Pescara, January 20, 2012 - Adventure Productions and 10th Art Studio are pleased to announce that the English version of the first act of Shadows on the Vatican, called "Greed", is available for pre-purchase for $ 7.49 on Zodiac ( http://www.zodiac-store.com/), a new digital delivery platform focused on adventure & casual games. Shadows on the Vatican - Act 1: Greed will be downloadable on the 6th of February.
About Shadows on the Vatican - Act 1: Greed
A blood-red sky surrounds the city of Rome in a surreal, neverending twilight. Under the shadow of St. Peter, an American ex-priest investigates a series of events that exposes a deeper, more complex web of political and religious intrigue than he ever could have imagined.
Visiting Rome from Chicago, where he works as a doctor, ex-priest James Murphy answers a mysterious call for help from his friend Cristoforo.
The disappearance of a briefcase containing compromising documents is enough to convince James that his friend is a victim of something shady and sinister. The Vatican’s involvement and some strange parallels with his own traumatic past inspire James to get to the bottom of this mystery.
Along this dangerous and disturbing path, James finds the most unlikely travelling companion who will question his deepest beliefs. And so the two characters begin both a physical journey in search of the truth, and a metaphysical exploration of the inner soul and the darkest secrets that everyone hides, even a "champion of the faith" like James.
Rome is the stage for this adventure – a city bathed in eternal twilight, its skies tinted the color of blood spilled in more than thirty years of intrigue: blood of innocents and guilty, unknown and famous victims alike.
- A thrilling new point-and-click adventure in 4 acts, inspired by real events in recent Italian history and freely adapted from David Yallop's bestseller "In God's Hand".
- Over 10 locations per episode with high resolution graphics (max resolution 1920x1080) directed by Lorenzo Ruggiero (Marvel/DC Comics)
- Realistic characters with hours of motion-capture animations
- Well integrated puzzles and several hours of gameplay
- Animated coloured comics by award winner Daniela di Matteo
- Fully dubbed in English
Introducing the main character:
James Murphy is an ex-priest who decided to become a doctor after he cut all ties with the Catholic Church. 38 years old, handsome and with a slim build, James is as friendly as he is shy about any personal questions.
He can express himself forcefully against the religious institutions, but his faith, his sense of justice and his deepest respect for all people and life in general have never been in doubt. He's the head physician at a hospital in Chicago, where he now resides, but he can fluently speak Italian thanks to the many years he lived in Rome.
About Adventure Productions:
Adventure's Planet Srl is an Italian gaming company, focused foremost on the genre of adventure and casual games for personal computers and mobile devices. Its activities range from publishing to game development, through e-commerce and providing gaming information. Adventure Productions - AP's publishing label - brought over 40 titles in Italy and has gained partnerships with leading European distributors and developers, such as DTP Entertainment and Lace Mamba Global. The internal development team, in conjunction with the software house 10th Art Studio, is currently working on Shadows on the Vatican, a thrilling adventure in four acts, based on the bestseller of David Yallop "In God's Name" and developed under the art direction of cartoonist Lorenzo Ruggiero (Marvel, DC Comics). SOTV is planned for PC and mobile devices and its first episode will be available in fall 2011.