A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Good news: magic is real! Bad news: magic is highly illegal. Star Seeker is a wizard and you must solve a wizard crime or else get thrown in wizard jail by wizard- I mean, just regular police. In this short point 'n' click adventure, collect evidence and use it to clear up the useless detective's many confusions- and don't worry about getting it wrong. Every hare-brained idea you can possibly pitch to the detective prompts unique dialogue!

Features:

  • A short, one-room point-and-click mystery dense with clues
  • Unique responses for every combination of clue and question
  • Customizable pronouns in the options
  • Gorgeous pixelart and a magical original soundtrack
  • There is a goat in it, and it goes "maaaaaa"
  • If you don't think that last one is a selling point then I don't know what to tell you

Original soundtrack by Max Knightley available at https://pastelhandgrenade.bandcamp.com/album/star-seeker-ost !


EDIT 11/4: We're having problems with some Mac users failing to open the game from the itch.io download- if you're on Mac, you might want to opt for the Steam version instead until we get this fixed (unless you know your way around Terminal and can run the provided workaround). Thanks for your patience!

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(6)
AuthorBenedictIde
GenreAdventure
TagsFantasy, LÖVE, Mystery, Pixel Art, Short, Wizards
LinksSteam

Purchase

Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

StarSeeker_windows.zip 44 MB
StarSeeker_macos.zip 51 MB
StarSeeker_linux.zip 45 MB

Comments

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Superbly designed, written, and executed. The dialogue is funny, (and they're not kidding, EVERY choice has its own dialogue!) the characters are interesting, and the entire story is quite entertaining. I bought the Switch version, not realizing that it would be as short as what it was, but it was still worth it. The game is exactly as long as it needs to be for this mystery. The mind palace mechanic is VERY clever, but I won't spoil why. Just play it, you'll see what I mean!

I have only three gripes with this game: the dialogue history could be a little longer, scrolling through a large list without being able to skip pages or even hold down a direction to scroll through several items is a bit annoying, and I wish there was a quick way to close dialogue you've already seen.

really want to see more mysteries with Star Seeker!

Very polished, cute and funny! Fans of Detective Grimoire/Tangle Tower will enjoy this for sure. The mystery strikes a good balance between having some layers and respecting the brief (60-90 minute) playtime. The mind palace mechanic is cool, if maybe a little underutilized in my playthrough, at least.

The best part is the title character. Star Seeker is a fun, snarky queer wizard detective, a little in the vein of Dominique Pamplemousse, whose energy and dialogue propels the whole adventure. Star deserves a full-length mystery--preferably with their own private practice, where they don't have to deal with incompetent, melodramatic cops!

This is a really charming game. Just the right length to get the story across and consistently funny all the way through. It feels as though it's a set up for a series, and the characters are interesting enough that I'd love to see more of them <3