Clock Tower[a] is a survival horror point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Human Entertainment for the Super Famicom in 1995. It is the first installment in the Clock Tower series. The story follows orphan Jennifer Simpson soon after she is adopted by the Barrows family along with other orphaned girls. With the introduction of Scissorman, the game’s antagonist, one of the other children is killed. Jennifer must then explore the Barrows Mansion to find a way to escape while evading Scissorman, leading to one of the game’s multiple endings. Clock Tower utlizes a point and click interface with the player controlling a cursor to direct Jennifer’s actions.
Much of Clock Tower‘s plot and artistic style are inspired by the works of Italian horror film director Dario Argento, most notably Phenomena. Director Hifumi Kono loved horror films like this and wanted the game to feel like one. Many of the game’s character graphics were digitized from photos of real people. Jennifer’s movements were constructed from a woman in Human’s planning division acting out the scenes. Her design was inspired by Jennifer Connelly‘s character in Phenomena.
This is an English Translation of the Japanese Version.