Clever ways developers cast players as a detective
Upcoming grid-based detective game P.i. visualizes the deductive process as a blue void. Players can project every clue or object in the game into this void and literally draw conclusions between them.
Advancing the story of Detective Grimoire requires players to assemble conclusions by constructing sentences using information they find—verdicts Grimoire voice actor Edwyn Tiong will repeat, no matter how silly they sound.
Scenes in Jenny LeClue—Detectivu are rooted in the perspective of your plucky detective, allowing players to examine suspects in the middle of conversations or spot a rotting pipe while traversing their way through a sewer.
Thimble weed Park’ s hint system uses in-game phone booths and dialogue choices to allow you to ask a series of escalating questions based on your current progress, providing helpful nudges rather than intrusive directions.