If there's one thing Ace Attorney's known for, besides its mysteries, of course, it's its characters! Experiencing all the eccentric personalities of the characters is one of the best parts of any case. But what if things were a bit less... crowded?
For this competition, you must create a case with three or less characters with speaking roles. Basically, if there's a character that talks at any point, they count. I put in the speaking role qualification to make things a bit easier on you, if you really need more characters. Of course, with a defense lawyer, a prosecutor, and a judge, that's three characters already, so you'll need to think a bit outside the box for this one.
Story: All the normal stuff that comes with writing a story, plus a good justification for the lack of characters.
Presentation: Fitting music, graphics, and all the other presentation stuff. (This is my personal weak spot, so expect leniency here. However, extra effort is always appreciated!)
Gameplay: It should be fun to play! Good design is essential! If you include puzzles, make sure they're fair and of appropriate difficulty.
Theme Relevance: The case contains three or less speaking characters.
The entry must have been created between Jan 10, 2020 and Apr 11, 2020.
The entry must not be showcased until after the deadline, but may be showcased before the judging period ends.
The entry may be a trial, investigation, comedy or miscellaneous.
The entry may contain spoilers from the first four Ace Attorney games, but may not from any others (sorry, I still haven't gotten around to those ones).
The entry must not contain more than three speaking characters.
The entry may be incomplete.
The entry must be submitted to trialdude by Apr 11, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST (with 24-hour wiggle room), with a walkthrough.