Last updated on August 15th, 2022 at 09:00 pm



Overboard! is one of the best $5.99 to play game in the App Store.
Developed by inkle Ltd, Overboard! is a Adventure game with a content rating of 12+.
It was released on 2nd June 2021 with the latest update 1st June 2022

Whether you are a fan of Adventure, Books, or Role Playing games, you will find this game interesting and will absolutely like it.


136 people have rated 1.4.2

You can download the game Overboard! from APP STORE.


JULY, 1935. A MURDER HAS BEEN COMMITTED aboard the SS Hook, eight hours out from New York.

Only one problem: you did it.

Can you get away with murder?


Blackmail a spy. Fall in love. Murder a rival. Cheat at cards. Drug a witness. Lie, befriend, betray, console, sneak, seduce, steal, borrow, pray, eavesdrop, kill…

There are clues, evidence, suspects, accusations, secrets and lies.

You’ll need all your cunning, coercion and charisma to ensure that someone else takes the fall.


  • Next-gen visual novel: go where you want, when you want, and say what you want
  • Simulated story-world: other characters move and act independently, remember everything they see and hear – and everything you do
  • Every minute counts: you have eight hours to escape justice. Time is always ticking!
  • Who can you trust? Some characters are friendly, and some are out to get you. Who will you befriend? Who will you betray?

Built using the award-winning ink narrative engine, Overboard!’s narrative twists itself around every choice you make.

Play once for a thrill, or multiple times to uncover all the secrets and achieve an ideal ending.


One play-through lasts about 30 – 45 minutes, but achieving the perfect crime run will take a lot longer…


Updated on 1st June 2022

Minor layout fix

Overboard! Reviews

Love the game just seems to be super short and replayability is a bit low as well.

This game was fun. Took us 6 attempts to win. We liked the variety of choices you can make as your character.

Let us explain: anyone who self-raised on hart to hart and later on realized natalie wood jokes were a thing and so was a great deal of money dependent on people knowing someone got away with murder will watch the 1978 TV movie with Angie Dickinson eventually, and then buy this game the next morning. The choices they allow you are all suspicion-inviting. So its not a game just a kind of clickbait.

We got all the endings, and Im wondering, will theyll be another ending, we have a great idea, after killing Clarissa, the ghost of Malcolm comes and tries to gives us a scare, Veronica wakes up only to reveal its been a dream, we then can take two choices by telling Malcolm that they had a dream or ordering champagne for Malcolm, leading into a route to poisoning Malcolm, thats our idea.

We really love this game it has some unusual so if youre particular about your games keep that in mind. Great animation style and sound effects. There are lot of things you can do in the game that you wont realize even after playing the game for a lot of time. It is $6 which is a lot for a game, but remember its made by a small indie studio. We think there should be around two new maps/stories added to the game to keep it interesting because it gets a bit repetitive.

All the visuals in this game are very stylish and engaging- they’re what drew us in initially and we were even more impressed once we actually played through the game. We went in expecting a relatively short game, but the time-loop style structure offered an incredible sense of replay-ability even after I’d completed the main goals. Overall, very fun and worth a go!

An excellent example of run-based interactive fiction that works well (if a little hot) on mobile. The story can be run through once in ten or twenty minutes, but the next time will be entirely different. The tight, interconnected cast of characters populating the ship go about their days, offering trade offs of where to go when, and with whom. There are several ways to get your character, Veronica, off of the SS Hook. But how you go about it can determine not only her freedom, but her fortune in matters of the heart and the purse. The backdrop of interwar intrigue and upper class eccentricities provides an entertaining read the first time, and the Nth.

Would love to see more of these.

We truly love this game. Its beautifully designed, SO clever, and devilishly hilarious! It took us more times than we can count, in order to win but Ill be playing again to try other combinations. LOVE IT! More like this, please!

More focused than 80 days. Great game.

With the amount of games about it out there, solving a murder is easy. Getting away with it is hard. This game confirms that. The forethought the writers did is excellent, we frequently found myself getting caught by assuming the fellow passengers would be stupider than they actually are. However, that made the eventual victory all the more for filling. The only problem we have with this game is the amount of our battery that it chugs through. In the worst case, this means you cant play the game for more than an hour at a time; but conveniently enough, the games repeatable format works very well in short segments.

This interactive story game is fun to play and replay through as even when you succeed you may still find that there is more to the story, leaving room to go back and check for other paths and try to fix your current choices or even try to find another route. Our only complaint is that some of the choices are not very clear as to the dialogue that will be given to them, for example, when it give the option to rest in your room, it would be nice to know that this means that you will sleep through the final meeting and essentially forfeit the round rather than nap until the meeting as we were attempting to do to pass the remaining 30 min or so till the final meeting. VERY daunting to have to restart and repeat all the same choices just to see if what we had would have worked >:/ … Otherwise a great game and worth the cost.

We cant figure out how/where to view achievements. Do they not get counted on the iOS version??? That seems like a real shame if true.

Even when taking a new path a lot of the game seemed pretty repetitive. Each round also seems to go really quickly to us. Cool concept, but just not our favorite for how much it costs.

We had really high hopes for this game, but honestly it wasnt worth the money. We got through the game in about 20-25 minutes, and we were taking our time. Its a very interesting premise for a game, which is why we downloaded it, but we wasnt impressed at all. We think the creators were going for an illustrative, storybook effect, but it really was just a disappointingly flat and two-dimensional UI. There is no interaction in this game at all (seriously). When youre searching for evidence, you cant actually see the rooms youre supposed to be looking through or the evidence itself. The entire game is set up like this: a flat, unmoving illustration of your character is on the screen and you must choose from 3 simple options for the given dialogue or action in that particular scene. The dialogue appears on screen like chat bubbles from an old comic, and you never hear any of the voices or narration of the characters at all. You also cant see anything inside the ship at all. You can replay the game different ways to find different outcomes. However, even in doing so, theres a lot of redundancy and overlap in the plot lines and it becomes boring because you know what the characters are going to say next. We want to reiterate that we really did want to like this game. We understand that its hard to build a fully realized game world within an iPhone app, but this game really fell short. We didnt find myself invested in the plot, the characters, anything. Wouldnt recommend!

Game took like 5 minutes to finish and we beat it on the first try, we dont find if replayable either.

The font is so tiny – if there was a setting to increase the size we could try it?

The story, art and action were all excellent, but the options as to how to respond were too limited. Ultimately, a contrived reason was given for the murderer’s guilt. This was very disappointing. It isn’t worth playing twice and the purchase price was far too much.

Pluses: -Art is good. -Obviously effort was put into the storyline. Issues: -Overpriced for what you get. -Theres no way to mute the sound only some of the background music. -Every time you reset the game back to 8am (and you will often) you have to watch the opening & credits all over again & again & again & again -While im sure its probably possible to win its quite trying to have to repeat things over & over trying to figure out the exact magic sequence that will let you win because theres apparently only one. -Logic doesnt seem to play any part in this. Im debating if itd be worth the effort to try to create our own flow sheet to track the responses. A big part of us doesnt think this game is worth the effort tho. So. 1 star for art & 1 star for effort. Minus 3 for so many annoying issues.

We loved 80 Days but this game was predictable, pretty boring and repetitive. Feels like it could have been more interesting and engaging, but falls short…

The premise is unique and could be really cool. The dialogue is good although we often felt obvious responses werent available. For the price of the game we expected it to be fully voice acted and to have interactive backgrounds, but essentially it is a text adventure with character artwork. If we had known that beforehand we would not have bought the game at this price. We would say wait for a sale if you want to check it out. The storylines are entertaining and we can see how the game would have decent replay value.

We dont do many games but Overboard sounded like fun. However, despite the very long introduction showcasing all the voice actors and sound effect artists , we couldnt hear anything. IS there sound? No way to get help. The app support link just goes to the website store. Annoying to see all the production staff but no help.

We guess we dont like a role playing game, this was just incredibly boring for us. Bought it an hour ago and pushed myself to get to the end. Its just choosing dialogueobviously a lot of people enjoyed it, but a bit waste for us, Id never play it again. _()_/

We played around the world in 80 days. This game doesnt even come close. The options are repetitive and boring. The graphics are terrible. We paid 5.99 for this garbage.

This game keeps crashing about a couple minutes into the game. Disgraceful.

The battery issue has been taken care of.

This game is great! The music, the voice acting, the dialogue, the old glamor vibes! They really captured the atmosphere well in this little game. We think the game design is really unique too, and is something that we’ve never seen any other game do. Keep it up, Inkle!

UPDATE: Bumped up to 5 stars thanks to the recent update to optimize battery utilization. This is – like all Inkle games – an extremely well-written game with a simple premise: get away with murder on a ship. For those unfamiliar with Inkle games, this is like a choose your own adventure with great depth. The dialogue feels natural; the graphics are clean and snappy; the sound is minimal and appropriate. Most importantly, the replayability and variety of choices is vast. The challenge is quite high, as youre dealing with a large variety of dialogue options coupled with a time crunch to meet your goals. As you take an action, time passes. Each character is on a different part of the ship at a different time of day, so you need to be strategic about what you want to say / do / when you want to go to each section. Also with each replay, you learn something new and unlock new objectives. This adds to the challenge. For us, this is another slam dunk from Inkle that Ill be sinking hours into.

Another great game from Inkle, this time clearly inspired by The Last Express, an interactive fiction classic. Overboard! Is smart, fast, and intricate in great ways. Each playthrough goes quickly and reveals more and more, drawing you right back in. Everyone should play, and interact fiction nerds should study it.

This is a jolly fun game we say. The trick is to keep playing and try every option. You will be amazed at all the fun twists and turns that unfold!

We REALLY adore this game, but we’ve tried it about 10 times now and cannot kill everyone? Is there a walkthrough on how to do this? Idk! But, all-in-all this is an amazing game.

… In about 10-15 minutes of playing our phone got very hot, our battery dropped about 20%, and we had to stop. But we were really enjoying it until then, and hope they get the heating problem sorted out in an update. We played on an iPhone 11 Pro Max.