The Gift is written, directed and produced by Jay Deogracias.
Here's the synopsis:
Dead bodies are piling up, a bizarre symbol on their foreheads. Guide paranormal investigator Sarah Meiville through a classic noir adventure as she searches for clues, solves puzzles and learns to use visions that appear to be helping her. The Gift is an unforgettable cross between a moody '40s detective movie and a modern occult thriller!
Dream Inn (also developed by Anino for Crown Adam), Phantasmat (by Codeminion), The Fool (by Magic Indie), and Death at Fairing Point: A Dana Knightstone Novel (by Boomzap). So while I initially bought the game to support the team, I had average expectations of it. (I had played an earlier, pre-release version of the game and I kept getting stuck, hence my lowered expectation.) I'm so glad I waited until the release to finally play it again. The Gift definitely did not disappoint.
I must admit that one of the things I like best about this is that the HO scenes are minimal (haha) compared to the puzzle and adventure scenes. In fact, I got so engrossed in the gameplay and the story that I was surprised at the speed with which I finished the game. Even my colleagues were aghast: "You're done?? That was fast!"
I wish Jay would come up with a sequel, though. I think the protagonist, Sarah Mieville, is quite interesting. I'd like to know more about her character, especially her gift. I was wondering if she'd be given time to develop her powers. That being said, perhaps this could be a paranormal investigative series? Hehe.
In any case, congratulations to the team are in order: Congrats!! And here are the credits:
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