"WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT VOODOO?"

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, Jane Jensen’s classic adventure game, is back. This 20th anniversary update features high res graphics, an all new remastered soundtrack, behind-the-scenes goodies, and the great gameplay and story of the original.

Release Date: Oct. 15th, 2014 (PC, Mac)
Coming Soon: iOS, Android

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GABRIEL KNIGHT:
SINS OF THE FATHERS®

Experience one of adventure gaming’s most stunning masterpieces all over again in this blockbuster retelling of the award-winning 1993 murder-mystery, which adds all-new puzzles, scenes, and HD graphics!

Blending the best of yesterday and today, it re-imagines the 1993 original, voted one of the greatest games of all time, for an entirely new generation of fans. As struggling author and bookstore owner Gabriel Knight, you will investigate a series of savage ritual killings in New Orleans and their connection to voodoo’s sinister mysteries.

The deeper you dive into master storyteller Jane Jensen’s tale of terror and suspense, the closer you’ll come to discovering the secrets of Gabriel’s family history–and unfolding his destiny.

  • Relive one of gaming’s greatest adventures of all-time: Adventure Gamers' 20 Best Adventure Games, Computer Gaming World's Adventure Game of the Year 1994, and Honorable Mention in The A.V. Club's Top 100 Games of All-Time
  • Experience the award-winning voodoo murder-mystery in stunning high-res 3D
  • Adds new puzzles and scenes to familiar challenges
  • Includes remastered soundtrack by original composer Robert Holmes

“The darkest and most intense adventure game ever.”
- AdventureGamers.com

LATEST NEWS

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We analyze how Gabriel knight: Sins Of The Fathers has a strong focus on the New Orleans brand of Voodoo.

As gaming aged and matured, there was a growing need for more adult storylines and experiences, we take a look at how Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers filled this need.

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September 10, 2014 - Gabriel Knight: The Sounds of New Orleans

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father was originally released in 1993 and the music in the game has withstood the test of time and most of the tracks are still beloved by adventure game fans to this day. And going back to the roots of the series for the 20th anniversary remake has been a journey for composer Robert Holmes as he tried to recapture the magic from the original and update it for today’s audience.Composer for both the original and 20th Anniversary releases of Gabriel Knight.The technology to compose music was a lot different twenty years ago. While today you can synthesize pretty much anything you want, back in the 1990s everything was done using MIDI and the output was done using less powerful sound cards or even the PC speaker itself. Mark Seibert, the music director at Sierra, tried to keep the company up-to-date with the most “bleeding edge” music technology at the time, but even so there were limitations to what could be done back then.Robert had been a part of the Sierra family for a couple years working on soundtracks, but when Gabriel Knight came up he was paired instantly with Jane Jensen to work on the music for the game. Because he was brought in during the formative stages, he knew exactly what Jane wanted soundwise. The darker adult themes fit perfectly with his background and interest in the old Hollywood style and pop music. He wanted to make the soundtrack memorable so that you could instantly recognize it even when not playing the game and listening to it on its own. And he succeeded in this as a lot of the tracks are still very memorable today.Gabriel Knight’s soundtrack took subtle approach in its ambianceThey wanted to stay away from traditional New Orleans and Cajun music as it had been already done many times before. A “new” kind of darkness was what was needed to make Sins of the Father stand out both as a game and form of media. A more subtle ambiance that “bubbled” up the subtext of the subject being represented through music. There were several influences to what would become the soundtrack to the game, including movies like Promised Land, Key Largo, and Gone With the Wind. And, of course, musical influences like Elton John, Genesis, and Brian Eno.When it came time to re-score the game’s soundtrack for the remake Robert actually had to relearn a lot of what he wrote. He had forgotten most of the music and needed to relearn how it went. As they went back and fine-tuned the tracks, Robert had the time to look back on his choices twenty years ago. There is little changed in the overall mood of the music between then and now beyond updating it for the new generation of fans. How fans of the original will react to the 20th anniversary edition isn’t clear, but music is one of the areas of gaming that really give an emotional impact to the overall story.Serena Nelson Social Media Intern Phoenix Online Studios

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers was originally released in 1993 and the music in the game has withstood the test of time and most of the tracks are still beloved by adventure game fans to this day. And going back to the roots of the series for the 20th anniversary remake has been a journey for composer Robert Holmes as he tried to recapture the magic from the original and update it for today’s audience. (more…)

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About Pinkerton Road

Jane Jensen and Robert Holmes founded Pinkerton Road in 2012 to create narrative games for tablet and desktop computers. A game designer and writer, Jane is best known for her work on the Gabriel Knight® adventure games and hidden object games such as Dying for Daylight. Robert is a composer, producer, musician, and strategic digital marketing executive whose music has appeared in numerous video games. The studio is working on two adventure games: Moebius, which was funded with a successful Kickstarter campaign, and the Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers® 20th anniversary edition. The studio has also released a children’s ebook, Lola and Lucy’s Big Adventure, for iPad. To learn more, visit http://www.pinkertonroad.com.


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