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A jam submission

The Butler Did It!View game page

Submitted by Lord Kuro — 5 hours, 28 minutes before the deadline

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The Butler Did It!'s itch.io page

Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
People's Choice Vote#1572.2222.222

Ranked from 9 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Engine
Rpgmaker VX Ace

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Comments

Submitted(+1)

What a twist! Fun and interesting concept. Nice homage to Clue.

Developer

Thanks so much for giving it a try! I'm glad you liked it.

Submitted(+1)

I think it glitched more than that. I checked everything you listed several times. I also managed to get into the study despite the character saying he shouldn't.

Developer

Well frick. Are you talking about the room checking part or the investigation part? Either way it's so short that it'll probably get DQed if people get stuck anywhere, but I want to try and replicate it so I can fix it. Thanks for giving it a try!

Submitted(+1)

It was in the room checking part.

Developer (1 edit)

Thanks! I think I found the problem door and updated the walkthrough, if you're still interested.

Submitted(+1)

I followed the walkthrough, and it worked. I think your scenario is good so far, but I think the way the trial portion is presented could be better.  I'm not sure what the difference is between the answer mentioning the voice and the one mentioning the start of the night. It was also to tell what to look for when analyzing the scene.

Developer (3 edits)

Spoilers ahoy!

I didn't have time to make a walkthrough to include with this game, so here's a short guide if anyone gets stuck (also, if anyone knows the spoiler tag for itch.io comments,  please let me know):


1) Check the doors to the garden, the study, the dining room (left downstairs door), the lounge (right downstairs door), the door in between the dining room and lounge, and the kitchen. Afterwards, walk back to the foyer. Sometimes it glitches and you need to check the door in between the lounge and dining room twice.

2) In the lounge, talk to each character at least once.

3) After the blackout, examine the window, the radio, the bloodstain, the body, the spot the gun was found, the lightswitch, and each of the characters. 

4) During the trial, the correct answers are:

A) The recording started playing.

B) Someone inside the room turned them off.

C) Dr. Christie.

D) See the victim.

E) Ms Ruby.

F) Broken glass.

G) Dr. Christie

H) Ms Ruby and Dr. Christie are in on it together.

5) Walk to the dining room.

(+1)

Nice concept anyway!