Star Seeker in: the Secret of the Sorcerous Standoff is a point & click murder mystery for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Thanks to the creative efforts of developer Benedict Ide. Which now releases on both Steam and itch.io. Along with 100% Positive reviews on Steam.
Someone’s been practicing illegal magic in their apartment. And now a wizard also lies dead. Magical objects lay strewn across the floor. A goat bleats curiously in the corner. You’re woken up at 3AM to find out what the hell went on here.
Described as a “mix of Ace Attorney and magic”. Star Seeker in: the Secret of the Sorcerous Standoff is an unfolding one room mystery adventure. Become Star Seeker, a self-proclaimed ‘arcane professional’. Also working off their parole by solving magical crimes stumping local detectives. Spells may be banned, but you still have a few tricks up the sleeve. So you can help solve this case.
Star Seeker runs on the LÖVE game engine. The game does run on Linux, but requires a few additional steps to installation. Meaning we’re only hosting the Linux port on itch.io for now.
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With a cast of endearing characters. While including unique dialogue for every single combination of clues. And an evolving hypothesis system to help you ask the right questions. Star Seeker in: the Secret of the Sorcerous Standoff distills the best features of its genre inspirations into a tightly wound mystery.
Developer Benedict Ide said: “It can be tricky to include both fantasy and fair play mystery in a way that feels satisfying to fans of both, but I think we’ve struck a good balance.
“I really wanted to make sure players felt like all their guesses were taken seriously. Or at least taken humorously. So the game will give you a unique dialogue for any combination of questions and evidence.
“Of course, writing all that dialogue for the game’s 30-ish pieces of evidence on every single possible question took me like… over a year, so I’m excited to finally get it in the hands of players! I think people are really going to enjoy Star Seeker’s sense of humor.”