The Black Widow

Press Kit

Developer: Flux

Location: Sydney, Australia

Release date: August 1, 2019

Platforms: PC/Mac/iOS/Android


Steam (Windows & Mac): $5.99
iOS: $1.99
Android: $1.99


The Black Widow


Awards & Recognition

Official Selection (IndieCade 2017)

Press Quotes

“‘Was the accused a callous adulteress, drunkard and liar, or a victim of sexist expectations?’ the game’s developer asked. It’s quite a question. Good luck answering it.”
– Nathan Grayson (Kotaku)

“I had an eerie feeling about hearing the actual words of someone long gone.”
– Stephanie Chan (VentureBeat)

The Black Widow is an interesting way to experience that story through Louisa’s words: coaxing out information a few sentences at a time, and listening carefully for a new direction to explore.”
– Christopher Livingston (PC Gamer)

“As someone who has seen every Forensic Files ever made, this sounds really interesting to me.”
– Jared Nelson (TouchArcade)

The Black Widow is an excellent example for institutions, governments and archives in how modern tales can be told.”
– Alex Walker (Kotaku AU)

Review Requests


Monetization Permission

Flux allows the contents of The Black Widow to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purpose. Monetization of videos created containing assets from The Black Widow is legally and explicitly allowed by Flux.


Creator: Richard Fox
Actor: Amber Cunliffe
Developer: Stewart Heckenberg

Contact & More Info

Business contact:
Richard Fox

Press contact:
Novy Unlimited

Official website:


Communicate with the dead using a spirit board to solve a murder in the interactive mystery, The Black Widow. Investigate a case of true crime involving Australia’s first convicted female serial killer by hearing her testimony faithfully re-enacted from original court records and letters. Using the spirit board, ask your own questions to determine whether “the Black Widow” was truly guilty … or unjustly executed.

Key Features

  • Communicate with a convicted killer.
  • Ask questions using topics via a spirit board.
  • Delve into a complex and dramatic murder mystery.
  • Immerse yourself in a faithful, dramatic recreation of a Victorian-era court case.
  • Enjoy vivid graphics and an unnerving, atmospheric interface.