"We help. It's what we do." For seven years, this has been Rosa Blackwell's refrain as she scours the New York City streets for lost souls in need of saving. Rosa and her spirit guide, Jazz-era ghost Joey Mallone, help the recently dead find peace and cross over -- but their work comes a price. And they're about to learn just how high that price is.
On Thursday, April 24, indie developer Wadjet Eye Games will release The Blackwell Epiphany, the fifth and final game in the long-running Blackwell adventure game series. Starting today, this final chapter can be preordered for $14.99 from http://www.rosablackwell.com/preorder. At launch, the game will sell from the Wadjet Eye website, GOG, and Steam.
Trailer (YouTube): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAK_CcCDE84
On April 24, preorder customers will get The Blackwell Epiphany as a DRM-free download, along with a slew of special bonuses:
- Exclusive video interviews with voice actors Abe Goldfarb (Joey) and Rebecca Whittaker (Rosa) discussing their work on the series
- Exclusive New York City video tour with series creator Dave Gilbert showing and talking about the real-world locations that inspired the Blackwell games
- Exclusive virtual invite to the Blackwell Epiphany launch party -- streamed live from Dave's apartment the evening of April 24! (Includes a hangout / Q&A session with members of the dev team)
- Blackwell Epiphany MP3 soundtrack
- Free Blackwell Epiphany Steam key that can be redeemed at launch
Preview and review copies: We have a preview build available for press now, if you want a hands-on look at the first half of the game for potential preview coverage. Full review copies will be ready in early April; write back and I'll add you to the list.
If you'll be at GDC: Dave Gilbert will be at the show chatting with press about wrapping up the Blackwell series and what's up next for Wadjet Eye. Plus another of my clients -- Jane Jensen of Gabriel Knight fame -- will be at GDC showing off her upcoming games Moebius and Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th anniversary edition. If you're an adventure fan and headed to San Francisco next week, these are two people you definitely want to talk to. Please contact me to set up an appointment.