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The Trace: Murder Mystery Game - Analyze evidence and solve the criminal case

By Relentless Software

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Ever wanted to play at being Sherlock Holmes or Miss Marple, solving puzzles, finding clues and leading the investigation into the crime that needs to be deciphered? The Trace is an immersive murder mystery puzzle adventure game that will pit your wits against a baffling crime that needs solving and a case that needs answers!

Discover clues, find the leads and reveal the proof, become a detective, solve the mystery and close the case! Was it an accident or was it murder? Delve into the science of forensics, examine the scene of the crime, chase the leads that you uncover and find the truth you need.

“The Trace is good. Really really really good.” (Pocket Gamer)

“ well written that, by the end of it, you’ll feel like you’ve solved a real mystery.” (Macworld)

4.5 out of 5 Stars (Touch Arcade)

Play detective and lead the investigation into an intriguing case, exploring crime scenes and searching for clues. Find forensic evidence and study fingerprints to piece together the proof of what really happened.

Play the game, follow leads, study the clues to unravel the puzzles and solve the crime! Was it really suicide, or something more sinister? Find the evidence and proof that leads you to know that it was really murder most foul!

*** Important - This game runs best on newer devices. For the optimal gameplay experience we strongly recommend that you do not install this game on iPhone 4. ***


- Explore highly detailed 3D environments throughout your investigation.

- Interact with hundreds of objects to discover clues in the case and find the leads to uncover the truth behind the mystery and expose the real culprits!

- Scan seemingly ordinary items to find hidden forensics and evidence to solve the puzzles.

- Collect clues, become an accomplished detective and make your deductions.

- Enjoy a game that draws you into a story driven plot full of mystery from David Varela (Sherlock: The Network). Was it murder in the dining room with an iron bar? What does Alex in forensics say about the fingerprints and ballistics evidence, is it elementary or is there a twist? Only you can decide!

- Captivating atmospheric music & sound that truly immerses you in the case and your investigations. Headphones strongly recommended!

- Intuitive gesture control as you play; feel like a real detective as you unravel the puzzles. Find the evidence that provides the proof to solve the mystery and uncover the crime.

- Available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.

- Supports Metal rendering and iCloud saved games.

Become the greatest sleuth, analyzing the baffling mysteries that leave others scratching their heads with your logical reasoning and adept use of the study of forensics. The crime, the case, the puzzles, the clues, the proof, the mystery is all waiting for you to solve.

Are you ready to lead the investigation and play detective? Channel your inner Sherlock and play The Trace!

*** Important - Please note that game progress cannot be shared between the Apple TV and iOS versions of the game. ***

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What's New in Version 1.5.2

The detective game of mystery and clues has been improved and is ready for you to update!

Using player feedback, it’s an even more user friendly experience.

Enhancements include text corrections & improved pause menu functionality. Now, if you lock your device or task away, you resume exactly where you left it. Happy gaming!


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Customer Reviews

Excellent detective game!

This game has it all! Searching for clues and objects needed to find/get the clues/evidence at 3 locations, collecting evidence, using a blacklight to look for fingerprints, questioning people, getting lab reports, etc. It's pretty complex, as well as quite challenging. I was glad it wasn't just another of those lame seek & find murder mystery games where you look for totally random objects. I actually like those games on their own, but I hate it when they try to call it a murder mystery or detective game. My only complaint is that it wasn't long enough and I'd have liked to have had more than one case to solve. I was enjoying it so much and I just wanted to keep playing. Not forever but I completed the game in a couple hours or less, and was left wanting more and feeling a little let down, which is the only reason it didn't give it 5 stars. Regardless, I still highly recommend it to anyone and everyone, and particularly those who love a good homicide case to solve.

Exceptionally good

Usually i stay away from games like these as they are bland with no depth but boy am i glad i trusted Touch Arcade reviews and feedback this game stands out amongst the rest in this genre.
Engaging, intuitive, well written, attractive and most of all very logical and well planned out.
At some point i was reminded of Agatha Christie's books that i so enjoyed as a kid with heavy emphasis on the evidence and investigation.
Even though it lacks regarding different aspects of a detective setting it still manages to offer an experience that no other detective app game managed to offer to this date.
My only gripe is how short it was, I'm optimistic the Devs will realize what an accomplishment they have made in possibly creating a series out of this. Here's hoping we get more cases even if its in the form of IAP to sustain these talented Devs.

Great Mystery Game but Too Short

I love a good murder mystery, and I love games. So I was excited to see and play this game. I really enjoyed the logical interface and question "map" the game provides as a means for the player to deductively answer every case-related question in order to solve the overall mystery. The question map also helps us understand how each murder is related to the others and leads us through a rather linear story. My biggest wish, however, is to have more cases to solve instead of just the one case that is showcased in the current version of this game. I strongly encourage the developers of this game to add more cases through future updates. Overall, great game, quite enjoyable, but a bit too short IMO, hence my giving it 4 stars instead of 5. I DO recommend this game to other players.

The Trace: Murder Mystery Game - Analyze evidence and solve the criminal case
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $3.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.5.2
  • Size: 278 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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