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9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek

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A paranormal private investigator receives a frantic call from her reporter friend Helen, who pleas in a terrified voice for her to leave immediately for the coastal town of Serpent Creek. Urged by her friend's desperate request, the detective arrives at her destination only to find no trace of Helen. Strangely enough, no one from the sleepy town seems to remember seeing the blonde reporter. Weirder still, the town's streets are crawling with snakes, the citizens seem to be sleepwalking through life, and the ground shakes with violent tremors. Can the detective save her friend, reveal the corruption and hidden agendas of the town's citizens, and stop an evil plot to bring the Snake God back to our world?

  • Mysterious crime storyline set in 1950s America
  • Clever mini-games and breathtaking plot twists
  • Unique Detective Mode and Detective's Journal
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Game System Requirements:
  • OS: 10.8/10.7/10.6
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz (INTEL ONLY)
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • Hard Drive: 289 MB
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9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek 4.1 5 76 76
Really fun SE game that is definitely worth using a credit on... I am a huge fan of this developer, they also made the Enigmatis and Nightmare from the Deep series, and I have been buying all of the games they have released. This is one of my favorite games of theirs that I have tried, and so far, I have liked them all, so I think that says a lot about this game. I was able to get it as part of a buy one get one free sale last week, but would have gladly paid full price for it since it was really fun. It is not a long game and I played most of it in one sitting, so people might want to use a credit on it (or buy it during a sale) if the fact that it is a shorter game bothers them. I would guess that it entertained me for 4-5 hours, but I am kind of on the slow side with my playing, so it might be shorter than that for faster players. But I think quality is more important than quantity, and this is a high quality game, and that is why I think people should try it out and give it a chance, even if it is a bit on the short side. The 1950s atmosphere, which has a bit of a Sci-Fi/Fantasy aspect to it, had a lot to do with why I liked the game right away and wanted to buy it. I like games that take place in the past and that have fantastical elements. The '50s setting, for the most part, was done very well, but there was a huge glaring anachronism near the beginning of the game that bothered me (a movie from the 1980s was referenced by the main character, which makes no sense since she is supposed to be living in the '50s), but I was able to get past it and get back into the world of the game, and thankfully I did not notice any other huge anachronisms. I really don't like when I am playing a game set in the distant past and objects from the present like cell phones and CDs can be found in the hidden object scenes, but thankfully that didn't happen in this game. The hidden object scenes were spread out pretty well, which is how I prefer them to be in games, and they were mostly interactive. One thing that was particularly cool and unique about this game was the fact that it had a few special hidden object scenes that allowed you to find clues in a crime scene. You would have to click on the clues in order for them to appear on the list of objects, and then the main character would explain how each of those objects fit into the crime that had happened there. I found that really cool and interesting, and would like if more detective games had that kind of hidden object scene since it made it much more interesting than just looking for random objects, and it also helped move the story along. There were quite a few puzzles in the game too, but they did not stand out to me as being very original, but I still played them all despite that. I loved the story, interacting with the characters, looking for clues and trying to figure out whodunit. I got really engaged in these aspects of the game and could not stop playing until I reached the end. I was disappointed when the game was over. I found the ending fulfilling but was glad to see that they left it open for a sequel. I will definitely buy the sequel if they come out with one, and I really hope they do! I highly recommend that people try this game, especially if they like detective games that are set in the past and that have some fantastical elements. I also think that people should not let the shorter length get in the way of buying it, since they would be missing out on a really fun game! October 21, 2013
No secret, this is a fun game! 1. Kept my interest by interesting storyline 2. Lots of HO's with some racing around to find items needed to unlock things, but it was not hard or frustrating! 3. I like games that do not require a lot of brain usage and this one was perfect. 4. Relaxing game and very fun! September 9, 2013
Any "red herrings" anyone? Played casual mode and hint button was a good guide. Game keeps your interest right on through and has you guessing who the real culprit is. Lots of twists and turns. A very good murder mystery even if done in a cartoon-type of presentation. Lots of snakes, if you are a snake-lover. August 5, 2013
9 Clues.The Secret of Serpent Creek Thourghly enjoyed this game. Have played all but one of the games from this group of great people. Have loved them all and can't wait for more. Not too hard but not too easy. Finished in about six hours and for me that is a first. February 22, 2014
A Mighty Fine Game! I thoroughly enjoyed this game. The hints were right-on and the map was interactive. I only skipped a couple of the mini-games because they annoyed me but the rest of them were just right, not too hard and not too easy. The HOPs were not as aggravating as in some other hidden object games; the pieces were big enough and relatively easy to find. And, the HOPs were not in every scene; they were spaced apart nicely. I liked the music. It was game appropriate and not at all exasperating. I didn't even have to lower the volume. If I were to have any negative points about this game I'd say that the mild profanity surprised and disappointed me. This is not a good example for the kiddies. Nor was the smoking even though it was the 50's and most people smoked; not a good example for anyone! August 7, 2013
Snakes alive This was a fun game and not overly difficult to figure out. It is a good quality game for being just a SE. It was fairly easy though, so seasoned players may find it too easy. i did like the story line and the characters in the game. The IHO scenes were good and not grainy or had miniscule objects to find. The hint button was helpful although I did not need it. I would say try it and see what you think. It was a buy for me. August 5, 2013
Good game but it's far from Enigmatis or Nightmares from the Deep I'm used to cool Artifex Mundi games like I hinted in title, but this one is weaker than others. I had problems with navigating (finding police station omg...). Some characters make me more laugh than fear (Voldemort guy is awesome :D) f.e. alien in the begginig. I didn't understand some actions or minigames so it's not 5/5, sorry guys. But keep up the good work! But overall after survey I expected CE, so as for SE it's pretty good game. August 9, 2013
Most Captivating, Entertaining & Fun Game I've Played The storyline was really intriguing, and I loved the detective scenes! It's a relatively creepy game, which made it pretty intense. I never review, but this game was absolutely excellent all around! May 18, 2014
Very Entertaining A mystery/science fiction story that is quite different. The game is fast-paced and the graphics are quite clear and very well done. Nothing really hard. A walkthrough is not needed. Fast hint button. August 16, 2013
Fun Game I was hooked from the get go with this game. It's an easy HO game, but even though the story line is familiar, you know trying to find someone who is missing I liked the story line and the characters, especially the mayor who is really creepy. There are 3 modes of play. The HO scenes are far from being junky. It's easy to follow, almost like common sense game where you know what to do next. I think this would be a good game for beginners, but as I said there are three modes of play. If you like HO games and are looking for a relaxing type, this would be it. Good playing,fishies! August 10, 2013
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