Criminal Case (frequently abbreviated to "CC") is a detective-themed hidden object game released on November 15, 2012 for Facebook. An iOS version was released worldwide on August 28, 2014, followed by an Android version on April 15, 2015. Developed and published by French indie studio Pretty Simple, Criminal Case has over ten million average monthly users. On December 9, 2013, Criminal Case was crowned the Facebook Game of the Year 2013.
In Criminal Case, the player acts as a detective to solve murders, locating relevant clues at crime scenes by clicking items in the scene. Rapid clue location is rewarded with greater scores; the player earns stars that can later be used as a type of currency for performing necessary tasks such as examining evidence and interrogating suspects. At the conclusion of each case, the player is presented with all the suspects and must arrest the one who fulfills each of the criteria gained throughout the investigation. If the decision is correct, the case is solved. To unlock the next case, the player is required to complete the solved case's post-indictment chapter—though this procedure does not have to be undertaken in any of the tutorialcases. There are also puzzle elements and various progression and bonus features integrated into the game.
A handsome bon vivant is found stuffed-to-death in a river made of chocolate.
SOMBRA is an underground international criminal organization appearing in the World Edition. It consists of networks spanning all continents in the world.
SOMBRA started off as an ideological club in the town of Campanilla in Colombia, with their primary belief being that the weak died and the strong survived. Gradually, under the leadership of Arsenio Castillo, SOMBRA became more active in their actions, arranging expeditions and governmental coups. Later, SOMBRA struck a deal with the Central Intelligence Agency and was able to receive funding. However, the CIA tried to wipe out SOMBRA, forcing them to go into hiding.
With the received funds, the organization became stronger underground, with their most ambitious project being "The Next Level" program, which generated genetically enhanced assassins. Leadership was eventually transferred and SOMBRA started to slowly resurface.