Choose-your-own-adventure gaming is about to get a little more glamorous with the announcement that popular Australian 1920s detective series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is coming to iOS, Android, PC and Mac next year, thanks to Tin Man Games and Every Cloud Productions.
Miss Fisher and the Deathly Maze is described as a “chooseable-path adventure and visual novel” – an updated, 21st century rendition of the choose-your-own-adventure books we all read as kids. Aussie studio Tin Man has released more than 30 gamebooks on a number of platforms, and seems rather delighted by the upcoming all-Australian collaboration.
Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox from Every Cloud Productions explain:
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries has a legion of fans all around the world and this brilliantly conceived game will give them another opportunity to interact with their favourite lady detective. We are thrilled with the work Tin Man Games is doing to create such a fabulous video game, targeted at a thinking women’s audience.
You’re invited to become the independent, feminist super-sleuth and head out on “a modish dance of adventure, murderous mayhem and mystery around the world” in a game described as a blend of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, the Phoenix Wright series and recent iOS smash 80 Days. Miss Fisher is joined by her travelling companion Dot Williams, as the pair set out on the trail of the insidious Murdoch Foyle (who has escaped the gallows once again!).
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is based on novels by Kerry Greenwood, who has given her blessing to writer and game designer Luke Miller to take on writing duties for the new game. Miller comes from a point-and-click adventure background (most notably My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant), and promises a compelling interactive narrative for fans.
No date for this one just yet, but Miss Fisher and the Deathly Maze will be released on the iOS App Store, Google Play, Steam and the Humble Store when it launches in 2016.