Primarily, Night Detective is a picture puzzle game. Each level is completed by clicking enough "correct" items to reach the door leading to the next level. If you click on three incorrect items, however, the game ends.
Night Detective is non-linear, allowing you to fully explore the game's 2D world. The game experience combines point-and-click, puzzle-solving, shooting and various adventure gameplay styles. There is also a hint system.
The game's story is told in five chapters. The first chapter, Darkwood Manor, involves the disappearance of the manor's owner, who also has a passion for secrets and puzzles.
A mysterious man who only appears at night arrives to investigate. He keeps his true identity and appearance secret, and is only known as "Night Detective."
What has become of the owner of Darkwood Manor? Is there an "eternal darkness" looming over it?
Who is the "Night Detective?" Why will he only appear at night, and why must he hide his true identity?
All five chapters of Night Detective are full of surprising twists and turns! The game will be released on PC, Xbox 360, Windows Tablet, Wii U, and 3DS.