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: Mostly Positive (284 reviews) - 70% of the 284 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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“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.”

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

Mac OS X
    • 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.
    • Storage: 60 MB available space
    • 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.
    • Storage: 65 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 19

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)

-I realise this may repel some buyers;
this game is a MUSICAL at the core interspersed in the dialogue is SONG..

-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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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
I can't in good conscience consider this a good game I can recommend, but it was interesting watching it fail at what it's trying to do, and at least it's an original concept.

The only way I can describe it is as a stop motion musical in a point & click framework. It mostly fails at all these three things, mainly by looking, sounding and playing as the work of an amateur. The art style is distinct, but the stop motion isn't all that good. Still, it's charming. The music and highschool-musical-theater singing are also kinda charming, at least once you realize that the singing is off key and rather bad "on purpose", but you still can't call them good. The point & click elements are barely there, with no real choices and no real puzzles, just serving to move you forward in the story.

I think what really tipped this over to no for me was the story. It's very much on the nose. It's got some points to make, and instead of building them organically into its storytelling, it just repeats them over and over. We are never really allowed to empathize with the characters: Instead of watching them deal with the world and its problems we are being told what their problems are and are expected to feel something from that. Good storytelling doesn't really work that way. So if one of the goals of the game was to make us think about gender and the economy, it very much falls flat. Instead of sounding humorous and lighthearted as it seems to attempt to, it feels awkward and preachy.

So an interesting little amateur experiment, the first commercial game of a single developer working on their own, trying out a relatively novel idea. I didn't regret the cup of coffee I paid for it with the discount, because the aesthetic is charming and because it didn't overstay its welcome, but that doesn't mean it's a good game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
This game isn't that good, but it is amazing.

Cons: Not very much game play; just wandering around asking people about things, as detectives do, and waiting very patiently as they answer you in *very* long-winded off-key operatic fashion.

Pros: The protaganist is likeable, the plot is quirky and has some surprises, and some of the lyrics are funny. The fact that all the voices and literally everything in the game was done by one person, apparently with materials they had lying around gives Dominique Pamplemouses aheartwarming, endearing quality. I played it and thought "wow, I could make a game."

In short, this is the best black & white zero-budget claymation rock opera detective game out there these days. Buy it in a sale if you want to kill a few hours.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
If rhymes shoehorned into a tale
is an idea you don't find too lame,
I bought this on a Steam Sale,
I'll suggest you do the same.

--Sorry, had to get that out, just played through it in one sitting and the rhythm, and sometimes lack thereof, is catchy in ways. Hideously catchy.

I love claymation, and even though this is super low-end budget style, I liked the characters and backgrounds. Animation is not very varied but it gets a... thing of sort... across.

After the first scene or so, the overt cheesiness of the constant amateur singing of the majority of the dialogue wore away. It really is nice how the music score rolls right along and the dialogues always queue up to hit the beat right when they ought to. It's a neat effect requiring only momentary pause, and feels really natural in a sort of... absurd impromptu musical. I liked the score quite a bit and, partnered with the timing of the singing, it honestly felt like the most polished part of the game.

The plot is admittedly pretty silly and nothing worth writing home about, but it might give you a weird kind of chuckle.

The gameplay was very simple, a brief point and click adventure. I've played a handful of point and clicks, and this one, while it required no massive leaps in logic (which is good), it was far too easy (which is bad). Regarding variation, there's far more interrogation of the characters (which makes sense given the musical platform) than there are backgrounds to be searched and interacted with. Finally, there isn't a lick of puzzle element in this game, which I find to be kind of irregular for the genre, but to each its own, I guess.

The kicker, it was super short, a shade more than an hour. (Additional "playtime" was spent waiting for card drops.)

To sum it up, weirdly catchy tunes, too easy, odd visuals, and too short.
Get it on sale if you're feeling frisky, I guess.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
A b&w clamation "walking simulator"

Unique style
Steam cards
Captions ... seriously how often do you see that?
Can run on a freaking Atom processor
The DLC has freaking sheet music ... seriously how often do you see that?

Dialogue is more of a song than dialogue
At times funny, a times trying to be funny but failed
Not much of a game, more of a audio novel?

5/10 +1 cards, +1 style, -1 short for the price = 6/10 (7/10 if you get this on sale or in a bundle)

Good story (not really a game) that you should pick up on sale.

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