Cowcat Games, the studio behind Demetrios: The Big Cynical Adventure, has announced its latest project: Brok the InvestiGator, a game that combines classic point-and-click adventure game puzzles with beat-’em-up action.
Inspired by classic cartoons of the ’80s and ’90s—The Disney Afternoon in particular—Brok the InvestiGator transports you to a “light cyberpunk” world where animals have replaced humans and pollution has overrun much of the world. As Brok, a private detective and former boxer, you’ll have the choice of using your brain or your brawn to solve puzzles.
Here’s the game’s full description, from Steam:
“Brok” is a narrative-driven game that blends action and investigation in never-before-seen ways. Will you use your brain… or your brawn?
In a futuristic “light cyberpunk” world where animals have replaced humans, privileged citizens live under a dome protected from the ambient pollution while others struggle to make a living outside of its protective dome.
Brok, private detective and former boxer, lives with Graff, the son of his deceased wife. Although he could never elucidate the nature behind her accident, recent events may shed some light on an even more tragic outcome… one that may be linked to their own existence.
Will they be able to withstand the threats of this corrupted world and face their own destiny?
A deep and emotional narrative-rich experience filled with characters reminiscent of classic 80s/90s cartoons.
The first game to combine a “Classic Adventure” with “Beat’em up” and RPG elements!
– Solve puzzles with your wits… or muscles!
– Make choices impacting gameplay and/or story
– Easy mode for pure “Point & Click” gameplay (fights can be skipped)
– Level up to beat enemies and bosses
– Combine clues to uncover the truth!
– In-game hints
– Two playable characters, switch at any time
– 15 to 20 hours long on first playthrough
– Multiple distinct endings to unlock
– Fully voice acted (23,000 lines)
– All controls supported (mouse, keyboard or controller)
There’s a free prologue demo available now on Steam and GOG, covering the first of six chapters planned for Brok the InvestiGator. The full game is planned for release in north winter / southern summer 2021, with a console release to follow in 2022 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
There’ll be a Kickstarter campaign launching for Brok the InvestiGator on Monday, 7 December to help get it over the line, with digital game keys and other goodies among the planned backer rewards.