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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

Published 170 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
TagsComedy, Horror, Mystery, nanoreno, Visual Novel
Average sessionA few minutes


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

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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another gem <3  this series is too cute 

Hello! I loved this demo, your humour and art style is just to die for and the story was so intriguing and I cannot wait until the full version. Until then I played the demo here~

Cheers Miss Blue! Thankyou for taking the time to record!

You're more than welcome! Good luck with your future projects :D

Can't wait for the full version :)

Thankyou Shadow Storm! wonderful to see you play! :D

Another chapter that I enjoyed SO SO much! Thank you for your wonderful art work and great story telling!

Thank-you so much Fatal snail it's great fun to see you play!

I recorded a quick video of this game, if you'd like to check it out! Can't wait for more to come out!

Thankyou again Nada! :D

Fell in love with this game while doingt this video! can't wait to play it when it's released! please don't stop creating this was FANTASTIC!


Thankyou so much Shadow! 

This is weird i chose the shadow creature drink, and when i looked at my applications i saw a bloody flower.  WAS THIS ALWAYS THERE????

Creeped me out anyway great game love it!

Oh no the computer is haunted!

Not to fear the application logo is the bloody flower :D

This game is so awesome already! The past adventures were great, but this seems even better! 


Thankyou so much Pecan! This is another wonderful video :D

I love this game sooooooo much and please give me the full version...

<font style="background-color: rgb(42, 52, 53);">(btw, I love chook~)</font>

Thankyou for the lovely words Arror :D   I love Chook too!

I loved Chook and Sosig before but this game takes the CAKE! Growth of the characters and complexity of the game has made Chook and Sosig: A Case of Murder a true delight to play! Here's hoping a full version is eventually released so that Quiz's suffering might come to an end! ♡ ♡ ♡

Poor Quiz... I really wasn't kind to leave them like that. Thank-you for another lovely video Leebobawitz! 

Really fantastic demo. Terrific art style, great writing and characters. Definitely going to keep an eye on this as it develops, nice work!


Thankyou ever so much Mister :)

love this demo cant wait for the full game 

Thankyou Finvan :D I'll keep chipping away!

OMG I love this game I had so much time and I just want the game now :D

Heres a first look from me :-3

(sorry for any miss pronouncing of names )

Lovely video Meliria!  I just like that anyone might speak the names at all, say them however you like :D

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