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Detective Case and Clown Bot in: Murder in the Hotel Lisbon
A strange murder has occurred in the Hotel Lisbon, a man committed suicide with 14 stabs to the back while at the same time he peacefully drank his coffee. This case with contradictory facts was too complex for Policeman Garcia to solve, so he decided to hire the only duo in town capable of solving it: Detective Case and Clown Bot.
Release Date: Jul 17, 2014
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Win / Mac / Linux - update 1.03

July 21

Hi there Steam friends!
Based on all the AWESOME fan feedback, we just updated the game to version 1.03! Uhuu! And what does that mean? It means we had to stop enjoying our vacations in Azores and get back to work ːcoolmonkeyːːcoolmonkeyːːcoolmonkeyː

Anyway, here are the AWESOME changes:
- We corrected all the typos and gramatical errors people found AND told us about. We can't actually correct what we don't know, right?
- Anti-Social achievement is now more firmly secured! What does this mean? Well, let's say we are now double checking to make sure you get it instead of just relying solely on gnomes and fairies.
- We double checked on current difficult achievements like the Cheapskate and Nerd Monkey to ensure they are actually working... they are!
- Some bugs were cleaned, others were sent away.

We are still checking why we can't use the screenshot feature. Our screenshot feature programmer is still on his deserved vacations so we will have to wait and see what is going on.

For now that's it!
Discuss what i just wrote or just advertise some weird stuff so you can get banned. Cheers!

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Steam keys / Website, Desura and Indie Royale

June 5

For everyone who bought the game on our website, through Desura or the Indie Royale they should all get an equivalent Steam key right before release on a date yet to be announced.

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Reviews

“Pushes the limits of our nostalgia!”
NA – Kill Screen

“For Glob's sake, play it!”
7 – Eurogamer PT

“The soundtrack is Awesome!”
NA – RetroManiac

About the Game

Detective Case and Clown Bot in: Murder in the Hotel Lisbon

Murder in the Hotel Lisbon is a videogame inspired by the classic point and click adventures from the 80’s and 90’s. It adopts these eras distinctive design and it is built using only the pixel art technique. The game itself runs at a native resolution of 256x192, the same resolution used by the old ZX Spectrum 48k and most recently by the Nintendo DS.



Synopsis:
A strange murder has occurred in the Hotel Lisbon, a man committed suicide with 14 stabs to the back while at the same time he peacefully drank his coffee.
This case with contradictory facts was too complex for Policeman Garcia to solve, so he decided to hire the only detective duo in town capable of solving it: the mythical Detective Case and the unmistakable Clown Bot.
Together, they will solve a network of love relations so complex and so intricate, that it would take at least 14 clairvoyants, 5 apocalyptic sect prophets who can predict the end of the world and 3 of those gypsies that can read the palm of your hand just to guess the final outcome.

Characters:
With the mythical Detective Case, also known as the world worst detective, a man so rough and rude that his witnesses would rather be run over by a slow moving freight train than to be questioned by him.
And the hilarious Clown Bot who, although he works as a Detective Case’s sidekick, he hopes in reality that one day he will get a job as a circus clown. Unfortunately, and no matter how many applications he sends, no circus will ever accept a clown that is afraid of children. He never sleeps, so besides working by day as a sidekick, he also works by night as a stand-up comedian in a local bar. People say that he is a joke machine.

Key features

Murder in the Hotel Lisbon has THOUSANDS of key features!

  • A point and click graphic adventure game.
  • Play as Detective Case and Clown Bot.
  • Search for clues and interview witnesses.
  • Take a rest, have a nap.
  • Solve the murder in the Hotel Lisbon.
  • Includes 3 aditional cases.

Steam release:

The release on the Steam platform includes many Steam updates and Steam extra features only found here on Steam! (wow!)

  • Updated Steam version to 1.02 with multiple bug fixes and Steam enhancements.
  • New Steam animations for Steam Case, Steam Bot, Steam Garcia and many Steam more.
  • Support for Steam achievements with a proper real trophy shelf on Case's office.
  • Awesome and cool Steam Trading Cards!
  • Taxi is now properly Steam animated.
  • Revised Steam English version.
  • Steam!

Trading cards
8 awesome and cool Steam Trading Cards!
Collect them all!

Original soundtrack

Murder in the Hotel Lisbon may be low res and retro on the visual side, but we made sure that on the audio side your ears would rejoice with a complete original soundtrack. Composed of an orchestral band, a jazz band and a typical Portuguese Fado trio, the musical landscape contrasts beautifully with the colorful graphics.


Game music
Throughout the game you will ear over 20 different tracks of orchestral music composed and recorded specifically for the game.
All these tracks were recorded on studio with a 10 member band composed of friends and colleagues. All of them brought their soul and heart to these recordings and the results are absolutely AWESOME!

Jazz music
Inside the GAF Bar, a 4 man band plays some cool Jazz.
The character at the Piano is actually Filipe Melo who is doing a cameo and allowed us the rights to use some songs recorded previously with John Ellis, Romeu Tristão and João Pereira! BAM!

Fado music
To top it all, inside the Noitadas Restaurante we have a Portuguese Fado trio ready to entertain the guests. The song they sing was also recorded on studio. It is called "A Caldeirada" and it was originally written for famous Fado singer Amália Rodrigues.
SUAVE!

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 128 MB available space

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 128 MB available space

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.0.4
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 128 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
42 of 53 people (79%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Para os meus amigos Tugas, o melhor jogo do universo!

This game is a masterpiece. It's a perfect example of what an Indie game should be.
Made with a short budget (Its Indie, dah), this game isn't focused in showing great realistic graphics, nor revolutionizing the Point & Click genre with innovative gameplay, but using a fantastic and different humour, with a scent of its own. Its the best, but also the riskiest feature of the game. Why? Made in Portugal, this game lives from its portuguese and humor jokes, from the beginning through the end, and was designed to be that way, and some people (non-portuguese) may not understand them all, although the creators changed those jokes in the english version.
The story takes action in Portugal, in a fictional place totally inspired by Lisbon and Porto, so, if you never went there, here's a perfect way to visit it... In a cartoonish and pixeled way!

If you like Point & Click games, specially humurous P&C like Monkey island, here's a game you can't miss!

9/10
Posted: July 17
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23 of 31 people (74%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Bringing back the memories of the good old day point and click games, with alot of humor.
Posted: July 17
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Murder in the Hotel Lisbon is a point-and-click adventure that will bring you back to the days of Sam an Max: Hit the Road! With a pixelated artstyle, slightly mature dialogue and humor, and unique world to explore, this game is great for fans of the genre. There are a few issues playing through that you may pick up on, such as a notable amount of typos and a good bit of crashing. In the game you'll be finding clues to a murder and then using them to interrogate different citizens. While this idea is unique, it's one of the only few mechanics that you could regard as "new" in this game. Overall, Murder in the Hotel Lisbon is a nice game if you're willing to look around some rough edges.

For more information and gameplay footage, check out my video on it here:
http://youtu.be/rZhnbiy7Mqk
Posted: July 17
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
This definitely is a hilarious game, very charming, bringing back old memories :-)
I'm not sure if I've got all the jokes in the translation, but what I've got was enough to be one of the funnies adventure games I've played in a while.
I've played the linux version and didn't experience any problems like crashes. In fact everything worked, except the part where you can choose to support the developers and (I suppose) should be rerouted to your browser (which maybe sucks for the devs, but is no problem for playing the game ;-)
So in conclusion I can only recommend this game for every adventure game fan, who likes old school games like Sam & Max, Monkey Island or Day of the Tentacle.
Posted: July 20
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
A great detective quest with stylish old-school graphics. I enjoy every minute of that game, especially the "Question and Item" part. Detective Case is memorable and bright character and his robot is very cute. That's a nice example of a good friend pair. The plot is also good because you really try to guess who is the killer. Plus big thumb up for the humour that could be found in every pixel of game. Well done! Wish you success in sale.
Posted: July 18
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