Think you have what it takes to solve a murder? The quirky point and click adventure Lord Winklebottom Investigates is on Kickstarter and it has a Linux demo.
Lord Winklebottom Investigates is a point and click adventure game full of perplexing puzzles, witty dialogue and lots of frightfully well-dressed animals.
The game will challenge the player to solve the murder of Lord Winklebottom’s childhood friend, Admiral Gilfrey, in a case that will offer many hours of exploration, investigation, puzzle-solving and interrogation.
It has a pretty reasonable goal of £25,000 and they have already have over £6K towards it. Plenty of time left too with 20 days to go, so with a bit of a push they might be able to get the funding required. Take a look:
Interestingly, the demo contains unique content that won't be featured in the full game so it won't spoil it which is a pretty nice idea. Naturally, the demo is a bit rough around the edges (little things like the mouse not locked to game when in fullscreen) but what's there is incredibly promising and more than a little silly.
The developer, Cave Monsters, is actually a one-person studio consisting of just Charlotte Sutherland. Sutherland has previously worked on multiple AAA titles including Little Big Planet 3, SEGA All-Stars Racing Transformed, Kinect Sports 2, LEGO Starwars: The Complete Saga and so on.
For the final release, Sutherland mentioned it is planned to have "improved voice acting, animation and audio, as well as an in-game note system". It's going to be available on Steam as well as a DRM-free release elsewhere.