Night Call Lets You Solve a Neo-Noir Mystery From a Taxi Cab on July 17
Night Call is a narrative-driven neo-noir investigation game that has you play as a taxi cab driver suspected of being a serial killer.
The stylish narrative investigation game Night Fall was revealed at The PC Gaming Show’s 2018 E3 conference with an eye-catching trailer and an intriguing concept. You’re a taxi driver who is suspected of being a serial killer. To save yourself, you’ll need to work with the police to catch the real killer by ferrying passengers throughout Paris. And, fortunately for us, we won’t be waiting much longer to play the game. It’s coming out in the middle of next month.
Welcome to @nightcallgame, a murder-mystery interactive narrative experience. You are a taxi driver, working to earn enough to pay your bills while aiding the investigation by getting your fares to talk.
— Raw Fury (@RawFury) June 26, 2019
As mentioned above, you play a taxi driver. You’re not some expert private investigator or anything, which means you’ll only be able to use a taxi drivers greatest non-driving skill: small talk. That’s right, as you pick up fares and deliver them to their destination, you’ll need to slyly coax details out of them to try and solve the case.
The game includes over 70 characters, each with their own backstory and lives. Night Call is also meant to be a non-linear experience. So, the murderer in one playthrough might be completely innocent in another. This both gives the game replay value and helps to ensure that your playthrough is different from your friend’s.
Night Call has a great look. I’m always a sucker for the noir aesthetic and the developers at Monkey Moon and Black Muffin have absolutely nailed it. The story also sounds fresh and the mixture of gameplay they’re promising has my ears perked up. Hopefully, they knock it out of the park because this definitely has potential.