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Torquay, December 16th, 2013 ? Torquay based independent game
studio Curiosity Studios announces their upcoming psychological
adventure game FOG: The Story of Jacques Matthews which will be
available for PC and Mac in 2014.
Lost and disorientated after a storm, fisherman Jacques Matthews
finds himself washed up on an island with nothing but a thick fog
to keep him company. Shortly after arriving he comes across a
mysterious girl who claims she can help him on his journey. With
unknown dangers lurking in the fog and a constantly shifting island
Jacques is forced to trust the girl as he fights to keep his sanity
and use light to guide himself through the island, unlock its
secrets, find his fellow crewmen and discover what lies beyond.
FOG: The Story of Jacques Matthews is a psychological adventure
game that blends deep exploration, emotional storytelling and
enthralling puzzles to create a seamless and immersive experience
that changes with every playthrough for every player. Unearth clues
and secrets of the island by searching every nook and cranny,
witness the ups and downs of Jacques Matthews and progress through
the island by using your reactions, speed and brains to solve every
mystery laid out before you. Then, thanks to the FOG system, you
can replay the whole game again knowing that your experience and
opinion of every location and character will be completely
different to your previous playthroughs.
- FOG. FOG Always Changes: With the FOG system every play
through is a unique experience, with randomly generated game
structure, level placement, visuals, audio, story related events
and no loading screens between levels.
- Follow the Light: FOG?s unique art style and use of lighting
creates an eerie but gorgeous world that jumps off the screen
whilst also aiding the player through the game.
- Immersive Puzzles: Delve deep into the belly of the island
through immersive and engaging puzzles that test your reactions,
speed, brains and mentality.
- Story Time: Witness a deep psychological story filled with
atmospheric locations, intricate characters and mysterious
unknowns, all with their own secrets, events and plots waiting to
- By the Gamers, for the Gamers: Developed alongside the GCPP
(Gaming Community Portfolio Project), a project aiming to help
fellow gamers build a portfolio and achieve their dreams of a job
in the games industry.
To celebrate the announcement Curiosity Studios published an
announcement trailer on their YouTube page:
FOG: The Story of Jacques Matthews is scheduled for release on
PC and Mac in 2014.
Screenshots, trailers and more details about FOG are available
on Curiosity Studios? website:
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About Curiosity Studios:
Curiosity Studios is a small, 5 man indie team situated in
Torquay, England. The aim of Curiosity Studios is to create fun,
immersive and emotional video games while trying to bring back some
of the old time styles of gaming where it was all about bringing
your friends round at the end of the day to take turns on campaigns
or playing split screen instead of going home alone and
talking/playing online. How it wasn't just about pure
competitiveness and who was the best, it was more about just
playing together, immersing yourself in a wonderful game universe
filled with a wide variety of characters and locations and having
fun. We also wish to provide people whose dream, like ours, is a
career in the games industry with the opportunity to show off,
build up vital skills and get their career off to a start. Simply
put, we are about Immersion · Emotion · Games.