Murder by Numbers is a visual novel adventure game with clearly outlined logical elements. In this production we play the role of an actress who tries to clear the murder charge with the help of the SCOUT robot. Developers from the independent studio Mediatonic - authors of Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, Gears POP! and Hatoful Boyfriend - are responsible for creating this title. The publisher is Irregular Corporation (known for PC Building Simulator).
In Murder by Numbers we play Honor Mizrahi, an actress who played in a popular detective series for years. Unfortunately, she was made redundant, and soon afterwards her former boss was found dead. With the help of the robot SCOUT, the woman tries to solve the mystery and clear her name.
Murder by Numbers is quite a typical visual novel game. The game is mainly about reading the dialogues, observing the illustrations displayed and making occasional decisions that have an impact on the story. During the game, we visit a number of crime scenes (shown in two-dimensional illustrations), such as dance clubs or television studios. An important role is played by conversations with the characters, thanks to whom we gain circumstantial evidence enabling us to conduct an investigation.
The artists have enriched the visual novel formula with logical elements. During the game we solve puzzles, which are most often based on the proper arrangement of numbers or performing calculations.
At Murder by Numbers we can only play alone. The basis of the game is a feature campaign.
Murder by Numbers has a two-dimensional graphic design that is mainly based on hand-drawn illustrations. The pictures are kept in a manga style, characteristic for many productions of this type (the creator of the character's designs is Hato Moa - an artist known from Hatoful Boyfriend). It is also worth noting the soundtrack for which the industry veteran Sugimori Massacre is responsible (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, Wiewtiful Joe).
age requirements: 16+
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core i3, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon R9 285 or better, 1 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit