There is an unusual cabin deep in the woods. It had served as a laboratory and a dwelling for three generations of Lodgers.But as of late the latest Lodger has been noticing weird changes in familiar surroundings; things are missing, noises and rattle heard. Something odd is coming out of the woods.
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Very Positive (689 reviews) - 88% of the 689 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 4, 2013

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There is an unusual cabin deep in the woods. It had served as a laboratory and a dwelling for three generations of Lodgers.

But as of late the latest Lodger has been noticing weird changes in familiar surroundings; things are missing, noises and rattle heard. Something odd is coming out of the woods. Come night, it seems like someone's made himself at home in the twilight of rooms, attics, and cellars.

You need to stay awake and sane till dawn.

The Lodger is wandering the rooms, evading the unknown, counting minutes till morning. But it's only in the night that he can solve the main puzzle and find the answers. What's going on? Are the Guests real, or are they just figments of his insomniac imagination? What'd happened to the forest? What's happening to the cabin? Is there a line between reality and imagination?

Gameplay details

  • Hide! Play hide-and-seek with denizens of your nightmares.
  • Don't look now! The goal of each night is to reach dawn while still sane.
  • Fill in the gaps. The house aids the Lodger. You only have to fix it up and keep it in order.
  • Seek. The Lodger has lost something very important. The reason for what is happening is somewhere inside. Everything that is happening can be explained, you only need to find the key and bring it to light.
  • Wait. In this game you need to watch and listen carefully. Inspect and scrutinize. You only have to last until the sunrise.
  • Follow the rules of the game! Of course you must first understand the game being played with you.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Graphics: GPU that supports shader model 2.0
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5 or later
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10 or later
    • Graphics: GPU that supports shader model 2.0
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
The uncertainty of not knowing the game rules that creates the unnerving playthrough of this game is one of the main mechanics that makes this game fun to play. This game isn't about it telling you that it's a game. It's about you finding why it's a game. If you enjoy games that deviate from mainstream games, then you would be doing yourself a favor by picking this up. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=591740207 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=591735215 Unlocked all achievements!
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
Don't look at the metacritic reviews.

It's hard to explain this minimalist game, but it definately has something about it. A very special experience that completely justifies the whole mystery surrounding it. Don't read anything about this game. Simply get it and play it if you're into subtle creepy games, if you're into urban legends, creepypasta - this is a lot like it, but on a superior level of quality and attention.

I advise getting the game here: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/p/knockknock_storefront - This version contains not just the PC/MAC/Linus versions (that you may activate on Steam) but also an Android version. I tested it on 2 Android devices and it works really well. Also, it includes a standalone install client (no Steam).
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15 of 24 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
This game is not for everybody. I did enjoy it at first but it will turn into a walking simulator very fast. You will mostly do the two things: Walk and repairing bulbs. The plot is hard to gasp and very encrypted. You need to interpret and make up your own theory to understand what this game is all about.

The main focus of this game lies in the art department and the random events.
The art style looks nice and boost up the creepy atmosphere.
To be dependent on the odds of the random events in this game is a bad design choice imo.
If you are very unlucky, you will mostly lose in this game no matter what.

Another bad gamedesign choice is on the late run where the game introduces a timelimit.
You need to complete the game fast before it runs out or you have to play the WHOLE game again!

With that said, I do not recommend this game but if you like that sort of stuff and punishment,
feel free to buy it.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
best light bulb repairing simulator tbh
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
So I got one major issue with this game: When you get to the point the giant demon appears and the white line is gone before you finishe the game, you'll be in game over forever in that playthrough and have to start over from the beginning. Prefer if it went back to the start of the demon showing up...

Beyond that, it's a good game to play in the dark (best experience too). There seems to be some sort of mystery of what's happening to the guy, but I haven't beaten the game yet to find out.

The concept of Hide and Seek is interesting though in this game. There are certain rules to follow and you are often given forshadowing signs of what to do. Once you understand it'll be a breeze.

Controls are simple and basic. I had issues with video quaility at first, but after messing with settings I got it to work properly. (If I couldn't get it fixed on my end I would've requested a refeund as the quality I was getting was bothering me and ruining the immersion).

Eventually the gameplay does get tedious with nothing new to add or offer after awhile. The difficult shifts constantly though: may get lucky in one level but be stuck in another for several attempts.

I have no other issues with this game. I would get this on sale though, but up to you on that.
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