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Story Difficulty6/8

"wandering through the desert"

Play Length4/8

"A well spent lunch break"

Maturity Level3/8

"must be at least this tall to play"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 10. If this were a movie, it would probably be between G and PG.

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Want to unleash your inner detective? Are you good at finding things, even when you're not supposed to? Play this game.

You are a detective, your name is of little importance.

A local business has sued an employee for stealing money from the business. The lady swears innocence!

You have been hired by her to go through the business's files and find evidence that she is not guilty, here is the information that you need. (You may want to write this down for future reference.)

The business owner is suing the lady for embezzlement, because, the owner claims, she had been acting suspicious for a while, then on March 15, 2011, at 3:45 P.M., a withdraw of 7,000 dollars was taken from the business's bank account.

You have your work cut out for you, find evidence of the woman's innocence!

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As the others have said, you should actually tell me what’s going on on the first page rather than in the description. A lot of times, I’ll just glance at the description and start the game. I went in there with no details of anything going on, or names, or anything.
Two, you tell me about her guilt in the description. “Find Evidence that she is not guilty.” “Find evidence of the woman’s innocence.” That directly implies that the evidence will show she’s innocent.
The Creepypastas were… I don’t know. I enjoy creepypastas, but I’m not sure why they’re here. At first I assumed it was a (kind of) clever way to put online a few short horror stories you did, before realizing that they were the originals of the famous haracters, just copy and pasted. I don’t know why it’s here. It’s not plagarism, but it leaves the same bad taste in my mouth as the fact that a large part of your game isn’t yours.
Yippy’s a stupid name.
The only evidence about Emily’s guilt is that she was acting “suspicious”, which the owner then uses to accuse her of theft. Accusing someone of theft with no evidence and presumably firing her would quickly get his ass sued. I’ve worked in restuarants where people were obviously stealing, and they were just moved around from restaurant to restaurant until they could get absolute proof.
The dialogue is weird. At one point, the boss says “I’ll sue you for double the money that you stole”, which both sounds weird, and sure as hell is weird from a legal stand point. There’s also a line where in her defense, Emily says “I can hardly afford to keep my 2002 Honda Civic running”, which is a super odd line that I could never imagine being said in real life.
There was a weird bit where if I decided the internet history is relevant in a court case, I lose, because it’s presumed that’s the only evidence I require. In the end, I used no evidence in court, and whether I won or lost depended on what I personally thought about her innocence.
There wasn’t much of a mystery. It was obvious she was innocent from the start, but looking for solid evidence I just clicked around and did no deducing whatsoever.
You got super bitchy when faced with criticism from authors. No one said it was “too hard”, they said you gave no information. That’s like if I said “we’re playing game, but I won’t tell you what game because that would make it so easy.” Don’t get so defensive because you made a shitty game, they were offering solid criticism. It’s not that people are “too hard to please”, it’s that you screwed up in making this game, and that’s your fault.
-- Steve24833 on 5/26/2016 5:27:56 PM
While I love the /idea/ of this, it needs a lot of work in the actual execution. For one thing, you need to include what the game is about in the game itself, not just your description. We get a one sentence first page that tells us nothing. Who is Emily, who is Jimmy, (names that WEREN'T mentioned even in the description, by the way) and what is any of the context here? NFI, the game just assumes you know these things without bothering to explain it.

For a game like this, you need to learn scripting. It shouldn't be possible to do zero investigating and then just answer a yes or no question to win.

-- mizal on 5/24/2016 10:33:25 AM
The creepypastas that were copied into the story were more entertaining than the story it's self
-- BigRonn77 on 11/25/2016 3:32:40 PM
I got it right in two clicks.
-- omgitschowhall on 6/29/2016 10:14:46 PM
Go back button made everything useless.
-- madmax on 6/17/2016 3:50:37 PM
Too easy.
Look, I can help script it so you can't click the log off link until you've clicked all the others if you want?
Because otherwise, it really is too easy.
And you can basically skip everything else and just get to the end where you have a 50/50 chance of winning.
-- Seto on 6/15/2016 12:54:47 PM
I'm not sure I really understand your retort. You think anyone's complaining this was too hard? ... No. We already think this was too easy. Not because of the mystery, but because of a three clicks and you're done situation.

If you want to set up a mystery, it should be a little harder than us just guessing "did this person do it, yes or no?" Hell, even "okay, so who was it?" might've been nice.

... If you want to see a well done mystery that has a lot of respect here, try Hunting The Ripper by Will11, in mystery and puzzle. (Actually, maybe try any of the featured mystery/puzzle games. :P)

Mizal's complaint about the names is more of a hint that you need to explain better, offer more background, context. A fleshed-out world.
-- Kiel_Farren on 5/25/2016 11:15:44 PM
You guys are TOTALLY right. I should give you ALL of the information from the beginning, so that you can complain that it was too easy. I didn't mention her name because you need to figure it out YOURSELF. All due respect, but I don't understand this community. Everything is "Too easy" or "Too Hard" or "Too Short" or "Too Long". It is truly hard to find a medium with you guys, it really is.
-- Xanaktor on 5/25/2016 10:47:55 PM
A good mystery game ends with you finding the culprit, not a yes or no answer that has a 50/50 chance of being right even if you didn't do the work.
-- ISentinelPenguinI on 5/24/2016 6:01:39 PM
GO-BACK button absolutely destroyed the game. Instant free point.


...That was easy.
-- mattstat716 on 5/24/2016 8:53:20 AM
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