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Noir Syndrome is a procedurally generated Detective Murder-Mystery with a new story every time! Featuring slick pixel art animations and a jazzy soundtrack, the player is thrown right in to a highly stylized vision of film noir. Visit locations, interrogate suspects, search for clues, and eventually solve the case before the killer escapes - or you wind up dead yourself.

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Wanna grab a free copy of the beta? Find out here.

Posted by dgedarovich on Jan 31st, 2014

The Noir Syndrome Beta has just been released! Check out the trailer below and read on for more info on how to get in on the action!

Noir Syndrome has come a long way since it's initial announcement almost half a year ago. I've worked mainly alone on the game for the entirety of development. Luckily, I received great moral support from a number of people and fans over the past few months. Eventually, I was able to get in touch with Bombadeer Studios to produce both an excellent soundtrack and a killer set of sound effects. If you're wondering who worked on this game, here's a little credits image to clear things up.

Beta Screenshots

IndieDB has provided a great community so far. I'm very thankful for all of the views and positive support I've gained through this site. Therefore, I want to give back to the community by providing users access to the exclusive beta.

If you want to be a part of the beta, just leave a comment here or send me a direct message. I'll get back to you with details on where to get it. The beta is staying exclusive for a few reasons, but one of the major points is that I want to include a short survey with the game. Feedback helps me improve and provide a better game overall. Together we can make sure this game is perfect for release. If you get your hands on a beta copy, you should be greeted with a title screen that looks like the one below.

Beta Screenshots

So, basically, just contact me! I'll hook you up with a copy and then I can get ready for all kinds of feedback. Thanks again, IndieDB!

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RaptorJesusGames
RaptorJesusGames Jan 31 2014, 7:29pm says:

looks good! can i get a copy?

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icer667
icer667 Jan 31 2014, 7:59pm says:

Oh dude, JUST found this game and i'm hooked! if it's ok with you, i would like a copy. If i do get one, i'll be sure to give feedback and bug reports.

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momomo544
momomo544 Jan 31 2014, 9:24pm says:

I would love a copy, looks really interesting.

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Azhain
Azhain Jan 31 2014, 10:28pm says:

I'd love to play your game and tell you what I think.

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thefirstknight
thefirstknight Jan 31 2014, 10:39pm says:

Would love to check it out for RoboDunk.com. :-)

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Ikkyu
Ikkyu Jan 31 2014, 11:25pm says:

Sounds like a very interesting concept! Just saw this from your reddit post and would like to participate in the testing.

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Dauven
Dauven Jan 31 2014, 11:43pm says:

I would love to participate in the beta. I love noir films and books, Raymond Chandler's stuff is particularly awesome. Sign me up!

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Guest
Guest Feb 1 2014, 12:07am says:

I'm always looking to play a good mystery!

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apooltoswim
apooltoswim Feb 1 2014, 12:19am says:

Looks like Carmen Sandiego with a noir twist--I'd love a chance to play a copy!

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PaulusMaulus
PaulusMaulus Feb 1 2014, 12:40am says:

I'd love to participate in the beta thanks!

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ambotic123
ambotic123 Feb 1 2014, 1:16am says:

I'd be glad to play the beta if given the chance! :D

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SGDjames
SGDjames Feb 1 2014, 1:47am says:

I'd love to check out the beta if you're still looking for more testers. I've been following this since I saw it on your site a month or so ago. Looks great! I love the art style you've got going on.

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Cubezon
Cubezon Feb 1 2014, 2:37am says:

I would love to participate the beta please, I have been watching this game since last year as it's seems very interesting :D

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Guest
Guest Feb 1 2014, 3:41am says:

This looks way cool. I'd love to test it out if you need more.

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Hyperventilate
Hyperventilate Feb 1 2014, 3:43am replied:

Damn, forgot to sign in. This comment is mine and I'd still love a go if you need more testers.

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Fargo69
Fargo69 Feb 1 2014, 5:26am says:

I would gladly test your game!!!!!!!!!

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william.roeben
william.roeben Feb 1 2014, 6:44am says:

I too would love to give the game a try- this sort of thing is right down my alley :)

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matthewjraz
matthewjraz Feb 1 2014, 8:30am says:

I'm interested in the beta. Love the stuff you guys do (I'm a friend of Brett)

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icer667
icer667 Feb 1 2014, 9:02am says:

how the hell did this many comments appear overnight?

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dgedarovich
dgedarovich Feb 1 2014, 1:09pm replied:

Looks like the game broke in to the top 10 overnight. Quite pleased with the results so far!

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ReLiC71
ReLiC71 Feb 1 2014, 9:05am says:

This looks right up my street. Would love to give it a try.

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nurseOstsAudy
nurseOstsAudy Feb 1 2014, 11:47am says:

This looks incredible. Would love to try/give feedback on the beta.

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ThenAgain
ThenAgain Feb 1 2014, 12:40pm says:

I've had an eye on this for a while. Looks good. I'd be happy to help with feedback :)

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sam.culshaw
sam.culshaw Feb 1 2014, 1:13pm says:

I'd love to check out the beta and give some feedback if you're willing to send a copy!

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Cybolt
Cybolt Feb 1 2014, 2:30pm says:

The game looks pretty fun and I would love to join in on the beta if you still have any space!

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Colonel44
Colonel44 Feb 1 2014, 3:03pm says:

I would be delighted to be part of the beta

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icer667
icer667 Feb 1 2014, 3:45pm says:

Played this game for two hours solving 3 cases. i commend you my good sir, you hit the nail on the head with this game. I would love some sort of motive aspect to the game, like one guy having bad relations with someone then murdering him, or something similar. Crime scene investigation could be improved with the body being there, figuring out how they were killed(With knives, blunt objects, etc etc.). Interrogation would be cool too.

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no1dead
no1dead Feb 1 2014, 4:26pm says:

I would also like to participate for the beta.

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TheOakleaf
TheOakleaf Feb 1 2014, 7:02pm says:

I'd love to try the beta out and give you some feedback!

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fmobliv06
fmobliv06 Feb 2 2014, 3:15am says:

This looks like a super interesting way to use procedural generation. I'd love to try out the beta

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altunsercan
altunsercan Feb 4 2014, 4:52pm says:

I am really interested in procedural stuff. Planning to work on procedural content generation on my Masters degree next year. Would love to join beta.

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mrgiftedpotato
mrgiftedpotato Feb 8 2014, 9:13pm says:

I'd love to try out a copy!

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shadow09c
shadow09c Feb 10 2014, 11:47am says:

Honestly, this is looking great and i would be wiling to be in the beta, if it's still possible.

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maxthelax
maxthelax Feb 12 2014, 6:31am says:

Yeah I would also love to get in on the beta if possible. Greenlighted it on steam because it really looked different. I hope it's gonna be good:)

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EmergingObejct
EmergingObejct Feb 12 2014, 11:04am says:

I really hope this gets greenlighted! I'd love to play the beta too!

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meathelix
meathelix Feb 14 2014, 11:07am says:

I'd love to get a chance to play the beta. Exactly the kind of game I've been looking for!

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thtguyumember
thtguyumember Feb 14 2014, 11:09am says:

I'd be glad to play the beta if given the chance, i love mystery games done right.

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huntervang
huntervang Feb 14 2014, 1:26pm says:

Would love to try out this game.

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Daz36
Daz36 Feb 14 2014, 3:09pm says:

I'm keen to help with beta too.

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statnut
statnut Feb 14 2014, 8:06pm says:

I just read about this on Joystiq, this sounds amazing and I'd love to help beta it.

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hstrymjr07
hstrymjr07 Feb 14 2014, 11:22pm says:

I know I'll get slack for this, but is the beta only for Windows? I'd love to test it.

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iamchopsticks
iamchopsticks Feb 14 2014, 11:32pm says:

I just read the piece on Joystiq. Already voted yes on Greenlight. I'd love to try the beta.

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lavenders2100
lavenders2100 Feb 15 2014, 3:17am says:

I am just about to vote yes on greenlight for this, and have watched the trailer and I would love to have access to the beta! I'm already getting Sid Meier's Covert Action vibes with this.

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EpicnesslvlMichiel
EpicnesslvlMichiel Feb 15 2014, 6:18am replied:

sorry that's me but really this game looks awesome i'd love to get my hands on a beta copy of it

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plissken2013es
plissken2013es Feb 15 2014, 7:27am says:

Hey! Looks amazing!! Which programming language are you using to write your own custom game engine? May I have a copy of the beta release?

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Slimjim111
Slimjim111 Feb 15 2014, 8:24am says:

Id like a Beta copy!

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