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Taken for a Pool

by Keast - Mini LD 41 Entry

Lord Holzlarshire is found dead in his own pool at a party. The murderer must be among the guests. A classical whodunit ensues.

ARROW KEYS to move. ENTER to interact. M to mute. S for special widescreen mode.

Made with Verge 3, Notepad++, Ableton Live.

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Keast says ...
Mar 30, 2013 @ 10:39pm

Additional sprite art by Mr. Post and Ella. Oh, and for the record: Actually, Mr. Post and I wanted to make an arcade game where you play as the moon and your gravity attracts the waves of the sea beneath you, and you try to destroy cities with them. After two days, we figured we didn't know CraftyJS well enough, so we forgot about it. Then I thought, heck, one more week AND I know Verge so let's do THIS. True story.

Apr 1, 2013 @ 10:19pm

All in all a good way to spend some time, you just want to know who did it! :)
Maybe I missed some details in the text I skipped, but some parts of the story, I coundn't quite follow... well my fault. :) I was actually hoping for, in the end, getting a screen with all the suspects and then having to guess who did it...
At the moment, there is only one solution to this murder, is there ?!?

Mase says ...
Apr 1, 2013 @ 10:25pm

I enjoyed the verbose descriptions when you examine things, and the multiple responses from filler characters.

Keast says ...
Apr 1, 2013 @ 10:35pm

Actually, you CAN finish it just hammering through all of the conversations, but there are some clues you need to activate before auto-solving the mystery. And yeah, there only is one murderer, and it's not the detective :)

ludvichzme says ...
Apr 2, 2013 @ 11:11am

I haven't yet found the murderer, but I'll take the time to find him (or her...Or maybe it's the dog sh*t).
I liked the background music. The gameplay is simple but effective :).

goerp says ...
Apr 2, 2013 @ 5:48pm

I like this a lot. The music is good (although after a while I was glad I could mute it) and I liked the descriptions.
The small graphics were cute.
Interaction was sometimes a bit hard on such a small screen but in the end I found the killer.

timtipgames says ...
Apr 4, 2013 @ 8:02pm

To be honest, I didn't finish it because I got somewhat tired after a while. But I also honestly enjoyed reading the text 'till that point. And super honestly: I don't like this kind of game much. So you got me pretty far into it for a game in a genre I don't like that much :)

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