A Case of Distrust is a narrative mystery from 1924 San Francisco. Play as private investigator Phyllis Cadence Malone in this historical 2D adventure game.

Explore underground speakeasies, smoke-filled billiard halls, classic barber shops, and more. Catch suspects in lies by using evidence, statements, and your wits. Intrinsic challenges face our heroine, as she struggles against a pushback on emancipation, leading to many doubts, both internal and external. Uncover the truth in a mystery full of deception!

-A hardboiled mystery, working past deceptive characters towards the truth
-1924 San Francisco with historically accurate details
-Saul Bass inspired visuals and scene transitions
-Finger-snapping music that gives style to the roaring 20s
-Themes of poverty, racism, and emancipation that tie into contemporary issues

What’s New

Version 1.0.1

Updated Screenshots.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

TejiA2 ,

Well Done

I really enjoyed this. It is like a cross between a pulp detective novel, a choose your own adventure book, and a point and click adventure game. It is clear a lot of work went int this Indie game. The storyline was engaging and the clues and conclusion all hung together. It is set in the early 20s in San Francisco. It is well researched and has a LOT of historical easter eggs woven in. I encourage new players to savor it— take time to explore the settings and talk to cab drivers. I hope the developer follows up with a sequel.

rất vừa ý ,

Amazing game, only one bug.

I was founding a game to play a little while ago, found this game, watch the trailer, liked it, I decided to download it.
First of all, I want to talk about the soundtrack, the music is really smooth, it’s jazz from the 1200s, I like it. The art style of the game is basic, only represent people with silhouette, nothing really good here but it left me a little satisfied. The gameplay is just finding clues, contradict people’s statements, trying to find the murder, it’s nice but being honest only a handful of people like detective games like this. Although, when I was playing the game, whenever you travel to other places, there is a chance that the screen where you wick which places you want to go will be dark, yes, totally dark which I had to hold my finger trying to search for the place’s name I want to go.
If the bug doesn’t exist in this game, I would have give it 5 stars, but I think a 4 stars is perfect as a rating for this game
If you like detective games that involves real detective work, and if you are patient and your skills of conclusions is great (basically being smart) then you will like this game. Otherwise you have the choice of don’t need to download it.

NoThanksWereFull ,


Thanks for making this. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Had to look up a walkthrough once but it was because I missed clicking on something in the billiards room.

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