A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

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Noir Syndrome is a procedurally generated Detective Murder-Mystery with a new story every time! Featuring slick pixel art animations and a jazzy soundtrack, the player is thrown right in to a highly stylized vision of film noir. Visit locations, interrogate suspects, search for clues, and eventually solve the case before the killer escapes - or you wind up dead yourself.


  • Procedural generation: Murder mystery scenarios with a new culprit and clues each time, every play-through is unique.
  • Permanent choices: NPCs, interactions, death, and a slew of other features will all persist until a new game is started. Every action counts!
  • Notebook: Collect vital clues in the detective's notebook to help narrow down suspects and solve the case.
  • Investigation: Interact with and examine numerous objects and characters in a number of environments in the search for more information on the killer.
  • Countdown: Given a set number of days to solve the mystery, each area visited will decrement the time left, adding to the urgency of every case.
  • Freedom of choice: Attempt to solve the case, or live out your remaining time doing as you please - be it fighting the law, going after gang members, or just seeing the city.
  • Gunplay: Combat is generally to be avoided as a single bullet will take down the player. However, when necessary, the revolver is always available for use.
  • Badges: Complete a variety of challenges to earn unique badges which directly influence future playthroughs.
  • Statistics and Scores: Statistics and high scores for a wide variety of topics will persist through every game.
  • Costumes: Multiple unlockable costumes can be earned in game. Play as the default male or female detective, or unlock a variety of new outfits.
  • Challenges: Optional challenges unrelated to the main case are generated each game. Every challenge completed provides permanent bonuses to all playthroughs.

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Glass Knuckle Games
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Release date Apr 02, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
AuthorEntropy Phi
GenreAdventure, Action, Puzzle
Made withlibGDX
Tags2D, Detective, Mystery, Noir, Pixel Art, Procedural Generation, Singleplayer
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Smartphone
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, Subtitles, Configurable controls, High-contrast, Interactive tutorial


Buy Now$4.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Noir-Syndrome-Windows.zip 85 MB
Noir-Syndrome-Mac.zip 53 MB
Noir-Syndrome-Linux.zip 46 MB
noir-syndrome.apk 43 MB

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Oh dear. I think Pushing up Roses needs to see this!