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Mysteries of Peak Valley: Case 1 The Lost Sonata

by Sunny Penguin games

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Game Genre:
Contemporary
Game Type:
Drama
Story Type:
Original
Release Date:
2 Feb 2013
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About this game

First game, made in two weeks.

After receiving a mysterious phone call, psychic medium Zack Gellar travels to a large estate house in northern Peak Valley, where he is greeted by a desperate woman's pleas for help. Seeing that the woman is on the brink, he agrees to help her, vowing to communicate with the spirit that haunts her, and in turn help it to find eternal peace.




Originally written in the form of short stories, Mysteries of Peak Valley: Case 1: The Lost Sonata is the first in a series of 'interactive ghost story' adventure games.
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Everything except music
Sunny Penguin has worked on 4 other games: (see them >>)
Proof-reading, testing
alpy has worked on 2 other games: (see them >>)

7 people commented on this game (newest first):

Updated with a couple dialogues to better tie it all together and puzzles can now be solved with less clicks. Hooray.
2013-08-15 05:29:25 by Sunny Penguin
Thanks for the review, springthoughts :)

Although, I should point out that the backgrounds are actually 3d created bgs that I then drew over.
2013-06-01 03:32:29 by Sunny Penguin
The game takes you quickly in the middle of the story much in the style of a TV suspense series where the viewer is involved in the action with little time for all the details of the situation - left to be addressed in future episodes. According to the analogy, the game is a pilot episode with most of the main ingredients of the series. To judge this game one should not compare it with other productions that use the same "other world" or "investigating" theme. Rather one should look for those main ingredients. Perhaps the personality of the main character is the most well defined element of the project: Zack is self-restrained and considerate but he meets adventure with a detached come-what-may attitude. One could add the trademark detective qualities of focus and willingness to get his hands dirty. The episode-specific characters have a less explained behavior, dominated by emotions. They are in a mess and Zack is the clear mind that brings balance in their (after-)lives in the end. The story concentrates on the effect of paranormal activity on usual people's lives and this may distinguish the series among other games where the accent is on the main character and his adventures. The old house where all the action in the game takes place, and which proves to have secrets, is continuously in your attention through the music that describes its atmosphere. Sound is also there to mark events. The game uses animated portraits which help communicate the emotional dispositions of the characters. All images are based on photography altered with a slight blur effect which gives the impression of watching the events of the story through a window. How well do all these ingredients come together to create a memorable experience ? The answer depends in some measure on the next episodes. So play this first game and perhaps you may join us in a vote of confidence to the project of this new author
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2013-05-31 21:14:30 by st.
Nice strong game, if a little on the short side.
2013-04-03 00:22:47 by Stupot
The Lost Sonata: although short, has a great story line and I enjoyed playing it. Apart from a few minor points a very good first game and I look forward to more games from Sunny Penguin ;)
2013-03-06 21:17:48 by Slasher
I went and uploaded a new version of the game. There should now be no reason to pixel hunt (I realise how frustrating it can be).
2013-02-03 18:13:28 by Sunny Penguin
I liked this game except for the pixel hunting in some sections of the game.
2013-02-03 15:54:01 by Michael2968
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