July 23, 2007 - Being a detective in a corrupt town is extremely tough. The amount of crime that plagues the streets is sky high, which constantly keeps you busy with cases. Allies are few and far between, making it extraordinarily tough to find people to trust. Your enemies seem to be multiplying also, with everyone from two bit thugs to mob bosses gunning for you all the time. Odds like these are enough to make you lose your head, or make someone lose it for you.
This situation almost happened to Fred Neuman, the main character of Dead Head Fred. Left for dead one night without his memory, friends or his head, Fred finds himself stranded in the town of Hope Falls with a jar that holds his brain and eyes sitting atop his body. Looking for revenge against his enemies, Fred uses his fists and his heads to get past the twisted denizens of the town, which include mutants, zombies and the occasional "normal" human being. That's right, Fred has the ability to take off and swap his jar for a number of specially enhanced heads that grant him new powers.
Over the next few weeks, we'll introduce the various heads that you'll be able to use in the game and their powers, which you'll need to become familiar with if you want to be successful in this twisted noir action game. Try to keep a good head on your shoulders by reading on.
The Dummy Head
This lovely head was pried from the wooden neck of a fashion mannequin. It's a precise, anatomically accurate recreation of the face of a human male (from a Norman Rockwell painting, circa 1942). Note the chiseled jaw, the vapid stare. Who wouldn't want to hang out with this guy? You probably practiced on one just like it when you taught yourself how to French kiss.
The Dummy Head allows you to talk to Denizens that would normally be afraid of Fred and his other scary Heads. Denizens will give you missions throughout the game so be sure to wear your Dummy Head when you see them.
We'll have more on Dead Head Fred soon. For now, check out the latest screens of the game.
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