Indie developer D’Avekki Studios has announced a May 19th Steam release date for FMV murder mystery, The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker.
Following in the footsteps of recent FMV successes Her Story, Contradiction: Spot the Liar, and The Bunker, “TIMODD” is the first of its kind to allow players to type their own questions instead of choosing from a pre-determined list. The game has been in development for a year and is being launched following a successful week-long Steam Greenlight campaign and two closed beta tests.
The game sees players take on the role of a psychiatrist, tasked with treating the unusual patients of the recently deceased Doctor Dekker — one of whom murdered him. Patients will ask questions too, and player responses influence the nonlinear storyline which culminates in one of multiple endings. With six suspects and five optional side-quest patients including John Guilor (Ryan Rand from 2015’s Contradiction: Spot the Liar!) the game contains over 2000 full-screen HD videos, of which 1600+ are scripted responses, totalling almost 7 hours of film.
“The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker puts the psychology in psychological horror,” explains co-writer Lynda Cowles. “Each character has layers of twisted story to uncover and the player can choose to help them and steer them towards their happiest ending, or hurt them and lead them somewhere much darker.”
The game is the studio’s first entry into the videogame market and was written, produced and filmed on a micro-budget (<£3,000) over the course of twelve months in the village of Gorefield in North Cambridgeshire, UK, and programmed in California, USA. Development was completely self-funded.
Launch date: 19th May 2017
Price: £6.99 / $8.99
Steam Store page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/545540
Check out the trailer here: