The doctor and ex-priest James Murphy got caught up in something dangerous related to his traumatic past and that involves the Vatican. Accompanying him along a road full of threatening and unsettling discoveries, there's a mysterious companion, Silvia, who will challenge his deepest convictions over and over.

The journey of the two character will be, for all intents, a journey in search of the truth and in the meantime of the dark sides that every one of us could hide.

On the background of these events, a city framed in its eternal twilight, tinted with a scarlet red, like the blood shed in more than thirty years of intrigues: blood of innocents and guilty, of unknown victims and illustrious dead.

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James and Silvia You can't tell the shadows in the dark.

Play in this order

Act I - Greed

Act I - Greed

(available now)

Act II

Act II - Wrath

(available now)

Nightingale

Nightingale

(playable separately)

Act III

Act III

(now in production)

Act IV

Act IV

(now in pre-production)

Available now

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Act I: Greed

Visiting Rome from Chicago, where he works as a doctor, ex-priest James Murphy answers a mysterious call for help from his friend Cristoforo. The disappearance of a briefcase containing compromising documents is enough to convince James that his friend is a victim of something shady and sinister. The Vatican's involvement and some strange parallels with his own traumatic past inspire James to get to the bottom of this mystery.

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Act II: Wrath

When Silvia is hunted by the person behind the attempted murder she was assigned to commit, she knows the only option remaining is to face the deadly conspirator openly. In the heart of the local underworld, Silvia will discover a game of power in which everyone is an expendable pawn. A forced alliance with her ex-target seems to be the only way to avoid the inevitable, but if they want to dispel the secretive mists of the Vatican, James and Silvia will have to come to terms with their limitations...

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Nightingale

Writing on a blog and using her obscure ability, the mysterious Nightingale has been helping people in danger for years. Now, she's forced to disappear, facing threats from a killer... one of those people she helped in the past.

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Act III

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Act IV

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Characters

James Murphy

James Murphy

James, 38, is an ex-priest who decided to become a doctor after a rough breakup with the Catholic Church. Serious and unselfish, he stands openly against the Ecclesiastical Authority, but his trust in God, his sense of justice and the deep respect for people and life in the wider sense have never been questioned.

He works in a hospital in Chicago, his native city, but he speaks fluent Italian thanks to the years he lived in Rome and in the Vatican.

He has yet to get over the loss of his mentor, Bishop Dellerio, who died in Africa years earlier.

Silvia

Silvia

Nobody has any information about this woman. It's known that she's very attractive and is no more than 28 years old, but no one's been able to describe her clearly.

Her name is Silvia, but that could just be an alias. She doesn't talk too much, and if she really has to she does so in a cutting and brazen way, always showing great self-confidence.

Nobody can explain the reason for this behaviour, and Silvia will be a mystery for the few people who cross paths with her.

Cardinal Brehmen

Cardinal Brehmen

Prefect of the Congregatio pro Doctrina Fidei and one of the most prominent personalities of the Curia, Brehmen is a cardinal close to the Pope. Known for his conservative doctrine, he is an untiring worker and a great example of an upright moral code.

At the end of '70s, he was opposed to the bishop Paul Marcinkus, president of the IOR during the most obscure period of the Vatican Bank. Many people still believe Brehmen knew more than he wanted to tell.

His relationship with James is very strained, because Murphy still considers him one of those responsible for the weak investigations the Vatican did into the death of James' menthor Dellerio in Africa.

Mario

Mario

Bartender in a small but very well-known Roman bar, Mario is an explosion of joviality, as well as a character very popular in the Italian capital city. His 'coffee with the addition of various junk' smells like legend and represents a big source of pride for him.

It is said he has blood relatives scattered along the nation, but what is certain is that the good bartender can count on a network big enough to get always to the right people to solve the smallest problems: if you ask Mario a favour, he'll make any efforts to accommodate your need.

Developers

Cristiano Caliendo

Game director (Act III, Nightingale)

Co-Writer (Act I-II)

Lead Writer (Act III)

Game designer (Act III, Nightingale)

Carlo De Rensis

Producer (Act I-III)

Collaborators:

Laura Pagliaro

Carlos Leal

Simone Cicconi

Juny Gentile

Daniela Di Matteo

Stefano Rossitto

Lead programmer (Act III)

Lead Animator (Act III)

Dario Scarpa

Game director (Nightingale)

Game designer (Act III, Nightingale)

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