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September, 1888. The shadow of the Whitechapel Murderer looms over London. Eddy Nichols, the eldest son of the first acknowledged victim, arrives to Whitechapel in search of answers. What he finds, though, is a panic-stricken city and a number of people eager to make the most of the horrible crimes: an American private eye, thirsty for fame and glory; the owner of an awful tabloid; a psychiatrist who advocates for suspicious, questionable methods, and an elusive, mentally unstable journalist.


  • Around 50k words of mystery and romance.
  • Two (optional) love interests.
  • Three suspects.
  • A gripping original soundtrack. 

This story is based on well known true facts, and most of the characters are inspired by real people. However, their personality and actions during the Whitechapel crimes is mostly just fiction.

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Lurkers DEMO 171 MB
Lurkers DEMO for MAC 153 MB


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After finishing the demo, I'm wondering what will come next. Keep up the good work for the complete version! 
So, my bet on the culprit: Mr Purkiss. You get to know him, but not too much, you have his underling who is way too suspicious to be true, and he's the only one without the first name in the GUI. I wanted to know more about him in the demo haha! 
But I liked the characters, especially William and his witty attitude! Eddy is the cutest, I really like his sprite design. It was a fun experience! :D

Hi Ertal Games!

I think that it goes without saying this game is really good.

I'm completely in love with the Characters.

I love how Eddy is kind of weary of William at the beginning and that Eddy isn't the cliche "I'm afraid of people opinion's" kind of guy. I also love his sympathy for Chris (a bit of his soft side). And honestly he's a greatly written Character.

William: I don't really have a character read on him... but its fair to say this character despite having a slightly weird start with his "Sodomite" remark is going to be quite treasured by the MC (I think). And I'm still really curious about what his reward for the bet will be *wink wink* *nudge nudge*.

Chris : My sympathy levels rose from 100 to 500. When he was telling his story I felt reaaalllyy bad. I think that Chris would be (as you've confirmed ) a really good romance route because if it turns out that he murdered Eddy's mom then I feel like if Eddy fell in love with his mother's murderer ... man... But still Chris is another perfect part of the puzzle...

The backgrounds were really well done... And the sprite art was fairly good for a demo=). I really have no complaints about it ....

I think this is probably one of the first thrillers I've ever read/played and I already have really high expectations :)

The bigesst issue I'd say I had was the fact that the demo was soooo short ...

I wish you good luck (and lots of energy drinks because only who knows ho much effort it takes to write these games)

- Sapphire

P.s I see you researched this

^_^ Thank you so much for the review, it really makes my day!


Liking the story so far. I look forward to reading it when it's finished.


Good luck with your project!

The idea sounds very interesting and intriguing. I'm really excited.

When will the demo be released? If there is a demo.

Will your game be an 18+ like the usual or will this be a PG 13.

 Will this be a thriller sort of thing? 

Thx. =)

I'm happy the idea sounds interesting! And yes, it's a thriller: basically the retelling of the Ripper's crimes from the point of view of Eddy Nichols, the eldest son of the first victim. There will be a demo at the end of August, and then it will probably be put on the backburner until I finish all the loose ends from my previous games.

About the rating... It's not decided yet. I don't mind one way or the other, so that will be decided by the artist ;)