Something ancient and evil is stirring in Victorian England. Only you can stop it. Journey to the brink of madness and beyond as you set forth alone into the dark.
User reviews: Very Positive (142 reviews)
Release Date: May 20, 2014

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August 4

The Last Door - Steam Cards Added



The Last Door Collector's Edition is now updated including a set of 6 trading cards. Along with the steam cards of course, there are badges, emoticons and backgrounds to collect.



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From today to August 10th, we’re also partnering up with RPG publisher Pelgrane to launch a The Last Door themed contest. To enter the contest you only have to submit a 140 character horror story to horror140@postudios.com. Winners will be announced on August 12th.

Winners will receive a free copy of the indie horror adventure game, The Last Door and a free Pelgrane Press PDF. We’ll be selecting a total of 5 winners and we can’t wait to read your horror short stories! Learn more here.

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Reviews

“A love letter to H.P. Lovecraft.”
Penny Arcade

“Off to a promisingly frightening start.”
Gamespot

“I experienced genuine chills.”
Joystiq

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About This Game

Feel what it's truly like to be alone in the dark with this low-res, high-suspense point-and-click horror adventure, winner of multiple Best Games of the Year awards. Set in Victorian England, when Jeremiah Devitt receives a letter from his old schoolmate Anthony Beechworth with a hidden, cryptic message, he knows something is wrong. His journey to an abandoned manor is only the beginning as he starts to remember a long-buried secret from his youth, discovering things man was not meant to know, and opening doors that should have remained closed…

The Last Door: Collector’s Edition contains four terrifying episodes of occult and otherworldly horror inviting you to investigate Victorian England's deepest, darkest secret. Featuring new scenes and puzzles, enhanced graphics, unlockable bonuses, and remastered sound. Explore ancient manors, decaying tenements, and twisting underground warrens with little but a lamp and magnifying glass to guide you. Dare you open The Last Door: Collector's Edition?

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: Intel Atom 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated with 64 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires Adobe AIR
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated with 128 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires Adobe AIR
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX Leopard
    • Processor: Intel Atom 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated with 64 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires Adobe AIR
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX Leopard
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated with 128 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires Adobe AIR
    Minimum:
    • OS: Debian based Linux
    • Processor: Intel Atom 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated with 64 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires Adobe AIR
    Recommended:
    • OS: Debian based Linux
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated with 128 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires Adobe AIR
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
A point and click horror adventure, you play the role of an old friend of an old man who committed suicide by hanging himself after committing apparent atrocities. Premise established,

Now go be scared!

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Posted: October 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
I wish there were more games like this one, absolutely beautiful.

10/10
Posted: September 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
I wasn't part of the crowdfunding of The Last Door, but in a way I wish I had been so I could have watched this tale unravel bit by bit. It's a beautiful bit of Lovecraftian horror presented as a pixel point and click adventure. (Think what would've happened if classic Sierra games took a dark and terrible turn.)
The music is great. The storyline is completely addicting. I try to avoid looking up solutions to puzzles online, but I found myself stuck on this one and went and read a walkthrough just because I had to know what happened next.
There's also some decent jump scares in the game. They're not cheap "things jump out at you" type ones, but they're really well timed where you get lured into a false sense of security and then wind up squealing like a litle girl. Then you sit back and think "that wasn't too scary...I won't let it fool me again." But it does. Consistently.
My only complaint about this game involved the art. I know pixel art is the whole point, but sometimes it was so pixely and dark I had no idea what I was looking for/at in certain scenes and finally wound up turning up the brightness on my laptop and clicking on every single thing. The other (minor) downside is as it stands right now the game ends on a bit of a cliffhanger. I understand from the developer's website that they're going to be continuing the story, so it sounds like we'll have more to look forward to.
If you like subtle, creepy games or if you're nostalgic for point and click games then this is the game for you.
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
This dark side scrolling thriller is only limited by its graphics. The story will catch you and hold you to play until the end only to ask for more. The game came from their official website were it was an in-browser, as well as downloadable by episode but you had to donate to play every episode of it, but now with its release on steam it makes the whole process a whole lot easier. The game has a very definitve story and hours of gameplay that seems to always suprise the gamer. This game is an art, not maybe by if graphics if you don't appreciate pixel art, but most of all in its rich thriller story book feel and ability to challenge you to become the protaganist and solve the events unfolding around you as your life drives into a dark and mad journey.
Posted: October 1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
The Last Door is a classic point-and-click mystery horror investigation game based heavily around religious, scientific, and philosophical beliefs. This episodic series is very similar to games like the Sherlock Holmes series, The Secret of Monkey Island, Loom, Maniac Mansion, etc, but has an extreme creepy feel to it--in a good way.

Throughout the game, you try to uncover a dark mystery surrounding England in the 1800's after you learn about your old friend's suicide. From here, you traverse through places of your memories, and find leads of where to go next, as you interactive with objects and solve puzzles on the way to your objective, whatever that may be.

The graphics of the game do not do the game any justice, but as that look was intended, it adds to the VERY creepy feeling of the game, like you are part of an Edgar Allen Poe novel. Meanwhile, the game's amazing soundtrack--mainly composed of classical piano--carries the game and will send chills down your spine as you slowly pick up more of the story.

The puzzles are somewhat simple in Season One, but should still throw out a decent challenge for the average gamer. But the events that happen during the game as you are searching for clues certainly add to the level of creepiness, and doesn't make puzzle-solving seem redundant in any case.

This game is absolutely fantastic and is a must-buy for anyone who is wanting a new indie game to play, or perhaps doesn't want to invest too much time or money in one, and is most definitely one to buy if you enjoy playing murder mysteries/horror games.
Posted: October 4
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Pros: Consistant, creepy atmosphere. Good animation, good soundrack, excellent writing, simple interface. Intriguing story. Steam achievements. Evokes nostalgia of Alone in the Dark, Cthulhu mythos, etc.

Cons: Pixel art. The developer should have taken advantage of a 5.1 or 7.1 speaker setup for more immersion with the audio. Sorry, but I don't like wearing headphones. Can't save on demand. The game is broken up into chapters instead of one seamless game. The chapters were individually developed via Kickstarter campaigns. This would have driven me nuts if I was an initial backer -- not knowing if enough money would be raised for the developer to finish the game and conclude the story. Even after raising enough funds for 4 chapters, the developer chose to end the game on a cliffhanger leaving us with so many unanswered questions and a longing for more. I HATE them for doing this.

Summary: Unless you want to risk falling in love with a story that may never have a conclusion, skip this one until we have confirmation of guaranteed closure from the developer.
Posted: October 8
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3.5 hrs on record
+ Fantastic storytelling
+ Great atmosphere
+ Classic point-and-click

- Some puzzles might be a bit too far-fetched

All in all, a fantastic point-and-click with an amazing art style, full of suspense and engaging story hooks!
10/10
Posted: October 9
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7.8 hrs on record
Wonderful game. Full of atmosphere and tension with a lovely art style.
Posted: October 24
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6.8 hrs on record
I can't describe how much I really enjoyed playing through this game. From start to finish, both the story and the soundtrack keep you captivated in a dark eerie setting, which I found to be extremely refreshing for a point and click game. If you're a fan of old school point and click games such as Lure of the Temptress and Flight of the Amazon Queen then look no further, this is the game for you.
Posted: October 12
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105 of 112 people (94%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
I have absolutely enjoyed my time with The Last Door. At first I thought the Atari 2600 style (give or take) graphics would lessen the effect of the cosmic horror style storytelling, but I was wrong. It actually made things even creepier. The story is pretty top notch (Chapter Three is possibly the weakest in the set) and it reminded me of all the classic point and click horror adventure games I played in my younger years. Now, there aren't a lot of puzzles in the series save for the usual inventory based ones, but what the game lacks in testing your wits, it more than makes up with mood, style and atmosphere. I'm eagerly awaiting Season Two and if you're a fan of authors like Lovecraft, Bierce, Bloch, Chambers and the like, you'll absolutely fall in love with this game.
Posted: May 20
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63 of 74 people (85%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
What I love about this game:
-Retro Feel
-Simplified interface
-Amazing Music
-Great Story

My only strike against this game is that sometimes the puzzles are just a bit too "i never would have thought of that". Like the light bulb puzzle from Episode 4.

All in all though, well worth the cost. Be prepared to jump quite a few times.
And if you want to watch a longer video review, well... ill just leave this here
http://youtu.be/eTuUQRRet_0
Posted: May 20
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45 of 50 people (90%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
I first heard about The Last Door when the first episode appeared on Kongregate last year, and it immediately grabbed me with its chilling atmosphere and a Lovecraftian plot that is never far away from another sinister turn, with protagonist Jeremy Devitt trapped trying to solve a mystery that has consumed all those who have come into contact with it.

The pacing is perfectly balanced, drip-feeding the chills from the second you take control and never letting up until it’s ready to pull the trigger on the shock moment, with the music and the sound design heightening the tension (not least in episode one, where you have a half dead crow in your inventory and you will hear its pitiful squawks until the “item” is used – and then there’s the bonus scene where you perform an autopsy…)

The Last Door should appeal to fans of old school point-and-click adventures as it’s a fine example of the breed, while fans of the survival horror genre should give it a try as there is more genuine horror in each half hour episode of the game than there is in the last couple of Resident Evil games combined.

Most of all, though, I’m glad to see The Last Door reaching a wider audience, and hopefully it will get the attention and the acclaim that it so richly deserves, so more people can have its claws sunk into them as it burrows into the deepest reaches of their subconscious making sure that while they may leave, they'll always come back.
Posted: May 20
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Now let me get this of my chest first,with the graphical style this game has i should not have been creeped out as much as i have been,but beleive me when i say this game freaked me out on more than one occasion.
And thats the real appeal of this game it creeps you out when you least expect it and it tells one hell of a good story,and my one and only gripe with it is that i have finished it now and i have to wait for the next season to be released.
Down to brass tacs ,the graphics really are one of this games defining moments and even though it isnt and doesnt look that scary it "DARN WELL IS" (so live with it),the sound (no dialogue as all the characters words are up on screen for you to read) in this game really adds to the "CREEP YOU OUT" factor and is (in my opinion) the best thing abvout the game.
The story is rich with intrigue and mystery and to say to much about it would spoil your enjoyment of what is a well put together and well written experience,lets just say your character receives a letter to go see his old friend and of he goes and then you embark on a dark and dangerous journey which will all become clear as you play and delve further into its mystery.
Now as i played i couldent help but wonder if the developers have an appriciation for things "LOVECRAFTIAN" (is that a word-WELL IT IS NOW) as i have read all of H.P.LOVECRAFT'S works and felt that this wouldent have been out of place in an omnibus of his stories and dark tales,and that is a great thing as you never really know whats going on until that little bit of detail that lets you have an insight into its dark tale and it also does so in the same vein as the best that LOVECRAFT has to offer.
Will you enjoy the dark and twisted journey this game takes you on,well yes if you like a dark tale and one that is told with a true passion for the genre but if thats not you allways remember that those "BIRDS" outside your window may be watching you and they may just may speak your name next and if they do there will be no place to hide................................"WHATS THAT SCRATCHING AT THE WIND..........................................(and then there was naught but the silence of the grave and its cold embrace)
Posted: July 27
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34 of 43 people (79%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Excelente juego de España, lo recomiendo ámpliamente. Su historia está muy bien narrada, y toda su banda sonora es majestuosa.
Vale la pena comprar y jugar, incluye extras jugables.

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Excellent game from Spain, I highly recommend it. The history is well written, and all the score is majestic.
Worth buying and playing, it includes extras to play.
Posted: May 20
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Who would have thought that the next great horror game would be a pixilated homage to Lovecraft and Poe? I had been following The Last Door's development since its Kickstarter roots, and as soon as it popped up on Steam the game was in my cart and my wallet $10 lighter.

The game starts off ominous enough; a suicide, a letter, and a friend vowing to uncover the truth of it all. Set in the 1880's, our protagonist Devitt embarks on a journey through forgotten memories that threaten to lead him to the depths of insanity itself. That's not exactly what I was expecting from this game, but I am certainly not complaining.

I realize the graphics are a turn off for a lot of people, especially considering how the pixilated art style is used in lots of games these days, many of which are of questionable quality. However, if you can look past them and allow yourself to delve into the atmospheric world The Game Kitchen creates, you might find that the art style works to enhance the game setting rather than take away from it. The best horror stories let your imagination fill in the blanks, which is quite often much more terrifying than anything the author can show you. Here, it is almost as if The Last Door provides your mind with a canvas of outlined images and then invites your imagination to paint in the details. The result is quite effective and works much better than I would have expected for a game in this medium.

What the graphics cannot infer is tasked to the sound design which does a phenomenal job of conveying actions that we are unable to distinguish from the low fidelity images. There is a memorable instance in which the game goes black and we must experience events solely through audio clues. This again enhances the horror of the situation as your mind works to figure out what is happening through sound alone.

Mention must be made of the amazing orchestral soundtrack that helps set the time period and builds atmosphere while providing needed emotional cues as you make your way through the game. I am not exaggerating when I say the soundtrack is worth the price tag alone. Thankfully a downloadable version will be added to the Collector's Edition very soon.

Amazing atmosphere means nothing without a compelling narrative to pull it all together, and this is where The Last Door truly excels. Each episode is created very much like a chapter in a novel with a narrative structure that leads smoothly through the story while allowing the flow of events to move back and forth through flashbacks. This serves to build the protagonist's back story while unfolding the mystery in an engaging manner. As such, it takes more than a single play through to appreciate missed details that further develop the story. Once finished, the mini-sodes only available in this Collector's Edition fill in tiny details surrounding the characters and events, further building the world and mythos. The season ends in a cliffhanger with quite a few unresolved threads that lead into the next, yet the story is well rounded despite it. I can see the potential for this story translating into other mediums with how well it has been plotted, written and structured.

Having said all that, I have yet to mention anything about game play. When a story is this good, sometimes it is easy to overlook flaws in the game itself, not that there are many here assuming you enjoy classic LucasArts-style adventure games. The Last Door is your very standard point and click adventure that has you searching for items to complete tasks which opens up additional areas of exploration. The game logic is pretty straightforward without anything overly obtuse. Objective clues may take a bit of thought but make sense and are not too vague. Some of the game's difficulty indeed stems from the lower quality graphics making a few obtainable/clickable objects unrecognizable. However, the pointer does a good job of alerting you to areas that have actions, one just needs a little patience to thoroughly search their surroundings before moving on.

I can go on and on about the many things I love about this game, but it's best for one to fully explore and experience it for oneself. The Last Door exceeded my expectations in so many ways, I will surely follow and support these developers in their future endeavors. It seems as if finding a truly great indie game these days is like finding a diamond in the rough. Fortunately, this diamond sparkled bright enough to draw my interest.

One final note - The Last Door can be played on Kongregate for those who may be interested in trying it out before purchasing. Episode 4, however, is currently only available through game pledges on the developer's website and in this Collector's Edition, which also includes 4 exclusive mini-sodes and achievements.
Posted: June 2
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
I won’t be mentioning anything story related in this post, simply because it’s a very good story and i don’t want to spoil anything for anyone. It’s an homage to authors like H.P. Lovecraft. The game from the start sets the mood of the game. The first scene you see is from a guy who is going to hang himself (which you control, so you are doing it). After that you go to the character that you are going to play in the story Jeremiah, and as you move through the story you see that things are connected and the mystery unravel.


So while this game is in 8 bit it does not take away from the experience you have, even so it might make it more spooky. It’s 8 bit very well done, and very easy on the eyes. Everything looks beautiful, and you immediately see what each object is supposed to be.

The horror part of the game. well i would not go as far to compare it to something like amnesia style horror. there are some “mild jump scares”. But what this game does do very good, is putting you on the edge of your seat. every step you take the music and sound effects will set the mood on it all. from dark rooms where you walk around with just a lantern to large hallways. In short the atmosphere in this game is very well done.

The game has 4 episodes included, and while the original game is free to some extend, the graphics in this version have been upgraded. It’s has an awesome soundtrack created by Carlos Voila. And the Steam edition has 4 extra mini episodes. Each episode you can complete in about 45 minutes to an hour. Depending on how long you look at things and want to discover every nook and cranny in the game.

So if you want some story driven suspense during the weekend, then i would recommend picking this one up
Posted: May 21
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
This is a great game with a well made Lovecraftian atmosphere. I didn't expect that a pixel game could give me scares, but it did.

The story is intriguing and the point & click gameplay is made in a way that it adds to the feeling that you are part of the story, instead of getting annoyed and thrown out of the story because of illogical puzzles.

A must have for every Lovecraft fan!
Posted: May 22
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
First of all, this really shouldn't be marketed as a Linux game. This is an Adobe AIR game and Linux support for AIR was abandoned by Adobe years ago. There are unsupported ways to work around this on a 64-bit Linux system, but your mileage may vary and none of these solutions worked for me. I am not prepared to change my Linux distribution just to play a game, so sadly I cannot recommend this if you are a Linux user.

With that out of the way, I did manage to install this on my work laptop (which I'm not supposed to do) and what I did find is a thoroughly enjoyable and very atmospheric point & click adventure. It isn't particularly taxing, but I view this game more as a piece of interactive fiction rather than a fiendish puzzle adventure. The graphics are 'typical pixel art' but the art style, along with the intentional murkiness of the colouring, suit the atmosphere perfectly.

The music is exceptional and I cannot praise the composer highly enough. He has managed to set the mood perfectly, and without the haunting soundtrack playing in the background, I don't think the game would have the polish and the impact that it has.

Highly recommended if you are a fan of dark, story-driven adventure games, just heed my warning about the Linux compatibility, lest you be disappointed by the myriad of compatibility issues...
Posted: May 23
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
I played this online before i get it here but i never finished it until now. It is a very well made point and click adventure that I would highly reccomend. It has an extremely creepy atmosphere and story. Aside from a few jump scares (the kind that are added in to make you uneasy not just for cheap scares) there is not much horror, just a lot of creepy and mysterious characters, atmosphere, etc. So if you dislike being chased in horror games or anything like that you should be fine. It has a pixelated look to it which adds to the creepyness and also makes it much easier to take in your surroundings so you can solve puzzles with less confusion. My only issue is that a few of the answers to puzzles are things you probably would not think of so it requires some senseless trial and error in some parts. However, the story and experience alone are enough to make this game a must-play even if you are not a fan of the gameplay. I could go into so many details about this game but its better off if you just play it yourself.
Posted: May 22
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Original Monkey Island meets Original Last Half of Darkness. Great story; easy flowing play... can't wait for the continuation.
Posted: May 23
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