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Detectiveland

by Robin Johnson profile

2016

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About the Story

New Losago, 1929 - a town full of creeps, clowns, mobsters and, if you know where to look, the occasional honest citizen. Guide private investigator Lanson Rose through a series of puzzling cases: solve the city's liquor supply problem in "Speakeasy Street", track down a missing food scientist in "The Big Pickle", and investigate strange goings-on under a dilapidated mansion in "A Study in Squid".

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2016
Current Version: Unknown
IFID: Unknown
TUID: noqmuesoxx4vb6qy

Off-Site Reviews

Rock Paper Shotgun
"Overall: silly, noir-themed goodness that never takes itself terribly seriously. The presentation captures some of the appeal of a parser, but with the accessibility of a choice-based game."
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PC Gamer
"Using one of the best interfaces I've come across in IF, you'll take on cases, explore the city, and maybe stop to assemble a tasty pizza."
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Giant Bomb
"What I love about Detectiveland is its commitment to videogameness. It revels in being a little hokey, throwing in gags about 1920s gender roles, mafia stereotypes, speakeasies, and even a reclusive horror writer who is clearly a massive racist."
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Adventure Gamers
Following Freeware - November 2016 releases
"The overall setting of Detectiveland is a noir detective thriller in plain black and white, but presentation is very much tongue-in-cheek."
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Indie-O-Rama
Review in Spanish
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Narrativium
"This is a visual and aural presentation that pops: pretty graphics, some era-appropriate tunes, a clattering typewriter font, Detectiveland has been polished to the hilt. The core story is fun too, with no cliche of the genre left un-mined. Femme fatales, dangerous gangsters, corrupt politicians, it's all here."
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Doug's World
"This is a polished, professional quality work. Definitely recommended."
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The Breakfast Review
"It recognises its tropes and it adopts a rather humorous attitude towards them without actually mocking them. We're here more to laugh with the tropes than to laugh at them. In addition, the presentation is delightful, with the typewriter font and the background music and the little snapshots showing the characters you converse with."
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  v.11: 18-Jan-2017 17:26 - Robin Johnson (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.10: 18-Nov-2016 20:21 - CMG
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v.9: 17-Nov-2016 07:42 - Robin Johnson
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v.8: 07-Nov-2016 15:32 - Robin Johnson
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v.7: 23-Oct-2016 17:40 - Robin Johnson
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v.5: 19-Oct-2016 11:51 - Robin Johnson
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v.4: 14-Oct-2016 08:33 - Robin Johnson
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v.3: 14-Oct-2016 08:33 - Robin Johnson
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v.2: 01-Oct-2016 18:21 - Robin Johnson
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v.1: 01-Oct-2016 17:49 - verityvirtue
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