Detective Grimoire has been called to investigate a murder. The owner of a small tourist attraction, found deep within the heart of the marshes, seemingly killed by the very mythical creature his attraction is based around...
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Overwhelmingly Positive (616 reviews) - 95% of the 616 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 18, 2014

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December 7, 2015

Soundtrack Out Now! Free upgrade for all existing customers!

Hello everyone!

We've just released the soundtrack to Detective Grimoire as DLC to the main game! Our composer Raphael Benjamin Meyer did an amazing job, and his work really shines in the hands of the talented musicians he brought on board to play for us.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/421950/

We've also added a Soundtrack Edition which includes the game and the soundtrack DLC, at a slightly discounted price.

As a special thank you to everyone who already bought the game, we've upgraded you all to the Soundtrack Edition! If we hadn't, then the DLC would have had to be full price to all our early supporters, compared to the discounted bundle that new customers can get, and that just wouldn't be right.

We've also just released the soundtrack to our other game here on Steam, Haunt the House: Terrortown, also from our amazing composer Raphael Benjamin Meyer!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/421940/

We hope you enjoy them both!

Tom & Adam

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Reviews

“Detective Grimoire is a better detective game than the likes of, say, L.A. Noire [...] The designers knew what they wanted the game to be and ensure that nothing got in the way of it. As a result, it’s thoroughly enjoyable”
Indie Statik

“Definitely one of the better crime games I've played and it's a treat to experience”
8/10 – Pocket Gamer

“From the moment you set foot on the docks, Boggy’s Bog is engrossing, its characters alive and endearing”
4.5/5 – GameZebo

About This Game

Detective Grimoire has been called to investigate a murder. The owner of a small tourist attraction, found deep within the heart of the marshes, seemingly killed by the very mythical creature his attraction is based around... Explore the surrounding area, inspect the scene of the crime, grill the suspects, solve puzzles, search for clues and uncover the secret of the swamp!

Features
  • A mixture of investigating and puzzle gameplay, designed with mouse/touch in mind
  • Assemble Grimoire's thoughts to reach conclusions about the case
  • A fully voiced and animated cast of characters to interrogate
  • Beautiful digitally painted environments to explore
  • Award nominated original orchestral soundtrack

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbook class devices
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: On-board graphics
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.6
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Fedora Core 13, Ubuntu 10.10, openSUSE 11.3
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® III 1GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 GB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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ZombieTurtle68
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
A fun, easy game to play for those of us old-timers that don't like playing the faster, harder games. This one is fun and relaxing with a wry humor that had me laughing throughout the game play.
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Bernoully
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
A short detective fiction adventure with beautiful stylized artwork and atmosphere. Like any entertaining cartoon mystery, it has a quirky cast of characters with well-acted voices. Simple puzzles. Very enjoyable experience, even if only a one-off.

If there are new bite-size adventures from this same team, I'd gladly return for more!
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PrincessTrash
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
This game was fun!! :) I played it all in one sitting and enjoyed the entire process. Can't wait for the sequel!! Thanks for making it!! ;) Made me feel smart.
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Proskills the Beast Hunter
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Quite a fun point-and-click type murder mystery.

Nice graphics, nice music, nice sound effects (minus the museum). Story is coherent, and enough clues are provided to figure out the murderer ahead of time.

Doesn't take long to complete, easily worth the few dollars it cost me.
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PixelatedNinja
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Beautiful, that's all I have to say...
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deviltortoise
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
A fantastic little point and click detective game with charming art and music along with characters and locations you just cant help but want to find out about. It's well designed and written it's simply a joy to play through.
The achievements are also incredibly easy to get if that is a selling point for some.

Overall a fantastic little game and a great way to spend 2-3 hours.
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lex
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
Nice game, nice plot, excelent voiceacting. Fun game though it isnt a long one:)
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sam.wiseguy
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
Probably the best detective game I have ever played. My only problem is that I want more. This is like a short demonstration of the game mechanism and style for a detective themed click-and-point adventure, in lieu of building the "full adventure". In terms of these features, it could be compared to LA Noire, but Discworld Noir still had more innovation, such as combining clues and notes and objects to make deductions. Detective Grimoire could be said to build on this, but in a very limited way, by the use of a selection of combining phrases to choose from in order to craft a deduction. But, as I said, this was specialized/tailored to each specific situation rather than a generalised mechanism (plus a limited selection of topics rather than all the available clues/notes, although that limitation does make it more streamlined). So, there is room for improvement maybe.
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Katagator
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
I want a series of games like this. Different mysteries, and everything. I loved this, and it was way too short for the amount of time I wanted to play it. Make more! Haha. Great game though. Feels a bit short, but it's alright cause the game itself is amazing. Great voice acting, and graphics. Beautiful. :)
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AnOdd1
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
Detective Grimoire is a short mystery adventure game like many other adventure games.

What does this one do better than the others?
- It's really well drawn and animated. The visuals are gorgeous.
- The voice acting is soothing. Yes, soothing. If you ever get stuck, you'll hear the characters repeat their lines again and again, but it's okay, because it's relaxing.
- Easily unlockable Locked Doors. A single easy puzzle on a door is better than running around looking for items you might have missed to interact with it.
- A map to get to places. You can't get lost, and you don't have to watch your character run around for ages. Going from A to B is as easy as clicking on B.
- Deducing stuff (unlocking challenges) is intuitive, straightforward, and if you don't understand what you're supposed to deduce, just try and the game will eventually hint you in the right direction with clever commentary from Grimoire.

What I don't like with it?
- A tad too simple for my own taste.
- It's short.
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Nomad
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
This is a good little game with a great story. It is short, I completed the game with most achievements in under 4 hours. The story is enjoyable and the characters are memorable and well written. The puzzles are not really challenging for anyone with even a little experience of this kind of game in the past but again serve there purpose and are fun to varying degrees. The game shows its "android" routes at various stages (like the puzzles that require moving things), which is a negative for me but they do not detract enough from the overall experience to warrant a negative review.

If you are looking for a simple, short blast of fun that can be played and enjoyed by all ages then I highly recommend this game.

If you are looking for an in-depth adventure with challenging puzzles that require walkthroughs and/or immense intelligence try something else.

As it stands I would purchase a part 2 without hesitation and the story lends itself to that possibility.

10/10 would get a "boggy" foot fetish again.
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malcolmmackay224
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
Really fun game. I'm a big fan of adventure games but not a huge fan of detective stories. This one is very well done and the game keeps track of all the clues so there aren't any boring procedures to follow.

The puzzles are simple but the engaging story and the humour provide plenty of entertainment. Hightly recommended, I hope there is a sequel.
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pmxpp88
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
This is an excellent little point and click detective game. The dialogue and the voice-acting is above and beyond what would one expect. Okay, the detective work is not particularly challenging but it's certainly a very enjoyable 3/4 hours of gameplay.
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terra_dea
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
holds your hand incessantly & thinks its funnier than it actually is
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dreadedTabby
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 25
I was able to beat this game (with child interruptions) within the time limit of 3 hours.
Mostly due to it being a rather small game and not so much the content.
I love how this game is designed. Simplistic vector art with an equally simplistic sound track but its hoisted up by the intricate details that goes into the mechanics of the game itself.
My favorite part of the game was the ability to teleport to places you have visited already.
Seems small but alot of the point and click games that i have encountered on steam would have you clicking through every screen until a mystical portal appears from your sequence of clicks. -.-
I dont want to ruin anything...so i shall shush.
But its a game everyone should play..atleast once.
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NEOchuah
( 20.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 23
I may have fallen in love with this game. The soundtrack is very soothing, and relaxing, and the artstyle is incredible, and the voice acting is on point. The gameplay is simple and can be finished quite quickly. I have replayed it more than once. Definitely worth playing if you are keen for a point and click puzzle adventure with a good mystery. The puzzles are also really well done, not too much of a challenge, but it's enjoyable. I really enjoyed the style and format of this game, and I am waiting for more... :D
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head_over_halo
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 23
This game was amazing! And i'm definitely left with wanting more. I've already reccommended it to a few friends. This game is intriguing and i honestly couldn't stop playing until i had the answers. And all I can say is I want more!
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thanbo
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
It's fun and cheap.
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Ajax_47
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 18
ATTENTION LINUX USERS:
This game is very poorly ported to linux. I cannot even get 2 minutes in without the sound cutting out, which is vital for playing. Also the controls are very buggy and seem as if they were designed for a controller even though this game has no support. I am not sure if the windows version expierences the same problems. But as for the linux version, it is not even playable. Which is dissapointing since it looks like a fun game.
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JKDarkseid
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 18
It's short, but it's memorable and entertaining iin the little time you get with it. It also respects the player's ability to connect the dots, which I appreceate. Overall, a good time andd woth the seven bucks. Sequel pls.

Also, Arin "MARK ZUCKERBERG" Hanson does voices in this game, and amazing, I didn't figure out which characters he did. Guy is getting better.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
A fantastic little point and click detective game with charming art and music along with characters and locations you just cant help but want to find out about. It's well designed and written it's simply a joy to play through.
The achievements are also incredibly easy to get if that is a selling point for some.

Overall a fantastic little game and a great way to spend 2-3 hours.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
A charming Point and Click Adventure. Story is short and good. You have 9 suspects and to find all hints and clous to find the killer. Its feels a bit like Scooby Doo. So thanks i had 3 hours fun i give this game 87 %. I hope there will be more games in the future. Thank you for reading and hopefully enjoy like me.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
9.6/10 - An Overlooked, Underplayed Mystery Gem

I really loved this game, it was extremely well done! My only complaint is that it was only about 3 hours, and I really took my time with it. The best part of the game, hands down, was the voice acting; real top notch quality!

As Detective Grimoire; you will explore more than 20 locations, find clues and question a plethora of well voiced suspects. The puzzles are pretty easy but extremal enjoyable! In some cases you even have to test clues to determine the chemical makeup of the residue left behind. This and other unique features make this game stand out within the point and click genre.

Overall, I would pay $5-7 for this solid 3 hour game; It's got lots of polish and was executed in a seamless way.

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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Very fun game! The animation is wonderful, the voice overs are awesome. It is relitively easy to finish the game, but time consuming to get 100%. I would highly reccommend this game, especially for the price. However, if you're looking for a point and click choices matter game with replay value, this isn't the one. Absolutely no reply value, at least for me. Once you solve the case, you have no interest in doing all the tedious tasks again, at least not for a while. Maybe to get all the Steam Achievements, but that's it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Nice little point & click game.
For some reason the animated cutscenes are very choppy though, even in windowed mode.
Hard to recommend it at full price as the game is very short, but on sale (1,74€/$), it should do the trick.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Detective Grimorie contains an astonishing soundtrack, fantastic gameplay, and a compelling plot.

The voice acting was out of this world, the animation was extraordinary and the storyline was exceptional!

For once, I was forced to turn off my Spotify, and experience the masterpiece known as Detective Grimorie.

A perfect example of how spectacular an Indie game can be. Count me in on the sequel!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Great little game, a bit short but it is really fun its like a blend of professor layton and scooby doo, so its awesome, tons of personality, great backgrounds, and cutescens, the characters are really relatable and pretty deep, and the mystery is real... it is quite rewarding figuring it out yourself
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
Ive always had a thing for detective shows, especailly detective games. The closest thing i can think of being Pheonix Wright, which is strange considering its a game about being a lawyer. Detective Grimoire is just what i was looking for in such a game.Its a point and click detective game that is on more than the short side.
I can't say its super clever or anything like that, but it is super enjoyable. The art style is very lovely and just plain oozes charm. The voice acting was surprisingly good, and the story over all was an enjoyable short ride. This game is also rather "family friendly" so don't expect any gut wrenching crimes.

(MILD SPOILER...I THINK)


When i finished the game, the story said it was to be continued, so theres gonna be (hopefully) more games in this series. This is a game i can recommend and considering its rather cheap price, theres no real reason to avoid this little number.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
This is a good little game with a great story. It is short, I completed the game with most achievements in under 4 hours. The story is enjoyable and the characters are memorable and well written. The puzzles are not really challenging for anyone with even a little experience of this kind of game in the past but again serve there purpose and are fun to varying degrees. The game shows its "android" routes at various stages (like the puzzles that require moving things), which is a negative for me but they do not detract enough from the overall experience to warrant a negative review.

If you are looking for a simple, short blast of fun that can be played and enjoyed by all ages then I highly recommend this game.

If you are looking for an in-depth adventure with challenging puzzles that require walkthroughs and/or immense intelligence try something else.

As it stands I would purchase a part 2 without hesitation and the story lends itself to that possibility.

10/10 would get a "boggy" foot fetish again.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
I was able to beat this game (with child interruptions) within the time limit of 3 hours.
Mostly due to it being a rather small game and not so much the content.
I love how this game is designed. Simplistic vector art with an equally simplistic sound track but its hoisted up by the intricate details that goes into the mechanics of the game itself.
My favorite part of the game was the ability to teleport to places you have visited already.
Seems small but alot of the point and click games that i have encountered on steam would have you clicking through every screen until a mystical portal appears from your sequence of clicks. -.-
I dont want to ruin anything...so i shall shush.
But its a game everyone should play..atleast once.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
Really good game, love the animations. For some reason I expected there to be multiple cases included but there were not so it felt a bit too short. It makes sense for the price, just was a bit surprised.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
I can say without any doubt that I loved this game. The art stanyle is simplistic, but charming, nonetheless. I enjoyed watching each of the characters go through their animations. Speaking of characters, they were such a fun group of characters. I particularly was fond of Agent Folder, due to the reference to XFiles in speakinghis name. Still speaking of the cast, each character is perfectly voiced, a sheer delight to listen to. The puzzles were easy, but not monotonous in any way. A couple of them posed a minor challenge, and the sentence forming puzzles required me to take a closer look at what I was given, but overall, they were fun, but lacked a real challenge. Overall, this game felt like the Professor Layton series, or even the investigative bits of the Ace Attorney games. If you like these games, definitely play this.

My one complaint is in the length. I could have happily invested 15+ hours in this game, and was sad when the game came to a close after only around 2-3 hours of play time. This didn't hinder the pacing of the game much, I just wish that there was another case to solve.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Great little point and click. I don't really have anything to criticize here. Art, animation, music, voice acting - all are really well done. The puzzles are a little simple, but keep the pace flowing nicely. This was a great way to spend a few hours (~3 hours for 100% completion), recommended.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
This is a simple detective point-and-click style game with a fun little story and quirky characters. The writing was fun, I liked the art, and I loved the music! It was a little glitchy on Linux, but a simple fix in terminal did the trick. Recommend, and looking forward to the next one.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
First fell in love with this game when I bought it on my phone. Then when I found out it was on Steam? Well I just basically died. This game isn't very long but I find it so much fun. I love the animation and the voice accting and all the beautiful colors. All in all, this is just an amazing game! i love it so much!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Great detective game, fun for 4 hours!

Aim for a perfect game :-)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Short but sweet. This is a pretty well put together mystery, well voiced, too.
Hope they can use the experience to make more.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
This game is really cute and really fun. It has witty dialogue, an interesting plot, and a solid story line. As a fan of professor layton, I would have preferred more puzzles, but I absolutely loved this game. It actually requires thought and cleverness - two things that most "detective" games now don't really need. 5/5 I've played it three times and I'm still not tired of it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
This game has some really great voices and the comedy responses are pretty entertaining. Glad to have been a part of the kickstarter and would love to follow Detective Grimoire on future investigations. If you enjoy point and click with puzzle solving then you deserve to treat yourself to this game, it's on a lot of platforms but looks really good on the pc. Recommended.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
Very cute. You'll be at 100% in an afternoon, but you'll have loads of fun. Very easy (both to play and follow) adventure. A little bit of handholding, and some of the puzzles feel more at home on a tablet, but still; a nice experience. Recommended when on sale for < 2 bucks or so. Not so much full price. Works better on a mobile device.
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