The Slaughter: Act One 17+
A Victorian Murder Mystery
Designed for iPad
“The game mixes realism and surrealism to create a story that can cause just as much laughter as fear. A-” - Just Adventure
“Has its moments of laughter and sheer horror to excite any avid gamer who loves a good narrative. 9/10 ” - BagoGames
A serial killer is terrorizing the streets of Victorian London, and private investigator Sydney Emerson has hit a new low between finding lost dogs and receiving alleyway beatings. A turn of events sees Sydney forgoing his selfish nature and thrusting himself into perilous and increasingly surreal situations, treading a fine line between dreams and reality.
Explore the foggy streets of Victorian London in all its decadence and depravity, searching the slums, taverns, brothels and even Sydney’s abstract dreamscapes for clues, while meeting a host of interesting, insane and eccentrically British characters along the way.
•A noir adventure laced with adult themes and dark humour.
•A faithful recreation of Victorian London, from decadence to depravity.
•Classic point and click gameplay in the vein of the LucasArts games of yore.
•Explore Sydney’s surreal dream-world for clues.
•Follow the trail of a killer, or drown your sorrows at the pub.
•Original soundtrack blends film noir and traditional Victorian instruments.
***WARNING: THE SLAUGHTER REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF 1GB RAM AND IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH IPAD 1, IPAD 2, IPAD MINI 1, IPHONE 4 (& OLDER IPHONES) OR IPOD TOUCH 4TH GEN (& OLDER IPODS)***
Support for iOS 14
Ratings and Reviews
Brilliant!!! Loved every minute.
It was much longer then I expected and I was happily surprised. The graphics look vintage but not so pixilated that it's hard to see and nauseating to look at (as I've seen in other games that missed the mark). I throughly enjoyed the entire play through. This is definitely in my top 5 point and click adventure games, and there aren't nearly enough out there on iOS and even fewer that are really good. This is really good. I couldn't put it down and was anxious to see what would happen next. I'm anxiously awaiting act 2 now!! Bravo on a great game! No complaints here. The only thing that could possibly improve this well put together adventure would be the addition of voice acting. I have to admit I thought to myself a few times how fun it would be to hear them speak in the accents of the area and lingo of the time. Something to hope for in the future perhaps. You have earned a fan in me and I can't wait to purchase act 2, so hurry up! Lol
Adventure -point n click- fairly long game
Story of a PI who ends up trying to solve a murder investigation. No problems to speak of but I did notice if I clicked on an item in inventory and left it open and went back to the game that it seemed I froze up a few times. No game loss. Game has auto save. After trial and error I found that if I clicked on another hot spot that it released it. Not sure if it was me or the game. I saw no one else mention this. Okay then, it was a cute story which left you hanging on for Act 2. As I see that was 2 years ago well let’s just say I won’t hold my breath for Act 2. If there was another Act- I’d purchase it within a reasonable time frame. Played on IPad Pro.
Stumbled across this
I found this while poking around on the AppStore and bought it on a whim. If you knew me you’d realize this is something I never do, but something about the game spoke to me.
I am so happy I did. It’s really an underrated gem. The story could so easily be cliché, but the dialogue and the characterization lift it far above other games with similar subject matter. The controls are a wee bit finicky, but not nearly enough to detract from the rest of the experience.
I hope the developer is able to finish the story. It deserves to be told.
Developer Response ,
I'm so glad you stumbled upon it :D Thank you for playing
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- Alex Francois
- 80.1 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © Alexander Francois
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.