Jane Jensen knew she wanted to make an adventure game. She even set up Pinkerton Road studio to do so. The only thing missing was the game. She has three concepts, but decided to leave it up to the backers of her Kickstarter campaign to choose. The winner is in: Moebius with 61 percent of the vote.
Moebius will be a sci-fi thriller in the vein of the old Sierra On-Line game, Gabriel Knight. The protagonist will be antiquities dealer Malachi Rector, who has a history not unlike of Noah Wylie's librarian in TNT's made-for-TV movies. According to a release announcing the game:
"The first event is the death of a young woman in Venice, who was found hanging from a bridge. As Rector investigates her life, he soon realizes that this beautiful and talented young woman -- and the interrupted path of her life -- had great hidden significance. It appears that Amber Dexter and his associates are playing with the fabric of life in a way Rector never imagined possible. Even he, Rector himself, is part of a larger pattern."
If the Kickstarter goal is reached, the game should be released in March 2013. With 32 days left, Pinkerton Road has garnered more than $175,000 toward its $300,000 target. Jensen has said if Pinkerton Road can double its crowdfunding goal, a second game will be developed, either Gray Matter II or Anglophile Adventures.