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Stonewall Penitentiary murder mystery release

stonewall penitentiary murder mystery release on linux beside windows

Stonewall Penitentiary, an indie murder mystery adventure for Windows on Steam, but with plans on Linux as well. So we reached out to developer Storycentric Worlds for confirmation.

Why? The visual style of graphic novels, is now available on Windows. While paying tribute to Agatha Christie’s classic And Then There Were None. And also horror thrillers like Scream and Saw. Where players discover why you and six others were kidnapped by an unknown captor. Searching an eerie prison and solve mind-bending puzzles to determine “whodunit!”

Linux release:

Stonewall Penitentiary uses our own proprietary game engine. which is called the Storycentric Worlds engine. I am definitely looking into a Linux port for the engine in the future. though it will be a bit of a wait.
In the meantime, I am currently testing the possibility of playing the game on Linux through emulation. So far, the preliminary tests are good. and I hope to be able to announce that the game works in this method soon.”

So you guessed it. As an alternative, Stonewall Penitentiary runs on Wine. We have also tested the install via PlayOnLinux using Wine 3.3. And gameplay works nicely.
But there is also a Linux release coming. However that custom game engine is what could see a delay. And an exactly for the Linux release is unknown.

While Stonewall Penitentiary is a traditional 2D point-and-click first-person adventure game. This is also focus on exploration and narrative. As gameplay features beautiful graphic novel-style artwork and cinematic music. Explore an abandoned prison by navigating from room to room.
Separate inventory, map, journal and character screens are available at the push of a button.

Stonewall Penitentiary Murder Mystery (Windows, and later Linux)

Stonewall Penitentiary plays like an interactive novel. Throughout the game, you will also make choices that can affect the outcome.

The game features all standard adventure game mechanics. So this includes locations to explore, items to collect and use, characters to meet and interact with. And puzzles to solve-all without any major pixel hunting.

So the starts by you waking up. The last thing you remember is lying in bed at home. But you are also not at home anymore.

While looking around, you quickly establish four things. You are in a prison; your clothes are missing; your hands are tied. You also can’t remember how you got here.

Playing as William Thane, a middle-aged man struggling with depression and alcoholism. Along with six others, you are trapped in an abandoned prison. Held captive by a sociopath obsessed with justice. But there’s a catch:  one of you is the killer.
Can you escape?  Success lies in your hands!


  • EXPLORE an abandoned prison and uncover its dark secrets. All in the style of a graphic novel
  • INTERACT with many interesting, fully-voiced characters
  • SOLVE a multitude of challenging puzzles
  • DISCOVER plenty of optional content that will test your detective skills-all without any major pixel hunting!
  • ACHIEVE two different endings, depending on your actions (or inactions)
  • UNLOCK all 27 achievements to view a special post-game bonus scene
  • DETERMINE “whodunit” in a 10+ hour story that pays tribute to Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and horror thrillers like Scream and Saw

Pricing and Discount:

In Stonewall Penitentiary, murder mystery there are seven suspects. Priced at $13.99 USD on Steam and, plus a 10% discount until May 20th.

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