Chapter One (For Callahan!) of Discordia, the online experience based on Stephen King's revered Dark Tower novels, is now online and available to play for free. The Flash game features 3D objects and environments by Brian Stark, artwork by Dark Tower series illustrator Michael Whelan, and a story by Robin Furth (King's personal research assistant and the author of The Dark Tower: A Complete Concordance).
Discordia starts you off in the shoes of a Tet Corporation agent investigating a bloody scene at the Dixie Pig restaurant (featured in The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah). It plays mostly like a hidden object game, charging you to search for magical items and character orbs that unlock some great art/wallpapers and flavor text, but there's at least one point-and-shoot segment, too.
The game's official site share this description:
"The project started as a small add-on concept for the then new Dark Tower
Official Web Site. Over time, Discordia evolved into a progressive storytelling
platform that leverages cutting-edge technologies to chronicle the war between
Tet Corporation and Sombra/NCP. Exploring the behind-the-scenes conflict between the two companies, Discordia introduces long-time Dark Tower fans to new
characters and numerous mechanical/magical items developed by Mid-World's Old
Over the course of our adventure we will visit many locations, both those/2009/12/dark_tower_games_first_chapter.php
familiar to Dark Tower fans and others which we only glimpsed in the Dark Tower
novels. While we may not see Roland and his ka-tet in this adventure, the
development team has remembered the faces of its fathers. We have done our best
to honor the original Dark Tower series while simultaneously mapping new and
exciting Dark Tower territory."