A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Someone stole the teacher's precious snow globe and no one will confess. As the class president, it's up to you to investigate. Question the three suspects and gather clues to figure out which one did the dastardly deed. Your relationship stats for each suspect determine the clues they give you.


  • 3000 words
  • Relationship stats
  • Character profiles
  • Clue log


  • Written and Programmed by Lin Augustine
  • Artwork and Audio from the Creative Commons of Lemma Soft Forums
  • Made with Ren'Py
  • License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 (what's that???)

Creator's Note
This is my first game! It's a short whodunnit visual novel. I mostly made it to learn how to use Ren'Py, so that I can create something a bit more ambitious in the future. The code is heavily commented, so if you're a beginner like me and want to know how I did something, feel free to look at the code and/or ask me.

Install instructions

Extract the file and then click on "The_Mystery" application.


The_Mystery-1.0-linux.tar.bz2 108 MB
The_Mystery-1.0-mac.zip 105 MB
The_Mystery-1.0-win.zip 106 MB


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