Imagine a man committing suicide by stabbing himself in the back 14 times while drinking coffee. Imagine that this is way too complex to be handled by police. Imagine that only one detective duo is smart enough to solve the murder mystery: Detective Case and Clown Bot.
There you have Murder in the Hotel Lisbon, a game that thrusts the two detectives into a network of relationships that would take at least 14 clairvoyants, five prophets capable of predicting the end of the world and three palm-reading gypsies to guess the final outcome.
The rough and rude Detective Case is actually known as the world's worst detective. Witnesses would rather be run over by a slow-moving freight train than be interrogated by him.
Clown Bot is working with Detective Case only until he can find a circus to join. Unfortunately, the chance of this happening is bleak, as he's afraid of children. Fortunately, he doesn't sleep, so he's able to also work at night in a local bar doing stand-up comedy.
Murder in the Hotel Lisbon is built using pixel art and runs at a native resolution of 256x192, as used by the old ZX Spectrum 48k and not-so-old Nintendo DS. A trailer will be released in September 2013.
Nerd Monkeys® is a new videogame company founded by Filipe Duarte Pina (Director, Author, Artist); and Diogo Vasconcelos (Producer, Accountant, Manager). Its focus is on original and innovative multi-platform videogames.