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Jul 14, 2023

We're joined by Color Gray Games' Andrejs Kļaviņš to discuss their deeply rewarding detective game The Case of the Golden Idol. We discuss building on the game's cross-media inspirations, finding the 'aha!' moments in playtesting, and trusting yourself to trust your players.

Show Notes:

The Case of the Golden Idol

Color Gray Games

Andrejs Kļaviņš


Return of the Obra Dinn interview

GMTK - What Makes a Good Detective Game?

Understanding Comics

William Hogarth

Her Story

Outer Wilds

Dark Souls

Foucault's Pendulum

PostCurious episode

Godot Engine

Mark Brown episode


Hercule Poirot

Poker Face show

Under a Killing Moon