AdventureX 2023: A Loco Motive Demo is available on Steam!

Hey there, fellow adventurers! Are you ready for a wild ride? 🙃
Hop on board the hype train because the latest Loco Motive Demo is steaming into town: from November 2 to November 9, AdventureX on Steam is your destination for all things narrative-driven games, and a fresh Loco Motive Demo is part of the lineup!

We also want to take this time to say a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed feedback over the past couple of months, whether through Discord, Steam forums or at our live events. As a result, we’ve been able to make improvements to the gameplay, which we couldn’t have done without you! We’d initially hoped to launch the game in 2023, but we need a little more time to make Loco Motive the best it can be to meet both our own high standards and player expectations! This means we’ve taken the decision to postpone the release until early next year, but we hope you’ll continue to support us while we work to polish up the game.

🧭 What’s AdventureX?
Imagine a place where developers and gamers unite, bonded by their passion for narrative games ‒  a gathering of creative minds and enthusiastic players all under one digital roof: that’s AdventureX in a nutshell. We’re thrilled to be part of the event once again this year, bringing you a brand-new demo for Loco Motive! 

🔎 What’s in the Demo?
You play as Arthur Ackerman, our intrepid hero (and an official lawyer). He’s about to embark on a one-of-a-kind adventure aboard the Reuss Express, a journey filled with more twists and turns than your aunt’s spaghetti bolognese. You’ll step into the shoes of this blue-jacketed, square-shouldered hero as he investigates the sudden demise of his employer, the esteemed Lady Unterwald. Meet and greet the colourful characters aboard the Reuss Express, solve item-based puzzles (brace yourself for some serious clicking), and explore the mysteries in this comical adventure. The demo is available in English and takes approximately one hour, depending on how quickly you can crack the puzzles!

If you’re up for a complete narrative experience, you can play the demo in Noir Mode and immerse yourself in the detective atmosphere.

Does this murder mystery contain blood? Confetti mode is turned on by default, but if you’re feeling brave, you can switch back to pixel blood in the settings menu.

The full game will also feature:

  • 3 Playable Characters – Diana, Arthur & Herman
  • A feature-length story
  • Full voice acting
  • Puzzle hint system
  • Full controller support
  • Even more jokes & puzzles 

💬 Where can I share my feedback?
We would love to hear your thoughts about the demo – what you loved, what didn’t work well for you, or anything you’d like to see more of in the full release! You can either share feedback in our Steam thread or chat with us directly in the Loco Motive official Discord or on Twitter.

🛤️“When will Loco Motive be released?”
We’re committed to making Loco Motive the best it can be, and that means taking the time to polish every nut and bolt in the game. We want to ensure our fantastic dev team has a healthy, balanced work pace with zero crunch so they can create a game that’s as thrilling as it should be!
With that in mind, we’ve decided to reschedule the launch to Q1 of 2024. This is something that’s never exciting to share, but this extra time will allow us to fine-tune every aspect of the game, so when it finally arrives, it’ll be a fantastic experience for everyone.
Thanks for your understanding and support. We can’t wait to share the full Loco Motive adventure with you, and it will be worth the wait!

If you want to support us even more, don’t forget to wishlist Loco Motive for a notification when the full game launches! It’s just one click, but it really helps us out, and we also use this data to decide future language support! 🙂

Download the demo, meet and greet the larger-than-life characters aboard the Reuss Express, solve item-based puzzles, and point and click to your heart’s desire.

Jump aboard this demo and discover where those tracks lead you! 🚂

—  Chucklefish Team & Robust Games