Ludum Dare 33 — August 21st-24th, 2015 — Theme: You are the Monster

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Investigator and the Case of the Red Herring

by constancecchen - Jam Entry

A point and click whodunnit about Investigator, an alligator who investigates cases. Investigator and his sidekick the Trauma Llama look into the death of the Sunk Skunk, found floating down the river by the docks.

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Mike Mezhenin says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 6:02pm

Oh my god, this is so super-awesome, and no comments? Best adventure/detective game in the jam so far, good work! (The twist was totally unexpected and jaw-dropping BTW).

pirate_shell says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 5:48pm

The graphics style was awesome and quite original for the jam as we don't see that many games that aren't pixel-y in their aesthetic. The story was well made and kept me interested throughout. The writing was very solid and I had no issue with it. I loved the characters' destinct personalities and their names especially xD The music worked well to set the atmosphere. If I had a few things to say in terms of criticism would be potentially some sound effects and there being more of a game to this. It was more of a visual novel, which would have been fine, but you include the whole clues tab and everything but we never really get to use it. I understand time limitations but I still felt the need to address that. Other then those two things, it was a well written, interesting and lenghty entry with loads of charm!

Ithildin says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 6:11pm

Lovely entry, graphics and audio were really good, they create a great mood. Story was interesting with lots of charm, but in the end gathering clues felt just as a gimmick to advance the story forward (was the title/tavern name a pun on this?), and the player has no agency in how it unfolds in the end. Regardless, this is a very solid entry, congratulations!

Aug 29, 2015 @ 6:31pm

OH MY GOD!!! This is fantastic.

gillenew says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 6:45pm

Great game, it was the most enjoyed that I played on this LD for now.
Too bad for the trauma llama :(

lkpridgeon says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 6:59pm

Great game. Love the music and the art alongside the core mechanics.

StabAlarash says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 8:01pm

this is awesome !!! definitely full 5 stars

walaber says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 8:02pm

really fun, nice job. good writing and a fun twist at the end :)

dickpoelen says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 8:21pm

The puns.... oh the puns

JackDegree says ...
Aug 29, 2015 @ 8:48pm

Cool game man!

OnionBlaze says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 5:24am

Ahh this was a good one. Didn't expect the ending, haha. Love all the art.. and the puns, of course! Great entry. :)

Aug 30, 2015 @ 3:03pm

Love that awesome p'n'c mood! Congrats with the great entry!

Mach60KAS says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 4:42pm

Never in all my life have I seen so many puns in one game, I had a ball with this one. I'd have rated you well in all the categories you've opted out of as well. Good job!

LeoM says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 10:51pm

Very nice !!!
Is it the following of another game ? I want a link ! ^^
Probably one of the best adventure/point and click game I see so far.

schnerble says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 5:51pm

Excellent work! That's the first graphic adventure game I've seen on LD (but I guess you've done others in the past) - and it all comes together very nicely :) It worked better in full screen for me, because in the embed the clues came up in scrollable text boxes, but that's not much of a worry. Great stuff!

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