Matthew Park was fabulously wealthy, had a beautiful wife, and was renowned for his genius. In short, he had it all - that is, until he was murdered. There’s no shortage of suspects you must investigate to find the killer. Was it his son who he constantly yelled at, his wife who would inherit everything, or his investor who was disappointed in his performance?
CHOOSE HOW TO INVESTIGATE
Solve It! Death of a CEO is a murder mystery visual novel where your choices can bring the killer to justice. Will you aggressively interrogate the widow or give her some breathing room? Do you cooperate with the police investigation or hide facts from them? Be immersed in an interactive story where your decisions shape what happens next.
INTERROGATE THE SUSPECTS… OR ROMANCE THEM
Meet suspicious characters like Nico, the sauve yet shady bartender, and Penelope, the non-stop PR executive who is trying to keep the company ahead of the news cycle. Will you maintain a professional relationship with your suspects or begin romances with them? Characters will remember how you’ve treated them!
SOLVE THE MURDER
Find clues by talking to suspects and investigating whether their alibis hold up. Did anyone actually witness the murder? Every character has secrets - can you determine which are relevant to solving the case? Confront suspects with evidence to find their motives and make them come clean!
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Ratings and Reviews
Different... but good
I really like all of Haiku’s games and was curious to see this new “visual novel” they were putting out. Honestly, it’s pretty good. If you’re expecting anything like the others, you’ll be disappointed because there are ZERO elements of collecting items and cracking codes through mini games. I would compare this game to Episode. It relies solely on the player’s choices, but does a good job of keeping the plot moving. If you’re into this kind of game, you’ll love Solve It! Couple minor issues: sometimes I would earn a few keys only to open the game and find out I had none. It would also glitch sometimes and speed through conversations or not let me pick buttons at all, though that may have been a problem just on my phone. My only issue with the plot line itself is that it was a little too suggestive at some points, with at least one cuss word thrown in. Would have been much better without that. Otherwise, good story and fun game!
Side note: when interviewing that girl for Herschel’s alibi, Logan says Matthew instead of Herschel.
Another Great Game by Haiku
I’ve played all the Adventure Escape games, and I’ve been looking forwards to playing Solve It from the moment I heard about it. I finished the game, and I liked it even more than I expected!
Solve It is different from Adventure Escape because there are not puzzles or mini games; instead, the mystery unfolds through observation and conversations with other characters. I understand why it is called a virtual novel.
At first, I wondered whether this would be like other story apps that require money for all important or interesting choices, but this was not the case. Very few choices required coins, and even though I chose not to spend coins at all, I never felt like I was missing a necessary or important part of the story. Story apps by other creators often require a very long wait to unlock a short part of the story, and I have deleted apps for that reason; however, I thought that the waiting time for keys in this game was very reasonable. I also like how there is the option to replay the story and make different choices.
Mystery lovers, like myself, will enjoy this app, and I really hope the developers make another Solve It app in the future, and I am excited to download whatever Haiku creates next.
Great job creating this awesome app!
Great Start: addictive and fun!
I know I played a beta version, but I really enjoyed this game. The characters and story were really great and I can’t wait to play the full version of this!
The only 2 things I would tweak are: 1. I felt like I could never get enough points (sleuth dollars?) before the chance to use ALL of them came up. Either make points easier to obtain, rewards greater, or the option to use them less. 80 each time is a little much when you get 2-4 per interaction. 2. Make sure there is no way to do things out of order. There were a few times when I used a clue and the interaction told me information I already got elsewhere or led me to talk to someone I already had.
Other than those two minor things, I liked it. In fact, I’m going to play it again so I can have enough points to explore options I couldn’t the first time!
- Haiku Games Co
- 191.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2019 Haiku Games Co
- In-App Purchases
- Get 100 Coins $2.99
- Get 50 Coins $1.99
- Get 10 Keys $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.