Rovio Entertainment’s Small Town Murders Available Now!
“Small Town Murders” is a new IP from the creators of Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment. Though Small Town Murders is a match-three puzzle game, it looks to have a decent story attached to it as you progress through the stages. I was really looking for a new mobile game to take up my time. Small Town Murders looks to be something worth diving into!
Rovio Entertainment is introducing a new narrative-driven puzzle game to its portfolio: Small Town Murders. Blending murder mystery storytelling with laid-back puzzle-solving, this new title releases globally* out of soft launch today, free to download on iOS and Android devices.
Small Town Murders is a new IP set in the idyllic hamlet of Thornton Grove. While this quaint locale far from the hustle and bustle of big city life may seem peaceful, you’ll soon discover that all is not as it seems – a reclusive widow is found unresponsive in her home, and a string of strange activities embroils a new local cafe in mystery. Players assume the role of aspiring writer Nora Mistry to uncover the truth with the help of quirky characters like the eager but hapless deputy Shanahan and the local busybody, Mrs. Musgrove. In the theme of “solve the puzzle, solve the case,” you’ll complete puzzle-matching levels to collect evidence at crime scenes, follow leads and narrow down suspects. At the end of each meticulously scripted case, the killer will be revealed!
Each of Rovio’s game studios focuses its craft and expertise on specific mobile game genres. Today’s global release is the latest title from Rovio’s Puzzle studio, whose previous games include Sugar Blast (released September 2019) and Angry Birds Dream Blast (released January 2019).
“Small Town Murders offers a fantasy world featuring a cast of unique and quirky characters and a light sense of humor,” says Alex Pelletier-Normand, Rovio Head of Games. “Such themes are consistent with our games portfolio over the years – for example, it’s what players have come to know and expect from any Angry Birds game. But what the team has also done with Small Town Murders is to create a new IP with an engaging narrative, one which nicely complements the casual puzzle core gameplay and takes you along for the ride. The result feels fresh, fun, and not taking itself too seriously.”
* Not available at launch in Japan and South Korea.