A downloadable game for Windows

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It is May 3rd, 1941.
Just as the sun peeks over the horizon on that cold spring morning, a harrowing report comes in to the sheriff's department. The mayor has been murdered in his home.

Solve the murder/Clear your father's name. Two wills struggle on separate paths towards the same goal, to find out what really happened. Who killed mayor James Scott?

Play as detective Francis Dale and as the murder suspect's son Gabriel Heinrich in this short point and click adventure game.  Featuring rich, detailed pixel artwork and animation and an old-school inspired soundtrack, with a few modern design conveniences. (No incessant saving-dying-loading!)

Cover artwork by the very talented and awesome Ivan Ulyanov.


  • An interactive short story. A bite-sized adventure that you can finish in about 40-60 minutes.
  • Rich and detailed pixel artwork and animations.
  • Old-school inspired soundtrack.
  • A story that follows two perspectives.
    • Interrogate and search for clues and evidence as Francis.
    • Find a way to prove your father's innocence as Gabriel.
  • Simple point-and-click controls.
    • Left mouse button to execute action/choose dialogue option.
    • Right mouse button to cycle between verbs (i.e. Walk To, Examine, Interact, Talk to.)
  • Includes full soundtrack - 12 Tracks, available in WAV, OGG and FLAC formats.

Please note that you must read through and agree to the terms of the EULA, located among the downloads below, before you download and play the game.

For any support inquiries, questions about the game or key requests, email: marcus@perdiv.com

Minimum System Requirements

OSWindows 7 or higher
Processor1 GHz or faster
Memory128 MB or more
GraphicsDirectX 9 Compatible, 32-bit colour
Screen Resolution640x400 resolution minimum
Storage100 MB or more
Sound CardDirectSound compatible
ControlKeyboard & Mouse required

Content warnings: Depicts mild violence/blood, single bright flash in one scene.

Release date May 31, 2018
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
(12 total ratings)
AuthorPerpetual Diversion
GenreAdventure, Puzzle
Made withAdobe Photoshop, Audacity, Aseprite, Adventure Game Studio
Tagschiptune, Crime, Mystery, Pixel Art, Point & Click, Retro, Short, Singleplayer, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

EULA - End-User License Agreement 105 kB
My Burden to Keep - v 53 MB
Soundtrack - FLAC 121 MB
Soundtrack - OGG 44 MB
Soundtrack - WAV 141 MB

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