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The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker

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In The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker they'll have questions for you too but be careful what you say. Your words will determine their eventual fates, and your own!
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About The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker

About this game

YOU are a psychiatrist, trying to solve a murder whilst treating the unusual patients of the recently deceased Doctor Dekker - but nothing is as it seems.

Type any question - and your patients will reply in full screen video.

They'll have questions for you too but be careful what you say. Your words will determine their eventual fates, and your own!

MAIN FEATURES

  • FMV! - 1600+ full screen HD video responses
  • FREE TEXT INPUT - Ask whatever you want, type questions, phrases or just keywords.
  • SUGGESTED QUESTIONS - No keyboard? No problem. Pick from our suggested list.
  • MULTIPLE ENDINGS - Find out whodunit, and what happens to you and your patients...
  • MULTIPLE STORIES - 6 main suspects and 5 side-quests inc. John Guilor (Contradiction)
  • RANDOM MURDERER - Chosen at the start of the game to combat spoilers
  • SIMPLE UI - View evidence, make notes, watch replays, see your question history
  • ACHIEVEMENTS - Steam achievements and a dynamic descriptive rating system
  • GUINNESS WORLD RECORD - for "The most Full Motion Video (FMV) in a videogame"


WARNING - This game contains mature themes and psychological horror (including sexual themes, violence and suicide) and by its very nature is open to wide interpretation - so although not originally intended, some topics such as rape and parricide can also be inferred. Recommended for adults only.

FULL DETAILS

The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker is a Lovecraftian FMV murder mystery, which gives players full freedom to question suspects by typing their own questions instead of picking them from a predetermined list. There are no point and click puzzles to solve, just questions to ask and evidence to inspect.

Finding out who killed Dr Dekker is only one part of the puzzle; working out how to fix the chaos he left behind will be so much trickier… As well as providing clues to the murder, each patient has their own bizarre problem they need your help with – from time manipulation and re-animated loved ones to horrors under the sea.

Complete with an atmospheric soundtrack, The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker invites you to explore the shadow reality that your patients inhabit – a world full of paranormal strangeness and horrors that go bump in your head, where all you have to rely on is your own mind.

Just try not to lose it...

CREDITS

You.............................The Doctor

Aislinn De’Ath..................Marianna
Bianca Beckles-Rose........Jaya
Dom Lister......................Nathan
Helen Jenkinson..............Elin
Helga Ragnars................Claire
Millin Thomas..................Bryce
Mark Kitto.......................Professor Alderby
and guest starring John Guilor as Professor Warwick.

Additional patients played by ...
Carolyn English, Catherine Stacey, John Shields and Rosie Hefferon.

Directed by Tim Cowles.

Note : Steam overlay is only available on the Windows platform for this game.

FAQ

How do you progress through the game?

You play through a series of five therapy sessions. Each session you'll talk to several patients, and traffic lights tell you which patients you've unlocked so you can move on. Yellow is unlocked, but you can keep talking to reach green and find all their possible responses. On the final accusation screen you choose whodunit and if you've picked correctly the game finishes and plays your ending videos. Automatic saves mean there's no way to rollback something you've said to a patient, so be careful with that. That's it in a nutshell, but we can't tell you everything, or there'd be no surprises...

What happens if I ask a question they don't have an answer for?

As long-time fans of FMV games and point-and-click adventures, we're all-too familiar with the 'That's not gonna work' or 'I think I'll have to try that again' phrases repeated over and over. That's why we've given the patients lots of different ways of saying "I don't know" - most have over 40 in fact, including some that contain clues that lead you to new storylines.

Is this game an AI simulator?

No. A lot of the time you might get "don't know" answers to your questions, because there are only 1600+ actual filmed responses in the game. Listen to what patients say and follow their lines of conversation to stay on track. Responses are keyword based, so literally typing words patients have already used will do half the job for you.

How many acts are there?

There are five acts in total. Each act is a self-contained episode, so it's possible to ask questions (and get responses) in any order to reveal the story. Some decisions you make will affect future acts, so once you hit the continue button there's no going back!

What if I get stuck?

We've tried to design the game so you don't get stuck, but if you do, just type 'Hint'. Think of it as asking for advice, and you'll need a lot of it if you're trying to find every response (aka going green). Make sure you've properly watched the help video too. The new 'suggested questions' list also gets you to the finish line without having to type anything.

If the murderer is chosen at random, does that mean it's replayable?

The game can be replayed, but it wasn't designed with that in mind. We wanted everyone to be able to experience as much of the game as possible without needing multiple plays, so branching generally removes just a few responses at a time. That said, you will have to replay the game if you want to find *all* the videos and unlock all the achievements and endings.

Game Details

Release Date:
May 19, 2017
Developer:
D'Avekki Studios Ltd
Publisher:
D'Avekki Studios Ltd
Rating:
ACB rating of 15
ESRB rating of 17
PEGI rating of 12
Supported Languages:
English
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7,8,10
  • Processor: Pentium 4 SSE2 onwards (dual core)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD3000 or comparable
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Must be capable of playing full HD videos

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: OSX 10.9 onwards, 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD3000 or comparable
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Must be capable of playing full HD videos

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 64 bit
  • Processor: Pentium 4 SSE2 onwards (dual core)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD3000 or comparable
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 40 GB available space

Critic Reviews

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The Overpowered Noobs

70 / 100
"The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker delivers a fresh, memorable, and intricately woven tale of psychological horror. The developer's experience in crafting murder mysteries...

Vandal

68 / 100
"The ambition of the developers backfired to them, creating a game where the freedom promised isn't there, and it's just hinders the gameplay. However, the story is very...

TheSixthAxis

90 / 100
"The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker is an extremely polished text adventure that you absolutely must experience. Its characters can invoke a deep curiosity that only...
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89% of users would recommend this.
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Saiun
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Prologue: "The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker". Pretty solid FMV game with great acting and story. About 15 - 25 hours of gameplay. 7/10 points. Recommended at full price and definitely on sale. Pros: 1.) Amazing acting (mostly) 2.) Interesting story with Lovecraftian influences 3.) Great gameplay and idea of a game 4.) Simple to handle and easy to comeback mid-game 5.) Pretty long for your typical FMV-Game Neutral: 1.) Definitely harder if you are not a native speaker Cons: 1.) Some connections and questions seem a bit random Conclusio: Great game at a great price. Definitely a must have if you like the genre, or want to get into it. But be warned. It's not your typical game. You're a psychiatrist and you ask questions, or rather keywords and that's all you do. Approximately 2000-3000 questions in a single playthrough. This is probably not for everyone. And everything is in English. So you have to understand the answers and write the questions or keywords. But if you don't mind that you're in for an amazing journey, deep into the madness of the human mind. That wonderful acting will keep you in suspense for hours until you unravel every mystery the game has to offer. Just be prepared to get quite insane yourself! Ps.: Really. I could talk to Elin (our little angel of death), poor Nathan, or the others all day long. "Fascinating," as Mr. Nimoy would have said.
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Legather
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A mysterious FMV investigation game where you play as the replacement therapist for the eponymous Doctor Dekker. Your predecessor was murdered, or was he? Either way his methods were questionable as the patients you interview via a fairly reliable text parser prompt reveal both their uncertain mental states and those of Dekker himself. Perhaps even yours, if you ask the right questions. One tip I will give is to turn on subtitles and watch for italics as they highlight topics that can be further queried, that'll reduce the amount of time you might otherwise wrestle with the parser especially if you want to fully explore each patient's case.
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Somewhere in the middle. 25% of GameFAQs users said The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker is Simple or Easy. 56% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 19% of GameFAQs users said The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to ESRB, The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker is suitable for players aged 17 and above.
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7,8,10
  • Processor: Pentium 4 SSE2 onwards (dual core)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD3000 or comparable
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Must be capable of playing full HD videos
Minimum:
  • OS: OSX 10.9 onwards, 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD3000 or comparable
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Must be capable of playing full HD videos
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 13 hours.
89% of Fanatical users recommend The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker. The average review score is 3.7/5
The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker was released on May 19, 2017
Yes, The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker supports MacOS.
Yes, The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker supports Linux.
The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker is published by D'Avekki Studios Ltd
The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker was developed by D'Avekki Studios Ltd
Fanatical users tagged The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker as Story Rich, Adventure, Simulation, and Interactive Fiction
Fanatical users tagged The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker as Lovecraftian, Detective, Mystery, and Horror
Yes. Fanatical users tagged The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker as Story Rich
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker as Simulation

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