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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 Jack Norm arrives to investigate. (intro)
Sinking Island Windows The Technical Workshop
Sinking Island Windows The garden on the 18th floor
Sinking Island Windows Title screen

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "Б. Сокаль. Sinking Island" -- Russian spelling
  • "Sinking Island: un'indagine di Jack Norm" -- Italian title
  • "Sinking Island: Mord im Paradies" -- German title
  • "Sinking Island: Moord in het Paradijs" -- Dutch title
  • "Sinking Island: A Psychological Thriller" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Sinking Island: A Jack Norm investigation" -- US re-release / Scandinavian title
  • "L'île Noyée" -- French title

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User Reviews

A decent game for detective murder mystery buffs Jeanne (76388) 2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars
Poirot without the moustache Joakim Kihlman (275) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Just Adventure Sep 29, 2008 A 100
Adventure-Treff Oct 14, 2007 77 out of 100 77
Yiya Nov 19, 2007 B 75
GamesFire Oct 14, 2007 74 out of 100 74
GameZebo Apr 12, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Mygamer.com Oct 25, 2008 6.8 out of 10 68
GameStar (Germany) Oct 31, 2007 68 out of 100 68
GameZone May 04, 2012 6.5 out of 10 65
4Players.de Oct 23, 2007 59 out of 100 59
Game Over Online Sep 22, 2008 57 out of 100 57

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mo  (1469) added Sinking Island (Windows) on Oct 20, 2007