August 4, 2010 8:00 AM | Tim W.
By the Numbers is a short adventure game created using the AGS engine, featuring full voice acting and characters rendered using a combination of motion-capture script and simple vector graphics. You play as lieutenant Timothy Orman, a cop who has to question an eyewitness to a kidnapping for clues that'll lead you to the criminal. Nearly the entire game is set inside the questioning room (a One Room One Week competition rule), excluding the short intermission sequence that splits the story into two acts.
The post-competition version includes an option to skip dialogues or cutscenes, while subtitles can also be toggled on and off by pressing the S key. The conversation between the two main characters can get a bit colourful at times, so you might want to consider lowering the volume of your speakers or putting on headphones before playing it if you have children in the house. (Windows, 18.0MB)