The Art of Theft

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The Art of Theft or Trilby: Art of Theft is an game made by Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw in 2007. It features Trilby, the main character of Chzo Mythos, although it's not a part of the series.

The game is stealth based and more arcade oriented. Music was composed by Mark "Mods" Lovegrove.


The game is set in 1991, two years before the events of 5 Days a Stranger. Trilby travels to America and settles in a town called Chapow City. He steals from the company of a corrupt business man named Dominic Perota. However, an evil firm called The Company stalks him and takes his picture, and threatens him to reveal his identity if he didn't work for them.


The game was praised by many reviewers for its graphics, gameplay and story.

  • Reviewed by Alien on TheFreeHare and received full 5/5 stars.
  • Reviewed by DeathDude on reloaded and received 4.8/5 stars.
  • Reviewed by Artman on and received 92% rate.
  • Reviewed by Alena Varockova on PlneHry and received 90% rate.
  • Reviewed om and received 4/5 rate.

Awards and nominations

The game was nominated in two categories in the AGS Awards 2007, and won for both. These categories are best programming, and best non-adventure game created with AGS engine.

AGS Awards for The Art of Theft
What Linus Bruckman Sees When His Eyes Are Closed Best Programming

in the year 2007

Succeeded by


1213 Episode 3 Best non-adventure game created with AGS engine

in the year 2007

Succeeded by

Dust to Water