Over many years, Private investigator Alex Hunter had worked on dozens of cases involving murder, theft, bribery and fraud; and nothing fazed him. Until, a young lady came to his house asking him to help find her father, the renowned scientist, Professor Patterson.
User reviews: Positive (12 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 3, 2013
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October 14

Multiple Languages? More are here!

Hey everyone. I forgot to post this around the last update but now we support the following languages for Interface and Subtitles : Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Polish and Swedish

This update pertains to the Windows version only.

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October 14

Steam trading cards? Yes Please!

Oh yes! You asked for it, now we delivered! Steam Trading cards are now live for Alex Hunter! Enjoy!

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Community Manager at Encore Software

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About This Game

Track down a missing scientist as you explore the place where reality meets illusion.

Over many years, Private investigator Alex Hunter had worked on dozens of cases involving murder, theft, bribery and fraud; and nothing fazed him. Until, a young lady came to his house asking him to help find her father, the renowned scientist, Professor Patterson. The professor had vanished from his house, without a trace, over a month ago. The police were called in but they were unable to find any clues. Coincidentally, neighbors reported having bizarre visions and suddenly finding themselves in strange places. Hunter took the case, thinking it would be a piece of cake…

Take on the role of Alex Hunter and investigate this mysterious disappearance. When you discover that the Professor’s experiments delved into the secret workings of the brain and mind control, the case takes a whole new twist. It’s up to you to follow the trail of clues and find out who has taken Professor Patterson, and intends to use his knowledge for evil purposes. Find the place where reality meets illusion! You will need to go head to head against a demented mind; a mind armed with the power to control yours!


  • Outwit and defeat a criminal brain!
  • Explore lush environments on your quest for the truth
  • A thrilling story that will lead you through sewers, a mental hospital, and into a bizarre alternative world.
  • Devious puzzles, clever mini games and highly detailed hidden object scenes
  • Bonus Chapter – Destroy the crime syndicate that masterminded the plan

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Processor or faster
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 6.0
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
    • OS: Macintosh® OS X 10.6 – 10.9
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo processor 2.0 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Language Support: English Only
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
In this game you play as Alex Hunter a private investigator, who takes a case from a long legged dame who strolls into his office after her father goes missing. There is a variety of puzzles and Hidden Object parts so the game keeps moving at a nice pace like a book its a good page turner. Some of the puzzles take ALOT of time to solve and many are very, very, very, difficult. These difficult games can just be skipped, there are hints if you get stuck, and a guide. A good game that you can stop playing anytime and come back to since the map screen has exclamation marks showing which areas have something to investigate.

The visual look of the game is impressive, the scenes never feel dead, their alive with animals moving, instead of just a static image like other games. The music is awesome, and this edition has a bonus feature that lets you rock out detective style.

Rating: 9/10 Value: $7.99
Posted: June 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
I want to give this game 5 stars, intellectually. It had the good HINTs/STRATEGY GUIDE (bundled). It had a MAP feature to speed travel and show you were the next actionable locations were. It had the JOURNAL system that auto recorded all the clues you had seen elsewhere in the game. It had BONUS CONTENT (i.e. "Secret Room", Wallpapers, Audio Tracks) which unlocked when you found enough of the secret mysterious symbols throughout the game. It had a reasonable plot (for a Hidden Objs genre game), good atmosphere/feel, and the Hidden Objects puzzles threw a few Aha moments at me.

However, it felt like just before it hit excellence in most of those areas, it would fall slightly short, again and again. It had a LOT of sliding piece puzzles, which I find personally annoying. The plot didn't go far enough for me to get personally invested in it. The arcade puzzles were interesting, but sloppily implimented ... so I'd have to replay because it was sometimes scoring hits as misses (shooting gallery), etc. Overall it felt like things were being added from a master "to do list" of what games should have, instead of being organically grown out of the game itself.

Missing/Broken Feature(s):
* Achievements in Game (But no Steam Achievements)
* I wish it had Steam collectible Cards, too.
* Soundtracks in Extra Content section: Only 1 of the tracks would play music (with LONG delay)

Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars (even with all the bonus features)
Posted: September 24
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
19.6 hrs on record
So long as you limit yourself when it comes to hints and skipping puzzles, this is one of the best Hidden Object Games I've ever played. It certainly took me longer to finish than any of the Midnight Mysteries, Samantha Swift, or Clockwork Man games. My only caveat is that I'm not personally a huge fan of sliding tile puzzles and this game has several - some of which I managed to solve on my own and some of which I used the in-game hint book or the Skip button to pass. But if you like that sort of thing and like finding hidden objects and solving point-and-click puzzles, then this game is for you, especially if it's on sale. No Steam achievements, but the in-game achievements also give it a little replay value since you're not likely to get them all on your first try.
Rating: 4/5
Posted: June 29
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11.4 hrs on record
A fun hidden object game. This is one of the style that is somewhat like an adventure-game lite mixed with hidden object scenes. No unlimited hidden object mode at the end, but the bonus chapter is lenghtier than the bonus chapter in some other HOGs.
Posted: August 5
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
22.6 hrs on record
This game is challenging, especially for those not gifted with math abilities. Some of the puzzles I just could not figure out and finally gave up and skipped it. I went back and played it again and was able to figure out a couple more. In order to not use the map to figure out what you need to do next, you have to really remember every place you've been. What is really nice is the bonus chapter is as involved as the regular game. It takes quite a bit of time to solve the bonus chapter; not a quick run through like some other games. If you play the game in the expert mode, you have to really search for all the secret signs in order to unlock the secret chamber. I've played it twice, once on regular mode and once in expert mode. I could not find all the signs in expert mode so couldn't unlock the secret room. I would hghly recommend this game. It is challenging. The graphics are great, and the music fades into the background as you play it. It is not jarring like some music.
Posted: December 17, 2013
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