Running from the scene of a crime, you find yourself taking refuge at what appears to be a deserted asylum in the middle of nowhere. The electricity is off and an eerie wind blows in from off the nearby hills. A thick and dense fog is settling in and you realize you need to find a way inside to take cover for the night.
The Stone of Anamara is a creepy point-and-click adventure game, created by Gabriel Rodriguez, that spans multiple chapters. In this first chapter, you uncover the story behind the asylum doctor, Alexander Graves, and the mysterious illness of one of his patients.
Use the mouse exclusively for control in this game. By moving the mouse gently, the scene will scroll slightly in all directions thus giving the illusion of being able to see all around you. To move, click on the arrows that appear as you move the mouse around. Use the hand cursor to pick up and activate various items and objects, enter doors, etc.
Gabriel has delivered an excellent effort towards constructing an immersive experience in Flash with a compelling story. Although not perfect by any means, there is plenty here to see and to discover. The game is a great way to kick-off the runup to Halloween, and it will surely give you a scare or two. Unfortunately, it is over far too quickly and chapter two has not yet been released, though I read on the game's forum that it is due out very soon—this first chapter was released several months ago. Click.