Overclocked: A History of Violence

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US army combat psychiatrist David Mc Namara has been hit hard since retiring from active duty: struggling with mysterious choleric attacks and a marriage in crisis, he is now called to New York for his expertise in forensic psychiatry. At the Staten Island Forensic Hospital he is to attend to five young men and women, who were found screaming, scared, with no memory or orientation across New York City. Dave begins to cautiously explore the memories of his young patients – and makes alarming discoveries. Players not only take over the role of Dave McNamara, who investigates in the present, but also will take control of the five patients in flashbacks. The memories that McNamara brings to light are explored by the player in backward chronological order – the further players progress in the game, the further back in time he advances.


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6 May
Overclocked demo released just in time
Playable sampler showcases early portion of the game
15 Apr
Overclocked winds up in stores, Jack Keane ships
Two very different adventures available in North America
7 Apr
New trailer punches in for Overclocked
Game has shipped to retailers in North America
16 Aug
Overclocked website punches in
House of Tales' psychological thriller goes online
31 May
Lighthouse lands three dtp titles on North American shores
Partnership includes Overclocked, Undercover, and Belief & Betrayal
2 Sep
ANACONDA rolls out GC game trailers
Overclocked, Reprobates, and more movie pleasure
10 Mar
Overclocked lands a worldwide publisher
dtp/ANACONDA to deliver House of Tales' upcoming thriller
9 Mar
House of Tales expands staff
Developer recruits and relocates to gear up for Overclocked
22 Aug
House of Tales gears up for Overclocked
New game a controversial look at the psychology of violence


Overclocked: A History of Violence

Oct 11, 2012

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

United States March 31 2008 Lighthouse Interactive
United Kingdom May 2 2008 Lighthouse Interactive

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