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Release Date: Jul 18, 2013
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Buy 9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek

$7.99

About the Game

9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek is an original hidden-object puzzle-adventure game, featuring a totally unique Detective Mode. This thrilling mystery merges elements of classical horror and gritty, 50’s-style noir.
A paranormal private investigator is contacted by her friend, famous reporter Helen Hunter, whose voice sounds small and terrified in the voicemail. She is in the coastal town of Serpent Creek, and needs help immediately.
But upon arriving in Serpent Creek, the detective finds no trace of Ms. Hunter.
Weirder still is the fact the town’s streets are crawling with snakes, and the citizens seem to be sleepwalking through life. The ground shakes with violent tremors.
When investigating Serpent Creek, the detective will perform true investigative work: finding clues and combining them to learn the secrets of every crime scene in the all new Detective Mode!

Features

  • Unique Detective Mode gameplay
  • Eerie, realistic settings
  • Mysterious crime story set in 1950’s America
  • Challenging mini-games
  • Complex characters with real motivations
  • Detective’s Journal that includes current tasks and character index
  • Unique locations
  • Breathtaking plot full of unexpected twists

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
39 products in account
1 review
11.9 hrs on record
It's a decent game to play if you like hidden objects and puzzles. Being that it has a pretty specific storyline, it doesn't have much replayability--the only real difference seems to be that some of the hidden object minigames ask for different items (excluding the one item you need for the storyline), but since you do a lot of them twice, it ends up all being the same stuff.
For example:
Playthrough One - Find STORY ITEM 1, star, fish, and shovel. Later you go back and find the STORY ITEM 2, book, wrench, and ball.
Playthrough Two - Find STORY ITEM 1, fish, ball, and wrench. Later you go back and find STORY ITEM 2, shovel, book, and star.

I finished the game (completing the story + a second playthrough for the achievements I missed) in ~5hrs. It's enjoyable the first time (even if a pretty weird story). And, you may end up replaying it for any achievements you miss. I'd say look into the Trade thread and trade someone for a 50% off coupon if you don't already have it. I think it's worth $4.
Posted: July 19th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,279 products in account
2 reviews
5.4 hrs on record
this is a decent game, but it seems to fall short of some of their other games in a few places:

*it seemed to be shorter overall compared to many of their other games

*hard to get excited for the puzzles when the same simple puzzle pops up on three different occasions in the game

*the game as a whole seemed too easy this time around

in the end, i enjoyed it enough as i played my way through it, but there are quite a few other artifex mundi titles i have enjoyed more... 6/10
Posted: August 12th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
427 products in account
1 review
3.5 hrs on record
Beautifully drawn and relaxing game, like all the other games from Artifex Mundi.
Posted: July 23rd, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
39 products in account
10 reviews
4.7 hrs on record
Man this game is amazing. I got a -50% coupon and i said "What the heck let's try it!". So I bought it and started playing it and i saw the graphics and they were pretty neat! The gameplay is unique the story of the crime in the city Serpent Creek is just so good that i really got interested who the killer really was(it is pretty obvious when you play a little more, though). The story is just incredible. There are a lot of puzzles from which some are hard and some are not. I first thought it was a casual hidden objects game but it just blew my mind when i got more into the story. I really recommend this game if you like hidden objects games and also crime stories 10/10!
Posted: August 14th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
77 products in account
19 reviews
6.6 hrs on record
This Hidden Object game is fairly short and the puzzles aren't particularly difficult. Still, the story is so much fun. You're exploring a creepy town and running into large snakes on a regular basis. Most of the townsfolk seem zombie-ish and the rest are highly suspicious. Your friend sent you a distress call from this location so it's up to you to find her and figure out what the heck is going on. Secret of Serpent Creek was so enjoyable that I played it a couple times in a row. And I'm sure I'll play it again at some point. If you find this game on sale and you enjoy hidden object games, puzzles, or SNAKES (I love snakes :p), then I definitely recommend this game.
Posted: August 14th, 2014
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