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Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders





Status Updates

2016-06-03: item has been marked as Incompatable
2016-06-04: item has been marked as Compatable
2016-07-15: item has been marked as Incompatible
2016-07-15: item has been marked as Compatible
2016-07-19: item has been marked as Incompatible
2016-07-20: item has been marked as Compatible
2018-02-17: status changed from 'Greenlit' to 'Released'
Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders is a point-and-click adventure game set in a world filled with mystery and charm and inspired by the classics of the genre--games like Gabriel Knight, Grim Fandango, and The Longest Journey.

You play as Di Renjie (pronounced "Dee Ren Djieh"), ancient China's most famous and gifted investigator, as he embarks on the trail of a serial killer in the heart of Tang Dynasty's capital city.

THE STORY



Amid lingering political turmoil, the first and only female empress of China, Wu Zetian rises to power. Within months of her ascension to the throne, murmurs of discontentment and revolution swell as detractors and enemies begin plotting against her. It is against this backdrop that our protagonist, newly appointed investigating magistrate Di Renjie, must solve a gruesome series of murders--which will lead him on a collision course with the Imperial court and the empress herself.

Will our young detective overcome his own inner demons and his allegiance to the previous emperor? What is the connection between the murdered courtesans and the capital's many political secrets? YOU must uncover the truth...

CLASSIC AND NEW GAMEPLAY



The player will explore this unique setting and unravel its narrative twists and turns using familiar adventure gameplay mechanics such as exploration, dialogue choices, interaction with objects and clues, and puzzle-solving. But our game also takes inspiration from more recent adventure titles such as Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery, the Blackwell series, and fellow Kickstarter project Night in the Woods.

Additionally, we hope to introduce an original gameplay mechanic where you will be able to deduct and reenact the scene of a crime and put your theories to the test. Once you've gathered enough clues, this mechanic will be available to progress your investigation.

The pixel art style of the game is also an homage to old school graphics, but we've added our own visual signature and design sensibilities. Over 45 locations (many spanning multiple screen widths) are in the works, each one pixel-painted with care and attention to detail.

For updates on all aspects of the game's development, please follow us on:

Kickstarter campaign (now live!) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1114977637/detective-di-the-silk-rose-murders
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nupixo
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nupixo
Our website: http://www.detectivedi.com