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Mystery Case Files Edit

Mystery Case Files (also known as MCF) is a hidden object casual game series developed by the internal studios of Big Fish Games and the recent games were also developed by Elephant Games and Eipix Entertainment. The series is known for its ‘Hidden Object’ puzzles where, in order to progress through a game, the player must find a certain number of items hidden somewhere on a painted scene. There are usually thousands of items hidden in the game and they vary in their difficulty to find them.

Storyline and characters have played an increasingly important part in the development of the series, especially from the third game onwards. The game MCF: Ravenhearst begins the Ravenhearst story-arc that continues throughout most games in the series. The series has even gone on to produce four spinoff games and four books written by Jordan Gray

Big Fish Games "estimates that 100 million people have at least sampled trial versions" of the MCF games since the initial launch of MCF: Huntsville.  

Mystery Case Files
Developer(s) Big Fish Games
Publisher(s) Big Fish Games
Distributor(s) Various
Engine Big Fish Games Framework
Platform(s) Windows / Mac OS X / IOS
Genre(s) Puzzle, Hidden Object
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s) ESRB: Everyone-Teen (E-T)
Media Download/Physical Release
System requirements

OS: Win 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista. Memory: 600 MB RAM. DirectX: 6.0.

Input methods Keyboard, Mouse


There are currently sixteen games total in the Mystery Case Files main series, there are also four spin off games.

The games are as follows:

Spin offs


There are four Mystery Case Files books that were written by Jordan Gray. They take place in the fictitious version of Blackpool that the Ravenhearst series is set in. The books are:

  • Stolen
  • Vanished
  • Submerged
  • Unearthed


  1. ^ ""Hidden Object" Series Hit for Holidays". Reuters. 2007-12-20. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
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