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Murder in a Wheel (Windows)

Murder in a Wheel Windows Production screen


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Investigative researcher Lionel Ulmer is invited to the mansion of Lord Blackwin to help him with the manuscript of his book. When he arrives, Lady Blackwin discovers that Roderick, the rodent pet, has been brutally murdered. Lionel is asks to investigate and he discovers everyone present, including the cat Mrs. Winterbottom, had a reason to get rid of the hamster.

Murder in a Wheel is a freeware AGS game with art and design reminiscent of the classic LucasArts games. It is entirely controlled with the mouse and a typical SCUMM interface with commands, inventory and status bar. The different commands can be selected individually but the most logical ones are applied directly by clicking the mouse on an active hotspot. Lionel investigates the death and gathers clues to find the culprit. The entire game takes place inside the mansion.

The game was created as a semester work (Game Design, Interactive Storytelling) at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). It was based on LucasFan's MMM Starterpack and the MIDI music was borrowed from several existing games.


Murder in a Wheel Windows Production screen
Murder in a Wheel Windows Lionel talks to Mr Blackwin about the crime.
Murder in a Wheel Windows An article that sheds more light on the motives.
Murder in a Wheel Windows Meeting in the living room

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Alternate Titles

  • "Mord im Laufrad" -- German title

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A brilliant adventure game, Lucasarts-style. Short? Sure! But also free! Xa4 (311) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

Critic Reviews Dec 23, 2007 81 out of 100 81 Apr 04, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
A Hardy Developer's Journal Jun 15, 2010 4 out of 5 80
Hrej! Apr 03, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Plné Hry Aug 25, 2008 70 out of 100 70
Abandonia Reloaded Mar 16, 2008 3 out of 5 60


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Sciere (580391) added Murder in a Wheel (Windows) on Dec 23, 2007