Eerievale is a classic point & click graphic-adventure. The plot of the gothic fantasy story leads the player to an American town around 1900 with Victorian influences encompassing a dark past.
The game is based upon a novel specially written for the project, the gameís focus lies especially on the traditional values of the genre: Narrating a thrilling story in combination with sophisticated game design.
Visually, the game pursues its own unique graphic novel style. The elaborately designed environments are depicted from third-person perspective. A soundtrack, especially composed for the game, underlines the atmosphere and brings the game world to life.
The player navigates the protagonist within a two-dimensional game environment by clicking on the position to which the character should move.
Interaction with the game environment is carried out through different verb-actions (eg. go to, take, use, look at, talk to,Ö),represented by various cursor icons. By these means, characters can be questioned and objects can be examined. Items can be taken, be combined with each other, or be used elsewhere in the course of the game. That way, problems and puzzles are solved and the story proceeds.
Inspiration & Motivation:
Eerievale follows the great, influential genre classics of the 80ís and 90ís, merging proven traditions with innovative ideas.
With the enthusiasm for storytelling, the fascination for the creative potential inherent in videogames, and the wish to make a longtime dream come true, the work on a special gothic fantasy story began. It represents the groundwork of the game project.
The game ties in with the novelís plot and continues the story. It is our goal to transfer the qualities of the novel as effectively as possible to the adventure genre.
Above all it is hoped the project will unite well written content, complex characters and a thrilling story with elaborate game design.
In this way, combined with a convincing presentation, we hope to create the unique gaming experience we as adventure-lovers always craved for.
Only if the creative vision of a project is consequently pursued, an adventure has the potential to become timeless.
Characters, story, game design, graphics and music have to harmonize perfectly, in order to convince in the long run.
For that reason, Eerievale is an independent project and is created without pressure of time or external specifications.
The game will be released on different platforms and be translated to multiple languages (including German and English). Up to now, implementation is planned for Atari Jaguar, Sega Dreamcast, PC and Mac.
More implementations for other systems and translations are considered, provided that enough interest is expressed.
Which medium is going to be supported in case of the Jaguar version, will be evaluated when the game is near completion, in order to reach an audience as broad as possible.