If you loved Sierra Games as a kid, or burned the midnight oil reading Nancy Drew, indie game studio Mografi has just the game for you! Jenny LeClue, currently slated for 2016, is a mystery adventure game for gamers who love to follow the clues and solve puzzles. A new playable demo is now available, and after just a quick playthrough, suddenly 2016 can’t get here fast enough.
The adventure game follows the title character as she finds herself in an investigation she never could have imagined:
You play as Jenny, a brilliant young detective, living in the idyllic college town of Arthurton. Jenny is a sharp-eyed, relentless pursuer of the truth. But nothing exciting happens in Arthurton, and Jenny longs for real adventure.
Jenny gets more than she bargains for when her mother is accused of murder, and begins an unexpected journey to find the truth.
After playing the demo, I discovered that Jenny LeClue is brimming with atmosphere, from a stormy night to surprises lurking in the shadows. The (literally) heart-pounding sound effects add to the suspense, making this an enjoyably intense game experience without being too scary for younger players.
Fine details like creaking floors, characters with personality, and an abundance of clues to discover make this a compelling game that any fan of adventure games would love.
Just like when I was younger—we’re talking back in the days before GameFAQs—I found myself busting out the notepad and pen to write down the clues and solve a good ol’ fashioned game puzzle. And after just the quick look at the game, I absolutely want more.
Visit the game’s web site for more details, and to download the free playable demo. Jenny LeClue will be available on iOS, Android, PC, Mac, and Linux in 2016.