In this simple interactive narrative created for the Global Game Jam 2016, you find yourself fiddling with a phone, trying to figure out not only who it belonged to, but where they've gone. A few clever codes and puzzles serve to help you unlock new information as you dig through a life some may find hits too close to home.
Detective Zombie Margh is running short on time. With a list of missing people, a crazed lunatic ranting about "zombie aliens" and a brain shortage will the Detective be able to figure all of it out in time?
What do you get when you mix an odd dragon girl who eats lies and a con artist who can't seem to stop telling them? Well in the case of LiEat you get a lot of mystery, a lot of action, and a lot of charm in this indie RPG adventure from Alice mare creator Miwashiba.
With someone targeting brain farms and zombies going missing Detective Margh needs to find out just what is going on and who is behind all these mysterious crimes or else the whole undead community could be at stake in this interactive comic series.
Makoto considers himself lucky to get a random inviting to the elite Hope's Peak Academy, but it quickly becomes apparent that he and the other 14 students may be anything but when they discover they're trapped inside, and the only way out... is to kill. A bizarre and creatively twisted surreal visual novel adventure that provides a lot of fun and cleverness, but trips itself up with a lot of tropes and clunky mechanics.
Waking up from a strange dream to find his reflection gone, the hero in this mysterious adventure tumbles through his mirror to find himself on the other side in a world that seems very like his own.
Made in just three days for a Ludum Dare competition, is this cute and retro papercraft game merely an innocent sim where you care for a virtual pet and help it grow up big and strong? Mmmmaaaaaaaybe... or maybe not.
Times are tough for murderers these days with the Investigator prowling the streets solving crimes left and right, always with a handy sidekick. There is no case that has gone unsolved since Investigator the Alligator has come along, and with his sidekicks that help him he's sure to always have an audience to appreciate his brilliance and all his puns in this point-and-click mystery.
There's a town isolated in the middle of nowhere, a place that's grown up with its own strange culture and people, and now a plague is ripping its way through it. Play one of three unique characters, each with their own storylines, in this complex and unique theatrical, surreal indie action adventure that puts a new coat of paint (and, happily, improved English translation) on a cult classic.
Who says romance is dead? Well, in the case of biology student Maddie, it really is, since the guys she crosses paths with in this sweet free indie visual novel all might have very different personalities, but share one thing in common... they don't have a pulse between them.
In this free indie horror adventure, Annellie wakes up cold and alone in the snow near her house. How did she get there? What's going on? And why is the house so empty and chilly when it should be full of people?
Unfolding bit by bit with increasingly cryptic stages, this understated, elegant puzzle game for Android and iOS tasks you with cracking open layers of puzzles whose solutions and sometimes even mechanics themselves need careful thought and observation to interpret.
Death is only the beginning for 16 year old Mishiro, who plans to throw herself into a nearby lake that's the source of local legends. But when she finds herself trapped in a dark and dangerous world, she also finds herself without her memories, and she'll need to regain them all, and possibly those of others stranded there, to find a way forward in this creepy and unsettling free indie horror adventure from Teriyaki Tomato, translated by vgperson.
There are grim things happening in The Seventh Door. You play as Julian, a man who wakes up on a rooftop only knowing a name and as Detective Zikas who is investigating a murder on that same rooftop, unknowing it will throw them both right in the middle of a grand scale conspiracy in this free indie adventure.
Collect and eat bugs as a spider in this atmospheric exploration game, for your PC or your iOS. Creep into every nook and cranny to find clues to solve the mysteries of the abandoned estate while building webs to snag yourself some dinner. Whether you're in it for the exploration, or are driven to get a high score, you'll be sure to be entertained.
Lost on a foreign planet it doesn't seem like you have much choice but to survive by gathering food by hand. This is a very slow way to do so, so soon you plant a trap to try and gain something yummy to eat. Instead of finding some fluffy and delicious beast you find an odd looking imp like creature who then follows your every command. You decided to lovingly call it a Trimp and when you catch another and another you realize you could have a small army. So why not make one and try to conquer the world in this idle incremental game?
A woman sits in front of a camera in a police station, interviewed seven different times about the disappearance of her husband. In front of you, you have access to the full archive of clips, searchable with keywords, and it's up to you to discover the whole truth in this inventive and engrossing indie interactive mystery narrative, also available on iOS!
Korski has one last trip to deliver the goods from his labor camp before he is free. But when his ship crashes Korski must venture back to his camp to try and find some help. Mystery abounds in this free indie point-and-click adventure
Lost in a strange world, fate brings you to one very odd half-rabbit man. Offering to help you out, he sweeps you off your feet for a tour of this new land. But something is off about this overly friendly man, and what seems like a lovely romance blooming can actually be a pretty terrifying tale.
There's mystery afoot in this silly point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games! Most people insist they're innocent when thrown in jail, but when a man is murdered, Sherlock Holmes sets out to uncover the truth!
At prestigious all girls school St Claudine's, reputation is everything, and the school's, and yours, are on the line! As head of student council, you and your minions must investigate and solve all the randomly generated cases before the school's reputation is harmed, and without losing karma. The potential for close friendships or even romance with some of your allies exists as the weeks go on, but with one of them a traitor trying to bring you down, who can you trust in this intriguing blend of indie strategy and all-girl otome visual novel?
In this retro style cyberpunk indie point-and-click adventure game, you are thrust into the futuristic city of Newton. Two agents of the city are looking into the case of a serial mindjacker, able to hack people's brains and leave them dead. As they investigate, they learn there's way more to the story than meets the eye. Can you unravel the mysterious conspiracies?
In this free indie visual novel, Nigel's life is pretty calm and that's just the way he likes it, until a bunch of strange disappearance begin baffling police, and a weird woman moves in who begins changing his life... but for better or worse?
Your life seems like it's about as perfect as it can get. You're engaged to a handsome jazz pianist in New Orleans, putting the final touches on your wedding plans. But when your sweetie's former band mates start turning up dead, it's time to take action before it's too late in this beautiful hidden-object adventure game.
The Trace delivers a wonderfully immersive experience with a satisfying narrative and innovative gameplay for your iOS. As one murder leads to another, it's up to you to piece together clues to figure out what's going on. Explore a detailed 3D world while finding the evidence you need to solve the case.
Mysterious incidents occur on a cruise ship half a century apart, and it's up to you to discover the truth in The Misadventures of Detective Butler, a mystery visual novel by Goldbar Games. While two-dimensional characters hold the story from reaching its full potential, it is an entertaining yarn with a classic Golden Age Whodunnit feel and polished visuals and sound.
In one night, Jacqueline Brown's life was flipped upside down. A murder needs to be solved as well as finding out who tried to kill her. Things would be much smoother for her in this free visual novel, if it wasn't for the fact that in result of the car accident she is left blind, mute, and paralyzed. All her friends and family members think she is in a coma, but she can still see light and hear every guilty word her visitors say.
Murder is great, I think we can all agree, but what about endless, procedurally generated murder presented in the form of logic puzzles? Explore and interrogate witnesses, keeping your own notes and maps, and figure out who to accuse as well as their weapons and motives in this simple but smart game made in just nine days.
Vortex Point is nearly deserted on Halloween night, so supernatural investigator Kevin decides to relax with a very unique monster movie at the local cinema in this point-and-click adventure...
For Detective Moore, the night shift at his police department is about to get real exciting. A dead body with a mystery killer, internal affairs breathing down his neck over his less-than-tactful ways of getting at the truth and the chief expecting a quick investigation for the sake of public image. It's quite the wild ride that Rival Games offers in their point-and-click crime noir adventure title, The Detail - Episode 1: Where the Dead Lie.
Kate Drew was believed to have died in a car accident years ago, but her daughter, Nancy (maybe you've heard of her?) receives a letter bringing her to Scotland to discover the truth in this compelling and challenging point-and-click mystery adventure.
Getting stuck in an elevator is bad enough, but getting stuck with eight strangers, one of whom is a killer, is even worse. People are picked off one by one as the lights go out in this short interactive movie, and you'll have to figure out which one of them is the killer to get the best ending.
A remake of the original Why Am I Dead?, Why Am I Dead: Rebirth by Peltast Games keeps the atmosphere and memorable characters while adding lots of new content. Possessing people and finding your murderer has never been easier, though, of course, those who don't already know whodunnit will probably enjoy it a lot more.
Sherlock Holmes is perhaps the most legendary detective in all of literature, but in this gorgeous and immersive new mystery adventure from Frogwares, he's also judge and jury. You have six extremely different and strange cases to solve, and not only is it up to you to decide the guilty, but also what becomes of them.
Ethan Carter is missing, and a series of gruesome murders are happening throughout the isolated town of Red Creek. Paul Prospero is the occult detective Ethan had been writing to before his disappearance, but what Paul uncovers is just as said as it is shocking and unsettling in this gorgeous indie horror adventure.
Sophie, a rising star at the Moulin Rouge, has turned up dead and the police think they have their killer, but you're not so sure. Solve a mystery with more twists and turns than a country road in this gorgeous cozy hidden-object adventure from Eipix Entertainment.
Pull up a chair next to a toasty fire (or on a sunlit beach) and settle in for a great, cheesy romantic hidden object adventure involving ghost lovers desperate for a resolution to their haunting story. Can bestselling author Dana Knightstone solve the mystery before a spirit takes her for his bride?
The owner of the local Tea Shop has been murdered, and it is up to the world's greatest detective to crack the point-and-click adventure case in Sherlock Holmes: The Tea Shop Murder Mystery. Its a work that's designed to appeal more to fans of Carmel Games' other works rather than the Conan Doyle, as it were. But with that in mind, there's quite a bit of fun to be had: the acting is campy, the puzzles are goofy, the humor is silly.
The 3DS hit installment of the beloved visual novel adventure series comes to iOS in this stunning port with a free first episode. Play as Phoenix Wright, Apollo Justice, and newcomer junior lawyer Athena Cykes as they work to prove the innocence of their clients in outrageous mysteries where you'll need a keen eye and a clever mind to spot lies, evidence, and more.
Cecil's a Paranormal Investigator, and he's been called to spooky Ravensmaw Manor to help a ghost with a problem. In this gorgeously charming puzzle adventure that all ages will adore, you'll track down a greedy demon and learn the surprising truth behind your customer's death and the manor itself.
A canine disease is spreading through the city at a rampant pace. Daryl must find his dog, Tyke, before he too gains the dreaded illness. Help him solve the mystery and perhaps if the plays his cards right, find himself a lady.
A killer stalks the city streets, pursued by another... you. In this short but polished visual novel, you play an unnamed woman with mysterious abilities and strange company who sets out to find a missing girl, but maybe not to bring her home safely.
Every night when you go to sleep in your apartment, things... change. It all started with the numbers on the wall that appeared one day. They can't be washed away, and one day they begin counting down... a short but wonderfully creepy free indie horror game made for the 2014 Indie Game Maker Contest
A mystery has erupted in the peaceful zombie society and its up to Detective Margh and his sidekick Ghvnn to figure it out. Read along and help Margh make choices that will alter the plot in future chapters and perhaps find out that this mystery goes deeper than you thought.
It's murder most foul! But was it supernatural, or something even more sinister? In this colourful and captivating hidden-object adventure, you'll encounter more twists and turns than ever before, for a plot that's surprisingly satisfying and clever, and gameplay with lots of variety.
A tiny French village is under attack by wolves, but when you arrive you find yourself face-to-face with a more supernatural incarnation. The townsfolk blame a young girl rumoured to have survived a werewolf attack when she was younger, but who can you really trust? A gorgeous and surprisingly inventive hidden-object adventure that's well worth a look.
Unravel the mystery of the moebius theory in this point-and-click adventure. Genius Malachi Rector makes a comfortable living in the high-end antiques business until a secretive government agency recruits him for analysis skills. But instead of analyzing objects, they want Malachi to analyze people to see if they resemble any famous historical figures. Use your superb deductive reasoning to solve they mystery, before it's too late.
When your nephew is accused of murdering his sister, you're called in to use your unique time traveling powers to uncover the truth... but it may be weirder than you ever expected in this gorgeous hidden-object mystery adventure from Elephant Games!
Wadjet Eye's spectacular supernatural point-and-click mystery adventure series comes to a close. Rosangela Blackwell is a medium able to help spirits cross over, while Joey is her smart-talking spirit guide. Together they've solved their share of cases, but in this engrossing finale, they'll face a danger that can literally tear a soul apart.
Just minutes after seeing your friend, Vincent, he vanishes. Was he claimed by the strange tides of The Thames or is something far more sinister going on? Play as Winston, a mudlarker, who struggles to solve the mystery of a golden locket found on the shores and find his friend, before its too late.
Mob bosses have been vanishing all over New York, leaving behind a strange green liquid and mysterious butterfly, and each time a child vanishes as well... after having drawn that butterfly themselves. You've been invited to find out the truth, but it's more bizarre than you'd expect. A stunning, engaging, and genuinely smart hidden-object adventure that should not be missed.
PI Rick has been chasing a woman for years now in Mike Morin's popular point-and-click adventure mystery series, but in this latest brief installment it seems like he's been given another chance. Does he really want what's at the end of it? Don't play this without having played the other games!
Detective work isn't known for its shallow learning curve. Or for being the kind of thing you can do while standing in line at the post office. With Noir Syndrome, however, solving crimes has become quite a bit more casual. This pick up and play adventure game gives you randomly generated murder mysteries to solve, all you have to do is gather the clues and make the arrest! Oh, and pick a few locks, shoot a few baddies, and have a few snacks. Detectives gotta eat too, you know.
You awake sore and amnesiac in a hospital... but the place is deserted. Notes from a stranger lead you on a bizarre journey through a town that has more than its share of secrets in this creative and ambitious action RPG adventure that blends existential horror with a science-fiction thriller.
In the latest free horror adventure from Uri and vgperson, Sophie's stuck between the bullies at school and the isolation at home, but one night the clocks stop. All of them. And Sophie must search a strange and silent town for answers in the surreal adventure.
You return to the seemingly abandoned town of Raincliff in search of a missing reporter who's in more danger than anyone suspects, since you alone know the town isn't abandoned at all... but full of invisible people! In this creepy and engaging hidden-object adventure, you'll have to deal with a new tyrant who has it out for you in a game packed with cutscenes, puzzles, twists, and more.
A murder has been committed at a tourist attraction deep in a swamp said to be home to a mysterious creature... but as the snarky detective in this gorgeous point-and-click mystery, you'll learn the truth is stranger than fiction!
The maid says all the guests in her hotel are monsters, and she's not kidding. In this standard but gorgeous hidden-object adventure from Elephant Games, the battle for the planet is taking place in a remote hotel, and you're caught in the middle of it.
Nicole's just started college, but the recent kidnappings of young women mean she has more to worry about than her grades. The school seems to present opportunities to make a lot of friends (and maybe more!) but who can she trust, and is anyone really what they seem in this engaging visual novel?
A quiet train ride turns out to something else entirely in this short, bloodless and jumpless freeware horror adventure. Though potentially both too obvious in its twist and heavy in its symbolism, Sepulchre is a beautifully executed and eerie little tale that's worth checking out.
There's been a murder at the Seafront Hotel, and it even has famous French detective Antoine Saint Germain stumped. That hasn't stopped him from gathering everyone together for one of his famous "someone in this room is the killer" monologues. Can you save Saint Germain's reputation as the detective who always closes the case? And oh yes, do try to accuse the right person.
An old foe from the agency's past breaks free, and suddenly you find your friends and fellow Mystery Trackers possessed by an ancient evil and turned against you! Unlock psychic abilities, search for clues, uncover the secrets of the organization and much more in this easy but gorgeous and engaging hidden-object adventure from Elephant Games!
New York can be a tough city, especially during the great depression. You play Jack del Nero, P.I. in this wonderfully atmospheric adventure game. You're mixed up in something bad. So bad that you are accused of murder, and the police chief seems to think you are guilty until proven innocent. Can you clear your name while unraveling the mysterious circumstances that got you here?
A simple road trip becomes a nightmare when four friends are stranded in a strange mansion by a swamp, and things start going... wrong. Could it be the mermaid's curse? Mermaid Swamp, a free horror adventure by Uri, is disturbing in ways that many other games aren't, but handles the subject matter well and, in the end, provides a chilling and memorable horror experience.
One part puzzle solving, one part snarky story, and one part riddles, Relentless Software's Blue Toad Murder Files: A Touch of Mystery is what you would get if you combined the Professor Layton series with You Don't Know Jack. Sounds like strange bedfellows for sure, but Blue Toad's wild narration and sense of humor keep the whodunit theme light and enjoyable while popping you from one mystery to the next. All without a single reference to Murder, She Wrote!
Layton Brothers: Mystery Room is a crime solving mystery game from Level-5, the team behind the well-known Professor Layton series on Nintendo DS. While this incarnation may only bear passing ties to the prof's previous adventures, it's still a solid adventure game that will remind you of Phoenix Wright in some ways. Which is a good thing!
Have you heard? There's a fancy evening dinner party at a stately mansion, and you're invited! But you know, these things would be a lot more fun if we could throw one that didn't involve the wealthier guests falling over dead partway through. Get ready to party the night away with cute talking bats, chic clairvoyant goth girls and giant malfunctioning robots in tpjh2d's premiere afterlife adventure mystery, Ghost Party!
It was supposed to be an easy job. So how did you end up handcuffed to a pipe? Piece together the whole story in this compelling point-and-click adventure game. Click your way out of the mess, revealing the plot as you go.
Once again seek out Dark Dimensions, this time a small town destroyed by a volcano (and a father-daughter relationship gone terribly awry), and attempt to heal them in Dark Dimensions: City of Ash. Easy on the eyes and challenging for the brain, this is definitely something to look for in the hybrid adventure genre.
Phoenix Wright is back, and he's in HD! After months of waiting Capcom has finally released Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright Trilogy HD, packing three Phoenix Wright games into a single, easy-to-get-hooked-on download. It doesn't matter if you've never heard of the series or are a tried and true fan, Ace Attorney offers a lot of story and a lot of suspense in a very attractive package.
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller: The Oracle is the third in the series of episodic point-and-click adventure games by Phoenix Online Studios, and it's really going to bake your noodle. Taking place in a single location makes the experience fairly short and linear, but Cognition's tight, focused, and twist-filled plot, along with new gameplay mechanics and quality music, means one doesn't have to be psychic to see that Phoenix Online is going to stick the landing of their series.
When a New York City book critic is murdered, dressed up to look like Frankenstein's monster, and hooked up to an electrical current, it's time to call the one detective who actually prefers the really weird cases: Kate Beckett. If she brings her "consultant," a mystery writer named Richard Castle, along with her, so much the better. Such is the premise of Castle: Never Judge A Book By Its Cover, a tie-in hidden object game that was written as a companion to the television show Castle. It appeals to more than just fans of the show, though, and blends hidden object scenes and puzzles seamlessly. Can you find the Hardcover Killer before it's too late?
Your stepfather has taken care of you ever since he found you by the side of the road when you were a baby, training you to follow in his footsteps as a doctor. But when he goes missing, you discover there might have been far more to him, and your legacy, than you ever imagined in this creepy hidden-object adventure.
There's a killer on the loose in Lumineux, and his prey is the city's officials... but is he a bloodthirsty monster, or a bringer of justice? And even then, who's really in the wrong? It's up to you to decide in Dark Tales: Edgar Allen Poe's The Masque of the Red Death, a new hidden object adventure from ERS Game Studios.
Vera and Arthur are twins who both grew up in and eventually left the small, secluded town of Pilgrim's Hook. But while Vera was glad to leave it behind, Arthur couldn't help but be drawn back, and a desperate phone call brings Vera running to save him... and straight into a trap where she'll become a pawn in an ancient war between powerful magical forces. A captivating and original hidden-object adventure with just the right bit of creepiness!
Dr. Sianos B. Sian is an expert in memory, but his new patient, B.D., barely has any memories at all... only the color red. Can he help her put things together and discover her past? Palette, a free narrative blast from the past, is a sharp, twisty puzzle of a story and an unforgettable game.
No one has to die is an HTML5 visual novel by Stuart Madafiglio where sacrifice is the only way to get closer to solving the full mystery at hand. The turn-based puzzles that drive the plot feel a little perfunctory when compared to the twisty story, but fans of cerebral, complex stories should definitely give it several playthroughs.
Susan Ashworth has had enough of her lonely life and makes the decision to end it... but that choice leads her on a surreal journey that will have her questioning reality... and her sanity. Tasked with a strange spectre to eliminate the five psychopathic "Parasites" plaguing the city and "blessed" with immortality, she goes on a violent, dark journey that may be too much for some players to take in this visceral indie horror adventure.
When your coworker goes missing after attending a movie showing at a cinema that's supposed to have been shut down for years, probing deeper uncovers a supernatural plot by a malicious entity that promises everything to the creative souls yearning for success even as it exacts a terrible price. An extremely short, though absolutely gorgeous and engaging hidden-object adventure well worth a look.
Things aren't going well for David Hoover, but when life in his new apartment takes a turn for the paranormal, he resolves to track down the previous tenant and find out what's going on. The Crooked Man is a chilling adventure through a trail of detailed and atmospheric haunts... and through one man's struggle to come to terms with where his life has taken him.
A body found in the trunk of a crashed car leads you on a chase for clues and a killer with old motives all over town... as well as attracting the attention of the FBI. The latest installment in Pastel Games' point-and-click noir mystery series ups the body count and provides a solid detective adventure, minus a few bumps along the way.
Young women have been disappearing off the streets of Paris, only to reappear dead of bizarre dehydration. It's enough to bring you, a renowned detective, out of retirement in a race against time to save a girl from a madman in this gorgeous and engrossing hidden-object adventure where you'll also need to catch and mix various scents to create perfumes and solvents.
When her husband is stabbed and blown up (a bit of an overreaction no matter what your motives), Gabriela Sanchez calls you, a well-known psychic detective, to solve the case. Together with your useless assistant Aidan and much less useless tag-a-long fennec fox, you'll discover a plot of lies, passion, revenge, and jealousy in this short but well-balanced hidden-object adventure from ERS Game Studios.
Sometimes people do terrible things. But when the world is ending and all you have left is yourself, who decides what terrible is? In this point-and-click adventure from indie developers Denby/Raze, Richard and Alice are both prisoners in a state-of-the-art underground jail where there's little to do but pass the time by getting to know each other. What follows is a often brutally honest but somehow also unexpectedly tender examination of humanity and morality when it matters the most.
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller is a planned series of four point-and-click mystery adventure games by Phoenix Online Studios, makers of The Silver Lining. Starting with The Hangman and continuing with the early 2013 release of The Wise Monkey, the series puts you in the role of FBI agent Erica Reed as she investigates a series of horrific murders, continuing the story across releases to keep the suspense as palpable as possible.