AUDIO: Detective X – An Interactive Amazon & Google Adventure

Detective X is an audio work of interactive fiction, released for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, developed by the Toronto-based Budgie voice app design studio.

Do you have what it takes to catch a killer? Or will the killer catch you?

The chase is on in Detective X!

A choose-your-own-adventure-style thriller with roots in narrative-driven RPGs, this interactive fiction contains a range of additional mini games – from fleeing an escape room to diffusing a bomb – all seamlessly built into a Hollywood narrative of homicide detectives struggling to outsmart a serial killer.

Featuring a chilling combination of professional voice actors, sound effects, and an original script and soundtrack, Detective X elevates beyond the typical voice app experience to create an immersive adventure inspired by classic sci-fi films like Bladerunner and Robocop.

Clint McLean, founder of Budgie, spent over a decade as a post producer and broadcast distribution manager at one of Canada’s top advertising agencies, before turning to interactive fiction. Using voice actors, sound effects, and a soundtrack, Budgie has created an immersive experience in a contemporary serial-killer hunt setting.

The music is composed by McLean’s long-time collaborator Luke Muldoon.

Clint McLean, founder of Budgie.

In a first for voice gaming, in addition to the game’s launch on Amazon and Google, the Detective X original soundtrack is available on music streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, and more.

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