1954: Alcatraz – Daedalic Entertainment presents the toughest prison of the adventure history!

Daedalic Entertainment Press Release for June 06th

Hamburg, 06.06.2012 - Daedalic Entertainment, creator of the award-winning games Edna & Harvey: The Breakout and The Whispered World, and Irresponsible Games announce the upcoming adventure thriller „1954:


The “Golden Gate”, the opening of the San Francisco Bay with the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge, was a symbol of freedom for many people. Cynically, prisoners of the infamous Alcatraz can enjoy a beautiful view on this monument at their prison yard. Right there, players slip into the role of the prisoner Joe.

"1954: Alcatraz" takes place in San Francisco of the 50’s. Joe was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment due to an armed robbery and he is eager to break out of "The Rock". Therefore, he needs help from his wife Christine who is facing her own problems in San Francisco. Their gangster fellow Mickey threatens Christine to kill her if she refuses to hand over the swag. However, where is the prey? Joe only knows where the hideout is and, therefore, the entire North Beach is searching for the jackpot.

Will our hero be successful in the race for the loot? No prisoner was able to break out of Alcatraz before. In addition, drug deals, blackmails, suicide and homicide are daily fare in San Francisco.

Player’s decisions crucially influence the fate of the characters.

Different plots, surprising turns and alternative endings await the players.

„1954: Alcatraz“ Features:

•    90 hand-painted locations, based on research of San Francisco,

North Beach and Alcatraz.

•    Over 20 3D-animated characters

•    Clever puzzles and dialogues by Gene Mocsy, the co-writer of Ghost

Pirates of Vooju Island.

•    An atmospheric score by Pedro Macedo Camacho (Fairytale Fights,

Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island, A Vampyre Story, Audiosurf).

•    Non-linear plot

•    Alternative endings

„1954: Alcatraz“ will be released in 2012 for PC. An exact release date will be announced soon.

About Daedalic Entertainment

Daedalic Entertainment develops and publishes high-quality computer and

video games worldwide, focussing on the production of entertainment

software with strong narratives. The company based in Hamburg, Germany

offers international partners its services in the fields of development,

publishing and consulting.

Daedalic has enjoyed great acclaim with the release of adventure game

milestones such as Deponia, Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, The Whispered

World and A New Beginning, collecting nine German Game Developer Awards

(incl. “Studio of the Year 2009”), four German Computer Game Awards

(incl. “Best Game 2011”), two Red Dot Design Awards and more. As a

publisher, Daedalic has released outstanding and unique games like

Machinarium, Tales of Monkey Island and Swords & Soldiers. Daedalic is

currently developing a host of new and innovative games that include the

upcoming Chaos of Deponia and The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav.


About Irresponsible Games

Irresponsible Games was founded by Gene Mocsy, who was the co-writer of

the adventures A Vampyre Story and Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island.

Prior to this, he worked at EA Redwood Shores (Viceral Games) as an

artist and designer on titles including James Bond 007: Everything or

Nothing, The Simpsons, and Tiger Woods Golf.  

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