Dark Nights with Poe and Munro - Official Trailer
Gameplay Walkthrough Video (spoilers ahead!)
Dark Nights with Poe and Munro is the prequel to D'Avekki Studios' The Shapeshifting Detective.
International press reviews for Dark Nights with Poe and Munro
"Leah Cunard and Klemens Koehring deliver this performance in an entertaining and believable way that easily draws in and keeps the player’s attention. Not without intrigue and perhaps dark secrets of their own, Poe and Munro are an endearing duo and a wonderful pair of protagonists brought to life with some great acting. They perfectly complement each other through the adventures the game has to offer."
Zero Limit (gaming website)
"Koehring plays Poe as an enthusiastic, charismatic artist, while Cunard’s Munro is a sweeter optimist [...] and their enthusiasm for the project really strengthens their performances. The chemistry between them is a delight to see on-screen..."
NewGame+ (gaming reviews website)
"... I like Poe’s acting. He really gives it some flair. Almost reminds me of Boris Karloff. He also seems like he’s seen a thing or two in his life."
GIN - Game Industry News (daily gaming news magazine)
"You get six very replayable chapters featuring John ‘Poe’ Pope (Klemens Koehring) and Ellis Munro (Leah Cunard), both superbly possessing their roles, coming off a bit like this decade’s Mulder and Scully..."
DAF - Destroy All Fanboys (gaming reviews website)
"The biggest highlight of Dark Nights with Poe and Munro is without a doubt, the actors. Klemens Koehring and Leah Cunard as the titular Poe and Munro absolutely make this game. They have some of the best on-screen chemistry I’ve ever seen, especially in a video game."
GameLuster (gaming news and reviews website)
"Poe and Munro bounce off each other like magnetised super balls. Their back and forths, a product of some excellent writing and top quality performances from Leah Cunard and Klemens Koehring, are a highlight of the game..."
fingerguns.net (entertainment website)
"Klemens Koehring and Leah Cunard (Poe and Munro) return as the perfect companions, the banter they have with one another and the way they interact creates a believable ‘relationship’ and two very likeable characters."
GamePitt (gaming reviews website)
"Then there’s Klemens Koehring and Leah Cunard as Poe and Munro respectively who really knock it out of the park from start to finish."
GameSpew (gaming news and reviews website)
"It arguably pulls off the whole 'interactive TV' angle better than anything on Netflix, inching things far closer to a full merger between gaming and TV."
"...the main characters (played deliciously by Klemens Koehring and Leah Cunard)..."
TechRaptor (gaming news and reviews website)
"... credit should also go to Klemens Koehring and Leah Cunard for the marvelous job they do with their characters. Every scene with the two of them is a delight to watch as they really pull out all stops when it comes to their characters."
GAMERamble (gaming reviews website)
"The chemistry between Klemens Koehring and Leah Cunard, who play Poe and Munro, is electric and really carries the game."
Handsome Phantom (gaming website)
"A lot of the game’s weight rests on the shoulders of leads Klemens Koehring and Leah Cunard (Poe and Munro, respectively), but they carry it well. There’s a natural chemistry between the duo, some delicious melodrama, and a lot of sassy-but-flirty back-and-forths. They’re eminently believable as a pair of colleagues and secret lovers..."
PC Invasion (gaming website)
(French-language review) "... ce spin-of remplit parfaitement son rôle en nous proposant 6 histoires aux frontière de l’étrange et avec humour, mené par deux acteurs qui parviennent à nous faire croire à leurs personnages."
PxlBBQ (Belgian gaming news and reviews website)
(German-language review) "Die Chemie zwischen Cunard und Koehring passt. [...] Typisch für ein FMV-Adventure lebt 'Dark Nights with Poe and Munro von der schauspielerischen Leistung und der Vertonung. Erste haben wir schon gelobt, zweitere ist ebenso hervorragend."
Adventure Corner (German adventure gaming website)
"Poe" (John Pope) in The Shapeshifting Detective
Klemens can be seen and heard as late night radio host John Pope aka "Poe" in The Shapeshifting Detective, developed by D'Avekki Studios and published by Wales Interactive on PC & Mac (Steam), Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch in 2018 and on iOS in 2019. John Pope is the co-host of the in-gameradio show called Dark Nights with Poe and Munro alongside Ellis Munro on the in-game radio station Radio August. For his voice work in this game, Klemens was nominated in the Best Male Gaming Performance category at the One Voice Awards 2019 and was also nominated in the Best Character Performance category at the VOX Awards 2019.The game was nominated in the Best Game by a Small Studio category at the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2019.
Clips from the in-game live-action scenes featuring Poe
In-game clips from Poe's radio news broadcasts
Clips from the in-game radio show Dark Nights with Poe and Munro including the segments Poe's Curiosity Shoppe and Dreams & Nightmares
International press reviews for The Shapeshifting Detective
"Poe, of the Poe and Munro radio show, is a particular highlight, with a gravely tone of voice that you could imagine in a 1920’s gangster film, and even when he’s giving simple mundane updates on local happenings, it feels more grand and atmospheric than it has any right to do."
God is a Geek (gaming and technology website)
from https://www.godisageek.com/reviews/shapeshifting-detective-review/ (retrieved 8 December 2018)
"Speaking of radio personalities, the brilliant talk radio intermissions of Poe and Munro offered some of our favourite moments, even if they mainly served as filler when travelling in a cab or arriving at the bed and breakfast. It brought popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale to mind (even if it's not nearly as strange as that) and really offered an additional layer to the narrative."
Gamereactor International (leading gaming website in the Nordic region)
from https://www.gamereactor.eu/reviews/709823/The+Shapeshifting+Detective/ (retrieved 8 December 2018)
"I especially loved the radio conversations featuring Poe (Klemens Koehring) and Munroe (Leah Cunard), the stars of the local radio station."
from https://thephantom0288.wordpress.com/2018/11/23/the-shapeshifting-detective-review-for-nintendo-switch/ (retrieved 16 December 2018)
"I know the saying is always 'you have the face for radio', but in Poe’s case, he 'has the voice for radio' – it fits perfectly with its deep, slow, and well-spoken tone which is both soothing and rather seductive at the same time."
GamePitt (gaming reviews website)
from http://www.gamepitt.co.uk/the-shapeshifting-detective-ps4-review/ (retrieved 8 December 2018)
"The Shapeshifting Detective does have good production values with its live action recordings and audio quality (I especially enjoyed the time you spend on the choice/movement selection screen as the game features two town DJ's who like to talk about everything macabre)."
Darkstation.com (gaming and technology website)
from https://www.darkstation.com/reviews/the-shapeshifting-detective-review (retrieved 16 December 2018)
"In addition, during the mercifully short loading phases, we are treated to snippets of the local radio show, Nights with Poe and Munroe. These dark snippets that discuss the murder and other local weirdness raise the overall creepy ambience by immeasurable levels that in turn elevate the playing experience as a whole."
GameGrin (gaming news and reviews website)
from https://www.gamegrin.com/reviews/the-shapeshifting-detective-review (retrieved 17 May 2019)
"Skådespelarna som spelar rollerna av Ellis och Poe, vilka driver radiokanalen som ständigt hörs genom spelet, är lysande och låter precis som om de faktiskt är radiopratare."
("The actors who play the roles of Ellis and Poe, who run the radio channel that is constantly heard through the game, are brilliant and sound just as if they are actually radio presenters.")
PSbloggen.se (Swedish Playstation-focused blog)
http://www.psbloggen.se/recensioner/recension-the-shapeshifting-detective-ps4/ (retrieved 16 December 2018)
"The characters are brought to life by a very talented cast, any fans of their previous work will recognise Aislinn M De’Ath as Violet and will also fall in love with their new ones such as the very charming radio hosts Poe (Klemens Koehring) & Munro (Leah Cunard)."
Ambassadors View (gaming news and reviews website)
from http://ambassadorsview.com/noir-mystery-in-davekkis-the-shapeshifting-detective/ (retrieved 14 March 2019)
The Shapeshifting Detective - Official Launch Trailer
The Shapeshifting Detective - Official Teaser Trailer
Merry Christmas from Poe and Munro (D'Avekki Studios Christmas Message 2018)
Poe & Munro Twitch Livestream Special (November 2018)