Unimatrix Productions have recently released Shady Brook, the second game (after Lifestream) in their Storycentric Worlds series of interactive fiction.
Relive the days of classic gaming in this dark and mysterious text adventure that plays like an interactive novel. Inspired by the television series Twin Peaks, Shady Brook places players in the role of author Jake Torrent in his search of a small town’s twisted secrets.
Combining classic room-based explorative text game mechanics with a stylish graphical interface, you make a series of choices that determine what happens next in the story. But unlike in traditional gamebooks and visual novels, Shady Brook also features more advanced adventure-based game mechanics, including locations to explore, items to interact with, characters to meet, and puzzles to solve.
Author 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…
Featuring nearly two dozen characters, Shady Brook will see you using a multitude of inventory items to solve a variety of challenging and unique puzzles – ultimately discovering the town’s terrifying secrets in a truly dark and mature storyline.
Available on PC, iOS, and Android, you can find further information about the series here.