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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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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SUPERWILD
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Lovely little game! Though it's very simple (the puzzles pose no challenge whatsoever/culprit's easily guessed), the art direction and story is just charming through and through. Even if I were to go into detail about what didn't make the puzzles all that exciting for me, everything else just made up for it, and the charmed feeling it gave me for all two hours I breezed through it is frankly all I needed.

I feel like what I really want to compliment though is the interface-- the way you interrogate suspects, how you organize your clues and deduce the facts as they come-- is everything I've come to want from a detective game. In a slightly harder and slightly longer game, it could make a real masterpiece!

Worth it to get it on sale! Definitely a lot of fun.
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HaloInverse
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
- This game is about 2.5 hours long. By the time I had 100% completetion and all achievements, I still only had 3 of 5 card drops. Had to reinstall the game and let it idle in the background to get the last two cards.
- The "puzzles" are a bit simple, and all (but one) can be solved almost by accident.
- The "internal monologue" minigame feels like a great idea that wasn't fully explored, despite being the only recurring puzzle type. Hopefully, a sequel will expand on this, as it's a refreshingly logical alternative to the "use inventory A on environment B" trial-and-error "puzzle" typical of point-and-click games. It also would have been nice to be able to call up the "thought puzzle" UI at any time to come up with new lines of questioning, rather than only in response to scripted events, with too many "obviously wrong" options to be challenging.
- The "suspicion marks" on suspects have NO bearing on any other aspect of the game, aside from one achievement. I expected them to have some effect on Grimoire's questioning of suspects, but no.

- Despite the above objections, this game is ABSOLUTELY worth buying for $5 or less, and is definitely worth two to three hours of your time.
- Headphones aren't actually necessary, but you will want to be able to hear the fantastic voice acting. Because it's fantastic. Seriously.
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rebeccajxo
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I really enjoyed playing this game. It only took me about 2 1/2 hours to beat, but it was fun trying to find all of the clues and finish the game at 100%. The mystery itself is fairly difficult to solve, but the funny banter between the characters keeps the game play enjoyable. I'd definietly recommend it to anyone who enjoys point and click games with exceptional writing.
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VentusTheFirst
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Couldn't of asked for a better point and click adventure game. Detecive Grimoire is certainly a game that I would really want a series to be made out of. Especially since the characters are quite lovable.
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swenor
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Great style, puzzle, graphics. Great adventure game.
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hackstermatrix
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
In comparison to other point and clicks it's far more accessible amongst the easiest so you will likely finish the game in one day however it more than makes up for it in soundtrack, story and format which keep you immersed for every single second.
A must buy.
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pluggedintogaming
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Detective Grimoire is a type of game I haven't played in a while: a mystery title and this one is excellent. The visual style and animation brings this generally small cast of characters to life and, along with the excellent voice acting, this game is very enjoyable for the entire 2.5 hour run I spent in it. The story is actually engaging and the setting is weird and mysterious, which is perfect for this mystery genre. I'm hoping to see more in this series and hopefully soon! Buy this game if you are looking for a great mystery title or story-based game to play for a few hours!
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yBe
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Great for Kids, too boring for adults
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jill.bourrie
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Fun, short detective game. Recommend getting it when it goes on sale but great if you got a few hours to kill.
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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
( 4.2 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Great style, puzzle, graphics. Great adventure game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Fun, short detective game. Recommend getting it when it goes on sale but great if you got a few hours to kill.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Detective Grimoire is a type of game I haven't played in a while: a mystery title and this one is excellent. The visual style and animation brings this generally small cast of characters to life and, along with the excellent voice acting, this game is very enjoyable for the entire 2.5 hour run I spent in it. The story is actually engaging and the setting is weird and mysterious, which is perfect for this mystery genre. I'm hoping to see more in this series and hopefully soon! Buy this game if you are looking for a great mystery title or story-based game to play for a few hours!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
15 of 20 people (75%) 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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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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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.3 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Amazing little game! I got it while on sale since it cost practically nothing. No regrets. want a good, simple detective game that actually focuses on being a detective? well this is the right place!






Or is it? (JK just play it already.)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Really nice game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Good game, if a little simple
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
This game was so much fun to play! There isn't much replayability, but it's a great story! The puzzles are simple and the user interface with marking suspects and going through clues is very helpful.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
A great, fun and simple point and click murder mystery adventure! I love the artwork and animations, as well as the BGM which creates the perfect mood! I consider myself picky when it comes to voice acting in games, so I was pleasantly surprised at how much I really enjoyed it.

My only nitpicks would be how easy and short the game is. I didn't find it to be challenging whatsoever, but I feel that despite the lack of difficulty I was still able to enjoy my time due to what was great about the game as I previously mentioned. At the least, I hope in future installments there could be difficulty levels or that it gets progressively more challenging. I think that in itself would make for a longer game, I was disappointed that I was able to complete it in such a short amount of time, though perhaps that's just selfish of me! :)

Overall, I would definitely recommend this game for a fun and relaxing afternoon. I look forward to any sequels! This is well worth the purchase - well done! :D
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