Walter Jones, an eccentric billionaire, is found dead on the Maldivian island of Sagorah. There, he had built an enormous Art Deco tower that he hoped to turn into an exclusive holiday resort. His death seems like a nightly accident at first, but turns out to be a mysterious murder. Furthermore, a heavy storm is raging, almost cutting off the island from the rest of the world. At the time of Walter Jones’ death, there are eight people staying in Jones’ pompous hotel: his grandchildren with their spouses, his lawyer, and the tower’s architect. Two native Maldivians live nearby.
This traditional point-and-click adventure game is a classical Who Dunnit. As inspector Jack Norm, you have to investigate which of the suspects might have a reason to want Walter Jones dead, talk to everybody, collect evidence or compare fingerprints. Your PPA (Personal Police Assistant), a kind of inventory/recording device, helps you during your inquiries.
Sinking Island can be played in two modes: real-time mode and adventure mode. In real-time mode it’s a race against time. In adventure mode you can go through each place at your own pace.
- Sumptuous décors: from the idyllic beaches to the exaggerated proportions of this extravagant tower, discover a rich environment and great graphics.
- A heart-racing scenario: hate, resentment, treason and intrigue on a tropical island.
- A Noir novel in a video game: the game is divided into ten simple questions that you have to answer one after the other to make headway in the investigation.
- A full and accessible enquiry solving system: thanks to your personal assistant, you can confront the different suspects, compare their statements to evidence and move on in the enquiry by using your sense of deduction.