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Dry Drowning is a single player, murder mystery, visual novel. The choices the player makes as they progress through the story will lead them to one of three different endings.

The story is told from the point of view of Mordred Foley, a private detective in a fictional future city. He and his partner investigated some serial killings and brought those responsible to justice and they were executed for their crimes. Later the evidence was called into question and for two years Mordred was investigated with the possibility that he could be executed too if found guilty of fabricating evidence. The game starts with his release on the grounds of insufficient evidence, and a new case - another ritual killing.

The game consists of a series of investigations which are presented as chapters in a book, Chapter One: Gods and Monsters was released as a playable demo to the full game.


Dry Drowning Windows The game starts with a part drawn/part animated sequence explaining what a dry drowning is. This part of the game has a voiceover.
Dry Drowning Windows The in-game map. This is early in Chapter One so there's only one location - the crime scene
Dry Drowning Windows Using advanced holographic techniques Mordred is able to reconstruct the crime
Dry Drowning Windows The inventory screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "干性溺水" -- Simplified Chinese spelling

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User Reviews

A good murder mystery with some problems. Patrick Bregger (256988) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Critic Reviews Nov 13, 2019 80 out of 100 80


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piltdown_man (199613) added Dry Drowning (Windows) on Aug 19, 2019