Cave Monsters
Based in Sheffield, UK.

Charlotte Sutherland


Lord Winklebottom Investigates is a 1920s murder mystery, point and click adventure featuring a dashing giraffe detective for PC, Xbox and Nintendo Switch!
It’s the 1920s and the world’s foremost giraffe detective is about to embark on his most challenging case yet. A mysterious invitation to an isolated island results in a grisly murder and a race against time to track down the killer. Thankfully, in this world that’s not quite like our own, there’s nobody better to crack the case than the great detective and gentleman giraffe, Lord Winklebottom.
Join Lord Winklebottom and his steadfast companion Dr Frumple as they investigate the murder of their old friend. Uncover clues, interview suspects and solve puzzles to crack the case, capture the killer and uncover the horrifying dark secret at the heart of the Isle of Barghest!
Lord Winklebottom Investigates is available now on PC (including Mac and Linux) via Steam, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S for £15.99/$18.99/€18,99. 


The game has been developed by a one-woman "studio" consisting of Charlotte Sutherland. Lord Winklebottom Investigates is my first big independent project.
I've previously worked on AAA games (Little Big Planet 3, SEGA All-Stars Racing Transformed, Kinect Sports 2, LEGO Starwars: The Complete Saga, LEGO Batman, LEGO Indiana Jones) at companies such as Sumo Digital, Rare, EA and Tt Games, but am now working solo making my own more unusual and quirky games.


Selected Articles

  • "Imagine, for a moment, that Agatha Christie decided to plot out a Sherlock Holmes story while on an acid trip, only to hand the actual writing duties off to a particularly whimsical P.G. Wodehouse."                                                                              - Adventure Game Hotspot

  • "I got hooked on Lord Winklebottom Investigates for its utterly nonsensical premise, impressive plot, and barrage of chuckle-worthy jokes and puns, the kind of British humor not often seen in today’s gaming scene." ... "Lord Winklebottom Investigates is comedic gaming done right."          
          - Way Too Many Games

  • "You will chuckle at the dialogue, feel joy at solving the problems, and be surprised as the plot thickens."
          - The Xbox Hub

  • "The game offers everything an excellent point-and-click game should. There are many interesting characters to speak to, ingenious clues, and a good time for the player."
          - Ladies Gamers

  • "Very funny - Monkey Island level funny"
          - NME
  • "The artstyle for the game is also beautiful, with each character and backdrop having been hand painted. It's like you're playing a combination of children's picture book and a Sherlock Holmes novel."
         - Eurogamer
  • "With a gorgeous art style, Lucas Arts-esque puzzles and a cheeky sense of humour, the Lord Winklebottom demo was a 10 minute showcase that left me desperate for more."
         - Finger Guns
  • "Lord Winklebottom Investigates is an amusingly daft point and click adventure, as British as it is zoological"
         - Rock Paper Shotgun
  • "Lord Winklebottom Investigates is a strong showcase for the narrative inventiveness that the point-and-click genre still has to offer"
         - Jump Dash Roll

Lord Winklebottom Investigates has been shortlisted as a finalist in the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2023 taking place in November 2023. The game is a finalist in the "Heritage in Games Award" category.
Lord Winklebottom Investigates was selected as a finalist in the Develop:Brighton Indie Showcase 2022. The Indie Showcase is a dedicated area within the expo that features 10 independently developed games that have been shortlisted by a panel of industry experts.
Lord Winklebottom Investigates was a finalist in the "Best Solo-Dev Game" award at the Digital Vikings Awards 2022, that took place at Dev Gamm! Gdańsk.