A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

Download NowName your own price

Detect Occult  is a narrative mystery side-scroller where the player follows a detective, Jen.  Explore what is believed to be a breaking and entering and uncover the happenings of the eerie home.

As the player, click on objects around the house to figure on what's going on, however you can play through it without doing so.


The concept began with the game being developed with someone's interests in mind and was finished as part of a narrative module for a college assignment. 

Input:

  • A & D to move left and right.
  • W to move through doors.
  • Left Mouse button to click on objects.

Art/Animation/Concept @Kalobrienz

Writing/Implementation Phil Elliott


Download

Download NowName your own price

Click download now to get access to the following files:

DETECTOCCULT.zip 25 MB
DETECTOCCULT_OSX.app.zip 28 MB

Comments

Log in with your itch.io account to leave a comment.

(+1)

Loved the atmosphere and feeling of the game, reminded me of The Last Door. Hope you keep working on it!

Really glad you liked it :) We're currently doing internships for College so we've taken a break but we do hope to continue with a part 2!

(Edited 1 time) (+1)

Hello, Kalen!

Congratulations for the great work! It reminded me the atmosphere of Clock Tower (SNES).

As a Portuguese translator, I would like to ask if you have any interest to bring the game into my language. It would be a pleasure to localize it! :))

Anyway, best wishes!

(+1)

DUDE.It's THE BEST  SIDE SCROLLER,horro game.Do the part 2 of the game

I'm really glad you liked it! We have plans to but currently we're busy with college/internships :) We will let you know when theres a second one out!

ok

(+1)

Super cute game, absolutely loved it! The art style was super cute to boot! Will there be any updates/ additional chapters? 

Thanks for the delightful game, it was a real treat!

Really glad you enjoyed it let alone loved it :D! We want to make a continuation eventually but at the moment we're off from Uni so we want to chill for a bit. Thanks a bunch for playing ^_^

(+1)

Totally get it! I await the next continuation eagerly :D

(+1)

You have a DETECTOCCULT_OSX.app.zip file for download, but it is marked as Linux, so Itch.io says "Not available on macOS".

Hey there, really sorry for the late reply I've been away. I'll fix that right now ^_^

(-1)

Made a video - 

Bahaha you can click on objects ya realize?

What you didn't realize Kalcifer was that you don't have to click on anything.

(+1)

It was a pretty short game, but it had an interesting story. I enjoyed playing it. 

Adored this lets play, very nice editing :D! Also thanks for finding that bug bahahaha, we forgot a collider.... So embarrased!

(+1)

That was an interesting game- I liked discovering the story through exploring the house, made it a lot more interesting. I also enjoyed the length of it- shorter games are some of my favourites.


(+1)

Fun, wish it was longer!

(+1)

Enjoyed the game, some fun dialogue too. Nice stuff!

(+1)

Glad to hear :D

(+2)

I loved this game, having to search around for bits of the story myself really made the game a lot more interactive which I loved!

(+1)

Was very enjoyable to watch you play :D Tss a good commentary you got there! The game doesnt crash at the end btw, its a forced quit ^_^ THANKS FOR PLAYING! <3

(+1)

Yeah twas a poor choice of words on my part as I felt the forced quit was fitting there and really played into the ending! Thanks for making an awesome game :D

Bahaha your choice of words we're grand.  Twas nothing at all, glad you played it :D

(+2)

Gave it a go...

(+1)

Really loved your narration and your feedback at the end, The original game was suppous to be longer but we decided to use the game for a College project so, alot of things got cut due to bugs/time constraints. Thank you so much for playing though!

(+1)

Wow the ending was creepy as...i loved it but too short :(

Glad to hear you loved it ^_^ We we're limited with time so parts had to be cut, we might do a directors cut version if we have time over summer!

Be sure to leave a rating also as it helps out! :D

Sure i will ,tnx for the info and i can't wait the director cuts :)

(+1)

Hey there, the game was really good and quite interesting. I enjoyed exploring the house and slowly piecing together what went on. 

I loved the pixel art style the game had and the build up of the atmosphere was spot on. All in all, this was a great game and I would highly recommend that other people check it out too!

Also, I hope you don't mind but I did a short "let's play" video on it.

(+1)

Im so glad you liked it! Let's play away, I have zero problem with that :D Thank you so much for playing!

(+1)

:D Leave a rating if ya haven't already <3

Already did, would leave another if I could. I gave it 5/5 for the record as I really enjoyed it, I wish you luck with whatever project you choose to do next!

(+1)

Much appreciated. We might be doing something during the summer :D Find me on twitter for updates @kalobrienz !