A Night on the Express by JimmyDelaney19

made by JimmyDelaney19 for LD28 (JAM)
A 7 Sided Games Production

You are Frank Delaney, Private Detective.
You are feeling particularly hardboiled tonight.
Can you use your wits and your skills of deduction to solve the mystery of a murder on the rails?
I Hope so, cause YOU ONLY GET ONE chance to figure out whodunit!

(P.S. The Surgeon General advises that you do not look directly at the bugs) ;P

-With love
Seven Sided Games

Edit: We are aware the game is very buggy. We are working to fix them! Thanks for all of your feedback.


Coolness 45% 1141
Overall(Jam) 4.00 17
Audio(Jam) 4.18 8
Fun(Jam) 3.52 72
Graphics(Jam) 4.48 19
Humor(Jam) 3.05 123
Innovation(Jam) 3.00 214
Mood(Jam) 4.09 14
Theme(Jam) 3.61 55


17. Dec 2013 · 05:55 UTC
Nice atmosphere and great use of the theme!

And that's a killer fez...
19. Dec 2013 · 02:55 UTC
Five for graphics! Very cool
19. Dec 2013 · 02:56 UTC
Lovely game dude! The music was awesome and so were the graphics, and it was intense!
19. Dec 2013 · 03:00 UTC
Very cool game, couldn't figure out who is killer yet but I will! :) Great atmosphere!
21. Dec 2013 · 17:54 UTC
Paddleball kid is the one that had a luck escape, the incessant racket was enough to get thrown from an open window. :D

Great art, great piano soundtrack and great depth and character for a jam entry, excellent work and best of luck!
23. Dec 2013 · 07:40 UTC
Audio and graphics were great!
23. Dec 2013 · 08:11 UTC
Very nice atmosphere, a lot of content for a game made in 72h. K so I failed in hardcore mode after I couldn't gather anymore clues. You can't tell me who was the murderer? ;-P
23. Dec 2013 · 08:33 UTC
That's some really, really awesome work for a jam! Cool character designs and story and everything! Never thought something like this could be done in a jam.
Ras Lyon
23. Dec 2013 · 11:18 UTC
Really really solid. More than I'd hoped for. I don't usually go in for these kinds of games, but the mood was excellent. Still, I wish it was a little more guided, kind of felt like I was wandering aimlessly, and just spent my accusation as soon as I got tired of playing. Still, super cool for what it is!
Denis Chakarov
23. Dec 2013 · 19:14 UTC
Wonderful game! Amazing work! The mood was so right it got me hooked and wishing to start watching detective movies or read books!
However, one of the bugs that you've told not to look onto spoiled the joy: I've got the mobsters in the room and when trying to select the option "Truth", they were saying the same lines as the "Alibi" question. :(
Really want to see this title polished and released!
24. Dec 2013 · 19:33 UTC
Nice use of theme.
24. Dec 2013 · 20:12 UTC
I WON!!! XD I included it in my Ludum Dare Compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :) http://youtu.be/ncqRBKI10A8
26. Dec 2013 · 11:20 UTC
Great atmosphere! It reminds me of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express and Jordan Mechner's The Last Expres. Nice cast of characters, there are just plenty of them to interrogate.
Great soundtrack and sound FX. Graphics are awesome with comfy compartments, nice paintings on the walls and snowy landscape scrolling behind the train windows...
When a room is full of people it's often difficult to see which person you're talking to: a UI hint would be helpful.
As you noted there are a few bugs indeed, I hope you'll be able to fix them soon :-)
Very well done!
28. Dec 2013 · 23:19 UTC
Excellent game ! The graphics are beautiful, the music amazing, the atmosphere was awesome. Great work !
07. Jan 2014 · 01:16 UTC
Neat little game. Loved the graphics and music. I couldn't really find any actual evidence though, so I just accused somebody randomly and got it wrong. Maybe there's something I missed that triggers new dialogue options?