When inebriated antique seller Bjorn Thonen gets robbed one night, he uses drunken logic to his advantage. Together with his next-door neighbor Sandra, he decides to launch an investigation into what proves to be a much more mysterious adventure than he ever imagined. This is the backstory for Demetrios – The BIG Cynical Adventure, a point-and-click adventure inspired by Broken Sword. Developed by COWCAT games, Demetrios features hand-painted visuals and animated characters presented in the first person view commonly adopted by visual novels.
Gameplay offers a variety of puzzles and situations to intrigue beginners and experts alike using a high level of interactivity. Each character’s personality has a touch of cynical humor, which will both form their in-game motivations and cause them to react in certain ways depending on player input. The game’s humor is said to be derived in part from Discworld. In addition to providing players with an adventure that travels from France to Germany, Demetrios offers a host of mini-games and hidden clues that will shed some insight on trickier puzzles.
Demetrios is currently being developed using GameMaker: Studio. It is expected to release sometime in 2016 for PC, Mac, and Linux. For more information on the game prior to its release, make sure to follow the developer on Twitter and like the official Demetrios Facebook page.