This game has been Greenlit by the Community!

The community has shown their interest in this game. Valve has reached out to this developer to start moving things toward release on Steam.

Noir Syndrome
Favorite
Favorited
Unfavorite
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Posted:
Updated:
Feb 11 @ 6:06pm
Jun 24 @ 9:13am
Recent Announcements View All (11)
Update 11 - Released!
Update 10 - Steam Release Date!
Description
Release date: April 2, 2014
Noir Syndrome is a procedurally generated Detective Murder-Mystery with a new story every time! Featuring slick pixel art animations and a jazzy soundtrack, the player is thrown right in to a highly stylized vision of film noir. Visit locations, interrogate suspects, search for clues, and eventually solve the case before the killer escapes - or you wind up dead yourself.

Purchase
The game is currently released and available for purchase here: http://glassknuckle.com/NoirSyndrome/

Features:
  • Procedural generation: Murder mystery scenarios with a new culprit and clues each time, every play-through is unique.
  • Permanent choices: NPCs, interactions, death, and a slew of other features will all persist until a new game is started. Every action counts!
  • Notebook: Collect vital clues in the detective's notebook to help narrow down suspects and solve the case.
  • Investigation: Interact with and examine numerous objects and characters in a number of environments in the search for more information on the killer.
  • Countdown: Given a set number of days to solve the mystery, each area visited will decrement the time left, adding to the urgency of every case.
  • Freedom of choice: Attempt to solve the case, or live out your remaining time doing as you please - be it fighting the law, going after gang members, or just seeing the city.
  • Gunplay: Combat is generally to be avoided as a single bullet will take down the player. However, when necessary, the revolver is always available for use.
  • Badges: Complete a variety of challenges to earn unique badges which directly influence future playthroughs.
  • Statistics and Scores: Statistics and high scores for a wide variety of topics will persist through every game.
  • Costumes: Multiple unlockable costumes can be earned in game. Play as the default male or female detective, or unlock a variety of new outfits.
  • Challenges: Optional challenges unrelated to the main case are generated each game. Every challenge completed provides permanent bonuses to all playthroughs.

Platforms:
The game is available for PC, Mac, Linux, and Android.
Popular Discussions View All (1)
2
Jul 10 @ 7:16am
Gameplay Videos for Those Interested / Too excited
[NCE]Splattercat
237 Comments
< >
Super Smash Doge™ Jul 7 @ 12:04pm 
See? :3
Shrek is love Jun 14 @ 4:08pm 
Hey Entropy, I am wondering if i can beta test this game or if i can have a steam key. I do have my own youtube channel on which i will possibly post videos of me playing this game. this game looks very interesting and intriguing. I believe this games has SO much patenial ecially with people letting the world watch them play. i know you do live streams but this looks super awesome hope to here back from you. Contacts:
Email: coolmanc659@gmail.com
Phone: 717-435-0750
k3cotz Jun 1 @ 9:09am 
interesting
Entropy Phi  [author] May 27 @ 3:39pm 
@ozforce - Yep, as ThrowbackGaming said, the game is releasing on Steam on June 4th, 2014. The original version released back in April.
ThrowbackGaming May 27 @ 3:36pm 
@ozforce - The release date is June 4th, 2014.
ozforce May 27 @ 3:35pm 
Uhm. april was a month ago my time...
Entropy Phi  [author] May 27 @ 3:34pm 
@ozforce - Thanks! Release date was just announced, so feel free to check out all the info on the Steam page.
ozforce May 27 @ 3:33pm 
Sounds nice. Might be getting this soon when it comes out on steam maybe.
Entropy Phi  [author] May 27 @ 3:03pm 
@ozforce - There are multiple difficulty settings and unlockable badges which give bonuses towards new cases. On normal difficulty most people are able to crack a case after a few tries. The harder modes are available for those looking for a deeper challenge, of course. Given that a single case can be as short as 15 minutes, there's no huge pain in failing to solve a mystery.
ozforce May 27 @ 2:57pm 
Also, how difficult are the cases? That's what I meant to say when I mentioned the roguelike, does it have the difficulty of a roguelike (almost impossible) or is it actually a nicer difficulty?