Casebook Episode 0 Casebook Episode 0

The Missing Urn

Year:  2009

Genre:  Mystery

Links:  Moby Games

Casebook Episode 0: The Missing Urn is a freeware adventure set as a prequel to the main Casebook trilogy of games. You play as a detective, helping your partner to return a missing urn to his aunt. The series commences officially with Casebook Episode 1: Kidnapped.

Overview

In each game location, your notebook will prompt you to answer a series of questions. You must search the location and take photographs of pieces of evidence, then return to the van to analyse them. In analysing the evidence, you will play a series of minigames. The lists in bold below are of the items that you need to photograph to solve each notebook objective. The list of optional items to photograph for extra points is shown at the bottom.

Basement

Where is it?

  • Urn, in small cupboard under the stairs (Margaret's prints, Marcus' DNA)

Put your evidence in the folder. There are no links to make at this stage.

How did the urn get down here?

  • Blade, amongst brooms on floor near stairs (fabric snag)
  • Hair brush, on wall near stairs (Margaret's prints, Elaine's DNA)
  • Hat, on a statue on the floor to the right (petroleum jelly)
  • Medals, in box under rug on stairs (Margaret's prints, Boris' DNA)
  • Pomade, on back of bicycle along far wall (Margaret's prints, Boris' DNA)
  • Ring, on giant metal fly near left workbench (Elaine's DNA)

Put all your new evidence in the folder. Link the fabric snag to Margaret's gown, and the hat to the pomade.

Find the food

  • Bread, on left workbench
  • Butter, in large box on floor near bicycle
  • Chutney, on the big radio along the right wall
  • Ham, on corner of glass container on small table on right
  • Pickles, on small cupboard under stairs (Margaret's prints)
  • Salt grinder, on left workbench

Arrange all your new evidence in the folder. You will now have enough evidence to close the case if you want.

Optional Evidence

  • Bell, in shelves along right wall
  • Bible, behind the giant metal fly near the left workbench
  • Bicycle, along back wall
  • Big radio, on floor to the right
  • Boots, on the floor under the stairs
  • Bronze pot, on high shelf along right wall
  • Candelabra, on left workbench
  • City photo, on wall behind left workbench
  • Coffee urn, beneath left workbench
  • Decanter, on left workbench
  • Dikdik, in shelves along right wall
  • Fan, in shelves along right wall
  • Frame over wines, on the floor opposite the stairs
  • Fur, on the wall in the corner near the stairs
  • Golf clubs, standing on floor in far right corner of room
  • Hat, behind a lamp to the left of the workbench
  • Hat, hanging from shelf in far left corner (Elaine's DNA)
  • Knife, on left workbench (butter)
  • Machete, stuck in the far right of the right shelves
  • Mask, on the wall behind and left of the workbench
  • Mask, on the wall behind and left of the workbench
  • Paints, on high shelf above left workbench
  • Pheasant, in shelves along right wall
  • Pheasant, on small table under the stairs
  • Photo of Marcus, in pile of photos on small set of card drawers on left
  • Photo of Marcus, in pile of photos on small set of card drawers on left (Margaret's prints)
  • Photo of old man, along back wall
  • Photo of old women, on wall behind left workbench
  • Photo of old women, on wall behind left workbench
  • Photo of seal, in pile of photos on small set of card drawers on left
  • Plant, on window ledge along back wall
  • Plastic duck, on an old radio in far left corner
  • Rifle, on the wall near the stairs
  • Sawdust, in large bag on floor along right wall
  • Ship, on left workbench
  • Skull, on window ledge along back wall
  • Sleep mask, on handlebars of the bicycle
  • Spider webs, hanging in far right corner of room
  • Urn, among paints on high shelf above left workbench
  • Urn, in shelves along right wall (Margaret's prints)
  • Urn, on high shelf along right wall (Boris' prints)
  • Urn, on high shelf near stairs (Elaine's prints)
  • Urn, on small table near front tire of the bicycle
  • Urn, on window ledge along back wall
  • Wedding photo, along wall next to stairs
  • Wine chest, on floor next to the bicycle

You can now link the knife and butter. When you are done, go to the evidence folder and click on the yellow sticky note to return the urn to Margaret.