FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 19th May 2017
Peterborough, MAY 19th 2017. The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker, the first videogame title from Wisbech-based indie developer D’Avekki Studios, releases on Steam today for PC and Mac.
One of a handful of ‘new FMV’ games which use high-quality video footage in place of computer graphics, The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker features over 2000 HD videos equating to more than 7 hours of film, making it one of the most ambitious FMV projects to date.
The game is set in a psychiatrist’s office where the eponymous Doctor Dekker has just been murdered. The player must type their own questions to obtain patient responses which gradually uncover the Lovecraftian stories surrounding the murder. Each patient is also suffering from a supernatural problem and will ask the player for advice leading to a multitude of possible endings.
“Wing Commander IV currently holds the world record for most full motion video in a videogame with 3 hours and 52 minutes, so Doctor Dekker would smash that,” says director Tim Cowles. “But there are also a lot of gameplay elements, so players aren’t just passively watching – they have to ask questions, study evidence, and ultimately make choices about how to treat their patients.”
The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker was written, produced and filmed on a micro-budget (<£3,000) over the course of twelve months in the village of Gorefield in North Cambridgeshire, UK, and programmed in California, USA. Development was completely self-funded.
Anyone wishing to review the game should contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Launch date: 19th May 2017
Price: £6.99 / $8.99 / €8.99
Steam Store page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/545540
About the Developer
D’Avekki Studios is a husband-and-wife team which has been making murder mystery dinner party games since 2004, as well as numerous other film and game related projects.
D’Avekki Studios, Fleetwood, West End, Gorefield, Wisbech, Cambs. PE13 4PH, UK
Tel: 01945 232001