A few days ago, Convict Games released their noir detective game Stone on App Store. In this game, the player takes the role of Stone, a lovable, koala private investigator who after a night of debauchery, wakes up and realizes that his “chookie” Alex is missing. This adventure is full of eccentric, anthropomorphic characters player can interact with in order to find clues that could help them solve this mystery.
The game features a lot of adult humor is full of unusual things, not often seen in other games. As Stone progress through the story, player can take a “Hard-Ass” or “Soft-Touch” approach while interrogating other talking animals in order to find out what exactly happened on the previous night.
Stone was previously released on Steam last year and was met with generally positive criticism. Majority of negative comments revolved around the game being too short, but most players were satisfied with the experience and the story. It is clear that Stone was heavily influenced by movies such as “The Big Lebowski” and “Inherent Vice”, so if you liked those films, chances are you’ll instantly be “hooked” by this game’s story.
Greg Louden, writer, director and Chief Convict of Convict Games said, “STONE is an interactive story I’ve always wanted to tell and play. I wrote, direct, programmed, funded and produced the entire project, and it feels incredibly liberating to break free and to release STONE completely independently.”
All things considered, Stone might not be a game for everyone, but if you are a fan of neo-noir genre, chances are you’ll find this title quite engaging, entertaining and in general, fun to play.