German indie game studio Everbyte has released Episode 3 of their thrilling modern detective game Duskwood, in which you are attempting to crack a mysterious kidnapping. With the help of a chat messenger and other multimedia content, such as voice messages, pictures and video chats, you’re on a quest to find the kidnapper. As a result, it is you who becomes the target.
Duskwood is a small, quaint village surrounded by a dense forest. Strangers rarely get lost in this remote area and when they do, they always describe the place as weird or even scary. The locals of Duskwood have never been worried about this. However, in the last 72 hours, many things have changed and even among the villagers concerns are growing: a girl has disappeared and the mysterious legends that are surrounding the ancient forest seem to come alive…
There is no trace of the kidnapped girl Hannah Donford. At least not until her friends receive a message from her phone. This message only contains a phone number… your phone number! This strange circumstance brings the group new hope, but what does that mean for you? Will you respond?
The game is played in a WhatsApp-style messenger. Hints on Hannah’s whereabouts can be found hidden throughout the game, but the main focus is on dialog with other characters. They update their statuses, pursue hobbies and share news via video calls. Additionally, the player has the opportunity to unlock further hints and story segments by performing spy missions (such as hacking into cloud storage or listening in on private conversations). The plot is perfectly balanced between mystery and a classic thriller, which offers players an exciting and immersive detective experience.
- Immersive mystery/thriller: you are part of the story
- Real People: search through their profiles to find out more about them
- Multimedia Content: video calls, voice messages and much more
- Spy Mode: gain access to confidential information
- Mini Games: solve challenging puzzles to unlock additional hints and story segments
- Entirely free and playable offline
- Available in English and German
Duskwood is FREE to play on Android at the Google Play Store, and on iOS at Apple’s App Store. The game also features an in-app Premium Pass upgrade, which unlocks a variety of content and supports the game’s development. Note that the new Episode 3 has more content than either of the earlier episodes, including new features and game mechanics. Visit Everbyte’s Duskwood website for further information.