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Two days ago, Markus Winter walked into a police station with a smile and some bloodied photographs.
His only request was to speak to YOU.
He is an isolation room, and for your safety is only able to communicate via keyboard.
Keep him talking. Keep him onside. Keep him at arm’s length.
Get inside his head before he gets inside yours.
Mature content warning: Violent thoughts, strong language and adult themes ahead.
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Your report card represents the progress you achieved through your conversations with Markus Winter, The Suspect.
Your status is your reward for how well you got into his mind, and how much of a relationship you managed to build with him. Of course there is usually collateral damage, and your victim score shows how many people did not make through your session with their lives.
Finally, if you managed to hold the conversation together without losing your own sanity, you will have be awarded points that are representative of the level and quality of engagement you had with Mr Winter.
|Executive Producer & Creator||Guy Gadney|
|Technical Director||Glenys McLaughlin|
|Stephen James King|
|Front End Developer||Siobhan Willoughby|
|Back End Developer||Ingrid Anzola|
|AI Developer||Glenys McLaughlin|
|Test Captain||Corey Knight|
|App Developer||Epiphany Games|
|Script Testers||Lauren Clinnick
|Video/Film||Stephen Hancock at Content.ly|
|Music - ‘Dread’||David O’Brien|
|With thanks||Screen Australia
|Image and audio credits||
Alberto Elia Violante
Naval History & Heritage Command
Dave M Hunt Photography
You play The Suspect by having a chat with the suspect, Markus Winter. The conversation is the game, and both of you need to build a relationship and discover your goals along the way. The experience is the journey…and the destination…
The game is a combination of technologies that let you chat to a serial killer. We’ve got some virtual intelligence, a whole lot of backend server stuff, Facebook integration of course, and a companion app that shows how the suspect is feeling.
Nope, it’s stand-alone.
We don’t currently have a sequel planned, but would love to hear if people are interested in a new one being made.
You don’t have to use Facebook or let our psychotic friend coerce you into using it. If you sign in with Facebook, the experience is better, however, with more interesting gameplay and access to particular outcomes. Have a look at our Terms and Conditions for more about how we use your information.
You get points based on how persuasive you are. Keep him talking and don’t piss him off and you’ll be fine. You can try to see how many points you get from different responses and play the system if you like. The more you play, the better your experience and the better your rank. You’ll get new ranks as you improve.
The objective is to get to the end of the conversation and get the best possible outcome for yourself and all the innocent people involved. Can you win? Yes, but it is highly unlikely.
The Suspect is an experimental game and we’re using different platforms to tell different parts of the story. The app tells a small part of the overall story to add ‘flavour’. We strongly recommend you use it.
The companion app is available for Apple® and Android® phones from the App Store℠ or Google Play Store℠.
The companion app is necessary to experience the entire game and get the best possible outcomes. You can, however, get most of the experience without it - it’s all a matter of degrees.
The app is supported on Apple® devices running iOS6 and above and on Android® devices running the newer and more popular OS versions. We do not plan to support either Windows or Blackberry.
Hey! No spoilers! Figuring it out is part of the fun!
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