The Goat in the Grey Fedora
The Goat in the Grey Fedora is a strange and offbeat point-and-click adventure with a black and white film noir atmosphere. The game's highpoint is definitely its sense of humor. Not only that, it actually has a plotline, which, as the title implies, has to do with a goat. In a grey fedora.
The game begins just as all cliché film noir types do: You're a detective in a smoke-filled office sitting with your feet on the desk when a dame walks in and asks you something totally bizarre. Within the game are even references to other noir type films like Casablanca, which you may recognize.
Written by Mark Darin, Ron "AAlgar" Watt, and Jason Ellis, the game was produced by Pinhead Games. It is evident that quite a lot of work was put into the game, as it looks fantastic—save for those awful faces. Unfortunately, the game is short and has a few puzzles that will leave you scratching your head, even if the solution is fairly logical. The black and white atmosphere and the fitting soundtrack create a sense of immersion that is both engaging and entertaining. And, as an added bonus, the ending is quite good. Plus there is a hidden extra at the end, a-la Stongbad-style.