Rovio, the makers of Angry Birds, just released a new narrative-driven puzzle game today. It’s called Small Town Murders.
Small Town Murders is a new IP set in the idyllic hamlet of Thornton Grove. The free-to-play game blends murder-mystery storytelling with match-three puzzle-solving.
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While this quaint locale far from the hustle and bustle of big city life may seem peaceful, you’ll soon discover that all is not as it seems. A reclusive widow is found unresponsive in her home, and a string of strange activities embroils a new local cafe in mystery.
Players assume the role of aspiring writer Nora Mistry to uncover the truth with the help of quirky characters like the eager but hapless deputy Shanahan and the local busybody, Mrs. Musgrove. In the theme of “solve the puzzle, solve the case,” you’ll complete puzzle-matching levels to collect evidence at crime scenes, follow leads and narrow down suspects. At the end of each meticulously scripted case, the killer will be revealed!
The game is free to download on iOS and Android devices via Google Play and the App Store.