As Janet, a young and upcoming journalist, you have been asked by your editor to investigate the mysterious abandonment of a once lively town. Based on the information released by the media about the deaths of the townspeople, you set foot into the town thinking you would find an interesting story to publish, only to uncover secrets that were meant to stay hidden forever.
Steam user reviews
"I am blown away by the detective side's and story's quality of this game. I can say it straight away, as a detective and mystery lover this is the best detective game I have ever played. It feels like it sets a new standard for detective mystery games."
"This game will have you scratching you head and it is such a rush when you figure something out and make the puzzle pieces click together. This is the type of game I miss playing from my childhood and has been all but completely ignored in recent years, and I am truly enjoying myself right now."
"This game has set the standard for murder mysteries so high that it'll be difficult to enjoy others"
The Painscreek Killings borrows mechanics from a walking simulator but goes beyond it by making the players think. It mimics real world investigations with detective-like puzzles that doesn’t hold your hand, allows you to explore wherever your investigation takes, and a captivating story waiting to be discovered. The game encourages you to explore the surroundings carefully, collect clues and hints to help your investigation, and find evidence to expose the truth about the killings. There are no quest markers or hint systems to aid in your journey. You will be forced to think, to connect the dots and to piece things together, making you feel like a real investigator.
- Free-roaming, semi-open world game: Explore wherever you want based on the clues and hints gathered during your investigation.
- Mimics real world investigation: Take notes and photograph important clues. No handholding, and no quest marker or hint system is provided.
- Logical detective-like puzzles: Use your powers of observation and deduction to solve all that stands in your way.
- Rich and captivating storyline: Uncover the conspiracies, heartaches, jealousy and hidden secrets that were meant to be buried with the abandoned town.