Hauma: A Detective Noir Story coming to Switch Fall 2023
Building a mystery
Dive deep into the heart of Munich as Assemble Entertainment and developer SenAm Games reveal an all-new narrative-based investigative noir visual novel Hauma - A Detective Noir Story. Coming later this fall to Switch, the story of Hauma unfolds in a thrilling, comic-inspired visual style that only amplifies the unique narrative elements. Hauma challenges players to master the art of deduction and uncover a harrowing conspiracy perpetuated by the city’s upper echelon.
Showcased in the Indie Live Expo on May 20, 2023, Hauma - A Detective Noir Story joins indie peers from Assemble Entertainment, including Windy Meadow - A Roadwarden Tale, Between Horizons, Mira and the Legends of the Djinns, and Verne: The Shape of Fantasy. Hauma’s stand-out narrative delivery and female-led plot make it an excellent addition to this year’s showcase that celebrates indie developers and their games from around the world.
In Hauma, players will step into the weary, well-trodden soles of Judith, a former detective being roused out of retirement by the suspicious goings-on of Munich’s upper class. While tracking down and interrogating the city’s cabal, explore real-world locations displayed in a distinctive, graphic-novel art style, discovering pieces of hidden history and using these clues to probe the mystery within. Collect items, solve puzzles, and overcome dialogue riddles as players make their own investigative deductions using the “mindboard,” a unique characteristic of the game that functions as an inventory containing items, thoughts, and other clues necessary to decipher the dark secret of the city’s underbelly.
Key Features of Hauma - A Detective Noir Story:
More than Meets the Eye: Embark on a journey of deduction and intrigue, uncover the secrets of Munich’s elite fascist society, and piece together the puzzle of the conspiracy that lies within Enter the Mind Palace: Become acquainted with the mindboard, an innovative inventory of interconnected items and thoughts that, when weaved together correctly, uncover clues and unravel mysteries
Draw Your Own Conclusions: Utilize engaging investigation mechanics, including a variety of puzzles and challenging dialogue riddles
Comic-Inspired Storytelling: Exhibited in vibrant, graphic novel-styled art, Hauma visually engages you in a gripping story and doesn’t let you go until you’ve unearthed every last conspiracy
Hear Me Out: Hauma features a fully voiced cinematic adventure, featuring a diverse cast and evocative characters