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The Rise of the Golden Idol is a point-and-click murder mystery set in the 1970s. A sequel to The Case of the Golden Idol, you investigate different crime scenes, search for clues, question suspects, and make informed accusations to reveal an overarching story linking all the murders together. The core loop of gathering clues to complete sentences that solve the murders is as strong as ever and now has a 70s twist.

Following on from the story of the original game, you play a detective sent to investigate a string of grisly murders with no outward connection. Soon, however, as you uncover clues and dark truths, you learn of a mysterious golden idol that links the murders to one another and must find out the truth before it's too late.

Play involves investigating each murder scene to find clues and reveal the killer's identity. Once you've gathered enough facts to be certain of your theory, you use them to complete accusations that (hopefully) close the case. As you progress, an overall story begins to emerge, using clues from multiple scenes, and you must deduce how the crimes are connected.

The result is a game that expands the approach of the first game in original and intriguing ways while using its more modern setting to present a more varied assortment of deaths to solve, making for an engaging, involving puzzle.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked The Rise of the Golden Idol 6 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

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


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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.

The developers state that the "game features freeze frame depictions of murder crime scenes rendered in the style of pixel-art. There are visual or text references to alcohol and tobacco use."

Skill Level

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need good skills of observation and investigation to enjoy this game. Along with the maturity to deal with the often gruesome subject matter, you need to be able to construct detailed sentences based on evidence.


The Rise of the Golden Idol

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There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

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

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On, Cartoon and Pixels

Developer: Color Gray 7 (@ColorGray7)

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