Abandonware DOS title

Sleuth: A murder mystery

Sleuth: A murder mystery is an old DOS crime and mystery interactive fiction, text only adventure game developed by Norland Software in 1983 from an original idea by Eric N. Miller. Sleuth: A murder mystery can be enjoyed in single player mode from a top down perspective. It's available for download.
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The game has two modes: a "Basic" mode and a "Personalized" mode. The only difference between the two modes is in the naming of in-game characters. In "Basic" mode, the game randomly generates the name of the characters, whereas in "Personalized" mode, the player can supply the names of the characters.

Although the game is simple, no two murder scenarios are exactly alike as the game randomizes attributes of the game like the victim, murder scene, murder weapon, and murderer.

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