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Trick5 – A Cool Murder Mystery Game With Hitchcock Vibes – Trick5

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Trick5 – A Cool Murder Mystery Game With Hitchcock Vibes – Trick5

A Case of Distrust is a point-and-click adventure game that looks like the title sequence of a Hitchcock movie. Made by developer The Wandering Ben, the game takes place in San Francisco at the height of Prohibition. You play as Detective Phyllis Cadence Malone, ex-cop turned private eye. After a bootlegger hires you to get to the bottom of a death threat, you head off to different parts of town collecting clues, digging up dirt on people and chatting up suspects.

A Case of Distrust channels inspiration from 2007 Nintendo DS game Hotel Dusk: Room 215 in the way it has you click around rooms looking for clues. Each time you click on a piece of evidence in a room, it gets jotted down in your handy notebook. You then use your notes to ask characters questions or collect statements that can be used against people you suspect are lying.

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The game oozes a noir vibe in its animations, minimalist art style and jazz soundtrack. The story is compelling enough that I often found myself struggling to stop playing. It’s the perfect game for mystery fanatics looking to connect the dots themselves. Check out the video above to see more. A Case of Distrust is out now for Mac and PC on Steam.


Trick5 – A Cool Murder Mystery Game With Hitchcock Vibes – Trick5

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