In this game, you play a female journalist whose job is to investigate a 4-year old murder case in a town called Painscreek. You are free to roam anywhere to proceed in your investigation. Using your camera and power of deduction, you are to find the truth about the murders that happened there. When your game ends, you will need to point out who the killer is.
Key features of the game:
- It's a semi-open world game. This means it's not a linear game and there's no set path to follow. You explore wherever you want, most of the time based on clues/hints you found.
- You can end the game anytime. If you think you know who the killer is, you can leave Painscreek and submit your findings to your editor. The results you choose will be published in tomorrow's paper.
- It's a traditional murder mystery. You will find yourself photographing important stuff in-game, and maybe even jot down notes outside the game for easier reference.
- There's no handholding and no quest markers. All the puzzles are there right from the start rather than hidden until you found a clue about it, and there's more than one way to crack some puzzles. Should you come across them early in the game and have them solved, you can quicken your investigation time.