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Hauma - A Detective Noir Story

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: Assemble Entertainment
Developer: SenAm Games
Release Date: Sept. 11, 2023

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'Hauma - A Detective Noir Story' Is A Visual Novel Coming To Nintendo Switch And PC In Fall 2023, PC Demo Available - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 19, 2023 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT

Hauma - A Detective Noir Story is a narrative-based investigative noir visual novel with comic book aesthetics.

Discover a conspiracy amongst the upper echelons of society alongside former detective Judith, while visiting real locations in a comic-inspired look.

The story of Hauma unfolds in a thrilling, comic-inspired visual style that only amplifies the unique narrative elements. Hauma challenges players to master the art of deduction and uncover a harrowing conspiracy perpetuated by the city’s upper echelon.

In Hauma, players will step into the weary, well-trodden soles of Judith, a former detective being roused out of retirement by the suspicious goings-on of Munich's upper class. While tracking down and interrogating the city’s cabal, explore real-world locations displayed in a distinctive, graphic-novel art style, discovering pieces of hidden history and using these clues to probe the mystery within.

Collect items, solve puzzles, and overcome dialogue riddles as players make their own investigative deductions using the “mindboard," a unique characteristic of the game that functions as an inventory containing items, thoughts, and other clues necessary to decipher the dark secret of the city’s underbelly.

Play the free prologue, which takes place before the events of the main game, and help Judith solve the mysterious case that almost cost her her life.

Showcased in the Indie Live Expo on May 20, 2023, Hauma - A Detective Noir Story joins indie peers from Assemble Entertainment, including Windy Meadow - A Roadwarden TaleBetween HorizonsMira and the Legends of the Djinns, and Verne: The Shape of FantasyHauma’s stand-out narrative delivery and female-led plot make it an excellent addition to this year’s showcase that celebrates indie developers and their games from around the world.

A playable deme also seems available on the Steam page.

Key Features:

  • More than Meets the Eye: Embark on a journey of deduction and intrigue, uncover the secrets of Munich's elite fascist society, and piece together the puzzle of the conspiracy that lies within
  • Enter the Mind Palace: Become acquainted with the mindboard, an innovative inventory of interconnected items and thoughts that, when weaved together correctly, uncover clues and unravel mysteries 
  • Draw Your Own Conclusions: Utilize engaging investigation mechanics, including a variety of puzzles and challenging dialogue riddles
  • Comic-Inspired Storytelling: Exhibited in vibrant, graphic novel-styled art, Hauma visually engages you in a gripping story and doesn’t let you go until you’ve unearthed every last conspiracy
  • Hear Me Out: Hauma features a fully voiced cinematic adventure, featuring a diverse cast and evocative characters 

Hauma - A Detective Noir Story is coming to Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam) in Fall 2023.

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