Blackwell Epiphany closes out the series, which began in December 2006 with Blackwell Legacy, with a lengthy adventure that stars Rosa Blackwell and her ghostly companion Joey Mallone. Players switch between the two characters (much like Gemini Rue, another excellent point-and-clicker courtesy of Wadjet Eye Games) to face off against a "malevolent force that literally tears souls apart." Wadjet Eye Games announced plans in December to bring the series along with the rest of its catalog to iOS, with the first three Blackwell games scheduled to arrive on the App Store in June. It will also port the series to Android, Mac and Linux.
Those looking to try out the game can download the demo directly from Wadjet Eye Games, which is also offering a bundle of the first four Blackwell games on its store for $14.99 and via Steam for $19.99.
Blackwell Epiphany (4/25/14)
PC download available for $14.99; series will debut for iPhone and iPad in June
NEW YORK - April 24, 2014 - Independent developer Wadjet Eye Games is proud to announce that The Blackwell Epiphany is now available as a PC download. This final installment in their flagship Blackwell mystery adventure series sells for $14.99 from Wadjet Eye's website, Steam, and GOG.
When her aunt Lauren died, Rosa Blackwell inherited a unique family legacy: the companionship of a jazz era ghost named Joey Mallone and a talent for helping the recently-dead cross over to the other side. Through four previous adventures - The Blackwell Legacy, Blackwell Unbound, Blackwell Convergence, and Blackwell Deception - players have seen the toll this work takes on the women of the Blackwell family. So far Rosa has managed to hang on to her soul and her sanity, helping numerous spirits along the way. But that's about to change in The Blackwell Epiphany when she and Joey go up against a malevolent force that literally tears souls apart. Is their partnership strong enough to withstand this final trial?
The Blackwell games are mystery adventures with point-and-click investigative gameplay and retro-styled pixel art graphics reminiscent of the classic Sierra and LucasArts adventure games. Each installment has a self-contained plot that can be enjoyed independently, with an overarching series storyline following Rosa's transition from skeptical newbie to seasoned medium. Likewise, The Blackwell Epiphany is designed to stand on its own while providing bittersweet closure for players who have been with Rosa and Joey from the beginning. For those who want to catch up on the adventure before embarking on the finale, the earlier Blackwell games are available individually or in a 4-pack bundle: http://www.wadjeteyegames.com/store/
The Blackwell Epiphany can be purchased from the following online stores:
Wadjet Eye Games: http://www.wadjeteyegames.com/games/blackwell-epiphany/
A demo set at the beginning of this final adventure can be downloaded from: http://www.rosablackwell.com/demo
With the Blackwell finale released for PC, Wadjet Eye will now focus on bringing the series to other platforms, starting with the first three games on iPhone and iPad in June. The studio also plans to release the Blackwell games for Android, Mac, and Linux.
About Wadjet Eye Games
Founded in 2006, Wadjet Eye Games has developed a reputation for producing award winning and critically acclaimed adventure games. Committed to creating unique character-driven game experiences around recognizable brands, in 2010 Wadjet Eye expanded to support and publish games by other independent developers. The company's portfolio includes The Shivah and the Blackwell series, both of which have garnered Game Developers Choice nominations, Puzzle Bots, which was selected for the Penny Arcade Expo's PAX 10 showcase, IGF Student Showcase winner Gemini Rue, and the critically acclaimed Resonance. The company is run by husband and wife team Dave and Janet Gilbert out of their home in Brooklyn. For more information, visit http://www.wadjeteyegames.com.