A Murder In The Public Domain

Early development!

This project is not finished and only partially playable and generally in an early development stage. Because of the promising nature of the project it is listed here.

A Murder In The Public Domain is a murder mystery game or visual novel built from public domain movies, sounds, pictures, and images. I cobble these all together into a mystery story. The game follows the adventures of Dirk Caliber and Mary Livingston as they try to solve the murder of her mysterious employer. Each new release usually gives a new setting and a new murder to be solved.

Release 1.3.0 is now available.
In this chapter Mary must look into her childhood to prepare for the dark man. There is a problem however, she has no memory of her past. Who can help? Dirk and Mary must find someone, anyone, that will point them in the right direction. Along the way, they meet an other worldly ally or at least the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

I have also converted all the video audio tracks from AC3 to MP3. You now only need an xvid and MP3 decoder to play the game.

Release 1.3.1 is now available
It fixes the audio / video delay problem I get in some Linux installs.

Minimum system requirements: 

I've been able to run this on a 500 Megahertz Pentium with 540 Megabytes of RAM using Ubuntu Linux so it can run on just about anything. I've tested on Fedora and Ubuntu Linux. Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7. I am releasing a source tar, 32 bit rpm, deb, and Windows install exe. The 32 bit Windows executable runs fine in 64 bit Windows systems. 64 bit Linux systems, however, should compile from source. There are some required third party applications. These are explained on the web page and in the instructions of the game itself.

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Developer: cohmstede