Hunt down a serial killer in ancient China as the legendary detective Di Renjie in this thrilling point-and-click adventure game.
A thrilling point-and-click adventure game where you play as Di Renjie, ancient China's most famous and gifted investigator, as he tracks a serial killer in the heart of the Tang Dynasty's capital city.
Amid lingering political turmoil, the first and only female empress of China, Wu Zetian rises to power. Within months of her ascension to the throne, murmurs of discontentment and revolution swell as detractors and enemies begin plotting against her. It is against this backdrop that our protagonist, newly appointed investigating magistrate Di Renjie, must solve a gruesome series of murders--which will lead him on a collision course with the Imperial Court and the empress herself.
Will our young detective overcome his own inner demons and his allegiance to the previous emperor? What is the connection between the murder victims and the capital's many political secrets? YOU must uncover the truth...
Playing as the legendary detective, players will explore this unique setting and unravel its narrative twists and turns using familiar adventure gameplay mechanics such as exploration, dialogue choices, interaction with objects and clues, and puzzle-solving. Additionally, we are introducing an original mechanic where you will be able to deduct and reenact the scene of a crime and put your theories to the test.
The pixel art style of the game is also an homage to old school graphics, but we've added our own visual signature and design sensibilities. The game contains over 45 locations (many spanning multiple screen widths), each one pixel-painted with care and attention to detail.
- Distinct 2D pixel art style
- Immersive story-driven experience
- Challenging and fun puzzles to solve
- Unique Chinese cultural and historical references
- Fantastic soundtrack with 13 original tracks
“Nupixo’s debut offering Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders is a brilliant introduction to one of ancient China’s most famous investigators that does just about everything right.”
- Adventure Gamers, 4.5/5
“A no-brainer to pick up for anyone looking for a cerebral and emotional murder mystery.”
- DarkStation, 4/5
"Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders is a great way to showcase one of China's greatest detective minds, and bring him into the spotlight along with other giants of the mystery genre, like Sherlock and Poirot."
- Softpedia, 4/5
“The story will pull you in almost right away, and there’s no denying how beautiful the pixel graphics are and how well-written the dialogue is.”
- Minor bug fixes
- Store listing correction and optimization
- Age rating correction
Ratings and Reviews
More credit deserved
While not the hardest puzzles for a P & C adventure, the storyline is great. Lots of mood and atmosphere. Surprised this game isn’t more popular! Voice acting would have pushed it over the top for sure, but still 5 stars for me.
Wonderful Game. Game-stopping Glitch.
First, let me say that this is a wonderful game. I’ve been playing it for the last few days and have thoroughly enjoyed opening it in my free time. So you can understand my frustration over how a glitch in the inventory mechanic has literally halted my gameplay. And I am using “literally” to mean just that. The glitch is that, one item that I used earlier in the game mysteriously remained in my inventory. The slot that item takes up is just enough for me to be unable to use another item I pick up later in the gameplay, because now it’s “off screen.” I can’t scroll over. The inventory doesn’t have multiple rows. I’ve tried every type of swiping action, searched everywhere on Google—no help. What’s worse, my other saved games only go back to a certain point, so I will have to start the game over from scratch. Not an end-of-the world situation, obviously, but just a real bummer that took me out of the “magic” of playing through the first time.
Again, no setbacks about the game itself—I definitely recommend playing it and will probably retry it from the start in a month or two. I just hope this glitch gets resolved somehow.
Developer Response ,
Hi there! Thank you for the kind words of encouragement. As for the bug you're describing, we are in the process of investigating it. It seems to be a rare occurrence that our small team will need time to address. In the meantime, there is a workaround that may allow you to continue playing the game if you are so inclined. To avoid revealing the method to everyone, please email us (simply copy your comment into the message) at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll email you back. Cheers!
Can’t Save or Load a game in progress
I’d like to give this 5 stars. I completed the first case, and some sort of dream sequence, but then I had to put it away for the night. It makes it appear as though you can pick up from where you left off, but you can’t. “Resume” and “Load Game” do not take you back to where you were. It just hangs forever until you give up. You have to start back at the beginning. I wasted well over an hour playing this. The story and gameplay were pretty good, but I don’t have the time to play the whole thing from beginning to end in one sitting (even if I knew how long that would be). Edit: There is contact info on the developers website, I’ve sent an inquiry about this. I hope they’ll fix this, but if not, I’d like my money back.
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- Minh Tri Ta
- 1 GB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, Simplified Chinese
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2020 Nupixo Games
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.