Tod in Venedig by Thomas Mann has absolutely nothing to do with Mord in Venedig (Murder in Venice). This lovely little freebie is a point-and-click murder mystery which doesn’t really care about artistic inspiration. Or spelling, to be brutally honest. Or even clipping, though these are matters you should probably ignore. If you loved being a sleuth on the Grim Express, you’ll love solving this fresh murder.
A young woman, a beauty queen, has plummeted to her death and you, as a transparent detective, will have to uncover evidence, talk with bystanders and piece together clues in order to discover who sabotaged The Flight of the Angel. The celebration at the Carnevale that has been going on since the 16th century, in which an acrobat dressed as an angel is tied to a rope and let down to fly from the tower.
And though centuries ago the acrobat would have received a gift by the Doge of Venice himself, there are no acrobats in Mord in Venedig. Only the winner of a beauty contest, a rope that very suspiciously snapped and you to find out what went wrong.
Was this a tragic accident? A suicide? Foul play? and if yes who did it? And how? Also, why?
These are the questions the game will ask you at the end. Answer them correctly and you’ll be rewarded with another charming, hand-drawn cinematic that will reveal what exactly happened, while you pat your lovely self on the back.
[Hat tip to Alpha Beta Gamer.]