The Crimson Diamond - A glorious nod to classic 80's Adventure games is coming August 15th (+Demo)

We turn our attention away from 8bit gaming for this new years update, as if you're looking for a high quality Adventure game to keep you company when it releases 15th August on Itch io and Steam, then you may be interested in playing Julia Minamata's glorious nod to classic 80's Adventure games of 'The Crimson Diamond'; A game in which you play as amateur geologist and reluctant detective Nancy Maple to the ghost town of Crimson, Ontario to investigate the discovery of a massive diamond! To coincide with this news, we've got the latest trailer, some more game info and a link to the demo.

"The Crimson Diamond is an EGA text parser mystery adventure game where you play as amateur geologist and reluctant detective Nancy Maple. Nancy is born and raised in Toronto, Canada, where she works as a clerk for the Royal Canadian Museum. She dreams of attending university to study geology and mineralogy, and she's prepared to venture into the unknown to achieve her goals!"

"Follow Nancy as she travels north to the ghost town of Crimson, Ontario to investigate the discovery of a massive diamond in the area. Eavesdrop on conversations to learn more about the eccentric cast of characters who find themselves gathered at Crimson Lodge. Explore the lodge and its environs to evaluate the diamond claim, and maybe solve a mystery or two along the way! The Crimson Diamond is a cozy mystery that encourages reading and engaging in the story over devious arcade challenges". 

Features :

  • - Explore Crimson Lodge and the surrounding wilderness
  • - Listen and talk to a cast of characters with different personalities and motivations.
  • - Uncover secrets, discover hidden areas, solve mysteries!
Links :1) Demo/Steam 2) Itchio

8 comments:

  1. Itch.io >> https://juliaminamata.itch.io/the-crimson-diamond-demo

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  2. Text parser is the best!
    Look, smell, lick, kiss, bite, taste, touch, poo, pee. Yeah we had too much fun playing these games when we were kiddies.

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  3. She has a yt channel where she often streams live while making the game. She's really passionate about her game. Show her some love! https://www.youtube.com/@JuliaMinamata

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  4. Immediately wishlisted, this looks just like The Colonels Bequest with Laura Bow <3

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    1. Indeed this is heavily inspired from that

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  5. Wow, finally! I'm tuned for this game for many years. Sometimes I almost lost hope it would ever be released. I'm very happy to be able to play it (relatively) soon. I never played through the demos, always wanted to wait for the real deal.

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  6. Really happy to finally see a release date for this!

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