CAN YOU GET AWAY WITH MURDER? Highly replayable detective game from the makers of 80 Days.
JULY, 1935. A MURDER HAS BEEN COMMITTED aboard the SS Hook, eight hours out from New York.
Only one problem: you did it.
Can you get away with murder?
Blackmail a spy. Fall in love. Murder a rival. Cheat at cards. Drug a witness. Lie, befriend, betray, console, sneak, seduce, steal, borrow, pray, eavesdrop, kill...
There are clues, evidence, suspects, accusations, secrets and lies.
You’ll need all your cunning, coercion and charisma to ensure that someone else takes the fall.
DYNAMIC NARRATIVE CLOCKWORK
* Next-gen visual novel: go where you want, when you want, and say what you want
* Simulated story-world: other characters move and act independently, remember everything they see and hear - and everything you do
* Every minute counts: you have eight hours to escape justice. Time is always ticking!
* Who can you trust? Some characters are friendly, and some are out to get you. Who will you befriend? Who will you betray?
Built using the award-winning ink narrative engine, Overboard!'s narrative twists itself around every choice you make.
Play once for a thrill, or multiple times to uncover all the secrets and achieve an ideal ending.
One play-through lasts about 30 - 45 minutes, but achieving the perfect crime run will take a lot longer...
CAN YOU GET AWAY WITH MURDER?
- minor story fixes
Ratings and Reviews
You’ve got eight wickedly tense hours to get away with murder in this sublime whodunit. It’s a brainteasing delight bribing, framing, and wooing your fellow cruise-ship passengers. Should you chat up nosy Lady Honoria Armstrong or play cards with Carstairs in the smoking room? Every failed getaway encourages another try—one where you explore different areas at different times and engage in new conversations. Brilliantly written and immaculately detailed, Overboard! makes dabbling in deception great fun—and that’s the truth.
Another Inkle Hit
UPDATE: Bumped up to 5 stars thanks to the recent update to optimize battery utilization.
This is - like all Inkle games - an extremely well-written game with a simple premise: get away with murder on a ship. For those unfamiliar with Inkle games, this is like a choose your own adventure with great depth. The dialogue feels natural; the graphics are clean and snappy; the sound is minimal and appropriate. Most importantly, the replayability and variety of choices is vast. The challenge is quite high, as you’re dealing with a large variety of dialogue options coupled with a time crunch to meet your goals. As you take an action, time passes. Each character is on a different part of the ship at a different time of day, so you need to be strategic about what you want to say / do / when you want to go to each section. Also with each replay, you learn something new and unlock new objectives. This adds to the challenge. For me, this is another slam dunk from Inkle that I’ll be sinking hours into.
Excellent Reverse Murder Mystery
With the amount of games about it out there, solving a murder is easy. Getting away with it is hard. This game confirms that. The forethought the writers did is excellent, I frequently found myself getting caught by assuming the fellow passengers would be stupider than they actually are. However, that made the eventual victory all the more for filling.
The only problem I have with this game is the amount of my battery that it chugs through. In the worst case, this means you can’t play the game for more than an hour at a time; but conveniently enough, the game’s repeatable format works very well in short segments.
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- inkle Ltd
- 114.4 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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