In a surprise announcement, inkle released the visual novel game Overboard for Switch, PC, and iOS. In this game set on a ship bound for America in the 1930s, you play as an actress who has thrown her husband overboard. Rather than solving the mystery, your goal is to cover your tracks and escape without suspicion, all while blaming the murder on someone else so you can cash in on the fortune he left behind. Featuring NPCs that have set routines and move around the ship in real time, the game promises replay value in utilizing old information from each playthrough to perfect the next.
July, 1935. Wealthy Malcolm Villensey’s fortune has been wiped out overnight. He and his starlet wife, Veronica, have escaped aboard the SS Hook for a new life in America—but Mrs. Villensey has other plans. And one little push is all it takes.
- The clock is ticking. In eight hours the boat will dock and you’ll need to answer for Malcolm’s whereabouts.
- No crime is perfect. There are always witnesses. But how will you find out who saw what, without giving the game away?
- No one is innocent. Every passenger has something to hide. Can you turn their secrets to your advantage?
- …Malcolm had a generous life insurance policy, but you can only claim the cash by framing someone else for murder.
Overboard is available for purchase now for $14.99 on Steam, Switch, and GOG, and for $5.99 on the App Store.
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