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Something terrible has happened in The Neighbourhood!
A resident has been murdered and no-one is owning up to it.

With help a few hours away on the mainland, Chook and Sosig use that time to investigate crime scenes, talk to their neighbours and snoop for evidence.


This is the chunk I got done for NanoReno. This is the first 3rd of the final game and currently takes about 10-15 minutes to play. There is just the one ending with the choices only making small changes to the story flow and appearance at this stage.

I made this game to explore different things I had learnt to do making the previous short game. I wanted to make a game I can keep returning back to and building more silly things onto when the fancy strikes me.

I'm working my way up to being brave enough to try make a point and click adventure game next, so I'm enjoying using this to practice backgrounds and tiny puzzles. I'll likely update this every few weeks as I chisel away at it and carve out new bits.

Current Demo version: NaNoReno Demo

More information

Published20 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
TagsComedy, Horror, Mystery, nanoreno, Visual Novel
Average sessionA few minutes


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Case of Murder - Nano Demo - PC 209 MB
Case of Murder - Nano Demo - Linux 195 MB
Case of Murder - Nano Demo -Mac 194 MB


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Regarding the investigation sequence, it's a bit of an annoyance to be repeatedly asked if I want to leave when there's quite a few more places I want to check on.

However, I love the character designs, art, and cute character sfx. Looking forward to the full version!

Thankyou so much for the feedback Kippy, I agree 100% I think ill try add Chook into scenes, so that you can chat a little or choose to leave a scene via directly choosing her. Rather than have her constantly nag you.

I love this game so far! :D Quiz is my favorite character because in a way I can relate to being shy. Anyways, I can't wait for more and keep up the awesome work! I love murder mysteries and they way you've got it set up so far is making me love them more!

Thankyou ever so much for the feedback! Its wonderful to know which character clicked for you the most I always find that bit really interesting, I'll keep working hard for you :D


Posting this everywhere apparently because I only made an account just for this and I have no idea where reviews are most helpful to the dev!

Absolutely phenomenal. Writing that pulls you in right from the start, an atmosphere saturated with life and charm, and characters so engaging I was unsettled by how quickly I'd grown attached to them. Really doesn't get better than this, can't recommend enough.

Hey Joseph!

Ahh thank-you so much for the glowing feedback. I'll be keeping on stabbing away at this, fleshing it out and making it weirder. >:}


Ahhhhh that was so fun! :D

Though I really don't feel like the ending is actually an ending, TOO MANY QUESTIONS oh man. :( :( :( But I'm SUPER EXCITED to see more, yaaaaaaas!!! *happywriggle* Are we going to find out what's in the diary eventually? I hope so. :x

Favourite bit is definitely Sosig the l33t haxxor, just. |D |D |D |D |D The Investigate!! bits are super cute too, just. Wow what a professional investigation. NOT DUBIOUS A T A L L.

Min's squeaking is super cute at first, but it gets kinda difficult to keep listening to if she has a lot of lines all at once. :/ But!! I super love how all the characters have super distinctive voices! And the little nameplate things are so cute! :x :x :x

Oh man, I know what you mean about Mins voice, I tested this through many times and can hear her squeaks still haunting me. I think I need to slightly lower her volume and mix another less 'EEEEEK!' sound in which she can make as part of her speech sounds. Thankyou so much for the feedback Nooty :D

Sosig is a highly trained pro detective and is great at preserving all evidence and crime-scenes.

*nodnod* Yeah, that'd definitely help! :D

The best detective, it is him. No need to call the coppers!!


This game is awesome, the characters are great, the humor is very funny. I had a lot of fun making this one, my voice didn't though lol. Great work, I WANT TO PLAY THE REST! I can't wait. That aside I am really looking forward to the alternate endings and choices as well. I didn't realize until after I played that there is a first adventure with Chook and Sosig, hopefully I'll be able to try that one out soon, and I can't wait.

Ahh cheers Grimm! You really gave some brilliant voices to everyone, it was a pleasure to watch and very very useful to see too.

Thankyou so much for this!


Thank you! I'm glad it was helpful and enjoyable. I really enjoy these characters and hope to see more of them, for me starting with their first adventure soon lol