The Black Widow

Richard Fox
An interactive murder mystery unraveled by communicating with the dead …literally. Faithfully reenacted from the origina…
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An interactive murder mystery unraveled by communicating with the dead …literally. Faithfully reenacted from the original court records and letters, players investigate the true case of Australia’s first female serial killer. Users are free to ask their own questions to determine whether she was truly guilty, or unjustly executed. This provocative format challenges players to reflect on their own prejudices and reconsider the verdict of a contentious legal case. Was the accused a callous adulteress, drunkard, and liar, or a victim of sexist expectations? Official Selection IndieCade 2017 “The Black Widow is an unnerving experience…Hearing the actual testimonies was haunting” - Monstervine “I had an eerie feeling about hearing the actual words of someone long gone” - VentureBeat “Eerie…spooky murder-mystery” - Invision Game Community "Cool games from IndieCade 2017" - Kotaku “Wonderfully weird…a unique take on mystery solving” - Extra Life How to Play The goal is to watch all the messages to find out the full story. This is achieved by querying topics that are mentioned in the story. Enter the ‘spirit words’ by using the letters on the spirit board, then press “YES” to pass that query on to the character. Your query can be seen as chalk writing on the picture. The character will respond if your queries are relevant to what she has to say. Her messages will be highlighted in the numbers on the board. You can then select those messages to see by using the numbers. The game starts with a ‘spirit word’ available to begin the conversation. Pressing “NO” can be used to delete letters or pause the message. As more story is revealed, the picture frame increasingly becomes covered in gold. The flower button under the face on the left stores a list of ‘spirit words’ that successfully received responses. You can use this list to watch those messages again. The flower button under the face on the right includes options to clear all queries (Reset), show/hide Subtitles, and activate/deactivate the Hints mode. The hints mode displays ‘spirit words’ that will successfully get a response, but only at various points of progress if you fail to get a message. Pressing “GOOD BYE” allows you to exit the game. However, your query history remains stored so you can continue playing at a later date.
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Seller:Richard Fox
Genre:Role Playing, Simulation
Release:Apr 05, 2019
Updated:Apr 05, 2019
Version:1.0
Size:2.7 MB
TouchArcade Rating:Unrated
User Rating:Unrated
Your Rating:unrated
Compatibility:HD Universal