By Alec Meer on April 5th, 2011 at 5:03 pm.
Czech devs Future Games must have been pretty narked when arch Canadian indie band the Arcade Fire titled the first track on their overblown second album ‘Black Mirror.’ The Googles were suddenly filled with lyrics pages rather than links to horror-themed point and click adventures. How unfair!
You can help to right this accidental injustice by having a peer at the just-released demo for Black Mirror 3. Includes haunted houses, a troubled mind and the deciphering of puzzles.
Edit – actually, Black Mirror 2 and 3 have been handled by German devs DTP. Whoopsie.
I’ve not had a chance to poke at it myself yet, but I know that John saw promise in Black Mirror 2, even if the game made a few critical stumbles. If that still leaves you in the dark, a gentleman in the Youtube comments on the below trailer has this to say:
Black Mirror 1 – epic and GREAT!
Black Mirror 2 – only o.k.
Black Mirror 3 – very interesting and amtospharic (?)
Amtospharic it is, then. Hopefully that clears it up for you. Here is said trailer:
Defeat your madness! Yes. Worth noting that that trailer is almost a year old, so I wouldn’t read too much into the text – no doubt the translation wasn’t finished at that point. In terms of how it plays, here’s some
Czech German-language in-game footage:
That’s really quite attractive, as one person once said of my slightly oversized nose. From reading the various descriptions of the game it may prove to be utterly bewildering to anyone not extremely familiar with the first two Black Mirrors, but give the 820MB, 45 minute-long demo a spin and see how it sits.
The full game’s out April 22 – just seven days before that posh bloke marries that slightly less posh woman.