Are there any 'Detective' Adventures?

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Are there any 'Detective' Adventures?

Postby PitfallJones » Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:52 pm

Like Philip Marlowe noir style - I'm reading the books at the moment.. would make a great game I think

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Re: Are there any 'Detective' Adventures?

Postby leenew » Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:04 pm

Nearest I can think of is "Murder at the Abbey" from A&B computing.
Not really noir but certainly has Detective elements.
It's in the STH archive on one of the "adventurescape" discs...
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Re: Are there any 'Detective' Adventures?

Postby sweh » Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:49 pm

There was ASP Detective, but really it was just a form of multi-player "mastermind" (the colour guessing game, not the quiz show) with a random dice component.
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Re: Are there any 'Detective' Adventures?

Postby fuzzel » Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:34 pm

If you don't think it's sacrilege to play other micros' adventures I strongly recommend Infocom's Witness playable on the Commodore 64 emulator.
You'll need VICE C64 emulator and a copy of the game from the C64 games website.
If you're keen I'll send you details of where to download stuff from and also how to get the game running in the emulator. It's dead easy really.
I had hours of fun playing all of the Infocom detective games a few months back (there are about four of them in total).

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Re: Are there any 'Detective' Adventures?

Postby vanpeebles » Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:00 pm

Great thread, nice to see another Chandler fan :D

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Re: Are there any 'Detective' Adventures?

Postby lurkio » Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:38 pm

fuzzel wrote:If you don't think it's sacrilege to play other micros' adventures ...

I can't vouch for the quality, but if you want to be bang up to date, you could try Detectiveland, released literally today, in this year's IF Comp:


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Re: Are there any 'Detective' Adventures?

Postby PitfallJones » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:34 am

Thanks for all the suggestions.
I've had a brief go at the them all and the Witness and Detectiveland seem to be exactly what I was thinking off.
Detectiveland is a nice modern variation on the idea of a text adventure - has sound as well!
So I'm on my first case and off in serach of the Funeral Home now...
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