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The Shapeshifting Detective to Coalesce in 2018

The Shapeshifting Detective to Coalesce in 2018

The Shapeshifting Detective to Coalesce in 2018

From D’Avekki Studios (The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker) comes "a case of mistaken identities"


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D’Avekki Studios has just announced its next FMV game: The Shapeshifting Detective. Development is still in its early stages, but we’ve been told that “redheads are dying across town. No one knows who will be next, except for three fortune tellers with the uncanny ability to predict murder.”

It’s up to you to extract more info from these tight-lipped soothsayers, who won’t talk to just anyone. Fortunately, you don’t have to remain yourself. If you aren’t getting anywhere, you can shapeshift into the character of your choice. A handy skill, eh? (You can even transmute into a victim, although we’re not sure why you’d want to do that). 

The Shapeshifting Detective will offer a large FMV world to explore. The game will offer a branching storyline depending on your choices.

D’Avekki Studios is the developer behind last year’s FMV game The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker. Just Adventure awarded it an A-.

The Shapeshifting Detective is to be released on PC in 2018, exact date TBA. D’Avekki doesn’t have videos or screens to show us yet, but more info should be forthcoming soon. They have, however, mentioned this: “There. Will. Be. No. Text. Parser.” Stay tuned…

As a matter of possible interest, D’Avekki has put out a “call for submissions” from writers of short, dark fiction. If you’re interested, more info appears on the game’s official website

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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