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After a tragic accident, neurobiologist Dr. David Styles has become a recluse, rarely leaving his home, the Dread Hill House. One day, Samantha Everett, a street magician, appears at Dr. Style's doorstep just as he is seeking a new assistant.
Date de parution: 1 avr 2014

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Windows 8 /8.1 - Updated link for the fix

9 mai

Dear Players,

It has come to my attention from another player on here that the link we have provided in order to make the the run on Windows 8 / 8.1 is broken.

Please use Microsoft's official link here in order to install the Direct X runtime which will allow Gray Matter to run.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35

Thank You ,

Jason Carver
Community Support at Encore Software.

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Announcement on Windows 8 / 8.1 installation issues for Gray Matter

16 avril

Dear Players,

It has come to our attention that during the QA process on Windows 8 / 8.1 for Gray Matter on Steam, the installer was not installing all of the components needed for this game to function correctly. Please see the link below and manually install the Direct X runtime. Once installed, your game should function on Windows 8 / 8.1 normally.

http://s3.encore.com/Development/directx9.zip

If you have any further compatibility issues or require further troubleshooting, please submit a trouble ticket at the following link :

http://support.encore.com/technicalsupport/tech_support_frm.aspx?product_id=3160

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Articles

“This is a gorgeous game and certainly among the best looking in the genre. Lots of beautiful locations and well-designed characters.”
7.5/10 – IGN

“Overall, this is an exceptional game that will grab hold of your senses while you play and put you in a state of immersion that few games can match, much like the very best of its spiritual predecessors.”
90% – RPG Fan

À propos du jeu

Suite à un accident tragique, le neurobiologiste Dr David Styles, vit en reclus et ne quitte plus son manoir, Dread Hill House. Samantha Everett, magicienne de rue, se présente un jour à la porte du Dr Styles, juste au moment où il cherche une nouvelle assistante.

La première tâche de Samantha est de trouver six personnes afin de composer le "Lamb's Club" de cobayes humains pour les tests du Dr Styles à l'Université d'Oxford. L'expérience débute en toute innocence, avant qu'une série d'incidents inexplicables ne se succèdent.

Ces expériences sont-elles aussi innocentes qu'elles le paraissent ? Quel est le véritable but des recherches du Dr Styles ? Quels secrets attendent de pouvoir traverser depuis l'au-delà?

Dans Gray Matter, la célèbre conceptrice de jeux Jane Jensen (créatrice de la série Gabriel Knight) se penche sur la nature de la réalité et le pouvoir de l'esprit humain, dans une aventure mystérieuse de 8 chapitres impressionnants. Elle combine les éléments de la science et du surnaturel à l’attention particulière qu’elle porte aux personnages et à l'histoire, pour créer une expérience paranormale sans précédent qui vous captivera jusqu'au dénouement final.

  • GRAY MATTER, par la célèbre créatrice de jeux Jane Jensen, combine les éléments de la science et du surnaturel avec les personnages et l'histoire, pour créer une expérience paranormale sans précédent.
  • Les dernières expériences d'un neurobiologiste solitaire sont-elles aussi innocentes qu’elles le paraissent ?
  • Quels secrets attendent de pouvoir traverser depuis l'au-delà? Des incidents inexplicables s'enchaînent et poussent l'assistante du docteur à examiner le véritable but de son jeu dément.
  • Alternant entre deux personnages jouables, êtes-vous prêt à vous pencher sur la nature de la réalité et le pouvoir de l'esprit humain ?
  • ET SI LA REALITE N'ETAIT QU'UNE ILLUSION ? Découvrez les sombres mystères de Dread Hill House pour trouver la réponse !

Configuration requise

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 compatible 256 MB Graphics Card with Shader 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space
Évaluations intéressantes des utilisateurs
84 personne(s) sur 88 (95%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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13 évaluations
8.2 heures en tout
One of the best adventure games i have played, and I’ve played a lot of them.

The story is really great and keeps you playing. Characters are deep and well though-out.

The Music is phenomenal, very climatic and gives really a lot to the game. One of the best soundtracks I’ve listened to.

If you like old-school adventure games this is your jam (and who am I kidding. If you like the genre you probably played it a ton already)
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56 personne(s) sur 60 (93%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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3 évaluations
6.7 heures en tout
This adventure game signed the legendary Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight series) was Jane's first since parting ways with Sierra. It had a long and troubled development over many years but the end result is VERY good. And now it's finally avalible on Steam.

Weaving one of her signature stories that blends the paranormal with the contemporary, in this case neurobiology and the unused potential in the human mind. When street magician Samantha "Sam" Everett gets waylaid by a broken motorcycle on her way to London and in need of shelter and money decides to pose as the new assisstant for the reclusive neurobiology researcher Dr. David Styles in his gothic mansion outside Oxford. Pretty soon strange events are afoot and you play as both Samantha and Dr. Styles to try and get to the bottom of it.

The game offers interesting puzzles of varying difficulty, especially when Sam has to use her street magic to manipulate people and objects to progress. The soundtrack by Robert Holmes is gothic and hauntingly beautiful, especially the songs by The Scarlet Furies. They really helps to set the mood of the story.

If adventure games and good stories are your thing, this one is an instant buy. I don't think you'll regret it.
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26 personne(s) sur 28 (93%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
2,124 produits enregistrés
99 évaluations
4.5 heures en tout
9,1/10

+ modern point and click adventure game, with nice presentation and incredible soundrack
+ fantastic writing, great dialogues and good voice acting, very deep , dark at times mystery story about neurobiology and the possibilities of the brain as well as magic
+ likable protagonist, great npcs, dr.styler a very well thought character with dark secrets
+ classic point and click gameplay, with the interesting addition of magic, where you have to play a sort of mini game when using magic according to each cirmstance, you have to read the manual (ingame manual) and experiment a lot in this department, it can become frustrating at times, but also very satisfying when you figure out how to use it
+ excellent score system where you track your progress in each chapter

- a bit stiff animations

+/- pressing space reveals all hotspots in a scene, they could skip that since it ruins the exploration, some casual players might find it very usefull though, since the game can become difficult at times

have played it retail and finished it once, now i repeat it on steam, it's imo one of the greatest modern adventure games and i recommend it to all adventure gamers on steam.
Posté le : 6 avril
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17 personne(s) sur 18 (94%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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4 évaluations
7.5 heures en tout
A funny little gem of the post-Golden-Age of adventure games, Gray Matter possesses a certain charm that contains a humble nostalgia. Like its author's previous game, Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, the story of Gray Matter revolves around the supernatural. A young American street magician traveling Europe chances upon Oxford hermit Dr. David Styles, whose mysterious nature and odd experiments cultivate an air of mystery.

Good:

-- Solid atmosphere, great writing, and an intruiging story all make Gray Matter a cerebral experience.

-- Though it boasts dated graphics, the engine holds up well enough. I rarely felt it inadequate, and sometimes it was quite attractive.

-- Most of the puzzles, while not difficult per se, are satisfying.

Bad:

-- Some of the voiceacting is either uninspired or poorly timed.

-- A few of the puzzles are TOO easy and simply feel like busywork (example: Samantha needs to steal a key, so she uses a magic trick that requires another item. Sam goes to another location, purchases the item, and performs the trick at the former location. But now she needs to purchase ANOTHER item to perform a second trick to distract someone, which involves backtracking again)

-- The music can get pretty repetitive.

Overall, Gray Matter offers a fun, engaging experience that will feel familiar to adventure game veterans. It's a great game for newcomers, too, since its puzzles aren't quite the non-sequiturs of yore; still, its approach to adventure is satisfying because Gray Matter's writing is so very apt.

7.8/10
Posté le : 6 avril
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17 personne(s) sur 19 (89%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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I own all Gabriel Knight games as well as the books and I'm so glad this game is finally available on steam.
I have finished this game before but I didn't hesitate one second to buy it when I saw it on the frontpage of the steam store.

When I was younger I got a demo of one of the Gabriel Knight games from a PC magazine I had a subscription to and played it over and over and a few years later It hit me that I had to get the games I discovered when I was younger since they have always been in the back of my mind.

Gray Matter brings back all the feelings from the early point and click games, and it truly is one of the best of its genre.
If you are interested in puzzle solving adventures with great storylines this really is a game for you and for its price it would be foolish not to give it a go.
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