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One Show Only - Detective card game

07-11-2016, 12:15 PM
#1
Joined: Jul 2016
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 5
One Show Only - Detective card game

Hey,

I've only just become aware of the TouchArcade forums so I'm a little late to the party. But I'd like to announce my detective / card game One Show Only.

In One Show Only you interrogate witnesses to a crime by playing a card game against them. Every witness has information you can acquire by playing the card game against them, which creates a unique combination of game mechanics and narrative.
The game is set in a circus after a performer was murdered and features a gritty art style that complements the tone and setting of the game.

This is the trailer for last week's PC release:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyuQ24n91iI

And a gif of the interrogation mechanic


Thanks for reading! If you have any questions or comments I'm all ears.
Tristan

Hey, my name is Tristan and I make games for a living, currently finishing One Show Only

Last edited by Tristan Dahl; 07-13-2016 at 08:22 AM.
07-11-2016, 02:39 PM
#2
Interesting!

07-12-2016, 07:11 AM
#3
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 259
What about replay ability?
07-13-2016, 04:52 AM
#4
Joined: Jul 2016
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 5
Thanks @dragan !

And @vectorarchitekt , the game isn't procedurally generated, as I couldnt find a way to make that work with the dialogue and story. So there's only one ending. There is some replayability though, as you don't necessarily need to find all the cards to discover who the murderer is.

Hey, my name is Tristan and I make games for a living, currently finishing One Show Only
07-18-2016, 03:25 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by Tristan Dahl View Post
Thanks @dragan !

And @vectorarchitekt , the game isn't procedurally generated, as I couldnt find a way to make that work with the dialogue and story. So there's only one ending. There is some replayability though, as you don't necessarily need to find all the cards to discover who the murderer is.
Was wondering about replay but makes sense. Story is probably better not being generated. I think it should be viewed as paying for a one time experience, like a play or movie (as the title of the game fits well). Which at the price of a couple bucks isn't too much to ask. Nice work, looks pretty cool!

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07-19-2016, 02:19 AM
#6
Joined: Jul 2016
Location: Berlin, Germany
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Thanks @RossmanBrothers! Yeah, I'm a big fan of short games myself as there's just so much to play out there and that type of experience was a good fit for my game.

Hey, my name is Tristan and I make games for a living, currently finishing One Show Only
07-19-2016, 02:24 AM
#7
Joined: Jul 2016
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 5
The game has now been approved by Apple and the release date is August 4th!

If any of you would like to be notified on release, there is a mail sign up form at the bottom of the website: tristandahl.co.za/oneshowonly.html
I'll only send you one email, once the game goes live.


Hey, my name is Tristan and I make games for a living, currently finishing One Show Only