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September 27, 2017
The Painscreek Killings
33
Detective
Adventure
Mystery
Story Rich
Indie
Atmospheric
Walking Simulator
Exploration
Horror
Thriller
Singleplayer
First-Person
Female Protagonist
Open World
Drama
Great Soundtrack
Realistic
Puzzle
Supernatural
About the game

WHO IS THIS GAME FOR

This game is for anyone who likes to read, loves good stories and enjoy whodunit detective games. The game plays 10 to 20 hours on average, depending on the player's playstyle.

STORY

As Janet, a young and upcoming journalist, you have been asked by your editor to investigate the mysterious abandonment of a once lively town. Based on the information released by the media about the deaths of the townspeople, you set foot into the town thinking you would find an interesting story to publish, only to uncover secrets that were meant to stay hidden forever.

GAMEPLAY

The Painscreek Killings borrows mechanics from a walking simulator but goes beyond it by making the players think. It mimics real world investigations with logical puzzles that do not hold your hand, allow you to explore wherever your investigation lead, and a captivating story waiting to be discovered. The game encourages you to explore the surroundings carefully, collect clues and hints to help your investigation, and find evidence to expose the truth about the killings. There are no quest markers or hint systems to aid in your journey. You will be forced to think, to connect the dots and to piece things together, making you feel like a real investigator.

KEY FEATURES


  • Free-roaming, semi-open world game: Explore wherever you want based on the clues and hints gathered during your investigation.

  • Mimics real world investigation: Take notes and photograph important clues. No handholding, and no quest marker or hint system is provided.

  • Logical puzzles: Use your powers of observation and deduction to solve all that stands in your way.

  • Rich and captivating storyline: Uncover the conspiracies, heartaches, jealousy and hidden secrets that were meant to be buried with the abandoned town.
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