"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

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In a time when adventure games relied on high fantasy, science fiction and humor, Gabriel knight took a multitude of risks. It dealt with religion, dipped in one of the most controversial periods in western history and did not shy away from mature themes. It was a brave entry in a medium that at the time was still often viewed as childish and immature.

With the upcoming launch of the 20th Anniversary Edition, we asked several prominent indie developers and adventure gaming legends their experiences with the Gabriel Knight franchise.

We are giving away a boxed copy of the original Gabriel Knight signed by Jane Jensen.

When it comes to video game sidekicks, few are as memorable as Grace Nakimura. Her role expanded throughout the Gabriel Knight trilogy, taking her from being little more than a source of information in the first game to practically an equal by the end of the third title.

In 20 years much has changed technological-wise. We take a look at the visual updates and improvements in the upcoming 20th Anniversary Edition of Gabriel Knight.

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October 1, 2014 - Gabriel Knight: The Game Changer

Gabriel Knight – Sins of the Fathers was an adventure game released by Sierra On-Line in late 1993. It received numerous awards and accolades as well as being praised for its dark, mature storyline.Considered as a break from past Sierra games, the plot centered around a novelist researching on voodoo related material for his new book. Taking place in then-present day New Orleans allowed Jane Jensen to weave a setting with a strong backstory and personality. Voodoo in New Orleans is closely tied to African religions, Christianity and slave trading - topics which even to this day most media tend to shy away from. Gabriel Knight, however, approached these with due respect and consideration, using this basis to add a strong, believable cast. Voodoo is often sensationalized by the media and as such it would be easy to create a watered down version as a mere plot device for the story. However, writer Jane Jensen chose instead to educate the player on its origins, rituals and dispel misconceptions regarding it.A lecture on VoodounThe game focused predominantly on New Orleans voodoo, though it also touches upon other forms including Haitian. Moreover, it casts great prominence on Marie Laveau, a voodoo queen who rose to power in the mid-19th century. It goes through great lengths to teach players on her historical significance without breaking immersion. All of this additional information is optional but highly encouraged so as to aid players to fully immerse themselves in the story.Gabriel’s family also shares an important history. Being a descendent of German immigrants, we learn the origins of his family name and past. Even today most titles do not go into so much detail on the backstory of their main character, much less his ancestry.Gabriel’s ancestorsReligion and history aren’t the only factors Gabriel Knight dared to tread ground. Sex and relationships also play a role in shaping its story. From the beginning of the game it’s made clear both Gabriel and his assistant, Grace share a sexual tension. This isn’t directly told to us, but rather it’s a realization that comes through the interactions the two exchange.We are also introduced to Malia, who shares a physical relationship with Gabriel. The story makes the nature of their affair clear without showing or explaining to players. Morever, it plays an important part in the story which ties into the game’s themes. Finally, we have the iconic and thematic imagery for Gabriel Knight. This is handled mostly through the number three, snakes, dragons and a circle within a circle. All of these play an important role in the plot but once again they are never explicitly stated. Rather, it is up to players to remain observant and draw their own conclusions from the visual or written hints they are shown.In a time when adventure games relied on high fantasy, science fiction and humor, Gabriel knight took a multitude of risks. It dealt with religion, dipped in one of the most controversial periods in western history and did not shy away from mature themes. It was a brave entry in a medium that at the time was still often viewed as childish and immature. Gonçalo GonçalvesSocial Media AssociatePhoenix Online Studios

Gabriel Knight – Sins of the Fathers was an adventure game released by Sierra On-Line in late 1993. It received numerous awards and accolades as well as being praised for its dark, mature storyline.

Considered as a break from past Sierra games, the plot centered around a novelist researching on voodoo related material for his new book. Taking place in then-present day New Orleans allowed Jane Jensen to weave a setting with a strong backstory and personality. Voodoo in New Orleans is closely tied to African religions, Christianity and slave trading – topics which even to this day most media tend to shy away from. (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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