[HOT] : Chucklefish presents Loco Motive, the “point and click” murder party on board a train
Notice to fans of pixels and Crime on the Orient Express, the Robust Games studio is currently developing Loco Motive, a point and click whodunnit style in which the player will play up to three characters to solve a murder, but in an atmosphere more turned towards comedy.
Co-founded by Joseph and Adam Riches (formerly at Chucklefish who worked on Wargroove and Kingdom Two Crowns), the British studio Robust Games presented its first title during this Nintendo Indie World. It is Loco Motive, a point and click adventure thriller that will take place aboard the Reuss Express, a train with luxury service included, gourmet restaurant and seasoned detectives in the event of major problems. This is rather good considering that Lady Unterwald has just been murdered. His lawyer Arthur Ackerman, the first character that the player will play, is also one of the suspects.
Loco Motive to investigate on Switch
During’Indie World Released today * i, Loco Motive has made its appearance: in the sweet tunes of Crime on the Orient Express, this point and click will delight lovers of investigation and pixel art. On board a luxury train, passengers and crew go about their business when the trip is disrupted by the murder of Lady Unterwald, the heiress of a railway company. Three suspects are quickly identified: Arthur Ackerman, the victim’s assistant, Herman Merman, an eccentric detective, and Diana Osterhagen, an MI6 spy infiltrated among the passengers.
Small detail, however: the heroes of Loco Motive are precisely the suspects! By playing this explosive trio, it will be up to you to prove their innocence and of course to identify the real culprit. The investigation will take place on board the Reuss Express where you will have a lot to do with its sometimes phlegmatic, sometimes unleashed passengers, each with its own dubbing and all in very successful pixel art settings.
For the little anecdote, Loco Motive was born when two brothers took part in a Game Jam in 2020: its creators were subsequently able to found Robust Games, their own studio, and become independent developers very quickly. The game will be released this summer on Nintendo Switch and is also available on PC and Mac.
Loco Motive, a new comedic adventure from Chucklefish, announced for Switch
Publisher Chucklefish announced that Robust Games’ point-and-click adventure Locomotive pattern will arrive in the Switch station in the summer of 2022. As featured in today’s Indie World Showcase * i, the game combines the murder mystery of a good Agatha Christie novel with point-and-click styles and the gameplay of classic Lucasarts adventures.
Originally created for a game jam by the independent development team, Loco Motive has you investigate the deadly occurrences aboard the luxurious Orient Reuss Express. You take control of several characters during your investigations to find the killer – for his death was surely not an accident – of a Lady Unterwalden.
Intrigue, puzzles, pixel art, mustaches – if you’ve ever played a 90s adventure game, you’ll feel right at home here. For kids who are too young to remember the ’90s, there’s also a hotline in the Thimbleweed Park-style game to call if you’re a little stuck.
Take a look at some screenshots below, as well as an overview of the PR blurb features:
● A comedic adventure that hits like smooth jazz, taking place aboard a 1930s express train
● Take control of three playable characters, in an interconnected comic adventure
● Uncover a deadly mystery, full of twists and burlesque humor
● Meet a train full of eccentric and somewhat suspicious passengers
● Stop at nothing to solve item-based puzzles that won’t leave you scratching your head for hours
● Choose your way to play, taking direct interactive control of the character, or going for a classic
● Beautifully detailed pixel art brimming with charm and character
● Need a little push in the right direction? Call for help with an in-game hotline!
● Fully dubbed, with the slender sounds of composer Paul Zimmerman (Space Haven)
The game – which, by the way, is available on itch.io right now and features glowing testimonials from PC Gamer and Alpha Beta Gamer – is coming to Switch in the summer of 2022, and it looks like it just might be a another great addition to the console. Growing list of excellent point-and-click adventure games
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Figure 2 : Creed Valley
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Locomotive Motif is a point-and-click murder mystery comic adventure set on a train called the Reuss Express. Players must investigate Lady Unterwald’s suspicious death in an attempt to clear their name, as they are the prime suspects! Posted by Chucklefish, Locomotive Motif is coming to Switch next summer.
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