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The Terrible Old Man

by shaun9991

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File size: 375 MB
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Graphics: 640x400, 32-bit color
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Three men of loose virtue are enjoying a drink in a local tavern, when they overhear the story of a rich and feeble old man who lives in town. They soon plot to take his treasures...

This is a very short (and free) interactive adaptation of The Terrible Old Man, a short story by H.P. Lovecraft. The game was originally released back in 2015 - it was made in 30 days for the MAGS competition.

This Steam re-release features polished graphics, additional content, new music and Steam achievements!


- An adaptation of the classic H.P. Lovecraft short story.
- Traditional point and click adventure interface.
- Unsettling hand drawn graphics and animation.
- Fully animated cut scenes.
- 640 x 360 widescreen resolution.
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Nominated, Best Short Game 2015

11 people commented on this game (newest first):

An effective tribute to HP Lovecraft
2016-03-12 23:31:08 by mercenario
This is more a short story adaptation than a game with actually just one real puzzle. It has a nice atmosphere with great use of dialog portraits.
2016-03-09 20:48:17 by cat
this was a great story rich game for real! if you havnt played it play it I mean common its free so why not? if you just wanna see the game checkout my channel here I do all sorts of these kinda games and more.
2015-04-29 15:55:25 by Bront
A great game and a fantastic adaption. I love the art style!
2015-04-18 02:51:26 by xil
Nice little MAGS game that makes you wish there was more to it. The way the portraits move while they're talking is pretty haunting, and it fits the game well...creepy.
2015-04-15 23:47:27 by NickyNyce
An excellent adaptation of H.P.Lovecraft's short story. This proves how video games are powerful in terms of expression, and accessible. Writing a short story or a novel IS almost not so different from making a video game. The difference lies in what way the reader or the player experiences the story.
2015-04-15 20:46:35 by Ibispi
A fairly good very short and a mysterious artistic story game
2015-04-14 20:33:23 by Fribbi
Lovely atmosphere and graphics, a bit to short, which is always a good sign. ;-)
2015-04-13 21:03:33 by Billbis
I felt like I was back with my mates in high-school playing Call Of Cthulhu the dice and paper RPG!!!

Great game!!!
2015-04-12 09:07:30 by Mandle
Best Lovecraftian Game ever.
2015-04-10 15:53:00 by AprilSkies
This is a very well made short game that was a lot of fun to play.
2015-04-05 19:18:40 by Michael2968
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