Explore an abandoned movie theater and step inside five black-and-white films in this mystery text adventure that pays tribute to classic Hollywood B-Movies and combines the best elements of interactive fiction, visual novels, and gamebooks.
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October 29

The Filmmaker Update

Hey everyone,

It's been some time, but The Filmmaker has received a new update. The changes are both cosmetic, featuring a new graphic style that fits the look of our latest game, Stonewall Penitentiary, and functional, consisting of engine optimization and bug fixes. A full list of changes is below.

Changes in the latest update:

- Updated graphics to fit new graphic novel style of Stonewall Penitentiary
- Added text resizing options on the PC, along with scrolling
- Improved inventory handling
- Added compass direction labels on the PC
- Optimized engine
- Small gameplay-related bug fixes and grammatical errors

In addition, we've created a new Steam group! Join the Storycentric Worlds community today to stay up-to-date on our latest projects.

Regards,
The Unimatrix Productions Team
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“The story is very well-written with dialog that flows naturally. The characters are likable and I could not help but care about Brianna’s fate and cheer her on.”
Grade: A – Just Adventure

About This Game

Relive the days of classic gaming with The Filmmaker, a puzzle-filled text adventure that pays tribute to the classic, cheesy Hollywood B-Movie!

About

The Filmmaker combines the best elements of interactive fiction, visual novels, and gamebooks with a graphic user interface that emulates the look of early 1990s text adventures. It features beautiful artwork and cinematic music. In place of a text parser is a context-specific multiple choice menu. A compass allows you to travel from room to room, and separate inventory, map, journal, and character screens are available at the push of a button.

It plays like an interactive novel. You make choices that determine what happens next in the story. But unlike in traditional gamebooks and visual novels, The Filmmaker also features more advanced adventure-based game mechanics, including locations to explore, items to interact with, characters to meet, and puzzles to solve.

Story

The Carson Stiles Gateway Theater was once the hotspot of town, featuring its own series of low-budget B-movies produced by renowned filmmaker Claude Ferucil.

Unfortunately, the theater closed several months ago after a series of gruesome murders. This came as a huge disappointment to Brianna, a young B-movie buff who faithfully attended every new showing with her recently-passed father.

Imagine Brianna’s surprise then, when she received a letter in the mail inviting her to the theater’s grand re-opening. Little did she realize, however, that she was in for a bit more than she bargained for...

Features

  • EXPLORE a haunted theater
  • ENTER five distinct black-and-white films
  • DISCOVER the terrifying link behind a series of gruesome murders
  • HELP Brianna overcome the loss of her father
  • SOLVE a multitude of challenging puzzles
  • ENJOY over 400 pieces of original artwork and an hour-long soundtrack
  • EXPERIENCE two different endings, depending on your actions in the game
  • UNLOCK 25 achievements to view a special post-game bonus scene
  • PLAY 6+ hours of content--a true “B-movie” experience!

The Films

You'll go inside five distinct black-and-white B-movie films, each of which features unique exploration, visuals, music, and puzzles! These include:

  • ​A DETECTIVE STORY - A film noir tale about a down-on-his-luck detective
  • THE COUNT - A horror story about a young maiden captured by an evil vampire
  • THE FUZZIES - A cartoon about a small village of rabbit-like creatures
  • ALIENS FROM MARS! - A sci-fi epic about a war with the Martians
  • PRIMAL ATMOSFEAR - An action thriller about a new man-eating predator

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Pentium 4
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: any
    • Storage: 90 MB available space
    • Sound Card: optional but recommended
    • Additional Notes: Native resolution: 1366x768; rescales to fill screen

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