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Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders
Genre: Adventure
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Feb 25, 2015 @ 7:47am
Mar 27, 2015 @ 2:25pm
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Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders funded on Kickstarter and Greenlit on Steam
48 hours left to Kickstarter campaign (77% funded)!
Release date: Early 2016
Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders is a point-and-click adventure game set in a world filled with mystery and charm and inspired by the classics of the genre--games like Gabriel Knight, Grim Fandango, and The Longest Journey.

You play as Di Renjie (pronounced "Dee Ren Djieh"), ancient China's most famous and gifted investigator, as he embarks on the trail of a serial killer in the heart of Tang Dynasty's capital city.


Amid lingering political turmoil, the first and only female empress of China, Wu Zetian rises to power. Within months of her ascension to the throne, murmurs of discontentment and revolution swell as detractors and enemies begin plotting against her. It is against this backdrop that our protagonist, newly appointed investigating magistrate Di Renjie, must solve a gruesome series of murders--which will lead him on a collision course with the Imperial court and the empress herself.

Will our young detective overcome his own inner demons and his allegiance to the previous emperor? What is the connection between the murdered courtesans and the capital's many political secrets? YOU must uncover the truth...


The player will explore this unique setting and unravel its narrative twists and turns using familiar adventure gameplay mechanics such as exploration, dialogue choices, interaction with objects and clues, and puzzle-solving. But our game also takes inspiration from more recent adventure titles such as Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery, the Blackwell series, and fellow Kickstarter project Night in the Woods.

Additionally, we hope to introduce an original gameplay mechanic where you will be able to deduct and reenact the scene of a crime and put your theories to the test. Once you've gathered enough clues, this mechanic will be available to progress your investigation.

The pixel art style of the game is also an homage to old school graphics, but we've added our own visual signature and design sensibilities. Over 45 locations (many spanning multiple screen widths) are in the works, each one pixel-painted with care and attention to detail.

For updates on all aspects of the game's development, please follow us on:

Kickstarter campaign (now live!)
Our website:
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AD milk Mac Sep 11 @ 7:55am 
Add Chinese language please,the number of Chinese players is very huge!So don't ignore us.
mzljm122 Sep 11 @ 4:27am 
I am a member of the localization team in China, are you interested in adding Chinese to game to explore the Chinese market? I can help you translate the game's language into Chinese,my email is
YIYO Sep 11 @ 4:26am 
It has been over one year since Detective Di was greenlit..
When will I be able to play it~
Anyway, Di was a legendary character in Chinsese history.
Really happy and excited to discover a game like this ,full of Chinese elements.
Big thank you to the developer!
ZT Sep 8 @ 10:11pm 
rwh39407 Jul 7 @ 2:18am 
What has happened to this game?
Its Lunar Aug 11, 2015 @ 3:05pm 
God, it took ssssoooo long for this game to get Greenlit. I'm so happy :D.
[G935]^2FreeP* Apr 8, 2015 @ 1:07pm 
di ren jie!
Arýmne Apr 2, 2015 @ 11:30am 
I knew you'd make it!!! Congratulations - can't wait to play Detective Di!
Dizzard Mar 29, 2015 @ 11:40am 
Congrats on being greenlit!
minhta  [author] Mar 28, 2015 @ 9:27am 
@all: We made it! Big thank you to all the voters!