The Vigil Files: Case 1

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About this game

Use real detective skills to unravel a thrilling mystery in one of the most immersive and original detective games on Android.

Use VigilOS, an advanced operating system used by detectives, investigators, and secret agents all over the world, to investigate suspects, send emails and texts, make phone calls, hack into companies, and crack codes as you work to solve the mystery surrounding a man's disappearance.

But be warned: uncovering the truth won't be easy. This is a lot more challenging than your average murder mystery game. Your new tools won't be enough; you'll have to use your thinking skills to come up with some out of the box solutions. And be careful: this case is more than just a simple crime...there's more at stake than the first glance suggests.

People are counting on you.
Good luck. You'll need it.

• Examine real websites to find clues and discover key evidence in your investigation.
• Play in real time: characters will respond to you throughout your day.
• Leverage a variety of realistic in-game tools, including email, a messenger app, a forensic database, and terminal
• Learn a thing or two about real-world hacking
• Rich interactive story with several optional secrets to uncover
• Type what you want when responding to characters — no predetermined text choices!

If you're a fan of escape the room games, alternate reality games (ARGs), or hacking simulators, you're going to love this game.
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Apr 16, 2022

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1.37K reviews
A Google user
November 21, 2018
Fantastic game...exactly what I've been looking for. I can't wait for more! As others have said, there are some things that aren't quite intuitive...but, obviously we finished the game, so nothing was that bad! I didn't like how some of the files required me to install multiple apps to use- or just genuinely didn't function properly on my phone. I think next time all I would suggest is maybe making it a bit more standalone, although, having to have a word document open at most times did encourage me to keep notes..maybe there can be an even mix. (On that note, hey devs, there's a grammatical error in the first email of the final chapter-- in case it wasn't meant to be there. Most of the intentional spelling errors/breaks in conversation/bad grammar made it feel more human, but that one kind of broke it for me.) I LOVE that you're able to type your own responses in-game...and that sometimes going off script actually gets you a proper's a nice break from the (a) or (b) dialogue of other games. Probably the most challenging game of this sort I've come if you're looking for a brain teaser, look no further! It was perfect. 10/10 would play again.
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Lawrence L
January 31, 2021
If you like escape rooms and immersive, plot-driven, creative puzzles then this is a must play. I'm so impressed with the developer's attention to detail! The game is not entirely linear so you do need to use your head to think of the next step, but that's part of what makes it so realistic. Also, unlike other "phone simulation" games where you get to choose between 2-3 answers in your conversations, this game accepts free form text entry. It just feels authentic and I loved the easter eggs
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-.Corporate Locs
June 20, 2020
Edit: I'm up to chapter 3 and I'm really enjoying it. Like many others have said, it's very well put together with the different websites you can use as a part of the investigation and that really makes it feel legit. The downside is the speech/texting/emailing because the NPCs responses aren't based on what you say to them, except for in a very general sense of using the correct "keyword". If this could be improved upon it would go a long way to making the experience seamless.
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