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A jam submission

The Case of the Deviant DetectiveView game page

Ya Uncle Frankie needs a job done. Are you up for the challenge?
Submitted by Mythos Interactive (@GalPAfik), Matthew Hill, GreenTree123, Joshua Connor — 7 hours, 14 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Overall#34.2544.254
Audio#44.3984.398
Innovation#44.3364.336
Game Design#144.2814.281
Theme#194.3594.359
Graphics#614.2974.297
Fun#943.8523.852

Ranked from 128 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

In what way does your game fit the theme?
Charlie, our deviant detective, rewinds recorded alibis to reconstruct them into confessions.

Did you write most of the code yourself and made all the assets from scratch?
We wrote all of the code ourselves. Many textures, models, and soundtracks were pre-made, but the rest was made during the jam.

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Submitted(+1)

Wonderful game. One of the best entries I've played during the jam. 

I liked the whole noir style of it, the visuals are gorgeous and works pretty well with the soundtrack. The concept of having to rewind recorded confessions is very interesting and I liked it. It was also very cool that when you record the correct confession the wrong phrases are removed, leaving only the right ones.

The game is great and you have done an amazing job!

Developer

Thank you so much!

Submitted(+1)

Excellent game! The visuals and the theme are very well set. The controls are nice and simple. A really good brain twister.

Developer

Thank you!

Submitted(+1)

I like this concept, it started to get a bit harder with the star and that made it all the more interesting, I wonder how you could improve and expand this concept.  Maybe more cats?  *Meow*

Submitted(+1)

Unbelievable! One of the greatest games in the jam. Good Luck!

Developer

Thank you so much!

Submitted(+1)

This is really great, I love the fact that you can play as a cat. Kidding aside, this could really pass off as a commercial game on steam with its very innovative recording mechanic. Great aesthetic and sound, I really felt immersed in the game, with some subtitles this game would really feel like an interactive piece of film. This made for a really wonderful experience, looking forward to what y'all make in the future!

Developer

Thank you!

Submitted(+1)

What an amazing game! You captured that Prohibition-era, hard-boiled detective vibe perfectly, right down to the font. You made the right call allowing for the recording of entire phrases at a time rather than asking the player to time it to the word; the way it plays right now never pushes beyond the frustration threshold. Once the puzzle is solved, recording it is not too tricky. I don't know how you achieved this much polish in seven days, but I applaud you and thank you for a fun experience!

Developer

Thank you! We worked pretty hard on this and are super happy with the response!

Submitted(+1)

Very good game! Everything is consistent: music, graphics, fonts, SFX. The detective-game mood is perfectly implemented. Moreover, the implementation of the rewind mechanic fits as well. Finally, as an Italian, I liked very much the tutorial level ahahahah so, nothing to say but "bravi" ;) Capish?!!

Developer

Grazie mille! My manager is Italian, so I had to do the accent justice!

Submitted(+1)

Five stars for cat mode!! But seriously, this is a super cool game with a really interesting take on the theme, and it totally looks like a high-quality full game, not a game jam entry that was made in only a week! The controls took me a while to get used to, but once I figured out that you can just record phrases as you play through the whole thing, it made a lot more sense. Great job on this game!!

Developer(+1)

thank you! Cat mode ftw!

Submitted(+1)

The art, interface and aesthetics are consistent, as well as the voice acting, feels like a game with a good sized budget than a gamejam entry.
Love the roaring 20s theme (if im not mistaken), awesome job overall, you guys should put this on Steam.

Developer

Thanks for the great review! We are considering expanding on this, fixing up some of the controls/bugs, and putting it on Steam.

Submitted(+1)

This game puts me in another world. I really really like the mood of the game. When I played it I was like really in it because of the music and the voice acting. The mechanic was very simple and challenging in a way. I loved the cat mode too! Any chance you're doing another part of this?

Developer(+1)

Thanks for the kind words! We may expand on this in the future. 

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

This game is quite amazing. Looks professional. Great job! Recording the right phrase is sometimes frustrating, especially for the shorter one word phrases. I wish I could click on the phrases to record them, though that might take away from the tape recording feeling.

Submitted(+1)

I have played dozens of games of the jam and this is by far the most polished and best presentation. the audio gets you into the scene and the voice acting is fantastic. The camera effects are well picked. Original gameplay and a story along the game. You definitely deserve a high rank!

The cat :)

Developer

Thank you so much for the high praise. We're very happy with the response so far!

Submitted(+1)

Wow! You did all that during one week? The visuals were stunning I thought. Gameplay seemed like it is awesome except on the webgl had some issues.

Gotta say that I really liked this submission. Great job!

Could you please play and rate my game as well?

https://itch.io/jam/brackeys-4/rate/723414

Developer(+1)

Thanks for playing! I'll check out your game right away :)

Submitted(+1)

Very unique game ! Liked it a lot !

But I ran into a lot of bugs. I played the WebGL version and it was so buggy. Then I downloaded the game and it was better then WebGL but submitting with 'w' was very buggy. It sometimes quits the game or takes me to the credits. 

But this is a great way of interpreting the theme and looks like you work really hard on it. It's a jam game so bugs are common. So i'll give you that but i'll love to play a polished version. Liked it a lot. Rated higher !!

Developer(+1)

I'm glad you liked the game! The WebGL is, unfortunately, quite buggy. The Windows version on the other hand, shouldn't have any more bugs. Thank you for pointing out what you found! I'll take a look right away and will make sure to fix it for a release after the jam.

Submitted(+1)

Glad to help 😊

Submitted(+1)

Loved the story and voice acting. Giving the choice of which case to take was a great idea. Good job!

Developer

Thank you!

Submitted(+1)

I really liked the aesthetic and I must note that the game was very unique. Great job!

Developer (1 edit)

Thank you! Sorry I missed your stream. I just watched it and we loved your reactions! You were so close to solving the hardest level multiple times. We were on the edge of our seats the whole time. Next time, I encourage you to toggle cat in the settings :)

Submitted(+1)

Well, browser version didn't work, now with that out of the way, this game is exceptionally good in every other way, the atmosphere, aesthetic, gameplay, story...you name it. There were some crude edges on the 3D models, and that's somehow the worst thing I can think of this game, maybe the ending kinda hint at a second ending where you are a good guy but actually not? These are the only bad parts of the game I can think of, it doesn't really even fit into a jam game, it's that good. Extremely well done.

Developer

Thanks for the reviews and thank you for the good criticism! We tried playing around with the lighting to hide some of the shoddier 3d modeling and I, personally, think we could have spent more time on the ending, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out overall :)

Submitted(+1)

Really good one! Your in the mood from the beginning! the ambient, the music, the aesthetic! really good job, the mechanic suit perfectly the theme, and it's fun to switch the confessions to make theme guilty!

Great Job!

PD: Don't play it on browser, download it!

Developer(+1)

Yeah, the browser version is a bit wonky, or a lot wonky :D We're glad you like the game overall!

Submitted(+1)

Happens to me also, din't know why, the main menu it's completely black, and the music stop event i made a satic audio source, on windows work perfectly, need to find a tutorial on making a solid Webgl build

Submitted(+1)

Great idea! love the idea to have to rewind the audio recording. The recording is very well done too! love the voice and audio combined everything fits the total theme perfectly!

but i could not get past the first level, i did record both words and they turned white but in the end i could not submit my answer :( it was not clear at first that i had to go to the end to be able to click on the submit-button in the beginning, but when it got white when i was at the end i tried clicking it but nothing happened. Maybe i did make a mistake but if i did it was not very clear what this mistake was.

Overall I did like it and fits the JAMtheme great! i never would have come up with using audio as the main game mechanic, nice!

Developer(+1)

Hmm. When you record a word, it should turn red.  Any non-recorded words should stay white. Make sure you are only pressing the record button when you hear the words you need to record. Give it another try, and while you're at it, why not play in CAT MODE???

Submitted(+1)

Great game! I enjoyed everything here!

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