Overclocked: A History of Violence
- RATING: M - Mature
- DEVELOPER(S): House of Tales
- PUBLISHER: DTP Entertainment, Lighthouse Interactive
- RELEASE DATE: Apr 7, 2008
The classic point & click adventure game breaks new ground in order to tell a story revolving around psychiatrist David McNamara and five young patients. These patients are found barely clothed, the apparent victim of a traumatic act of violence, in the rain-drenched streets of New York City. McNamara is called to help as an expert psychiatrist. At the Staten Island Forensic Hospital he is tasked with treating the young patients – who all suffer from severe amnesia. Dave begins to carefully probe their memory, trying to reveal their obscured past. The story-telling approach of Overclocked sees the player take on the role of the patients as they are questioned, playing and exploring their memories one by one. In reverse chronology, the player makes his way through the shards of their past and experiences frightening events that seem incoherent at first. The insights gained can then used back in the role of Dave McNamara to piece together the interconnections between the victims and open up new lines of questioning.