Chris Padilla.

AC: New Murder

AC: New Mureder Start Page

I Made A Game!

AC: New Murder is a murder-mystery who-dun-it in the style of Phoenix Wright, featuring characters from Animal Crossing. The story, art, and concerpt are by my sister Jenn. I helped bring the idea to reality by developing the game for web browsers and built out all things software related.

Oh, and I made the music, too!

The History

In 2020, my sister Jenn approached me with an idea for a murder mystery game featuring some of the characters from Animal Crossing. I was looking for a fun new way to sharpen my software engineering skills, and I was won over by the silliness of the story!

What started out as a pretty simple web app for displaying text turned into a fully fledged visual novel.

And now you can play it!!

Playing the Game

The game works in tandem with visiting Jenn's island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Completing the game (and enjoying all the cool customizations Jenn made in New Horizons) requires a Nintendo Switch and the official Animal Crossing game.

If you don't have either, you can still work through the first act of the game to get a feel for the web app!

You can get started here!

Tech Stack

For those curious, the game was developed with the same tools I use for software engineering on the web: React, Redux, Node, MongoDB, and more. You can read about it in my blog posts.


🕵️‍♂️ Play AC: New Murder

🔍 Visit the Official Site

🎶 Listen to the Soundtrack

💾 View the Code

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