Retro genre mash-up Mansion Lord has just been greenlit on Steam, developer Golgom Games has announced.
Mansion Lord seeks to combine murder mystery, business sim, world-building and turn-based RPG combat all in one game all wrapped up in lovely 16-bit pixel graphics resulting in a final look that isn’t too far removed from mobile games such as Tiny Tower or Pocket Trains.
Players will build their mansion tile by tile and invite guests to dinner parties. As those guests start to embark on murderous sprees, you can hire detectives to identify and capture them for a reward. Detectives can be leveled up and equipped with a huge variety of different weapons and accessories as well as teach them new skills to make them more adept at their sleuthing.
Cash bounties are nothing without the ability to spend them though, so you can also look forward to buying new rooms for your mansion, research new upgrades and buy new and more effective equipment for your detectives.
But that’s not all! You also need to keep your employees happy by giving them gifts and providing them with their own personal bedroom, build relationships between different detectives to make them more effective at working together and even send them into randomly-generated dungeons to clear out all manner of nasty monsters.
Aside from Steam, the game will also be distributed through Desura and GOG and the developer is also hoping to release the title on iPad, Android, PS Vita and Wii U in the future – depending on how their Kickstarter goes. It’s currently sitting at $15,982 of its $28,000 goal, with 11 days to go.
Mansion Lord will be released sometime in mid-2014, with a price currently set at $10.
[This article was originally published on The Indie Game Magazine and is reproduced here with permission]