Kickstarter Watch: Investi-gator – The Case of the Big Crime

Kickstarter Watch: Investi-gator – The Case of the Big Crime

Bet you never knew you wanted a gator of the case?

 Investi-gator: The Case of the Big Crime is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter and it’s an odd, strangely charming and certainly hilarious three-part crime-caper adventure that looks to be full of puns, self-referential humor and word play.


Investi-Gator and the Case of the Big Crime is a three-episode comedy adventure PC game that’s one part love letter to Humongous Entertainment, one part inversion of classic adventure games, and two parts wholesome goofy jokes…Investi-Gator is here to solve crimes, and as soon as he remembers what crimes he was going to solve, he’ll be ALL OVER ’em.  And as long as his brother Insti-Gator is around, he’ll ALWAYS have someone to trust!

I mean, I’d be sold on the word play alone, but the comedy shown even just in the brief bits of the trailer have got me wanting more! I also happen to love shorter, episodic games like this: bite sized bits of indie game goodness I can fit into a sitting with no problem!

Investi-gator has got a rather interesting history behind it. Episode 1 was developed during a game jam  in 2016, of which there’s a web version available to play here!  (Dev Note: It’s about 10 minutes long and gives an idea of the sense of humor the whole project has- though, as the original 2 week game jam, it’s not quite as polished as the other episodes.)   Episode 2 arrived in 2017, and now Episode 3, which is “over twice the length and quality of the other two episodes combined”, is coming to Kickstarter looking for that final push.

At the time of writing, Investi-gator: The Case of the Big Crime has raised $860 of its $1,000 goal, with a whole 28 days to go! Looks like those stretch goal will be coming into play!

If you’d like to learn more about the people making this game, or a bit more about what to expect, head on over to the crowdfunding page here.


*Disclaimer: The Author has not backed the game discussed in this article on Kickstarter as of 2/26/19. All opinions are the authors own, and the objectivity of the piece may be influenced by any of the authors own biases as stated in the article or in this disclaimer.*

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