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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...
Release Date: Aug 18, 2014
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$6.99

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 the 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

PC System Requirements

    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
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.6
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
45 of 46 people (98%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
8,5/10

+ nice presentation, great atmosphere, nice soundtrack, great voice acting, cool characters
+ gameplay wise, it's a mystery adventure game with point and click mechanics, where you are trying (as detective grimoire) to solve a murder case - what's really great is the way you progress, through dialogue with the various characters you meet, evidence and clues you collect mostly by playing mini games/puzzles and most of all by assembling and combining what you have learned so far to reach conclusions
+ interface is simple and intuitive, works great with mouse

- easy in general, if you follow the progress closely you will finish it fast (2-3 hours maybe)
- no replay value

really nice adventure/puzzle game, especially for this price it's highly recommended to everyone who enjoys a good mystery , waiting for more games from this indie developer
Posted: August 18
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
"I DONT GET IT WHY WOULD ANYONE COME HERE BY CHOICE ??" says Grimoire and i will tell you why you should ignore him and take a visit to the swamp,because its a fun place to explore and one game you wont regret visiting.
So of you go to explore the swamp and find out who (or what) killed Mr Remmington and in the process of doing so interveiw a who's who of suspects and ask questions that lead to other questions and challenges that will slowly lead you to the one and true murderer (be it human or something more sinister).
The game itself plays out in a true point and click style but doesnt bother with you having an inventory and therefore the need to mess about with items is done away with,now in a lot of games this would detract from what was the overall feeling of you being a detective but not here "OH NO".
The simplicity of the gameplay helps push the narrative along at a fair old pace and i for one found myself so hooked by the story and the overall feeling of the game that i carried on playing until i had finished and discovered exactally what was going on,and this is the games only flaw its length.
It is quite a short experience and thats a shame as i would have happily enjoyed playing for double the time and would have still sat there none stop until i had reached the ending to the game (which is both satisfying and one that even though i saw coming i really enjoyed),but at the price who can complain at whats on offer when its so entertaining and well put together.
Lets get to the meat and bones of the game now graphically the game is like a cartoon and the standard of the artwork is top notch,the music in game does grate a little at times but doesnt really outstay its welcome to the point of driving you mad (just grates ever so slightly) and the spoken dialogue in game is all delivered to perfection by the cast and even though some characters sound cheesy,thats how they are supposed to sound and it adds to the overall character of the game.
I really did like this game and hope that there will be a sequel (well it leaves it for one-NO SPOILERS JUST SAYING) but will you like the game ???
Well if you like a point and click game that isnt all "AARRGGHHHH I CANT WORK THIS OUT ITS JUST TO HARD" and a game that both entertains and makes you smile then yes you will enjoy this great well put together but short game,if you want a harder experience and something that has you saying "GOD THIS GAME IS HARD,BUT BY THE WILL OF ZEUS I WILL SOLVE IT" then i would look elsewhere as you will find this wander into the swamp a little to easy.
And dont forget "JUST BECAUSE YOU DONT SEE BOGGY,DOESNT MEAN HE ISNT REAL".
Posted: August 21
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Utterly gorgeous in every way. I played it through in one sitting because I just couldn't bear to leave it unfinished.

The mystery is solvable in around two hours, but the game doesnt seem too short; it's well planned and tightly executed resulting in a very dense, compact experience.

The art is beautiful, the voice acting and soundtrack are high quality and the storyline is captivating.

Definitely recommended and worth every penny.
Posted: August 18
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
The game is pretty awesome. Beautiful graphics, great voice acting, cool characters - you get sucked right in.
You will get through it in about two hours but those two hours are pretty great.
Looking forward to the next game
Posted: August 18
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
+ Cool characters
+ Intriguing plot
+ Interview system
+ Made me play through it in one sitting (has that 'one more time' feeling)

+/- Interface is a bit cluttered but can be adjusted in the Options menu

- Low quality cutscenes
- Short
- Puzzles are too simple
- Suspect too obvious
- Choosing wrong evidence lets you correct yourself and continue the interview while choosing a wrong question ends it entirely ?

[Rating: 71/100]
Posted: August 21
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