With Halloween now a distant memory, and some recent cute offerings on this site, I figured it was time for something a bit more frightening. Enter Project Pravus. In this creepy point-and-click adventure, you take the character of Emily Mason, a real estate agent with a mission to find out why a particular house has been put on the market for an unfeasibly low price. It features sepia-toned location photographs and requires you to explore the house and its environs to discover an unsavoury secret. There are some brief moments of minor gore, so this game will not suit everybody.
Analysis: Although this is a short and relatively simple game, the use of sepia photographs combined with the consistently eerie music and sound effects make for a brief but absorbing playing experience. The concept of utilising real-world photos in a graphical point-and-click adventure is not a new one and this site has previously featured examples such as NFH Propoganda and 99 Rooms. In terms of look and feel, this game is also reminiscent of the recently reviewed Purgatorium although, in Project Pravus, the action takes place in a larger space and there is a more to explore. Whilst this game does not offer anything radically new or different in style or gameplay, the overall package of stylish visuals, creepy audio and some credible voice acting make this worthy of the ten minutes or so it should take you to complete. I recommend playing this at home, alone, in the dark, and with your speakers turned up!
Cheers to Jaime for suggesting this one.