About This Game
When solitary Darren Michaels befriends the beautiful Angelina, he has no idea what the fates hold in store for him. The alluring Angelina has also attracted the eye of several others; and when she suddenly disappears, Darren finds himself questioning what has happened to her as he is haunted by a series of torturous and ever-intensifying nightmares.
Darren’s search for his missing friend and his own sanity take him on a chilling expedition from his small New England town to the reigning evil of Black Mirror Castle. During his journey, Darren will become immersed in the dark secrets and turbulent history of the castle’s ill-fated Gordon Family. Legend has it that the Gordons were haunted by an ancient curse that ultimately led to their demise more than a decade ago. Will Darren be able overcome these demons and find Angelina? Or will he become the curse’s next victim?
- Enter a dark, captivating world as the massive evil of Black Mirror Castle is reincarnated with over 100 atmospheric locations to explore and 40 different characters to interact with.
- A frightening, interactive world is brought to life with elaborate animations and highly detailed backgrounds.
- Featuring over ten hours of recorded dialogue and an original orchestral soundtrack.
The story takes place in the 1980s, primarily at Black Mirror, the ancestral manor of the Gordon family located in Scotland. The protagonist, Samuel Gordon, is forced to return to the Black Mirror manor after 12 years absence upon hearing of the death of his grandfather, William Gordon. Despite the mysterious circumstances surrounding William’s death, it is considered a suicide by everyone except for Samuel.
Upon his arrival in Black Mirror, Samuel begins his investigation of his grandfather’s death. Samuel’s investigation soon reveals that his grandfather had interests in the arcane, and up until his death had spent near every waking hour working to uncover the mystery of the Gordon family’s curse. From his grandfather’s writings and other sources, Samuel discovers that centuries ago, in the 1200s, the Gordon line began with two brothers, Marcus and Mordred Gordon. The eldest, Mordred, was a monster of a man, opening a dark portal known as the Black Mirror deep under where the manor now stands. The younger, Marcus, fought his brother, killing him and containing – but not closing – the Black Mirror. In his dying breath the elder cursed the younger, stating that he and his descendants would be forever cursed until five souls were sacrificed and his evil was unleashed once more. William’s notes also speak of five sacred keys required to shut the portal for good, entrusted to different members of the Gordon family. Samuel then begins his quest to seek out the five sacred keys and close the Black Mirror permanently.
As the story progresses, further strange and unexpected deaths occur to individuals around Black Mirror, each one accompanied by a strange blood red sigil. Samuel travels the land around Black Mirror, visiting a local town, chapel, and sanatorium, and also at one point travels to his family’s second manor in Wales to obtain a key there. At long last Samuel obtains the five keys, but moments later also discovers the horrifying truth: he is the killer responsible for all the deaths, ending the lives of the victims in his sleep; this is the nature of the Gordon family curse. Samuel enters the catacombs beneath the mansion, enters the Black Mirror, and using the five keys seals the portal. After this, unable to live with the atrocities he has committed, Samuel jumps from the top of the mansion, falling onto the same spiked fence which killed his grandfather.
|Genre||Adventure – Point-and-click – Horror|
|Works on||Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)|
|Languages||Audio and text: český, Deutsch, English, русский. Text only: español, français, italiano, polski|
|Released||September 25, 2009|
|Company||Cranberry Production / THQ Nordic GmbH|
Minimum system requirements – Windows:
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10, 1.4 GHz Processor, 1 GB RAM, 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c, Mouse, Keyboard, soundcard compatible with DirectX 9.0c.