Shady Brook Brings a Very Twin Peaks-y Vibe to PC

In Shady Brook, you investigate a potential murder in a small town where everything seems a bit too perfect

In Shady Brook, now out on PC, author Jake Torrent moves to the small, peaceful country town of – you guessed it – Shady Brook. At first, everything seems peachy-keen. But after a resident commits suicide, Jake starts to suspect … something shady (sorry, couldn’t resist). Could this town be involved in a conspiracy to cover up a murder? As Jake investigates, he gets more than he bargained for: a town secret so terrifying that there is no turning back. Ah, those small towns – always something fishy going on it seems.

If Shady Brook sounds a wee bit familiar, that’s because it is a remake of a 2005 point-and-click adventure game which was critically praised in its time for its mature storyline and quirky characters. In fact, it was the recipient of Adventure Archive’s prestigious “Best Independent Game 2005” Award. Not bad for a little point-and-click.

If you’re new to it, Shady Brook puts a unique spin on classic interactive fiction. You make a series of choices that determine what happens next in the story. However, unlike traditional choose-your-path games, gamebooks, and visual novels, Shady Brook includes advanced adventure-based mechanics, such as a compass for navigation, a full-fledged inventory system, character interaction with branching dialog, and a variety of complex puzzles to solve. In other words, this is a bit different from what you’ve played before.

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Game Features:

  • EXPLORE a small country town and INTERACT with nearly two dozen characters
  • CHOOSE your path-your actions alter the course of the story
  • PICK UP, COMBINE, and USE a multitude of inventory items
  • SOLVE a variety of challenging and unique puzzles
  • DISCOVER the town’s terrifying secrets in a truly dark and mature storyline
  • ENJOY over 250 pieces of original artwork and an hour-long soundtrack
  • UNLOCK 33 achievements to view a special post-game bonus scene
  • EXPERIENCE 8+ hours of content-the equivalent length of a novel

Shady Brook tells a mature, dark story that is seldom seen in modern gaming – and that is always a welcome feature. If you’re intrigued by what you’ve heard, it is now available completely uncensored (yay!) on the PC and partially censored (boooooo!) on iOS and Android. For more info, check out the developer page here.

SOURCE: Press Release