There's a burgeoning range of point-and-tap adventures for smartphones and tablets.

As of, well, right now, you can add A Darker Shade of Red to the pile marked 'interesting point-and-click adventures'.

This one is all about a private eye fox investigating the disappearance of a chicken singer in a world populated by porn-loving beavers and drug-dealing tortoises. No, really.

It's a seedy sort of game, with noir overtones and a gritty look - its animal protagonists are turned into slimy criminals and unpleasant ne'er-do-wells.

Best of all, A Darker Shade of Red is free. So, if you fancy giving the dirty motel it's set in a good hard poke, wander over to the App Store [download] and the Google Play Store [download] right now and do your thing.