Ludum Dare 35 — April 15th-18th, 2016 — Theme: Shapeshift

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Greenwood P.I.

by JoshDBB - Jam Entry

​A noir mystery, on the rocks, with a twist.

Don the battered hat of a hard-boiled, chain-smoking, tough-as-nails private eye - as he grills the local inhabitants regarding a recent murder, along with their secrets and vices.


Created by:

Joshua Burr & Tom Jepson

Code by:

Joshua Burr

Script by:

Tom Jepson


Many thanks, and apologies it's not exactly as complete as we'd hoped.

-EDIT Added a 'The End' screen to let the user know that the game has finished.

-EDIT It seems that the HTML5 version of the game isn't appearing for some people. I'm currently investigating.

Downloads and Links




blob says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:35am

Great mood and love the writing style. Is there no ending ? I got stuck at a constantly repeating message on black screen.

strong99 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:36am

I think it's very neat you used real looking pictures and made an animal forest. It has a good atmosphere and nice dialogs.

varuns says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:38pm

The most photorealistic game of LD35!

I didn't see the HTML5 version of the game. Why don't you embed it here?

JoshDBB says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:58pm

@varuns Thanks for playing! The HTML5 version should be at the top of the itch page in the link, it can take a little while to appear. I would embed it here but the ludum dare site only allows games that are max 900x600 so this game wouldn't fit (1024x640).

joemid says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:05pm

A lot of lol's playing through this. Great writing. I got to the end. Can't wait to see the next episode!

pavel_insight says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:02pm

Rare visual approach, pretty funny. Music is nice. Moody game.

matt beckett says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:51pm


maartene says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:59pm

Well done in getting so much content in so little time. The usage of photo's of real scenery gives the game a real unique look. Very cool! Would work well as a mobile game too. Perhaps try and release it?

Ithildin says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:13pm

I really liked this one, story was engaging and the graphic style made me laugh a couple of times. Good job!

Ayawaska says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:26pm

You've set a great mood. :)

eemmbbeerr says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:42pm

Quite fancy-looking amusement program you have there my good sir. It is my utmost pleasure to have played it!

Decentsauce says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:36pm

Awesome! Too bad it wasn't so long. Would have liked to play more. :)

Jun & Pate says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:23pm

great dialogue, see?

LandoSystems says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:36am

What a goofy game! Super entertaining, great work!

josefnpat says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:24am

Oh this was very fun! Reminds me of classic point and click adventures, but adult noir style. Nice job!

ployer says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:26pm

nicely done. always enjoy a point and click adventure

luquio says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:02pm

hey really great idea, loved dialogues!

Arskiainen says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:06pm

This was really cool. On the whole it works very well.

arzi says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:05pm

This was fun! Using the photos is a good idea and works well with the story. I always respect making a point and click adventure for LD :) The ending was a bit abrupt though.

randomhuman says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 8:23am

It's a shame the story ends so abruptly, but what is there is fun and really well written. The visual style is great as well.

axoona says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:00pm

Very fun game with good and funny dialogs, I really enjoyed it! it's a pity it stops so abruptely though just when the link to the theme is mentionned

GrooveMan says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:35pm

You had me at the decision to call the frog Freddo. Christ.

I am amused that another entry is also a comedy detective noir leaning on the 20s slang; though your use is much broader and consistent than my own.

There might be an issue with event flagging? I talked to everyone before I spoke to Sailor Jerry (I didn't realise I could click on the sewer pipe) and so his dialogue made a lot less sense in places.

TheMeorch says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:27pm

I love the way you put the art together, and the game is just hilarious. Nice job!

LeReveur says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 8:46pm

Oh, an investigation game, I like this ! And characters are hilarious. On look and language. Great job ! :)

Larzan says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 9:00pm

Beautiful, very funny and well done, love the art + story telling. A gem! :)

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