And now, for its next trick, Gray Matter
will release an Xbox Live demo to several European regions. The long-awaited adventure game -- which you may have classified as "that new thing from Gabriel Knight
author and designer, Jane Jensen" -- follows a young magician as she uncovers a puzzling paranormal situation near an English university. According to Major Nelson, the demo is available in the following regions: United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, Spain and France.
If you're quite tolerant of mice and keyboards, you can also grab a demo of the PC version from Big Download
. The German release of Gray Matter
(including English voiceovers) is already available
, if a bit on the pricey side, and the English version is currently set to arrive in shops in February 2011. By then, there should be quite a few walkthroughs available to help those who struggle with point-and-click conundrums -- after all, how does a magician cope without an assistant?