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Visual Novel / Misadventures of Laura Silver

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Misadventures Of Laura Silver is a 2019 Visual Novel that has Adventure Game elements. The eponymous Occult Detective and her assistant Orewell Cooper are sent to Czechoslovakia to investigate something called the Vodnik. Before they can begin investigating, the suspicious death of their coworker puts plans on hold.

The game was developed by Attic Salt and is planned to have two more sequels.

Misadventures of Laura Silver provides examples of:

  • Accidental Misnaming: Cooper keeps getting called Copper. As he puts it, it's because his fellow detective is surnamed Silver.
  • Clueless Detective: Silver can be played as such if the player lets her paranoia take over, resulting in losing her temper.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When examining the hotel light for example, Silver says "It's bright, unlike me."
  • Defective Detective: Promotional material for the game states that Silver is paranoid and has insomnia. The former is clearly shown in her internal narration as she constantly assumes the hotel staff plan to attack or sabotage her.
  • Multiple Endings: The Vodnik case can go in four different ways, and the wrong ones hint at what could've happened in the other routes.
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  • Noodle Incident: Silver alludes to her growing up in an orphanage and befriending a dog when trying to talk to Uri.
  • Spill Stain Sabotage: Attempted on the second day at breakfast, without any input from the player. Silver simply succeeds in spoiling her dress coat instead.
  • The Many Deaths of You: For its relatively short length, two out of the four possible endings result in Silver's death. The first is losing her temper when trying to interrogate the hotel maid, resulting in her being beaten unconscious and trying to escape by jumping off the balcony. Being handcuffed and presumably concussed, she misjudges her landing. The second is simply believing that the Vodnik killed Skoda, then rudely sending Uri away after arriving at the Vodnik's house. Silver gets strangled by the Vodnik's daughter when she is unable to fire her pistol or unjam it in time. Lamp Shaded with the death endings having chibified CGs and being titled accordingly.
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  • Urban Fantasy: The game takes place in 1935.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: Making unkind choices such as snapping rudely at Cooper or Uri, or grabbing Silver's gun and waving it at the hotel staff can result in some humorous game over sequences.

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