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We’ve Been Playing Around With Some CRT Effects!

We’ve recently been play around with some old CRT TV effects on The Darkside Detective.  Here is our first attempt with the style. we like it a lot, but it definitely needs a bit of tweaking. We think the screen warp needs to go and the overall effect needs to be made a little more subtle, but we do like the character it adds to the game. Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Brenda Romero will be guest writing on Season 1

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We’re delighted to announce that Brenda Romero has signed on to guest write a case for our first season of The Darkside Detective.

Brenda is a world famous game designer, known for her work on the Wizardry RPG series and the acclaimed Train, among many other titles. She is Program Director at the University of California at Santa Cruz and CEO and Co-Founder of the games studio Loot Drop, which she runs with her husband John Romero. She was recently the recipient of the Ambassador Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards.

Brenda has been a long time supporter of The Darkside Detective, and it is a huge honour for us to have her come on board and write an adventure for Dooley and McQueen.

The Darkside Detective, Season 1: Deadbeats in Downtown, will be released on Steam later this year. The season will be a bundled package if 5 cases. Watch this space or follow us on social media for further updates.

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We made it throught GREENLIGHT!

dsd_icon_GreenlitThanks to everyone who voted yes on our game. The Darkside Detective got through the Greenlight process in the startlingly short amount of time of 5 days. It’s very promising and shows us that there is a lot of interest in the game. Now all we have to do is make an awesome series of case files for you to enjoy. Thanks again, Paul out!

We’re Featured on GameJolt

We uploaded a build of The Darkside Detective to GameJolt.com last night. We got featured on the homepage a few hours after it went online, which is awesome! Overnight the game has been played almost 1500 times and received a 4.8 rating from 56 rating.

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We’re on the homepage!

 

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Almost 1500 plays and a 4.8 rating!

 

We made an appearance at the DICE Summit

The Darkside Detective made a brief appearance last night during Brenda Romero‘s talk at the DICE Summit in Las Vegas yesterday. Her talk was titled “Looking in a Different Direction”. Our artist Paul Conway was even quoted as part of her piece. “A great game screenshot should look like an inviting postcard to an adventure you haven’t had yet.” It was amazing for our humble little game to appear at such a prestigious event and with such an amazing speaker to boot. We’ll link to a video when it is available online. We’d like to thank Brenda for the mention, too.

A screenshot of The Darkside Detective appeared as part of Brenda's talk

A screenshot of The Darkside Detective appeared as part of Brenda’s talk