A cybernoir adventure game set in dystopian Singapore in the year 2032 will be released soon in 2021.
Heavily inspired by the classic Carmen Sandiego games of the 80s and 90s, Chinatown Detective Agency will allow you to play as private investigator Amira Darma, whose first case leads her to unravel a global conspiracy.
The game setting is in semi-apocalyptic Singapore, with familiar local landmarks and elements like our Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system featured.
The pixel art is stunning, and the game's voice actors also speak with a Singaporean accent, along with a touch of Singlish.
The story-based game takes you across not just Singapore, but to countries all over the world to complete missions.
To crack cases, the puzzles in the point-and-click game require real world research.
General Interactive Co.
The indie game developer, General Interactive Co., is a small team of three.
It was founded in 2016 in Singapore by creative director Mark Fillon, a Singapore-based Filipino.
They also made Terroir in 2017, a tycoon game where you manage your own vineyard.
The Kickstarter campaign for Chinatown Detective Agency exceeded its S$57,000 goal, attracting a total of S$82,012 from 1,647 backers.
Play the prologue for free
The developers also released a free-to-play prologue chapter of the game on Steam.
The Day One prologue introduces players to the mechanics of the game and sets the scene for a futuristic Singapore.
Here's the gameplay trailer:
Before its release in fall 2021, you can add the game to your Steam wishlist.
The game will also be available on Switch, Xbox, and on the Xbox Game Pass for PC, console and cloud on day one.
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