Don't Get Falsely Accused of Murder!

It's the 1940s and you didn't kill nobody.

GREETINGS, DETECTIVE ADVENTURER!

If you’re joining us from the Dirt Cheap podcast, welcome Phil-a-maniacs!

Today’s game was inspired by Dirt Cheap. ICYMI – Dirt Cheap is a podcast I co-host with my partner Amanda. On the show, we read a bizarre old paperback one chapter at a time. This week is the season finale, where we finally finish a baffling noir mystery novel from the 1940s called Murder in the Glass Room. Click the show icon below to listen to the first season and hear us slowly go insane while trying to make sense of the plot.

Your wife Edna lies on the floor in front of you. Only instead of her blood being inside her throat, like usual, it’s dripping from an open wound onto the floor. In other words, she’s dead

Let’s be clear. You didn’t kill her. But man, people sure will think you did. For one, you slapped her yesterday at a restaurant in front of several dozen witnesses. But it’s the 1940s, so that'll be considered a little hubby/wifey spitty spat. Also, you dropped by her place to serve her divorce papers, which is an unforgivable sin against America’s One Christian God. At this point, you’re batting 1-for-1 with a jury.

You’re pacing out of fear, anger, and a touch of horny regret. Inside the glass room where you found her body, your heart is beating fast. But it’s time to focus. You need to leave your wife's murder scene without incriminating yourself of a crime you didn’t commit. Whatever you do, act not guilty!

What would you like to do?

To leave the house immediately, have a look at the “Lauded Books from the 1940s” list below. Give yourself 1 point for every book you’ve read. 

Lauded Books from the 1940s

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  • Native Son by Richard Wright

  • No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai

  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

  • The Stranger by Albert Camus

  • The Living is Easy by Dorothy West

  • Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler

MENTIONS & MINOTAURS

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Welcome, Bee! Thanks for the reminder that we now have 40 games in the Adventure Snack archives, all free-to-play. If you haven’t played it, it’s new to you.

I was curious if anyone actually made a game called “sportsball” at this point, and I found a Wii U game with that title. It’s basically Joust, and I like Joust, so yay Sportsball!

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Geoffrey Golden is a narrative designer for video games. He’s written for Capcom, Ubisoft, Square Enix, and indie studios around the world. Follow him @geoffreygolden on Twitter.

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