Unsolved Case is a collaborative point-and-click game created by Eleven Puzzles.
Style of Play:
Who is it For?
- Puzzle lovers
- Any experience level
Required Equipment: computer or mobile device.
This can be played on either mobile or Steam. Furthermore, it’s cross platform, so one player could play on a PC (Steam) and another could play on a phone/ tablet.
Recommended Team Size: 2
Play Time: 30-60 minutes
Booking: purchase and play at your leisure
Unsolved Case is a collaborative online game. It is a point-and-click experience for 2 players, each on their own device. Both players log into a game session and are assigned a role. They communicate using a secondary method (Zoom, Discord, etc) and share unique information they discover to solve cooperative puzzles together.
Cara Mandel’s Reaction
Unsolved Case was a charming two-player, cooperative point-and-click game. My friend and I assumed the roles of two seasoned detectives tasked with solving a case together. Unfortunately we had to split up to do so. Luckily, we were able to communicate to each other what clues we found in order to help each other solve the mystery. This game was the second I’ve played from this creator and I really enjoyed the graphic novel-style artwork and the lilting accents of the voiceovers. The puzzles were somewhat entry level so this would make for a great game to play with younger or less experienced players. And considering the price point (free!) I’d say it was an excellent investment.
Matthew Stein’s Reaction
Unsolved Case provided a smooth introduction to the world of Eleven Puzzles, representative of their typical style and quality but with a shorter play time than that of their full-length games. This narrative prequel explained how the two detective protagonists with comically over-the-top accents first got lured into the lair of the Cryptic Killer.
The puzzles in Unsolved Case were the highlight: light, clean designs, including riffs on some popular mobile puzzle minigames. Each segment of the game consisted of 4 subpuzzles that led into a single lock, a predictable format that would have become boring had it not been presented with slight variation each time.
Whereas previous Eleven Puzzles releases have been web-only, Unsolved Case was available on multiple platforms. I look forward to seeing them extend this release strategy to their other games — I’d love to be able to purchase new content from within a single app. That said, our playthrough was stymied by a handful of small tech glitches and finicky game physics. My teammate and I both played on mobile devices, on iOS and Android respectively, and it seemed some of these issues stemmed from the smaller screen size.
Nonetheless, I can’t complain too much about a free game. Especially if these bugs can be ironed out, Unsolved Case serves as a fantastic entry point to Eleven Puzzles’ growing canon.
Theresa W’s Reaction
For the steep price of free, Unsolved Case is an absolute blast. With cross-platform co-op, brilliant communication puzzles, and comic book graphics, this game shined. My puzzle partner and I didn’t know what to expect from the game, but the intro sequence snagged our attention quickly. One of the communication puzzles was a little slow and tedious for one player, but every other puzzle required collaboration and communication to be successful. Definitely grab a friend and download Unsolved Case!