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For this week’s Switch Kickstarter Project of the Week, we will be looking at General Interactive Co.’s Chinatown Detective Agency. The game is slated to release approximately in 2021 and in regards to a Switch port, General Interactive Co. had this to say:

We don’t have plans for porting to consoles, but do plan on having a Switch and possibly a mobile port as a stretch goal should we approach our funding goal with time to spare.

Here’s the overview:

Singapore stands as a last refuge of order but even here the government struggles on the brink of chaos. Private detectives are now the first call for those citizens able to afford a semblance of justice.

That’s where you come in. You are Amira Darma, once a rising star at INTERPOL, now a freshly minted Private Investigator in the heart of Chinatown, and your first client is about to walk through your door…

Inspired by the classic Carmen Sandiego games of the 80s and 90s, Chinatown Detective Agency is a mystery adventure game that will take you across Singapore and the world in hot pursuit of criminals, witnesses and clues. Solve puzzles and uncover leads using real research and investigation, and manage your time and money to solve cases from clients both well-intentioned and nefarious.

Along the way, untangle a web of conspiracies and plots that threaten to push the Lion City over the edge.

Explore a rich cybernoir future of mystery and intrigue in a world inspired by Blade Runner, The Da Vinci Code and Black Mirror. Travel the globe from your base in Singapore in search of leads, and talk with dozens of uniquely voiced characters each with their own mysterious agendas. 

As soon as I saw that Chinatown Detective Agency is inspired by the Carmen Sandiego series, I was immediately intrigued. As a private investigator in Singapore, this game appears to take on a much more grunge mature-rated spin on the Carmen Sandiego series, with crime, guns and the underbelly nightlife.

Chinatown Detective Agency requires S$ 57,000 and it is currently sitting at S$ 40,942 after 751 backers with 23 days remaining. If you’d like to support the development of this game and reveal a potential Switch port, click the link below to visit the Kickstarter page.

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Posted by Alex Harding