August 19, 2017

Hot Tin Roof

Tags: A Gamedev Plays

This post is from the now defunct website “A GameDev Plays…”, copied here for posterity

Hot Tin Roof is a charming little detective platform game, but lacks polish and feels unfinished. Do you have what it takes to play?

This is a gentle game about a detective investigating a crime with her talking cat in a noir’ish setting. The story advances through dialogue or shooting things, but not necessarily with bullets. Your gun is full of possibilities depending on the type of bullet, for example shooting bubbles that make visible previously hidden items. Mostly the game is point & click and choosing dialogue options, although there are also some platforming sections. The game has a blockish block art style which works acceptably, but feels unfinished. As does many other parts of the game, despite being released months ago. Controls are problematic; save points sporadic; and, it is never particularly hard. Still this is a cute game.

Hot Tin Roof is US$14.99 on the Steam store for PC, Mac and Linux. It has been bundled.