The Ship developer Blazing Griffin Games today released a launch trailer for Murder Mystery Machine, their latest detective-’em-up mystery thriller.
With an emphasis on player choice, you take the role of detective Cassandra Clarke, a rookie cop at the District Crime Agency. Playing out as an isometric point-and-click, it’s up to you to search crime scenes, put together evidence, question suspects, and figure out the culprit (or culprits) in a series of cases. The game promises “engaging deduction mechanics,” where you’ll have to find evidence and put the pieces together yourself – “no hand-holding,” as the old saying goes.
You can check out the launch trailer below:
For more information, here are some other noteworthy bullet points from the game’s press release:
• A plot written by masters – Murder Mystery Machine’s story was written by professional film & TV writers to ensure that it delivers a compelling experience from start to finish.
• Engaging deduction mechanics – Deduce, solve, accuse. Every piece of evidence you collect will be added to your detective workspace. A dedicated place where you’ll have to use your deduction skills to recreate your own version of events as you connect a complex web of suspects, motives and clues to unveil the truth.
• Detailed & varied environments to explore – Dive into crime scenes you can rotate, zoom in and explore, each presented as a beautiful diorama.
• A modern noir art style – Enter a modern noir stylish world! The dark scenes are lit with a neon glow and the atmospheric staging enhances the game’s wider sense of mystery.
Publisher Microids are pushing the game at this year’s Gamescom, giving Murder Mystery Machine its own digital booth with a playable demo.
If you’re unable to attend the event, you can pick up Murder Mystery Machine yourself today on PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
If you’re looking for more murder mystery games, check out Hercule Poirot: The First Cases, releasing later this year, or read our review of Famicom Detective Agency, Nintendo’s two unique visual novels first released only in Japan 20 years ago.