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Knee Deep


Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Release Date: 06/07/2015

Developer: Prologue Games

When a washed-up actor hangs himself on location, a spotlight is cast on the backwater Florida town of Cypress Knee. Your screen becomes a stage on which you investigate this mysterious death as three distinct characters.


In a Nutshell

Knee Deep is an episodic adventure where choices matter as you investigate a mysterious suicide. Use your skills of observation, deduction, and cleverness to pull back the curtain and reveal the true story behind a swampland conspiracy. 


The Story

Take the stage as you guide the investigation of the death of actor Tag Kern in a forgotten roadside attraction along Florida's Interstate 95. As each episode progresses, the story takes you deeper into the conspiracies and machinations that motivate the villains who want something more than just a rejuvenated local economy. But what price will our heroes pay to thwart those schemes?

Play as three investigators – a young blogger, a down-on-his-luck private detective, and a burnt-out local newspaper reporter – delve into the mystery in Cypress Knee and find nothing's quite what it seems.


The Game

You're the writer, director, and star of the Prologue Theatre's performance of Knee Deep, a swamp noir adventure in three acts. In each episode, your choices push the characters from one set to another as they collect clues, uncover evidence, and confront wrongdoers.

Experience a magical reality where characters are transported among scenes, set pieces moved into place, and music wafts from the orchestra pit. Knee Deep is about characters, storytelling, and the melodrama of swampland Florida.


The Episodes
In Act 1: Wonderland, you'll explore the rundown roadside eyesore known as Chief Roadside's Wonderland. In Act 2: Festival, the action moves downtown as political candidates make their final pitches for the upcoming election. In Act 3: Boomtown, our heroes find themselves deep in the north Florida swamp as they uncover the secret ambitions of their foes. Originally released episodically, Knee Deep is now a collection of all three acts on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 


  • Choice-driven narrative: Paths you follow in conversations may lead to information you might miss otherwise.

  • No fail-state: You can't lose Knee Deep. No matter what choices you make, the story unfolds until it reaches the finale. 

  • Theatrical presentation: Your story takes place on the world's largest theatre stage, with characters shifting between sets. When a scene ends, hop aboard a mobile platform as the giant stage rotates to the next scene!

  • Unique visual style: Changing color palettes, pools of light and swaths of shadow, plus the massive sky stage backdrop help Knee Deep stand out.

  • Atmospheric musical soundtrack: A mix of bluegrass and blues, the soundtrack by SkewSound adds another dimension to the story of Knee Deep.

  • Full voice cast: You'll meet more than 30 fully voiced characters during the show.

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