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Announcing Lamanna: The Looe Island Mystery #1213691
03/30/20 02:58 PM
03/30/20 02:58 PM
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Darkling Room presents a Supernatural, Paranormal and Lovecraftian themed mystery computer game, set in Cornwall, Looe Island and the Looe bay - Where Darkling Room is based.


Check out the Official Website here.

View the trailer here.


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Journey to Lamanna, through the historic 'found footage' of William H Boston. Explore the cursed island off Cornwall's coast. The Looe Island Mystery awaits as you retrace the steps of Boston, an ill-fated young man who disappeared on a unexplained quest, in 1923.

Interact with 'found footage', the old film reels, to discover a dark mystery involving treasure, exploration and sea monsters. 'Play through' the last surviving footage of William's cursed adventure, scene by scene, to a shocking end.

Darkling Room are proud to present the 'found footage' of William H Boston, a series of film fragments, shot at some point in 1923, on and around Looe Island in Cornwall. We invite you to 'play through' the last surviving footage of William's cursed adventure. Bit by bit, to a shocking end.

The Film Archive of Massachusetts have asked for an 'interactive' version of the footage, to better understand the mystery surrounding the reels of period film. They were shot on film, in secret, and sent without fail, to a famous correspondent in the USA, at great effort and expense. Why? What was William trying to find?
William H Boston vanished in 1923, never to be seen again, some say 'foul play', others claim madness and isolation. What brought Boston to Cornwall? Why did he meticulously record his every activity?

Help us work out what happened to William, witness the strange and disturbing footage, and solve the mystery that surrounds Lamanna, the ancient name for the island.

In 1923 a man arrived on Looe Island, an uninhabited wooded rock, off the coast of Cornwall, in England. He took with him some bare essentials, a few supplies, and a customised film camera, to capture 'moving pictures'.
He documented his stay, each passing chore and action, for reasons unknown. The films form a perfect, captured moment in history, as film was new and 'experimental'.
Why film the Island so meticulously? For what purpose? Looking for something?

There has always been talk of treasure on the Island, from local gossip to blockbuster movies. The Island does boast a strong history of pirates, smugglers and skulduggery, but any treasure hunt, or archaeological search has proved fruitless, though few have tried. For it is said the Island is CURSED.
That's right, shiver me timbers and all that pirate fun, but Looe Island is a very real place, with ghosts, legend and a history from before written word. There are skeletons beneath the soil, and lost buildings, created by monks, long long ago.
Now the place is quiet, as it was in the 1920's, when the 'found footage' was shot and captured, before being sent overseas.

William H Boston was no master of disguise! Many locals remember seeing the 'American fellow', in 1923, with his strange requests and false beards. "He wanted to get to the Island unrecognised, for purposes unknown" said Harbour Master, Rog Trewartha.
Many of the humble fishing folk were frightened by the film camera, that appeared like a gun, mounted, as it was, on a sturdy wooden tripod - "I'd not seen anything of the sort, not in all my puff" said Mother Pengelly, "he came here for no good reason, with a troubled old soul and left without, never seen again".
She wasn't wrong, William H Boston vanished without trace, with only his footage to confirm he was ever in Cornwall.


The reels of film were sent to H.P.Lovecraft (a notable author) by a William H Boston of Massachusetts (probably not his real name). Each day of Williams life, on the Island, was recorded on film and sent, without fail, to Lovecraft (In New York), a regular correspondent, at great cost and effort.

The film reels were rediscovered, totally by chance, by staff clearing the old City Archives, during a downsize, in Boston, USA. The footage was thought, at first, to be harmless 'trick photography', until they were verified by the curators. Some time was spent identifying the island seen in the film footage.
At first it was thought be a small Island off of New England, but none of the geography matched the footage.

Why would H.P.Lovecraft wish to study the mundane daily activities of Mr.Boston? Who, it seems, liked towhile away the time with leisurely pursuits, like fishing, astronomy and exploration. All innocent and without cause for concern, until the Last Reel was found. The footage we have seen defies explanation. Shapes, creatures, sea monsters and some terrible 'being' beneath the waves.
Was Mr.Boston as expert faker, employing simple tricks and effects, way ahead of his time? Did Lovecraft fund the expedition to Looe Island, led by his fascination with the ancient world and those 'that went before'. Both certainly had an interest in astronomy, perverse nature and the twisted nature of reality.

Come, join us for the premiere of Lamanna - The Looe Island Mystery. The footage awaits your input, as you retrace the steps of William H Boston, a young man with a mysterious quest, sometime in 1923. Interact with 'found footage', the old film reels, to discover a dark mystery involving treasure, exploration and sea monsters.


Happy Gaming!


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Re: Announcing Lamanna: The Looe Island Mystery [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1213705
03/30/20 04:09 PM
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Thanks Ana.

Re: Announcing Lamanna: The Looe Island Mystery [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1213708
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Thanks, Ana.


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Re: Announcing Lamanna: The Looe Island Mystery [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1213711
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Thanks Ana.


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Re: Announcing Lamanna: The Looe Island Mystery [Re: connie] #1213746
03/31/20 05:28 AM
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Looks interesting, thanks, BrownEyedTigre thumbsup


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Re: Announcing Lamanna: The Looe Island Mystery [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1214086
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Re: Announcing Lamanna: The Looe Island Mystery [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1214103
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