The game itself was pretty decent but the writing/dialogue was painful.
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
For Freelance Police-Detective Jonathan Murphy P.I, it's just another slow day boogie-boarding the meme waves in the dystopian near-future... Until he's called down to the Rift Zone to investigate another case of murder gone deadly. A case that Murphy won't soon forget.
I mean there's no reason he would... It's not like he's been asked to memorize a really long number or something. I can remember loads of dumb stuff from like 20 years ago, and none of it was anywhere near this exciting!
Play as post-millennial investigator Jon Murphy, as you point and click your way through a soft-boiled cyberpunk detective story. Featuring over 20 minutes of recorded dialogue - a LOT for a game that's only 10 minutes long. What can I say, dumb cyberpunk jokes are fun to write!
- Game by Dave Lloyd @duzzondrums
- Voices by Adrian Vaughan @yeoldshrimpeyes
- Music By Louis Meyer @louisdmeyer and Ben Weatherall @sunraheadgear
- The real Jon Murphy @nuclearfriend
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This was pretty fun to start, but I would have liked it WAY better if everything Murphy said was in the same deadpan that the inner monolouge voice used. Maybe it was part of the intended humor/tone, but by 2/3 through I hated the main character's voice so much I watched a YouTube video to see the ending so I could skip the dialogue.
The overall gmae tone was satirically serious, and then there's a goofy idiot saying "yo", "doods", and "LOL" that just kills the humor for me.
A great game with a great humor! We enyoed it very much!
I really enjoyed this short game and hope to see more in the future. Here's a let's play if you are interested!
Fantastic!!! I really enjoyed it! It needs a big release!
The axe gets stuck in my hand and I cant get it away ;(
Completely bizarre with wonderfully weird dialogue too. Poor puppy :) Oh well, nothing like a little wanton destruction to solve a case and avoid paying a secretary for another year.
This was an EXCELLENT little game. Even if it is a short thing, its production values were up the roof. This is quality. I would love to see a sequel, or a longer, paid game in this insane universe. Great work!
I fricken love you. This is one of the best things I've played in a long time. This is the part of the comment where I beg for a sequel.
Long live the memes. Of the future.
I have a lot of appreciation for your decision to make a cyberpunk comedy game. The voice acting and art style really stood out here! Well done!
I loved it! I wished there was more though, maybe different cases and whatnot. It's pretty funny and it reminds me of old school games like Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. Really awesome!
Since we have played Karate Basketball on our channel, we knew to expect some humor in the game but good lord is this densely packed with puns, one-liners, and memes too dank for the average life form! A short game that we'd love to see a second chapter of, Murdercide 2017 takes, well, whatever genre you believe it belongs in, and promptly turns it on its head!
We made a video of our experience for your cyberviewing pleasure! We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed your game!
Hey guys , I need help . I just downloaded the Game on Linux . But I can't run it . I've tried to chmod +x it but it is like it doesn't want to ! . Please help !
Ah sorry you couldn't get it going, I'm flying a bit blind with Linux, there's so many distros! I don't really know anything to try tbh... Are you able to run other unity games ok?
Awesome game there are some parts that took forever but its ok :D
Awesome work guys! Great humor, top quality voice acting and dankness, over the top puns about Juice, a very funny and pleasent experience :D
I made a video playing your game:
if you want to check, best of luck in making it a full release, can't wait to see more! Cheers!
Ive been waiting for a game like this to come out
This game is a gift from the heavens <3
I love your style, such sort of games are soooo rare!
But I have an issue though - I was playing it on mac and couldn't get rid of the axe. I don't know whether it's a bug or maybe I'm being stupid?
I hope you'll get to do more. <Spoiler> needs to be avenged!
Can't wait to play this! :D
Love your pixel art style, this game plus Riders and Crawl all look dope. Great visuals, a couple laugh out loud moments and fun solutions that feel intuitive.
Let me 'axe' you a question tho: Are there future plans for the series? Like small episodes or a single larger installment?
Thanks! Barney's the real artist of the team (He did Crawl, RHB and Maitre D) I just cheat by using extremely limited palette, at least for Riders of Rhea and this :P
I do want to do more adventures, I really enjoy making them. Part of making this game was to build up some tools in unity to make it easy to make adventure games in future.
Cool, I hope you guys can do some interesting things with the point and click genre. I've never been a huge fan of the format, tho I loved Sam & Max Hit the Road. Most of the time it's grab a walkthru and hope the visuals and story are good.
Like I was super pumped to play Gemini Rue, because I heard there was gunfights in it, but... got stuck on the first "puzzle". I pretty much expected that but it was still disappointing. Your previous games have cool concepts that are well-executed, so I figure you can avoid wonky scenarios/solutions.
Also, playing this the same day I get to see a Blade Runner trailer? Thanks kismet, old buddy.