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Thursday, October 30, 2014

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verse publications and Mastertronic have announced the release of The Shopkeeper, a new point-and-click interactive adventure available now for Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs. Taking place in an ordinary antique shop filled with extraordinary curiousities, the game offers short adventures and multiple playthroughs.

Andy Payne, CEO, Mastertronic, says, “Can’t wait for people to discover the hidden delights of The Shopkeeper. Its quirky narrative and charming graphics will keep players on their toes as the story twists and turns to uncover more sinister endings. This game is the perfect addition to your Steam library.”

Tom De Roeck, co-writer, verse publications, comments, “Excited to see what the world thinks of my little storytelling game."

A Pandora’s Box of treasures awaits you in the delightful point-and-click adventure, The Shopkeeper, as an ordinary antiques shop becomes an enchanting world of curiosities. Each unique piece comes with its own hidden past - some quirky, some macabre. Unravel a fascinating storyline whilst trying to source the right gift for a fussy relative. Choose wisely and carefully as what you touch will arouse a number of unexpected consequences!

Co-written by director Tom De Roeck and veteran RPG designer James Wallis (recently announced as lead designer on the new edition of classic 1980s game Paranoia), The Shopkeeper is a short, interactive multi-path game, designed for several play-throughs. Described as a fusion between ‘the Twilight Zone, classic LucasArts adventures and the Antiques Roadshow’, the game centres on a captivating narrative wrapped in the veil of a graphic novel, beautifully drawn by comic artist James Brothwell.

More about the game:

A desperate man needs to find the right antique to impress a rich relative, but his choice will have dreadful consequences. The Shopkeeper is a point-and-click narrative game set in a space between the Twilight Zone, classic Lucasarts adventures, and Antiques Roadshow.


  • Fully voiced (starring Jeff Ricketts (Buffy, Angel, Firefly, ST:Enterprise))
  • Graphic novel style graphics
  • Interactive short co-written by James Wallis (Extraordinary Adventures of Baron v. Münchhausen & Once Upon A Time game)
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • 2 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 100 MB HD Space
  • 512 MB VRAM
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play
The Shopkeeper is available now for $2.99 (USD).

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