[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
Everything is going according to plan. Just the other day
Detective Case was merely a bunch of pixels and Clown Bot a
paragraph in a presentation document. Reaching beta stage doesn't
mean that the game is ready, but we are getting there. Content is
all in place but can still be improved and changed. The game is
also ready to be shown and tested in public.
It also means that
the press can start receiving some demo versions
and we can go to some events to show our baby.
There won't be a public beta version because such a thing is not
necessary. The game is not that complex that it needs thousands of
people to play it. We will however do some tests with restricted
groups, colleagues and friends to search for those nasty hidden
bugs and do test runs on different computers and OSs.
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As for Greenlight, we are slowly climbing up the burocratic
We are almost at 40% on our way to the top 100 with
4.000 YES votes
Passion, humor, mystery, horror and drama!
A videogame for Windows, Mac e Linux
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
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 characteristically 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.
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
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.
Nerd Monkeys® is a new videogame company focused on original
and innovative multi-platform videogames.
Nerd Monkeys® was founded by
Filipe Duarte Pina
Filipe Duarte Pina was one of the co-founders at Seed Studios,
where he produced games like "
ToyShop Tycoon" for the
NintendoDS and "
Under Siege™" for the
Filipe Duarte Pina - Director, Author, Artist
He was one of the owner and co-founder at Seed Studios. In this
first project he mostly works as the director. Besides writing the
script, Filipe will also keep the concept of the project coherent
and at the same time allowing everyone in the team to implement
their own ideas. He'll also do some pixel art whenever needed.
Diogo Vasconcelos - Producer, Accounting, Manager
Currently the owner of a video-game collector store called
PressPlay and two other niche product stores.
Guarantees we have everything needed to execute the project. He
also manages the company in stuff like accounting, web site,