Oh, those wealthy aristocrats. When will they learn not
to attend a mysterious dinner party being held at a strange mansion? Hopefully not anytime soon, because running that mansion and having those dinner guests murder one another is what will keep you in business in Mansion Lord
, a game by Golgom Games currently seeking $28,000 on Kickstarter
aims to combine several game genres, including business sims, murder mysteries and RPGs. As the owner of a mansion, your job will be to attract guests. You do this by building rooms, upgrading equipment, purchasing better furniture and even investing in scientific research. Once the guests arrive, a murder most foul will occur, and it's up to the detectives in the house to find out whodunnit. Once a culprit has been named, it's time to collect their bounty, RPG-style: that means turn-based battles with special attacks like Spicoli the Mighty's Grand Beam.
So yeah. It's kind of like Tiny Tower
meets Final Fantasy
. We can only hope for mulitple
, alternate endings
to the murder mystery. The fundraising campaign for Mansion Lord
currently sits at just shy of $11.5k, with 18 days left to go. Should it manage to pay off its mortgage, the game will be available on PC, Mac and Linux in 2014. The PS Vita, Wii U and iPads are also potential homes for the game, should it meet its stretch goals.