Solve a Lovecraftian Murder Mystery in The Infectious Madness Of Doctor Dekker

Peering into someone’s head (metaphorically, not literally) is something that can certainly reveal some shady secrets. Add this theme to a sumptuous looking FMV murder mystery game and you will pretty much land on something similar to The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker. D’Avekki Studios’ game released a couple of days ago on Steam, and it sounds like it could be well worth checking out if you are any sort of fan of the aforementioned elements.

The player takes the role of a psychiatrist who is attempting to solve a murder, all while still treating the patients of the titular Doctor Dekker. The player can ask any question, to which the patients will reply via one of 1600+ FMV responses. The patients can even question the player, the responses given playing a role in what happens down the line, for both the patient and the player character.

The game chooses a random murderer. It’s then played out by way of five therapy sessions, leading to a moment where the player can accuse someone of the crime, and then receive one of a number of multiple endings. That being said, the dev explains on the game’s Steam page that the game wasn’t really designed with replayability in mind, and that the branching that takes place only removes a few responses at a time. Just something to keep in mind if you might read “random” and “multiple endings” as a gateway to a large number of playthroughs. Saying that, however, a reviewer on Steam felt that it was very replayable, so take from that what you will.

I personally think that The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker looks like it could be an intriguing way to spend some gaming time, especially if you love using FMV to help you decode what is happening in a game and having to draw conclusions about things from, more than likely, unreliable minds.

The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker can be found on Steam here, costs £6.99, and is available for PC and Mac. You can also check out the trailer below:


Source: DoctorDekker
GS Blogger: Casey Douglass

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