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Skumring: Extra Noir Edition!

by SeamanNaranja

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Operating System(s):
Windows
Game Genre:
Other
Game Type:
Investigative
Story Type:
Original
Release Date:
28 Apr 2013
AGS Panel Rating:
(help)
Not rated yet
Player Rating:
Medium length game
Short game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium length game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full length game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
MAGS game Monthly AGS competition entry
Non-adventure game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
Joke game You know when it fits this category ;)
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Training game Games made just to try out AGS
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Content advisory:
Occasional, mild
Suggestive dialog
Occasional, mild

Public Opinion

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7 people have rated this game so far:
Visual:
86%
Immersion:
80%
Puzzles & Pacing:
71%
Overall Enjoyment:
86%

About this game

Introducing the Extra Noir Edition!

Now you can play the ultimate version of Skumring!

Port Horizon 1951. A city on the verge of collapse. Moral collapse. Crime. Corruption. Greed... Money.

Join private eye Cooper Chutney on his mission of truth in a city that reeks of lies, deceit and go-go dancers. Solve puzzles and interogate bartenders as you make your way through the city while the sunset comes ever closer.

New features: - Black and white noir graphics! - Drastically reduced filesize! - New and improved cutscene system! - Removed critized voice acting

Other features: - 30+ locations, 15 characters, 40+ inventory items, 2500 lines of dialogue! - A varied noir soundtrack
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3 people commented on this game (newest first):

A pretty fun game. The art direction was very good, even if not super-detailed, and worked quite well. The puzzle design was a bit hit-or-miss, with a few creative ones along with some over-reliance on particular types of solutions. My biggest problem with the game was the voice acting, which was (trying not to be mean here) very distracting and kind of ruined any sense of immersion. The game would have been much better without it. Still, overall it's worth trying out.
2013-10-19 09:49:42 by Aeschylus
Firstly:

Absolutely wonderful game that had me entertained the entire way through. The multitude of puzzles were just challenging enough (for me) to be fun but not frustrating. Well, not *too* frustrating. Without a few moments of frustration along the way no game is complete...

The soundtrack is amazing and adds bundles to the mood!

The comic book style cut-scenes were all very well presented and perfectly paced with the plot so as to be unobtrusive. They felt welcome each time they appeared and left me feeling with a continuing feeling of accomplishment.

The "percentage completed" readout is nice. In the early stages it adds the pleasure of knowing that you still have a lot more fun coming your way, and in the later stages it builds suspense as the climax approaches.

A few issues:

* During some of the full-screen cinematic sequences and during some ingame object movements the game slowed to a snail's pace for me. But then again I do have a fairly crappy computer. Might not be an issue for most people who have decent puters.

* Sometimes when the characters yelled out at me it was a bit loud and jarring compared to the BGM and other ambient sounds. I think though there is a setting to turn down the speech volume. I would recommend the default setting to be set just slightly lower though.

* After one particularly dark moment in the story I thought the main character/"narrator responses" continuing to use their normal jokey tones without a pause felt a bit cold. I know, however, how hard it is to code a break from such stock responses and how much work it would be. Just a nuance I thought I would mention though rather than a major issue.

Very minor points however in a great game.

Took me about 4-5 hours to complete in one sitting with no walkthrough or hints needed, so a very nice game time/difficulty well suited for a lazy Sunday afternoon engrossed in a world of femme fatales, thugs, underworld conspiracies, and film noir nostalgia.

Well worth any classic adventure-game fan's download
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2013-10-13 09:35:39 by Mandle
A very atmospheric and interesting game. Although the graphics are fairly simple, A LOT of effort has clearly gone into the art direction of Skumring, and the whole package comes together very nicely.
2013-10-09 11:30:05 by CaptainD
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