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Game Info
Inkle Studios
Inkle Studios
PC, Nintendo Switch
Release Date
June 2, 2021 (Calendar)
Indie, Adventure
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Can you get away with murder? That is the key question asked in Overboard!, a new indie narrative adventure game by developer Inkle Studios. 

The game is simple, navigate through the surviving guests onboard a cruise ship as you try to lie, cheat, betray, and steal your way to freedom. You can blackmail other guests when learning their secrets, cheat at cards to create an alibi, even drug witnesses, and cover up your tracks in any fashion possible. Each character moves and acts independently from each other, some friends, some foes. It is up to you how you would deal with them in this next-generation visual novel. Each playthrough is about an hour, but there is so much to do each time, it is a question on how long you can go without getting caught. 

Overboard! is available for the PC and the Nintendo Switch. 

Developer Quote

JULY, 1935. A MURDER HAS BEEN COMMITTED aboard the SS Hook, eight hours out from New York.

Only one problem: you did it.

Can you get away with murder?


Overboard! is a tense, highly replayable detective game from the creators of 80 Days and Heaven's Vault.

Blackmail a spy. Fall in love. Murder a rival. Cheat at cards. Drug a witness. Lie, befriend, betray, console, sneak, seduce, steal, borrow, pray, eavesdrop, kill...

There are clues, evidence, suspects, accusations, secrets and lies.

You’ll need all your cunning, coercion and charisma to ensure that someone else takes the fall.


* Next-gen visual novel: go where you want, when you want, and say what you want
* Simulated story-world: other characters move and act independently, remember everything they see and hear, and everything you do
* Every minute counts: you have eight hours to escape justice. Time is always ticking
* Who can you trust? Some characters are friendly, and some are out to get you. Who will you befriend? And who will you betray?

Built using the award-winning ink narrative engine, Overboard!'s narrative twists itself around every choice you make.

Play once for a thrill, or multiple times to uncover all the secrets and achieve an ideal ending.

One play-through lasts about 30 - 45 minutes, but achieving the perfect crime run will take a lot longer.

Can you get away with murder?