Gray Matter slips to Q1 2008

Highly anticipated Jane Jensen adventure "slightly delayed" from original end-of-year release.

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Gamers have been waiting a long time for the next offering from the "Queen of adventure." Jane Jensen's last big project, Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned, was released all the way back in 1999. Since then, Jensen has written novels and released a number of smaller casual games, including Inspector Parker and BeTrapped, but not a "proper" adventure.

Gray Matter (previously known cryptically as Project Jane-J) was originally announced back at 2003's Electronic Entertainment Expo as an Adventure Company title. However, a year later, Jane Jensen confirmed in an interview that development of the game had been put on hold. Nothing more was heard about it until August 2006, when it was announced that German publisher DTP Entertainment AG had revived the title and that it was good to go for a global fourth-quarter 2007 release.

However, it looks like adventurers will have to wait a little while longer, as it was announced today that the game had been put back to Q1 2008.

Gray Matter is a point-and-click adventure, in which you alternately control two characters: Samantha Everett, a street magician and drifter, and Dr. Styles, a neurobiologist who has become a recluse after the death of his wife in a car crash. Styles hires Samantha as his assistant, but she becomes increasingly concerned with the dark turns his research and experiments appear to be taking.

A spokesperson for DTP Entertainment said the game was delayed because, "We want to give the development team, the development process, and the game itself more time."

Discussion

23 comments
malmeid2
malmeid2

Who did who with a what now?

lime05
lime05

That is a errrr VERY VERY long time. I wish dev's would at least keep their release dates correct IN YEARS, at absolute least . geeezzz Adventure games less common ? lol you got to be kidding me... Fahrenheit Sam and Max (series 1,2,3,4,5,6) Runaway Runaway 2 Moment of Silence Murder on the Orient Express Still Life D R E A M F A L L " BEST GAME OF 2006 !!! Anka Broken Sword: The Angel of Darkness Scratchs Still Life Nibiru MYST V MYST End of Ages URU LIVE *on game tap now* Carte Blanche Destination : Treasure Island Anacapri : The Dream Sherlock Holmes : The Awakened Hands Pathologic Overclocked One Upon a Time in Japan A Vampry Story Undercover : Operation Wintersun Keepsake Barrow Hill Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman Bone Series. The Tungusta Files Aura : Fate of Ages New Alone in the Dark.... *rlz this year* I could go on and on........ The adventure game scene both Point & Click and 3rd person puzzle is very very healthy !.

Minsk_bg
Minsk_bg

It's good to know that there are still those who strive to create great games of the adventure genre, which put focus on story, characters and challenges for the mind (not for your reflexes). they're a real relief from the action-heavy, but plot-neglectful games that abound in the industry these days. I am glad there is "Sam and Max" as an alternative, but since the release of such distinctive and grand adventure masterpieces as "The Longest Journey" and "Gabriel Knight" there hasn't been many Quest games of the same scope except for "Dreamfall" and perhaps a few others. I only hope they'll use the delay time to achieve the goal of creating an adventure as ambitious and compelling as my mentioned classical titles of the genre managed to do and let's hope it won't get cancelled.

puppiemaster
puppiemaster

is this a Wii game, point and click sounds perfect for it

Digital-Devil
Digital-Devil

People think adventure games are so boring and need to die...well, i think those people need more common sense ^.^ Not every game needs to be violent/bloody to be good

Bloodflowers
Bloodflowers

Yeah DontEatCream, id rather they delayed and perfected it, than rushed and it was a disappointment

cjcr_alexandru
cjcr_alexandru

Unfortunately, adventure games are less and less common these days.

aramitz
aramitz

Highly anticipated! More like totally under the radar!. I would have prefered a new G.K. (especially considering the new Broken Sword games) but this seems better than nothing!. Want list! :P

skywalker333
skywalker333

oh god, i cant wait... gabriel knight is the greatest series ever. their storyline and plot were breathtaking. imagine that for grabriel knight 2, they wrote and composed a REAL opera from scratch! now, this is service for us gamers... go on JJ we believe in you!

Planeforger
Planeforger

TryMe01: This game is absolutely nothing like a Mario and Luigi game - it's an adventure game! And this news is slightly depressing...looks like the Sam and Max episodes will be the only adventure games we'll get this year.

TryMe01
TryMe01

this is like a mario and luigi game but fps or something like that, too bad its delayed

DontEatCream
DontEatCream

If they need an extra year to refine the storyline, then let them have all the time they need.

Legacyoftain
Legacyoftain

hmmm what is this game? 08? will anyone care by then?

niels200683
niels200683

hm... and I was rooting for a GK4... I'm also hoping they will make a Phantasmagoria 3, but well... I'll be interested in this as well.

75_cent
75_cent

i doubt this will be any good but, hey who knows

bigg_18
bigg_18

In before ps3 vs xbox360 vs pc vs wii

makemeweak
makemeweak

Sounds interesting - I hope it doesn't get canceled.

oliverh
oliverh

jeez we've just started the new year now something else has been delayed until next year.

_Pedro_
_Pedro_

well atleast they're not rushing it :)

ssj4_2004
ssj4_2004

Aw, man that sucks! I hope it turns out alright...