Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed indie point-and-click adventure game The Blackwell Deception, describing it as “a welcome addition to one of the most enjoyable adventure game series ever made.” To celebrate the launch of Wadjet Eye Games’ acclaimed Blackwell adventure game series launching on Steam, we have teamed up with the studio to offer one lucky AMO reader the chance to win the entire collection for free!
Wadjet Eye Games’ Four-Game Blackwell Series Debuts on Steam
Haunting indie adventures have ghost-hunting storylines, achievements, and developer commentary.
NEW YORK – January 13, 2012 – Indie developer Wadjet Eye Games is pleased to announce that all four installments of the long-running Blackwell adventure game series for PC are now on Steam. Blackwell Legacy, Blackwell Unbound, Blackwell Convergence, and Blackwell Deception can be purchased individually or in a $19.99 (£14.99) bundle. Through January 20, Steam is offering a launch week sale of 25% off, bringing the bundle price to $14.99 (£11.24).
The Blackwell adventure games star Rosa Blackwell, an antisocial writer and reluctant spirit medium, and Joey Mallone, a jazz-era ghost who is tethered to Rosa due to a mysterious family legacy. This unlikely team combs the streets of modern day New York City to investigate suspicious deaths and help confused spirits cross over. Each game has its own complete story and an overarching plot spans the series, meaning players can jump in with any Blackwell game for a self-contained experience, or play all four to gain a richer understanding of the Blackwell family legacy and how the stories intertwine.
Modern adventures with a retro feel, the Blackwell games feature mature interactive storytelling, professional voice acting, original soundtracks, and pixel art graphics reminiscent of the point-and-click classics from Sierra and LucasArts. The investigative gameplay requires playing as both the mortal Rosa and the ethereal Joey, using each character’s unique abilities to solve puzzles and advance the story. In addition, each Blackwell game has achievements, optional developer commentary (including a brand new “Five Years Later” commentary track on the series’ first installment, Blackwell Legacy), and Steam cloud save support.
To purchase the Blackwell adventures on Steam, visit these links:
Want to get your hands on a free copy of The Blackwell Bundle on Steam? Then all you have to do is answer one simple question!
What year was Wadjet Eye Games founded?
Please email all answers to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This competition is now closed and the lucky winner will be announced shortly!
UPDATE: Congratulations to Eduardo Silva!
Only one submission per email address. Don’t forget to include your full name. One lucky winner will be chosen at random!
This competition will close one week from today, on Friday 27th January at midday, GMT.
About Wadjet Eye Games
Founded in 2006, Wadjet Eye Games has developed a reputation for producing award winning and critically acclaimed adventure games for the PC. Committed to creating unique character-driven game experiences around recognizable brands, Wadjet Eye has recently expanded to support and publish games by other independent developers. The company’s award-winning portfolio includes The Shivah and the Blackwell series, both of which have garnered Game Developers Choice nominations, Puzzle Bots, which was selected for the Penny Arcade Expo’s PAX 10 showcase, and IGF Student Showcase winner Gemini Rue. For more information, visit http://www.wadjeteyegames.com.
Steam, created by Valve Corporation, is the leading platform for PC and Mac games and digital entertainment, serving over 1500 games to over 35 million active users worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.steamgames.com.