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New Pendulo, Cranberry Production and Shadow Tor games announced

They say good things come in threes, and that was true this year at gamescom, as a trio of new adventures were announced in the form of Y: The Case of John Yesterday by Pendulo Studios, The Lost Chronicles of Zerzura by Cranberry Production, and Wychwood Hollow by Shadow Tor Studios.

Y: The Case of John Yesterday

The new game from Pendulo is a much darker offering than fans of Runaway and The Next BIG Thing have come to expect. Aimed at a mature audience this time, Y: The Case of John Yesterday is a rather dark horror/mystery thriller set in New York City, where homeless people are being burned alive while a mysterious scar shaped like the letter 'Y' forms on the hands of seemingly disconnected people. Amnesiac John Yesterday has had his memory wiped, but now finds himself at the center of a worldwide conspiracy, and the fate of all mankind may just depend on this unlikeliest of heroes.

The Lost Chronicles of Zerzura

The dark new game from dtp's internal Cranberry Production is set during the Inquisition. In The Lost Chronicles of Zerzura, players assume the role of a young inventor named Feodor, who is building a flying machine with his brother in Barcelona. But his brother is soon snatched away by the Inquisition, and Feodor is left alone to travel through several countries and experience diverse cultures in order to answer the question of what unfathomable mysteries are hidden in Zerzura.




Wychwood Hollow

It's not enough to wait out the anticipation of one Matt Clark game. With the announcement of Wychwood Hollow, now supernatural mystery fans have a second game to look forward to, along with the upcoming Bracken Tor. Very little has yet been revealed about the new game, other than that it's linked to a village with a terrible, witch-burning past. For a brief but intense glimpse of the new title, click around the teaser site for a series of atmospheric live-action teasers.

Adventure Gamers got a first-hand look at all three games at gamescom, so stay tuned for follow-up coverage on each in the coming weeks.


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Latest comments (4 total)

Time to face it: Cranberry Productions is today’s Lucas Arts. This company has only released three games so far (Mata Hari, Black Mirror II and III) but they have been outstanding - every one of them. Definitely my favourite studio today! Also this Zerzura looks really, really nice. These visuals are so jaw-dropping, that one has the instant “let-me-play-let-me-play” -reaction.

As for the Y-game, Pendulo studios has been quite at the top of my favourite producers, but the quality of their games - especially technical quality! - has been going downhill game after game. Although the visuals and theme of this game are exceptionally interesting, I still trust more to Cranberry’s team.

Sep 2, 2011

Wow, both games looks really interesting, specially the one from Cranberry’s. I wonder how they will recreate that dark and ill-fated era. Im also a bit curious of Pendulo’s mature focus on stories… im not so sure what will happen with their chara designs, at least the atmosphere looks superb.

Aug 27, 2011

It will be interesting to see how the cartoony Runaway-style graphics fit with a darker, mature storyline.  Nevertheless, the concept of the game has me very interested.

Aug 22, 2011

Extremely excited about this Pendulo announcement.

The screenshots look fantastic, It will be great to see them pull off something dark like this.

Aug 21, 2011
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