Blue Toad Murder Files Released, Trailer

More small hats in games!

Hands up if you knew that PS3 downloadable murder-mystery Blue Toad Murder Files was coming to PC. Hands up! Higher! Great, thanks. Those of you with your hands up will be taken out the back of Castle Shotgun and lynched for not informing us that this was happening. After the lynch, there will be a dynner. By then I expect you’ll have seen the error of your ways.

Blue Toad Murder Files is available from Steam right now, and a lovely trailer follows that’ll let you sample the masterful work of voice actor Tom Dusseck. He does all the characters, you know.


  1. CMaster says:

    Played it at Eurogamer 2 years ago or whenever it was in Leeds.
    While not the ideal enivronment for that kind of game, it didn’t impress.

  2. President Weasel says:

    I see what you did there, it was rather like a pun or humorous play on words!

  3. PigJigglies says:


  4. Theory says:

    When the trailer deigns to show us the actual game, it seems to be a collection of silly “lunchtime boredom” puzzles. I’d bet good money (though not £15) that there are hidden object scenes too.

  5. PlayOm says:

    How quaint. Looks like a cross between Midsomer Murders and the Usborne Puzzle Adventure books

  6. Basilicus says:

    Not my kind of game, but I like trailers anyway. Unfortunately, the vid’s not working.

  7. Torgen says:

    “This video contains content from Playcast, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.”

  8. fuggles says:

    Giantbomb did a quicklook of this, on some console or another, but it gives a good idea as to how it all works:

    link to

  9. Jock says:

    It’s actually been available on Gamersgate for quite a while.

  10. Gremmi says:

    I have to say, it’s really not very good. It has charm, but the voice-overs get old, and the tale plods along like a really bad children’s story. The puzzles are alright(ish), but literally the only thing separating it from the rest of the Professor Layton alikes are the fact that you can play co-operatively.

    Which means precisely nothing, seeing as the puzzles are -identical- every playthrough (not even randomisation of names or numbers), meaning it’s a one-shot playthrough and that’s it. If you don’t play it in co-op first time around, there’s literally no point playing it again.

    tl;dr version – It’s not worth playing through for the story, and it’s not worth playing more than once.