A downloadable visual novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Dr. Darley and the Case of the Deboned Children is an irreverent visual novel that is a cross between Sherlock Holmes and Grimm Fairy Tales. 

World-renowned physician Dr. Antony Darley is called to a small mining town to investigate a bizarre medical case involving children losing their bones while they sleep. Over the course of his investigation, the Doctor begins to suspect the problem may not be medical, but criminal in nature...

Clocking in at around 10,000 words, Dr. Darley and the Case of the Deboned Children is linear and can be read in one sitting. It is a proof of concept, so comments and criticism are welcome!

Note: This visual novel prototype has no sound or music, just so you don't needlessly try to get it working...

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Dr.Darley_Deboned_Children-0.1-pc.zip (34 MB)
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Dr.Darley_Deboned_Children-0.1-linux.tar.bz2 (24 MB)
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Dr.Darley_Deboned_Children-0.1-mac.zip (19 MB)

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I did a write-up on this! Short version: I really enjoyed it, but audio is an absolute must for the future!

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Somehow I *just* noticed this post--thanks so much for the write-up!

Completely agree with your points. Part of the reason I established early on that Santa is  a real guy in this universe is so people would realize the whole thing was silly, and wouldn't make a serious effort to solve the "mystery".

I do hope to add in music/sound at some point, and am working on a sequel as well!

Hi there, I am excited to play your game but i have a question (i am a starting out developer). how did you get this game to the front page of the website? did you pay money or some other way? second question, how many times has this game been downloaded, or is there no way to check that?

Hey there:
Nope, didn't pay anything. It says it's sorted by popularity, so I assume it just happens automatically if your game gets enough downloads. (I'm just guessing though.) For downloads, it's gotten a little over 200 so far.

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this was a GREAT! game. sadly the game feels empty without music. the story was intriguing and humorous at the same time. I love the way it all played out. if you are thinking of playing this game here is some music you should listen to while playing

-RexTGun

Thanks for the kind words! I completely agree that the lack of sound/music is a big oversight; hoping to add that in at some point.

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yup. and the music I linked just... fits to perfectly

Came here to read info on the game, ended up finding great soundtrack. Thanks so much for sharing! <3

np. at some times when I was playing the game I forgot that it wasn't part of the game.