A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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As you travel to meet an old childhood friend for the Holidays, you would never have suspected your night of partying would be the stage for murder!

Attempt to solve the murder using a style that you cultivate as you play, but be aware or you may be murdered yourself!

Disclaimer: I am currently raising money to complete the fully featured demo.  This short demo from early pre-production contains the basic role playing and puzzle mechanics, the brilliant illustrations of Evan Verrilli, and the well crafted musical themes and motifs of Ethan Kimberly. It is currently lacking the robust dialogue system and some rpg elements that will be present in the final game.

If you want to watch my progress, follow me @ hemlockmurder.com, instagram @hemlock.murder, or twitter @hemlockmurder for game updates and news on the final release. This is the first game that I've created and I am interested to know your feedback. If you can spare the time, here is a quick survey that you can fill out to help support development, Thanks!


A branching story that allows you to mix and match a variety of styles:

  • The Classy Individual: As a person of means and manors you walk around with an aura of respect. Though many things come easy, be aware that deference may hide secrets.
  • The Charismatic Youth: With you, there’s never a lull in conversation and you’ve always found a friend to gossip with. However, your talkative ways often leaves you distracted from the machinations going on around you.
  • The Intelligent Scholar: You have always been observant and quick witted. You have never met a problem you could not solve. But be careful, not all people respond to logos as well as you think they should.
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
GenreAdventure, Role Playing
Tags2D, Atmospheric, Hand-drawn, Music, Mystery, Noir, Point & Click, Short, Singleplayer


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

the-murder-on-hemlock-drive-demo-windows.zip 153 MB
Version 1
MurderOnHemlockDrive.zip 154 MB
Version 1
the-murder-on-hemlock-drive-demo-linux.zip 154 MB
Version 1


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Hello! I very like your game!

I would like to suggest several improvements. 

First of all, character movement speed, it's quite slow.

Then, it would be great to be able to skip dialog texts.

And, finally, interactive objects colliders is a little small and inconvenient. Some times it's really hard to understand that the object is interactable.

I'll wait for the continuation of the story!

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Very cool so far man! I'd suggest you to improve the main character move speed though (or at least a  button for run)