The plot of the game strangely resembles Andrew Plotkin's text adventure Spider and Web (1998). Whether or not Revolution Software nicked plot elements remains unknown.

In October 2000, In Cold Blood was the first popular commercial PC game to get a simultaneous release as a mobile phone game, stripped down in graphics and gameplay at hand-held standards. The game used WAP technology and was published by Ludiwap. The first episode was available for a free trial.