Chronicles of Crime is a cooperative game of crime investigation, mixing VR experience and board gaming. With the same physical components (board, locations, characters, and items), players will be able to play plenty of different scenarios and solve as many different crime stories. They will start the app, choose the scenario they want to play, and follow the story. The goal is to catch the killer of the case they have been given in the shortest short time possible. Using the Scan&Play technology, each component (locations, characters, items, etc.) has a unique QR code, which, depending on the scenario selected, will activate and trigger different clues and stories. That means players will be able to get new stories way after the game is release simply by downloading the app's updates, without any shipping of new physical components involved. In addition, you can purchase the Virtual Reality Module separately which allows you to use a mobile phone. Players simply put the VR glasses onto their mobile device, and put the VR glasses on their nose, holding their mobile device in front of their eyes, to immerse themselves in the game's universe and search for clues in a virtual world. Each session lasts around 1h to 1h30 minutes and many scenarios are connected to each other in order to tell a much bigger story. Please note this retail edition of Chronicles of Crime does not come with the VR module included and this must be purchased separately.
The base game comes with 6 scenarios (1 tutorial + 5 investigations) for a total of 6 to 8 hours of gameplay.