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Dark Motif Announces New Adventure Game: Adam Syndrome

Tel-Aviv, Israel, July 28, 2007 – New independent game-development studio Dark Motif today announced the launch of their new official website as well as the production of a brand new adventure game for the PC.

About the Game

Adam Syndrome is an original adventure game based on a dark mystery of novel-like size and depth. As the plot unfolds, the player will take control of Professor Adam Reed on his quest for answers following a strange chain of occurrences that ends with the sudden and mysterious death of his wife.

During the course of the game, the player will guide Adam through more than fifteen unique locations all over the world; locations that include ancient lost cities, futuristic laboratories, underwater complexes, gloomy old cemeteries, and many other fascinating places, as the character is plunged into an intricate web of conspiracy and secrets dating back to the very beginnings of mankind.

Blending real-life historical facts along with provocative fiction, Adam Syndrome brings storytelling back into the focus of gaming in a contemporary tale of survival, extinction, and the choice that lies between. Backed by cinematic techniques, Adam Syndrome utilizes detailed, high-resolution backgrounds along with real-time special effects and a moody and suspenseful original soundtrack, to create a dark, immersive atmosphere that provides the perfect feeling for the game. Adam Syndrome makes use of the powerful Wintermute Engine, taking full advantage of its many advanced features such as the dynamic lighting and shadows and the particle system - all of which play a major role in the creation of the game's believable world.


In a desperate attempt to discover what happened to his beloved wife, Professor Adam Reed becomes entangled in a web of conspiracy that threatens to tear apart the tapestry of his own life. Through a shocking series of revelations, Adam learns that he has unwittingly been playing a major role in a dark and mysterious conspiracy. By following a 400 year old trail left behind by John Dee, the 16th-century occultist and famous advisor to Queen Elizabeth I, he unearths secrets of the biblical giants known as the Nephilim and the ancient myth of the Great Flood, and finds himself facing powerful adversaries - the members of a strange and elusive society - as he uncovers a malevolent plot. With time running out, Adam must stop these men from wreaking monumental catastrophe by unveiling a secret buried thousands of years ago by blood and by time itself - a shocking truth that will shake the very foundations of humanity.

Key Features

  • Complex storyline, filled with exciting twists and surprises
  • Cinematic approach to scene composition
  • Dark and immersive atmosphere
  • Moody and suspenseful original soundtrack
  • Real-time weather effects (thunder-storms, rain, fog, etc.)
  • Puzzles written originally into the plot
  • Classic-style point-and-click interface
  • 3rd person perspective
  • 150+ pre-rendered 1024x768 3D backgrounds
  • 50+ fully interactive real-time 3D characters

Adam Syndrome is currently planned for a Q3 2008 release.


About Dark Motif

Dark Motif is a young, independent game-development studio dedicated to creating original adventure games based on complex stories, rich in atmosphere and strong in characters. Founded in 2005, the studio is composed of a core team of professionals in fields like Film, Animation, Programming and Business, that have had a great affinity to the adventure game genre ever since its early years. Dark Motif also works closely with independent contractors in order to cover all aspects of game creation in such a way that keeps the studio as flexible as possible. Currently, Dark Motif is hard at work on its first title - Adam Syndrome - an original, classic-style adventure game utilizing high-resolution pre-rendered 3D backgrounds with real-time 3D characters. More information about Dark Motif and Adam Syndrome can be found at the new Dark Motif website: www.darkmotif.com

adventure-archiv 29-07-07