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Dominique Pamplemousse returns in musical sequel

Dominique Pamplemouse

In going back through our articles about Dominique Pamplemousse in order to inform this article about the sequel (THERE IS A SEQUEL TO DOMINIQUE PAMPLEMOUSSE [ page] – flagging it up in case I end up burying the lede), I found Alec had coined the term “Claymation Noir” for the game and thought that was pretty much perfect. Good work, Alec of the past!

As per the listing for Dominique Pamplemousse & Dominique Pamplemousse in “Combinatorial Explosion!” over there on Itch:

“In this sequel to 2013’s breakout musical hit, Dominique Pamplemousse in ‘It’s All Over Once The Fat Lady Sings!’, our favourite genderqueer private detective discovers that, through the power of multiple endings from the previous game, they have been cloned! Join the two Dominiques as they traverse surreal locations and interrogate increasingly bizarre characters in order to answer a very important question: which one of them is canon?

“There is also plenty of singing. And feelings. And, of course, singing about feelings.”

It occurs to me that I never played the original despite being interested in it at the time and hearing positive things (I find claymation really disconcerting) so I might settle down with it over the weekend and see where I get.

If you wanted to pick up the games as a pair there’s actually a sale on where the dev, Squinky, is offering both for a minimum of $4 (it’s a 60% reduction and the games work out at $2 each – the wording got a bit confusing as I read through the post on that front). It’s a pay-what-you-want deal over and above that $4 minimum with the proceeds going to help towards the cost of surgery. You can read more about that in Squinky’s own words here. Alternatively you can pick up the sequel as a standalone for a minimum of $2 here.

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