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Murder Mystery & Time Loop: Noir-Inspired Narrative Adventure ‘The Posthumous Investigation’ Announces Launch in Q4 2024

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São Paulo, Brazil - Wednesday, May 8th, 2024 - Mother Gaia Studio is excited to announce that The Posthumous Investigation will be showcased at this year's LudoNarraCon, revealing for the first time its anticipated launch window in Q4 2024. A playable demo will be available on Steam.

The Posthumous Investigation is set in a noir-inspired 1937 Rio de Janeiro and offers a unique blend of murder mystery, point-and-click puzzles, and time-loop mechanics within the frame of visual novel storytelling. Collect clues, explore, and be immersed in the romantic era of the “Marvelous City” in Brazil.

The game's announcement is timed in sync with LudoNarraCon, a festival celebrated for showcasing narrative games. The Posthumous Investigation invites you to investigate the mysterious death of Brás Cubas, the aristocrat who hired you to solve his death. Until the truth is out, you’ll be trapped in a time loop, amidst a plot of conspiracy and treason. Discover and interrogate eccentric suspects inspired by the literary works of the great Brazilian novelist, Machado de Assis.

“We're thrilled to bring The Posthumous Investigation to LudoNarraCon, where fans of narrative games can experience firsthand the intricacies of our time-looping detective story," said Victor Cesario, Producer at Mother Gaia Studio. "We invite everyone to try the demo on Steam and see how their use of time affects the story.

The Posthumous Investigation features:

  • Noir-Inspired Murder Mystery: Collect hidden clues and interrogate suspects as you explore the different districts of the “Marvelous City” of Brazil in 1937.
  • Time Loop Advantage: Learn the routines of each suspect and events in the city to use them to your advantage when you wake up at the beginning of each day.
  • Complex Visual Novel Storytelling: Uncover intertwining plots that create a branching and multi-layered narrative.
  • Grey Characters: Morally ambiguous personalities make it seem like all your suspects are equally guilty
  • Literature Meets Game: Based on the books of the notable Brazilian writer Machado de Assis, one of which is The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas.

The Posthumous Investigation is scheduled for release on Steam in Q4 2024. Fans of intricate narratives and rich storytelling are encouraged to Wishlist the game today for exclusive updates and release notifications.
For more information, please contact:
Justin Snow, Indie Pups
E-mail: justin@indiepups.com
About Mother Gaia Studio
Mother Gaia Studio is an award-winning indie game studio in Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil. With over 10 years of experience in the game industry, the studio has a mission to deliver quality entertainment through innovative games, for different niches, in a fun way.
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