The Painscreek Killings

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The Painscreek Killings is a story-rich, murder mystery investigation game.

As Janet, a young and upcoming journalist, you have been asked by your editor to investigate the mysterious abandonment of a once lively town. Based on the information released by the media about the deaths of the townspeople, you set foot into the town thinking you would find an interesting story to publish, only to uncover secrets that were meant to stay hidden forever.

Can you expose the truth behind this town’s dark secrets?


The Painscreek Killings borrows mechanics from a walking simulator but goes beyond it by making the players think. It mimics real world investigations with logical puzzles that do not hold your hand, allow you to explore wherever your investigation lead, and a captivating story waiting to be discovered. The game encourages you to explore the surroundings carefully, collect clues and hints to help your investigation, and find evidence to expose the truth about the killings. There are no quest markers or hint systems to aid in your journey. You will be forced to think, to connect the dots and to piece things together, making you feel like a real investigator.


  • Free-Roaming, Semi-Open World:
    Explore wherever you want based on the clues and hints gathered during your investigation.


  • Mimics Real World Investigation:
    Take notes and photograph important clues. No handholding, and no quest marker or hint system is provided.


  • Logical Puzzles:
    Use your powers of observation and deduction to solve all that stands in your way.


  • Rich and Captivating Storyline:
    Uncover the conspiracies, heartaches, jealousy and hidden secrets that were meant to be buried with the abandoned town.


7/6/2022: 1. Added 3840x1600 and 5120x2160 resolutions. 2. Made Controller Settings scale better to different aspect ratios. Let us know if you face any scaling issues with specific resolutions.


6/25/2022: 1. Fixed some typos and grammatical errors. 2. Removed one instance of a note that could be found in two different locations.


1/10/2022: 1. Fixed 3840x2160 resolution. 2. Enabled Sprint Toggle and Subtitles on by default. 3. Fixed an issue where if you delete saveoptionsData.txt, the game changes your Brightness to 0.1 and Master Volume to 0. 1/18/2022: 1. Fixed a bug in the Portuguese (Brazil) translation.


8/14/2021: 1. Added 5120x1440 resolution.


6/28/2021: 1. Fixed an issue with 2560x1600 resolution. 6/14/2021: 1. Added 2560x1600 resolution. 2. Fixed a bug where if you complete the game without saving even once (ex. leave the Village instantly), and go to the Start Menu and click Continue, the save data will corrupt, as there is no save data to begin with. Now instead there will be no Continue button.






  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • Processor: i3-2120 @3.3GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 745 (or AMD equivalent)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 11 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: *Subject to change after updates





  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • Processor: i5-2500 @3.3GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 770 (or AMD equivalent)
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 11 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: SSD for faster loading time *Subject to change after updates


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