Dominique Pamplemousse in “It’s All Over Once The Fat Lady Sings!” is a unique and offbeat stop motion animated detective adventure game about gender and the economy. Also, all the characters frequently burst into song.
User reviews: Mixed (281 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 11, 2014

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Recommended By Curators

"A stop-motion noir detective story adventure game musical made of clay and cardboard - call it pretentious garbage or the most artful game in history."
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Reviews

“This is the all-singing point-and-click adventure that you must bellow out to all of your neighbors!”
Indie Statik

“Charming, witty and experimentally fun; playing off gaming conventions offers new perspective and fresh insights on genre; funny and inventive, not like anything you’ve played before.”
Adventure Gamers

“One look at Kiai's stop motion musical detective adventure game about gender and the economy makes it easy to see why it's nominated for four IGF 2014 awards, including the Seumas McNally Grand Prize.”
Gamasutra

About This Game

Dominique Pamplemousse in “It’s All Over Once The Fat Lady Sings!” is a unique and offbeat stop motion animated detective adventure game about gender and the economy. Also, all the characters frequently burst into song.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP or later.
    • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks.
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB of graphics memory.
    • Hard Drive: 60 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.6 and above
    • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB of graphics memory.
    • Hard Drive: 65 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
23 of 34 people (68%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Awesome little adventure game if you enjoy its odd musical delivery of its story. It's a love or hate it affair but at this price (still on sale on a humble bundle as of today) it's worth taking a shot on a game that dares to deliver it's content in a unconventional way.
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Initially, I wasn't attracted by Dominique Pamplemousse's style. But I was still intrigued by that game sounding so French (I mean, Dominique is also used in French and Pamplemousse is a fruit). After getting it, I decided to try it. Besides, it's not a heavy file and I'm still trying to run after all my backlog trading cards.

It's a point and click game in black and white, with characters in... well, you know the stuff that you can use to model? Well, the animation is really well done even if they chose to add a grainy film. But while Dominique Pamplemousse is a short game with two endings, the real originality is that 90% of the dialogue are sung. And in tune with the music.

Besides, even if the voice actors aren't The Voice, it's not breaking your ears because of false notes. Besides, the lines are funny so... And the credits are also original as everyone who backed the project has their names being spoken, rather quickly.

Anyway, for $4 dollars, you're not ripped. Don't expect to be the game of the year but still, a little indie crowdfunded game that is enjoyable.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
CUTE

It was with a heavy heart I started this game, not expecting anything heavy in return and I was not disappointed.
-it's light humour is uplifting,
-my internet was cut temporarily and made the choice to play a game without cloud save (THIS),
- Of course I wanted to play every thing other than this..
-it isn't a long game, it succeeded in lifting the cares of the world off my mind for the duration of the game,
-the graphics are derived from clay or putty sculptings, movement is activated by point and click of the mouse,
(the picture is in black & white-remember black & white TV; like that)

DIALOGUE IN THIS GAME IS MADE UP OF TALK AND SINGING
-I realise this may repel some buyers;
this game is a MUSICAL at the core interspersed in the dialogue is SONG..

EFFECT OF GAME ON ME
-soon enough I ended the game with a renewed idea of WHAT fun is,
-& I was LEFT WEARING A SMILE because of this games' light-heartedness,


I recommend this game;

Game On.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Disclaimer: I did not play much of this game, despite what Steam says. After the first few minutes, I simply left it running for trading cards.

Dominique Pamplemousse is a form of black-and-white, interactive, stop-motion musical. There is, as far as I could tell from my short playthrough and from looking at videos online, very little gameplay, which means its success hinges upon the quality of its visual and musical aspects. Visually, it presents a striking aesthetic, which might please some; musically, however, I find it to be a failure, as the lyrics are uninspired and the melody monotonous. Perhaps it improves over time, but it failed to grab and hold my attention, and from looking at others' experiences, it doesn't seem like playing it any longer would have made it better.

I cannot recommend it.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
I'm trying not to be nasty about this game because it was made mostly from donations on indiegogo (they even mention every person that donated in the credits which I thought was a nice touch). And from what I've researched the game developer is not super experienced so I want to put this into the 'it's the first game I made' pile... I mean heck the website said it was mostly filmed with a freakin iPad. So lets not be too judgemental.

! That being said ! The singing is truly awful, but it's funny. When they started singing, and they were out of key and the stop motion animation looked like it came from high school students my initial reaction was - urg. However, as I proceeded the terrible singing and non sensical lyrics became funny and charming. What I did enjoy was the music. Check out this youtube clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=17&v=2mWDV5IiwRc of the band responsible for the soundtrack.

This game takes at the most two hours to complete so don't expect complex gameplay.. in fact don't expect any gameplay. However this is a good case for Dominique Pamplemousse because I swear if this game was even ten minutes longer I would have punched my computer. It is meant to be a short game... It's kinda like that one friend you have that's fun to be around in small doses because they're silly and quirky but if you spend more than an hour or two with them you're ready to pull their tongue out and feed it to the wolves.

Worth the experience if the game is free or if it comes with a nice little bundle. NOT WORTH $5 ON ITS OWN

5/10
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