[edit] Background

Nearly four hundred years have passed since what became known as the DeFoe Manor Incident, when an eccentric cat burglar known as Trilby brought an end to the reign of terror inflicted by a murderous wraith, the ghost of Sir Roderick DeFoe's abused, unwanted son. The incident is now remembered only by scholars of urban myth, and the true facts of the case are lost behind endless conjecture and fictionalisation.

Mankind has moved on from mother Earth, and after the invention of warp technology, is fast mapping the universe one light year at a time. Due to a shortage of materials, the Earth Federation instigates a new program to upgrade old and retired vessels. The Mephistopheles, a small ageing scouting craft, is the first ship to undergo the process. Crewed by a new compliment of 6 crewmen, she is assigned to map out the Caracus galaxy.

Just a few days into the assignment, the crew of the Mephistopheles discover an unknown artefact floating unprotected in deep space: an ancient metal locker. Ignoring advice from the Federation to leave it for a research vessel, the captain brings it aboard and prepares to lift the lid...

[edit] Gameplay

Players take control of Jonathan Somerset. For moving him, you can click anywhere you want. For using, talking, looking or use your inventory, you have to put your cursor on the desired object/character (the cursor will become a square) and to right-click for opening the menu action and choose what you wanted to do with it/him/her. There is also a passage where you'll have to type for accessing some documents: if you're playing with an AZERTY keyboard, don't forget that the game was set for QWERTY.

[edit] Hardware Requirements

  • Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
  • Pentium 600MHz
  • 128 MB RAM
  • Video Card Capable of 320x200 in 16-bit Color
  • Windows Compatible Soundcard
  • Keyboard, mouse, speakers
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    Jul 22, 10 1:38pm
    This is probably the only case where a Sci-Fi-themed horror game has actually been remotely scary. 7DaysASkeptic
    Dec 15, 08 9:19am

    Just another day in future

    It was a long time ago since the events of DeFoe Manor, as...

    Dec 12, 08 4:29pm
    added 18 new screenshots
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    Release Dates
    • North America:
      • Jul 25, 2004 (Linux)
      • Jul 22, 2004 (PC)
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