Play as Detective Gumball, the world's greatest homicide detective, and solve the murder of a wealthy socialite.  The suspects are full of secrets, but none so much as the victim himself.

This game was made for the February 2018 Bitsy Jam: oh no.

This game was made as an exploration of the possibilities of Bitsy, a browser based game creation tool developed by Adam Le Doux.

Music credits: Clock Tower on the SNES - "Don't Cry Jennifer Theme"

Character portraits implemented using ruin's "Image to Bitsy" tool.

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(15 total ratings)
GenreInteractive Fiction, Visual Novel
Made withBitsy
Tags1-bit, Bitsy, Detective, Mystery, Story Rich


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This is absolutely amazing! From the music to the graphics to the humor, this is A+!


I love the highly scientific approach of this investigation ;)


I'm just binging on your bitsy games and having a blast! I'm quite partial to whodunnit games in particular so I thought I'd leave a comment on this little gem :)

Lovely stuff, hope to see many more


In my opinion this game would have been a great fit for the No Shit Sherlock Jam as well, because it was super satisfying to see a detective game with sooo many different outcome possibilities! The running gag with Sgt. Derringer also made me chuckle. :) You have an interesting way of making games and I hope to see more stuff like that from you! Developers make the Bitsy engine and games really interesting for me. That's also why I recommended this lovely game in one of our compilation articles about the oh no (bitsy jam), along with two other interesting games. It's also featured in a related showcase video. :)

Best wishes,

Thank you for the kind words and for the feature! I remember this feature when it first popped up on Twitter. Such recognition is a badge of honor in my mind, so I greatly appreciate that you have included Detective Gumball in your article!


Thank you for the kind reply as well, I'm very glad you think that way and it keeps me going! <3


omg this is so good!!!! i'm so glad someone made a detective game!! i tried like 10 diff combinations and tried some ppl a couple of times with diff weapons and motives and i love how many diff slightly changed dialogues you made!!!! this was so much fun and the portraits looks great! honestly just super duper love this game!!!


Thank you so much for your kind words <3 I'm so glad it was good enough that you played through multiple times.