If there weren’t already enough reasons to check out Xbox Game Pass, here’s another one. Humble Games has announced “retro point and click cybernoir adventure” Chinatown Detective Agency will be released on Microsoft’s subscription service on April 7. This will also include the Xbox One version.
Here is the full PR:
Meet Amira Darma’s clients at Chinatown Detective Agency.
About Chinatown Detective Agency
Midnight in Singapore. Your contact doesn’t show up, your customer wants answers, and your empty bank balance hangs over you like a neon-tinted Sword of Damocles. Welcome to 2037. Welcome to Chinatown Detective Agency.
The world is in a state of flux as the global economy nears the nadir of its decade-long meltdown. Singapore presents itself as a last refuge of order, but even here the government is struggling on the edge of chaos. Private detectives are now the first call for citizens able to afford some semblance of justice.
That’s where you come in. You are Amira Darma, once a rising star at INTERPOL, now a freshly minted private investigator in the heart of Chinatown, and your first client is about to walk through your door…
Inspired by the classic Carmen Sandiego games of the 80s and 90s, Chinatown Detective Agency is a mystery adventure game that will take you across Singapore and the world in pursuit of criminals, witnesses and clues. Perform real-world research and investigations to solve puzzles and uncover leads, and manage your time and money to solve both well-meaning and nefarious customer cases. Along the way, unravel a web of conspiracies and plots that threaten to topple Lion City.
Each choice will affect the world around you and change Amira’s story for good. Do you have the moxxy needed to save the city?
Unravel a global conspiracy
Explore a cyberdark future rich in mystery and intrigue in a world inspired by Blade Runner, The Da Vinci Code and Black Mirror. Travel the world from your base in Singapore in search of leads and chat with dozens of uniquely voiced characters, each with their own mysterious agendas.
Become an investigator
The cases Amira takes on require smart thinking and intuition to beat – but what happens when the clues dry up? That’s where you come in. The mysteries of Chinatown Detective Agency require real-world investigation, whether it’s an online search for an airport code or finding a mysterious quote. You don’t just play a detective, you become one.
Build a team
You’re new to the PI game, but over time you’re bound to make contacts, network, and even hire staff. In addition to investigating cases and solving mysteries, you’ll need to keep your business running smoothly and your staff happy.
Get lost in the future
Neon lamp-light reflected in the rain puddles. Anti-government graffiti has been painted on aging subways. The encroaching darkness of Riverside London. Explore 30 stunningly rendered paintings by artist Ricardo Juchem and dive into the chaotic future of 2032.
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