A downloadable visual novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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In the last few stages of the Canadian detective competition, Detective Larika Downs is determined to find out who could be running such a questionable contest. Joining her are Detectives Tads, Anadyne, Struess, and Viu. By working together, will they find out the truth?

Methods: The Canada Files is a prequel visual novel to Methods: The Detective Competition. It features a new style of mystery-solving gameplay designed to present more of a challenge than the first game.

Playing Methods: The Detective Competition first is highly recommended, but not required to understand the story.

This game is in Early Access. The price of the game will increase as more content is added. Anyone who buys the game during the Early Access period will get all of the content in the full version at no additional cost.

The Canada Files Soundtrack will be updated as more content is added. It currently contains all the music from Files 01 - 03.

  • Solve crimes with five unique methods
  • Refute faulty theories with evidence
  • Chinese translation
  • Original soundtrack
  • Get to know your teammates better with Hangouts!

Updated 5 hours ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
Made withAdobe Photoshop, Ren'Py
TagsDetective, Female Protagonist, methods, Mystery, Story Rich
Average sessionA few hours
LanguagesEnglish, Chinese (Simplified)
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksHomepage, Blog, YouTube


Buy Now$7.99 USD or more

In order to download this visual novel you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $7.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Methods: The Canada Files 526 MB
Version 27
Methods The Canada Files Soundtrack (MP3) 241 MB
if you pay $8.99 USD or more

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Canada Files Press Kit.zip 37 MB

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