Phantasmagoria is a point-and-click adventure game designed by Roberta
Williams for MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows. Released by Sierra On-Line on
August 24, 1995, it tells the story of Adrienne Delaney (Victoria
Morsell), a writer who moves into a remote mansion and finds herself
terrorized by supernatural forces. Made at the peak of popularity for
interactive movie games, Phantasmagoria features live-action footage. It
was based on Williams's 550-page script, about four times the length of
an average Hollywood screenplay, and cost $4.5 million to develop. Peter
Maris directed a cast of 25 actors, all performing in front of a blue
screen. The musical score includes neo-Gregorian chant performed by a
135-voice choir. Phantasmagoria became one of the best-selling games of
1995. It received mixed reviews, earning praise for its graphics and
suspenseful tone, but criticism for its slow pacing and easy puzzles.
The game drew controversy, particularly due to a rape scene. Some
retailers declined to carry it, religious organizations and politicians
condemned it, and it was refused classification altogether in Australia.
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