Release Date: November 6th 2012 (V.2, first full release)
Engine: RPGMaker VX Ace
Gameplay Genre: Adventure, Visual Novel
Narrative Genres: Mystery, Paranormal, Tragedy
Warnings: Mild Blood, Mild Language, Alcohol References, and Violent References, including the (non-graphic) death of a child. Likely the equivalent of a ‘T’ rating.
Notes: A project initially developed for RPG Maker Web’s Mysterious August Contest. I wouldn’t consider it my best work, but I feel satisfied enough with it to release as a short, simple freeware title. Making it was a great learning experience in a gameplay genre I’m not experienced with, and a narrative genre (mystery) that I’ve long loved but hadn’t before tried writing. My first fully completed game, short or not!
♦ Interview suspects, present items, and scour the mansion for clues!
♦ A story-driven title – solve a classic but tragic murder mystery
♦ Choose between two variations of the ending – decide the culprit’s fate!
♦ Atmospheric, non-RTP soundtrack
♦ A custom evented menu, lighting effects, and other enhancements
♦ Approximately 40 – 60 minutes of gameplay