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 (328 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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July 16

Welcome to the Island of Madness!



Respond to a distress call from a secluded island housing an insane asylum in the second installment in 9 Clues series!

Investigate the death of Doctor Crow and find out what secrets lie buried in the eerie, crooked halls of Mnemosyne Asylum.

9 Clues 2: The Ward will launch with 40% off to celebrate the premiere on Steam.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/369420/

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April 17

Mind Snares: Alice’s Journey is coming to Steam!



Get ready for the mature adventure game with elements of the surreal, psychological thriller and horror genres that will send shivers down your spine!

Help Alice to defeat the mysterious Shadow that keeps her trapped in his ominous, psychedelic dream land for unknown reasons.

Are you up for the challenge? The fate of Alice lies in your hands!

Mind Snares will launch on 23 April with 40% off to mark the occasion.

http://store.steampowered.com//app/363330
The offer is time limited.

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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
23 of 23 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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23 of 27 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
As any Artifex Mundi, this game is of quality. Unfortunately, I didn't really enjoy it as I should. It was kinda hard to enter the story this time because I have immediately understood who was the culprit, contrary to Grim Legends for example.

I had a problem with one of the HO scenes where, despite clicking on the right item, it wasn't being picked up. I don't know how I managed to get it past (clicking and clicking and finding finally the hitbox), yet, it was frustrating. I don't know if it had been solved or not as I uninstall the game once I got everything I wanted from it.

But despite this, it's an Artifex Mundi game: well polished, well thought, good visuals, good soundtrack and with nice twists.

Given the fact that I've played the game a long time ago, why the review now? Guess what will be released in a few days? 9 Clues 2! It seems a little more darker than the first 9 Clues, more psychological (yay!), so, it was time to put a review for the game :).

Buy it anyway :).
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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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek is another Artifex Mundi game, a standalone adventure and a decent HOG to keep you busy for 2-3 hours straight. It is not exceptional compared to other Artifex Mundi games, but it is refresingly well-done for the HOG genre itself.

Our character, a private eye, comes to the little town of Serpent Creek to investigate the disapperance of her journalist friend, Helen, during Serpent Creek's famous Serpent Festival. We are quick to notice that there is an obscene amount of serpentine referances going about the town; alongside mysterious disapperances, earthquakes and zombie-like citizens. The story gets more and more complicated between a moody hotel manager, a veteran sheriff, a suspicious british guest and a disturbingly oblivious mayor.

The game contains some of the more imaginative puzzles that I've encountered within genre, alongside some entertaining lockpicking puzzles. What I especially like was investigation scenes that we are expected to pick up some clues around to deduce the recent happenings within the room. Hidden object scenes were normal if not a bit too easy. The usage of the map, action indicators and its teleportation feature is a relief for achievement hunting.

All in all, the game is worth your money. If it is on sale, even better.

EDIT: Correction on the game being a standalone adventure. The sequel 9 Clues: The Ward is available on Steam for you to enjoy!
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