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Sinking Island (Windows)

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Description

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: in real-time mode, it's a race against time. In adventure mode, you can go through each place at your own pace.

Screenshots

Sinking Island Windows Hubert De Nolent and Jack Norm in the library
Sinking Island Windows Billy Jones, one of the grandchildren and heir
Sinking Island Windows Jack Norm's vast suite
Sinking Island Windows The PPA collects all the evidence.

Alternate Titles

  • "Б. Сокаль. Sinking Island" -- Russian title
  • "Sinking Island: Mord im Paradies" -- German title
  • "Sinking Island: Moord in het Paradijs" -- Dutch title
  • "Sinking Island: A Jack Norm investigation" -- Scandinavian title
  • "L'île Noyée" -- French title

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User Reviews

A decent game for detective murder mystery buffs Jeanne (75591) 2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars
Poirot without the moustache Joakim Kihlman (269) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

The Press Says

Adventure Corner Oct 14, 2007 87 out of 100 87
GameLand Mar 01, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
GameBoomers Oct, 2008 B 75
Yiya Nov 19, 2007 B 75
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Feb 03, 2008 73 out of 100 73
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Mar, 2008 72 out of 100 72
Gamona Oct 13, 2007 71 out of 100 71
GameStar (Germany) Oct 31, 2007 68 out of 100 68
Gamekult Oct 22, 2007 4 out of 10 40
Adventure Classic Gaming Dec 26, 2008 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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mo  (1374) added Sinking Island (Windows) on Oct 20, 2007