Serial Homicide Unit is a game about hunting … people. Players will take on the roles of everyday men and women who strive after their hopes and dreams, not knowing that a serial killer hunts them. Players also take on the roles of the investigators hunting down the killer before another body is found. No one plays the serial killer.
The game is designed to play in about 3 hours, including preparation time. You don’t even need to read the rules beforehand! The game consists of 14 audio files that take you step-by-step through gameplay, teaching you how to play as you play.
A brief, playable demo is available for free download: Serial Homicide Unit Demo
The physical edition of the game is no longer available from Incarnadine Press.
The electronic edition of the game is no longer available from Indie Press Revolution.
Written Reviews of Serial Homicide Unit:
- Gerald Cameron reviewed the game on Game Cryer – September 2009
Podcast Reviews of Serial Homicide Unit:
- Paul Tevis and Brennan Taylor reviewed the game on The Voice of the Revolution, Episode 27 – January 2009
- Will, Laura, and Jesse talk about playing Serial Homicide Unit and dissect the game’s innermost anatomy. If you only listen to ONE review, listen to this one: Actual People, Actual Play, Episode 7 – February 2010
Podcast Interviews about Serial Homicide Unit:
- Kat and I speak with Clyde Rhoer about the development of (as it was then known) Serial: Theory from the Closet, Episode 16 – July 2007
- Kat and I speak with Rob Bohl about developing the game, and why it works the way it does, and the impact of playtesting: The Independent Insurgency, Episode 11 – May 2008
- I speak with Clyde Rhoer about how SHU comments on the police procedural/investigative genre: Theory from the Closet, Episode 57 – May 2010