9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek

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(207.47 MB)

$ 9.99 USD

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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: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 559 MB
Game Manager System Requirements:
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9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek 4.2 5 72 72
Yikes, snakes! Okay, back from vacation and ready to catch up and play. What a surprising game. Yes, the characters are very cartoony, and the dialogue is quite silly, e.g. I think I need to get out of the car...really? The graphics are quite nice, clear and vibrant colors. Game play is very good. Nice voice overs, even the silly comments. Very fast hint recovery. This hint system is very helpful, so you really don't need a walkthrough on this one. Lots of HOGs, but they fit this game. Very clean and easy to find objects. Games are not difficult but do take some thought to complete. Nice jump map (always helpful). I finished the demo with 28 minutes of game play left, so don't know how short or long this one may be. This game is not extremely challenging, but it is different and I found it to be fun and a refreshing change from all the CE games we have had lately. No, it did not make me want to run right out and buy it, but as I said, it was fun, so I will use a credit to get this one. I think this will appeal to all levels of players. It is pretty much a straight HOG, but sometimes you just need a game like this one. Off to buy and play.... As always, try it for yourself and see what you think. We all have different tastes in games and you may not care for this one at all. Thanks for the reviews. August 8, 2013
Not bad at all Okay, I like that it had a locking inventory.. saw that right away... Hate, hate hate when they cant put that as an option... when the bar is going up and down as you look or try things. Voice over on most of the conversations... Characters very concept art looking... like they forgot to finish them lol... but Id rather that and have voiceover then great drawn people and having to read read read... Nothing makes a game bad then clicking past or through 10 tons of conversation. Storyline... Good... Different. End is left so you wonder if he is really gone! doubt they could get away with making a part two on an ok SE. Used a freebie and was happy with how the game flowed. HOGs and mini games easy but still enjoyed as a relaxing game to play... PLAYED IT AGAIN... Right after completing it... So that says something about it... If graphics were better and HOGs had more in them and harder im sure I would have given 5 stars... Get it... it was enjoyable.... Fishy Deb August 7, 2013
Lots of Fun I like this game.. It has all that I look for: Not to hard to follow. Hint Button: Really works lets you know what to do next... Lots of HO scenes. Just Plan simple Fun August 5, 2013
fun new "detective mode" I played the demo version of this game. It took me 42 minutes to complete, playing it at a moderate pace. This is a standard HO/puzzle/adventure game as far as the format goes. The one thing that I played in the demo that I found different and really interesting was the "detective mode". This is where the HOS clues are scratched out and you have to guess what the clues are. However, the cursor will blink faster the closer you get to the clue. But all the clues actually go with the crime scene, which is refreshing (sometimes I wonder why some HO's are in the game at all!). After you find all the clues in the HOS, the game then uses all of the clues you just found to recount the crime. The storyline was fine, but nothing incredibly special (unless you really like snakes!). The challenge in casual mode was easy, especially since all the clues actually made sense. The artwork is OK, but the faces are drawn very strangely (which might be the point in the end). The voice-overs are good and go at a moderate pace (not too fast or too slow). Overall, I found this game to be enjoyable and will buy the full version. August 4, 2013
Good little game. I liked this game but to me it lacked something. It has comic book style graphics (sort of). The voice overs were done alright- the lips didn't move in sync with the voice very well. It was nice that you could move around using the map instead of having to trek back and forth through the game. Its actually a small map compared to other games from this developer. It has 3 levels of challenge, like all the other games (Casual, Advanced and Expert). It doesn't have a journal to follow, just "Objective" and "People". So its up to you to remember all the parts of the story. The HOSs were actually done very well and each item was pretty easy to find. There were only a few times I needed to use the hint button because it was behind something or you needed to move something and the cursor didn't exactly let you know when you were close. The hint button recharged quickly and does come in handy as there isn't a walk through on BFG. I had to do a google search and find a website that could help me. Sometimes the 'objective', which way you need to go or what to do next can be tricky. The story was a little interesting- but the ending was a little disappointing- although it left it open for a sequel. I do recommend this game, its a relaxing 4 or 5 hours. April 4, 2014
Better than I Expected I enjoyed this game. It was interesting and wasn't too hard, didn't need the cluebook as the hint system worked very well. Nice graphics, interesting hidden object scenes, not hard to find your way around. It has a map to show you where game objectives are available. No problems. :) March 17, 2014
9 Clues: The secret of Serpent Creek The game is too short I finished it in less than 2 hours. But besides that it was rather fun. March 12, 2014
Suprisingly good! I really wasn't expecting much of this game but I was pleasantly surprised. Good graphics and sound, moderately challenging game play, and an intriguing and creepy story line. I usually just click through the story but this one actually had me interested to see what happens next. Please more SE games like this one to use our coupons on!!! October 23, 2013
SUCH FUN PLAYING DETECTIVE MODE & RETROSPECT SUMMARY: A supernatural story with nicely spread-out HOS scenes. Each chapter includes a ?detective mode? to capture all evidence with ?Retrospection? bringing together all clues ? a lot of fun. With several suspects, you have to determine who the villain is. All loose ends were tied up in ending. A rather short game ? 3 hours on casual. STORYLINE: A supernatural story. Your friend has found a horrible secret in Serpent Creek (involving serpents to your surprise). You encounter a giant reptile shortly after you arrive and he seems to be following you around. There are several weird characters you meet, each creepier than the other. Even the ?normal one? is creepy. PROGRESSING THE GAME: Your latest objective flashes on screen. You play very well laid-out HOS scenes (list-based) and should have no trouble finding objects. You have a map for fast-travel and your journal will hold any additional information you find. There are quite a view suspects, one at least is the villain. So you?ll need to collect evidence during your adventure. Each chapter includes a ?detective mode.? If playing casual, your cursor will flash whenever it is near any evidence so that you can capture it. Then you have a ?fun play? period: you do a mini story to tell how the evidence/clues tie in with each other and the unknown suspect. Example: The story might begin ?someone opens the balcony window and steps inside.? So you select an inventory item, say a curtain. The story continues ?he trips over the long curtains, pulling them down.? One slight downside to this play period is that the inventory doesn?t say what the objects are and not not all are readily identifiable. But the story goes on, even if you pick the wrong object to continue the story. It?s like the storyboards young school children do ? I find them fun at any age. They can really stimulate the imagination. OTHER STUFF: Voice overs are somewhat forced but acceptable. Music is appropriate to the story and locations. Graphics were detailed and very well done. Ending was a little abrupt, but by the time I was about 2/3 finished, there wasn?t any question of who the villain was. So it wasn?t unexpected. Game ties up loose ends (although that was also rather abrupt). October 17, 2013
Rare Little Gem Most Standard Edition games that have come out within the last year that weren't originally Collector's Editions have been hit and miss. Some are awful, others are treasures. This one is a complete gem to play. The developer is Artifex Mundi and they never disappoint. There are 3 levels of difficulty in this game which you are able to change through the options menu during the game. Apparently there is no walkthrough for this game and it is really not needed. Even though the game has a lot of locations, when a location is complete, the game won't let you go there anymore. For example someone will come and put police tape on it. The hint button is wonderful even in the hardest mode. It directs you where to go unlike some games that just say "there's nothing to do here". There is a map which works as a jump map but on expert you can't see where to go or tasks. There are nicely done hidden object scenes that you play twice. The objects are easy to see and are interactive. This game has puzzles and they are all doable. There is one that you play 3 different times but its a puzzle that can be done so its not tedious like other games. There is also a detective mode the game goes into to explain break-ins, murders, objects out of order etc. Its set like a hidden object scene. In expert, you don't get a list of what the out of place objects are but they are pretty easy to spot. In the other 2 levels you would get a list of what to find that is out of place. This gave the game a special factor. I liked the clues and the detective mode and how it broke down exactly what happened. There are snakes in this game but they look incredibly fake. I did not come across any that looked like they were real so if you have a snake phobia, I can't see this being too frightening. I was really happy with this game. It had a story line that just reeled me in from the start. It had great voiceovers and visuals. I liked the puzzles and hidden object scenes. The music was fitting for the game and I had a really fun time playing this. It beats me why this wasn't made into a Collector's edition because it has the quality to be one. Maybe next time they will because even though it had an ending, it did give the illusion that the journey was not over. Id love a second one. Kudos Devs!! & thank you for a great quality game that is a standard edition!! Its nice to see developers still do this from time to time. xxx September 16, 2013
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