In Cold Blood is an epic espionage game which interweaves a strong narrative with action. The game starts with Cord hallucinating having blacked out, before coming around to find himself being severely tortured. All that he knows for sure is that he was betrayed, but he does not remember why or by whom. As the torturer interrogates Cord, he begins to remember his recent past, and as he does so, so the player learns about his character. The identity of the betrayer and the reason for the betrayal remains a mystery right up until the plot climax. As the story unfolds, Cord must infiltrate, sneak and shoot his way through increasingly dangerous locations, getting closer and closer to the ruthless mastermind behind a plan to trigger a nuclear holocaust. He teams up with a female Chinese agent in pursuit of a common aim. But can Cord even trust her as it becomes clear that the traitor must be very close to him? In designing this game, our objective was 'To employ compelling gameplay, visuals, and innovative storytelling to create a stunning interactive game with the tension and excitement of the very best blockbuster action movie. The strength of In Cold Blood comes from the game's unique gameplay. Revolution has specialised in interactive storytelling and this has now been taken to a new level. Advanced and innovative technology creates atmosphere through the use of light and shadow. Backgrounds are pre-rendered allowing higher quality, soft skinned, characters that are realistically lit and which cast accurate shadows. Gameplay The gameplay involves exploration and combat through direct control of the character. Plot and obstacles are interwoven to deliver intense gameplay and ensure cinematic 'suspension of disbelief'. The game requires the player to explore his environment and interact with other characters to determine how best to achieve his objectives and piece together the background - and ultimately to determine who betrayed him and why.