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(Full title: The Man with the Invisible Trousers)

Have you ever wondered what it's like to fight a bear? Well, prepare to keep wondering, because this game has nothing to do with bear fights!

You are part of an elite detective team, but when your boss is murdered, who can you trust? I mean, Jenny wouldn't kill him, would she? Or Alistair? Perhaps it was Lily? Or maybe it was YOU!

The only way to find out is to put your detective skills to the test, in this mind-bending puzzle platformer.

By the way, the murderer changes each playthrough - use your brain to work out who the real killer is!

Reviews


MurraybotMurraybot

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

WOO

Fun game no doubt. The music was entertaining and the idea was simple and creative. I however take some pride in saying that I glitched the game, somehow I achieved the impossible by going through a wall. Then proceeded to get stuck. What I have seen has been interesting.



turtlecbturtlecb

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Sweet.

LOL. Stick around for a while when you're in a room with a conversation going on, and you'll be rewarded with a couple funny lines. Ex. *Jenny at Lily* "If James wasn't staring at us I'd kiss you better*; *James at the end of the game* Why is our skyscraper full of puzzles? *Lily at James* I dunno, I just took the elevator here. Why didn't you? (She might not say that if she's the murderer)



ArArJiCaArArJiCa

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Yeah there is a glitch

like the other person said you get stuck, that happend to me. But good job on this game :D


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NekoMikaNekoMika

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great piece of work

I have to say this was rather creative and made the game fun with the fact that the bottom part of your body is invisible and you can defy the laws of physics as well!!

The graphics were very simple yet nice at the same time as well to me. The way that you die causes a slight blood spot for a moment as you are recreated and enter the same room is nice too. Like how there is not a lot of dialogue which is good. It is even better that you can skip the dialogue without listening to those people too.

The audio choices were quite nice here. The songs were fitting and added a bit more drama to the story.

The gameplay was great but the only real thing that ever annoyed me in some levels was the inability to duck and dodge spikes. Also kind of sad but interesting how those trapezoid pieces prevent you from walking in a certain direction however you can fall through them.

Overall, an interesting game and story!!


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ZyrockZyrock

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Overall a Great Game

For the most part this is an amazing game. Another great entry in the growing sub-genera of gravity platformers. This really reminds me of "And Yet It Moves" and "VVVVVV," but is distinct enough in gameplay and style to stand on it's down. The weird gravity mechanics are a little tricky to wrap my head around at first, but once I did I was having a ball. Gameplay wise it's nearly flawless, and probably one of the best examples of it's genera in flash. The only trouble I had was the story. The film noir style detective story seemed interesting at first, but it doesn't tie into gameplay at all. Sure there might be some metaphorical connection, like how a case is full of twists and turns, and only when you figure out how all the clues fit together can you progress, (IE puzzle=mystery), but even then removing the story would have changed nothing gameplay wise. Clues are given throughout the game, dropping hints in between level cutscenes, so an easy fix would have been to let the player choose who they thought the murderer was based on the clues given. Still, even with the disconnected story the game is a blast to play and is one of the best platformers to come out this year.


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helloearthling responds:

Thanks very much! Good input too, thanks for it all. Noted, should there be a sequel :)