Rise of the Golden Idol: Everything we know about the game

Rise of the Golden Idol is an upcoming detective adventure game developed by Color Gray Games and published by Playstack, set to release in 2024.

This game is a sequel to the critically acclaimed The Case of the Golden Idol and carries forward the legacy of its predecessor.

It was revealed at the 2023 Game Awards.

Story and setting

Set 300 years after the events of the first game, Rise of the Golden Idol transports players to the 1970s, a time characterized by blood, disco, hallucinogens, fax machines, parapsychology, and TV guides.

The legend of the Golden Idol has become an “obscene myth” over the centuries.

In this installment, players will follow a tenacious relic hunter on a mission to uncover the powerful Golden Idol, which is believed to possess the ability to reshape the world.

The narrative involves 15 mysterious cases of crime, death, and depravity, offering a blend of historical intrigue and modern detective work​​​​​​.


The gameplay of Rise of the Golden Idol follows a similar style to its predecessor, which is a point-and-click detective game.

Players are required to investigate various scenes, interact with characters, and gather clues.

The game allows for a lot of freedom in how players can approach investigations, with the objective of solving each case by piecing together clues, listening to conversations, and assessing suspects’ belongings.

The sequel promises to retain these core mechanics while introducing new elements appropriate to its 1970s setting​​​​.

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Color Gray Games, known for their meticulous attention to detail and storytelling, is developing the game.

The game’s development appears to be progressing well, with an expected release in 2024.

The art style has evolved from the pixel-focused graphics of the original game to a more 3D, pulpy look that suits the 1970s theme of the sequel​​​​.


Rise of the Golden Idol will be available on various platforms, including PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC (Steam), iOS, and Android.

This wide range of platforms ensures that the game will be accessible to a broad audience of players​​.

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