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.
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Release Date: Jul 18, 2013

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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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Jöööns MO
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
I got this game from ♥♥♥ "10 random steam cd-key" and I tought that I would probably try it for 5min and then never play it again. I was kind of wrong. By looking at the pictures I knew what kind of game this is and I tought that I dont like this kind of games. And I didnt like it for beginnig but I think it was only because I set my mind to "not like" this game. After 15min I sort of liked it and after 1h I knew that I had to finish this game before uninstalling it. And that what i did. I played it 2,5h in row and finished the game and uninstalled it. There is little bit replay value to try to finish it on harder difficulty but for me 1 time was enough. I dont want to this game any grade because it wouldnt show what I really experiensed. I think it was worth of playing once.
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Pilot
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
It's alright. Puzzles not difficult at all (think elementary school difficulty level), alright artwork. Just, decent really.
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technochick
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Many snakes, a bit creepy here and there, but overall it's a good story.
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osirish
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
A solid example of the HOG genre. Generic puzzles and HO scenes, with above average voice acting, and a typical HOG mystery story to follow. The strongest thing this game had to offer were the ambient sounds and soundtrack, which fit well with the subject matter and probably went unnoticed, which is the sign of a good soundscape.

The only issues were that the HO scenes were far too easy, and few, if any, of the puzzles were challenging and the graphics ranged from very detailed in some scenes, to very simple and basic in others with almost no interactivity.

Overall, it's a good introduction to the genre, as you would expect from Artifex Mundi, but experienced HOG players will probably feel unchallenged even if they enjoyed playing through the story.
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wainach
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Ist gut aber wenn mans durch hat dann gibt es da nichts mehr zu tun oder zu holen
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sgbeal
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
As far as HOPA games go, 9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek is fairly formulaic and the puzzles were astoundingly easy (i'm not a big puzzle person, and this is probably the first HOPA were i haven't had to use the Skip button on at least one of the puzzles). The HO scenes, likewise, were astoundingly easy (i got through many of them in under a minute, and most of the rest in under 90 seconds). i found the "find the clues" scenes to be a bit odd - you're simply moving the mouse around the screen to uncover the hot zones (which cause the mouse to flash) to help the protagonist construct a "what happened here" script, which invariably turns out to contain a good deal of outrageous conjecture. i could have done without those parts.

Nonethess - nice graphics, good voice-overs, and no major negatives. i can recommend this to the truly casual gamers, but those who are looking for challenging puzzle/HO scenes will be disappointed by its lack of challenge. For casual players, though, it's a well-made romp.
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ilobow09
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
Thank goodness for the hints, but I really enjoyed the game. Nice story, and good that you got to explore areas more than once.
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▲ Aty61 ●♡●
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Product received for free
Nice Game!
Although easy and too short for me.
But I don't mind. Some how it good enough for buy!
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Vengeful Butt Spirit
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Playing through Serpent Creek was a lot of fun! I enjoyed the creepy atmosphere and ridiculous plot-twists quite a bit. The voice acting is pretty good too, though some of the characters do sound a bit flat. (Luckily there are skip buttons available for cutscenes so you can just read the subtitles and move on if you so desire) My only complaint--and it's more of a critcism--is that none of the hidden object scenes were anywhere near as challenging as they are in other Artifex Mundi games. (I'm thinking of Enigmatis specifically since it shares a lot of similar themes with Serpent Creek) While this can be good news if you're looking for something casual to relax with, if you want more of a challenge, you might have better luck finding it elsewhere. Overall, I definitely recommend Serpent creek, especially if you are fond of plots involving supernatural mysteries!
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JimtheSFN
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Just finished this game and must say this was a fun little puzzle game.
Not difficult in any way but the story was nicely told.
I got this in a package of games so thought it was time to play it.
If you got a few hours to kill and to enjoy a little nicely told story I would recommend this game.
Enjoy it!
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Trinityzxc
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
It is a great game! I greatly enjoyed the puzzles alot and also the story narration~ :) It's a good buy for me ^^
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Bob
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Despite being being only published by Artifex Mundi, not developed by them this feel very like what I have come to expect from their games. The art work is great and the puzzles are satisfying. The plot is not the most sophisticated but it is enough to keep you engaged. Some of the voice acting is a bit questionable but overall it is an enjoyable way to spend a few hours.
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Everybody Stay Calm
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
While going through puberty stage, besides being a total prick most of the time, I was spending my time on lots of hidden object games. I don't know why but the food tasted better whenever I'd play hidden objects. Now that I'm a grown up that still depends on parents and their basement, I kinda stopped paying attention to hidden objects. Guess it's another thing I grew out of.
Needless to say, it's a nice story and suspence. You'll most likely enjoy this game if you're into this genre.
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shbouwhuis
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
This game looks good and is enjoyable, but too easy to be really interesting.

Pros
  • Good graphics.
  • Good user interface.
  • Quick travel makes navigation really great.

Cons
  • The hidden object puzzles are really WAY too easy. None take more than 1 minute for a scene.
  • The game is rather short, but that's standard for this type of game.
  • The story is the usual floaty mystery style squarely aimed at girls/women (which I ain't).

Buy it in a bundle and play it on a rainy evening.
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Megasa3
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
This is the first game I play from the HOG series. Really nice. I liked it and it was short (2h to finish it). It's a nice story but a little bored with so much go back and forth to click everywhere for my taste.
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DrPenetrator
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
If I was looking for a new game to buy, I would probably never of bought this, however, I bought 5 randon Steam keys of ♥♥♥ and this game came with it. So I decided to play it and to my unexpecting surprise, the game was very enjoyable. The story was exciting and the characters was very likeable. The only downside of the game is the protagonist is sometimes very stupid. If you have £7.00 in your Steam wallet, I would recommend giving it a go. Or just spend it on CS:GO keys and get ♥♥♥♥♥♥ blues!
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Toutouwai
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
It's ok, the puzzles are a bit easy though
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Tsuki❤
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
It's on the short side, but it's worth purchasing especially if on sale.
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Nephew
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
Shocking
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Carolineth
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
Short and pretty boring, nothing special.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Many snakes, a bit creepy here and there, but overall it's a good story.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Just finished this game and must say this was a fun little puzzle game.
Not difficult in any way but the story was nicely told.
I got this in a package of games so thought it was time to play it.
If you got a few hours to kill and to enjoy a little nicely told story I would recommend this game.
Enjoy it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Playing through Serpent Creek was a lot of fun! I enjoyed the creepy atmosphere and ridiculous plot-twists quite a bit. The voice acting is pretty good too, though some of the characters do sound a bit flat. (Luckily there are skip buttons available for cutscenes so you can just read the subtitles and move on if you so desire) My only complaint--and it's more of a critcism--is that none of the hidden object scenes were anywhere near as challenging as they are in other Artifex Mundi games. (I'm thinking of Enigmatis specifically since it shares a lot of similar themes with Serpent Creek) While this can be good news if you're looking for something casual to relax with, if you want more of a challenge, you might have better luck finding it elsewhere. Overall, I definitely recommend Serpent creek, especially if you are fond of plots involving supernatural mysteries!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
It's alright. Puzzles not difficult at all (think elementary school difficulty level), alright artwork. Just, decent really.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
While going through puberty stage, besides being a total prick most of the time, I was spending my time on lots of hidden object games. I don't know why but the food tasted better whenever I'd play hidden objects. Now that I'm a grown up that still depends on parents and their basement, I kinda stopped paying attention to hidden objects. Guess it's another thing I grew out of.
Needless to say, it's a nice story and suspence. You'll most likely enjoy this game if you're into this genre.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
A relaxing hidden object game with a weird horror mystery story. A little on the easy side, but there are difficulty settings if you want to adjust.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
9 Clues is a short point and click game with amazing hidden objects scenes and great puzzles. The plot of the game isn't so fantastic and unexpected as it could be, but as others Artiflex games of this kind, this one has great graphics, nice sound track and provides a very good gaming experience.

The achievements in the game are very easy to get and the game has an interesting game mode called "detective mode" in which you have to identify proofs of a crime in a crime scene to reconstruct the actions of the criminal. Very interesting.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
If I was looking for a new game to buy, I would probably never of bought this, however, I bought 5 randon Steam keys of ♥♥♥ and this game came with it. So I decided to play it and to my unexpecting surprise, the game was very enjoyable. The story was exciting and the characters was very likeable. The only downside of the game is the protagonist is sometimes very stupid. If you have £7.00 in your Steam wallet, I would recommend giving it a go. Or just spend it on CS:GO keys and get ♥♥♥♥♥♥ blues!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
This is my first time playing a hidden object game in a long time, and I enjoyed the experience - despite a couple of issues.

The puzzles and hidden object games are fun, but I would have liked a few more.

The story is nothing to write home about, but serves its purpose as a frame for the games.

Also, there is a fair amount of back-tracking or having to step back and forth between rooms to pick up relevant items, it feels like this was added to just pad out the length of the game rather than add more content.

I would also liked to have seen an option to change the resolution. On my 1080p monitor it doesn't look the best, but you can toggle off fullscreen and it looks great in windowed mode - however for those who prefer full screen the experience wouldn't be the best.

I was able to pick up this game on sale. Would I pay full price - maybe not. But for the price I paid I had a good time, and I would recommend this game only if you can get a discount for it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
This is the first game I play from the HOG series. Really nice. I liked it and it was short (2h to finish it). It's a nice story but a little bored with so much go back and forth to click everywhere for my taste.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
Words cannot express the amount of regret I have for even getting this game in a byproduct of a Humble Bundle. With a plotline that could give a nonsequetor episode of Spongebob Squarepants a run for its money as far as the ability to engage anyone above a second grade reading level, calling this game a "murder mystery" is akin to calling a go-cart a road ready, fully functioning vehicle.

If this had been a gift, I'd have stopped talking to the person to gift it.

Not only are the "puzzles" shoddy at best, there's no question that this is a point-and-click game that does little more than engage you to blindly find the cat. find the rat. find the bat. Resist the urge to shoot yourself in the wallet and uninstall Steam entirely.

The voice acting sounds like someone pulled the most culturally offensive sound files of a drunken party in New Zealand and claimed it was British with American overtones. I'm not sure if the girl in the opening cutscene "screamed" or if she stubbed her toe and let out a weak whine while running from a snake monster that looks like Voldemort got a little too friendly with one of his pets and created the abomination that is the antagonist.

This game made me want to die.
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39 of 44 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek is another Artifex Mundi game – one of their early productions, working with a young developer team: Tap It Games. It is a decent HOG to keep you busy for 2-3 hours straight with a subtle taste for noire. It is not exceptional compared to the rest of Artifex Mundi collections, but it is refreshingly well-done for the HOG genre itself anyway.

Our character, a lady private eye comes to the little town of Serpent Creek to investigate the disappearance 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 references going about the town; alongside mysterious disappearances, 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... What to do?

While the character modelling is appealing in animation, the psychological portrayal and demeanor designs of characters especially take the cake on this one. They are definitely interesting and elegant enough to keep you interested with the story revelation. People look and act similar to cover arts for classical Nancy Drew books with an extra dose of eerie and suspicion about them. You keep second guessing about characters, tying them to any kind of dreadful business the moment you see them. I won't lie, the outcome is not extraordinary, yet the display is certainly worth your time. The background artwork is also pretty and comes strong on establishing atmospheres.

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

All in all, the game is worth the money for a HOG gamer, or anyone looking for a time kill with both noire and mystical atmosphere. If it is on sale, even better.

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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
Games that Artifex Mundi publishes but didn't develop are hit and miss, but this is one of the better ones
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
This HOG is not developed by Artifex Mundi but shares a lot of the same qualities of their titles. An entertaining story, some light puzzling, and well drawn locations to adventure through. Definitely worth a few hours of your time.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
Hidden-object game with a pretty good story, music and even fair voice-acting. If you've played other hidden object games, this one might seem on the easier side. If you're new to the genre, relax and enjoy. Get it on sale, though, as I only took 2 hours to complete it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
In 9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek you play as a detective that drove to a town called Serpent Creek in order to help Helen, a friend who is also a reporter. During the story you are going to witness odd things that you can’t really explain while also meet strange characters who speak in an odd way or just show a strange behavior.

In order to advance in the story you will have to get certain items weather to unlock doors, cut fences or disable some switches. To get these objects you must play a classic hidden object mini-game every now and then or you may have to solve puzzles who may test your intellect but in the end you won’t have to struggle much to understand them. It is possible to choose the difficulty setting to your liking so that you can go through the game without worrying about penalties if you click on the wrong object for instance. Contrary to what the creator states in the “Features” page of the game, the game really gives you a big clue of who is the bad guy and who’s not so don’t mind the “Breathtaking plot full of unexpected twists” because the plot is really easy to follow and it’s really obvious about the main villain.

If you want some light-gaming experience and you like to solve mysteries, with some side puzzles, the game can offer you around 2-3 hours if you play at a normal rate. There’s no replay value unless you missed some clues and want to go back and start again in order to find them all.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
I enjoyed this game very much and found all aspects of the puzzles adequatley challenging.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
I thought this was a great game - especially for me - a casual adventure gamer. It was really my introduction to HO games - def recommended for the light gamer. I really enjoyed the story line and I thought that the graphics were very good. The storyline was very engaging - and it was definitely creepy at some points. I played my first round in Casual mode, but plan on playing again in the more advanced mode.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Nothing special for a hidden object game, but it's well executed and interesting enough that I finished it in one sitting. Worth buying if you're a fan of the genre.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2015
im actually starting to like these games. I am not a big fan of hidden object games, but this one got me into its story pretty quick! I didn't even expect it to have some kind of story to begin with.

Pros:
voice acting was fun.
hidden object portion is well done
Good art
Good music
Steam trading cards/achievements
If you're deathly afraid of snakes it might give you the creeps.

Cons:
You pretty much can figure out what is up from the beginning.
achievements didnt come up when i did one i got them all when i exit out of the game
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