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Dramatic Mystery Solving Games (ドラマチック謎解きゲーム Doramachikku Nazotoki Gēmu) is a series of in-person game events produced by Yodaka Records. They have had several collaborations with Higurashi When They Cry.

First Collaboration[]

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Hinamizawa Escape Scheme (雛見沢脱出計画) was the first event. It was an escape room which originally ran from April to July 2018, and was rerun from June 4, 2019 to August 29, 2019.

In the event, players take the role of a mountain hiker who suffers a leg injury while in Hinamizawa in June, and live in the village until it recovers. You become friends with Rena and Mion and partake in the Watanagashi Festival, but start to suffer from hallucinations afterwards. Rena tries to stop you from leaving your home, claiming that it's still too dangerous to return to the mountains, and when you discover a terrible secret hidden by the villagers, you must escape Hinamizawa.

Second Collaboration[]

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Rika Furude Assassination Plan (古手梨花暗殺計画) was the second event. It was a mystery solving game which originally ran from June 19, 2021 to July 28, 2021 and was rerun from June 21, 2022 to July 3, 2022.

You assume the role of a new member of "Unit Y", a group tasked with performing espionage with a secret project being conducted in Hinamizawa, and protecting important people. When you're given the task of assassinating Rika Furude, you begin preparing for it.

Third Collaboration[]

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The Sonozaki Family's Secret That Must Not Be Revealed (園崎家の暴いてはいけない秘密) was the third event. It was a mystery solving game which originally ran from July 9, 2022 to August 28, 2022.

You assume the role of a live-in caretaker newly hired to work for the Sonozaki family. You discover that there appears to be a secret that the family doesn't want to talk about and set out to find what it is.

Fourth Collaboration[]

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Escape From The Fragment of Certain Despair (絶対絶命のカケラからの脱出) was the fourth event. It originally ran from June 24 to July 13, 2023.

You assume the role of a person who's just moved to Hinamizawa and become friends with the club members. One day, while playing in the mountains behind the Sonozaki main house you get attacked by mysterious men and run away. The club gets separated, and you end up alongside Satoko Houjou. You and Satoko must escape the mountain alive.

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