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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badhairqueen
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
More for kids.
This is a point-n-click adventure game where you, as Detective Grimoire, are tasked with solving the murder of a proprietor of a tourist attraction that's located in a swamp. The game has nice graphics and is well-made on the whole, but I just found it way too simple, the story so-so, and the interface and gameplay aimed too much at children. I would only recommend this to kids/teens aged 7-15.

Here's what I liked:
+ Mystery to be solved
+ Pretty, vibrant visuals
+ Fully voiced
+ Voice autoplays during conversations, so you can just sit back and let things flow
+ Good music
+ High production values
+ Quite a few trading cards

Here's what I didn't:
- Puzzles are way too simple
- Some puzzles are poorly conceived and have nothing to do with the context
- Mainly just talking to other characters
- No object use (i.e. you never have an inventory and never need to use any item)
- Not a "real" adventure game per se (due to the points mentioned above)
- Almost all the clues are pieced together by combining words to form a sentence
- Very kiddish interface
- Story is dull, uninspired, unoriginal and bland
- Conclusion is really boring and anti-climactic
- No satisfaction in solving the mystery
- Game holds your hand throughout and treats you like you're 5 years old

Some examples of the "puzzles" you will encounter:

1) Moving objects aside to find what was beneath them. And you are specifically instructed to do so. DUH.
2) Selecting the correct phrases to form a sentence. E.g. "___ was told to ___ yesterday." And the choices you are given are dead obvious.
3) Putting the correct pairs together.
4) Entering the correct code to open a lock, and the code has nothing to do with the lock.
5) Choosing the correct image to form a clue. E.g. On a diagram of a person hiding in a tent, you must choose a picture (out of 4 choices) that depicts what made him stay in the tent. All the choices other than the correct answer are completely nonsensical.
6) Putting gears in the correct place to open something.
7) Choosing the correct string in a tangle.
8) Matching the correct shape to the keyhole.

Conclusion
It's not a bad game, but it's definitely not for the discerning old-school adventure gamer looking for at least some creative & challenging adventure game puzzles to solve. Add to that a really blah story with no drama or excitement whatsoever, and I say give this a miss.
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Regret anything i do not
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Good game, not too short but not overly long either.

Pros
Decent length
Good soundtrack
Voice acting is well done
Writing is well done

Cons
Still kind of short

Either Pro or Con
Relatively easy puzzles

In short, if this game is on sale, it is probably worth it. if it isnt, it might still be worth it depending on how fast you finish it
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Ăh Ğwĕň
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Maybe I'm too dumb to understand how It supposed to be played .
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Samael
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
A great game aimed(I would guess) at a younger audience. It's not any lesser for that, though. Detective Grimoire is very creative, showing that the adventure game genre can still be inventive fun in the modern era. The animation & voice acting is wonderful, and finally going over all your clues to piece together what happened is very well executed.

The best part, however, is Edwyn Tiong playing the protagonist. His voice is like silky chocolate massaging your ears and he needs to star in more games. Seriously, if you make games, get Edwyn Tiong for a major role in it, there's a not zero chance I'd buy it just to listen to him.
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♠ n d t ♠
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
9/10
it's the must-buy game. I ♥♥♥♥ing love how its amazing graphic and interface perfectly match with character designs. but It's quite short for me. I think it must contains more stories but according to its cheap price, it's good for now and worth to play.
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Brooke
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Quick, fun point and click mystery with a beautiful art style and cute humor. The voice acting and music were very well-done, especially for a game at this price point. Loved the references to Professor Layton and Indiana Jones. A couple of issues for my fellow Linux/SteamOS users: I was not able to play at all on SteamOS. The video cuts out as soon as you start it up and I could not find a fix/workaround in the forums. I then tried it on my Linux Mint laptop and had sound issues, but the fix posted here - http://steamcommunity.com/app/272600/discussions/0/606068060823857115/ - worked perfectly. Highly recommended and I'm looking forward to a sequel!
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Haki
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
It was quite a gem. Great art, music, voice acting, diverse characters. I wish the puzzles were a bit more challenging but overall a really enjoyable experience.
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The Reign
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
It's a casual but fun point and click adventure. It's designed to be suitable for younger players, for example puzzles are very easy and the game tries to make sure players will follow the the game's pace and make the right conclusions after finding every clues. but besides that, the characters, music, story, nice artstyle and other things have made this game a good one. The game is short too (2 to 3 hours) but the price is right and it's absolutely cheap on sales. so if you want a short but nice and warm cartoonish detective experience on a night like holloween, this game is a great choice.
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mdiebler
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
I liked this game! It's a little too easy, but overall a lot of fun. Charming narrative, interesting characters, likeable protagonist... And it's short, which isn't always a bad thing; it was the perfect size for an afternoon gaming session. Definitely recommend
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Crocnoc
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Enjoyable and brief, even if you are to get 100% of the achievements, (which can be accomplished in a single playthrough.) A lot of work went into the voice acting and musical score, and I was impressed by the result. I'd strongly recommend purchasing the game during a sale, unless you're deeply intrigued. Simply because the pricetag may not warrant a 4-5 hour playthrough of a game. Regardless, I look forward to the sequel.
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Emiya7K
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Good artwork, simple story, interesting plot and characters, a small point and click detective adventure... all of this sweet deal for a pound (bought it while on sale).. :3 yup.. defo. looking forward to another game.. hopefully a bigger adventure in this world.
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Old School Magic
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
I remember playing Detective Grimoire waaaaay back when it was just a flash game on the internet for free, and wow has it changed for the better. The art style is much more whimiscal, and the host of characters much more unique, things I very much enjoy alongside the investigation-style crime games, it brings back fondness for a certain Capcom series...

For some background, I am the biggest fan of Ace Attorney you will ever meet, and at the same time really enjoy puzzle games like Professor Layton. The investigations and interrogations in this game naturally gets me going, ready to present evidence and find contradictions in witness testimony, really putting me in my element. Compared to Ace Attorney this game is not difficult, but still good enough to be really enjoyable for fans of the series like me. An added bonus being the zany cast and colorful scenarios familair to AA.

The only disappointing thing about Detective Grimoire is the simplicity of the puzzles. Again, I like puzzles games like Professor Layton, so I want to be challenged more than "match these sets of gloves together" or "put these gears back into place," both examples of puzzles Det. Grimoire has. These are far too easy; a 5-year-old could do them. Harder puzzles please.
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jhanX
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
A short charming game with a slight twist one the point and click adventure. Would highly recommend if you want a short two hours relax session. The music is great and so is the art style and dialogue. People wo are really into detective games may be annoyed over the really low difficulty but in the end this game is meant as a fun and satisfying experience, and it kept its promise. I really look forward to the next one.
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DwulicowaHipokrytka
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
It's a fun game with nice graphics, animation and voice acting but it's too easy and short. If there will be a sequel I'm not sure if i will buy it.
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RadientLoop
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Pros:
- Interesting storyline
- Nice, fluid animation
- Cute character design
- Unique and fun puzzles!
- All dialogues are fully voiced, with very good voice-acting skills from the voice-actors.


Cons:
- Have to do a bit of back-tracking to get the 100% completion acheivement
- Lots and lots of clicking required
- Personally i struggled with the dialogue puzzle a bit because sometimes i would accidently trigger a dialogue puzzle before i have all the informations needed.


Overall, a short game with a cute story and a satisfying ending.

Look forward to the sequel promised at the end of the game :)


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godfather2526
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Good, fun, and casual detective game. Worth the time but woefully short. Hope new chapters come out in some form of DLC or bonus additions to the game.
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homestuckshipper
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Wow! This was a beautifully animated game with amazing voice acting. Always wear headphones when playing! It is so worth it. It was a shorter game but the story line was amazing and I throughly enjoyed it.
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Flechita
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
· Art: ✓
· Music: ✓
· Voice Acting: ✓
· Story: ✓
· Gameplay: ✓
· Difficulty: ✗

The game is very enjoyable and everything is very well done, but solving the case was not hard enough for being a videogame about detectives. This game does not offer a real challenge, so I guess maybe it's intended for a younger audience, still a fun game though.
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Wafflemeister
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Simple puzzles, but the voice acting, art and animation is absolutely wonderful.
Would definetely reccomend if you're looking for something light to play, maybe on a trip or something.
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ppawcio91
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Very cute, funny, enjoyable adventure game. Quite short but definately worth playing.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Great style, puzzle, graphics. Great adventure game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
· Art: ✓
· Music: ✓
· Voice Acting: ✓
· Story: ✓
· Gameplay: ✓
· Difficulty: ✗

The game is very enjoyable and everything is very well done, but solving the case was not hard enough for being a videogame about detectives. This game does not offer a real challenge, so I guess maybe it's intended for a younger audience, still a fun game though.
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4 of 4 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 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
More for kids.
This is a point-n-click adventure game where you, as Detective Grimoire, are tasked with solving the murder of a proprietor of a tourist attraction that's located in a swamp. The game has nice graphics and is well-made on the whole, but I just found it way too simple, the story so-so, and the interface and gameplay aimed too much at children. I would only recommend this to kids/teens aged 7-15.

Here's what I liked:
+ Mystery to be solved
+ Pretty, vibrant visuals
+ Fully voiced
+ Voice autoplays during conversations, so you can just sit back and let things flow
+ Good music
+ High production values
+ Quite a few trading cards

Here's what I didn't:
- Puzzles are way too simple
- Some puzzles are poorly conceived and have nothing to do with the context
- Mainly just talking to other characters
- No object use (i.e. you never have an inventory and never need to use any item)
- Not a "real" adventure game per se (due to the points mentioned above)
- Almost all the clues are pieced together by combining words to form a sentence
- Very kiddish interface
- Story is dull, uninspired, unoriginal and bland
- Conclusion is really boring and anti-climactic
- No satisfaction in solving the mystery
- Game holds your hand throughout and treats you like you're 5 years old

Some examples of the "puzzles" you will encounter:

1) Moving objects aside to find what was beneath them. And you are specifically instructed to do so. DUH.
2) Selecting the correct phrases to form a sentence. E.g. "___ was told to ___ yesterday." And the choices you are given are dead obvious.
3) Putting the correct pairs together.
4) Entering the correct code to open a lock, and the code has nothing to do with the lock.
5) Choosing the correct image to form a clue. E.g. On a diagram of a person hiding in a tent, you must choose a picture (out of 4 choices) that depicts what made him stay in the tent. All the choices other than the correct answer are completely nonsensical.
6) Putting gears in the correct place to open something.
7) Choosing the correct string in a tangle.
8) Matching the correct shape to the keyhole.

Conclusion
It's not a bad game, but it's definitely not for the discerning old-school adventure gamer looking for at least some creative & challenging adventure game puzzles to solve. Add to that a really blah story with no drama or excitement whatsoever, and I say give this a miss.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
9/10
it's the must-buy game. I ♥♥♥♥ing love how its amazing graphic and interface perfectly match with character designs. but It's quite short for me. I think it must contains more stories but according to its cheap price, it's good for now and worth to play.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Pros:
- Interesting storyline
- Nice, fluid animation
- Cute character design
- Unique and fun puzzles!
- All dialogues are fully voiced, with very good voice-acting skills from the voice-actors.


Cons:
- Have to do a bit of back-tracking to get the 100% completion acheivement
- Lots and lots of clicking required
- Personally i struggled with the dialogue puzzle a bit because sometimes i would accidently trigger a dialogue puzzle before i have all the informations needed.


Overall, a short game with a cute story and a satisfying ending.

Look forward to the sequel promised at the end of the game :)


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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
pros:

- art style
- amazing voice acting


cons:

- WAY TOO SIMPLE! I wasnt sure was this aimed for younger kids, the "puzzles" were laughable easy and no real joy of solving them. A bit boring because of that, glady I bought it from sale.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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
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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4 of 4 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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4 of 4 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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4 of 4 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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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 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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4 of 5 people (80%) 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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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Really nice game.
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