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 could only be solved by the amazing Detective Case and his sidekick, Clown Bot.
User reviews: Very Positive (87 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 17, 2014

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"It’s certainly not the deepest or most involved adventure game, but it’s a quick fun romp that you won’t regret if you are looking for a funny game."
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July 20

1 year of Steam sales and 6 months on iOS and Android

To celebrate 1 full year on Steam we decided to (again) to do a sale.
This time we included our mobile versions as well.

Murder in the Hotel Lisbon is this week on sale for 50% on Steam and also on the App Store and Google Play.

Thanks everyone for playing!

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February 12

Murder in the Hotel Lisbon and Starr Mazer cross paths!!!


Our old pal Detective Case got in a bit of a situation when he was sucked across SPACE and TIME into the dimension of Starr Mazer! How in blazes did this happen? How will he get back to the eighties? And do they sell beer in Jaruga’s? Who knows!?

Starr Mazer is a Point-and-Click adventure shoot’em up in SPACE!
It is currently being funded through Kickstarter and, according to our own magic ball, it will definitely get fully funded. So, what are you waiting for? An invitation!?


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“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 This 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.

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.

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.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 128 MB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 128 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.0.4
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 128 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Point and clicks are a crowded market and now reaching out to a new audience thanks in part to Telltale's highly sucessful Walking Dead. Knowing this, it is hard to tell new point and clickers that this game rivals Walking Dead, because it does not. This is not a heart wrenching, emoitonal trip that makes you sick to your stomach. Instead Hotel Lisbon is a lighthearted game that follows a questionably capable detective and his robot sidekick/ unfunny comedian.

Hotel Lisbon is dripping with style: the color choices, retro style, and music all come together to deliver a very pleasing aesthetic. The animations and characters feel classic in design, but still very refreshing. The setting is filled with nice little details and feels well structured. On top of all this, the music fits well through the game.

The humor in the game is more hits than misses. Some of the humor comes from poking at unfunny things (laugh track included), being legitimately funny, and sometimes just being silly or breaking the fourth wall. Sometimes I feel like the humor went right over me, but mostly I enjoyed it.

The gameplay is somewhat detective like. You are tasked with solving cases by finding evidence, which never feels too
hard and is usually done by finding highlightable items throughout different environments. After gathering your evidence you then have to interview/interrogate suspects as Clown Bot or Detective Case by making three accusations. You have to choose the accusations from a small list and then match that up to evidence. One choice is obviously wrong and unrelated to evidence and the others are related to evidence. However, this is where the game can begin to stretch out and lose its charm.

Sometimes the wording of the "right" accusation to make can seem strange. The suspect seems to get angry when I insult them, but all of the choices seem to be insulting. The other major issue with interviewing is that sometimes suspects will only crack when they are being interrogated by Clown Bot or Detective Case, so even if you get all your questions right you might have to redo the whole interview with the other character. To make this problem worse, upon failing the interview, either character will suggest trying the interview instead. So you could potentially be stuck in the same interview for too long before it starts to eat away at you. All of these issues can lead to interviews becoming tedious and tiring. However, the game will not lead you into an impossible interrogation because you need to have sufficient evidence in order to start one.

In addition to the main cases there are a few side cases (with more promised) and a mini game featuring Clown Bot. The side cases run like the main cases (with the exception of the lost video tapes, which involves combing the environment). The mini game has Clown Bot telling jokes and you delivering the punchline in multiple choice format. You get a few tries before having to restart and speed factors into your score, but it is a nice little distraction.

The wording of questions and punchlines seem to be a bit strange (probably due to translation), but that is only a minor setback for this game. The style and humor make this a fun experience, as long as the interviews don't overstay their welcome. None of the puzzles or sleuthing will leave you scratching your head, but this short point and click adventure is full of charm and character.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Time Played: 5 Hours
100% Achievements

Detective Case and Clown Bot In: Murder in the Hotel Lisbon is a point and click adventure game. The game is quite colourful and nicely animated, but there's not much to do here. It's fairly linear where you head to one location, pick up an item and go to the next. While not a bad game, it definitely needs more polishing. Interviewing characters was similar to presenting items in Phoenix Wright. Solving the murder mystery felt unrewarding and unsatisfying. All you learn is who did it, but not how or why. Heavily suffered from typos and poor translation which led to a poor storyline experience.


Humour fell flat
Translation errors
Devs begging for money as an achievement
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
You love next-generation-graphics and high definition sounds. You like your games as dry as an desert and funny jokes is something that you only admire when it includes you giggling about the noobs an the Counter Strike Server?

Well, get outta here! This game is the washed up but unclean scenerio of da stupidest punchlines ever served.
Who ever said that an robot couldn't tell jokes? Who ever said this game would be about the robot? NO!

This game is about P.I. Detective that never lost an Case in his name and only than also about an robot telling jokes that no one can stand.

Investigate on the cruel crime of an lost baton and an wild "Nerd Monkey" running, well, wild and in your spare time you could also try to solve the case of the Murder, but it is not important and maybe to hard to solve in the first place.

If you didn't like this review, than better don't buy this game and return to your FPS-shooters.

8/10 Because of the burning image of the young lady with beard stubble that I might never get out of my brain.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
AUDIO: Charming                                           AESTHETIC: Unique
MEMORABILITY: Lovable                              WORTH: Full Price

PROS: Caricature-like cast is absolutely adorable. Dialogue is a fun read, and an average point n' click player can get through the main story easily. Advanced players were accounted for with tougher side quests that require a bit more noodle-usage. The humor in the game ranges from fourth-wall breaking gags to more mature, subtle quips.

CONS: Case and Clownbot admittedly have too close of a dynamic to Sam & Max. Portuguese translations lead to some spelling errors and syntax. This shows horribly in the stand-up minigame where you need to guess the answers to jokes; English-speaking players will not understand some of these jokes, as they're based on a culture and language different from our own.

OVERALL: If you want to see our beloved genre continue into the future, Nerd Monkeys are definitely one of the groups of devs to support. The case, while a bit contrived, is a fun journey and evidence that these guys will be moving on to do even bigger and better things.

SCORE: 8/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Just finished this funny lil' game and i'm ready to do a decent review :)

I really enjoyed playing this game for 5 main reasons :

1- Style, this dev team sure ain't copying any games you've seen, they got their own style & it's perfect this way :)

2- jokes & global ambiant... I'm out of word... epic / surprising / entertaining as f*ck would be my resume, many references to classic :p

3- music : i didn't expect it but i ended up singing those weird sound.

4- characters & story : very unique or very cliche, you could argue on that ^^

5- hidden stuff : won't spoil that part but for example i got a success for playing this game in early morning :D

Overall pretty epic game, bit too short for me i really hope these Nerd Monkeys will be able to do other games :) if u enjoy investigating & funny dialogue, jump right on this game !!!
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