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Online Co-op Mystery Game Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Kickstarter campaign begins for online co-op mystery title.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Team Dissonant has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for their online co-op point-and-click murder mystery game, Whispers in the West. 

 

On the back of their successful demo release at Steam Next Fest in June 2022, the Kickstarter campaign aims to raise funds for three new mystery scripts. Each of these stories will be an hour-long mystery for up to four players to solve together. There will also be some exclusive, hand-picked merchandise as a reward for early supporters. 

 

Team Dissonant is a rowdy bunch of cowboys that saddled up in the midst of the pandemic, and have been working remotely to create this game ever since. Made up of largely young, recent graduates from across the UK, they banded together through the Kickstart scheme and began crafting their dream game project. Read their story here (link: https://bit.ly/3zzeFuc ).

 

The team’s director, Yoyu, believes strongly in supporting young people to enter the industry. Benefitting from her extensive software development experience, the team have made considerable progress since their formation. The Whispers in the West project was only conceptualised in July 2021, in less than a year they have released the demo of this multiplayer, murder mystery game on Steam. 

 

Since the demo release in June, about 1500 players have downloaded and played the game, over 80% of players said they enjoyed and would recommend the game, and dozens of creators have streamed the game on Twitch. The game won recognition at London Games Festival 2022 as one of the Official Selection titles, and it’s going to be part of the upcoming Tiny Teams Steam festival, which celebrates “micro studios and massive ideas”.

 

You can support their game on Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/whispersinthewest/whispers-in-the-west

 

Or you can try the demo before backing it: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1868070/Whispers_in_the_West__Multiplayer_Murder_Mystery/

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