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Enjoy a steampunk adventure set in Victorian London. Take on a role of a detective to solve a mystery whodunit. Search for hidden objects and solve puzzle mini-games.

London, 1860s. A series of brutal ritual murders strikes the city. Crime scene investigation gives nothing, as the culprit never leaves a trace. The criminal case is closed and buried in the secret archives. Twenty years later the reaper is back, and a cunning detective from a homicide squad takes over the case. Help him solve the murder mystery in this spine-chilling hidden object adventure game.

Key features of this HOG:
- Mystery adventure set in gloomy London streets
- Peculiar steampunk art and cinematic cutscenes
- Hidden object scenes with morphing items
- 30+ puzzles and skill-based games
- Hidden collectibles and upgrades
- Your choices affect the story!
- Professional voiceovers
- Badges for playing HOS and mini-games
- Discover alternative Match 3 mode
- Photograph mystical events and discover secret files

If you are thrilled with penny dreadful stories of Jack Reaper, this dark detective game is sure to grab your attention all at once. In the age of invention, use various tools to chase down the villain. Find hidden clues with UV-lamp in every location and trade collectibles to upgrade your searching skills. Run forensic analysis of all evidence with a unique brain-teaser minilab, and then pin them to your blackboard build theories and progress with the investigation.

Struggle to untangle a web of deceit in a city where everyone has something to hide. As the rumors about a secret society are spreading around, you are to harness you finding games skills to reveal the conspiracy. Expose a corrupt policeman, an obsessed millionaire and his bloodthirsty hound to save your wife from becoming the final victim. From the opening intro till the final cutscene this noir detective will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Black_Pearl 21 ,

Great Concept: Poor Execution

This would have been an automatic 5 stars for me due to the variety of sleuth-type puzzles: finding shoe prints & fingerprints, taking in-game photos, lab work (which I did not understand but was able to succeed on most). Music could be changed in game once selections were found in game. Map is available and shows areas not completed, completed, and action available. My kind of game, for sure.

What really annoyed me enough to post a lukewarm review, however, was the maze puzzle. Despite having to hit an area precisely throughout the game for the controls to work, this puzzle took the prize in that a few essential springs were NOT visible or accessible on the iPad. Saw walkthrough to learn that a blue & purple spring does not appear for me in the game. AARRGH! Absolutely hate skipping such puzzles since I enjoy them.

Perhaps the game is better developed for the PC.

Developer Response ,

Hello! Thanks for your feedback! Please email us about this issue at support@absolutist.com. Please describe it in details, send screenshots so that we can solve it faster. We will be happy to help you!

Nothingsmurf ,

Different and great game

Great to see a new game from Absolutist! A long time waiting! I check weekly as you’ve been a nice alternative to big fish games but it’s been several months since you’ve added a game of this type. Thank you kindly! I love the puzzle adventure games with ho scenes added here and there but not the straight ho games so much. They’re a dime a dozen and boring. This was a perfect mix of adventure, puzzles, ho scenes with a who done it story line! I really enjoyed this! There were some glitches such as some mini games did not respond and better directions needed on some but a good mix of easy and more difficult. The ho scenes were nice, also not easy but not overly difficult. They were all of the morphing object and straight forward finds so maybe more variation in your next installment? Graphics were excellent! Transporting map marked clearly. It was sometimes difficult to know what was expected. At times there was no instruction or dialog when opening a window leaving me to guess at possible solutions. Maybe that was the intent? It was usually something that was not ready to be solved yet but could be later in the game. Overall I was very entertained and drawn back to this game any opportunity I could find in my day. Finished in 2 days but the game length was long! A great buy! I highly recommend it! Thank you Absolutist and I truly hope you start adding this genre game more often again! Great job!

KimTwilight69 ,

Decent Playtime, But Needs Refinement

This murder mystery takes place during the 1860s Victorian era and fuses together elements of the Industrialized Revolution in Europe with fictional Steam punk-oriented technological inventions — such as animated robotic creatures, thus adding a sci-fi edge — as well as incorporates traces of the supernatural.

The explorational aspect focuses on suspenseful elements and gritty realism, as you play a detective investigating a grisly murder in London. The storyline is well evolved, delivering surprising twists along the way as you uncover corruption — such as deception and conspiracies — within the society. The settings fit the period, including the architectural style of the buildings. The cartoonish characters are dressed appropriately to suit their profession within the 19th century. The variations of mechanical robots enhance the Steam Punk-themed environment, as they perform productive tasks that a human would normally do — such as the large robot in the bar, with extended arms, signing tickets at breakneck speed.

You will constantly refer to your well-detailed all-in-one Diary, which records your tasks, story progression, and information on the various characters you meet as well as collected evidence. You also analyze evidence using a forensics device, which brings up a repetitive mini game.

Custom mode is available to configure settings suitable to your tastes. You are given a tutorial at the beginning of the game, which is beneficial to players who are unfamiliar with this developer's style of mechanics. The teleport map — which is acquired a bit into the game — will, most of the time, indicate where there is something to do. However, sometimes the map mistakenly indicated that there was something to do in a particular location, when, in fact, there was not — until you first collected an item within another location. This is not a hand-holding game. The adventure portion of gameplay requires some patience and thought as to where to go next. Part of the reason is because sometimes the interactive close-ups do not have textual hints, and there is nothing to interact with, thus leaving me wondering if there is either a programming flaw on the developer's part or if I will later return to complete a future task. The directional arrows guide you between locations; you might not be able to leave a particular location until you complete the tasks relative to that location. You also need to swipe all the way over to the ends of both sides of the screen to avoid missing interactive areas or unexplored locations.

The arrangements of the HOSs are uniform throughout the game — one singular type. I would have liked some diversity. Some of the puzzles are cleverly tied into the storyline. None are difficult to solve, but this does not diminish their entertaining value. Keep in mind that some of the puzzles are wider than a device’s display can fit; therefore, you will sometimes have to scroll over to both sides of the display to view portions of certain puzzles. You find fingerprints throughout the locations to upgrade the gimmicks' abilities.

There are some hiccups: The written dialogue very often does not match the verbal speech. Furthermore, I often have to collapse the inventory bar to access lower lying items and interactive areas, as well as to be able to click on the directional arrows to return to a prior location. Moreover, the mechanics are slightly clunky; however, it does not hinder my progression. In addition, the maze puzzle towards the end of the main game was erroneously programmed. The left side of the maze was almost completely cut off from view — I did scroll all the way over to both sides, but it didn't make a difference — but I was still able to make my way out. Finally, upon conclusion of the game, I checked my achievements, only to be met with disappointment. I did not collect all of the records — I assume on the case — which is an integral part of the development of the storyline; this should have been a mandatory feat. Also, the game finished before I had pinned the last few pieces of evidence on the Evidence Board (EB), thus denying me the satisfaction of concluding the case via deductive reasoning. I am shocked that a game would be programmed to end that way; it makes the inclusion of the EB seem bottomless. Be aware that choices you make along the way do affect certain outcomes.

In closing, I feel as though I got my money's worth due to the long playtime; however, this is an exhaustive, time-consuming game. I deducted two (2) stars to account for the aforementioned issues, but overall I enjoyed playing this game.

Developer Response ,

Hello, thank you wery much for such a detailed feedback. We constantly work on improving our games and we will take it into account. We always appreciate it when users take the time to provide us with feedback on our games... after all, we make them for you! Thank you for your support! Should you need any further assistance, don't hesitate to contact us at support@absolutist.com

Information

Seller
Absolutist Ltd
Size
535.3 MB
Category
Games
Compatibility

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English, Russian

Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Copyright
© Absolutist Ltd
Price
$4.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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