The Poisoned Pawn: A Tex Murphy Adventure is the upcoming commercial continuation of the Tex Murphy series via the collaboration of Chaotic Fusion and Big Finish Games. It is to be the first chapter of Tex Murphy's final adven ture.


In this cyberpunk, film noir, dystopian sci-fi adventure, you play as Tex Murphy, a typical 1940's gumshoe detective. Except, it's the 2050's. A post apocalyptic world has risen from the ashes of World War III and stands divided. New San Francisco sits atop the rubble of the old city. It's a city of glitz and glamour hiding a sinister undertone: a population segregated between those immune to the nuclear fallout (Norms) and those less fortunate (Mutants). Just outside the new city lies Old San Francisco, a vastly ignored reminder of a dark past, and home to the mutant population, and Tex himself. In this latest adventure, the year is 2051. Shortly after the events of Tesla Effect (the 2014 adventure title) Tex Murphy (Chris Jones), with the guidance of St. Germaine (Jason Tatom), must revisit some of his most gripping cases in order to decipher his true past, and prepare him for an uncertain future.

Behind the scenes

Poisoned Pawn started out as a fan remake of Tex Murphy: Overseer, but received official support from Big Finish Games. The name comes from the working title of Overseer.

As development continued Big Finish Games chose to make The Poisoned Pawn the next commercial game in the series, and is filmed new content for the game, and the new framing story set after Tesla Effect. This is the official continuation of the series, and said to introduce new revelations not revealed before, from Tex Murphy's lost memories relating to both Mean Streets and Overseer, and what really happened.

See also: Production Diary


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