Glass Bottom Games
Based in Seattle, WA

Release date:
Feb 20 2015 (on Steam)

PC/Mac/Linux (Steam)


Regular Price:



You’re the Private Investigator on a string of grisly murders, scouring for clues in a 3D side-scrolling world. Grab your fedora and revolver - in Hot Tin Roof you’re on the case! Dive into a noir mystery and become Emma Jones, the only PI partnered to a cat named Franky.


Hot Tin Roof was at PAX Prime in 2013. We launched a Kickstarter around that time, which did really well: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/meganfox/527742363. Then we got Greenlit: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=169342477. We showed again at Comicon and then at PAX Prime 2014, and the booth was wall to wall people. So that was cool! Now we're releasing!


  • Noir as fuck.
  • Metroidvania-ish gameplay in a side-scrolling 3D world.
  • Instead of acquiring abilities, you acquire new revolver rounds (but none that can kill).
  • Scour the world for clues! Use them in conversations to unlock secrets, doors and more.
  • Cats. More cats than you could shake a cat at. Also, pigeons and rats. Having spats.
  • Kickin' chip noir jazz soundtrack.

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Release Teaser Trailer YouTube


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Selected Articles

  • "I have fallen deeply, irrevocably in love"
    - Ben Barrett, Rock Paper Shotgun
  • "A Clever Noir Platformer... Co-Starring A Cat"
    - Jason Schreier, Kotaku
  • "... often so hilarious that you’ll want to burst into tears with laughter"
    - Clovis L. Dye, Jr., iFanzine
  • "Hot Tin Roof promises to change the way we think about classic noir"
    - Stephen Heller, HYPER Magazine (print)

About Glass Bottom Games

Glass Bottom Games makes absurdly cozy games about animals doing people things. You'll wander around on cool foggy nights, make friends with detective cats, and meet tiny birbs trying their best to skateboard.

More information
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Hot Tin Roof Credits

Megan Fox
Writer, Programmer, Co-Designer

Ellory Gillis-McGinnis
3D Artist, Texture Artist

Jake Goldberg

Folmer Kelly
2D Artist, Concept Artist

Will Lieberman
3D Artist, Texture Artist

Nathan Madsen
Sound Designer, Musician

Emma Messenger
Voice Actress (for Emma Jones)

Michael Nielsen
Co-Designer, Musician

Blake Parsons

Isla Schanuel
User Researcher

PJ Swanwick

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks