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Play Ancient China’s Most Famous Detective in Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders

Play Ancient China’s Most Famous Detective in Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders

From indie developer Nupixo Games comes a world inspired by classics of the adventure genre in a pixel-art style. Kickstarter and Greenlight campaigns have been launched.


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Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders will transport you back to ancient China where you’ll solve a gruesome series of murders. You’ll be playing Di Renjie (pronounced “Dee Ren Djieh”), the most famous and gifted investigator of the day.

The game will offer such familiar adventure gameplay mechanics as exploration, dialogue choices, interaction with objects, gathering clues and puzzle-solving. Nupixo is also adding an new aspect to the gameplay: once you’ve gathered enough clues to form a theory, it will be possible to re-enact the crime scene in order to test it.

The story will take place in the heart of Tang Dynasty’s capital city. The backdrop is one of political turmoil resulting from the ascension of China’s first female Empress to the throne. The narrative will be full of twists, turns and political secrets.

Nupixo Games is hoping to raise at least $16,000 via Kickstarter by March 27th. A Greenlight campaign is also in progress. The current plan is to release Detective Di on PC and Mac in early 2016.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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