Tom Jubert – writer and narrative designer behind indie success stories like Penumbra, FTL and The Swapper – today announced a commercial follow up to his hit flash logic-puzzler, Ir/rational Redux, and a day one arrival on Steam Greenlight.
Ir/rational Investigator follows Rick Lombardo, a private dick in a town short on cops and overflowing with scum. It’s a town where any Tom, Dick or Sally can get themselves a license to solve crime, or failing that: a gun and a bad attitude.
What picks this noir adventure out from the crowd is the unique deductive argument system that saw Ir/rational Redux score half a million plays web-wide, and a coveted 4 stars on Newgrounds. Players solve crimes by constructing and deploying logical arguments, and picking holes in those of their opponents.
Tom Jubert said:
“The feedback on the flash game suggested there’s just something engaging about flexing your brain in this way. Packaging that in a wry noir fantasy where you’re as likely to logic your way into a whiskey bottle as a criminals’ hideout seems, to my philosophy-addled mind, like the perfect way to bring it to a broader audience; and to bring an involving narrative experience to iPhone and PC.”
Ir/rational Investigator is the second collaboration between Jubert, artist Martin Santana Camargo, and musician (and fellow Penumbra-developer), Mikko Tarmia.
The game is due to be released in short, 1-3 hour episodes, the first arriving in 2013 for iPhone and PC.
For more information on Ir/rational Investigator: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=92933628
To play Ir/rational Redux: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/598731