Communicate with the dead using a spirit board to solve an actual murder case in this interactive mystery. Ask your own questions to determine whether “the Black Widow” was truly guilty … or unjustly executed.
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Aug 1, 2019
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“The Black Widow is a game about the death penalty that everyone should play”
Digitally Downloaded

“I had an eerie feeling about hearing the actual words of someone long gone”
Venture Beat

“The fact that these are the real words of a human being executed for murder lends it a certain grim fascination”
PC Gamer

About This Game

"The story is captivating" Forbes

"The Black Widow is an unnerving experience… Hearing the actual testimonies was haunting" Monstervine

“Eerie…spooky murder-mystery” Invision Game Community

“Wonderfully weird…a unique take on mystery solving” Extra Life

"The Black Widow is particularly poignant ...it’s rather cleverly designed" Digitally Downloaded

An interactive murder mystery unraveled by communicating with the dead …literally.


Faithfully reenacted from original court records and letters, the game allows players to investigate the true case of Australia’s first female serial killer. Ask your own questions to determine whether she was truly guilty – or unjustly executed.

This provocative format challenges players to reflect on their own prejudices and reconsider the verdict of a contentious legal case. Was the accused a callous adulteress, drunkard, and liar – or a victim of sexist expectations?

Key Features

  • Communicate with a convicted killer.
  • Ask questions using topics via a spirit board.
  • Delve into a complex and dramatic murder mystery.
  • Immerse yourself in a faithful, dramatic recreation of a Victorian-era court case.
  • Enjoy vivid graphics and an unnerving, atmospheric interface.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This game includes discussion of adult themes and crimes.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: VRAM 512MB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.11+
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ VRAM 512MB
    • Storage: 512 MB available space

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