PC GRAPHIC ADVENTURES ENTER A NEW DIMENSION WITH 3DFX
Brisbane, Australia, January 14, 1998 -- Gee Whiz! Entertainment is proud to announce their latest game, Gruesome Castle, a genre busting 3D adventure game for 3Dfx based Windows 95 PC's. The game is a follow up to their previous adventure Flight of the Amazon Queen.
Gruesome Castle concerns the exploits of Jake and Anna King and their pals Skip, Wendy, Brad and Jeepers the dino-monkey. Together they form the Gee Whiz! Mystery Club - an adventurous gang of teens who travel the world solving mysteries.
Their latest adventure brings them to England where they are to visit their cousin Edward at Gruesome Castle. Upon arriving they quickly discover that Edward has gone missing and that the castle is haunted. It's up to our intrepid team to solve the riddle of the ghost and uncover the dark mystery of Gruesome Castle.
The game is light heartedly modeled after the classic Saturday Morning cartoon shows of the 60's and 70's, such as Scooby Doo.
Steve Stamatiadis, co-designer and graphic artists said "We've taken the traditional 2D graphic adventure and brought the game play into a completely real-time 3D world. There are no pre-rendered backgrounds - all characters and locations are completely polygonal."
"Gruesome Castle has all the elements of a great graphic adventure. We've got puzzle solving, exploration, talking with other game characters, and a solid story." said John Passfield.
"And because the game is in a complete 3D environment we've added a lot of innovative puzzles that can only be done in 3D.", added Steve, "For example, players can use their binoculars to zoom in on action taking place miles away - perhaps peering through the window of an unreachable building to see clues that aren't visible to the naked eye."
John Passfield is keen to point out that "Although the game may look like a quality Nintendo 64 title, it's not a Nintendo style action game. This is a 100% pure graphic adventure just like Monkey Island and Sam & Max, except without the pointing and clicking and static 2D backgrounds."
With the game nearing completion, Gee Whiz! are now entering into the stage of looking for a suitable publisher. "We've been working on the game and have kept a low profile for the past year", said Steve, "now it's time to make our presence known and show off what we believe to be one the first and finest titles of this type to appear on the PC. This is definitely a ground breaking game for 3Dfx!."
The game includes a number of stunning technical features such as:
Game play features include:
Windows 95, 3Dfx card, DirectX 5 and a P166 with 16 Meg of RAM.
Gee Whiz! Entertainment's development credits include Halloween Harry, Flight of the Amazon Queen and Zombie Wars.
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