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Stranger By Night

by fivetrickpony

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File size: 3.9 MB
Downloaded: 9,034 times
Graphics: 320x200, 16-bit color
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4 Sep 2004
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Bad LanguageOccasional, mild


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A serial killer known as 'The Stranger' has been butchering young women throughout the past months. Without any leads, authorities are at a dead end. One night, Katrina Rose, a reporter for the New York Times, receives a phone call from an informant, offering information about The Stranger. Katrina accepts, and agrees to meet in a specified location later. What happens next leads Katrina into a night of unspeakable terror. Katrina must outwit and outrun the crazed murderer in an attempt to get through the next day in one piece....

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"Promising, but flawed design proves fatal. Needed a lot more work."

8 people commented on this game (newest first):

Hello, my name is Joel, from the french AGS forum.
I want to translate your game in french.
If you agree, send me an email to this address:


and I contact you. Thank you. :)
2009-02-09 19:16:59 by foxyfox (foxyfox666)
Better late than never... I REALLY liked your game ... it was ...mmm...how should I put it? Intriguing? Interesting? Suspenseful? Sound effects to puzzles to just everything blending into one... I have to say KUDOS to you! Thanks for letting me have the pleasure to download this dynamic game you've made.
2006-04-01 23:06:30 by Chistinalove (chistinalove)
This game was Awesome!! I really enjoyed playing it.. Great job, My favorite was the creepiness and suspense of the story and that at any minute the killer could get you!!!
2005-08-23 18:54:03 by Anellight
Woo :) Thanks, I'm glad I was successful in creating a spooky atmosphere, that was one of my key goals. Thanks....
2004-09-12 06:43:25 by fivetrickpony
Whoops, I guess I didnt look hard enough =P

In my previous review I somehow neglected to mention the games greatest strength: Atmosphere. The game is very dark and spooky, and has great sound effects of the Stranger tormenting our hero.
2004-09-11 21:25:28 by Erik Hogan
You didn't need to use Google for the puzzle, there was a book in the library which could have saved you the trouble :) Thanks for the review!
2004-09-06 02:12:25 by FiveTrickPony
'Stranger by Night' was a pretty good addition to my favorite adventure game genre (horror).

Its not quite as long or big as it should be but it leaves room for a sequel. The room design is artistic but looks very blurred. The main character is good looking but she could do with some more walking animations. The puzzles are generally quite easy, except for the difficult Greek Gods puzzle (I needed a lot of research on Google to work it out).

All in all not as good as games like 5DAS/7DAS and Pleurghsberg: Dark Ages but its still quite enjoyable. 7/10.
2004-09-06 00:46:53 by Erik Hogan
Enjoy the game! :)
2004-09-04 02:18:15 by FiveTrickPony
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