My detailed written blog post about Overboard! is at this linkhttps://mrdavepizza.com/overboard-genre-twisting-inkle-whodunnit-review/ Overboard! is such a romp upon the seas, such fun. I wasn't sure if I was going to like a murder mystery game, but the game has nothing but charm. I love how it plays like a classic whodunnit with all the nuances of an indie game in it. I don't typically critique "worth it" value, but the game is memorable and replayable, so it definitely is. The choices-matter gameplay is legit and every character has lots of depth. One of the top games I ever played.
A downloadable game for Windows
JULY, 1935. A MURDER HAS BEEN COMMITTED aboard the SS Hook.
Only one problem: you did it.
Can you get away with murder?
- 5/5 - The Guardian - "A quite scintillating success!"
- 5/5 - Adventure Gamers - "Don't miss the boat on inkle’s glorious adventure!"
Overboard! is a tense, highly replayable detective game from the creators of 80 Days and Heaven's Vault.
Blackmail a spy. Fall in love. Murder a rival. Cheat at cards. Drug a witness. Lie, befriend, betray, console, sneak, seduce, steal, borrow, pray, eavesdrop, kill...
There are clues, evidence, suspects, accusations, secrets and lies.
You’ll need all your cunning, coercion and charisma to ensure that someone else takes the fall.
- Next-gen visual novel: go where you want, when you want, and say what you want
- Simulated story-world: other characters move and act independently, remember everything they see and hear, and everything you do
- Every minute counts: you have eight hours to escape justice. Time is always ticking
- Who can you trust? Some characters are friendly, and some are out to get you. Who will you befriend? And who will you betray?
Built using the award-winning ink narrative engine, Overboard!'s narrative twists itself around every choice you make.
Play once for a thrill, or multiple times to uncover all the secrets and achieve an ideal ending.
One play-through lasts about 30 - 45 minutes, but achieving the perfect crime run will take a lot longer.
|Genre||Interactive Fiction, Adventure, Visual Novel|
|Tags||Detective, Female Protagonist, Meaningful Choices, Mystery, Story Rich|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any), Touchscreen, Playstation controller|
|Mentions||Games of the Month: Boats, Dogs, and Din...|
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $14.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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- We've gone Overboard!Jun 14, 2021
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Ok this game is challenging, but also kind of addicting. Also, I did pick this game up on iOS (mobile) instead of PC. I honestly think this is better off as a mobile game
will it be available for mac
I love the visuals of this game and the art style, but $15 is too much for half an hour gameplay.
It says average game session is about half an hour yet this game is $15 wut!?
Absolutely loved the game. I love 'groundhog day' looping games, and this was so much fun. These types of games are so rare, and Overboard! pulled it off perfectly.
do you have a soundtrack, or list of songs? the choices are fantastic
Do you have plans to release a Linux version? If this is made in Unity it's just an export away.
given a notification that the file was damaged and unable to be opened (mac version).
UPDATE: This seems to be bug in Unity / Apple’s code-signing, so we’re pulling the Mac build for now. If you’ve bought a broken copy, please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org) with some proof of purchase and we’ll supply a Steam key (the Mac version on Steam is fine, for some magical reason). Apologies again.
What This The Game Buy Now You Noob Inkle
Hi! I'm really excited to play this game, but as soon as I purchased it, I was given a notification that the file was damaged and unable to be opened (mac version).
I got this problem too! I hope the devs fix it soon...
Oh, damn, only just checked this page. Apologies! We'll look into it quickly
UPDATE: This seems to be bug in Unity / Apple's code-signing, so we're pulling the Mac build for now. If you've bought a broken copy, please let us know (email@example.com) with some proof of purchase and we'll supply a Steam key (the Mac version on Steam is fine, for some magical reason). Apologies again.