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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 5 people (80%) 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 19
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1,323 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 12
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
317 products in account
6 reviews
2.2 hrs on record
Pretty meh as far as hidden object games go.

Puzzles are terribly, terribly easy. Hidden object parts very easy. Story not too exciting.

I mean, it's alright, but certainly not more than that. You can certainly find much more entertaining hidden object games around.
Posted: August 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
52 products in account
1 review
3.1 hrs on record
I got this game in a bundle and decided to give it a shot. It is not a bad game - you play as a reporter who investigates the disappearance of her friend. There are multiple objectives at any given point in the game and to achieve those you need to go from one place in the town to the next, looking for clues. The puzzles are not difficult at all which incidentally also makes this a fun game to play. There is a fair variety in the puzzles so you dont exactly get bored. I especially liked the puzzles with jigsaw pictures and picking locks. I finished the game in under 3 hours (not in one sitting) and also completed 17 of the 19 achievements at the same time. Unfortunately, there is not much replayability value in this one. You may want to do but only if you wish to unlock all the achievements. The story is mostly linear though you have to go to and fro to solve some puzzles. There is not much originality to the story, but even so the game is pretty enjoyable. The puzzles are decent and you can easily spend a weekend playing this one. If you find it under $5, you have a good deal.
Posted: September 6
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
99 products in account
17 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 14
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