Detective Dotson Is Bringing the Adventure on Xbox Series Consoles

Solve the Mystery as Detective Dotson

The indie game developer Masala Games has announced that their upcoming title, Detective Dotson will launch on Xbox Series consoles. This light-hearted Indian mystery-adventure game is the vision of former EA alumni (Spore) and Oscar-winning Pixar artist (Toy Story 3, Brave), Shalin Shodhan. It will also be coming out on PC via Steam as well, so stay tuned for the release date.

Detective Dotson

In Detective Dotson, you will step inside the shoes of the titular protagonist who is an aspiring Bollywood star turned reluctantly into a detective. Explore the richly detailed streets of India, collect clues, complete the evidence board, and solve various mysteries. You will encounter a colorful cast of characters, each with their own secrets.

The game draws heavy inspiration from Indian pop culture such as Bollywood and crime dramas like CID. All the while having its own unique narrative and aesthetic style crafted based on real-world Indian cities. It also features a single-player episodic story and 2-player couch co-op levels. Nikhil Rao of Indian Ocean collaborated to make an authentic OST for the game too.

“It’s the dream of every game developer to bring their game to console as it’s perceived to have the highest quality bar to clear,” says Shalin Shodhan, Founder and CEO of Masala Games. “We’re thankful that the Xbox Developer Acceleration Program believes in us. It’s not every day that one of the leading platforms in gaming takes notice. Their trust motivates us to do this opportunity justice.”

“We’re excited and proud to see our desi and Bollywood-inspired Detective Dotson release on Xbox Series consoles,” says Arjun Varma, India Lead—Global Expansion at Xbox. “Xbox wants to bring unique and diverse games from India to a global audience via our ID@Xbox Program. We are grateful to have Masala Games as an awesome partner on this journey.”