Press Kit: Dark Nights with Poe and Munro

D’Avekki Studios
Feb 6 · 5 min read

Guide local radio hosts Poe and Munro through six tv-like episodes of supernatural strangeness and sizzling on-screen chemistry. Direct the action as they encounter ghosts, demons and more in the small town of August — but can you keep Poe and Munro together, and alive? Coming to Steam Q2 2020, consoles Q3 2020.

  • Six simultaneously released, fully interactive episodes
  • Almost 5 hours of full screen FMV video
  • An intuitive point and click timed hot-spot interface (no on-screen dialogue options!)
  • Alternate endings for each episode and hundreds of branches
  • Sizzling on-screen chemistry with life and death decisions!

(not the full trailer!)

EGX 2019 Teaser Trailer — not the full trailer (that’s coming very soon!)


Weird things happen in the small town of August… Talking paintings create wishes. Jilted lovers return from the dead looking for everlasting closure. People turn into trees. But with local radio hosts John ‘Poe’ Pope and Ellis Munro investigating, things are only going to get weirder…

Guide Poe and Munro through six TV-like episodes of supernatural adventures. You choose where they go and what they do, as you help them uncover August’s strange residents and hidden secrets. Your choices determine what happens to them and those around them, but can you keep Poe and Munro together… and alive?

After making their first appearance in The Shapeshifting Detective (TSD), Poe and Munro are returning in their own standalone spin-off prequel, with different gameplay and all new stories.

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Developed and published by
D’Avekki Studios (The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker, The Shapeshifting Detective), Wisbech, UK

Release dates
Steam (PC/Mac): Q2 2020
Xbox, Playstation, Switch: Q3 2020

Klemens Koehring (The Shapeshifting Detective, Sniper Elite 4, Control)
Leah Cunard (The Shapeshifting Detective)

Additional on-screen cast
VIOLET GALLACHER… Aislinn De’Ath (Doctor Dekker, TSD)
QUENTIN WATTS… Andre Lecointe
MISS CLAY… Ashleigh Cole
MILLICENT… Ayvianna Snow
DALLAS UMBER… Ingrid Evans
CURATOR TOOMS… Peter Revel-Walsh
ROSE… Rachel Cowles (Doctor Dekker, TSD)
KASPER LIGHT… Vincent Gould
JOE WATTS… Warrick Simon

Voice cast
FRANKIE… Justin McElroy (MBMBaM, The Adventure Zone)
BECK… Joseph Beacham (My Time in Portia)
ERIC PLANNER… David Homb (Phantasmagoria)
CALLER 2… Barry Aldridge
JAZ… Jessica Kinghorn
ISI… Joe Maw (CBBC’s The Dumping Ground, TSD)
EDDI… Bobby Sixkilla
QUEENIE… Alex Furness
HELENA… Kimmy Mauldin
ARVIN… Jesse Cox (Monster Prom, The Completionist, TSD)
Q… Eli Diaz

Written by
Tim Cowles
Lynda Cowles

Directed by
Tim Cowles

Press releases
Shapeshifting Detective Developers Announce Episodic Spin-Off


Click disappearing hotspots to control the action
Accessibility options allow timed hotspots to be ‘frozen’
Six thrilling TV-like episodes, each with a different story and exciting gameplay
Help Poe and Munro escape tricky situations!
Munro — or is it? — even pays a visit to Doctor Dekker’s couch…


Episode One, “Frankie”
Poe and Munro invite listeners to share their dreams and nightmares, but one caller’s fantasies get a little too real. Guest starring Justin McElroy (The Adventure Zone, MBMBaM) as the voice of Frankie.

Episode Two, “In Bed with Poe and Munro”
When Poe and Munro stage a 24-hour radiothon to raise funds for the studio, a vengeful ghost quickly turns it into a killer broadcast.

Episode Three, “Green with Envy”
Poe and Munro hit the streets to find a missing student but with time running out and too many leads, life or death choices must be made. Featuring Aislinn De’Ath as Violet (Doctor Dekker, The Shapeshifting Detective).

Episode Four, “Everybody Changes”
Things get meta when a past lives regression therapist is invited to hypnotise Munro live on air, and a familiar face turns up on Doctor Dekker’s couch.

Episode Five, “Many Happy Returns”
Poe and Munro just want a quiet night out hunting werewolves but their plans are ruined by a “time traveller” warning of mortal danger. With the voice of Joseph Beacham (My Time in Portia).

Episode Six, “It Started with a Wish”
When Poe and Munro launch a treasure hunt live on air, August residents start disappearing and things get heated when they try a capsule themselves. Will this be the end for Poe and Munro? Featuring voice cameos from David Homb (Phantasmagoria), Jesse Cox (Monster Prom), Joe Maw (CBBC’s The Dumping Ground) and many more.


D’Avekki Studios
(Tim Cowles, Lynda Cowles)

Dark Nights with Poe and Munro on Steam




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