When a tragic calamity strikes the United Kingdom, a young law student, Storm Sente, is called to the bar as a barrister, to protect the innocent in court. But a growing threat is intertwined with Storm's cases as a ruthless cult threatens to change the future of law and order.
Call to the Turnabout™ (working title) was born from inspiration from Capcom's Ace Attorney series and is in many ways a homage. Alternating between the investigation of criminal cases at the crime scene and the defence of clients in heated courtroom trials, it inherits its basic mechanics from the classic visual novel series, while taking and running with those core concepts.
Featuring a distinctive style, innovative gameplay mechanics and an epic story with a colourful cast of characters to match, Call to the Turnabout is comprised of five episodes, each longer and more challenging than the last, following the story of Storm Sente as he is thrown into a world of crime and justice while trying to discover the truth behind the fateful terrorist attack on his university.
This law-drama adventure game will be available for PC and Mac, planned for release on Steam Greenlight.
The GUI and artwork shown in the screenshots/video is essentially in a prototype stage. Based on critical feedback received, these will be greatly improved and perfected with the funding. The screenshots are an initial mock-up to present the proof-of-concept and general idea.
By the grace of God, Storm Sente finds himself an only survivor to a colossal explosion which obliterated his law school on the morning of 15th March, 2019. As such, he is forced the litigate in court as the only barrister available for miles around, defending a young man, Richard Kingsley, of a murder which occurred the very same morning.
Is Richard really innocent or guilty? Is the evidence all that it seems to be? Could this crime be related to the explosion in some way? These are some of the questions Storm must answer along with the counsel for the prosecution, Sebastian Donovan, as he is forced to mature and enter the harsh world of law and crime years early, desperate for the truth behind the event which claimed his friends, education and - very nearly - his life.
The player character. A 20-year-old British law student. When his life is turned upside-down on the morrow of 15th March, 2019, he has no choice but to be called to the bar in order to pursue the truth and justice he seeks.
A polar opposite to the intellectual Storm, Richard is a school drop-out working at a fast food restaurant... but his life suddenly becomes much more interesting when he jumps into the world of law and order.
DCI Lizzy Harrison
Despite being only 26, Detective Chief Inspector Harrison holds a high rank within the CID thanks to her natural abilities and assertion in crime-solving, in addition to a high rank in the eyes of Storm.
Sophisticated and authoritative, Donovan is a crown prosecutor whom Storm faces in his very first case. A good man who cares for the truth just as much as Storm, he completes his trio of closest allies.
The project's production, writing and programming is handled in-house by Sam Griffiths t/a Procella Games. Here's a list of all the amazingly talented and gracious people working on the various assets (with links where appropriate):
• Composer | Caleb Cuzner
• Concept artist | Nicole Aniceto
• Prototype character artist | Karl Rillera
• Prototype background/animation artist | Alexis Rillera
• Prototype GUI designer | Angel Wareman
• GUI designer | Juan Mojica
• Voice talent | Austin Lee Matthews · David J. Dixon · Kira Buckland · Corey Holland · Joshua Tomar · Kristyn Mass
The whole original soundtrack has been composed and finalised by Caleb Cuzner. Consisting of 33 tracks, here's some selected samples:
Overture of the Courtroom
Storm Sente - In Pursuit of Justice
Remand - Lament of Innocence
There's also some more music samples in the project video above!
Here's some prototype screenshots from the Trial sections of the game. More coming soon!