What a FANTASTIC game. One of the best I've played on itch.io in a long, LONG time. This easily could be a commericial game that I think would see a lot of success. I was sucked in until the very end. Beautiful game, beautiful work, I hope you keep making games! You've definitley found another loyal supporter.
A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
A private-eye must deceive a rich family
into revealing their darkest secrets,
before the killer amongst them
- 100 room with Map
- 3 hours of Gameplay
- 10 Suspects
- 8 clues (That can be upgraded)
- Unlockable Testimonials
- Persuasion Mechanics
Click download now to get access to the following files:
- Alpha 188.8.131.52 days ago
- Alpha 184.108.40.206 days ago
- Alpha 220.127.116.11 days ago
- Alpha 1.0.1 - Chapter Select51 days ago
- Alpha 1.073 days ago
- Pre-Alpha 4.588 days ago
- Walkthrough (Version 0.1)Aug 02, 2019
- Pre-Alpha 4.1 & about skipping 3 buildsAug 02, 2019
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Hi! I really love this game so far! This is exactly something i've been wishing existed and I will be playing this to the end :) The only thing is I had to reset and lose some progress because I got stuck on the following scenario:
I have examined the body and am about to leave the doctor's quarters. On my way down cleaning robots come to block my way and instead of going to the left to let them pass me I go back to the doctor. Now I'm stuck because every time I try to exit the robots block my path.
That said very interesting game with super interesting story and mechanics! Good work and I will be following you in the future too <3
In the end I locked myself from progressing because I didnt take the note in the archive and when I try to go back a hostile robot kills me. Too frustrated to continue now but maybe I'll give it a shot later. ;___;
I'm so sorry to hear that! I'm not sure what happened that led to these two issues, but I'll into them soon. The next version will include a Debug Menu that will allow you to skip sections of the game, so hopefully this will help you progress without frustration if an issue comes up. Thank you for your patience. The game is still a work in progress. Best of luck!
Hey! Does anyone know where to find the creepy key? Also, I'm stuck at the part where you make a move for the area that brings you up to the fourth floor and the robot locks the door and talks to you. I have Witness Level 2, Cause of Death Level 3, Yvon's Will, and Evan's Will. I have the Gate key, Business key, Crafty key, Chic key, Old key, and Garden key. I think the lady in the bar has something to do with it, but I can't find a way to wake her up.
I also can't find the missing sheets that Ivan needs.
Just finished, so sad to leave this game, it made me so happy. Can't wait to see hat you create next. Please tell me their is a sequel and has something to do with Beatrice's sister.
hi the game is not working, i press on game and it pops up with the question to open the game, i click yes the game opens but the screen is just black, help please
UPDATE: i re unziped the file and it worked, so yeah everything is fine now. But there is a problem i tried moving my saves from the previous version and when i start up the game they are not there.
i really liked the game but i've noticed that when i open the menu to find the right key to use the robots continue to move.Sometimes when i unlock the door the robots immediately catch me and I have to restart from my last saved file.
Glad you enjoyed yourself. I'll be looking into tweaking how the robot section feels in the near future.
Hello ! The game is great so far, I enjoyed a lot the Questioning mechanic. However, I think the Keys Menu should be removed. It's become very annoying when I am pursued by the robots, it broke the rythm and the robots are still moving when I am in the menu
Dutifully noted. Glad you enjoyed your experience so far!
This is pretty enjoyable! I enjoy the Persuasion and Questioning. Makes me feel smarter than I actually am, haha.
One small note for the Mac version; it doesn't appear to let me save for some reason. I know that it's an unstable version, but it's still a bit of an exasperating experience to try to use the phone, only to be unable to save the game. It also means that I lost my progress once I got pretty far in the game, which was a pain.
I still loved the game so far; but unfortunately I think until you can make a stable Mac version I might hold off on playing the full version.
I happy to hear that! The next build will have a debug menu with a Chapter Select feature. Hopefully this will fix your issue. ^^
Thank you very much! I really love the mystery so far-- and what I ended up doing was running the Windows version with Wine, because I loved the story a lot. I really like the characters and Beatris's backstory is very interesting to me. You've done a lovely job!
It's a weird little mix of themes but it's quite enjoyable. I love the persuasion mechanics a lot. 10/10 would recommend!
Thank you so much! I'm curious, what did you find strange? :0
I love the game and was close to beating it but accidentally saved and overwrote my previous file right before dying by a robot. Now everytime I load my saved game I die right away NOOOOOOOOOOOO. Any possible solutions other than starting all over again? I feel like an idiot
Please, don't feel like an idiot. The next build will have a debug menu with a Chapter Select feature. Hopefully this will fix your issue. ^^ Glad you enjoy the game so far. ;P
Hey there its me again.
hey there so the thing is i believe i finished the build 4.5 because their are no master key doors and i cant get to Nasha nor Ivan. so when is the ext build. and one other thing when you open the map and look on the 3rd floor their is a baldish guy next to the phone, who is he and why is he not there? Just want to say that the game is bomb, i love everything about it the plot twists and others, there is a big difference in the builds and i think its for the better. Keep up the good work and remember to have fun and not to stress out, we are here to support you.
Thank you for checking on the update! Can you let me know where you are in the game? Did you just leave the dinning hall after removing the paintings? (If so, check up on Lloyd.) As for the map, its pretty outdated. I need to fix the assets.
I'm obviously not good at this game. The part where you have to avoid the robots, I keep dying. I think I even locked the game once. I love this game, reguardless of my lack of skill to play it.
It might just be that this part of the game isn't properly balanced yet. Thank you for playing!
Hello, I know I've commented before, but I recently played through the most recent update. I just wanted to tell you that I cannot be more excited to see the ending! You have created a wonderful experience, and I am looking forward to what is to come! Hope you have a fantastic day!
I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself. Your comments are very kind. I've just finished writing the ending & am incredibly excited to finally reveal it to everyone in two weeks!
Thank you for your support,
this was so fun and charming, def the best rpgmaker game i've played. i'll be sure to buy the full version when its out!
altho a bug i noticed is that even following the walkthrough it's not possible to persuade aya, the 3 correct options you have access too at that stage arent enough to fill the bar
Thank you so much! Your encouragement means a lot.
As for the bug, the build coming out this week already solves this issue.
Thank for playing!
Here is the second part of my let's play on this game. I got frustrated at the boxes pushing part after talking with Lloyd but now I know how to do it and I'm gonna do it next time.
Enjoy the video!
I have a Mac, and for some reason every time I try to go to the main hall on floor 2 I get stuck behind the wall and cannot continue?
I also can't seem to save it lol.
I've already been made aware of these issue & will be resolving them in future builds.
Thank you for reporting these bugs & for playing.
Ohhhh this. This! This is one of the coolest little RPG maker gems I've come across!
There are so many great little mechanics built into this, I love the interrogation system and the persuasion abilities, all mixed in with some good old classic box pushing puzzles and finding the right keys for the right doors. I was in retro heaven playing this!
The story is also amazing (kinda important for a mystery adventure game like this one!), the characters are all fantastic and feel so real, the suspense and tension is nearly impossible to bear and the subtle undercurrents of humour and horror are mixed in really nicely too.
Honestly, a lot of people write off games like this before they even try them and I think that's a darn shame because everyone puts their own unique little touch on games like this, and Lockheart Indigo is a real breath of fresh air =) give this game a try, you may just find yourself pleasantly surprised!
Keep up the awesome work dev, looking forward to seeing future updates! Right, back to the game I go!
Thank you so much!! I've seen your playthrough & I'm glad you've enjoyed the game! Feel free to post your following videos here. Cheers!
Ah, you're more than welcome! And thanks for the invitation to share some more of my playthrough here! I don't normally do that unless asked as I don't want to feel like I'm trying to self-promote too much, as it's more about the games than me! But I hope my vids help you to work on future updates and such (as well as provide some form of entertainment as well haha!) =)
Really fun game with great story line and graphics!
My only issue is that after Margaret "escorted" me out of the archives, I couldn't load my data and when I tried to it would show Beatris running around in a dark room with a map in the corner. After clicking space bar it would tell me image failed to load, retry.
Sorry about the save file bug, I'm working on it. Glad you enjoyed the game though.
Thanks for playing!
Last part of the gameplay I have recorded (for now) There are a few glitches, but I saw someone already addressed them in the comments and they'll pop up in the video to. Keep up the great work and look forward to playing more of the game once more is released!
Hey ScarletSharkie, thanks for keeping us updated with your letsplay! Ill watch it as soon as I get home. Alpha 1 should be ready soon! After that, I'll be tackling a few of the bugs players have pointed.
Hello there! I made a video for this game since I really like detective stuff. I didn't have any issues with the game so thumbs up on that!
I will definitely make a series for this!
Enjoy the video!
I love your game and am really intrested in the development of this game, but I have a with the game. The first time I ever played this game, I stopped and came back the next day, and the game said that the worldmap(I think) was missing. This the biggest problem I have so far, since it will require me to play the entire game in one full sitting.(As a person who is dumb when it comes to games like these, I take a long time.) This wouldn't be that bad if it weren't for that when I open the game, My save file isn't there anymore. I really want to enjoy the game to the end! I am playing on Windows BTW.
I looked at the walkthrough and noticed some things that didn't line up with my game. In my game for example, the ghost bow is nowhere to be found and there was a persuasion choice with Aya (Right after talking to Yvon) that was not found in my options (Hold responsible). What am I supposed to have there?
I'm really sorry about the save file. I've been having issues with it (a few bugged areas cause saving to glitch. I believe the next build will have these issues fixed.)
As for the Walkthrough, yes, that's normal. The Ghost's Bow will be added in the next build. Hold Responsible is available if you've selected the first upgrade instead of the second.
Thanks for playing & I'm happy you enjoyed yourself,
I've been following the game for the last two months and so, and I only wished that I found about your work sooner! I'm a sucker for detective games and I've been really enjoying LI thus far. I'm curious to see how this ends! Wishing you luck on the development!
I looked at the walkthrough you recently posted and I noticed that the Painter should have dropped a Fact, but I checked my inventory and I couldn't find it even though I'm pretty sure that I found him in all the locations. Am I doing something wrong or is this something that will be added in the later Builds?
You're completely right, This will be added in the Pre-Alpha 4.5 build (Which is being released on the 16th.) Thank you very much for your kind comment. I'm working hard to have the Alpha 1 completed & released asap.
Hey there how's the new build going, i was checking in too find out if you have fixed the map92 problem i had before.
oh and one more question...spoiler warning
i don't know how to get to ivan on the 4 floor as the robots are blocking my way, i also can't seem to find nasha anywhere. Oh and one more thing when you walk threw the baby door the game goes into credits, i thought you would fix it in 4.0 but its still there. Thats all, love your work.
It should be fixed though I can't confirm. If there still is an issue, I'll be doing some deeper digging after the alpha is complete.
[Spoiler answers below]
As for Ivan, if you're talk about after the robots start attack, you can't reach him. Pre-Alpha 4.1 (coming out tomorrow) will have more content past the 4th floor lab area.
I don't know if this has been reported yet but sometimes when i walk through doors it will transport me somewhere random and then i will be glitched in a wall and unable to move. I originally thought it might have been because of me running through the doors, but when i reloaded my save and tried normally walking through doors it still happened. Its really frustrating. Apart from that i absolutely love the game! Keep up the great work
Hi Demi, Yes, I've already been made aware of it. I'll be working to fix those bugs after the alpha. Thank you for playing & glad you enjoyed yourself!
Here is part 3 of my gameplay. I have one more part (for now) since the 4.0 release. The new release was great and can't wait to see what happens! Don't wanna say to much and give away spoilers. Keep up the great work!
Thanks again! Your videos have really helped me pin point certain issues I need to fix in the gameplay. Looking forward to the next video ^^ Cheers!
Hey! First of all: I really love your game, especially the art style and the music. But I'm currently playing the Mac version (3.1.1) and I have a problem with saving my game. Every time I wanna save my file with one of the telephones, it just says "off commission", so basically can't save my game and I always have to restart it.
Is it supposed to be like that?
Thank you so much! Have you pressed enter or space on the "off commission" file you wanted to save on?
Hello! Just wanted to say I have enjoyed the game immensely! Fantastic mechanics and a very intriguing story. My only thing is that after I had quit the game, it basically won't allow me to access the file again. It won't read the world map, basically. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance and keep up the awesome work!
Yeah, I've been having trouble with some of the save points. It's a bug. Should be fixed soon. Once the Alpha is out, I'll add tools to skip parts of the game if ever this sort of bugs shows it nose again. Very happy you enjoyed yourself! I'll keep working hard! Cheers~
Can't play keep getting error: TypeError cannot read property of 'resolution' of undefined. I'm running via the itch app via sandbox mode.
Here is part 2 of my game play. I'm so excited to see 4.0 out and gonna start playing that today to see what's new. Can't wait to play it again! Once finished I will play the full game and have it up on my channel to show it off.
Thanks, Awesome! Feel free to post the rest of your lets-play here. The videos are great!
Hey I found a glitch or maybe its meant to be like this, after i visit the room in the basement it says that i'm missing the map92 file, i checked the insides of the game only to find it missing with the map91 file, not sure if its meant to be like this. i really want to see it so i can continue to play. also when you talk to todo it says add dialogue to the bookcases, is it one of your reminders? i really want to play the rest of the game, also i can't find Nasha anywhere where is she?
Weird. Im pretty sure its normal that maps 91 & 92 would be missing, but i don't understand why the game still refers to them. I'll into it. As for the other dialogue box, yeah that probably a note for myself that I forgot. Haha oups! ;)
Oh okay, can't wait to see what happens at the end. how long will i have to wait for?
Hard to say, which version of the game are you playing & on what operating system? (Alpha 1.0 might be out by October, nothing confirmed yet though)
I play the windows version (4.0), do you think you can fix the glitch somewhat within the week or 2
i really like Jacob's story can't wait to continue it
P.S. love your work
I was playing this awesome game when I noticed a small mistake in the dialouge - when you look at the bloody bath in Evan's bedroom it says 'rinced' rather than rinsed. It's a small mistake, but I thought I'd let you know regardless. :)
Spent my mornig coffee with the pre-alpha 4.0 and I'm really impressed :) Couple of small things I encountered:
- Accessing the creepy door on Floor 1 Manufacture from the north before having the Creepy key makes Beatris turn up when inspecting the door, instead of down
- After leaving the mansion there's a black border in the lower left part of the screen (I was on my way to Ivan when it happened)
-After getting the Chic key on my way back to Schmidt the transfer event brought me into the wrong room. Luckily, I could get out there with the phone.
- When I first entered the room with the painter (Did this after talking to Schmidt but before talking to Ivan) the transfer brought me to the south wall of the painter's room. Nothing major
But all in all this is already such a cool game. The atmosphere and music are top notch as are the pixel-animations. The investigation has such a great vibe to it. Also, the interactions between Beatris and Mrs Volkov are very interesting and create a nice connection to both of them. I also love the area I'm in right now, the office full of agents. Don't want to go too much into detail here but in just 2 hours of gameplay you already have me hooked on a number of things. Wow, wow, wow!
I really appreciate you saying so! I hope the rest of the story will be just as enjoyable. I've taken note of the issues you pointed to. Some of which I'm well aware of (Notably, the transfer bug that keeps re-emerging.) Once again, thanks for playing!
PS: I'll get around to your game. Don't worry ;)
I love the game so much, i finished 3.4 and i can't wait for the full release. when is it coming out by the way. and how much will it cost
Thank you! It's hard to say, as there is still a lot of work to do. I'm hoping to release it for 2020, but I'm not even sure. I don't want to promise anything without knowing if I can deliver. I can say though that the complete Alpha will be out this year for sure!
I am truly in loveeee with this game. thank you so much for making this, however, I play the mac version 3.1.1 of this game, after i had found 'the client', the game encountered an error and unable to loading the map so that I can't countinue to play :(
But your game is truly amazing and I love the story <3 Tysm
Thank you for the kind words! The mac version is still very unstable, I should be releasing a better one in the coming month. I'll keep working hard. Cheers!
I am in love with this game! I love these style games and it's so much fun trying to solve mysteries. There are a few rough spots and glitches. A few typos here and there, 1 time I saved the game, tried to leave Yvon's office and it just looped me back to his office and got stuck in a corner and couldn't leave. This happened in a few different spots where I'd get stuck somewhere, but luckily for one instance the phone was right there so I just used it to get unstuck. Other than those few little rough spots you've got a great game coming along here and I can't wait until the full game is out. I've played the game for my YouYube channel and I did it in 3 parts, but here is part 1 I've got uploaded. Keep up the great work!
Hi Scarlet, Thank you so much for lets-playing the game! Your enthusiasm is very appriciated, especially when the game is in such a rough shape. I'll be listenning to the two the videos in a minute. Cheers!
i've been wanting to play this since i saw it on twitter but i don't have windows. will there ever be a mac version for it?
I can compile one for you soon. I'll upload an old mac version I have laying around in the meanwhile ;)
i love it so far!! im really excited to finish the rest. keep it up!
i did however find when i went to go back to a save point, the game glitched and i was off the map.
Yes, this is an issue that was pointed out to me last week. It should be fixed in build Pre-Alpha 4.1
Also, glad you enjoyed it!
Very interesting story! I really liked the art style and the music felt very fitting to the game, keep up the good work :D
How long have you been working on this game? :)
I don't know if you've heard of Game Development World Championship before (gdwc2019) but it's a competition for indie game developers where they can submit their games and it's free! It's great if you want some more visibility for the game and it only takes a couple of minutes to join :)
i like this!