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A chick has gone missing, and Mulder is on the case. He arrives at the last place she was seen, a worn down motel. Will he solve the case, and find the missing chick? Only you can help him.

A Darker Shade of Red is a fully voiced, jazzy noir point-and-click adventure game, filled to the brim with dark humor and shady characters. Help the private investigator Mulder solve the case, by exploring the old motel, helping the residents and ultimately confront the antagonist.

The visual style is gritty, and dark, with a touch of noir. The story is twisting and grim. How far will you go to find your chick?

Don your notebook, a glass of whiskey and your spyglass and go hunting. It's time to crack the case!

A Darker Shade of Red is Nickname Studio's first production, and we are very excited to share our creation with you.

The game is free, and we hope you will have as much fun playing it, as we had developing it.

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Customer Reviews

Great first chapter. Much like Telltale

This game clearly is a Telltale games (walking dead, wolf among us) style point and click. It is a humorous but dark Noir adventure. There is no working save feature but you can get through this chapter in 30 minutes. If you like telltale games or point and click adventures, and you want to play something a bit more mature...this game is all about a seedy motel with animals commiting murder, drug dealing, and prostitution. Some awesome references to Fallout, Breaking Bad, and other pop culture


Pretty good adventure game. The adult themes give it a little grit, and are refreshing to see on IOS, but are a bit heavy-handed and cliche. The art style and graphics are nice, but I found some of the voice acting to be slightly annoying. The game ends abruptly just as it gets interesting, so I hope the developers will follow-through on a sequel. I would give 3 stars if this were a paid game, but for a freebie it's a pretty good intro to what could be a decent series of point/click adventure games.

Beware; there are several major barriers to game enjoyment...

This is a cool, hip, and promising adventure but sadly, it is not yet ready for playing :o(
-First of all, there is no auto-save or even manual save function (which means you cannot even stop the play to go to the loo or get a snack; leave the game for any reason and all progress is lost, requiring a complete startover).
-Secondly, items disappear from inventory for no apparent reason, e.g., after taking the rubber chicken off the clock and into Mulder's inventory, then walking out of the motel lobby onto the courtyard and trying the chicken on several characters and objects, it simply disappears from inventory without accomplishing anything whatsoever.
And if that's not enough,
-Thirdly, the Developer's web site has no apparent way to make contact or any get help/walkthrough assistance.

A Darker Shade of Red
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  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0.8
  • Size: 219 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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