As the creator of Gray Matter and Gabriel Knight, two of my favorite adventure games of all time, I’ll play anything that has Jane Jensen’s name attached to it. I’ve gushed about my love for Jane’s fabulously twisted mind many times on this blog, and I am a proud backer of her Pinkerton Road Studio.

Her latest Kickstarted collaboration, the episodic murder mystery Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, to which Jane lent her writing talents, debuted its first trailer today:


Cognition is a classic point-and-click style adventure game, with cel-shaded artwork by comic book artist Romano Molenaar.

You play as Erica Reed, an FBI agent with an unusual quirk. She has post-cognitive abilities, and though she claims not to like “the spooky crap” her ability to see past events will help her hunt down the serial killer that murdered her brother. This point-and-click is two parts investigation to one part horror, particularly since the killer seems to have paranormal abilities of their own. “When she comes across a crime scene that has clues that were left specifically for someone with her abilities,” says the promotional blurb, “a new hunt is on. Who knows her secret? How? And what do they want from her?”

[via The Escapist]

The game doesn’t have an exact release date yet, but is due out sometime this fall.