A downloadable game for Windows

Seven Suspects.  Six Hours.  One Killer.

You wake up.  The last thing you remember is lying in bed at home.  But you aren't home anymore.  Looking around, you quickly establish four things:  you're in a prison; your clothes are missing; your hands are tied; and you can't remember how you got here.

So begins Stonewall Penitentiary, a gritty "whodunit" mystery horror adventure game by Unimatrix Productions®, the fourth in the Storycentric Worlds series.   It features all the standard adventure game mechanics--exploration, player inventory, puzzle solving, and character interaction--and presents it in a unique format reminiscent of visual novels.

In Stonewall Penitentiary, you play the role of William Thane, a middle-aged man down on his luck.  You, along with several others, are trapped in an abandoned prison, held captive by a sociopath obsessed with justice.  Can you escape?  Success lies in your hands!

Full Game Features

  • EXPLORE an abandoned prison and uncover its dark secrets
  • INTERACT with many interesting, fully-voiced characters
  • SOLVE a multitude of challenging puzzles
  • ENJOY hundreds of original images and an hour-long soundtrack
  • DISCOVER three different endings, depending on your actions
  • UNLOCK all the achievements to view a special post-game bonus scene
  • EXPERIENCE a 10+ hour story that combines the horror of Saw and the mystery of Agatha Christie

Play the demo today!  Full version coming late 2017.

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Install instructions

Unzip the demo into a new folder, retaining its existing file structure, and run Stonewall Penitentiary.exe to play.

Download

Download
stonewall_penitentiary_demo.zip (179 MB)

Development log

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Thanks for showcasing the demo!  I hope that you enjoy the full game upon its release!

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Great stuff, really enjoyed the demo! Visuals, audio and voice acting were all great, will definitely be looking out for the full version. Any word on the release date, i.e. is it still slated for this year, or next? Either way the demo captured my interest and I'm looking forward to seeing where you take it when it is out, nice job!

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I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed it!  We don't have an exact release date set yet.  We're hoping for the end of the year, but I recently was in the midst of a family emergency that set me back about a month, so we'll see.  Either way, it shouldn't be any later than the start of the coming year.  I plan to post updates soon!

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I made a video on this for YouTube. My main feedback would be that the pacing was just a touch slow for me, and that the voice from the TV just made me laugh. Other than that, it's a promising start.

You can see more of my in-the-moment thoughts in my video, if you would like:

Thanks for the video!  I'll be checking it out first thing tomorrow.  The pacing will definitely accelerate (and quickly) as the game progresses.  I appreciate your feedback and hope that you enjoy the full game upon its release. :)

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I loves me a good point and click puzzle adventure, and this one is especially intriguing. Building a Saw-esque theme into things worked really well to me, you kept me really on edge during the whole experience. The journals were really well-written and gave me serious chills and I've already decided who I like and don't like (although I'm probably in the wrong camp haha!)

Keep up the great work on this one, really looking forward to seeing and playing the final product =)

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Thanks for the kind words, and thanks for sharing your video!  Which characters do you like and dislike?  All will be developed as the story progresses, of course, so I'm always interested in hearing people's thoughts! :)

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I like them all as in their designs, so I purely meant dislike as in I'm suspicious of them haha! In that regard I wouldn't trust Grayson or Louis as far I could throw them =D

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Suspicion of everyone would be very smart at this stage of the game... ;)

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the game was awesome and  i would like to see the rest of it. Just plz make it free.

I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the demo!  Unfortunately, the full game will not be free (we have to make a living!), but it will be reasonably priced and won't break the bank. :)

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I'd reckon I'd be happy to pay for it (as long as it is a reasonably long game).

We are planning for an estimated length of 10 hours.  That is, of course, subject to change based on average playtimes during beta testing of the full game.  But it will certainly be around that length.

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The demo was great. I didn't experience any problems like lag or such, it ran very smoothly. I like the SAW like concept you have going, and I can't wait until this game is complete. Terrific work!

Thanks for the kind words and feedback.  I'm thrilled to see how much you enjoyed the demo!  I'm working on the full game at this very moment. :)

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I was expecting more, eh clothing

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Gave it a go...

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Thanks for playing and showcasing the demo!  I hope that you enjoy the full game when the time comes.  It gets intense! :)

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I did not expect to run into such a well made game.  I love how much it draws you in to tell it's story.  I explored far more than what I have shown in this video.  The rest of the prison that you can visit seems to be more of a prelude of things to come.  I wasn't able to find any more puzzles or items, but if that isn't true I'd love to give it another shot.  I can't wait to see this when it's finished.  

  

Thanks, both for your kind words and for making the video!  You definitely covered everything in the video, and this is definitely, as you put it, "a prelude of things to come."  I hope you enjoy the full game upon its release! :D

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I had a little feedback toward the end of my video :) I think the game's got some great potential.

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Thanks for posting, and thanks for taking the time to play/stream the demo!  I'm going to check out your video and listen sincerely to all your feedback. :)

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I love the art style and voice acting! Keep up the fantastic work!


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Thanks for the kind words!  I'm glad you enjoyed the demo! :)

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Nice demo... I can't wait to see who'll be... sacrificed. :)

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Thanks for playing/streaming the demo!  I hope you enjoy the full game! :D

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What a wonderful surprise! I've been looking forward to this game for years, great job with the new engine.  It's a perfect combination of old school point 'n click adventure meets interactive fiction/visual novel  :) Can't wait for the release!

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Thanks for the kind words!  I hope you enjoy the full game as much as you enjoyed the demo! :D