Overboard has players try to get away with murder


80 Days meets Agatha Christie with a wicked twist in Inkle’s new narrative game Overboard. The game is available right now for Nintendo Switch, PC, and iPhone/iPad. (Surprise!)

In this murder mystery, you’re the one whodunnit. Now you have eight hours to cover your tracks and get away with murder. The only question is, who’s going to take the fall?

Here’s a description from Inkle:

It’s 1935. Actress Veronica Villensey, en route to America, has thrown her wealthy husband overboard. All she has to do now is pin the blame on one of her five fellow passengers. But that’s easier said than done when each would-be suspect has their own ideas about what happened, and can move freely around the ship in response to your choices.

Anyone could be a witness. Anyone could be the next victim. And convincing the authorities that Malcolm died by suicide won’t be enough — cash-strapped Veronica can only collect the life insurance money if someone gets the blame. Designed for multiple playthroughs with an enormous amount of variety and consequence, Overboard is a narrative puzzle you’ll want to keep exploring until you’ve executed the perfect crime.

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