Gabriel Knight Scribe Lets You See the Past

Gabriel Knight Scribe Lets You See the Past

Jane Jensen's point-and-click paranormal thriller has a confirmed release date and a trailer.

When last we saw Cognition - created by Jane Jensen of Gabriel Knight fame - it was in the throes of a Kickstarter campaign. Those hardscrabble days have passed, and now the game has a publisher - Phoenix Online Studios - a Fall release date, and a gameplay trailer for its first episode: The Hangman.

You play as Erica Reed, an FBI agent with an unusual quirk. She has post-cognitive abilities, and though she claims not to like "the spooky crap" her ability to see past events will help her hunt down the serial killer that murdered her brother. This point-and-click is two parts investigation to one part horror, particularly since the killer seems to have paranormal abilities of their own. "When she comes across a crime scene that has clues that were left specifically for someone with her abilities," says the promotional blurb, "a new hunt is on. Who knows her secret? How? And what do they want from her?"

Jensen is an industry veteran but some of you may know the artist's work; Romano Molenaar has, among his many credits, worked on Detective Comics Annual #1, due out August 29th. For those of you interested in knowing more about Cognition, and who happen by chance to be going to PAX Prime, there will be a demo at the Reverb booth, #3340.

Source: Joystiq, Phoenix Online

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That look's really cool actually. Big fan of Jane Jenson, can't wait for this!

I was afraid the kickstarter didn't succeed and I am thrilled that I was wrong.

Well I've never heard of this before now but I am extreeeeeemly interested. :)

Nice to see a new game from her, but the "paranormal" stuff was really necessary? I don't know, but I think not.

Sounds like Tokyo Babylon : The Game! But actually excited for this, Jane Jensen is a quality writer.

Tallim:
Sounds like Tokyo Babylon : The Game! But actually excited for this, Jane Jensen is a quality writer.

lol it does sound a lot like the second ep from the Tokyo babylon anime.

I really love Jane Jensen's work. I just hope that unlike Gray Matter it doesn't have a part that feels like it has been included to try and make the game feel longer.

Finally a game i am looking forward to.

Good luck Detective Reed

Holy crap, I can't believe I forgot to donate to the kickstarter campaign. Good to hear some news, though.

Increidble news. I absolutely adore Gabriel Knight. I haven't yet played Grey Matter...it kind of fell of my radar this year (when it was scheduled to be played). This is awesome.

Also, digging the cel-shaded like style.

I'd like to clear something up: Jane Jensen is only working with Phoenix Online Studios as a "Story Consultant." That's all she is officially credited with. She is NOT the creator.

Jane, is, however, hard at work on her own project, "Mobeius."

 

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