concept is based on Robert Holmes’ music compositions. Periscope recorded his compositions and additionally designed the game’s sound effects and background atmospheres. Every single asset has been designed to reflect the depth, emotions and mystery of Gray Matter.

Both Jane Jensen and Robert Holmes maintained control of the music and sound production. They kept in close contact with Periscope and set up a couple of guidelines. For example, the Gray Matter soundtrack is inspired by sci-fi movies of the 70’s, “This revealed a strong resemblance to the film score of Angelo Badalamenti, which is much more than just a coincidence: It perfectly fits the atmosphere and the story of the game. This music style separates Gray Matter from other adventure games. We didn’t focus on orchestral sounds, but consciously used atmospherically heavy synthesizers”, explains Finn Seliger, Periscope’s art director.

Periscope created 17 music tracks out of Robert Holmes’ compositions and songs of the independent band The Scarlet Furies that appear in the game. The band has been founded by Robert Holmes and are one of Jane Jensen’s favourites. The tracks created by Periscope are related to various gameplay situations.

Gray Matter will be the first new full-size adventure game by the famous adventure author Jane Jensen since the release of Gabriel Knight 3. Staying true to the Jensen-style, the story interweaves gruesome incidents and supernatural events.

Neurobiologist Dr. David Styles is one of the main characters in the game. Ever since losing his wife in a terrible car accident many years ago, he has become a recluse, leaving his English mansion Dread Hill House only on rare occasions.

Vagabond and street artist Samantha Everett shows up on his doorstep unexpectedly, at a time when Styles just happens to be looking for a new assistant. Originally from America , she has been travelling Europe for the last few years, and is in desperate need of a job and place of refuge. Her first assignment involves finding six volunteers for an experiment planned by Dr. Styles at Oxford University .

The experiment begins harmlessly enough, but soon strange things start happening. Styles is visited by his beloved, but deceased wife. Now it is up to Sam to solve the mysteries of Dread Hill House.

Lace Mamba Global will release Gray Matter on 360 and PC in the UK in October 2010.




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PostSubject: Re: Gray Matter More News   Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:30 am



ARRRRRRRRGH!!!!!!!!

Am I the only one who is sick and tired of hearing anything about this game??? The only news I want to hear is..."Gray Matter Released Today"

ARRRRRRRRGH!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Gray Matter More News   Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:13 am

I can understand the frustration. The UK release in October 2010 seems to be expected.

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PostSubject: Re: Gray Matter More News   Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:03 pm

I'm past being frustrated by the long wait. I gave up on the game as the longer I waited, the more I felt that the game must be having a lot of problems, and do I really want to play such a game? If it ever is released maybe my interest in it will return, maybe not.
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PostSubject: Re: Gray Matter More News   Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:59 pm

mindysue wrote:
I'm past being frustrated by the long wait. I gave up on the game as the longer I waited, the more I felt that the game must be having a lot of problems, and do I really want to play such a game? If it ever is released maybe my interest in it will return, maybe not.

Likewise !

The other game I'm frustrated with , is Dead Mountaineer's Hotel
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PostSubject: Re: Gray Matter More News   Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:46 am

Yes it has been a long wait. The long wait isn't due to problems with the game however but problems connected with the game. The main problem arose when the publisher decided midway through to change developers. Then I believe that it was decided to add additional music. I think probably the current cause for delay is the decision to port Gray Matter to Xbox 360. When Microsoft ports a game it usually means that the game won't be released till it meets Microsoft's release lineup so they can push the game for the console crowd. As adventure PC gamers we are probably going to see more of these delayed releases as more publishers make deals to port to Xbox 360, PS3 and wii.

I was sold on the game when I saw the Dr David Lynch shower scene. There was just something about all that sadness, despair and hopelessness that got me.

Dead Mountaineer's Hotel. Yes very frustrating. It has been on my list of anticipated games for a very long time. And it seems it is no closer to finding a NA publisher.

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PostSubject: Re: Gray Matter More News   Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:12 am

According to the publisher's web site , Dead Mountaineer's Hotel was released 3 years ago, but that's turned out to be false, at least in North America , since the closing of Lighthouse Games . Supposedly , it was released in Russia & Germany , but I've yet to find anything about that . Maybe the game's developers should be looking for a different NA distributor, such as Viva , TAC , or the like . That is, if they have not already done so .
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PostSubject: Re: Gray Matter More News   Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:57 am

Yes Dead Mountaineer's Hotel was released about 3 years in Russia and Germany. Yes it was due to be distributed by Lighthouse when they went bankrupt. A year ago Akella (the Russian developer, publisher and distributer who developed Dead Mountaineer's Hotel) said that they were working on the English voice acting of the already English translated game. They also said that they were determined for an international release of the game.

That's the latest news that I could find about Dead Mountaineer's Hotel.

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