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The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker
 
 
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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Oct 11, 2016 @ 2:33am
May 19 @ 12:01am

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Official release date - 19th May!
Dev update #21 - BETA finishes this Friday ahead of full release
Description
Release date: Q1 2017
OVERVIEW
YOU are a psychiatrist, trying to solve a murder whilst treating the unusual patients of the recently deceased Doctor Dekker - but nothing is as it seems.

Type any question - and your patients will reply in full screen video.

They'll have questions for you too but be careful what you say. Your words will determine their eventual fates, and your own!

MAIN FEATURES
• 1600+ full screen HD video responses
• Free text input - ask whatever you want
• Multiple endings - find out whodunit, what happens to your patients, and what happens to you...
• 6 main suspects and 5 side-quest patients including John Guilor (Contradiction: Spot the Liar!)
• Random murderer - chosen at the start of the game to combat spoilers
• Simple UI - view evidence, make notes, watch replays, see your question history
• Achievements - Steam achievements and a dynamic rating system tell you how well you’re doing

WARNING - This game contains mature themes and psychological horror.

FULL DETAILS
The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker is a Lovecraftian FMV murder mystery, which gives players full freedom to question suspects by typing their own questions instead of picking them from a predetermined list. There are no point and click puzzles to solve, just questions to ask and evidence to inspect.

Finding out who killed Dr Dekker is only one part of the puzzle; working out how to fix the chaos he left behind will be so much trickier… As well as providing clues to the murder, each patient has their own bizarre problem they need your help with – from time manipulation and re-animated loved ones to horrors under the sea.

Complete with an atmospheric soundtrack, The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker invites you to explore the shadow reality that your patients inhabit – a world full of paranormal strangeness and horrors that go bump in your head, where all you have to rely on is your own mind.

Just try not to lose it...

CREDITS
You..................................The Doctor
Aislinn De’Ath..................Marianna
Bianca Beckles-Rose......Jaya
Dom Lister.......................Nathan
Helen Jenkinson..............Elin
Helga Ragnars.................Claire
Millin Thomas...................Bryce
Mark Kitto.........................Professor Alderby
and guest starring John Guilor as Professor Warwick.

Additional patients played by ...
Carolyn English, Catherine Stacey, John Shields, Rachel Cowles and Rosie Hefferon.

Directed by Tim Cowles.

FAQ
How do you progress through the game?
You play through a series of five therapy sessions. Each session you'll talk to several patients, and traffic lights tell you which patients you've unlocked so you can move on. Yellow is unlocked, but you can keep talking to reach green and find all their possible responses. On the final accusation screen you choose whodunit and if you've picked correctly the game finishes and plays your ending videos. Automatic saves mean there's no way to rollback something you've said to a patient, so be careful with that. That's it in a nutshell, but we can't tell you everything, or there'd be no surprises...

What happens if I ask a question they don't have an answer for?
As long-time fans of FMV games and point-and-click adventures, we're all-too familiar with the 'That's not gonna work' or 'I think I'll have to try that again' phrases repeated over and over. That's why we've given the patients lots of different ways of saying "I don't know" - most have over 40 in fact, including some that contain clues that lead you to new storylines.

What if I get stuck?
We've tried to design the game so you don't get stuck, but if you can't figure out what else to ask, just wait a few minutes for the hint system to kick in. That should point you in the right direction.

If the murderer is chosen at random, does that mean it's replayable?
The game can be replayed, but it wasn't designed with that in mind. We wanted everyone to be able to experience as much of the game as possible without needing multiple plays, so branching generally removes just a few responses at a time. That said, you will have to replay the game if you want to find *all* the videos and unlock all the achievements and endings.

© D'Avekki Studios Limited 2016
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96 Comments
doctordekker  [author] Mar 24 @ 4:04am 
The Steam Store page should be up soon with the official release date, but it looks like it's going to be May :-)
RipWitch Mar 12 @ 4:19pm 
Looking forward to seeing this game come out!
sicod Mar 10 @ 7:30pm 
ETA maybe?
The G.O.A.T Nov 16, 2016 @ 6:42pm 
So looking forward to this game! Can't wait for this game to come out
doctordekker  [author] Nov 7, 2016 @ 4:21am 
Thanks @aullik - and agreed :-) We won't release until we think it's ready. Content will be there, and hoping the beta testers will help us out with any stability issues. We will be ready to patch though to make sure it works on as many machines as possible, if required.
aullik Nov 6, 2016 @ 8:47am 
@doctordekker We Players rather wait another month or two then having to play an unfinshed game. So if you need more time feel free to take it!
Li✘oi Nov 5, 2016 @ 3:11pm 
Wasd
sushibeans609 Nov 5, 2016 @ 6:23am 
cant wait for this. looks awesome
HellCow [Promo] Nov 5, 2016 @ 5:46am 
sure
doctordekker  [author] Nov 5, 2016 @ 5:44am 
Thanks all! HellCow - we're picking testers from people who have signed up on our website, so add your email and we'll be in touch. Beta is imminent. Hoping for December release but might be delayed pending beta results...