Glinting in the distance – Crimson Diamond to arrive soon

Crimson Diamond

A trailer and release date has arrived for the upcoming retro flavoured love letter to the adventure games of yesterdecade. Harking back to the likes of Colonel’s Bequest from Sierra, the player will have to use their brain, cunning, and eye for detail to deduce who the murderer is in this eye catching graphic adventure game, in EGA!

Creator Julia Minamata has described the game as a cosy murder mystery and certainly knows her stuff when it comes to classic murder mysteries and adventure games with the old text parsers. I’ve enjoyed her live streams for years.

There is already a taster on Steam, a short demo to get you into that Agtha Marple mindset, and the full release will arrive 15th of August 2024.

The Crimson Diamond is an EGA text parser mystery adventure game where you play as amateur geologist and reluctant detective Nancy Maple. Nancy is born and raised in Toronto, Canada, where she works as a clerk for the Royal Canadian Museum. She dreams of attending university to study geology and mineralogy, and she’s prepared to venture into the unknown to achieve her goals!”

Follow Nancy as she travels north to the ghost town of Crimson, Ontario to investigate the discovery of a massive diamond in the area. Eavesdrop on conversations to learn more about the eccentric cast of characters who find themselves gathered at Crimson Lodge. Explore the lodge and its environs to evaluate the diamond claim, and maybe solve a mystery or two along the way! The Crimson Diamond is a cozy mystery that encourages reading and engaging in the story over devious arcade challenges”. 

Features :

  • – Explore Crimson Lodge and the surrounding wilderness
  • – Listen and talk to a cast of characters with different personalities and motivations.
  • – Uncover secrets, discover hidden areas, solve mysteries!


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