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    The Butler Did It

    Posted by (twitter: @philipbuchanan)
    April 20th, 2008 6:17 pm

    This is a procedurally generated whodunnit. Minimal clues, minimal interaction, and a very minimal appearance.

    A crime has been committed in Lord Fletcher’s manor. Someone has been murdered.

    Upon arriving at the scene, you are told who is deceased, where their body was found, and what they were murdered with. You must interview the residents, trace their movements, and ascertain the identity of the killer.

    The murderer, being unlikely to confess, will fabricate lies. The innocent residents, however, will tell the truth. By careful deduction and investigation, you will slowly build up a picture of the crime, and catch the guilty party.

    Pretty screenshot.


    Playable Version : Ubuntu Binary + Source (rar, 1.8mb)

    Windows Port : Windows Binary (zip, 2.5mb)

    It may crash on startup, so keep trying until it runs :/.¬†Under linux, you’ll need OpenSceneGraph-1.2.2 to compile it (apt-get libopenscenegraph-dev)

    (Update : Someone wrote a wonderful post-mortem of this game and saved me the work of doing it myself!)

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    One Response to “The Butler Did It”

    1. [...] someone pointed me at an entry to the recent Ludum Dare entry, The Butler Did It by Surrealix.¬† Butler is another interpretation of the “randomised murder mystery” [...]

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