The Murder Hotel is a murder mystery visual novel with supernatural elements in the story. The Finnish pilot Ilmarinen Halla is trapped in the Hotel Fafnir, which is isolated by a snowstorm. Now he is forced to solve the crimes that are happening in the hotel.

Ilmarinen has to interrogate the hotel guests to solve the crimes. This is done through the core gameplay feature of The Murder Hotel. Instead of choosing dialogue options, the player can build their own questions from various “paper words”.

By asking the right questions, Ilmarinen collects “scissor hints” that can later be combined to form culprit theories.

The Murder Hotel is financially supported by FFF Bayern and the budgetary funds of the Free State of Bavaria.