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About this game

A millionaire’s secluded estate. A collection of dead girls. A group of reluctant strangers. One is the killer ...but who? You need more than your badge and gun to catch the killer. Only a sharp mind and the right questions will uncover this mystery.

"Scratch" is a 165,000 word interactive murder mystery by Cloud Buchholz, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

You’re a small town detective. An anonymous tip leads you to a collection of sadistically murdered girls dumped on the forest estate of an eccentric, reclusive millionaire. A group of strangers are holed up in his dilapidated cabin, waiting out the recent storm.

They seem unaware of the murders, but the serial killer is hidden among them. You need to interrogate the suspects, gather clues, and stop the killer, but if you don’t tread carefully, more innocent people will die.

• Play as male or female
• Interrogate seven potential suspects and discover their sordid pasts
• Gather clues from your conversations to root out the killer
• Succumb to your alcohol addiction or fight withdrawals
• Recall cases from your past and the cruel life lessons from your Pa
• Seventeen unique endings
Updated on
Sep 6, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

79 reviews
Adam Young
December 16, 2021
This is a detective story where you are investigating a mass grave of young women that were murdered. The writing is decent but this story was different in the way that it functioned. There were no stats and the different endings seemed random. I suspect the investigation itself has little to no bearing on the actual ending. Essentially the ending is randomized. I enjoyed the dark storyline with a classic whodunnit plot. This story has a lot of content in it that lends well to replayability.
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Swedina Yolanda
October 29, 2022
So much potential but the writing is so lazy. 1) No, you can't choose to play as male or female. 2) Even if you never drink your whiskey, the game will treat you as if you drink all the time. 3) Random killer with no hints beforehand. This game gives you little choice and you can't guess the killer based on the clues bcs the game doesn't work that way. A bad CYOA game.
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A Google user
July 26, 2019
I'm a little disappointed. The story itself is phenomenal but it's super linear and you have very few choices to actually make and the ones you do don't change the story very much.
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