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Detective Case and Clown Bot in: Murder in the Hotel Lisbon

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Detective Case and Clown Bot in: Murder in the Hotel Lisbon

Murder in the Hotel Lisbon is a videogame inspired by the classic point and click adventures from the 80’s and 90’s. It adopts these eras distinctive design and it is built using only the pixel art technique. The game itself runs at a native resolution of 256x192, the same resolution used by the old ZX Spectrum 48k and most recently by the Nintendo DS.

A strange murder has occurred in the Hotel Lisbon, a man committed suicide with 14 stabs to the back while at the same time he peacefully drank his coffee.
This case with contradictory facts was too complex for Policeman Garcia to solve, so he decided to hire the only detective duo in town capable of solving it: the mythical Detective Case and the unmistakable Clown Bot.
Together, they will solve a network of love relations so complex and so intricate, that it would take at least 14 clairvoyants, 5 apocalyptic sect prophets who can predict the end of the world and 3 of those gypsies that can read the palm of your hand just to guess the final outcome.

With the mythical Detective Case, also known as the world worst detective, a man so rough and rude that his witnesses would rather be run over by a slow moving freight train than to be questioned by him.
And the hilarious Clown Bot who, although he works as a Detective Case’s sidekick, he hopes in reality that one day he will get a job as a circus clown. Unfortunately, and no matter how many applications he sends, no circus will ever accept a clown that is afraid of children. He never sleeps, so besides working by day as a sidekick, he also works by night as a stand-up comedian in a local bar. People say that he is a joke machine.

Key featuresMurder in the Hotel Lisbon has THOUSANDS of key features!

  • A point and click graphic adventure game.
  • Play as Detective Case and Clown Bot.
  • Search for clues and interview witnesses.
  • Take a rest, have a nap.
  • Solve the murder in the Hotel Lisbon.
  • Includes 3 additional cases.
Steam release:The release on the Steam platform includes many Steam updates and Steam extra features only found here on Steam! (wow!)

  • Updated Steam version to 1.02 with multiple bug fixes and Steam enhancements.
  • New Steam animations for Steam Case, Steam Bot, Steam Garcia and many Steam more.
  • Support for Steam achievements with a proper real trophy shelf on Case's office.
  • Awesome and cool Steam Trading Cards!
  • Taxi is now properly Steam animated.
  • Revised Steam English version.
  • Steam!

Trading cards
8 awesome and cool Steam Trading Cards!
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Original soundtrackMurder in the Hotel Lisbon may be low res and retro on the visual side, but we made sure that on the audio side your ears would rejoice with a complete original soundtrack. Composed of an orchestral band, a jazz band and a typical Portuguese Fado trio, the musical landscape contrasts beautifully with the colorful graphics.

Game music
Throughout the game you will ear over 20 different tracks of orchestral music composed and recorded specifically for the game.
All these tracks were recorded on studio with a 10 member band composed of friends and colleagues. All of them brought their soul and heart to these recordings and the results are absolutely AWESOME!

Jazz music
Inside the GAF Bar, a 4 man band plays some cool Jazz.
The character at the Piano is actually Filipe Melo who is doing a cameo and allowed us the rights to use some songs recorded previously with John Ellis, Romeu Tristão and João Pereira! BAM!

Fado music
To top it all, inside the Noitadas Restaurante we have a Portuguese Fado trio ready to entertain the guests. The song they sing was also recorded on studio. It is called "A Caldeirada" and it was originally written for famous Fado singer Amália Rodrigues.
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Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM
  • Storage: 128 MB available space

System requirements for Android

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM
  • Storage: 128 MB available space

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.0.4
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM
  • Storage: 128 MB available space
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Last Modified: Apr 14, 2023

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Detective Case and Clown Bot in: Murder in the Hotel Lisbon reviews and comments

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What an oblique Game. But That is meant in a positive Sense! Finally, it oozes the Charm of a (classic) Adventure from the "90s. Not only does the Graphics clearly show this, but also one or the other Little Thing in the Places visited. There are, for example, video Cassettes, stylish Phones with String, a bulky computer Monitor and the passing Automobiles are no longer the latest Model. But back to the Graphic: It's beautifully pixelated. Somehow I find the Graphics beautiful, apt, coherent and you feel transported back to a Time when Adventures was a THE Genre. Yes, this Game is also an Adventure: You control the Detective by Mouse, collect Objects, talk to People, use objects or just take a look at everything. You have an Inventory, which is filled quite well, but the Items are more likely to Be used for Interrogations. Yes, the classic "Use A with B" is omitted here, but this is not too tragically noticeable. In each of the Aforementioned Interrogations, you have to combine three Objects with the correct Statement, with three Sentences to Choose from, but all Items from the Inventory can always be combined with them. The Interrogations can be carried out with Detective Case or his "Clown Bot," which is sometimes Successful with the former or the latter. If you Combine Statements and Objects incorrectly from Round two, you have to start from The front, which makes it more difficult but not unfair. In addition to the Interrogations, there are also many ' normal ' conversations, but they are often commented on by an Audience. Yes, the whole Game is designed like a Stage performance, where you can only see the Audience darkly when they react to the Action. At the Beginning the Curtain opens and if, for example, you load a Play stand there is also Applause on top of that. This makes the Matter quite sympathetic and yet does not appear ' sitcom-imposed '. (I find it best when a single Spectator gets up, points to the ' Stage ' and laughs obliquely.) The Audience is also included in a Mini-game, which you unlock at some point. The Robot is allowed to mime a Stand-up comedian. But I don't want to reveal more about it, but it was a lot of Fun. But back to the Game: The Story is a Criminal Case, which is presented very vercliquely and obliquely, but in the End for personally very surprising (albeit overloaded;)) Turn-offs had. In addition to the ' Main Case ', you can fulfill three Side orders, which, Apart from other Puzzles, fun and Achievements, contribute nothing to the actual Plot. On a Positive note, however, you can continue playing even after The ' Main Case ' Ends and thus fulfill the Side orders. Allegedly, other Side tasks are to follow, such as one directly in the Game of ... No, I'm not betraying anything! ;) In any Case, the Game gave me a lot of Joy. It is ' only ' in English (without Voiceover), but many Gags would not fit in German. In Short: An Adventure in ' classical Presentation ' that does not take itself seriously and dispenses with well-known Inventory puzzles, but offers coherent Interrogation Puzzles.
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