Scratches was first released in North America on March 8, 2006 through game publisher Got Game Entertainment.

Scratches is a mystery adventure computer game by game developer Nucleosys and the first commercial adventure game ever to be made in Argentina.

The game tells the story of the Blackwood estate on the outskirts of Rothbury, a small rural town in Northumberland, England in 1976.

Originally owned by James T. Blackwood in 1963, the house is passed to Christopher Milton after Mr. Blackwood is accused of murdering his wife. A couple of days later, Mr. Blackwood dies of a sudden heart attack though some in the town start rumors that he might have committedsuicide. The police decide to close the case seeing there is no further evidence left. Shortly after acquiring the house, Milton inexplicably disappears in 1970 leaving no visible trace.

The player assumes the role of the house’s next inhabitant, Michael Arthate, an author seeking seclusion to work on his next book. He moves in only to find that the house still echoes its horrible past quite literally as scratches are heard all around, particularly in the basement and fireplaces, and soon becomes more interested in researching the house’s history than his writing.

After Nucleosys went out of business, Agustín Cordes would go on to found Senscape, where he developed SERENA and the currently on development horror game Asylum (after a successful Kickstarter crowd funding campaign).