You’re a private eye in a world glutted with crime, but what else is new? Start destitute and unknown, then gradually build a name for yourself through increasingly difficult and high-profile cases. Investigate, interrogate, and intrigue with the best of them, while navigating all kinds of criminal and governmental politics. And don’t forget to watch your back - in a city with this much moral ambiguity, everyone has a hidden agenda.
Oblique is a detective, film noir, and sci-fi game - in that order. And by that, I mean that solving crimes (detective work is the content) takes greater precedence over film noir (the ambiance and tone) which in turn takes greater precedence over sci-fi (the lowkey setting).
I intended to have written a lot more of the game before I posted it up. But I’ve found myself flagging recently, so I’m creating this thread to prevent myself from making further excuses. Also, some of my favorite games have had feedback as they were written, and I don’t want to undervalue a steady WIP.
Forewarning: I wrote this without looking back, trying to get as much on paper as possible. It’s not polished at all.
I snuck in a few easter eggs, so I’m curious if anyone comes across them or if they’re too concealed. I’m also interested in what choices people tend to make, and which characters they (dis)trust.
PS: any puns are both terrible and completely intentional. Sorry in advance.