Factsheet

Developer:
EQ Studios
Based in Las Vegas, NV USA

Release date:
September 27, 2017

Platforms:
PC
Steam

Website:
painscreekkillings.com

Regular Price:

USD$19.99

Description

As Janet, a young and upcoming journalist, you have been asked by your editor to investigate the mysterious abandonment of a once lively town. Based on the information released by the media about the deaths of the townspeople, you set foot into the town thinking you would find an interesting story to publish, only to uncover secrets that were meant to stay hidden forever.

Gameplay

The Painscreek Killings borrows mechanics from a walking simulator but goes beyond it by making the players think. It mimics real world investigations with detective-like puzzles that doesn’t hold your hand, allows you to explore wherever your investigation takes, and a captivating story waiting to be discovered. The game encourages you to explore the surroundings carefully, collect clues and hints to help your investigation, and find evidence to expose the truth about the killings. There are no quest markers or hint systems to aid in your journey. You will be forced to think, to connect the dots and to piece things together, making you feel like a real investigator.

Features

  • Free-roaming, semi-open world game: Explore wherever you want based on the clues and hints gathered during your investigation.
  • Mimics real world investigation: Take notes and photograph important clues. No handholding, and no quest marker or hint system is provided.
  • Logical detective-like puzzles: Use your powers of observation and deduction to solve all that stands in your way.
  • Rich and captivating storyline: Uncover the conspiracies, heartaches, jealousy and hidden secrets that were meant to be buried with the abandoned town.

Videos

Trailer YouTube

Gameplay Video YouTube

Trailer 3 YouTube


Images

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About EQ Studios

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EQ Studios is an independent game development studio based in Las Vegas.

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The Painscreek Killings Credits

Fery Tomi
Director, story and game designer, music composer, lighting artist.

Fumie Nagano
3d character artist, look development, public relations.

Yuri Matsuba
Story and game designer, programmer, 3d environment and prop artist.

Yoshiha Tsuchida
3d environment and prop artist, level builder, music composer.

Allen Pierce
3d environment and prop artist.

Mark Hampson
3d environment and prop artist.

Takaoki Fujita
3d environment and prop artist.


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