Description

Interrogation is a difficult noire detective game about ethics, morality, radicalization and the nature of authority. Strategically manage the special police department tasked with bringing down a terrorist organization which threatens the very structure of society: The Liberation Front. Uncover their mysteries in iconic movie-like Interrogation scenes, using a complex conversation simulation system. Solve hard conversational puzzles by psychologically manipulating realistic suspects. Decide their fate, your fate and the city’s.

History

Interrogation came up at the Amberjam 2016, at the Eastern European Comic-Con in Bucharest. (Game Jams are competitions in which developers try to create a game from scratch within 24 hours). Given the theme “Under the surface”, we decided to take a metaphorical approach, and look under the surface of people: what people try to hide. Knowing that, and that we also want exciting and engaging gameplay, the solution we arrived to was making an interrogation game: Putting the player in the seat of the inquisitor that needs answers fast and that needs to decide what corners to cut. Building tension and atmosphere were key, as was having characters with realistic psychological nuance.

Features

  • Deep and increasingly difficult conversational puzzle gameplay. Each interrogation can be approached with many different strategies
  • Complex psychologically realistic characters
  • A story that studies important contemporary topics like political radicalization and abuse of power
  • Intricate department-management gameplay. You manage a cast of elite police investigators, handle budgets and communicate with the press
  • Atmospheric noir art and music
  • Character art rotoscoped over actor footage
  • Multiple world-defining endings

Videos

Teaser trailerYouTube

Release date announcement trailerYouTube

Images

Awards & Recognition

  • "Nordic Game Discovery Contest: Final Four Finalist" Nordic Game, May, 2019
  • "Best Game Design" Dev.Play, October, 2018
  • "Best Game of the Show" Dev.Play, October, 2018
  • "Best Visuals finalist" Dev.Play, October, 2018
  • "Indie Prize finalist" Casual Connect London, May, 2018
  • "Very Big Indie Pitch nominee" Pocket Gamer Connect London, January, 2017
  • "Special Talent Award Contest nominee" Ludicious Zurich, January, 2017
  • "Indie Pitch runner-up" Dev.Play, 20 September, 2016
  • "Selected for the Amber Jam" East European Comic-Con, 29 May, 2016
Game graphics & Screenshots
Additional screenshots and character graphics. drive.google.com.
Dev.Play 2017 Pitch
A 10-minute presentation by David about the game's concept and roadmap. drive.google.com.

About Critique Gaming

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The Critique Gaming team is an eclectic squad of people with very different social and educational backgrounds, from law and economy to art and programming, with very diverse skillsets. We’ve gathered with the mission of making pointful games that explore important contemporary questions.
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