Visual novels are story-based games, displaying characters on the screen while playing sounds and music in the background to create an immersive storytelling experience. Although most visual novels include branching paths and choices that affect the outcome of the story, Detective Butler: Maiden Voyage Murder has just one outcome. The only choice is how you choose to solve the mystery.
In 1962, a popular cruise ship goes out of business after the accidental deaths of two of its passengers. The ship remains a tourist attraction, until it sets sail again half a century later.
The CEO of a wealthy company takes his closest employees and son Gilligan on board for the maiden voyage. Gilligan happens to meet Detective Butler during the cruise, and as the two of them delve deeper into the ship’s history, another incident occurs… Will Detective Butler find the culprit before it’s too late? And will you be able to solve the mystery before the solution is revealed?
Meet the crew
- Through the eyes of Gilligan, you’ll get to know the members of his father’s company, the workers of the cruise ship, and Detective Butler himself.
Enjoy the atmosphere
- Hundreds of photo-filtered backgrounds and 29 lively music tracks create the backdrop for a mysterious cruise on the Pacific Ocean.
Review your notes
- During the game, your journal will update with any relevant information regarding the suspects and any evidence found.
Solve the mystery!
- Just like any classic fair-play detective story, the case can be solved through careful observation and deduction.