Crossword City Chronicles is out today on PC via Steam. It combines word puzzles with adventure, crime, and mystery.
You play as a 1950s reporter and use your word-building skills to interview, interrogate, convince, deceive and debate your way to a solution. Draw letter tiles onto a rack and place them on the board to make a word that connects with those already placed to advance the plot.
While the game interface and story is available in English and French, the word games can be played in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and Dutch. You can change language at any point during play.
Crossword City Chronicles comes from the Montreal-based indie studio Trailblazer Games.
This is basically Scrabble with a crime mystery plot. If that sounds interesting to you, the game is available on Steam for $4.99.