Based in Sheffield, UK.
Lord Winklebottom Investigates is a 1920s murder mystery, point and click adventure featuring a dashing giraffe detective for PC. PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch!
It’s the 1920s and the world’s foremost giraffe detective is about to embark on his most challenging case yet. A mysterious invitation to an isolated island results in a grisly murder and a race against time to track down the killer. Thankfully, in this world that’s not quite like our own, there’s nobody better to crack the case than the great detective and gentleman giraffe, Lord Winklebottom.
Join Lord Winklebottom and his steadfast companion Dr Frumple as they investigate the murder of their old friend. Uncover clues, interview suspects and solve puzzles to crack the case, capture the killer and uncover the horrifying dark secret at the heart of the Isle of Barghest!
The game is still under development, with a current expected release window of Q1 2022.
The game is being developed by a one-woman "studio" consisting of Charlotte Sutherland. Lord Winklebottom Investigates is my first big independent project.
I've previously worked on AAA games (Little Big Planet 3, SEGA All-Stars Racing Transformed, Kinect Sports 2, LEGO Starwars: The Complete Saga, LEGO Batman, LEGO Indiana Jones) at companies such as Sumo Digital, Rare, EA and Tt Games, but am now working solo making my own more unusual and quirky games.
"Very funny - Monkey Island level funny"
"The artstyle for the game is also beautiful, with each character and backdrop having been hand painted. It's like you're playing a combination of children's picture book and a Sherlock Holmes novel."
"With a gorgeous art style, Lucas Arts-esque puzzles and a cheeky sense of humour, the Lord Winklebottom demo was a 10 minute showcase that left me desperate for more."
- Finger Guns
"Lord Winklebottom Investigates is an amusingly daft point and click adventure, as British as it is zoological"
- Rock Paper Shotgun
"First details uncovered for Lord Winklebottom’s debut adventure"
- Adventure Gamers
"Fans of adventure games and those who like quadrupeds in snazzy dinner jackets should keep an eye on it."
- Big Boss Battle
"Lord Winklebottom Investigates is a strong showcase for the narrative inventiveness that the point-and-click genre still has to offer"
- Jump Dash Roll
"As every good demo should, this one definitely left me wanting more."
- Adventure Gamers