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.
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Release Date: May 20, 2014

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September 6

Soundtrack now included!

As requested by our players, now the full remastered soundtrack of Season One is included within the downloadable package. If you purchased The Last Door - Collector's Edition in Steam in the past, you will be receiving an automated update including this.

You'll find MP3 files in a folder called "soundtrack" in the local contents of the game (right click in the game in you games library, and select 'explore local contents' to get stright to the game's folder).

Hope you guys the incredible music composed by Carlos Viola, copy it to your phone or portable player and take it for a spin!

cheers.

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“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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires Adobe AIR
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
I'm only barley starting chapter 3.

EDIT: finished season 1 without the extra content just yet.

What an amazing atmosphere, sound design and incredible sense of pace. As a huge Lovecraft fan, I love this game. In contrast to other lovecraftian horror interactive experiences, like dark corners of the earth, which basically places you in a few of the weird tales settings, this is a story that grasps the mastery of lovecraft's narrative and reflects it as an interactive play. It's like interacting with the theater and watch the plot unroll. This game is amazing. If you are a huge fan of lovecraftian horror, I can't recommend it enough!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Dat writing tho! Seriously top notch. If only all AAA titles had such narrative weight behind them.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Simply put, if you like the work of H. P. Lovecraft and the like, you must absolutely play this game. I asure you that you won't regret it. It gets the tone, the atmosphere, everything. And while the very pixelated graphics could make you think less of the game, I actually believe they suit it probably better than if they would have been more detailed.

The music and sound effects are great and a perfect match for what's going on on-screen.

The puzzles aren't hard, just enough to be entertaining, and they are all logical which makes them blend perfectly with the story.

Do yourself a favor and play this. I'm getting the second season ASAP.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
Great game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Let me just start by saying that you will never be as scared of pixels in your life as you will be if you play through The Last Door. There were more genuinely chilling moments in this point and click adventure game than in most AAA horror games. It is Lovecraftian which is a very endearing factor to me, but they introduce that factor in such a creative way. I truly believe that if H.P. Lovecraft were in the indie game scene today, what he came up with would not be far off from this amazing work of art by The Game Kitchen.


The cult scenes were some of the most frightening ones in he first season. They tell a story in such a way that you are at the same time perplexed as to what could be at the root of everything, while so drawn to the mystery that you can not put the mouse down. I do mention the mouse, but these games are also available on mobile if that is more up your alley. I thoroughly enjoyed the PC version, but I would urge you to play them however you are most comfortable. I personally started on mobile a while back but got so stuck that I didn't pick it back up until I got the first season on Steam. This is, I'm sure, much more a testament of how I am with mobile gaming rather than how well the mobile version plays.


I was so excited to learn that the second season is up and ready to go, I think it is worth saying that the first season made it into my short list of favorite steam games and with very good reason. It is not always easy to solve the next step of the journey, it sometimes takes tracking through the different rooms and pondering how you could combine your collected objects or use them to interact with the environment. I am honestly blown away by the level of emersion they were able to pull of with the graphics that are used and the point and click system. I am by no means a person who demands high quality graphics and resolution for games, but still the level of depth and story they were able to pull off with the most basic level of quality, is simply breathtaking.


I could rave about the reasons this game is a must play for any gamer for hours, but I really think that I would be wasting time that you could be using to just go and play it now, it is just that good. I seriously appreciated all the time and effort spent in making this game into a genuine addition to the Cthulhu Mythos. It utilizes some of the more eerie aspects of Lovecraftian horror in an unexpected way that made for one incredible experience.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Really terrific point and click adventure game. You might look at the kind of silly looking screenshots and think it's not going to work well in conveying the tone of a horror game, but it does. Really nice sound work helps, and the story and writing is quite good.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
A decent love-craftian story but I'm a little worried if the creators will be able to answer all the mystery questions they have raised. But yes, as people say here, the writing is good and the low-poly style is not a disadvantage at all. The whole Season one took me about 6 hours to finish.
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107 of 115 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 20, 2014
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.
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53 of 56 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning,
Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before.
“Surely,” said I, “surely that is something at my window lattice;
Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore—
Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore;—
’Tis the wind and nothing more!” - Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven


I vaguely remember encountering a prologue to a title named The Last Door in Kongregate a couple years ago, but I dropped participating Kongregate community sometime thereon, so it was a complete surprise encountering the full game here in Steam later. A quick research informed me about the Kickstarter journey of The Game Kitchen and how wonderful a job they managed to put on the table with limited participation on backers and pixel art graphics only. Recently completing the first season, here will be my part actual review and part fangirl rant for Victorian Gothic - especially for the concept of horror itself.

It's 1891, England. Jeremiah Devitt receives an unsettling letter from his old friend, Anthony Beechworth, with whom he attended a boarding school in Aberdeen years ago. The letter contains one sentence only that would be vaguely familiar to Devitt: "Videte ne quis sciat", the long forgotten motto of the philosophy club they formed as young boys back in the boarding school. Knowing his old friend would only use this sentence as a distress call, Devitt leaves his apartment and catches the first train to Sussex to visit Beechworth residence. From thereon, his journey towards the unknown, the unspeakable and the unforeseeable will begin. In his journey for discovering the truth, Devitt will slowly yet surely pass the veil that separates the wisdom from the insanity, reaching for the knowledge of "Malum in se" or rather: evil within itself.

As one can get a grasp of the narration so far, The Last Door is a fine product of horror literature, inspired heavily from the works of Poe, Lovecraft, Maupassant, Borges, Machen and many others; playing on the horror of the unknown, the unexplainable or more so: the uncanny. Today, literary academics make clear differentiations between the notions of fear, terror and the horror. Fear is an instantaneous reaction or at least a basic worry, while the terror is being continuously under some kind of threat. With terror, you can fundamentally foresee and understand the threat that would befall on you, yet fail to resolve it or prevent it with a conclusion. With horror, on the other hand, you are rendered incapable of even grasping the meaning, the reason or the nature of the threat altogether, rendering your cognitive ability useless… and that specific kind of threat is the most fundamental, basic and dreadful experience anyone can go under. So dreadful, the narrative medium of language fails to describe its nature exactly, presenting only vague descriptions of associations. Being a masterfully arranged horror adventure, The Last Door is one of such experiences.

Establishing a horror adventure with pixel art graphics might seem like a repelling choice for most people, but I find part game's success in this specific display choice. With pixel art graphics, we are not always capable of understanding direct depictions of objects, nuances or happenstances. We are left with symbolic environment designs that are presented to arrange a vague image, a symbol for the actual. It is both familiar yet quite so alien at the same time. Freud's 1835 Article, Das Unheimliche or The Uncanny describes this specific notion as a cognitive dissonance; for being attracted and repulsed by a concept at the same time. This paradoxical nature deems a state or a being uncanny - and quite possibly dangerous. This fundamental concept perpetuated the fear of the unknown and established the foundation of all horror literature that will follow involuntarily. The art display in the game is an excellent example of Freud's Uncanny. Everything is somewhat familiar yet boundlessly alien at the same time. This psychodynamic arranges a triumphant baseline for the atmosphere. The same notion is supported by brilliantly picked sound effects and orchestrated soundtrack – ordinary and beautiful, yet unexplainable and unsettling at the same time - to exalt the setting.

Aside its psychological undertone, The Last Door is an episodic point & click adventure. Each chapter follows the one before to portray the first season of Jeremiah Devitt's unsettling journey. You are to roam within a limited environment in each chapter; collecting notes, items; interacting with people and solving puzzles to make the story progress. Even with the chosen style of graphics, it’s not that hard to notice and interact with objects. Puzzles take brief contemplation at first, but when figured, they are spot on and elegant. Anecdotes and nuances collected from the most memorable Gothic literary pieces are masterfully nestled into the game for your discovery. The primary motifs of the game - crows, or rather ravens - are a direct reference to Poe alongside countless others.

If you are interested in the collective experience that would portray the totality of The Last Door, you are in for a literary feast with imageries worthy of nightmarish depictions scribbled into your subconscious. It is a remarkable example of sheer success for both narrative and atmosphere without much graphic display. Recommended to be played with headphones and in total darkness!

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49 of 53 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
'The Last Door' is a classic point and click adventure game. So much so that you can play the entire thing with only the use of the mouse. The graphics are beautifully designed pixel graphics that never feel like you are losing atmosphere. The story is intriguing and interesting with a feeling of The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe and has been called “A Love letter to H.P. Lovecraft” by Penny Arcade.

The music composed by Carlos Viola is phenomenal. In fact I would say that it is now in my top 3 most loved video game soundtracks after playing this game and worth the purchase price by itself. You can download the soundtrack from the website (https://thelastdoor.com/index.php/soundtrack), although they have plans to include it in an update at some point in the Collector's Edition on Steam. Here's a bit of a taste from the Chapter 1 OST, which should give you some feeling as to the atmosphere of the game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPkdM6T4uE0

This is a story of a young man named Jeremiah Devitt, who receives a letter from an old school friend he has not seen in many years with a cryptic message that makes Devitt know something is wrong. Dealing with his own psychological issues in which he tries to remember his past he traverses back to places from his younger days in Victorian England to try and remember what they had all gotten themselves into all those years ago. Once arriving at his friend's home he finds that his journey is just beginning and we are taken through a strange occultist tale.

Gameplay is simple point and click adventure fare with no real annoyances from my experience. Everything works as it should and feels natural. The game contains many puzzles that you must work out to move on as all the classic adventure titles do. Most are fairly simple with just trying items out in different ways until you find a match, but you will be required to read the many notes you find in the game to get some tips on what some of the puzzles entail. Found letters will give you clues on how to pass certain areas based on their eerie nature.

Achievements are included and lead you some in places you may get stuck, but there are even more secrets beneath the surface that you may never discoever without a bit of help. One achievement entitled Master of the Occult tasks you with finding every secret in the game, and these are not at all easily identified. Odds are you will need to use the Guide in the community hub to find these, but they add a lot of flavor to the game that makes for some strange and sometimes creepy easter eggs.

The Collector's Edition that is available on Steam is a more polished and put together package than the free to play version that is on the website (https://thelastdoor.com/). There you must download each episode one by one, and it doesn’t include the 4 mini-sodes that the CE does, nor does it have them combined as one game like the CE does. Also, most obviously, the free version doesn't include Steam Achievements, or trading cards. Even though you can play the entire season of the game for free on the website, this game deserves compensation. It is far better than the vast majority of adventure games currently on Steam in almost every respect. Story, art, and music. So please consider either purchasing it on Steam, or making a donation on the website itself if you enjoy it. :)

This is considered to be Season 1 of 'The Last Door', which includes 4 Chapters/Episodes as well as 4 mini-sodes for a look at certain other people and situations that were not shown in the main game with our main character. The Season 2 episodes have just started to come out with Episode 1 being released about 6 weeks ago on the Last Door website. Episode 2 is expected to be released in early 2015. Currently, Episode 1 can only be played if you make a donation of at least $1, but when Episode 2 is released in early 2015 Episode 1 will be available for free download while Episode 2 will then be the one that needs a donation to be played immediately until Episode 3 comes out. They have not announced any plans to release a Season 2 Collector's Edition on Steam after it is complete, but I would wager that it will be done.

A well made point and click adventure that deserves to be compensated for the quality it provides. It is well worth the purchase price for adventure fans, and the original OST is worthy of being mentioned among the best in all fo video games. Highly recommend this game to fans of the genre.

8/10 Worth it at full price, but must buy when on sale.
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$Tevo
1.5 hrs
Posted: September 16
not fun to me
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happyhomemaker35
5.4 hrs
Posted: September 16
The Last door is a pixel point and click game. I enjoyed the 4 chapters in this game. I enjoyed the plot and even the graphics did not deter me. I did miss a couple of items due to the pixelated items (being right next to each other so I thought they were one item). A couple of the items also seemed a little far fetched to do so they took me a lot longer than I would have liked. I did buy it on sale and would do so again. As a matter of fact, I am waiting for season 2 to go on sale to buy that. That says enough as to how much I enjoyed it.

Don't let the pixelation fool you. This is a horror point and click. There are some strange graphics that might bother littler ones, and the pixelation only addes to that horror, which is what this game is about.
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hylian bun
3.6 hrs
Posted: September 15
A good little pixel point and click game with good sounds and music and surprsingly creepy atmostphere, especially in the later episodes.
My favourite is episode 3 - the creepiest and mot ambient in my opinion.

Overall; would recommend to anyone who likes slightly creepy, puzzlers and a pixel graphics style.
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tqwert16
3.0 hrs
Posted: September 14
This is a really good P&C adventure games, one of the games of the year the year it came out.
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