The Painscreek Killings

WHO IS THIS GAME FOR

This game is for anyone who likes to read, loves good stories and enjoy whodunit detective games. The game plays 10 to 20 hours on average, depending on the player's playstyle.

STORY

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.

GAMEPLAY

The Painscreek Killings borrows mechanics from a walking simulator but goes beyond it by making the players think. It mimics real world investigations with logical puzzles that do not hold your hand, allow you to explore wherever your investigation lead, 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.

KEY FEATURES


  • 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 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.
Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Processor: i3-2120 @3.3GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 745 (or AMD equivalent)
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 11 GB available space
Additional Notes: *Subject to change after updates
Recommended Specifications
OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Processor: i5-2500 @3.3GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 770 (or AMD equivalent)
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 11 GB available space
Additional Notes: SSD for faster loading time *Subject to change after updates
  • The Painscreek Killings is an engrossing, complex, challenging murder mystery that makes you feel like a real investigator. Dig out your notepad; it’s time to uncover the secrets this sleepy, abandoned town is hiding.

  • It’s a commendable effort to make a mystery-solving adventure without narrative structure but the game simply lacks pizzazz for anyone but the keenest investigators. Even I, who utterly love detective stories and games, was often frustrated by how little the game is willing to help the players wanting to solve its case. The Painscreek Killings has an exciting murder mystery hidden somewhere but it’s buried under all the extra baggage of technical issues and awkward game design.

The Painscreek Killings
$19.99 $7.66
Title: The Painscreek Killings
Genre: Adventure, Indie
Released: 27 September 2017
Developer: EQ Studios
Publisher: EQ Studios
  • Single-player
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Full controller support
UI Audio Subs
English
Simplified Chinese
Japanese
Russian
French
Portuguese - Brazil
Traditional Chinese
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