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The Markus Polo Hostage Situation

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Investigate a hostage-taker to diffuse an unstable situation in this text adventure police procedural!​ Created over a weekend in October 2021 for the Ludum Dare 49 game jam (theme: “unstable”).

Warning: This game features adult language and themes, and is not suitable for children.

Should play well on a mobile phone or desktop/laptop. Save with “SAVEF” and load with “LOADF” to transfer your progress!


Type two word commands (e.g. check notes). Choose an option in multiple choice. And type inputs when requested! Tap/Click/Press Enter to proceed, whenever you see a flashing cursor at the bottom right. Save progress with SAVE or SAVEF and then resume with LOAD or LOADF.


  • Coding by Chris Hay aka E.R.C.​
  • Art and font by Mig Moog​
  • Music and sounds by Nat aka Nathanaël Wsiaki​
  • Story and writing a team effort

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help i stuck at the 2nd call to bank

you search for porn... but all thats comping up are silly cat gifs!

Frick yeah, good ending purely by doing what I felt was right, good game and a great concept, little confusing sometimes and the dialogue did skip a few lines occasionally for no reason, but still, 4.5 stars!

It was a nice game, the story and progression was good. I only wish that it was a bit longer, but it would have probably been a double edged sword on length, some like it short some like it long. But nonetheless, it's still a great game. Hoping to look forward to a potential sequel.

migmoog responds:

Thank you for such kind words! We had a lot of fun writing it.

Credits & Info

3.51 / 5.00

Oct 4, 2021
6:09 PM EDT
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