January 15, 2010 12:38 AM | Michael Rose
Mr Igor 'hardydev' Hardy pointed me in the direction of this chilling AGS-developed adventure story, and if you're into your point-and-click games you'd be wise to check it out too. Episode 1 of The McCarthy Chronicles follows down-and-out detective Nick McCarthy (ancestor of a certain indie guitarist, perhaps?) as he becomes entangled in a dark tale involving death, demon creatures and all those other things that make for a scary setting.
Your job is to unravel the mystery behind the manor house and its occupants. The whole game feels wonderfully atmospheric, with a film-noir setting throughout, full voice-acting and some pretty chilling scenes and sounds. It's quite a thing that the simple tick-tocking of the grandfather clock in the main hall can put a person on edge.
Definitely worth a playthrough. Grab it over on The Thought Radar.