Play as Detective Gumball, the world's greatest homicide detective, and solve the murder of a wealthy socialite.  The suspects are full of secrets, but none so much as the victim himself.

This game was made for the February 2018 Bitsy Jam: oh no.

This game was made as an exploration of the possibilities of Bitsy, a browser based game creation tool developed by Adam Le Doux.

Music credits: Clock Tower on the SNES - "Don't Cry Jennifer Theme"

Character portraits implemented using ruin's "Image to Bitsy" tool.

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Comments

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This is absolutely amazing! From the music to the graphics to the humor, this is A+!

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I love the highly scientific approach of this investigation ;)

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I'm just binging on your bitsy games and having a blast! I'm quite partial to whodunnit games in particular so I thought I'd leave a comment on this little gem :)

Lovely stuff, hope to see many more

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In my opinion this game would have been a great fit for the No Shit Sherlock Jam as well, because it was super satisfying to see a detective game with sooo many different outcome possibilities! The running gag with Sgt. Derringer also made me chuckle. :) You have an interesting way of making games and I hope to see more stuff like that from you! Developers make the Bitsy engine and games really interesting for me. That's also why I recommended this lovely game in one of our compilation articles about the oh no (bitsy jam), along with two other interesting games. It's also featured in a related showcase video. :)

Best wishes,
Sebastian

Thank you for the kind words and for the feature! I remember this feature when it first popped up on Twitter. Such recognition is a badge of honor in my mind, so I greatly appreciate that you have included Detective Gumball in your article!

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Thank you for the kind reply as well, I'm very glad you think that way and it keeps me going! <3

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omg this is so good!!!! i'm so glad someone made a detective game!! i tried like 10 diff combinations and tried some ppl a couple of times with diff weapons and motives and i love how many diff slightly changed dialogues you made!!!! this was so much fun and the portraits looks great! honestly just super duper love this game!!!

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Thank you so much for your kind words <3 I'm so glad it was good enough that you played through multiple times.