The Case of the Serialized Killer is a free mystery visual novel available for Mac. This Victorian mystery game follows a disgraced charlatan demonologist, Harold, and his assistant Faraday as they investigate an intriguing mystery at a grand mansion. This game is the developer's, AlexisRoyce, entry into the 3rd annual Spooktober Visual Novel Jam by DevTalk.
If you consider yourself an avid mystery visual novel enthusiast, check out Stillwater. Another great alternative within the mystery genre is Dark Hotel which has a distinct horror feel to it and might appeal to the Spooktober enthusiast in you.
This hit visual novel features stunning watercolour backgrounds that lend themselves well to the Victorian theme. Numerous full-bodied characters and deep story development set this game apart from the crowd. The characters are beautifully drawn; the artists incorporated many facial expressions into each one.
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In addition to various characters and intricate watercolour backgrounds, The Case of the Serialized Killer has multiple possible endings. Each ending is determined by your responses to the many quests you need to complete to solve the mystery. As this is a point-and-click visual novel, you’ll need to find an assortment of clues in each interactive scene to progress the storyline.
This game features over 20,000 words from start to finish, far more than other visual novels of this calibre. You’ll also have access to a journal in which you can assemble notes and clues pertaining to your list of suspects.
As with many other indie visual novels, there’s an everpresent social message of acceptance running through The Case of the Serialized Killer. The game lets you explore different aspects of the human experience through its richly diverse cast of characters. ‘Love is love’ in this game. The protagonist and his assistant dig deeper into their relationship, which is more complex than first meets the eye.
The Case of the Serialized Killer is a well-structured, intricately written visual novel that appeals to lovers of mystery and thriller games alike. Take a shot and do your part in determining dear old Harry’s story of romance and intrigue. Guide him as he seeks to solve the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of a prolific illustrator.