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Great Idea for Episodic game.

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Hey guys! I think I have great idea for adventure game

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Game based on short mystery books, popular in USA in 60's called "Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators." Each book tells us about mystery that solved buy three guys - Jupiter Jones, Pete Crenshaw and Bob Andrews.
The three boys who call themselves The Three Investigators are Bob Andrews, Pete Crenshaw, and Jupiter Jones, all of whom live in
Rocky Beach, a small city on be shore of the Pacific Ocean some miles from
Hollywood. They solving mysteris and crimes, riding and then tell them to Alfred Hitchcock, every book started with this. They have Headquarters. Is an old thirty-foot home trailer which they have equipped
with an office, a photographic darkroom and a tiny laboratory, and hidden from public view behind towering piles of ordinary junk so that it must be entered through certain secret passages which they have constructed.

Why this game should be made by TellTalegames?

Genre of Three Investigators is adventure-detective. I think by creating Sam and Max series you guys gained experience.

Game mechanic that based on special abilitis of each character like in Maniac Mansion:
Jupiter is intelligent, stocky and has a remarkable memory and deductive skills.
Pete is an athletic youth who dislikes dangerous situations, but is nonetheless reliable as the "action member" of the team.
Bob Andrews, who is small but wiry, is something of a scholarly type, although
with an adventurous spirit.

Story of Three Investigators have same style that TV Show series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents". Maybe I wrong but - new season of S&M hase exactly same style.

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  • A game idea doesn't just have to be good, it also has to be potentially profitable. I'm sure this could make a great adventure game I just don't think anyone would buy it :(

  • I just about remember reading some of the series when I was younger. Think I've still got the Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot around, which was my favourite. As for making a game out of them, it could be done but I don't think it will be.

  • @corruptbiggins said: I just about remember reading some of the series when I was younger. Think I've still got the Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot around, which was my favourite. As for making a game out of them, it could be done but I don't think it will be.


    Why not? I think it perfectly fit in TT game model. I thin auditory of adventure games mostly grew up on books like this.

    P.S Yes Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot was great like other 9 books written by Robert Arthur.

  • Actually this, or at least something that is strongly based on it, is still quite popular in germany (even among adults), where it is called "Die Drei Fragezeichen ???" ("The Three Question Marks"), as a series of audio plays. There are about 140 Episodes and as far as I know the main characters are still voiced by the same three guys since 1979 (they were about 14 back then), and all three are today well known voice actors. They even do live readings sometimes.

    I think there actually are some games based on it, but I am not sure what kind of games those are.

  • They are still very popular in Deutschland and they are releasing radioplays (Europa) on a regular basis, the latest one is #144. Problems are that without the original speakers this is a No-go. Secondly there are already MM-Director-DVD-Adventures via United Soft Media beeing produced, simple, targeting a younger audience and without the original speakers.

    The best thing you can do is visiting one of their live performances like the latest Die drei Fragezeichen und der seltsame Wecker. These are really good, available on DVD as well.

  • That shit produced in Germany called DIE DRIE this is not Three investigators. They created they own characters and world that realy destroy charming style of 60s USA.

  • You have to differ a bit:

    a) Die Drei radioplays (short time experiment due to licence/ego issues).
    b) Die Drei Fragezeichen radioplays (maybe 3 out of 10 are good).
    c) Die Drei Fragzeichen live readings (awesome).
    d) Die Drei Fragezeichen games (interesting for kids and die hard fans only).
    e) Die Drei Fragezeichen films (not the original speakers and rather meh).
    :

  • @Woodsyblue said: A game idea doesn't just have to be good, it also has to be potentially profitable. I'm sure this could make a great adventure game I just don't think anyone would buy it :(

    Peoples need - quality, quality games needed, that means game will be profitable if its quality game, no matter what it about.

  • Sadly the reality is a little bit more complex again but maybe you could for instance teach Warren Spector a lesson about the outstanding commercial success for games like System Shock I+II, Deus Ex, ... and why the sales stats look the way they do.

  • @taumel said: Sadly the reality is a little bit more complex again but maybe you could for instance teach Warren Spector a lesson about the outstanding commercial success for games like System Shock I+II, Deus Ex, ... and why the sales stats look the way they do.

    This is is a MAIN problem of game desingers in our days. They just make money not a GAMES.

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