Though there are mysteries at its heart, Sawyer is adamant that Pentiment isn’t explicitly a detective game, because it doesn’t contain typical detective mechanics.
As Sawyer explains it, Pentiment follows a medieval artist named Andreas Maler, an educated journeyman who’s near to becoming a master artist.
Sawyer tells us that key to Pentiment is that it never explicitly tells you who the murderer really is.
We spoke to Josh Sawyer at length about the development of Pentiment, and you can find our interview here.
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