Dead Mountaineer's Hotel
Developer(s)Akella, Lighthouse Interactive
Estimated Release DateRussia: 2006. North America, DE, UK: Q1 2009
DescriptionBased on the original story by famous Russian sci-fiction writers Strugatsky Brothers, Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel (also known as Inspector Glebsky's Puzzle) is a 3D-person quest with point-and-click interface. The game sets itself in a "living world" -- the characters have their own activities in the game world and they won't stand still waiting for player to come even if they have some business with him. Boris Strugatsky (the last surviving brother of the writing duo) collaborated on the game's development. Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel is a character-driven, non-linear game with multiple endings.
Playing as a vacationing police detective traveling through a snowy mountain range, you are caught in an avalanche and seek shelter at a remote inn – Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel. Upon your arrival everything appears normal. You meet the other hotel guests, talk about the stormy weather, have a drink, and take in the beautiful scenery… Quite unexpectedly, you are thrust into the heart of a compelling mystery that turns into an intricate and bizarre murder investigation.
Strange and mystical events have been occurring at the hotel over the last few days leading up to the shocking murder. Each and every hotel guest becomes a criminal suspect. You must find the murderer and discover who, or what, is behind the disturbing incidences at the hotel. Reveal terrible secrets throughout your investigation and uncover the astounding truth behind Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel.
• 5 different endings controlled by the player’s actions, decisions and behavior
• An engrossing storyline set in a gorgeous game environment; from snow capped mountains to the incredibly detailed rooms of the secluded hotel
• Robust 3D real-time game engine allows for truly non-linear gameplay
• Explore a game world populated with dynamic lighting and shadows, and special effects (changes in weather, day and night gameplay sequences)
• 15 unique and lifelike characters, each with their own personalities, stories and agendas
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