A downloadable game
"Two old, fantastic forms of narrative combine to form something truly unique in PataNoir." - Gamezebo
"I don't recall any other game that does anything quite like this." - Emily Short
"Like words? Play with simile and metaphor in this unusual mystery app." - Boing Boing
"The Baron's daughter is missing, and you are the man to find her. No problem. With your inexhaustible arsenal of hard-boiled similes, there is nothing you can't handle."
PataNoir is a homage to the classic stories of hard-boiled private investigators with a knack for describing everything with complex similes and metaphors. In PataNoir, you solve problems by manipulating the hard-boiled metaphors used by the main character to make sense of the world in which he lives.
- An interactive noir mystery to experience and solve
- Innovative interactive fiction gameplay in which the metaphors you live by become tools to solve the mystery
- Atmospheric illustrations by Lauri Ahonen and Tom Siddell
- Original theme song by postmodern rock musician William Steffey