The Blackwell Convergence

The Blackwell Convergence

Year:  2009

Genre:  Mystery

Links:  Moby Games, Steam, Adventure Gamers, GOG

The Blackwell Convergence is the third in a series of adventures starring the Blackwell family and a ghost by the name of Joey Malone. Each game explores the back story of the characters as well as a standalone mystery. This game follows on from Blackwell Unbound, and involves Rosa Blackwell investigating people leaving a job suddenly at a construction site. There are 12 Steam Achievements, all documented in the walkthrough below. The series continues with The Blackwell Deception.

Game Setup

Start by turning on the Commentary in the Options menu of the game. Leaving this turned on for the entire game will get you an achievement at the end Convergence Commentary.

Day One

Apartment Building

Try to open the door, then switch to Joey and head through. Look at the small shiny object on the ground, then blow it under the door to Rosa. Switch to Rosa and use the paperclip on the door to get inside. Look in the desk drawers to find an obituary. Remove all the sheets from the windows, then look at the ghostly hand in the middle window. Switch to Joey and click on the hand, and then on the window to head outside. Talk to the ghost on the ledge, and convince him his wife is inside. Select the option "You were right to leave him" Soft Touch.

Blackwell Residence

Look at the calendar to see you are late for your appointment with Nishanthi at the Park Gallery. Use your computer. Read through all of your mail, then use the search function to look for "Park Gallery" to get the address. Leave your apartment and use the elevator.

Park Gallery

Talk to Nishanthi and her friend, then save your game. Click on the stairs to try to leave. When Nishanthi asks you to stay, choose to stay Lush Life. Now reload your game and this time choose to leave Sober Solidarity.

Portal (Dream)

Click on the portal to meet an older woman.

Day Two

Blackwell Residence

Look at Monique's card in your inventory to get her address. Leave your apartment and go down in the elevator again.

CubeStar Films

Talk to Monique several times, then leave the office.

Gothic Bridge

Switch to Joey and talk to the ghost, then switch back to Rosa and leave.

Blackwell Residence

Enter your apartment and search on your computer for "The Minetta" to learn a new location.

Minetta Tavern

Talk to the bartender about everything, particularly Frank Lyons.

Gothic Bridge

Switch to Joey and talk to Frank again about the Minetta, then about the Joe Gould fund. Switch back to Rosa before leaving.

Minetta Tavern

Talk to the bartender about the Joe Gould fund.

CubeStar Films

When you enter this time, the cat will come inside and lie on the chair. Talk to Monique about everything, but she refuses to give you Frank's address. Walk over to the cat, then save your game. Get Joey to distract the cat, then quickly switch back to Rosa and interact with the cat to get the address. There is an achievement for only having to distract the cat once Cat Trick. If you fail, load your game and try again. Once you have the address, leave the office.

Frank Lyons

Try to open Frank's door, but it is locked. Switch to Joey and head through the door into Frank's apartment. Look at the film script on the table, and pay attention to what it says. Go back out of the apartment, switch to Rosa and use the elevator to leave.

Gothic Bridge

Talk to Frank as Rosa this time, and carefully follow the script by using these lines:

  • Ask how he knew
  • Tell him he's dead
  • You aren't going
  • Repeat yourself
  • Tom Leading Lady

Talk to him again, then once you are through the portal, agree with him.

Minetta Tavern (Dream)

Click on the portrait on the right wall and the older woman's ghost will appear.

Day Three

Park Gallery

You will automatically view the portrait - look at the woman and the lighthouse. Talk to Josie about everything, and you will learn about the Roosevelt Island Lighthouse and the Meltzer Foundation.

Blackwell Residence

Enter your apartment and search on your computer for "Meltzer Foundation" to learn a new location.

Meltzer Foundation

Talk to Paul about everything, and he will give you his business card. Choose to stay and eavesdrop, and Joey will re-enter the office. Head across the room to the blue box on the left to interfere with the reception, then move away again and you will learn Paul's email password. Now leave the office.

Blackwell Residence

Look at the business card in your inventory, then use your computer. Log in to Paul's email account using "paulm", "tennis53" and read through all of the emails. Now do a search for "Artists". Back out of the computer, leave your apartment and use the elevator.

Minetta Tavern

Talk to Claude about everything, in particular Joseph Mitchell.

Park Gallery

Talk to Claude about the Countess painting. Say you understand art, then choose these options (follow him around to a different painting each time):

  • The hard lines in this painting are really provocative.
  • Does this painting represent darkness in shadow?
  • Why is one side so colorful and the other so dark? Art Medium

Go out to the fire exit to talk to Claude again.

Park Gallery (Dream)

You will automatically talk to the older woman's ghost again.

Day Four

Blackwell Residence

Leave your apartment and go down in the elevator.

Park Gallery

Talk to Josie about everything, then head back down the stairs.

CubeStar Films

Talk to Monique about everything, in particular the Meltzer Foundation.

Roosevelt Island

Talk to the man here about everything - he won't tell you what is written on his mug. Switch to Joey and look at the coffee mug to see that it has the Gold Tech logo on it. Switch back to Rosa and leave the area.

Blackwell Residence

Head inside and use your computer to search for "Gold Tech" to find out about John and Marty Goldwater, then leave again.

Roosevelt Island

Talk to Marty about everything, and he will tell you about Lazarus Technology.

Blackwell Residence

Head inside and use your computer to search for "Lazarus Technology". Use the phone to call them, and try all 3 options - option 1 will provide you with a link between Lazarus Technology and the Meltzer Foundation. Leave your apartment and go down in the elevator.

Meltzer Foundation

Talk to Paul until you get kicked out. Choose to stay and eavesdrop, and Joey will re-enter the office. This time you are just listening out for Charlie's nickname "Scooter". Once you have heard Paul say this you can leave.

Blackwell Residence

Go inside and use your computer. Log in to Charlie's email account using "charlesm", "scooter" and you will see a list of names - after a pause your name will be added to the list.

When the Countess appears and Joey starts fighting with her, leave your apartment and enter the trash room. When the ghosts cross the hallway, go back to your apartment. gone across to the opposite room, re-enter your apartment. Take the Auntie Lauren's picture from above the television, then use it on the Countess when she appears.

Portal

Talk to Madeline about everything, and agree to help her.

Diner

Go through the door and talk to Joseph Mitchell, then to Joe Gould - when he shows you his essays, take the paperclip from the top corner.

Try to open the door on the left, then use the paperclip to get through. Open the center oven, then talk to the glow inside it. Once you finish talking, Joe will enter the kitchen. Talk to him, then leave the kitchen and talk to Joseph to get a pack of cigarettes. Return to the kitchen and give the cigarettes to Joe, then talk to him and you will get a lit one. Use this on the oven, then leave the kitchen and leave the diner.

Blackwell Residence

Save your game, then leave the apartment and use the elevator.

Meltzer Foundation

You will head up to the roof after briefly talking to Paul. Use your glowing cigarette on the Countess Reluctant Savior. When she starts fighting Joey, pick up his tie from the ground. Wait for her arm to be back and ready to strike, then use your tie on her. Immediately switch to Joey and hit her - there is an achievement for doing this on your first attempt Wonder Woman. There is an achievement for completing the game Medium Well Done and another if you didn't ask Joey for a hint throughout the game Solo.

Watch through the credits to see a secret code at the end. Load the game in your apartment and use your computer to search for "Master Criminal" Secret Finder.