New Losago, 1929 – a town full of creeps, clowns, mobsters, and, if you know where to look, the occasional honest citizen. Guide private investigator Lanson Rose through a series of puzzling cases: solve the city's liquor supply problem in "Speakeasy Street", track down a missing food scientist in "The Big Pickle", and investigate strange goings-on under a dilapidated mansion in "A Study in Squid". A text adventure with a mobile-friendly clickable interface.

You can play online for free by clicking "Run Game" above, or download the game for Windows for $5 - with the download you also get a high-quality map of the game, two pages of designer's notes, and a bonus newsstand detective magazine containing two short stories.

"Silly, noir-themed goodness that never takes itself terribly seriously" - Rock Paper Shotgun

"Traditional adventure game puzzles that are unfailingly amusing and well-constructed" - Giant Bomb

"Besides Devil Daggers and Firewatch this is my Game Of The Year" - Cara Ellison

"One of the best games in a new wave of modern interactive fiction titles" - Classic Adventurer


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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Detectiveland for Windows 11 MB
Map of New Losago 2 MB
Astonishing Tales of Astonishment 627 kB
Designer's notes 45 kB

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I really enjoyed playing this game! I've never done IF in this format before. I like how it removes syntax and its just puzzle-solving and a fun, funny story. Looking forward to trying the others.