A downloadable detective simulator for Windows and macOS

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 Scour police records.
 Antagonize your suspects.
 Comb through a disturbing crime scene.

 You'll stop at nothing to discover the true identity of the Ring of Fire killer.



Ring of Fire is a detective noir puzzler set in the solarpunk utopia of New London. You play as Detective Grosvenor, a jaded, middle-aged woman hunting through the still-dark corners of the city in pursuit of a radicalised serial killer.

Using your powers of deduction you must solve the brutally gruesome murders of the Ring of Fire killer. Examine clues, interrogate key suspects, and cross-reference your findings in the police database to uncover the mystery.



SEARCH
Solve the case using text entry, you can’t brute force the puzzle.

INTERVIEW
Push your suspects to the brink through branching cinematic conversations with meaningful consequences.


EXAMINE
Explore the crime scene to examine evidence both visually & textually.



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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Ring of Fire Prologue - Windows x64 159 MB
Ring of Fire Prologue - macOS 162 MB

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Is this an actual prologue, events happening outside of the full version of the game, or will this content be featured in the full game?

Hey Bryan, it's essentially the first case from the game

Thanks! I love your other works so far so I'll just wait for this to be fully released.

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Cool cool, excited to see the finished product

i can't play this because my computer screen isn't wide enough :/

Sorry about that, you're right, and the reason is because the game UI is locked to 1920 x 1080, we're looking into it for a future patch.

thanks for replying and letting me know

Looking forward to a patch for resolution as well since I'm really curious to play this!

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Hi there! I really want to play this game but my Mac is saying that it's broken or damaged. I've just downloaded it from Itch (website) and am trying to get it to work. Any tips? I'm running Catalina on a late 2013 Macbook Pro. Thank you!

Hi, we just updated the Mac build, let us know how it works for you!

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Just got it to open- thanks for the update! Can't wait to play! 

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This game looks really great. Unfortunately, when I try to install it on my Mac, the file that is installed says that it is broken or incomplete. I have tried reinstalling a few times, but it does not help. Is anyone else having this issue?

Sorry you're dealing with this, a member of our team works on mac and tested it before publishing. Can you give us more information about your OS, any other specifics please?

Sure thing. I am running an older, upgraded mid-2012 MacBook Pro with Mojave version 10.14.6 (fully up-to-date). When I try to launch the game in the Itch app, I get the following error: "JSON-RPC conversation cancelled". When I look at the downloaded app, the icon has a 'no' symbol (circle with a stroke through it). When I click on it to launch directly from my computer, I get the error "You can't open the application "Ring of Fire Prologue" because it may be damaged or incomplete." I checked the file size and it says it's "481.3 mb on disk". I have tried to reinstall it via the Itch app. I have also uninstalled it via the Itch app and re-installed it. Neither worked.
I hope that helps. Thanks!

Thanks, sorry it's not working got you. We'll look into it first thing Monday morning.

Thanks. And, no worries at all. In case it helps, I tried to open it in Terminal and it said that it was missing and executable file.

that could be it ;) if you DM us on Twitter I'll send you a Steam key which shouldn't have that issue. @farfewgiants

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Very interesting premise, stunning art-style, looking forward to seeing more! Like other people I noted down so much, I like the idea of needing to for the full game!

This demo had me absolutely hooked!

The writing is snappy and mature, without feeling excessive or out of place.

I'll admit, I was actually writing down notes of the state of the crime scene, complete with names and locations. It's been awhile since I've felt incentivized to not miss a single detail.

Atmosphere is something this game has in spades, and I'm very excited to see a full episode. It would also lend itself to multiple different cases and expanding the world!

Great work on the systems that control the game as it is.

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Hey!

I played the game and I loved it! It's so satisfying to play, it shows that everything was made with good care. I would love to play the extended version.

I made a video, you can watch it here 

Thank you so much for this experience!! 

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Hi!

I tried the Prologue and I love it! Really: thanks for the hard work! ✨

I don't know if this is the right place to ask, but, do you have any plans of translating the game into Spanish? I'm from Mexico and I have studies in Literature and linguistics, can I help?

Hey, glad you enjoyed it! Translation is a bit uncertain at the moment, the game uses a user-entered search database and some language-specific leaps of logic in order to solve the puzzles. If you'd like to talk about it some more drop us an email or DM on twitter!