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Beta Stage - Activate!

Everything is going according to plan. Just the other day Detective Case was merely a bunch of pixels and Clown Bot a paragraph in a presentation document. Reaching beta stage doesn't mean that the game is ready, but we are getting there. Content is all in place but can still be improved and changed. The game is also ready to be shown and tested in public.

It also means that the press can start receiving some demo versions and we can go to some events to show our baby.

There won't be a public beta version because such a thing is not necessary. The game is not that complex that it needs thousands of people to play it. We will however do some tests with restricted groups, colleagues and friends to search for those nasty hidden bugs and do test runs on different computers and OSs.

To request your beta build for a preview article, please reply to this email stating where is it for and the first and last name of who will be reviewing it. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.

GreenLight Status

As for Greenlight, we are slowly climbing up the burocratic ladder of yes and no votes.

We are almost at 40% on our way to the top 100 with 4.000 YES votes


Passion, humor, mystery, horror and drama!

A videogame for Windows, Mac e Linux

The videogame:

A strange murder has occurred in the Hotel Lisbon, a man committed suicide with 14 stabs to the back while at the same time he peacefully drank his coffee. This case with contradictory facts was too complex for Policeman Garcia to solve, so he decided to hire the only detective duo in town capable of solving it: the mythical Detective Case and the unmistakable Clown Bot.

Murder in the Hotel Lisbon is a videogame inspired by the classic point and click adventures from the 80’s and 90’s. It adopts these eras characteristically design and it is built using only the pixel art technique. The game itself runs at a native resolution of 256x192, the same resolution used by the old ZX Spectrum 48k and most recently by the Nintendo DS.


With the mythical Detective Case, also known as the world worst detective, a man so rough and rude that his witnesses would rather be run over by a slow moving freight train than to be questioned by him.

And the hilarious Clown Bot who, although he works as a Detective Case’s sidekick, he hopes in reality that one day he will get a job as a circus clown. Unfortunately, and no matter how many applications he sends, no circus will ever accept a clown that is afraid of children. He never sleeps, so besides working by day as a sidekick, he also works by night as a stand-up comedian in a local bar. People say that he is a joke machine.

Nerd Monkeys®

Nerd Monkeys® is a new videogame company focused on original and innovative multi-platform videogames.

Nerd Monkeys® was founded by Filipe Duarte Pina and Diogo Vasconcelos .

Filipe Duarte Pina was one of the co-founders at Seed Studios, where he produced games like " ToyShop Tycoon" for the NintendoDS and " Under Siege™" for the PlayStation®3.

Filipe Duarte Pina - Director, Author, Artist

He was one of the owner and co-founder at Seed Studios. In this first project he mostly works as the director. Besides writing the script, Filipe will also keep the concept of the project coherent and at the same time allowing everyone in the team to implement their own ideas. He'll also do some pixel art whenever needed.

Diogo Vasconcelos - Producer, Accounting, Manager

Currently the owner of a video-game collector store called PressPlay and two other niche product stores.

Guarantees we have everything needed to execute the project. He also manages the company in stuff like accounting, web site, emails, etc.


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