Singapore. 2032.

The world is in a state of chaotic flux as the global economy is nearing the nadir of its decade-long downward spiral. Singapore is one of the last refuges of relative order, but even here, the government is struggling to keep the nation state from the brink of collapse. Law enforcement, like most public services, is underfunded. Private Detectives are becoming the first option for citizens who can afford a semblance of justice.

Enter Amira Darma, once a rising star at INTERPOL. She has just set up shop as a Private Investigator in the heart of Chinatown, and her first client is about to walk through her office doors...

Inspired by the Carmen Sandiego games of the late 80s and 90s, Chinatown Detective Agency is a mystery adventure game that has you traveling across Singapore and all over the world in hot pursuit of criminals, persons of interest and valuable objects. Research answers to the clues and leads you'll unravel as you take on cases from clients both well-intentioned and shadowy.

Along the way, you'll untangle a web of conspiracies and plots that threaten to push the Lion City over the edge.

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The 2020 edition of the digital convention LudoNarraCon, which celebrates narrative video games is now live. Running from the 24th to the 27th of April, the online event hosted through Steam showcases some of the most interesting and innovative upcoming and already released narrative games.

Experience much of you'd expect from a normal convention, with over 40 games being exhibited, several panels from members of the industry to watch, sales for over 50 games and dozens of playable demos during the event to play.

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Check out the online panel schedule for LudoNarraCon 2020.

There is a wide variety of panels to check out and topics to learn about throughout the event, including the evolution of game narrative, storytelling in games without dialogue and how to develop branching narratives (check out the full list in the image above!).

While there are dozens of games being showcased as part of the event from a variety of developers from around the world, including Chinatown Detective Agency, Eliza, Heaven's Vault, Mutazione, Yes, Your Grace, Beholder 2 and plenty more.

LudoNarraCon is an initiative from indie game publishing label Fellow Traveller, which aims to create a platform to spotlight and bring more attention to the many unique and upcoming narrative games being created around the world, all in a digital event format.

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Making a game inspired by Carmen Sandiego took us around the world (without actually leaving home)

Making a game inspired by Carmen Sandiego took us around the world (without actually leaving home)


Chinatown Detective Agency is a point and click adventure inspired by the Carmen Sandiego series of games. In this article, we talk a bit about the game's...

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