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"Do we have to take on this case?"
"Do you want to pay the rent?"

January Edwards' and Fern Anderson haven't always been down on their luck. Their small private investigation agency had been staying afloat before a change at the local police station ruined everything. 

Join the grumpy detective and her 'hacker extraordinaire' as they investigate the shady underworld of their small town, and find the truth behind its affairs, dodgy dealings and corrupt cops.

The Accountant's Affair is the first case in the January Edwards: PI series. Each case will have a contained story, with an overarching narrative over a total of four cases.

When the local police precinct stops communicating with January Edwards' investigation firm, she takes on a basic infidelity case to pay the rent. All is not as it seems however, and the PI is quickly drawn into a mystery that will propel her towards a figure from her past that she would much rather have forgotten about. 

  • Up to an hour's play depending on reading speed
  • Partial Voice Acting
  • Logic grid and deductive reasoning puzzles
  • One ending, but several ways to get there (and to game over!) 

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Jan 02, 2021
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel, Puzzle
Made withRen'Py
TagsAnime, Detective, Episodic, Female Protagonist, Mystery, Narrative, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

January Edwards_ PI - Press Kit-20201206T203236Z-001.zip 77 MB
JanuaryEdwards-1.0-mac.zip 281 MB
JanuaryEdwards-1.0-pc.zip 299 MB

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only thing that bothered me is that they're all in the same pose. otherwise not so bad a game



Great game! Loved the characters and the writing, and I look forward to the next release. I'm excited to learn more about Avery and January's past!


I really liked this game! I found it fun to find clues and put the pieces together, especially with the handy phone! The time loss idea felt smart for maintaining game balance. I'm excited to see what comes next for this game series!


I'm extremely fond of stylish visual novels that revolve around solving mysteries, so I loved this. I'm excited to see what comes out in the future—great job!


Thankyou for playing!

Had a blast, and I'm sure I'll continue to have fun with the second episode. Thank you again for a key! <3 

Loved the video! Thanks for playing!

Thank you so much for sharing it with me! 


I love the ace attorney references RAVEN WRONG was my favorite

I'm glad you enjoyed them! I think you must have managed to download the game when I accidently set it to live - congrats on getting an early copy haha!