AC: New Murder
I Made A Game!
AC: New Murder is a murder-mystery who-dun-it in the style of Phoenix Wright, featuring characters from Animal Crossing. The story and art are done by my sister Jenn. I developed the game for web browsers and built out all things software related.
Oh, and I made the music, too!
2 years ago, my sister Jenn approached me with an idea for a murder mystery game featuring some of the characters from Animal Crossing. I was looking for a fun new way to sharpen my software engineering skills, and I was won over by the silliness of the story!
What started out as a pretty simple web app for displaying text turned into a fully fledged visual novel.
And now you can play it!!
Playing the Game
The game works in tandem with visiting Jenn's island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Completing the game (and enjoying all the cool customizations Jenn made in New Horizons) requires a Nintendo Switch and the official Animal Crossing game.
If you don't have either, you can still work through the first act of the game to get a feel for the web app!
You can get started here!
For those curious, the game was developed with the same tools I use for software engineering on the web: React, Redux, Node, MongoDB, and more. You can read about it in my blog posts.
🧑💻 Read more about the project on my blog:
- Technical Overview
- Developing a Game in React
- Using Sanity as a Level Maker
- Project Management for Game Development
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