True-to-life statues are always creepy. And they have inspired artists throughout the ages - starting with Michelangelo, Peter Greenaway or Madame Toussaud's.
In Greenaway's "The Draughtsman's Contract" you can see these deceitfully real looking works of art come to life and astragon's latest mystery game Royal Detective: Lord of the Statues is haunted by the same phenomenon. The little village Martlet is famous for its great statues created by sculptor and artist Gregorian Amadey aka "Lord of the Statues". Until they start a life of their own.
Having stepped down from their foundations, these creepy guys begin to wage a war against each other until Martlet's residents are forced to escape. For this to end, the King contracts a detective to get to the bottom of the affair. Martlet shall become inhabitable once more. As this famous detective you are forced to seek shelter when a buch of crazy artworks attack right at the beginning of your mission. If it weren't for another stony fellow, the Archer, your job would end even before you had the chance to ask a single question. From then on you are constantly preoccupied with detecting various clues hidden in phantastic scenes swarming with riddles, puzzles and mini games. And that's all there is to be said, really.