Save your missing friend and reveal the corruption of the town’s citizens to stop an evil plot to bring the evil Snake God back to our world.
User reviews: Very Positive (316 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 18, 2013

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"For fans of mystery it's a fun and short game in the classic point-and-click style of adventure games. "

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April 17

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About This 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

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    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
    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
    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
19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Artifex Mundi's 9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek is truly a creepy game, with an X-Files-esque feel about it. (If you look closely, you may find a few well placed nods to the now classic show that run from 1993 to 2002 and spawned several films...) You're a bit of Scully and Mulder, all boiled into one, as you rush to a friend's aid, and are immediately thrust into investigating weird events, coverups, and all manner of mayham and murder taking place in the small coastal town of Serpent Creek. A host of creepy (there's that word again), eccentric, and sly characters come out of the wood work to either help, or dissuade you, or just plain turn a blind eye on what's really going on in the community.

The game's investigative mode is very unique and in part, has you becoming a profiler of sorts. There's getting inside the mind of your unknown suspect, retracing footsteps, and piecing together fragmented clues. Of course, there are Hidden Objects and cleverly designed puzzles along the way as well too. Vocals and musical themes are as always top notch. The look and feel of the game are rich in terms of the color spectrum. The storyline and plot are strong with deeper things going on under the surface.

All in all a great buy, fun time, and very entertaining! Oh and did I mention that there's an unruly cat and ssssssssssssssssssssssssnakesssssssssssssssssssssssss everywhere?! Have fun my friends. Have fun...
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
My favorite game genres is hiden object, so yes, I really tried many this kind of games, especially a profesional hidden game company called BIG FISH, and this one is excellent. It has a specific storyline, I really enjoy the scenario. The puzzles are not so difficult and intersting. The music and visuals just make u enjoy the whole game. Maybe the story is short, but still is a amzing experience.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Another great HOG game :)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
You are on a search for your friend who has disappeared. As you come to Serpent Creek you find the whole town suspicious. As you solve the mystery of your missing friend, you will also solve the mystery of the town of Serpent Creek. This is a simple hidden object game with a few simple puzzles. As far as the genre goes, the hidden object scenes are very simplistic as are the puzzles. The only tough puzzles were lock pick puzzles, but even these wouldn't take an average player too long to figure out. The story is interesting and works well and the graphics are decent for this type of game, though do not offer an immense detail as some other games would offer.

Worth the price I paid for the Humble Bundle, so make sure you pick this up cheap if you can find it, and then it's definitely worth the time played.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
If you like Hidden Objects games this is a must-buy. I just stopped playing it to eat xD. The story is a little short but it is addictive. It is also supernatural.
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