Voodoo Detective is a new Monkey Island-inspired point-and-click adventure for iPhone, iPad, & Mac

Voodoo Detective Screenshot
Voodoo Detective Screenshot (Image credit: Short Sleeve Studio)

What you need to know

  • Voodoo Detective is now available in the App Store.
  • The new game can be downloaded on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
  • The title counts Monkey Island among its inspiration and features a full voice cast from some of the best in the business.

Voodoo Detective is a new point-and-click adventure that counts hit classic Monkey Island among its inspiration — and you can play it now on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

A premium game with a premium — for the App Store, at least — price tag of $14.99, the new Short Sleeve Studio release tells the story of Voodoo Detective as he visits a small island town to take on his latest case and it's sure to be his toughest mystery yet.

Gamers can look forward to a full voice cast including professionals who have worked on some of the biggest games in the industry including Mass Effect, Final Fantasy, Fallout, and more. Backgrounds are hand-drawn for a gorgeous aesthetic and the story itself is "full of whimsy and intrigue."

New Ginen: a small island town steeped in rich Voodoo culture, overrun by chain stores, infested with privileged tourists. Where local color and colonial corruption clash in a desperate battle for survival.Against this fascinating backdrop we meet a mysterious woman with no past standing at the center of a drama so profound the threads of reality are threatening to unravel!Join Voodoo Detective on his latest case, where danger hides behind every dirty secret and each thrilling moment may be his last. It's time to don your fedora and trenchcoat, detective, you've got a mystery to solve!

One purchase will get you the iPhone, iPad, and Mac version of the game, and fans of classic titles like Monkey Island and Grim Fandango will no doubt enjoy a soundtrack that was composed by Peter McConnel.

Those looking to take Voodoo Detective for a spin can download it from the App Store (opens in new tab) right now.

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Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.