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"Two old, fantastic forms of narrative combine to form something truly unique in PataNoir." - Gamezebo

"...a nigh on unmissable adventure that's simultaneously a perfect entry to the world of text-based gaming and refreshingly different to satisfy the most hardened of genre veterans." -

"The Baron's daughter is missing, and you are the man to find her. No problem. With your inexhaustible arsenal of hard-boiled similes, there is nothing you can't handle."

PataNoir is a homage to the classic stories of hard-boiled private investigators with a knack for describing everything with complex similes and metaphors.

In PataNoir, you solve problems by manipulating the hard-boiled metaphors used by the main character to make sense of the world in which he lives.

- An interactive noir mystery to experience and solve.
- Innovative interactive fiction gameplay in which the metaphors you live by become tools to solve the mystery.
- Atmospheric illustrations by Lauri Ahonen and Tom Siddell.
- Original theme song by postmodern rock musician William Steffey.