A keenly dark twist on the traditional murder mystery setting, The Deed is an Adventure/RPG game about getting away with murder. Arran Bruce, the rightful heir to Dunshiel House, returns home to settle a score with his estranged family.
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Very Positive (62 reviews) - 95% of the 62 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (589 reviews) - 92% of the 589 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 23, 2015

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About This Game

A keenly dark twist on the traditional murder mystery setting, The Deed is an Adventure/RPG game about getting away with murder.

Arran Bruce, the rightful heir to Dunshiel House, returns to his family home after discovering that his abusive father has decided to disinherit him from his Will in favour of his sadistic, deranged young sister. In a fit of anger and greed, Arran has decided to remove his sister from the equation in order to restore his own inheritance. Can he manage to get away with such a foul deed?

  • Meet the Family:
    Explore Dunshiel House and encounter Arran's twisted, dysfunctional family and their servants. Take care, though - everything that you say or do can have an impact on the outcome of The Deed!

  • Choose the Weapon:
    A rope, a candlestick or good old-fashioned rat poison? There are many household items that can be put to a dark and nefarious use. Choose carefully from ten possible murder weapons, bearing in mind who might become a suspect as a result of your selection.

  • Plant the Evidence:
    Father, mother, maid, butler ... any of these individuals could take the blame for your heinous act, if you can find the right evidence, plant it in the right location and manage to raise the suspicions of the Inspector.

  • Face the Inspector:
    When the deed is done, it's time to face the music and be interviewed by the wily, perceptive Inspector. Can you dodge his questions and avert his suspicions? Will you walk away a free man? Many possible endings await ...

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 98/XP/Vista/7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel Pentium III 800 Mhz
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Generic
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versxed
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
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aboe
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
A simple game with simple mechanics which is engrossing and enjoyable to play thanks to its sleek execution, and although a single playthrough is quite short, there is replay value. Having said that, it can be quite jarring seeing the characters say the same things despite choosing different options during each playthrough.
This is only a minor gripe I have with it, though, as overall it's a smartly designed game which affords the player a novel perspective through which to experience the gameplay - from my own experience, it's quite rare to play the part of the culprit in a murder mystery, as most tend to be based on famous fictional detectives and call for the player to take on the role of the sleuth. This makes for an interesting twist on a common genre.

Recommended.
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Ceramic Socks
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
At first I got this game because of the very low price. I loaded it up and I can honestly say that I was very impressed. Many ways to play and many ways to change the outcome of the game.


10/10 would do the deed again!
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Feena
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
I like how simple and cheap this game is but it makes you think and try to solve it in the right way. I kept playing it over and over until I got all of the achievements. I do miss playing it now lol
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Link
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
I enjoyed the game and I enjoy that this game was short and to the point without dragging out the plot like many games do. It's a good price as well, it blows my mind how many games get put on the market that are absolute garbage.


The only suggestion I have to improve this (and sales) would be to add a greater variety/length of endings.

Also an options menu should be standard.
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fyjo
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Play to satisfy your inner devil.
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GTFO_Donald Trump
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Funny little game, absolutely worth the 34 cents.
Its amazing how some actions Change the Dialogues of the Charakters,
and its funny to kill your sister with many weapons again and again :P
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Padraigo
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Is this a game or a desktop widget?

I had to play it in a 4:3 window on my desktoOther than that I found a kitchen knife and ketp my coat......

10/10 | Worth the $0.50
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Raqdo
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
For 1/8 of a dollar its like the game is free, i really recomend even in mind the game can have less than an hour of gameplay the atmosphere is really well paced and goes deeper than it seems
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qbmano
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Profound review:

The Deed is a short game with an entertaining variety of choices that give the game decent replay value. Choosing different murder weapons, in combination with items used to frame others, can provide a multitude of endings. Also, while dialogue is limited, the game still manages to establish somewhat of a relationship with each character through backstory and or conversations. The choices you make in actions and words will affect the outcome. Finally, the graphics are suitable for a game of this length and depth. Overall, I would give this game an 8/10.

Short review:

- Hit on hot maid at the door
- Apologize for hitting on hot maid
- Get called a rat by my sister
- Decide to kill sister
- Have angry conversation with my father
- Decide to frame father
- Completely fail at hiding after the murder
- Get called out by investigator for hitting on the maid XD
- Some-♥♥♥♥ing-how it is decided that my sister comitted suicide

8/10 Would hit on maid again
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
In The Deed you take a role of Arran Bruce, the "black sheep" of the Bruce family.

Your father, whom you were never on good terms with, intends to disinherit you, but you aren't going to let all the wealth and fortune fall in the hands of your sister (whom you were never on good terms with, either). And so you come to visit on the day of your father's 50th birthday with a vicious plan in mind.
What plan, exactly? That's entirely up to you!


Pick one of the objects around the house to use as a weapon, plant some evidence to avoid the blame and ty to frame someone for your dirty deed. But whatever you do, do it carefully or the Inspector will find out...



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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
It took me about 10 attempts, but after getting myself thrown in to prison and having no one at all found guilty of the murder (or even suicide), I finally got the maid to be convicted and got the inheritance!!

For 49p it was worth it. I'll play it some more and try and get others convicted and maybe go for the suicide, so there is some replay value here.

Good, simple game that makes you think and easily 'kill' 10 to 15 minutes to play (once you know what you are doing).

Thumbs up.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Worth a dollar easily. Short but intriguing.

But I don't understand how a half hour game with such high replay value can have so many typos... Same with the sequel, only 1 minute into it, was there any testing?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
This is a fun, short little RPGmaker game where your only purpose is to find a way to kill your sister and inherit your family's wealth. You can interact with objects and other characters to get a feel for the backstory, and to find the perfect way to frame somebody else. Definitely worth a try, especially with how cheap it is. Go on, see how devious you can be.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Best thing about this game was the simplicity of it. I would definietly play it again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
For a game this cheap it is hard not to recommend it.

The story is simple but enjoyable, and the first play-through can take a bit of time while you read all the information provided and explore. The replayability comes from achievement hunting and trying to kill the target with the various weapons and framing different suspects.

While it is fun to play it does become repetitive quickly - I still enjoyed new nuggets of the story that were discovered on repeat play-throughs, but going through the same options again and again does become a bit of a chore.

However with the game being short it doesn't take too long each time and, as I wrote before, I can't complain for a game this cheap.

For a fun couple of hours I would recommend this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Profound review:

The Deed is a short game with an entertaining variety of choices that give the game decent replay value. Choosing different murder weapons, in combination with items used to frame others, can provide a multitude of endings. Also, while dialogue is limited, the game still manages to establish somewhat of a relationship with each character through backstory and or conversations. The choices you make in actions and words will affect the outcome. Finally, the graphics are suitable for a game of this length and depth. Overall, I would give this game an 8/10.

Short review:

- Hit on hot maid at the door
- Apologize for hitting on hot maid
- Get called a rat by my sister
- Decide to kill sister
- Have angry conversation with my father
- Decide to frame father
- Completely fail at hiding after the murder
- Get called out by investigator for hitting on the maid XD
- Some-♥♥♥♥ing-how it is decided that my sister comitted suicide

8/10 Would hit on maid again
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Product received for free
Got this game for free, so im not going to complain.
its fun for a while, i've only played for half an hour so i can't really say much but its interesting and good to play with a friend to see what you choose.

8/10 - Mystir
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
A nice little game based on RPGMaker than has a very intriguing story line involving a murder mystery. Only you\'re the murderer! Without giving too much of the story away, you're basically an heir to a rich family and you need to get rid of your sister in order to get the deed to the house.

There\'s a few characters around the house whom you can interact with each one with their own dialogue and opinions regarding the main character and other NPCs.

There are several ways to do the "deed" and inherit the "deed" and answering right or wrong during the investigation begins is a whole different story in itself as in you have to actually back up your story/alibi so you don't get caught.

The game is very short, little bit more than 30 minutes per different story progression and you can get 100% quite easily. As others have mentioned, there are trading cards and the game is dirt cheap so it definitely worthy just for the cards and perfect completion alone!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
It's an interesting concept but the execution is rather flawed unfortunately.
Issues I have with this game:
1. Difficulty (or rather the lack thereof). Seriously, this is way too easy. Getting caught basically requires you to either be on your first playthrough or to be deliberately acting suspicious.
2. Typos. Given the short length of this game (10 minutes per run, as short as 5 if you skip the intro), the large amount of typos is unacceptable.
3. Mediocre story. I mean I wasn't going into the game expecting Stephen King or something but this reads like a badly written creepypasta.
4. Controls. They're a little "trigger happy". You can accidentally make the wrong dialogue choice while you're hitting next to move the story along *very* easily.

On the plus side, the price is low and the idea is fairly unique. The replayability is ok I guess. Potentially worth it if you're especially bored but its not something I can recommend.
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