9Clues – The Secret of Serpent Creek is an original hidden-object puzzle-adventure game, in which a unique Detective Mode enhances the gameplay. This thrilling detective drama merges horror elements with the look and feel of 1950’s USA.
A paranormal private investigator is contacted by her friend – a reporter named Helen Hunter – who pleas for help in a terrified voice. She urges the protagonist to come to the coastal town of Serpent Creek at once.
After reaching her destination, the detective finds no trace of Helen. And the manager of the nearby hotel, in which she supposedly stayed, claims never to have seen the blonde reporter.
Weirder still, the town’s streets are crawling with snakes, the citizens seem to be sleepwalking through life, and the ground shakes with violent tremors.
This case will certainly challenge the protagonist’s detective talents. She must find clues and put them together quickly to uncover what is really going on in Serpent Creek and what fate has befallen her friend.
The only person who is willing to help her is the eccentric mayor Alister Braminus, but she is not sure if she should trust him.