2018: Walkthrough by: Dick Leeuw and Louis Koot

Text by Dick Leeuw. Screenshots, and a bit of text by Louis Koot

You are journalist Janet Kelly and you are sent by your editor to the village of Painscreek to investigate an unsolved murder. There have been a number of strange deaths in the village. The village is now completely extinct, nobody lives there anymore. The elderly have died and the young people have left. Before the village is demolished your editor wants you to make another attempt to solve the murder.


Start the game and click on options. You see that you move around with the WASD or the arrow keys, turning you do with the mouse. Your Left mouse button is for interaction and you use your right mouse button to zoom in. You have a camera with you and with your C-key and the left mouse button you take pictures. It is important in the game that you take photos of important things such as number codes etc.

Of further importance for controlling the game are the I, P, J, M keys of your keyboard. Just try them out to see what they do in the game. The L-key is the key to use the flashlight, you need to use it very much because it is often a bit dark. You must first find a torch, but you will find it here and there. You can also crawl and you must use all of this. Running is done with your Shift key.

Because there is no one to ask for things you have to find all the instructions yourself. In the game you mainly look for letters, diaries, newspapers and keys to open cabinets and doors. If you have practiced a bit to master the controls a little bit then you start a new game. You have to wait for the loading.

You have to do a lot of back and forth in the game between the various locations in the village of Painscreek. The game gives you a map of the village but it is not so detailed and you cannot use it to move quickly from one location to another. To make it easier for you to find your way around the village, I have drawn a more detailed plan and add it to the walkthrough.  

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2017: Walkthrough by: Dick Leeuw and Louis Koot

Text by Dick Leeuw and Screenshots, and a little text editing, by Louis Koot