Detective Chirpums: Private Investigator is a visual novel that could, quite easily, best set in the same world as pigeon dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend. It’s a noir-themed mystery game in which you play the titular avian investigator.


Set in a city full of thieving magpies and law-upholding wrens, you are the city’s only detective, out to clean up the crooks and cronies. As the noir inspiration demands, Chirpums flutters about in a tan overcoat and rests up by downing a bottle of Grackle’s Finest.


Unfortunately, his wreck of a lifestyle means that paying his rent can be tough – he needs to solve a case quick, and get paid. So, off you hop, helping Chirpums to solve puzzles and a crime led by a femme fatale into the heart of The Roost.


As with Hatoful Boyfriend, Detective Chirpums does have a bit of a satirical tone shining through its otherwise completely serious presentation. It’s a lighthearted visual novel about a city of birds; of course it’s a little bit comedic.


This is one of many visual novels by the indie game developer going by the name “detective”. He’s put out a few in the last couple of months, and you can see them all over on If you like what he’s doing then, if you have the cash spare, consider supporting him on Patreon.


As to, Detective Chirpums: Private Detective, you can purchase it for Windows, Mac, and Linux over on at the price of $3.49. There’s also a demo to try out if you want to take a peek at it before throwing your money at it.

Chris Priestman

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