Second Bracken Tor trailer released – meet “the DJ”
Iceberg Interactive and Shadow Tor Studios have posted up the second teaser trailer for their upcoming PC adventure game Bracken Tor: The Time of Tooth and Claw, the sequel to the archaeology horror adventure indie-hit Barrow Hill.
DJ Emma Harry is a kooky kind of girl. Living and broadcasting from the swamps of Barrow Moor, Emma has a deep fascination (obsession!) with the supernatural and strange. Something happened to Emma, back in ’06. She experienced something bizarre…something ancient and powerful. The event changed her. She knows that the landscape hides all manner of strange phenomena, writing about much of it in her magazine, The Freaky Times. But, will Emma’s fascination be her undoing?
Iceberg Interactive today revealed the first teaser trailer, “The Hiker,” for its upcoming PC game Bracken Tor: The Time of Tooth and Claw. The horror adventure game is developed by Shadow Tor Studios and the digital download version is set for release in the first quarter of 2011. Retail versions are launching earlier in the UK and mainland Europe on Nov. 19, 2010.
Bracken Tor: The Time of Tooth and Claw
Iceberg Interactive has released the first in a series of screenshots for Bracken Tor: The Time of Tooth and Claw, an upcoming point-and-click adventure where you must travel back in time to the Bronze Age to investigate a chilling mystery.
The first screenshot reveals one of the locations players will explore called the Abandoned Mine. Here’s a description of the what you’re looking at from the game’s developer, Cornwall, England-based Shadow Tor Studios:
“The Barrow Moor is scarred by centuries of tin mining, with many abandoned pit shafts posing a lethal hazard to nocturnal explorers. It’s all too easy to get lost, in the dark, and then plummet to your doom. If you survive the fall, it’s likely you’ll find yourself in the long forgotten mine tunnels, which descend deep into the ancient landscape.”
Here’s some more general information about Bracken Tor from the game’s official website:
SOMETHING IS STALKING THE PEOPLE OF THE MOOR.
The Bloodmoon has risen. Something is stirring, something feral, ancient and terrible. It began many years ago, with the discovery of the livestock, ripped to shreds, torn apart and devoured. The beast now has a taste for blood… our blood… there has been a murder – a vicious, brutal killing – out there on the mist shrouded moorland. A lone hiker, exploring our ancient land, has been discovered… mutilated and bloody. The beast struck at some point just after dusk, ripping out the throat. Our land was once the hunting ground for many vicious carnivores, but they have long since disappeared, hunted into extinction. Could those beasts have returned, to seek their revenge? Where or when have these monstrous creatures come from?
SOLVE THE MYSTERY OF THE MOORLAND BEASTS.
Spend a night on the mysterious moor, with only the canvas of your tent as protection. Listen out for the sounds, look out for the tell tale signs, or flee in fear when the pack closes in. You are a bold journalist, always looking for the next ‘big story’. How far would you go to grab the front page? Would you risk your life, for a news story? If so, the ancient rock formation known as Bracken Tor awaits your arrival. The stony outcrop dominates the moor, and boasts several unnerving stories; from unexplainable glowing lights, to this latest horrifying incident. Are some places cursed? Or, are they haunted by those who went before?
THE PAST HOLDS THE KEY.
Thrown into the ancient past of the Bronze Age people, you will find the true origins of the nightmare. Those primitive people lived in fear of the mighty beasts, making sacrifices to protect themselves from the packs, which hide in the thick pine forests and wind-swept tundra. They practised long forgotten ceremonies, and studied the natural world, in an attempt to understand and conquer their foe. For it is only through understanding the ‘old ways’ that you will survive the
night. You will have to decide what is worse… the beasts that lurk in the darkness, or the terrifying acts performed by our ancient ancestors.
Bracken Tor Features
· Explore the desolate moorland & ancient sites, searching for evidence.
· Travel back in time, to The Bronze Age, to learn its secrets.
· A complete interactive world; brought to life on your PC.
· Environmental sounds and weather to heighten the experience.
· An unnerving and eerie soundtrack to chill the blood.
· Experience virtual archaeology, and uncover the past.
· Survive beast attacks using items close at hand. Defend yourself!
· A complex and unusual story to piece together.
· Glean clues from newspaper articles and local radio broadcasts.
· Solve a bloody murder through investigation and detection.
Bracken Tor: The Time of Tooth and Claw is due for release Oct. 31, 2010. More screenshots will be revealed each week leading up to the launch.