A wisecracking homicide detective, a serial killer with a confusing moral agenda, a Noir inspired world. Help Detective Jim Grayson keep his sanity as he tries to solve a series of bizarre and horrifying murders.
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Mixed (12) - 66% of the 12 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 13, 2016

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Why Early Access?

“You ever get that feeling where you just know that your whole year is going to be terrible? I should have seen it coming. My wife of seven years left me in the first week of January. Start the new year with a bang right? Three months later, she's getting married. And the best part? They invited me to their wedding. “She wants to remain friends” she says. Even worse is that fact that I went. My partner came with me so that I didn't come across as being too pathetic showing up without a date. Tracy's a great gal, always ready to take a bullet for the team. I don't really remember much of what happened after the ‘I do's’ aside from suddenly feeling really hot and trying to extinguish the fire under my skin with a dozen or so dirty martinis.

I woke up the next morning in my bathroom of all places, wearing pieces of the broken mirror as a blanket and sporting a wonderful set of six inch cuts on the inside of my left forearm. Nah, I wasn't trying to accomplish anything by them. They were up near the inside of my elbow on the really meaty part; and I'm not the type of person to let life get the better of me. Likely happened in a drunken fit of anger when I realized I was still wearing our wedding ring. Needless to say the first thing I did after navigating my way back to standing was take off the ring. I thought about throwing it out the bathroom window but some part of me decided it might be better to keep it. Might be worth a new set of golf clubs at a pawn shop. Or so I told myself.

I opened the cabinet behind the mirror and brought out a bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide and a roll of bandages. I dumped all that was left of the bottle of peroxide on my arm, wiped it dry with a wad of toilet paper and then wrapped it in thirty feet of gauze. I’m not a big fan of hospitals so I tend to keep enough medical supplies to start my own pharmacy behind the mirror. I think I could handle any injury - short of getting my head cut off - with the supplies I keep back there and I'm stubborn enough to even try to glue that back on with a bottle or two of medical grade super glue if it did get cut off.

Once I had the bandage tied off, I closed the cabinet so I could take a look at myself in what remained of the bathroom mirror. Sadly all that was left that wasn't on the floor was a two inch shard about the width of my pinky - stubborn as I am holding on for dear life at the end of the world - in the bottom left corner of the frame. Even that piece was so full of cracks that you'd get a more accurate depiction of yourself in one of those warped mirrors they have in a carnival fun-house. I grunted in amusement at how much this shard and I had in common at that moment and decided to leave it in the frame.

I left the bathroom and stepped into the dark hallway in between the two bedrooms on the way downstairs. A patch of light was creeping out from under the bedroom door and, combined with the light from the bathroom window, there was just enough to see by. I made my way over to the bedroom door and paused for a moment before pushing it open. The sudden rush of light coming in through the double arch window behind my bed made it difficult to see and I threw up my hand to cover my eyes as I tried to let them adjust. A few seconds and a lot of blinking later, I gazed around my bedroom. The bed was laying there empty, with one corner of the sheets pulled back, beckoning for me to crawl into the warmth of its arms and disappear in a sea of dreams. The clock on the side table however blinked six-thirty-seven with its large green eyes, which meant that I had exactly 3 minutes to shove some food into my face before walking out the front door on my way to work.

The Station is positioned perfectly in between two long stops on the subway and my house is five blocks from another, meaning it’s faster for me to make the seventeen minute walk to work than it is to hop the train and walk from either stop. I stepped into my large walk-in closet, dropped my alcohol stained clothes from the night before, pulled on the only suit that could pass for clean and walked downstairs and into the kitchen. I opened the fridge and remembered that in three months living as a bachelor I still hadn't figured out how to do my own shopping. The litre of milk, with its spout left open, had MAY-17-73 stamped on the side which meant that it expired three days ago. I opened it anyway and smelled the contents. It was all I could do to stop from spilling my guts on the kitchen floor. The expiration date of milk is sort of like the weather report; they usually know the sun's gonna shine, it just doesn't always happen on the day they think it will. Sadly for me this time the date was fairly spot on. I dumped the remains of the carton down the sink and thought one more day of doughnuts and coffee for breakfast couldn't make much of a difference to my waistline as I headed for the front door. All seven locks were turned to the left which meant that Tracy had dropped me off last night. She's the only person besides me who has a key to my house. I opened all the locks, stepped outside and locked the top middle and bottom ones before heading down the street.

I stopped at Buddy's News Stand across the street from the station as I do every morning and picked up the local paper. The headline for the day was a case that Tracy and I had been working on for two days already without much of a lead. There were a string of homicides in Rutherford – the wealthy part of town. Not a common happenstance by any stretch of the imagination but nothing absurdly unusual either. Rutherford is the best and the worst of this city as it’s neighbored by one of the more seedy areas of town. Most crimes that happen in Rutherford are either committed by homeless junkies looking to steal something expensive enough to cover their next fix, or bored aristocrats who think they can literally get away with murder. This case was different. All of the victims were known criminals. Pedophiles, Rapists, Mafioso and Drug dealers. The weird part was that the killer had purposely left behind clues at every crime scene that led us directly to the next. Like he – or she I suppose; could’ve been a dame – was leaving a trail of bread crumbs and he wanted us to follow. Like he wanted to be caught.

We’d been trying to keep the case under wraps. It’s always better to keep the public in the dark for as long as possible. Stops the calls of phony sightings from flooding the office and lets us actually do our jobs. The headline on page one meant that our days of playing it close to the chest were just thrown out the window by some punk journalist trying to make a name for themselves. Believe it or not, two minutes ago I actually had the thought that today couldn't get any worse. I try to keep positive ya know?”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Silhouette is likely to be in early access for 4+ years as the game is being developed by one individual.
Act 1 - Aiming for end of 2018
Act 2 - When it's done.
Act 3 - When it's done.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version of the game will feature 3 acts along with their complete story arcs whereas the Early Access version will divide the game into several smaller pieces. The price of the game is going to increase as new content is available so purchasing the game early means you get it at a much lower cost as all future content is free to those who own the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Release 0.1c - Includes 2 Chapters (2 crime scenes with an interactive cut-scene in between) and approximately 30 minutes of gameplay.
The game is being re-worked from the ground up (since July 2017) and the next major release will hopefully be ready by year's end 2018.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“During the Early Access phase the price of the game will start out low. As the content for the game grows, the price of the game will increase to reflect this content. All future content is available to you for free as soon as you purchase the game so "Right now" is always the lowest price.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Fans will have a direct line of communication with myself (the developer) via the Steam Community.

Here, you will be able to make suggestions for where the story will take Detective Grayson and his friends such as locations for future crime scenes or other story elements. You will also be able to help choose which characters will be added to the game and even possibly which ones will be removed.”
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About This Game

** Please be aware that Silhouette is being developed by 1 individual and as such the time between releases may be longer than what you are used to.

Silhouette is a First Person, Story driven, Detective Adventure Game developed by Apeirogon Games. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, the game features a unique story in an alternate reality Earth where you take control of Jim Grayson, a homicide detective hunting an as of yet unknown serial killer whose motives are confusingly unclear.

"It's like an old-school Point and Click Adventure game in a First Person perspective".

Although Silhouette has not been rated by any software ratings board, It is intended for Mature Audiences (17+) due to depictions of the following:
  • Intense Cartoon Violence
  • Blood and Gore
  • Sexual Violence
  • Alcohol Reference
  • Mild Language

For the entire duration of the Early Access Silhouette will only be available in English. Currently the game will only run on windows, but I hope to create a Mac and Linux port sometime before the game leaves Early Access or soon after.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Although Silhouette has not been rated by any software ratings board, It is intended for Mature Audiences (17+) due to depictions of the following:
Intense Cartoon Violence
Blood and Gore
Sexual Violence
Alcohol Reference
Mild Language

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 or AMD Radeon HD 8990 and better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: On-board Audio
    • Additional Notes: DO NOT purchase this game if you do not meet the minimum requirements as I cannot guarantee it will run.
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 780 or AMD Radeon R9 390X and better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: On-board Audio

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