Dirty Land is a game about real estate, crime, and desperation, inspired by classic sales movies of the 80s and 90s.
Step into the shoes of Frank Marsh, a newly hired salesman for Pure Sky Properties, a real estate office where coffee is for closers and the status quo is hawking swamp land to unsuspecting buyers for a tidy profit. Will you cast aside your ethics for a quick buck, or will you take the high road and find a way to scrape by honestly?
Something New Every Day
Welcome to your new job. At the start of every day, you begin out front of an unassuming, drab strip mall, where Pure Sky Properties is tucked away. Every day brings new characters to meet, new events to experience, and new stories to be told. What will it be tomorrow?
Choose a Lead, Go on a Sit, and Close ‘em!
These are the new leads. You’ll probably close one of your leads today, but can you close two leads a day? You’re gonna need some caffeine for that. But you know what salesmen say about coffee… you better prove your worth if you want that cup of joe!
Every day you’ll have chances to make a sale. Learn what they like, study their habits, memorize what you can about them, and get them to sign on the line which is dotted!
The Birth of a Salesman
You are Frank Marsh. You’ve made a mistake that has ruined your family. You can’t change your past, but you can change your future!
Will you take the high road and stick to your principles, or take the low road and chase the easy money? Whichever path you take, you’ll discover multiple endings based on the choices you’ve made and whether you succeed or fail in those choices.
On top of those choices, you’ll need to balance your family life with your work life. Will you be a model father and go home and play with your kids? Or will you go out on another sit and close that elusive buyer? Go too far down one path and there will be consequences… your choice will change Frank’s story - at work and at home.
Make Friends First, Sales Second
An office is a place where dreams come true. A place to meet lively new people. A sociopathic manager. An elusive owner. An opportunistic coworker out to steal your money. A flamboyant salesman with no concept of failure. A seductive hairdresser. An intrepid drycleaner. A neglected wife. A pair of dumb mob thugs. A ripped-off customer. A brutal detective. A homeless derelict with clues to a mystery. A rival firm across the street. And many more…
Always Be Closing
The money is out there. All you gotta do is reach out and grab it! How many leads can you pitch and sell? Can you bag the top leads? Will you take advantage of easy prey, or tackle deals with honor?
Play the Sleuth
Do I have your attention? Good. Because it’s not just sales numbers that you need to keep your eye on. You need to keep your wits about you, because in an office full of backstabbers, anything can and will happen. Including the surreal!
Clearly you’ve been framed. But by who?
Solve Murder Mysteries
In a desperate world you’ll meet desperate people. Dangerous people. People who will do anything to make rent. To not get fired. To make that promotion. To secure those juicy leads. From unsavory characters to hilarious charmers, they all have secret motives to uncover… you’ll need to gather clues and piece together the truth to gain the upper hand in this double-crossing world!
Everyone is a suspect! Especially you!
And this murder won’t be the only one…
Read More: Best 1980s Crime Games.
Diane Carter never expected her folklore degree to get her a job offer from the local police department, but when a rash of occult-themed fires sets the city on edge, she is called in as a special consultant on esoteric religion to help find the culprit.
There’s just one problem: the woman she’s assigned to work with. She’s cocky, beautiful, and far too familiar.
Can Diane and Jackie overcome the obstacles of their past and find the truth?
The 1980s, but not as you know them - This is the Dark New Age, a time when belief in paranormal powers was mainstream and parents feared that their children would be kidnapped by Satanic cults
Interactive mystery - Play minigames to search crime scenes for clues or interrogate suspects for insights, accessible either through mouse or keyboard/controller.
Lesbian romance - Develop the relationship between two adult female characters
High-Detail Art - Explore the world and its varied cast in a dark painted style
Linear Visual Novel - All choices lead inevitably to the one true solution
Read More: Best 1980s Detective Games.
Tex Murphy: Mean Streets
Mean Streets is an open world game set in the far off future of 2033 complete with flying cars that have wireless fax machines, imagine that! You take on the role of detective Tex Murphy to solve the mysterious death of a University professor. Next time you see that someone wants a GTA style open world game, tip your fedora, saying you want a real open world game Tex Murphy style. This is vintage gaming at its best, the game comes with a manual, where the manual for the first time ever in the history of me gaming on steam is required.
Read More: Best 1980s Detective Games.
That game was made before I was born and yet it still entertain me. It’s amazing how much fun can be packed in that 30MB. I must admit that graphics hurts my eyes comparing to modern games but this game really makes up for that with gameplay.
Lots of locations which You can visit in open-world manner, roaming West Coast in a flight simulator. Every location come with map to search for clues and evidence or memorable and distinctive character. Some of them will cooperate. And some won’t.
Also, I’ve really liked that I had to write my questions. Nothing was given to me on the silver plate. It gives lots of satisfaction when all of the clues start to make sense. And if You find Yourself stuck, after looking everywhere and asking everyone (and believe me, You are wrong if You think so) You may always ask Your informator. For a price of course.
Déjà Vu II: MacVenture Series
A well made classic LOVE THIS GamE!! bring back my apple 2gs!
Tags: Adventure - WC - Walk Clicker
Additional Tags: Delete Local Content & Remove from Library
TLDR: Dialog window gets cropped. UI is dated and relies on an old OS to give engine to adventure. Try Kingsway instead for same idea in an RPG format.
Walk clickers are arguably the more primitive version of doing adventure games compared to classic point and click. Even walking simulators have the potential to be more fluid with their freeform environment navigation.
The stiff scripting required for progression, along with the insta-death pitfalls peppered all over hurt the experience.
Déjà Vu: MacVenture Series
A very limited and simple quasi-real life simulator that has troll gameplay which makes you die unpredictably just because the game wanted you to die because of a particular choice you made, so, while playing this game, make your peace with death and prepare to die, LOL. At least the game has a great sense of witty, sarcastic and dark humour and a sense of showing the rope about life 101 to help players free from their own naivety and ignorance.
It’s very admirable that, as an adventure game, players ain’t tasked with most of the adventure games’ usual boring errand-runner tasks that require them to solve a moon logic puzzle. What this game mostly ask from you is finding a key to open particular doors. As simple as it may sounds, the actual complexity of the game is figuring out who you are, what happened to you, where to go and how you can make things right for you.
Deja Vu was the first of the MacVenture entries that was released in 1985. It places you in the role of Ace Harding, a retired boxer now detective gumshoe set in the 1940s.The only problem is, you’ve woken up in a bathroom stall and worst of all - you don’t remember a single thing of who you are!
This leaves you in the challenging role to solve the problem before you become a vegetable. That’s not the only worry because it just so happens that a band of criminals have framed you for a murder and a kidnapping. This is requiring you, the player, to think out of the box and think like a detective to help Ace.
Interesting control system. Unlike all races, here we are still given the opportunity to play as a driver without a car. I wonder what will happen if you run to the finish line without a car? It will be too long, but perhaps some secret awaits us. Personally, I haven’t tried it.
This game as a whole is quite attractive with its visual style. There are various tracks in the retro style of the 80s and 90s. Neon cities, relaxing music, palm trees at sunset. But one big problem is that the physics of the car is far from the best. Very strange behavior when driving, there is a feeling that we are driving on ice. One wrong move and the car is out of track. I hope this issue will be resolved once the game is fully accessible.
_“They’ve promised that dreams can come true - but forgot to mention that nightmares are dreams, too”. - Oscar Wilde
Your eyelids are heavy, your muscles relax, the sound of the television fades away to fatigue after a hard day at work. You embrace the arms of Morpheus and dive deep into the infinity of your imagination.
You wake up on an idyllic white sandy beach. A light breeze makes you shiver as the sun sets on the horizon. After a peaceful walk along the beach, you discover a huge dark bunker gate, which opens as you approach, inviting you to come in.
Your curiosity takes over and you decide to explore the place, revealing a wide underground complex. But what started as a perfect dream quickly turns into a bad one when you realized you’re not alone in here.
Find your way out, explore, solve puzzles and fight for your survival. Or your sanity.
Bad Dreams is not a game that should be played by everybody. It’s a unique experience filled with horrors and secrets. So be ready to face your darkest dream. But never. Ever. FALL INTO MADNESS._
Bad Dreams is a VR Horror game developed by French indie studio with outstanding and immersive gameplay based on real gesture. A unique experience, where nightmares become reality.
Immersives controls :
Bad Dreams will put all your senses to the test. Look, listen, smell, touch, run around… Don’t forget to do all this quietly because the evil is lurking, a strange evil that can’t be silenced without taking your head with both hands… Use your VR controllers like never before. Pinch your nose to avoid mortal gaz, cover your ears to save your spirit from madness…
In Bad Dreams, you must watch your sanity gauge very carefully and keep it as low as possible. If you don’t, insanity will take hold of you, and you will fall into limbo. A place where only the worst nightmares manifest. Run for your life to escape this hell and pick up right where you lost your mind.
Use flashlight or matches to explore a dark underground network. Crouch and be quiet to avoid unnecessary fight. Pray to take the good path or die and try again. Do not forget your flashlight battery or embrace the darkness and its subjects.
A horde of zombies, mutants and atrocities will come to haunt you throughout the game. Fortunately for you, there is a large choice of weapons and how to use them: kill, maim, and burn the monsters to save your life.
Your path will be filled with puzzles to solve. Some of which would seem simple at first… But not when you’re under attack and creatures are roaring behind you. Thrilling moments guaranteed.
Hard choices :
In this game, you will have to choose which tool or weapon you’ll carry. You can carry one thing per hand and your inventory will offer you two slot so use it wisely.
More infos on our website : http://baddreams-vr.com/
Our team :
We’re a french studio called CREATIVE VR 3D and our team is composed of 3 members. As a young and indie company, we could use any support, help or exposure that you can offer.
Now working on Bad Dreams for a year, we are launching a Kickstarter campaign to finish this game. Help us by joining our community on Kicsktarter : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/baddreams/bad-dreams-a-horror-vr-game
BUGS & DEVLOGS
The flashlight attached to the wristband may be flying above it.
Grab an object when you already have one in the other hand may shift (move) it a little bit. This is only visual.
Codename Nemesis is an indie, top down, action/stealth RPG set in a 70’s Noir themed world with story rich movie styled cinematics and retro low poly, comic book styled graphics.
Follow Sam, a goofball hitman through a dark city filled with scum as he tries to find his friend, Neil, who’s in the wind after the alleged assassination of their boss, a powerful crime lord. With every goon in the city wanting Sam and Neil dead, our hero takes off into the dead of night in search of his brother while eventually coming face to face with his ultimate nemesis.
Immersive story-line and movie styled in-game cinematics.
Choice of gameplay between Action & Stealth.
Striking, stylized comic book and retro low poly graphical extravaganza.
70’s era urban themed characters and RPG environment.
this game is fucking amazing, a huge step up from the original
Aladdin for the Super Nintendo is your basic run-of-the-mill videogame that was adapted for the movie
Added new game mechanics with gravity and physics, no rotation.This is a good independent
game in a gloomy atmospheric world.
Creating a sequel to a good game is no simple task. But somehow, Dnovel did it. They
improved The Square Key every conceiveable way.
If you liked TSK, you’ll LOVE Black Ido.
Nice Game with cool design. Better be bought during sale.