Avery M: Dead Man's Journal

Player Rating7.14/8

"#32 overall, #6 for 2012"
based on 212 ratings since 01/06/2013
played 6,001 times (finished 251)

Story Difficulty6/8

"wandering through the desert"

Play Length6/8

"It'll be a while, better grab a Snickers®"

Maturity Level5/8

"aren't you a little too old to be trick or treating"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG-13.

A mystery set in the small rural town of Bedfor, Wyoming; you play as Avery M, a young foul-mouthed Irish teen who happens to stumble into a mystery when your mother insists on taking a vacation to visit the opening of an art gallery. The gallery is set to display the famous works of a now deceased artistic genius.

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Avery expected a boring weekend spent viewing boring paintings but it quickly becomes clear she's in for more of an adventure than she bargained for. With questions rising left and right, it looks like Avery has crashed headfirst into her very first case. If you don't connect the dots, the opening of the Greg A. Henderson Art Gallery may never happen, and Avery M's first case may be her last.

Player Comments

This truly was one of the most unique and fascinating experiences that I had the pleasure of going through. This game immediately caught my attention upon the very first page, and it had me hooked on the humor and commentary of the very relatable and witty hero of this story, that is Avery.

The use of items were done rather well, and the game was challenging but in a fun, exciting way. This wasn't a case that I could just leave unfinished, and I felt a sense of accomplishment when certain facets of the case came together, until the conclusion in which all was unraveled and revealed.

It's quite obvious that there was much care and attention given towards the mystery of this game, which was definitely quite a unique and fun spin from the usual mystery game. This game is something that stands out from it's peers, but it stands out in a very positive way.
-- TharaApples on 10/21/2016 1:45:06 PM with a score of 2575
Awesome! One of my favorite games I've read so far and definitely my favorite mystery/puzzle game on the site. Loved the art, the video and the story. Only flaw I can think of is that it would've been cool if there were more suspects, but otherwise, this is a really awesome story game and I really admire all the effort you must've put into it. 8/8! Will come back some time to read the first 16 pages of the Hunger Games :p
-- Briar_Rose on 1/7/2013 8:45:54 AM with a score of 2900
Creative story with good writing and an engaging plot. These features went a long way to making the story stand out on the site. I would have liked to see some of my choices affect events more dynamically, such as a character behaving/reacting in a different way depending on wrong or right choices, and some plot twists. However, as it stands, the story is a very enjoyable read with a unique presentation, clever puzzles, and a nice implementation of the advanced editor. An embedded movie near the end was particularly striking. Definitely worth reading. Nice work.
-- madglee on 1/5/2013 11:41:04 PM with a score of 2200
A truly fantastic game! The puzzles weren't super complicated, but still required thought. I especially liked the idea of decoding the paintings. I don't know if you're still fixing issues in the game, but I did catch one dead link. If you look at the garden after decoding the paintings, but before opening the shed, there's no option to leave. All in all, very well done!
-- Glandros on 11/24/2017 6:26:45 AM with a score of 2400
Loved every minute of it!
-- Aynmb on 8/30/2017 9:09:47 PM with a score of 1550
This was AWESOME. It wasn't that challenging and I thought it'd be a bit longer, but it was still very creative, very nicely written and it was so fun to play.
-- QueenOfSpades on 8/16/2017 3:41:17 AM with a score of 1950
That was the single best storygame I've ever played. It's the only one of ever played that I couldn't stop reading. Thank you!
-- Lifina on 5/16/2017 7:00:11 PM with a score of 2025
Very Interesting...
-- TheONeLol265 on 5/1/2017 9:30:40 PM with a score of 2275
Great Story! I found out that I messed up the first time I played it, but I was able to overcome that slight barrier. You should totally make a sequel!
-- Codegirl102 on 3/23/2017 9:07:42 PM with a score of 2800
Best game I have ever played!
-- Pearl563 on 3/16/2017 8:46:28 AM with a score of 2850
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