Brink of Consciousness: The Lonely Hearts Murders is set in an upper class region of Victorian England. You assist a detective investigating a rash of murders by a criminal targeting the broken hearted and recently single. The detective Logan Green is an old friend and your assistance is one of convenience given your own daughter Olivia has just now been added to the list of missing.
The game style is a hidden object puzzle adventure with focus on storytelling, puzzles and limited hidden objects. Hidden object scenes are traditional with word objects at the bottom of the screen to be found in the scene above. Some objects must be combined in the scene to be found and are indicated by colored words. Story puzzles are more along the line of locked objects such as doors and cabinets which must be solved to enable story advancement.