Crime Runners – Crime Stories Part 2: Beneath Vienna [Hivemind Review]

Crime Stories Part 2: Beneath Vienna is a point-and-click game created by Crime Runners in Vienna, Austria.

A set of 4 ropes with different numbers of knots hanging in a point & click interface.

Format

Style of Play:

  • Online native experience (can NOT be played IRL)
  • Play on demand
  • Point-and-click

Who is it For?

  • Any experience level

Required Equipment: computer with internet connection, pen and paper

Recommended Team Size: 1-3

Play Time: about 90 minutes

Price: €19.90 per team

Booking: purchase and play at your leisure

Description

We, a gang of “common criminals,” were continuing our quest for Simon Dickson’s gold after navigating his mansion in the prequel to this game, Back to the Congressman. This time, our search led us into a tunnel system, presumably “beneath Vienna.”

This is a pretty classic point-and-click game. Click to pick up and interact with objects and use them to solve puzzles. Up to four players connect to a single game. Any player can click on objects to explore and arrows to navigate between spaces. However, when one player clicks on something, everyone’s screen shows the result.

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Crime Runners – Crime Stories Part 1: Back to the Congressman [Hivemind Review]

Crime Stories Part 1: Back to the Congressman is a digital game created by Crime Runners in Vienna, Austria.

A number padlock binding a heavy chain around a wooden gate.

Format

Style of Play: point-and-click adventure game

Required Equipment: computer with internet connection

Recommended Team Size: 1-2

Play Time: less than an hour

Price: €15, which includes a €10 voucher for an in-person game

Booking: Upon purchase, a code will be sent to you via email. Simply enter this code into the website to begin.

Description

Back to the Congressman was an escape room adapted as a classic point-and-click style game. Click around, find clues, and solve puzzles. Escape rooms have come full circle by returning to their roots.

Note that you and your remote teammates will share a single instance of the game and one person’s clicks control everyone’s screen.

Story text reads, "Your taxi has dropped you off in a remote part of the forest. Now you are all alone. The chill wind rustles through the leaves as you examine your surroundings. You take a deep beath and set off.

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