2o Murder Mystery Games...
Murder Mystery Games are all about deceit. Honest deceit, of course (is there such a thing?).
The audience buy into the fact that the writer will deceive them. That’s the fun of murder mystery games, after all. While you are looking over here, the clue was over there. Not my fault you failed to see it. However, if you are reading this, you may well feel rather cheated because I have deceived you, not once…but twice.
This site is in development (THE FIRST DECEIT). I hope to have it up and running soon. I’m working on it now but it isn’t ready just yet. This page exists because I want to hit the ground running. The Search Engines will be looking at this (and your visit will have helped me there, so thank you) so, by the time it is populated with murder mystery games, I hope Google will recognise that fact. But there will be LOADS (promise) of fun murder mystery things (videos, like the two below, party games to download and mystery scripts for performance), including my next video; Sherlock Holmes.
AN OFFER FOR YOUR TROUBLE.
Before I tell you what the second deceit is, I’d like to make you an offer. If you come back when it is populated with games, I’d like to offer you a 20% discount on the first of your 20 murder mystery games (even the free one).
Simply use the code: 20MURDERS when you purchase your first game, obviously after the site goes live, for your discount – this offer will close on New Year’s Day 2023.
But you can play two of my games right now (there is no discount on these but they are both ridiculously cheap). My first online murder mystery game was called the Lockdown Murder Mystery (it was shot during the first London lockdown). You can play this for FREE (it is £3.99 to buy the clue pack). My second murder mystery game is, I’ll admit, a seasonal game (although you can solve it throughout the year) and you can find The Nighty before Christmas over at Christmas Murder.
The second deceit.
The second deceit really is deceptive and I apologise. It is the fact that I don’t have twenty murder mysteries!
I know. Sorry.
But the search engines really do like a page that includes a number in the title. You know, The 7 things you need to know to get RICH, The 3 steps to SUCCESS, etc.
That’s not to say I won’t have twenty such mysteries in the future. I will (at least, I hope I will). They will be made up of:
- Online Video Murder Mysteries
- Downloadable Murder Mystery Games
- Murder Mystery Scripts
- Affiliate Murder Mystery Games (unlikely, but you never know)
Online Murder Mysteries.
These are the sort of games I already offer. The Lockdown Murder Mystery and the Christmas Murder.
I have plans for more to come – I hope to shoot two this very year. A Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery and a top secret mystery that will use a fair few actors (i.e. expensive – I HOPE this gamble pays off).
Downloadable Murder Mystery Games.
These are the sort of games that many companies offer (check out Masters of mystery). The sort where you download info packs for all attendees, your guests turn up in fancy dress and you do all the acting yourself. Now, I’m not too sure how this works yet. Check out my post on the subject.
Murder Mystery Scripts
I’ve been in the murder mystery game for well over 30 years now (I agree, I must be old). It all began in 1990 when I met a couple of New Yorkers who were in London to introduce murder mystery in the UK. I’d just finished understudying Ken Branagh in Look Back in Anger in the West End, directed by Judi Dench (where did it all go wrong?) so murder mystery was not the career path I expected to take.
But I started my own company, Accidental Productions, and we did incredibly well. So well that my ‘proper’ acting career was put on hold (it’s still there). I wrote a number of murder mysteries during that time. Many of those scripts still work today so I may (with a few alterations) offer them online in order for amateur dramatic companies, and others, to produce. A great way to raise funds.
Affiliate Murder Mystery Games
Aside from the aforementioned, there are lots of murder mystery companies out there doing similar things. Murder57 for example or Host-Party who claim to have over 125 murder mystery games. 125!! Then there is Night of Mystery. I have no idea how good or bad any of these games are and I am in no way associated with them. However, if they ARE good, perhaps we can work out some sort of affiliation. I don’t yet know.