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Narrative-driven adventure game that blends action and investigation in never-before-seen ways. Will you use your brain... or your brawn?

In a futuristic "light cyberpunk" world where animals have replaced humans, privileged citizens live under a dome protected from the ambient pollution while others struggle to make a living outside. 

Brok, a private detective and former boxer, lives with Graff, the son of his deceased wife. Although he could never elucidate her accident, recent events may shed some light on an even more tragic outcome... one that may be linked to their own existence. 

Will they be able to withstand the threats of this corrupted world and face their own destiny?

FEATURES

A deep and emotional narrative-rich experience filled with characters reminiscent of classic 80s/90s cartoons.
The first game to combine a "Classic Adventure" with "Beat'em up" and RPG elements!

  • Text fully translated into 10 languages
  • Solve puzzles with your wits... or muscles!
  • Make choices impacting gameplay and/or story
  • Easy mode for pure "Point & Click" gameplay (fights can be skipped)
  • Level up to beat enemies and bosses
  • Combine clues to uncover the truth!
  • In-game hints
  • All controls supported (mouse, keyboard or controller)
  • Fully voice acted

Each itch.io purchase includes a Steam key!

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system.

Windows:

Windows 7, 8.1, 10 or 11 (64 bits)
Processor: 1.5 GHz Dual Core
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5000, Nvidia or ATI card with at least 1GB VRAM
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 2 GB available space

Mac:

OS X 10.9 or later
Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5000, Nvidia or ATI card with at least 1GB VRAM
Storage: 2 GB available space
In-game achievements (no Galaxy support)

Linux:

Ubuntu 18.04 or later (64 bit only)
Processor: 2.5 GHz Quad Core
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Modern Intel chipset, Nvidia or ATI card with at least 1GB VRAM
Storage: 2 GB available space

PLEASE NOTE: GameMaker only officially supports Ubuntu. I will not provide support for other Linux distributions, although the game will probably run fine.

Linux version - please read!

For now the Linux version is exclusive to itch.io due to some compatibility issues with gamepads. In particular it appears only PS4 controllers work correctly. This is an issue with GameMaker that hopefully will get solved soon. However you can use a gamepad mapper like Antimicro to solve this.

I am also unable to use the faster compiler for this version so system requirements are higher.

Although I offer this native build as an option, I still recommend using Proton with the Windows version as it will be more often updated.

Purchase

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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $16.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

BrokFull_DRMFREE_MAC_1.1.1.dmg 1 GB
BrokFull_DRMFREE_WIN_1.1.1.zip 1 GB
BrokFull_DRMFREE_LIN_1.1.1.AppImage 1 GB
Brok_Original_Soundtrack.zip 2 GB
if you pay $20.39 USD or more
Brok_Artbook.pdf 178 MB
if you pay $22.94 USD or more

Download demo

Download
BrokPrologueDRMFREE_1.16.zip

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Le retour du point n click nous montre qu'il y a encore beaucoup de pistes inexplorées ! Ce jeu est à la fois classique mais aussi innovant avec son côté beat 'em all :o

Voici ma vidéo découverte ! Un vrai plaisir

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Merci !

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Now this is one awesome game! I never would have thought that a Kickstarter-backed indie game that combines classic point and click adventure with beat em' up and RPG elements like BROK the InvestiGator could have paid off so well! And it’s done in the style of an early 1990s’ western animated series, particularly cartoons from The Disney Afternoon! Fully voice-acted with more than 23,000 dialogue lines recorded. In all honesty, this is easily one of the best games I played in 2022! Right next to another classic beat em' up indie game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge. Think of that crossed over with Murder Mystery. Or Sam & Max and Ace Attorney crossing over with Final Fight and Streets of Rage 2.

When everyone else praised this game, they were 100% right to do so. Because the head at COWCAT Games has just about kept his word and fulfilled all his promises to make this game an experience that nobody will ever forget. This is NOT your typical detective adventure, because he has bring over tons of new things to the table. The animations are smooth and well produced, the art style fits very well with these kind of western-developed games. It’s almost as if, animators at Disney or Warner Bros. have done it, but it was done by an independent team!

The soundtrack is nicely well composed and by hearing by ear, some of the modules used for the digital instruments really shows that the team really gave it that 1990s’ nostalgia in spirit.

The storyline is also well written and it certainly helps when even a Disney Pioneer Jymn Magon was involved leading a hand with additional ideas. The characters are great and they all have his or her own personality and I can can relate to Brok myself...and even Graff too.

The gameplay --Oh my gosh. From start to finish, it was an exciting joyride. No matter what happened, I pulled through and wanted to know what happened next, depending on the choices I made. It's a game that mixes point and click with side-scrolling beat em' up action and it's a very cool mix, with some problems you need to use your head and some you need to use your fists! Sadly, I didn't get the canon ending. Although, I still teared up a bit inside after getting one of the possible endings, the first time. I spent about a total of 18-19 hours on my first playthrough. There's several different kinds of endings to get, giving this game a very high replay value. Just for that, will make players want to come back for more and to get all those achievements through several playthroughs and get all those endings to unlock a special surprise after. The adventure's not truly over until all endings have been achieved! There's also extras in the game with fanart being one of them. Most of my fanart actually made it in the final cut. And I even helped with getting this game more known to others and I am very happy that people are enjoying it.

Thank you so much COWCAT for this wonderful experience. Here's in hopes that one day, a sequel can be made. 

I bought Brok on Steam, and i had a lot of fun playing it. Great story, colorful characters and good gameplay. One of the best games i've played recently. It made me feel all kinds of emotions and i'm kinda sad it is over. I really hope we'll get a continuation of this amazing game in the future. Thank you COWCAT for creating such an wonderfull world and game

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Thank you! That's the general consensus ^^

It will be available on itch.io in a few hours!

I see that the Itch release of the full game is coming pretty soon, is there any chance the Itch copy comes with a Steam key? I like purchasing games through Itch and reviewing on Steam since I think that's the best way to support a creator! Also, DRM free copy!

Hi, coincidence - I asked Steam for keys earlier this morning and just added this info on the page :)

Only difference when using keys to review games on Steam: your review does not count towards the store page score.

Oh wow, I didn't know that! That's kinda shitty on Steam's part.

Some devs exploited this to get better review scores.

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I didn’t necessarily grow up with this style of game but I ended up loving what’s here quite a lot!  Everything is very well designed and written and I loved the art and characters.  I particularly like how it appears that there are multiple ways to complete puzzles via the gimmick of swapping the game between a beat-em-up and a point-n-click.  It kind of allows you to pick your own difficulty on the fly if something is stumping you.

I see a lot of potential with this project!  I wish you all the best!

Thank you!

一定要坚持下去,拜托,这个游戏太有趣了,网页翻译可能不准确,抱歉

A very nice Demo you should definitely try if you’re a story-rich game enthusiast looking for an interesting in-game setting and interactive elements. 

Looking forward to the full release!

You can read more about it in my review (https://gyepitypes.wordpress.com/2022/02/05/videogame-reviews-brok-the-investiga...)

Thanks for playing and for the review! :)

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i loved the demo, i cant wait for the game to be released but will there be any more public updates before the release?

Hi, thanks! I don't intend to update the demo, I'm focused on the full game. Maybe there'll be a small update to include recent fanarts though.

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I am wondering if this will have a linux release?

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Hi, yes, but only some time after the full release. I want to make sure I don't have to update many builds at once.

The Prologue should be fully playable via Proton right now though!

Eu queria saber se o jogo funciona com o  joiplay emulador

Hello, I wasn't aware of such emulator but it appears this is for RPG Maker games, and mine isn't. (it's made with GameMaker)

gorgeous

Thank you! ^^

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I am in love with this game. I can feel the love poured into it!  Can't wait to play more of it! I regrettably was on a time crunch when I tried it out!

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Nice, and please do :)

Would you consider (as several others have done in the racial justice bundle and promise for the ongoing bundle) providing the full release to Palestinian Aid bundle supporters?

Hi, there's no full release yet :p I'm still working on the game.

I have posted my game Demetrios to be included though. But it seems the bot hasn't picked it up yet / they haven't refreshed.

Hi i play it on steam. is it different from steam version? 

Hi, it's the same version everywhere :)

Will there be 18+ scenes?(Будут ли сцены 18+?) ^ ^

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Hi, no this should be a T rated game - the adult stuff is on a morale level, not graphical XD I want everyone to be able to play it. Thanks for asking though! Try the prologue and see if you like it! :) 

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Oh, sorry of course(. The game is visually beautiful.
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No problem ^^ Thanks!

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Like the mix of rpg with beat'em up, great game! It is in my week's Top 5!

Check my video!

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Awesome, thanks for the video!

Quite a bit of slowdown though, maybe because you were recording? I know the game is a bit demanding on the graphics card.

yes the game was a little bit slow with recording.

Why Only For Windows I requested Android Please if you want To Release I appreciate

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Hi, sorry, making a game like this is complex so I can only focus on one version at a time. PC is priority right now but when the game is complete, I'll consider a mobile port! (my previous game Demetrios is available on mobile)

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Thanks I will Keep Waiting For Mobile Version ❤

Hire others? my best idea

Until the game is complete, that wouldn't help. Another issue is the monetization. Games with "premium" price barely sell on mobile and adding microtransactions would modify the core gameplay.

ok. Sorry for the suggestion

No problem! ^^ I may still release it on mobile someday but this will need special adaptations. We'll see

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Looks like fun, and you're bringing it to all PC platforms. Thumbs up.

Thanks! Not only PC platforms but to all consoles, I always make my games available on as many machines as possible :)

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COWCAT great jobs .. like idea beat em uo fusion point & click :D

Awesome, thanks for the video! :)
It'll be on Kickstarter next monday! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cowcatgames/brok-the-investigator

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:D i have play all game cowcat ;D i want give special kiss all team cowcat ..alwasy give key ;D (keymailar) ...:* and wait version playstation --hope ... cowcat is best :D

^^