David A. Wheeler (2007)

Release 4

Story File (Blorb)

Accuse in Z5 format (z5, 124KB)

Source Text (link)

This is a small puzzle/game where you must determine who murdered someone, with what, and where, by making a series of accusations. The solution, suspect placement, and weapon placement is random each time. It's a fun little puzzle on its own (murder mysteries are still a common genre), and perhaps more importantly it's a small demonstration/trial of Inform7's new English-language syntax (which the author wanted to try out). This is a different game than Clue/Cluedo: it has different game rules, goals, and names. For example, each accusation must be completely different from the previous one, and your goal is to minimize time. You can get this game from This game is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later, so you can even make modifications to this or include a modified version of it in your own games.

Accuse was created with Inform and has IFID 1CBB7561-C839-11DB-B790-0013D46F1393. To play a work like this one, you need an interpreter program: many are available, among them Zoom for Mac OS X and for Unix, and Windows Frotz for Windows.