October 1941, Singapore.

A dead body inside the former courthouse.

Five witnesses who may be possible suspects.

And a new detective paired with an unwilling veteran.

Can you unravel the mystery behind A Red Sky at Dawn?


Commissioned by Arts House Limited for Textures 2021.


Mouse/Touch:

  • Click or touch the screen/text to advance the story/select choice
  • Long press the text box for 1 sec to activate autoscroll
  • Long press outside the text box for 3 sec to access the options menu

Keyboard (requires an initial mouse click or touch in full screen mode):

  • Space or Return to advance the story
  • Up/down arrow keys to select choice
  • Return to confirm choice
  • Control to toggle autoscroll on/off
  • Shift to access the menu bar
  • Alt/Opt to access options


Average first story length: 1.5 hours

Download size: 40 MB

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Hi everyone,

We would like to inform you that we have reviewed Red Sky at Dawn on Virtual SEA. You can find the review here. Please let us know what you think!

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Thank you very much for the kind words and for taking the time to review. It was a pleasant surprise.

By any chance, was this inspired by the DS game Hotel Dusk: Room 215? Because the style/tone of it really reminds me of Hotel Dusk, in a very good way.

Not to mention the parallels between Kyle and Bradley from Hotel Dusk vs Crawford and his former partner, along with the backstory of what they were up to before going missing (Investigating some sort of illicit organisation and then allegedly switching sides and betraying the police).

All in all, this is honestly excellent. Only played it once and got 3 stars so far, but I'm planning to get to the bottom of this even if it takes all year :P

Yes, that was one of the very few visual novels I liked. Unfortunately, the developer Cing went bankrupt and I have not found another game quite like it since. So I decided to make one myself.

I love this game so much! I have been looking for games like this/in this style for a long time and am glad to have finally found one! (all this is to say..keep up the good work)

I just wanted to say that this is an all-rounded stellar mystery in writing, drawing, and production! The characters are all very compelling and the mystery spans far and wide. (I haven't cracked the case yet T_T) This is a masterpiece that reminds me of games like Detroit Become Human with such a complex storyline! Kudos to the entire team creating this! 10/10

P.S. Just wondering if future updates could consider including certain save points that the players can restart from, so that we can change specific choices rather than restart from the beginning :D? Cheers! 

The forced save structure is part of the design. The story recalculates the scenarios and choice outcomes based on all actions accumulated thus far. There are ways to recover from bad choices as you progress, but the solution can differ from someone who did exactly the same things you did.

Just played through twice, both times earned only 1 (out of 5) stars and of course... didn't solve the mystery ))):

Anyone managed to solve the case?

Don't give up. You have to really pay attention to what is being said as every new case changes things a little, so there isn't a fixed solution.

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This game looks really professionally made. Hats off to the creators! The art work is exceptional. I really enjoyed that.😊

Thank you.