The Quatermain Man: Deadfall Adventures

By Adam Smith on September 30th, 2013 at 11:00 am.

Would you like to see a cinematic trailer for Deadfall Adventures? The voiceover spouts a lot of vaguely mystical gubbins about the end of all things, from men to mountains, but then decides against that philosophy by adding that everything is actually just asleep. That’s as good an excuse as I’ve ever heard for the introduction of a reanimated, fire-eyed mummy and that’s precisely the sort of blighter that James Quatermain will be up against as he raids tombs and punches mythology in the face. The trailer may not tell us much but it did serve to remind me that the game exists, following a delay earlier this year. And there’s a speedy time lapse of a withering corpse!

Let me get this straight – life is the hand with which we hold off death. Isn’t that a bit like saying ‘being alive means we are not dead’?

And then, ‘nothing endures’ but ‘all things live forever’. This is some high level thinking.

Deadfall Adventures will finally be released on November 15th. The actual game looks like the screenshot at the top of the post, all first-person and shooty, but with traps and tombs instead of a war.

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  1. Blackcompany says:

    I want to believe this will be more Indiana Jones and less Uncharted-as-FPS. Mostly puzzle solving and exploring of the levels/areas, with a little gun play mixed in to liven things up or get the pulse pounding now and then. I want to believe that.

    But I don’t.

    Given the advertisement for DLC and multiplayer skins on the Steam page, I can see AAA, mainstream influence all over this. So yeah…probably Uncharted: The Hand-Holding FPS. I want to be wrong, of course. But I’m not optimistic.

    • Shadowcat says:

      What happens when the hand that holds off death holds your hand?

      • CookPassBabtridge says:

        You will both be holding death, who will be sort of all squashed up and slightly sweaty

        • Baines says:

          It could mean that the hand that holds off death is using you as a human shield.

    • ZIGS says:

      They said it’s gonna be 70% action and 30% puzzles

    • LennyLeonardo says:

      Did Indiana Jones spend more time puzzle-solving than getting into scrapes? I seem to remember a lot of punching and shooting.

  2. Ross Angus says:

    What’s that? Dreamfall Adventures? No. Misread. I’ll go back to sleep.

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    binkbenc says:

    Quick, quick, pun – this game looks Dreadfall.

  4. Turkey says:

    Montezuma looks pissed!

  5. engion3 says:

    Looks like a skyrim mod.

  6. SillyWizard says:

    Oh my. The other video on the Steam store page is even worse. James Lee Quatermain’s voice is of particular note.

  7. Zyrxil says:

    That’s some great Archeolog-ing, guy, destroying the ancient monument with your plane. Next, we shall set mummies on fire and declare them preserved for posterity.

    • KevinLew says:

      I’ve read King Solomon’s Mines, and Allan Quatermain is a pure treasure hunter, not an archaeologist. So I would presume that his descendant is the same, and cares nothing about preserving history and is looking for adventure and riches.

  8. jonahcutter says:

    James Quartermain? Does Allan have a brother I’ve never heard of?

  9. CookPassBabtridge says:

    1:51 – Hey I was wondering when Val from Far Cry 1 would make her comeback