To play this game no investigation knowledge or improvisation skills are necessary. Players debate the case and evidences drawn from different dice rolls by combining all the elements to create the most convincing and entertaining solution for the case.
Consider microCrime as a investigation generator. And simulator. Every time you play it generates a new and completely different case you need to solve by linking all the evidences and creating a good story behind it. You can play infinite times and you'll always get a new, challenging crime to solve.
microCrime core mechanics allow for a plethora of expansions and future rules to be added. Right now I have some interesting idea and I really look forward to create some thrilling expansions.
Yes, microCrime is a game that can be played "solo" or with 2+ players because the mechanics are exactly the same.
The rules, tables and dice rolls allow players (or, in this case, the solo player) to compile a detailed Case File. Then, it's up to you, as a player, to try to link every detail and create a story that can explain what happened.
When I tried the game personally, during the test phase of the game, I've found out that playing "solo" might be more challenging than playing with others because... well... there are NO others to compromise opinions with, if you know what I mean ;)
When I play it alone I always find myself struggling with the fact that I want to "close the case" by writing down a compelling story that connects all the elements and the fact that I'm not always satisfied with all those elements coming up in my mind :D
So, it happened several time that a case wen "cold" because I wasn't able to find a proper solution for it.
Aside from that, which is something, let's say, more "personal"... the challenge is absolutely the same.
It's just you.
Against a case that needs to be closed.
Short answer: yes.
Long answer: yes. But just for now. I plan to have new Kickstarter's campaigns to introduce some localizations for the game, such as the Italian, French and Spanish one to start. Right now, this first campaign will introduce microCrime in English.