Umineko no Naku Koro ni: Legend of the Golden Witch is the first episode in the Umineko no Naku Koro ni series and the first entry of The Question Arc. The episode was initially published in Japan as a doujin title on August 17, 2007 by 07th Expansion and was later released by MangaGamer in 2016 as part of a collection that included the first four chapters of the series.
The story starts in the island of Rokkenjima as the annual family conference of the Ushiromiya family is being held. The children of the head of the family, Kinzo Ushiromiya, all arrive to the island with their families to discuss the inheritance of their father's vast fortune. On the same day a typhoon traps them on the island and seals Rokkenjima off from the outside world. Shortly after the typhoon breaks out members of the family start going missing, leading to the discovery of a gruesome murder scene with six of the people on the island found dead and disfigured.
Stranded on an isolated island with a killer among them, it's up to the surviving family members and servants to find the culprit.
Umineko features no real player interaction from the player. The player's only real interaction is by advancing through the dialogue and story with a click of a button. At any point in the game, the player can go to the games menu and access the TIPS. TIPS are basically supplementary information that is given to the player. They can use this extra information to further enhance the players knowledge about the story or its characters. The TIPS are regularly updated as the story progresses.