The Mystery Detective
The Mystery Detective
Augmented Reality Interactive Video Game. The closest experience to a real police investigation ever developed.
Augmented Reality Interactive Video Game. The closest experience to a real police investigation ever developed. Read more
About this project
At Monkey World Games we’ve always been obsessed with crime, puzzles and interesting characters. We put all those obsessions together to develop The Mystery Detective.
This game combines the Augmented Reality Technology with Real Life Interactive Video of different characters that will help you solve a murder mystery. With this adventure you will become a real life detective, having to find clues, evidence and interrogate a number of people to find someone with means, motive and opportunity to commit the crime.
The story will start at a park or a public location next to you. You will receive the coordinates where a body has been found. Once you get to the scene you will have to analyze every inch of the body, the surroundings and find clues that will set your investigation in motion.
Those clues will guide you to meet different characters, you will have to talk to them, interrogate them and build a case against one of them. Like a real detective will do.
Some people will lie, some people will tell the truth but always trust the evidence. To help you in the investigation, you will have access to talk to different colleagues, like forensic doctors and CSI analysts.
Be a detective, solve the mystery.
We are super excited with the endless possibilities that this technology can provide to video game enthusiasts. That’s why a crowd-sourced fundraising site like Kickstarter is a perfect match for our project.
We want to show that there’s a lot of people excited about a game that involves real life environments to solve a mystery. That’s why we created some really interesting packages to offer that will get you even more involved in the development and execution of the game.
You can check out all the options for supporting this project in the right side of this page. We would like to highlight 3 that we’ve never seen before in any other Kickstarter projects:
• We are offering the possibility that your store/restaurant/bar/location is one of the points where people in your area will have to find clues.
• We are offering the possibility that you are one of the characters in the story.
• We are offering the possibility that you are one of the victims in the story.
For the longest time we wanted to develop a point and click adventure about a detective that has to resolve a mystery by taking a really close look at crime scenes. We’ve been fans of point and click adventures since Monkey Island.
I still have the original box with the 3.5’’ floppy disks (in Spanish)
Several scripts were written, wireframes design and a huge amount of creative ideas thrown. But we realized that the project was lacking something really unique…
That’s when we started thinking of combining Augmented Reality with conversations/interrogations in the style of “Her Story” (another great game that has served us as wonderful inspiration) adding that point and click concept of dialog.
With that in mind, we went back to the drawing board and started to create the concept and the story that we are presenting. After a few months of intense work Pokemon Go was launched... and it made the technology extremely popular.
A few months later, here we are. We strongly believe we have a solid concept, the technology to create an immersive fun experience that anyone can enjoy, and with your help, we will have the financial support to make it a reality.
The money will go to the development of the game.
The way we look at this project, we divided in 3 big parts:
1. App Development.
That includes everything from game design, user interface design, software design, coding, testing, etc. A large part of this process is going to be mapping the geo location so anyone in the world can play and solve the mystery in their area. We believe that this part is going to include a lot of testing and that can be one of the biggest challenges of the project. But at the same time it is a big opportunity. Different parts of the world have different elements that can be used to make the story more engaging.
We work with excellent game designers, programmers and artists, the money you will generously donate will buy them time to perform their art in a very intelligent and impeccable way.
2. Content production.
That includes everything related with shooting with actors and creating the story that users will follow. One of our goals is to develop a very realistic product, and for that we are going to spend a lot of time and energy developing very accurate 3D versions of the actors as well as shooting their real life video interactions. We believe that great acting should be well paid and we consider it one of the most important parts of the project. Also, in this part is included everything that has to do with rights, music, image, etc.
3. Advertising and Promotion.
We just don’t want to create a great product, a great game. We want a lot of people to play it and enjoy it. We are developing a launch campaign that will include very smart promotion and it will impact our discoverability. The more people that play it, the more insights we will have to develop the best possible game.
Also, please consider that between 5% to 12% of the funding goes to Kickstarter. But the most important thing for us, is to show that there’s a big interest in a game like this. We strongly believe that mixing augmented reality with murder and mystery is a great combination but your support is the only thing that can prove that statement to be real. The more backers we have in the project, there more changes of success.
Now to the fun part! We really appreciate your help, that’s why we want to offer you things that we would like for ourselves. Like being a character in a video game, or the opportunity to promote your business.
Here is a list of what you will get depending on the level of investment.
1$ Thank you note from the creators. We love you for making this possible and we want to show it to you.
15$ Digital download of the complete game with all the murder cases and future updates.
35$ Game for 5 devices, stickers and t-shirt.
50$ The opportunity to beta test the game in your area.
100$ Your photo and name will be part of the game for people around your area.
200$ Everything included in the Reward #5 plus a videoconference with the screenwriters and creators of the story, who would guide you through the story and teach you special tricks about the game.
500$ Your photos, name and history will be part of the story worldwide that users will have to see and investigate in order to solve the mystery. The writers from Monkey World Games will design the story with you to create the legend of your character. It can also be ordered as birthday or a Christmas present for friend or family.
1,000$ Your local store/restaurant/bar/gym/business will be a location where users will be able to find clues for the investigation. The Monkey World Games team will work with you to include your location as a part of the story.
5,000$ The Monkey World Team will 3D scan you and you will be one of the characters in your area. You will be able to be a part of this exciting adventure, as a victim or a relevant witness to the story.
10,000$ The Monkey World Games Team will analyze your personality and will make you a character in the worldwide story, they will record you speaking and you will be portrayed in the story of the game as one of the most important characters. Also, you will be 3D scanned and you will receive a digital copy of your 3D model.
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges of the project are exactly what makes it so interesting for us to develop.
Our goal is to make an interesting game that anyone can play, and for that we need the time to develop it, to test it, to create the maps that will allow users in the entire world to follow the story.
We are uniquely positioned to develop this story because we already have an advanced plan and we understand the possibilities. The future of gaming is augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality. We are leading the way in developing mystery content for these technologies.
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