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Crime O'Clock (2023) is a point-and-click crime-solving game where you explore a detailed map to piece together timelines that prove whodunnit. You zoom in and study the detailed map to find time markers and work out the culprit of hacking, murder and theft.

Each map represents a different time zone, with a series of mysteries to unravel. You not only need to solve puzzles on each map but unravel the thread of strange events developing over the centuries. As you solve crimes the map evolves to slowly give up its secrets (and more crimes to solve).

It's a little like the physical murder mystery game Micro Macro only here the game can offer you clues and change the map in response to your progress. You have an AI helper who offers new ways to find clues and evidence with action and puzzle mini-games.

The result is a time-hoping adventure that spans five different ages: Steam Age with automata crazy inventions and gothic mysteries, Atlantean Age with its magic crystals and utopian civilization, Information Age based on the real city of Milan in Italy, Lost Age where the sands of time hide mysteries and technological marvels and the Aeon Age with bright lights, ruthless corporations and underground struggles.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Crime O'Clock 14 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated a year ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Point-and-Click game with Adventure and Sequencing elements. This is a single-player game.


We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for violence against human-like characters that is not shown but is implied. Players occasionally find dead bodies, although these are cartoonish and unrealistic. Violence is not actually shown, only the results.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated General (G) for very mild violence.
The nature of the murder mystery theme means that characters are depicted doing acts of violence. Sometimes this is being squashed by huge metal letters that leaves them flat on the floor. Weapons like crossbows are shown and there is mention of blood.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Players need good observation and skills of detection. Lateral thinking is required for crimes that span different eras of time. There's also a geographic aspect to hunting down suspects.


Crime O'Clock usually costs £16.75 to £17.99. 

Crime O'Clock

Switch Store Switch £17.99
Steam StoreSALE PC £16.75 £5.02 until 22/07/2024
Steam StoreSALE Mac £16.75 £5.02 until 22/07/2024
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 30/06/2023

Price: 70% off

Out Now: Mac, PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Point-and-Click (Adventure and Sequencing)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead, Cartoon and Hand-Made

Developer: Bad Seed Ent (@BadSeed_Ent)

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