Murder at Mystery Manor Makes One Player The Murderer, And The Rest Investigators

By Ishaan . April 4, 2014 . 12:01pm

Indie developer Minicore Studios are working on a murder mystery game that involves multiple players playing together, the studio announced this morning. Titled Murder at Mystery Manor, the project is described as a “party/mystery/investigation game”.

 

Murder at Mystery Manor takes place at a mansion, with nefarious acts taking place during a cocktail party. Each player is designated a role, one of them being that of the murderer. The murderer’s job is to off his target without being seeing by anyone. Meanwhile, the other players are tasked with finding out who the culprit is.

 

Minicore say that you’ll need to gather evidence and communicate with one another in order to solve the crime. “Carelessness,” they say, “may make you a bad investigator”.

 

“This is the kind of game perfect for an Early Access/open alpha-type situation,” Minicore write on their blog. “The art style is colorful and bright and low-poly 3D. Which perspective works best is still being debated in the office. The communication system is going to be very fun, but we’ll give more details on that in the coming weeks.”

 

Murder at Mystery Manor is being built using Unity, but the game has only been announced for PC at the moment. Minicore hope to make an alpha build of the game available this Summer.

 


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  • Chim_era

    So so, but you know? I’m really wondering when Mansion Lord comes out :D
    Why solve murders when you can just make money on the killers ;)

  • Jake_Indiman

    This seems familar….

    • ronin4life

      “I HAVE SOLVED THE CASE!!
      The murder took place in the Kitchen… with the Knife… and it was…
      ME.”

      “Nope, you were wrong.”

      “WHAT. How could I be wrong, dammit?”

      “Because… YOU USED THE CANDLE STICK!!”

      “NOOOOOOO YOU HAVE BESTED MEEEEEEE!!!”

      I have never had a game actually end like that, but it is possible…

    • katamari damacy

      And wouldn’t that be BADASS?
      Now if they had Classroom Trials like Danganronpa but with each person being able to make arguments and fabricate alibis that would double the awesome

  • http://nabe.kokidokom.net/ Cybersteel

    Like that one game mode from Gary’s Mod

    • Tatsuya1221

      I believe your talking about garry’s mod:Murder.

  • هاكو ممممممممم

    hmmm back when i was a kid i had a board game that looks like this

  • ReMeDyIII

    We can never have enough mystery solving games, but my main gripe is what is up with those graphics!? They basically scream out “murder mystery parody” and seem to target more of an all ages crowd, similar to the original Clue.

    Also, when they talk about “roles,” I hope they don’t mean vanilla roles with names, like Col Mustard, Prof Plum, etc. I want Mafia-esque roles, such as bodyguard, doctor, mayor, jailor, investigator, etc. otherwise this game will get stale very quick.

    It would also be great if the mansion were randomly generated, otherwise players will get sneaky and know all the best assassination spots, then camp those areas.

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