Agatha Christie’s 4:50 from Paddington

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Platform: PC
Genre: Hidden Object
Released: June 2010
Publisher: I-Play
Developer: Floodlight Games, I-Play

This is a downloadable hidden object game based on Agatha Christie’s novel “4:50 from Paddington”.

As a sole game designer on this project working remotely with the producer in the USA and the developer team in Belarus, I:

  • Created complete design and wrote specs for the whole game
  • Introduced the new mechanic for the Hidden Object genre: searching locations on the map
  • Introduced the new mechanic for integrating story with the gameplay: find the objects highlighted in the dialogues
  • Provided design and art direction for the developing team
  • Broke the story into the levels of the game, and wrote dialog based on the story