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Adventure Awaits in Jenny LeClue – Detectivú, Arriving on PS4 in 2016

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Our tiny team has some giant news! Jenny LeClue – Detectivú will be launching on PS4 next year!

Now stop reading and watch the teaser trailer, seriously! We’ve put a ton of love into crafting a compelling universe. You’ll know right away if our cute and creepy adventure is right for you!

You’re still here, great! So let’s uncover what Jenny LeClue is, what makes it so special, and why you might want to play it.

Jenny LeClue is a story-focused exploration adventure game with memorable characters, a unique aesthetic, and an epic, tangled mystery.

You play as Jenny, a brilliant young detective living in Arthurton. Nothing exciting happens in her small town and she longs for real adventure. She gets more than she bargains for when her mother is accused of murder. Jenny takes on the case of a lifetime and begins an unexpected, dangerous journey to uncover the truth; she soon discovers that nothing in Arthurton is what it seems. Unseen forces will stop at nothing to keep her from the truth. And she will have to use her skills of deduction to find the real killer.

Who can she trust? How will she outwit the ever watchful Sheriff? Why has the lake started glowing at night? And why does everyone keep treating her like a kid?

This is a coming of age tale. Sometimes funny, sometimes scary, always mysterious. It’s a story about finding our strengths, accepting our weaknesses, and the blurred lines between right and wrong.

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So what makes Jenny LeClue unique?

Jenny LeClue weaves a story-within-a-story where the players influence the outcome. Jenny’s world exists in a series of adventure books that author Arthur K. Finklestein has created. The author acts as narrator and guide. Together, you, Jenny, and the author all influence each other. Players will make choices in their individual game, and some of those choices will permanently affect the way we write later chapters. So we all own a part in creating Jenny’s story!

Jenny LeClue is a strong female protagonist, surrounded by a diverse cast of characters. She’s a brilliant young detective, sharp eyed, intuitive and a ruthless pursuer of the truth. As Jenny, you will rely on your keen detective’s intuition during conversations. Search suspects for revealing clues, proving their guilt or innocence and opening new dialogue options.

Stylistically, we’ve focused on creating a sleek and gorgeous hand drawn style with atmospheric charm. The art reflects Jenny’s mid-century world. She won’t be relying on her smartphone to look up answers on Wikipedia!

Arthurton is a rich, living world, that rewards players’ curiosity with insight, secrets, and humor. You’ll explore the abandoned mines and the forgotten graveyard. You’ll skip stones by the lake, and break into the museum to uncover dark truths.

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We envision Jenny LeClue as a trilogy that rewards exploration and curiosity at every turn. And after a successful Kickstarter, we’ve been crafting Jenny LeClue for more than a year. Our core team of three comes from a storytelling, design, and animation background. We’re crafting a narrative thick with atmosphere and emotion, inspired by our love for mystery, adventure, and the weird.

As you can tell, we’re super excited to bring the game to PS4! It’s such a vibrant platform for indie games and we’re excited to be a part of it! We’re making cool interactions using the unique features of PS4. We hope to talk more about the game design, story, and art direction in future posts.

If you are attending Playstation Experience, stop by our booth for exclusive swag, witty banter, and to play Jenny LeClue!

What else would you like to know about Jenny LeClue and our team? We’d love to hear any questions you have.

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Hayades said:

November 19th, 9:46 am

This looks very cool (love me some point and clicking). So this is part one of a trilogy? How much will it cost? Keep up the good work guys.

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    Joe Russ said:

    November 19th, 11:46 am

    Thanks! The story is planned as a trilogy, and we will change the story depending on players’ choices in part one. We don’t have an exact price yet, and will most likely announce that when we also have a more firm release date.

paulogy said:

November 19th, 9:49 am

This looks beautiful and quite charming! The story within a story aspect has me wonder if the game will break the 4th wall, too.

Is there any chance this may come to Vita at some point? It looks like a perfect fit for it :-)

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    Joe Russ said:

    November 19th, 11:55 am

    Thanks for the kind words! You can see some of the way we handle the 4th wall elements in the free Playable Teaser.

    We really want to bring Jenny LeClue to Vita, but we also want to ensure that we can provide a proper experience before we announce anything official.

supremestarhawk said:

November 19th, 9:49 am

Hopefully the Touch Pad on the DS4 is used to control the game?

sealum01 said:

November 19th, 9:51 am

This game sounds very interesting! Though I’m still not sure what type of game(s) it is after watching the trailer and reading the post. Is it a puzzle type game, more of a point-and-click adventure, or is it a simple choose your own adventure? I have a soft spot for heavily story-driven games, and I love developers that attend to details (as seems to be the case here).

I’m very, very interested and looking forward to hearing more!

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    Joe Russ said:

    November 19th, 11:51 am

    I call it a narrative exploration adventure. Our focus is primarily on a rich world with interesting characters and gameplay thats a direct reflection of the story. We plan on discussing our approach more in-depth in a future post. We will probably also share a gameplay trailer as we get closer to launch. If you enjoyed Kentucky Route Zero, Professor Layton, or Ghost Trick, you might also enjoy our game. =]

Bufftbone said:

November 19th, 11:09 am

Looks interesting. I’ll keep my eyes open for this one.

nextleveltaken said:

November 19th, 1:06 pm

This game looks amazing, cool and fun. Charming little trailer. I can’t wait.

plaztiksyke said:

November 19th, 1:18 pm

This looks really fantastic. Definitely looks like the touchpad will be in use based on the finger icon?

I like the combination of play mechanics, upgrading of items, and other things that are hinted at in the trailer.

plaztiksyke said:

November 19th, 1:19 pm

PS: another vote for a Vita version :)

Amnalehu said:

November 19th, 1:39 pm

Looks wonderful! Can my 10 year old daughter play it?

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    Joe Russ said:

    November 19th, 2:11 pm

    We are aiming for a Young Adult age range, so a story that both adults and young adults can enjoy. But there will be scary, dark and menacing things. So if your kids are good with the maturity of Harry Potter or The Hunger Games, they should be fine.

dkarlowicz10 said:

November 19th, 2:45 pm

I have a PS4 but would love to be able to bring this game on the go on Vita where there is no wifi and no remote play. Another vote for Vita.

cusman said:

November 19th, 3:44 pm

Looks great. I’ll get it if reasonably priced and good reviews from a few trusted sources.

ZombieRollz said:

November 19th, 6:12 pm

Looks great. Me and my wife will enjoy playing it. Our little one can watch us play, because the art style looks like something she would like =D

TeIperion said:

November 19th, 10:36 pm

Wow, with a game that charming you already got a buyer here. I love this kind of visual aesthetic, and the trailer made it look like the story will be funny, thrilling and heartfelt (hey, no pressure! XD). Also strong female protagonist and diverse cast gets bonus points from me anytime. I would love to play this on the Vita too but it’s understandable if it ends up not being feasible. Wish you guys good luck!

siriusbee said:

November 19th, 10:51 pm

Genny? The Generator?

munkyutk said:

November 20th, 6:20 am

Put a platinum trophy in this game and I’ll bite! Looks interesting.

Lacerz said:

November 21st, 2:32 pm

My type of entertainment! Count me in!

RoII_chan said:

November 21st, 10:06 pm

I´m already in love with the game! the main character looks so pretty and cool!
Too bad it we have to wait till 2016 to play it =(

JessieAEnriquez said:

November 24th, 4:55 am

My last pay check was $9500 working 12 hours a week online. My sisters friend has been averaging 15k for months now and she works about 20 hours a week. I can’t believe how easy it was once I tried it out. This is what I do…

TreasureReserved said:

November 25th, 11:26 am

I didn’t know you guys were on Kickstarter! I would have surely backed it.

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