Gray Matter

Developer Release Year Platforms
PC, Xbox 360

Ever since losing his wife in a terrible car accident many years ago, neuro-biologist Dr. David Styles has become a recluse, leaving his English mansion Dread Hill House only on rare occasions. One day student and street artist Samantha Everett shows up on his door step unexpectedly, at a time Styles just happens to look for a new assistant. Her first assignment involves finding six volunteers for an experiment planned by Styles at Oxford University. The experiment begins harmless enough, but soon strange things start happening. Styles is visited by his beloved, but deceased, wife. Now it is up to Sam to solve the mysteries of Dread Hill House.


Gray Matter review

Jane Jensen's adventure is finally a reality, and though it's too flawed to be an instant classic, its excellent story offers plenty to think about.

PC Xbox 360

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Gray Matter hands-on archived preview

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Jane Jensen video interview interview

AG caught up with the adventure design legend at the Gray Matter recording studio, and did some video recording ourselves.

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A day in studio with Jane Jensen and Gray Matter (Part 1)

Mark joined Jane Jensen and company in the Gray Matter recording studio, and lived to tell the tale... with video interviews!

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Jane Jensen interview

As we wait a while longer for her next adventure, we probed the highly acclaimed writer's own gray matter for her thoughts on a long and storied career.

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Gray Matter first look archived preview

One of the most anticipated adventures in years is unveiled at the Games Convention in Germany.


Project Jane-J archived preview

Acclaimed designer Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight) reveals her plans for a new series.

25 Feb
Gray Matter finally a reality in UK and North America
Jane Jensen's long awaited new adventure now available in English-language markets
11 Jan
Gray Matter, Black Mirror II and III appearing soon in North America
Viva Media to publish high-profile dtp titles in February and March
15 Dec
Gray Matter demo materializes for Xbox 360
Trial console sampler now available in UK and other parts of Europe
27 Nov
Gray Matter demo appears out of thin air
Sample of Jane Jensen's long-awaited game features two playable characters
18 Aug
Gamescom trailers now showing: So Blonde, Gray Matter, Black Mirror III
Three new videos emerge from the German games convention
29 Apr
Gray Matter displayed on Xbox 360 at British press event
Update: Huge batch of hi-res screenshots now available for viewing
14 Dec
Dates booked for Mamba Games’ stellar 2010 lineup
Release dates for Gray Matter, Black Mirror 2 and more now set for next year
12 Nov
Mamba Games and dtp partnering for all-star lineup next year
Gray Matter, Ghost Pirates, Black Mirror 2, 15 Days, So Blonde set for 2010 release
18 Dec
Twas the night before Gray Matter…
Jane Jensen pens Christmas-themed precursor to Gray Matter
15 Sep
Signs of life register on Jane Jensen’s Gray Matter blog
New developer blog assures the project is delayed but progressing
2 Apr
Second thoughts about developer delays Gray Matter
Now slated for 2009 as Wizarbox takes over production
24 Aug
Gray Matter presented at Games Convention
Plot details and artwork revealed for Jensen's psychological thriller
16 Aug
Jane Jensen’s Gray Matter revived
Project to be unveiled at the upcoming Games Convention


Gray Matter

PC Xbox 360
Aug 18, 2010

Gray Matter

PC Xbox 360
Jun 18, 2010

Gray Matter

Oct 15, 2009

Game Information
Platform PC, Xbox 360
Perspective Third-Person
Control Gamepad, Point-and-click
Gameplay Investigative
Genre Mystery
Theme Psychological
Graphic Style Illustrated realism
Presentation -
Action (Compulsory) -
Red Flags -
Media DVD

Product Details
Version Info

Released first in Germany, with full English localization included.

United Kingdom February 25 2011 Lace Mamba Global
United States February 22 2011 Viva Media

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