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Tex Murphy is the last of the hard-boiled gumshoe detectives living in dystopian post-World War III San Francisco in the 2050s. Tex is an honest and good-natured private investigator with a penchant for bourbon, cigarettes and getting himself into trouble.
Release Date: May 8, 2014
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About the Game

Tex Murphy wakes up – disoriented and head pounding – on the fire escape outside his office atop the Ritz Hotel. Another typical morning for the last of the old-school detectives. Except it isn’t. What starts out as the worst hangover in history becomes a baffling nightmare: something – or someone – has erased Tex’s memory of the past seven years. Motivated by lost love, revenge and the world’s strongest coffee blend, Tex must retrace his own steps into a maze of unsolved murders, hidden agendas and lost technologies of Nikola Tesla. Only by solving the mysteries of his past can Tex hope to regain his memory in time to restore what’s been lost…and stop a terrifying future.

Tex Murphy will finally be back in 2014 after leaving loyal fans on a cliffhanger for almost 16 years, so come get acquainted in a world filled with dangerous dames, morally ambiguous characters, and lots of mysteries to be solved.

Tesla Effect upgrades the classic Tex Murphy experience with HD live-action -- that's right, for those of you not old enough to have played adventure games in the 90s, Tex Murphy embraces the lost art of green screen full-motion video as it interacts with fully modeled 3D environments. Players will be challenged with logic puzzles, interactive dialogue, branching storylines, and alternate endings.

Tesla Effect shines with an eclectic cast of actors, including:
• Todd Bridges (Willis from Diff'rent Strokes...ask someone older if you don't know what that is)
• June "TV's Greatest Mom" Lockhart (ask someone even older if you don't know who that is)
• Larry "Soup Nazi" Thomas (you all have seen Seinfeld, right?)
• Kevin "Tom Servo" Murphy (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
• The original Tex himself, Chris Jones

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 200 Series
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c compatible device

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 duo
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320 M
    • Hard Drive: 16 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.7.5
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • Hard Drive: 16 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
170 of 181 people (94%) found this review helpful
166 products in account
2 reviews
27.9 hrs on record
Damn, they really delivered. If you liked the old games even a little bit you are going to love Tesla Effect. This is pure fan service and a pretty awesome game. It's nice to be back on Chandler Avenue.

I love it.

Pros:
- Humor
- Entertaining story and characters
- Awesome FMVs
- Cool locations

Cons:
- In game graphics not really up to date
Posted: May 7th, 2014
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94 of 103 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 products in account
1 review
17.6 hrs on record
Absolutely fantastic, well worth both backing and the long wait since Overseer, I am officially booking a couple of weeks off work to play this in peace.
Posted: May 7th, 2014
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86 of 93 people (92%) found this review helpful
169 products in account
1 review
11.3 hrs on record
WOW what a GAME!

I played the originals back in the 90's?. This is just fantastic old school gaming. There is a magic about these types of games that are missing from todays games. The 3d environments are not that great at all and probably the bigger issue is seeing peoples eyes move as they are reading the "Q" cards during the investigation scenes (which is unfortunate). But that does NOT matter here. This game HOOKS you and wants you to keep going.

I miss these types of games, and I hope this brings back (if nothing else) a niche resurgence. Be it FMV or great story-telling adventures. I just can't believe how much I forgot what it was like to care about a game I am playing. THANK YOU TO THE TEX MURPHY TEAM! WELL DONE!
Posted: May 7th, 2014
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78 of 86 people (91%) found this review helpful
280 products in account
12 reviews
24.8 hrs on record
"Danger is alot like Jell-o theres always room for more"

After 16 LONG years Tex is back and in a higher resolution than ever befor,
he has straightend his tie and bought some real shoes and is ready to get back to work.
visuals are not the only difference, A new control scheme is introduced aswell, it should fit comfortably to any modern gamer.
It's such a joy to return to Chandler Avenue and see all those old faces again, It's been a long time and we are all wondering,
What happend to Tex Murphy? Well...

Grab your fedroa and bourbon and lets go on one last adventure, hopefully the Big P.I. in the Sky is looking out for us.
Posted: May 7th, 2014
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63 of 73 people (86%) found this review helpful
236 products in account
5 reviews
13.6 hrs on record
You don't know who Tex Murphy is? You don't know about his adventures back then? Then it is about time. I am part of the crowdfunders who helped that Tex Murphy Tesla Effect got realized. And it is so worth it. A great story. Characters from Previous games. Every Adventure of Tex Murphy is a great adventure. Follow him to his newest, even more greatest adventure EVER, where Tex Murphy has to save the world again.
Posted: May 7th, 2014
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