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Problem Sleuth is the third MS Paint Adventure. Initially a parody of detective noir stories, though quickly abandoning that premise in favor of stranger and wackier plot directions, the adventure tells the story of Problem Sleuth, Ace Dick and Pickle Inspector, three competing private detectives who operate out of neighboring offices in the same building. When all three become trapped inside their respective offices, they join forces to find a way out of their predicament and defeat the evil Mobster Kingpin, who possesses the key they need to leave their building.
Problem Sleuth debuted on March 10, 2008, relaunching MS Paint Adventures after the abandonment of Bard Quest eight months earlier caused the site to be shut down indefinitely. Exactly one year later, on March 10, 2009, the central storyline reached its conclusion, and, after the release of an additional epilogue chapter, Problem Sleuth ended on April 7 with a total of 1,673 pages.
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What's new on the MSPA Wiki
The new year has kicked off with an unexpected development: What Pumpkin's website now redirects to a website for Skaianet Systems, the fictitious company from Homestuck responsible for releasing Sburb, and the What Pumpkin Twitter account has likewise become a Skaianet account. An initial inspection of the Skaianet site's source code revealed links to hidden subpages, containing content like a hand-drawn Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff comic and a ZIP file full of wizard pictures. The most important discovery thus far is a series of text files outlining the Condesce's activities on pre- and post-scratch Earth, providing significant new information about the alternate-history backstory of Homestuck and the empress's centuries-long world domination plan. As of this writing, the hidden pages are no longer accessible, but the history documents and other content from those pages can be viewed at the wiki's Skaianet Systems Incorporated page.
After eight months of fortnightly content releases, Hiveswap Friendsim concluded today with the debut of its eighteenth and final volume. James Roach's soundtrack for the game has also been released and can be purchased at the Homestuck Bandcamp page.
Meanwhile, What Pumpkin has announced that it will be retiring its Tumblr account within the next few days. All future news updates for Hiveswap and related projects will now be released through the Hiveswap Twitter page.
There wasn't any preceding announcement this time, but a third Friendsim volume featuring Skylla Koriga and Bronya Ursama is now available on Steam, adhering to the "every other Friday" release pattern that has been followed so far and for the foreseeable future. The Friendsim base game and DLC have also been ported to Android and can now be purchased at the Google Play store.