A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

Detective Pennelope Scout must solve a murder case in the mysterious, cult-like town of Timsville. Uncover the town's secrets in this point-and-click murder mystery!

Controls:

Left-click: interact with dialogue/choices, (hold) move to new location

Right-click: interact with objects

Left-click top right button to open journal

Left-click to interact with journal

How to Play: Collect items and alibis in your journal! At the end, you will submit your case report to be judged. Refer back to Rigatoni if you need help!

Credits:

Narrative Design: RemXiia + aw225

Programming: TalkingChicken

Visuals: meddykip + VenusGames + aw225 (Timlings) + crowswalk (Backgrounds)

Level & Audio Design: mattpiedragames + cobyhilelly

UI/UX & Project Management: crowswalk

A semester-long project made for Major Studio at NYU Game Center :)

Adapted from a 4-week prototype.

Download

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PenneDreadful_PC.zip 130 MB
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PenneDreadful_Mac.zip 138 MB

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This game came as a surprise to me! The surreal visuals caught my eye, but I didn't realize how much I would enjoy the other elements too. Here's my playthrough for anyone interested:


It had a quirky and off-beat tone that I quite liked. The mystery writing was competent, and the art style contrasted well with the grotesque backgrounds. Of course, extra cookie points for the blatant weeb references.

I do have a gripe with the lack of a save system though. There's generally no excuse not to have it if you have a game with multiple endings, I personally think it's better to encourage players to explore the content and not force them back from the beginning after all. The linear narrative is fun to read the first time, but not after the 3rd time!

Oh, and a small detail that only affects content creators, but the church music is copyright claimed (I had to swap the music out to a public domain song).

But anyways, I loved the game otherwise. My single regret is that I didn't understand most of the puns, because my only experience with pasta is spaghetti!

I wish the developers/artists the best for future projects!

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Thanks so much for your feedback, we really appreciate it!! (and thank you so much for letting us know about the claimed music, this was news to us ;o;)

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I love Tim...

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new fork ziti

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certified classic.