The Terrible Old Man


A graphic adventure based on the disturbing short story


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The Terrible Old Man is a traditional point-and-click graphic adventure inspired by the short story of the same name by H.P. Lovecraft. This should give you a good idea of the game's setting and general tone.

In The Terrible Old Man, you control a man who, along with his two friends, is drinking beer in a bar in the small town of Kingsport. In the bar, by chance, he hears that an old ship captain lives just outside town and has a huge treasure hidden in his house. With this information, the protagonist and his two friends make a very important decision.

The Terrible Old Man's game mechanics are typical of the genre. You can look at all the elements in the setting, interact with some of them, and speak with all the characters in the bar. Some characters will have more things to say than others, but all of them have important information.

The Terrible Old Man is a short adventure, lasting about 15 minutes, that does a very good job of adapting Lovecraft's story to the video game format. The puzzles, despite being few, are logical and very well constructed. And although the graphics seem bad at first, the truth is they have a very disturbing charm.
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