About This Game
Relive the days of classic gaming with Shady Brook, a dark mystery text adventure inspired by the television series Twin Peaks in which players take on the role of author Jake Torrent in his search of a small town's twisted secrets.GameplayShady Brook combines the best elements of interactive fiction, visual novels, and gamebooks with a graphic user interface that emulates the look of early 1990s text adventures. It features beautiful artwork and cinematic music. In place of a text parser is a context-specific multiple choice menu. A compass allows you to travel from room to room, and separate inventory, map, journal, and character screens are available at the push of a button. Shady Brook plays like an interactive novel. You make a series of choices that determine what happens next in the story. But unlike traditional gamebooks and choose-your-own adventures, Shady Brook also features more advanced adventure game mechanics, including locations to explore, items to collect and use, characters to meet and interact with, and puzzles to solve.StoryAuthor Jake Torrent, alongside his blind father Wayne, moves to the small, peaceful country town of Shady Brook. At first, everything seems idyllic. His neighbor, Tim, is always willing to lend a hand, and the Ekan family invites him to dinner.But soon, Jake learns that his home's previous occupant committed suicide, and mysterious things begin to occur. When another resident also commits suicide, Jake starts to suspect foul play. Could this town take part in a conspiracy to cover up a murder?As Jake investigates, he gets more than he bargained for: a town secret so terrifying that there is no turning back...FeaturesEXPLORE a small country townINTERACT with nearly two dozen charactersCHOOSE your path--your actions alter the course of the storyPICK UP, COMBINE, and USE a multitude of inventory itemsSOLVE a variety of challenging and unique puzzlesDISCOVER the town's terrifying secrets in a truly dark and mature storylineENJOY over 250 pieces of original artwork and an hour-long soundtrackUNLOCK 33 achievements to view a special post-game bonus scenePLAY 8+ hours of content with over 117,000 words--the text equivalent of a full-length novel!
Minimum:OS: Windows XP or laterProcessor: Pentium 4Memory: 2 MB RAMGraphics: anyDirectX: Version 9.0Storage: 120 MB available spaceSound Card: optional but recommendedAdditional Notes: Native resolution: 1366x768; rescales to fill screen