A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

The Cards Never Lie is a short mystery about a psychic who becomes entangled in an investigation when one of her clients is murdered. This game was made during the Ludum Dare 25 (You Are the Villain) jam competition and won 3rd in the mood category, 7th in the audio category, and 8th overall. Features full soundtrack by Li'l Magic.


  • Cold-read clients
  • Hire legmen to investigate
  • Spin a web of deceit
  • Reminisce with your homeless neighbor about Sweet Paris
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
Made withRen'Py
TagsDetective, drama, lucky-special-games, Ludum Dare, ludum-dare-25, Mystery, Noir, psychics, Ren'Py


The Cards Never Lie-1.0-all.zip 37 MB


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That was a fantastic entry for the Ludum Dare 25 and I think the main reason why I loved this one so much was its narrative setting (and of course the well written dialogues). I'm happy to see that you scored the 8th place with it. :) It's a real intriguing interactive novel and I couldn't wait to figure out who the murderer was. <3 Gladly I recommended your game in a little article on our blog and also uploaded a gameplay video of it. :) Keep it up!

Best wishes,