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Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders is a point and click game developed and published by Nupixo Games. It was released on Steam for Microsoft Windows on May 2, 2019.


This is a thrilling point-and-click adventure game where the player controls Di Renjie, ancient China's most famous and gifted investigator, as he tracks a serial killer in the heart of the Tang Dynasty's capital city.


Amid lingering political turmoil, the first and only female empress of China, Wu Zetian rises to power. Within months of her ascension to the throne, murmurs of discontentment and revolution swell as detractors and enemies begin plotting against her. It is against this backdrop that our protagonist, newly appointed investigating magistrate Di Renjie, must solve a gruesome series of murders--which will lead him on a collision course with the Imperial Court and the empress herself.


Playing as the legendary detective, players will explore this unique setting and unravel its narrative twists and turns using familiar adventure gameplay mechanics such as exploration, dialogue choices, interaction with objects and clues, and puzzle-solving.

The pixel art style of the game is also an homage to old school graphics, but the developers have added our their visual signature and design sensibilities. The game contains over 45 locations (many spanning multiple screen widths), each one pixel-painted.


  • Distinct 2D pixel art style
  • Immersive story-driven experience dripping with historical atmosphere
  • Challenging and fun puzzles to solve
  • Unique Chinese cultural and historical references
  • Fantastic soundtrack with 13 original tracks
  • Multiple language support: English and Chinese
  • Windows and Mac support



SteamMicrosoft Windows Minimum Specifications
Minimum Specifications
Operating System Windows 7 SP1 or later
CPU 2.0 GHz
Storage 500 MB
Sound All DirectX-compatible sound cards
SteammacOS Minimum Specifications
Minimum Specifications
Operating System OS X 10.9 or later
CPU 2.0 GHz
Storage 500 MB
Sound All DirectX-compatible sound cards


PC Language Support
Platform Interface Full Audio Subtitles
Steam Steam EnglishSimplified Chinese EnglishSimplified Chinese

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