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The Haunted Island is a cute detective game about a frog and a scared sloth

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A detective frog with a magnifying glass and a love of brown clothes is the only one that can solve the mystery of the haunted sloth—that's the slightly bizarre premise behind The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game, which came out this week.

It's a short game—an-hour long or so—about finding clues, questioning subjects and meeting quirky characters. I like the chilled out soundtrack and the cute art style, plus the reviews on Steam are 97% positive so far (opens in new tab), which is promising. I especially like the way white outlines appear around characters and clues when you walk up to them, as you can see in the trailer above.

It's made by Grace Bruxner, who you might know from Alien Caseno (opens in new tab). Thomas Bowker also worked on it—he's the brains behind puzzle game Lyne, which we've written about multiple times, including here (opens in new tab).

The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game costs $4.49/£3.59 on Steam (opens in new tab) and itch.io (opens in new tab), which includes a 10% launch discount.

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.