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Loco Motive is a murder mystery-comedy, full of deadly surprises, larger than life characters and yes, the occasional blood fountain!

Mr. Arthur Ackerman finds himself in the personal employ of Lady Unterwald, an eccentric heiress of the Wald-Bahn rail company.

On the verge of a landmark speech, you've been summoned to make a last minute amendment to her Will - aboard her flagship luxury train, The Reuss Express.

Little does Arthur know, he's about to become embroiled in a murder, a mystery and worst of all... an adventure!

"A lot of indie adventure games try to replicate the distinctive feel of classic LucasArts point-and-clickers, but Loco Motive doesn't just pull this off; it absolutely nails it.."
- PC Gamer

"The level of polish in Loco Motive is incredible – with fantastic pixel art animation, intuitive puzzles, a great sense of humor and well written dialogue..It feels a lot like someone’s unearthed a long lost Lucasarts classic.. Highly recommended."
Alpha Beta Gamer


  • Click ground to walk, and objects/characters to interact.
  • Move your mouse to the top of screen to open your inventory.
  • Equip items by clicking them.
  • Use an equipped item by clicking it on an object or character.
  • Combine items in your inventory by using one on the other.
  • Right Click, or Click empty space to unequip the current item.

Made in 2 weeks for AdvXJam 2020, by:

Created with PowerQuest for Unity. A 2d adventure game tool, made by
Dave Lloyd (@DuzzOnDrums) https://powerhoof.itch.io/powerquest

Pixel Fonts by Chevy Ray https://chevyray.itch.io/pixel-fonts

Updated 21 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
AuthorRobust Games
Made withUnity
Tags2D, Comedy, Funny, Mystery, Pixel Art, Point & Click, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout an hour
AccessibilitySubtitles, One button
MentionsGames of the Month: Dreams, Time Travel...


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Loco Motive Win 26 MB
Loco Motive OSX 26 MB
Loco Motive Linux 27 MB

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Great animations and made a small location seem huge!

A lot of characters make their mark in a compact and complete story.

I absolutely love this game! Especially the art style! This game is a great example of how with so few pixels and just some subtle movement animations can look great is!

HELP! The game won't open! I've downloaded the game for mac and  it says I don't have permission to open it, even though my user is an admin, and when I open the info window, above where it says I have permission to "read and write," it says I have "custom access."

How do I fix this? Please help!

This game is great! Amazing for something made in 2 weeks. I streamed this to my friends when I played it and we all loved it!

What a great mini game! I'm a big fan of point and click adventure games, and this one was so good. Much better than many productions by big game studios! I made a donation to support the team behind it. Do not waste your talent and get right to making games! :)

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this was just the perfect amount of laughter to end my night! the game mechanics work great, the artwork is fantastic, and makes for a nice hour-long game session. plus, this was made in 2 weeks only?? insane skills! i can't believe we get to play this absolute gem for free. and the cliffhanger? i need to know what happened!! major kudos to everyone involved!

Great game, had an amazing time with the puzzles and had a few laughs along the way!

Loved it. 5 stars. I laughed out loud more than I expected too. I quite enjoyed the cheesy and stupid puns. Especially that one at the end, despite how wrong it was XD. I kinda called him getting the estate from the start but I must know one thing: DID ARTHUR SURVIVE THE LAST TUNNEL OR NOT?!

Hillarious and exciting. Wow!

Lovely game. The thumbnail caught my eye and ended up enjoying it a lot.

Really fun dialogues too :)

what a nice game! It was wonderful to play it! Congratulations!


Fun little one hour point and click. Nice and neat!


This was brilliant. It has the charm, humour and feel of the old LucasArts games and was made in just 2 weeks! I will definitely be getting the paid version when it releases.

I really enjoyed this game. I am a big fan of point and click games and this was right up my alley. I can't wait to see what you come up with next and I hope its filled with more pop culture, humor and adventure goodness.


Games like this are why itch.io is such a blessing to this world, absolutely loved it

I couldn't finish the game without watching a walk-through. For some reason, the will is invisible for me so I didn't get a clean run. Over all, great game : ).


For some reason, I opened the game played for a bit then closed it, however when I opened it again none of the options work. Like I can't continue or open credits or new game.

I have the exact same issue :(


Great game, funny dialogs. Reminded me of Monkey Island jokes.

I just finished the game and really enjoyed it! The old lady with the hearing problem had me laughing pretty hard, even after I beat it. Great job!


Big fan of the interface. The game captures exactly what it's aiming for.


This was a really cool experience, it's a short game indeed, but is a really good one 


Played and finished the game; it was a very pleasant experience. It is a very well made game. Congratulations


Great point and click adventure in the classical style including some funny details and situations. Hope you can finally create the improved commercial version. Good job!


Wonderful short adventure game. It made me go back to Lucas Art golden age... and now i feel old :D
I need more of this!


This was a really fun game! I enjoyed the mystery but mostly the comedy, really gave me some good chuckles! Made a couple vids cause it was taking me too long to solve the puzzles, I hope you enjoy em! 


Truly fantastic game. Really reminded me of the joy I got playing Fate of Atlantis or Fester Mudd. Brilliant writing too. Can't wait to see a full game!

Love the game so far! I decided to make a series so I haven't finished it yet, but I really enjoy the gameplay and the artwork!


Very nice game, I laughed few times, I wish it would be longer. Either way I'm waiting for your future projects and also I contributed financially to your work a bit, fingers crossed!

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i love this game

This game should have a voiceover update, otherwise this game should be really bland.


it was actually really good for a game that was made in just two weeks, keep up the good work, the game was really nice :)


It's really unbelievable that you guys made this in the small time frame you guys had; it was really well done and there was so much to it! 

Honestly loved every minute of the game, the personalities of each person and how everything was connected was really well done! The animations were super smooth and one could see that a lot of work went into them! The smooth jazz in the background was very classy and really came into play during exploration and never made anything seem boring.

The only thing that I was confused on was using the 'hearing aid' horn of the old woman as a shaker. You did set it up from the beginning that she might have proper hearing, but figuring out that the player could pick it up was super random and then using that as a shaker also didn't seem to fit in with the logic of the game? Then again, that's just me. Other than that, the story and mystery was superb and very well done! The ending was great and just like the rest of the game, it had a great comedic tone and so much personality! 

The game was a smash to play and congrats on making such a well thought out, and fleshed out game!


oh my god this game was so cute. not, like, cute in a cute way, but cute in a comedic way. loved it.

i Know right


Such an awesome little game! Well done. Great humor. The briefcase part had me a bit.  Loved it. 


I can't save my score, is there a fix for that?

Otherwise great game, I laughed a lot while playing the first half hour!

Seems very nice, thanks for sharing!

Beautiful little game!

Was through in less than 1 hour but it was great fun.

Incredible that this was all created in 2 weeks - respect!

I would find it great if you release a "full" (like 10 hours)  game with a similar setting - generally inspired by Agathe Christie / Hercule Poirot would  be AWESOME. Ready to throw money at you.

And I would love, if you could release it for the iPad.

If you're that crazy fast again, plus voices, it should be ready by Christmas 2021 right? ;) Go for it.


This game was awsome! The whole style and feeling was really well-made. 

This was a really good murder mystery. It gave me Knives Out vibes and i loved it!


Really fun game!! The art was lovely, the story funny, and I was really impressed that it was only made in two weeks. :) Amazing job!!

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