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Grimnoir

by ProP

Mystery
2018

(based on 4 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

It's his biggest selling point and it's a cold, hard fact: occult detective Jacob Morris has never lost a case, and he's been in this business a long time. Join him and his singularly skilled colleague Solene in rainy Steel City as they take on a series of cases involving monsters, people, and that which falls between.

Grimnoir is a hypertext mystery game featuring seven main cases, multiple endings, and an inordinate amount of whiskey. An internet connection and speakers are recommended for the best experience, but not required. The game is not recommended for young children.

The current version includes a fix to a bug that was present in the competition version.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2018
Current Version: 1.1
License: Freeware
Development System: Twine
IFID: DA00E4B8-DDEC-47F9-BECA-08B15875A824
TUID: gm0bta4s5j0pzbt2

Awards

4th Place - 24th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2018)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Urban fantasy done right, October 29, 2018
by Sobol (Russia)
I had a dream based on Grimnoir after playing it. Don't really know what made this game so engaging; I guess it's just an interesting story, deliberately filled with recognizable clichés but humane and absorbing. It would make a good TV series.

After exploring and interviewing witnesses, at the end of each chapter you are faced with a diagnostic puzzle (in the vein of When in Rome). These puzzles make you read the previous text carefully, searching for clues, and not just skim through the links - which, of course, adds to the experience and makes the game world more vivid in your imagination. The bestiary guidebook you are given is well-researched and, in addition to unavoidable vampires and basilisks, features some rather unusual monsters; I was pleased to see it starting with Alkonost, a lesser-known creature from Russian folklore.

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