Clue Chase - "The Scarab's Curse"
Updated: Dec 9, 2020
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Company: Clue Chase
Game: The Scarab's Curse
Country: USA 🇺🇸
Type of Game: Digital Escape Game 💻
Date Played: 11/7/2020
Difficulty (based on 4 players): 4.5/10
Size of Team: Up to 6 Players
It is the year 1939. Everyone's busy filming the new movie "The Scarab's Curse" in the CC studio lot when suddenly the lead actress Veronica St. Clair died in the middle of an active sound stage. The police has the entire studio in lock shutdown so hopefully you will be able to find the murderer within the 30 cast members!
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This game was designed with Clue Chase's own interface. It's a point-n-click game where all the members were able to login together and work on the puzzles as a team. The graphics were very detailed and beautifully portrayed a movie set back in the 1930s. We really liked the fact that each player was able to roam around on their own to gather clues and record what they've found. Eventually we're able to piece them together and work on a solution.
The game was divided into segments that sort of resembled scenes in a movie. Some "scenes" had a few puzzles that were non-linear so the teammates were able to solve them simultaneously but the final puzzle that led us to the next scene would always need the collaboration from everyone. This was great in the sense that if you did get lost during the scene, you'll eventually be able to join in with the others to move on to the next scene. The puzzles were not too difficult and a lot of them felt like clue finding (which stuck with the storyline). As you go through the game, you'll be presented with information that's useful to the current scene and others that you'll need for later scenes. Since you won't be able to return to the previous scenes, it's best to write them down or take a quick snapshot of the screen.
The concept behind the game really reminded me of "Clue". As we found various pieces of evidences on the movie set and different statements from the cast members, we're able to eventually found out who was the culprit that killed Veronica St. Clair. Our recommended team size for this game is 2-4 people but you can easily play this game on your own. Good luck detective!
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Disclosure: We thank Clue Chase for providing us with a sample of the game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.