Love detective fiction? Perhaps then you’ve heard of Di Renjie, a historical figure from the Tang Dynasty who has seen many adaptations about his detective skills. Developer Nupixo Games are utilizing this famed Chinese figure to star in their upcoming title Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders. It’s a point and click adventure game where you must discover clues and hopefully solve the mystery of murders occurring in ancient China. While point and click adventures (and pixelated ones at that) may not be completely noteworthy anymore, the setting of this game definitely helps set it apart immediately.
Detective Di must explore locations to gather clues and also talk with a variety of people who may have information. Of course, players will need to listen to these conversations carefully as clues may not always be obvious. Once you’ve gathered enough clues then a deduction mode unlocks. Here you’ll have to set items and events in order to mentally reenact a crime. This requires careful logic since if you fail to set it up right then there’ll be no reenactment for you!
Retruning to the pixel art for a moment, Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders manages to make it look beautiful. The deep colors, lush backdrop designs, and angular architecture are simply excellent. The Kickstarter campaign requires $16,000 CAD (about $12,800) to succeed. If you take advantage of an early bird tier the game only costs $10. Of course, interested parties can also give it an upvote on Steam Greenlight.
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