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By Mark Brown 21 November 2013
The Shivah: Kosher Edition | Developer:
Wadjet Eye Games | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Adventure | Players:
1 | Version:
I've played as plenty of cops and P.I.s over the years, but they've rarely made me feel like I was doing detective work. Who knew I'd have to step into the Yamaka of a rabbi to truly feel like I was following leads, unravelling clues, and solving a murder mystery?
The rabbi in question is Russell Stone, the bitter old leader of a New York synagogue. When a cast-out member of his congregation is killed, and he's bequeathed $10,000 by the deceased, he decides to look into the case.
So, over the course of this short, satisfying adventure you'll play P.I. and use cunning and intuition to follow the facts. You might get them from talking to someone, or through searching the city's Jewish intranet, or by hacking into someone's email account.
Like a rabbinical sermon, Shivah is short, thought-provoking, and raises a lot of questions. It's got terrific puzzles, too, but that doesn't really fit my clever analogy