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Story-Driven Detective Adventure Chronique des Silencieux Gets a January Release Date

Chronique des Silencieux

Fancy diving into a player-led detective mystery set in 1970s France? You may want to keep Chronique des Silencieux on your radar. It’s just around the corner too, having been given a release date of 29th January.

We’ve written about Chronique des Silencieux before, when its free demo was released back in October. That demo is still available, by the way, so if you want to see what this story-driven adventure is all about before you commit to buy it, go ahead.

You take on the role of a rookie detective who has been tasked with uncovering the secrets of, we quote, a “stubborn old man”. If you’ve ever tried to get any juicy information out of your grandparents, you might already have an inkling of what to expect. But rather than encountering frustrating dead ends and giving up, this is a game that encourages players to think on their feet, make their own hypotheses, interview witnesses, detect lies and confront suspicious-looking characters.

Watch the new release date trailer below:

We love the idea of a detective game that lets us take control, and it really does sound like Chronique des Silencieux offers this. There are beautiful hand-drawn environments to explore, belongings to nose through and documents to examine.

As to what to expect from gameplay? We’re told Chronique des Silencieux takes inspiration from the likes of Ace Attorney, Detective Grimoire and Papers Please. That’s quite an exciting combination, and we’re very much looking forward to seeing how it plays out.

If this sounds like your thing, it launches on Steam on 29th January. We’ll have more on Chronique des Silencieux closer to its release date. Until then, be sure to add it to your wishlist on Steam – and give that free demo a try.

Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.