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The Nightfall Mysteries series is a hidden object game series that started with a meeting for a private performance which lead to uncovering a mystery wrapped in conspiracy and revenge.
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The series was released in the following order:

  • Nightfall Mysteries: Curse of the Opera

  • Nightfall Mysteries: Asylum Conspiracy

  • Nightfall Mysteries: Black Heart

  • Nightfall Mysteries: Haunted by the Past


Nightfall Mysteries is haunted by these tropes:

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    Nightfall Mysteries: Curse of the Opera 
  • Asshole Victim: Hilda, Tiberius and Count Vladd, undoubtedly. Debatable with the rest.
  • Automobile Opening: The game begins with the stagehand's vehicle driving to the village before an accident abruptly happens.
  • Bastard Angst: Vincent's trauma stemmed from being mistreated by and later sold to a band of Romani by his father, Count Vladd, after witnessing the fallout between his parents.
  • Big Eater: Hilda's old room shows loads of food, some rotten or uneaten, along with the scratched message "I CAN'T STOP EATING" paints a rather sad and disturbing picture on the caricature she's based on.
  • Cut Phone Lines: The stagehand discovers this to be the case after attempting to use the phone booth to call for help.
  • Developing Doomed Characters: After arriving at the village, the players get to know the characters involved before they get picked off by the killer.
  • Destructive Romance: Vincent's father, Count Vladd, and his mother, a servant, had a relationship that led to his birth. However, whatever love they had faded and became destructive to the point Vladd had the servant thrown out and did worse with his son.
  • Driven to Suicide: Carolina is last seen by the stagehand throwing herself off a cliff to her death. Turns out, she's actually alive and one of the conspirators to murder.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": All the characters refer to the player as 'Stagehand'.
  • Falling Chandelier of Doom: Leonardo the tenor was killed this way while investigating the church.
  • Gasoline Dousing: What Vladd, Tiberius and Hilda did to kill the original owner and lead singer of the opera company.
  • Ghost Town: There isn't anyone living in the village the opera company arrives at.
  • Hanging Around: How Giles's body was first found by the stagehand upon returning with the pliers.
  • Hypno Pendulum: Vincent uses a pocket watch to hypnotize the stagehand into forgetting the events that transpired.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: An old picture of Hilda showed she used to be skinny and beautiful.
  • Kill the Lights: Just when things couldn't get worse, the lights at the inn go out and Carolina is apparently kidnapped.
  • Locked in a Freezer: This happened to Hilda. You don't save her in time.
    • Tiberius is also found locked inside a freezer, frozen to death.
  • Patricide: Given Vincent was in on the revenge plot and had familial connection to Vladd all along, it's safe to say he killed his father.
  • The Prima Donna: Hilda
  • Revenge: Carolina, Vincent and Charles' motivations on murdering the members of the opera company and Vladd Vansig.
  • Skewed Priorities: Members of the opera company are being picked off one by one, and Hilda is more worried about not being able to get ready for her performance.
  • Stuffed in the Fridge: The stagehand finds the bodies of the murdered troupe - and later Tiberius - stored in the freezers.
  • Tap on the Head: After discovering Tiberius' frozen body, the stagehand is knocked out from behind by someone.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Abigail was quite unlucky to be killed not long after being brought up.

    Nightfall Mysteries: Asylum Conspiracy 
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    Nightfall Mysteries: Black Heart 

    Nightfall Mysteries: Haunted by the Past 
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