An Elmwood Trail – Episode 1 Walkthrough

Paul Moronfola
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Exposure to detective novels, movies, and characters like the great Sherlock Holmes is a great experience. However, something that trumps that is a game where you can make use of things you learned from such characters.

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An Elmwood Trail Episode 1, developed by Techyonic, provides gamers with the perfect platform to make use of their detective skills. Uncovering these dirty secrets can be a hassle, hence, the need for a working walkthrough.

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This An Elmwood Trail Episode 1 walkthrough will help you pass Episode 1 (Episode 2 is coming soon) while minimizing spoilers. We divided the walkthrough into different sections based on dates but we want you to rely on your skills before using the walkthrough.

Jan 13th 2023

21 days to Zoey's disappearance an elmwood trail episode 1
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21 days after Zoey went missing

Chat with the Unknown Sender and Tim

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The game starts with an anonymous person sending you a message 21 days after Zoey disappeared. The unknown sender will force you to take up the case of the missing girl even though the police have already given up.

You will message a colleague called Tim after reluctantly taking the case. After the back-and-forth reply (which does not affect the ending), Tim will decline to help you with the case.

Get the first package

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Check your desk (screen’s left corner) for a box containing different items related to the missing girl.

Get the second package

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You will receive something of immense value again. Close the message and go to the desk and you will see a small box containing the missing girl’s phone.

Unlock Zoey’s phone

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Boot the phone, and you will see messages from her Mum (4), Dad (3), and Missed calls (27) on the lock screen. You will be asked to input a five-digit code to unlock the phone. The five-digit unlock code is her enrollment number (8-5-18-5).

Get Lily’s phone number

Zoey's clipboard
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Open the clipboard and tap on the sentence “Last seen by her father leaving to visit her friend Lily.” This means you must find Lily’s number.

576 messages with Lily deleted
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Open Zoey’s phone and tap on Lily. You will see a blinking message “576 messages deleted” i.e., you won’t be able to see her number.

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Open Valeria’s chat, scroll up to see Lily’s number (697-8424), and then tap on it.

Chat with Lily

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Start a conversation with Lily. Here, you will discuss the missing girl, the night she went missing, the party, and Betty whom Lily does not like. Before you can get the name of the party organizer, someone takes away her phone, tells you to stay away, and then blocks you.

Jan 17th 2023

25 days after Zoey went missing

Complete the data recovery process

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Go to Zoey’s phone and tap the recovery icon on the screen upper left corner. Click on Recovery Manual input and you will be taken to a code-entering section where you solve a puzzle in five moves.

The solution to the puzzles is:

  • Switch 14 and 8
  • Switch 8 and 10
  • Switch 8 and 6
  • Switch 8 and 7
  • Switch 5 and 1
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After solving the puzzle, you will recover two chats, 3 emails, and 3 pictures. Tap to finish.

Check Zoey’s message with Betty

Zoey's chat with Betty in an elmwood trail episode 1
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Open Zoey’s chat with Betty and scroll up. Check for the three blinking messages from the two individuals. The messages are:

  •  “OMG… is Brad planning anything special for you?”
  • “Then, I’ll just mail them to you”
  •  “Let’s meet at Lily’s place at 8?” Tap on each message.

Check Zoey’s mail from Betty Johnson

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Open Zoey’s mail and scroll down to Betty Johnson. Open the mail and tap the blinking QR code to show you the coordinates 69.2 N, 77.1 W.

Do not scan the code. However, if you do, you will open a real-life YouTube link to the music video “Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley” 

Find the house party location

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Open the browser on your phone. Tap on Riverstone Map and enter the coordinates in the top space. This will show the location called Treetops Mansion.

Register Betty’s Number on Your Phone

Register Betty's Number on Your Phone
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Open the messaging app on Zoey’s phone. Open Betty’s chat and tap on the profile picture. Tap on the contact number to register her number on your phone.

Interrogate Betty

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Talk to Betty and she will talk about being Zoey and Lily.

Connect the dots

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After talking to Betty, a white undulating circle will come up at the screen bottom. Tap on it to show the sentence you learned and tap the sentences connected. The position of the sentence changes, but you should connect the following:

Pair 1Where was Zoey last spotted?Who was the last person Zoey interacted with?
Pair 2Who was organizing this party?Betty doesn’t want us to know more about the party
Pair 3Lily and Zoey went straight to the partyZoey’s parents and Betty said that Zoey went to Lily’s place
Connect the dots

Unlock Zoey’s Diary Page 1

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After connecting the clue, you will get a summary. Afterwards, tap the white circle and go to Zoey’s diary. Tap on Page 1, Aug 16th, 2022, and solve a riddle to unlock it. To answer the riddle, go to her Gallery, and on the same date, you will see “From Mom”

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Enter the text in the box to unlock the diary page. The page contains Zoey’s 18th birthday accounts. However, at the lower part of it page is a doodling. Take note of this doodling.

Respond to Lily

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Lily will message you almost immediately and explain that it was her mom who blocked you. You will talk about your discussion with Betty and her reluctance to talk. Lily will advise you to blackmail her.

Find a way to blackmail Betty

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Open Gallery on Zoey’s phone and tap on the hidden icon on the screen upper left corner. Use the doodling we talked about before to unlock the gallery. Once unlocked, you are faced with an image of Betty throwing up on the toilet.

Send the image to Betty

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Send Betty a picture to her, and she will start to panic. However, she will not say anything. When you threaten her about sending the picture to Lily, she will reveal that the address is her boyfriend’s (Kyle) uncle’s house. However, she will not agree to send Kyle’s number.

Jan 21th 2023

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Twenty-nine days since the night of the disappearance.

Inspect your latest package

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Tap the envelope you just revealed and you will see a picture of Zoey entering a White Falco car with the large part of the plate number hidden, with only the number “42” visible.

Search Zoey’s mail

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To find the owner of the car, open her mail and you will see an ad for Fiesta Motor Info, a website that provides information on cars.

Find the car owner

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Go to your browser and type “fiesta.com.” Input the following:

find the matches for the car
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You will get three matches: Bill Anderson, Mike Davis, and Timothy Fernandes. Only Bill and Mike have 42 as the last numbers on the plate.

Start a conversation with the car owner

Converse with Mike to reveal a few things he knows. After discussing with him, tap the undulating white circle and solve the puzzle.

Solve the puzzle

The solution to the puzzle is to connect the following sentences.

Pair 1Zoey had left the party and was sitting alone outsideZoey and Brad had a terrible fight
Pair 2Only way to get Kyle’s number is through his girlfriendBetty runs a website and spams everyone about her merch
Pair 3The photo and note were sent anonymouslySomeone knew Mike likes Zoey and waited for the right moment to snap the photo
Pair the statements
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On solving the puzzle, you will get a summary.

Rate the game

This is not important in the An Elmwood Trail episode 1 walkthrough. However, you will get a message from the developer to rate the game. Rating the game is a choice.

Jan 26th 2023

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Thirty-four days since the night of the disappearance.

Discuss with Maxwell

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On your phone’s message, discuss with Maxwell who will confront you about taking Zoey’s case. Afterward, continue the recovery process on Zoey’s phone.

Play the mini-game

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Playoholic solution to the mini-game is to tap the free squares until the arrows look like the picture above. Solving the puzzle will unlock a chat message, two emails, and two pictures. Afterwards, tap on Finish.

Check Zoey’s mail

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Inspect the mail Zoey got from Betty Johnson about her latest merch. You will see her wearing a hoody alongside her website URL (bettyblogs.com).

Check Betty’s website

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Type the URL in your phone browser and check the blog post titled “Kyle and I are stronger than ever”

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On the blog post is a blinking picture of Kyle with some numbers on the hoody back. Tap the picture to chat with Kyle.

Read Zoey’s Diary Page 2

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Open Zoey diary note and tap on Page 2, Aug 23rd, 2022. Solve the riddle. You can get the answer by going to the gallery and checking the pictures dated July 12th, 2022. The hands of the clock spell a letter and the four spell out a word.

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Read the diary and notice the symbol at the lower part.

Continue the data recovery process

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Tap the recovery button to play another mini-game. This is a little mathematics mini-game, where you are to get the number 71 from the formula a x b – c =71.

 abc
No tap000
Tap once26110
Tap twice27220
Tap Thrice28330
Data Recovery Formula

The correct number (number of taps) is a = 27, b = 3, and c = 10. So, tap accordingly to the number.

unlock two chat messages, one email, and two pictures
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Solving the puzzle will unlock two chat messages, one email, and two pictures.

Message Betty

Talk to Betty reveal things related to the story

Message Lily

Talk to Lily to reveal things related to the story

Access Zoey’s Pixabowl

Go to Zoey’s Pixabowl and tap on forgot password to get a hint. The password hints at her pet. Check her gallery for the picture you cannot see well (dated Dec 13th, 2022).

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Tap on the picture then tap on Edit to adjust the brightness (76) and contrast (37) and see the pet’s name.

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Enter the pet’s name to unlock the account.

Look for Lilly at the Party

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Look for a picture that shows Lily at the party and talk to her again.

Connect the Clues  

The clues to connect are

Pair 1Zoey was clearly affected and very upset according to what Mike saidKyle called Zoey and Brad’s fight a minor argument
Pair 2Lily was at the party and didn’t want us to know about it.Photo of Lily being pushed by someone into the pool
Pair 3Brad and Zoey fight amidst the pool partyBrad’s dare to spoil Zoey’s dress
Connect the statements/clues
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You will get a summary after connecting the dots. Afterward, tap the white circle to finish.

February 1, 2023

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Forty days since the night of the disappearance.

Talk to Zoey’s Mom

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Talk to Emma (Zoey’s mom) to reveal things you need to know about the disappearance of her daughter.

Read Zoey’s Diary Page 3

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Open Zoey diary note and tap on Page 3, Sep 4th, 2022. Solve the riddle. The answer is in her Pixabowl and check her profile. The first letter on her bio forms a word which is the answer.

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Read the diary.

Talk to Zac

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Talk to Zac and he will send you an audio recording. Count the number of taps per pause in the audio recording. You should get 3-1-6-4-2-1-2.

Call the number

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Call the number and it will be revealed to be the hotline for Riverstone Carwash. Dial 2 to join the club, you will get a message from a new number. End the call

Recreate and arrange the events

Recreate and arrange the events
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Ensure you read the chat well, and arrange the events in the order they happened:

S/NEVENTS
1Zoey leaves Lily’s place for the Party.
2Drinks, and games along the poolside with Betty Kyle, and Brad.
3Someone spills a drink over Zoey’s dress on Brad’s dare.
4Rajan trespasses and is knocked down by Kyle and the other guys.
5Lily arrives to get Rajan when some girl pushes her into the pool.
6Zoey escapes outside feeling devastated because of Brad and everything else.
7Mike approaches her on the porch but ends up imposing his feelings for her in his car.
8Zoey pushes Mike and walks out away from the worst night of her life. She later calls Zac around 11 pm
Recreate and arrange the events

February 7, 2023

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Forty-six days since the night of the disappearance.

Read Zoey’s Diary Page 4

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Open Zoey diary note and tap on Page 4, Sep 8th, 2022. Read and solve the riddle.

The answer is in the Browser under About Riverstone. There is a picture that says “Stay Away” and the last word is the riddle.

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Read the diary page.

Find out why Zoey received the strange email

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Open her mail and app and check for the mail from the Riverstone Car Wash. The highlighted letters will form a website name i.e., vault8.com

Visit the website

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Use your phone to visit the website. Then click on Begin to kickstart a mini-game. For each question, choose the options in the table below.

Question NoOption
1Forest Trail
2Along the path
3Hide behind the old tree
4Take the key
5Distract it
6City Road
7Poorly Lit
8Run
9Check it out
10Go down inside
11Left
12Yes
Answers to the Vault Questions
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Completing the mini-game will unlock the vault and give you a code (1235789).

Call the Riverstone Carwash

Call the Riverstone Carwash
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Call the carwash number, choose option 3, then option 2. Enter the code given by the Vault as the membership number.

Connect the Dots

Pair 1The number Zoey tried to give her brother is of a car wash that required some sort of a codeThe car wash membership code was retrieved from Vault8
Pair 2Zoey received a red envelope with a strange symbolThe Vault8 website also had that strange symbol
Pair 3Lake Isle in Elmwood Forest was Zoey’s favorite spot to goVault8 seems to talk about a city and a forest with lake
Connect the dots
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You will get a summary after connecting the dots. Afterward, tap the white circle to finish.

Continue the Data Recovery Process

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Start the data recovery process again and solve the puzzle associated. The mini-game is about converting square outlines to full squares. Tapping a square will convert the square immediately around it in the four cardinal points to full squares.

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Solve the possibility of recovering a mail, two chats, and two pictures.

Read the group chat

Check the recovered group chat called “Chicks and Kicks”
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Check the recovered group chat called “Chicks and Kicks” and look for two blinking messages. Also, gather useful information.

Contact Brad

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Tap on Brad’s contact number in the group to register it on your phone. When you message, he will not answer. So, dial the number (677-8654)

Talk to Rajan

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Talk to Rajan about the stolen cartons since he said he can help with the case. Note the carton ID.

Send proof to Rajan

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Check the post on Zoey’s Pixabowl. Look for melanie.mathews. Check her profile and you will see a picture of Kyle holding a bottle with the cartons behind him. Tap the blinking picture and send it to Rajan.

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Talk to Rajan after he sorts out the stone items.

February 9, 2023 in Elmwood

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Forty-eight days since the night of the disappearance.

Talk to Brad

Talk to Brad about what he knows

Talk to Kevin

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Talk to Kelvin, who messaged on Zoey’s phone

Open the file Brad sent

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Tap to open the file named Evidence.zip. The file will kickstart Paul, an A.I that will lock you out of the phone.

Unlock the phone

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Answer four questions as highlighted

 QuestionAnswer
1I’ll never forget the answer to the Quizgits Final Round question that cost us the whole tournament.Message Rajan and he will tell you the answer is 217
2The location is in my voice. But what is the code?Call Zoey’s number (check the clipboard) and hear the prerecorded voicemail that informs you about her being at Lily’s place if not found.
Call Lily, who will tell you about a treehouse and a ladder with a short and long rope. Translate the rope length into dots and dashes to get the code.
3I’ve always dreamed of attending this collegeCheck Emma’s chat about where Zoey has always wanted to go
4A path to the murky place that tells a ghastly tale. An old tree and a lake, all bridged by.  an elmwood trail
Connect the clues
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Get the answers to unlock the phone

Check the group activity

Read their conversation and see what it reveals.

Inspect the envelope 

Go to your desk and inspect the envelope.

Connect the Clues

Pair 1Attempt to wipe Zoey’s phone data through a trojan file sent in the group chatBrad’s group knows that we have Zoey’s phone and doesn’t want us to find something on it
Pair 2Zoey’s bracelet was found near the lakeThe strange symbol that Zoey had received is on Vault8 and now also the crumpled paper Kevin sent us
Pair 3Brad and his friends denied being involved in anything and are planning something at his placeBrad Kyle and Betty are hiding something suspicious
Connect the Clues
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You will get a summary. Tap the white circle to finish.

February 12, 2023

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Fifty-one days since the night of the disappearance.

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Check the box on your desk and our An Elmwood Trails episode 1 walkthrough ends.

Summary

With this, our An Elmwood Trails episode 1 walkthrough has ended. We tried to show you how to do it without giving spoilers and we hope can help you make the best decisions in the game. If you have a question, kindly use the comment section.

You can continue to play Episode 2 or you can check Playoholic for other interesting detective games like Dream Detective, and non-detective games like 20 Minutes Till Dawn

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