TORMENTUM is a dark Point & Click adventure game. The dreamlike, nightmarish atmosphere of the game was inspired by works of painters H.R. Giger and Zdzislaw Beksinski. The game's final look and feel was also strongly influenced by the universes of games such as Demon's Souls or Dark Seed.
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Release Date: Mar 4, 2015

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February 4

Game Update 1.4 is live!



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We fixed some user reported bugs:

  • Critical and small bugs fixed
  • Animation improvements
  • Linguistic corrections in russian version
  • Puzzle mechanics improvements
  • Memory improvements
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“All in all, this is one of the best P&C adventure games I've ever played. Every aspect is impressive on its own and when all of its elements are combined, a truly worthy gaming experience is born. For fans of the genre or horror games in general, this game won't disappoint.”
9/10 – Game Walkers

“Every single piece of art is absolutely stunning and the gameplay complements it well. It has a perfect length for what it is and the world stays with you well after you’re finished. Tormentum is one of the most strikingly visual adventure games and the small team at OhNoo Studio should be proud of what they’ve made.”
9/10 – Pixel Related

“All clearly inspired by the nightmarish flesh-stretching surrealism of HR Giger with occasional hellscapes in the style of Hieronymus Bosch, Tormentumis never less than amazing to look at and the push to see the next piece of f***ed-up artwork is what drove me on through the game the most.”
7/10 – Game Watcher

About This Game

TORMENTUM is a dark Point & Click adventure game.



The dreamlike, nightmarish atmosphere of the game was inspired by works of painters H.R. Giger and Zdzislaw Beksinski. The game's final look and feel was also strongly influenced by the universes of games such as Demon's Souls or Dark Seed. This unique mixture gave life to a bleak and depressing world.



Those are however the least of his problems as the airship lowers its flight towards a huge gloomy castle which soon becomes his prison. Thus begins the surreal story bordering somewhere between dream and reality...

Key features:

  • THE GAME WORLD: 3 realms, differing in architecture and creatures inhabiting them. You'll meet characters with unique personalities who will help you - or try to prevent you from - reaching your goal.
  • ART: 75 hand-painted stages. The game also features over a hundred additional screens as well as dozens of paintings created by the mad painter residing in the cathedral.
  • PUZZLES: During your journey you will come against 24 varied logical puzzles and minigames.
  • STORY: A dark adventure between dream and reality.
  • MUSIC: Exceptional soundtrack with over 40 tracks.

Moreover:

  • Moral choices which will affect the game's ending.
  • 34 achievements to complete.
  • 4-6 hours gameplay.
  • Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Italian.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2 GHz, AMD Athlon™ X2 2.2 GHz, or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.2 GHz, AMD Athlon™ X2 2.4 GHz, or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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The Last Order
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
3 Facts:

- Undoubtedly a MUST-HAVE visual masterpiece for all those Nine Inch Nails fans that enjoyed Giger museum at Gruyères.

- I'm not a big fan of graphic adventures, but this one is just unbeatable in terms of soul.

- This game is the opposite to Call of Duty.

9,2 / 10.
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LudraJenova
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I really love this game!!! Love the art and the story (even if is a very common story), the only con for this game is: Too short. I didn't like that you only get bad ending and good ending, when the game want to give you choices you expect more endings or at least something diferent (I was quite dissapointed). Even with this, I still enjoyed playing it and if you can buy it in a sale time...do it ;3
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Sweetz
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Short and relatively simple, but the art is great. It's like the dark, twisted sibling of Amanita Design's adventure games.
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mberc001
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
The Art was fantastic! The puzzles varied from easy to expert. The game music was dark except for a special ending. Played through multiple times!
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IkiFoo
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Product received for free
This is not a traditional adventure game by any means; it veers dangerously close to a hidden-object game without quite tipping over the edge. Atmosphere and story help this one greatly in that regard. Puzzles will usually be a combination of rubbing inventory items together and logic puzzles. Better than your average hidden-object game, but not as much depth as a lot of point 'n' click adventures - recommended only with that caveat.
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Space
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This game was really well done. The Art and everything about it is awesome. I actually bought this game on the art style alone. But It's actually really well done. There's only one problem, and that is it is pretty short. The Puzzles are good, the story is good, but the game is just a tad bit short. Other than that, it's definitely worth picking up.
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Porkums
( 11.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
From my Blog about this game:

You died. Now you have to escape your cell, traverse a wasteland filled with strange creatures, solve puzzles and make choices. Your afterlife depends on your actions, are you going to heaven or to hell? Make your choice. This is the overall story of the game Tormentum: Dark Sorrow. It’s made by Oh Noo Studios, a three man team with ambitions of grandeur. The team based the world and artwork on the paintings of famous artists H.R. Giger and Zdzislaw Beksinski. H.R. Giger was a Swiss surrealist most famous for being part of the team that won Alien their Academy Award for design. All of his artwork is on display in his own museum in Zurich. His style of artwork usually melds man and machine in what he called biomechanical. Zdzislaw Beksinski was from Poland and worked more on dystopian surrealism in a more environmental for his earlier works. For his later works he focused more on dulling the background and unnatural lighting on the subject of the painting. In true dystopian fashion he was murdered in his home for refusing to loan his caretaker’s son $100.

While the style of H.R. Giger and Zdzislaw Beksinski are more dark fantasy and gothic, I feel like the themes and style of the puzzles is way more steampunk. The mechanics are simple, it’s a point and click. Some of the puzzles are challenging but there are notes throughout the game that will make things make a little more sense. You might get stuck, you might get frustrated, hell you might even give up once or twice, but the beauty of this game will draw you in and hold you till you lose your sanity. I mean until you finish the game. For those of you like myself there are achievements and there are different endings so there is replayability. I don’t really want to give away the game but I would like to talk about my favourite part of the game.

My favourite part of this game is the cathedral. A blind old man has been trapped in this cathedral for…well I’m not sure how long he’s been there. All this time he’s been painting. There are dozens of paintings and the old man gives you paint and a brush to fix up 30 of them. But he also has a pet, this pet is kind of a ♥♥♥♥, instead of fixing up 30 painting you can destroy 3. In both my playthroughs I spent a solid hour picking and deciding which painting I would restore. The art is amazing, for a three man team I don’t know how they were able to create such an awe inspiring visuals. Everything from hanging tree’s to tortured souls you will find plenty of artwork you want to as backgrounds.
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Bonesaws
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Art 10/10

Puzzles 8/10

Story 7/10


Great Art and the puzzles are constantly pretty good. Pick it up if you like the art style and are in the mood for PUZZLES
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Legendric
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Deliciously dark and beautifully painted gothic adventure game. Each screen is popping with detail of the macabre. Do your self a favour and loose your self in this adventure.
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sinDRAWS
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
A short and simple, yet very beautiful point and click adventure.

The main thing that attracted me to this title were its visuals, they're gorgeusly grotesque, like a less phalic H.R. Giger art style blended in with Dante's Divine Comedy. Combine that with the soundtrack that perfectly captures each screen you pass and you get a very atmospheric experience. I hope that at some point, they will release the soundtrack.

But yes, like mentioned, I believe the story is a take on the Divine Comedy, with the main protagonist taking a journey of redemption through his personal hell. Throughout this journey, you meet lots of characters who are corrupt in their own way and it's up to your own judgement to decide what choices to make when presented with a situation. Things aren't always what they seem.

My only gripes with the game are its short length and the puzzle difficulty, it's nothing new and everything can be completed fairly quickly. The only thing that holds it up are the choices you are presented within the game, which affect your journey and the final outcome of things. I also believe that for what it is, the game could have benefitted with a failure system of some kind, although not knowing whether it was a possibility definitely helped my experience.

But anyway, if you enjoy art styles similar to H.R. Giger or that of the Dark Souls franchise, I think you'll enjoy this title as much as I did, definitely worth a playthrough or two.
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Tormentum - Dark Sorrow was an amazing experience for me. I loved every minute of it and was a bit sad when it was over.

Game Summary

In Tormentum, you play as a hooded figure that has lost all his memories, save the memory of a dream of a strange statue on a hill. He awakens in captivity and is told he is to be punished for crimes he doesn't remember commiting. The game follows his escape and journey to the the hill from his dreams, in the hopes of restoring his memory. Along the way, he meets many strange characters, visits terrifying landscapes, and is presented with moral choices that shape his jouney, and eventually, his destiny.

Breakdown

Graphics: The art style was what caught my attention initally and is arguably the strongest asset the game. The characters, set pieces, and landscapes are all so alien, yet disturbingly beautiful. Unlocking a door or opening a new area was exciting, not just because I was progressing through the game, but because I would be rewarded with new and beautiful art that would leave me staring with a sense or wonder and horror rolled into one.

Music/Sound: The music is haunting and when combined with the art made for a really good atmosphere. The sound effects are well done, from opening of chests to the squelching of blood to the soft growl of a monstrous creature, each one felt solid and immersive.

Gameplay/Mechanics: The moral choices, while interesting, is probably where my biggest complaint with the game comes from. It was obvious in most cases which choice was good and which was evil, which I did like, because I never worried that I would make a choice that would result in an outcome I hadn't intended. However, there is no grey area: one wrong choice automatically gets you the bad ending, even if all the other choices you made were considered good. Because of this, there was almost no motivation for you to make the evil choices(except one of them where the evil choice saves you time). Not to mention the fact that (minor spoiler) you steal objects from people that call you "friend" and kill several creatures.

UI/Controls: The UI is simple and minimalistic: you have an inventory bag in the lower right corner for items you find and a notepad in the lower left that copies any puzzle hints and intsructions you come across. Arrows on the sides of screens and door icons clearly highlight where you can go, so you never feel at a loss as to where you can explore. Your cursor changes to a skeletal hand when you can interact with something and occasionally a soft glow emanates from interactive objects as well. All these elements did little to interfere with the art, which is good, as the art is one of the strongest points of the game.

Controls are simple and easy to pick up: you click things. That's it. I didn't have any trouble clicking exactly what I wanted to click,

Overall, the UI annd controls, while not innovative or particularly engrossing, was well excuted and functioned adequately.

Story: I felt story to be the weakest part of the game; not bad, but it could have been better.

The characters, while beautiful and interesting, aren't deep and left me wanting to find out more about them, but with no recourse to do so. Other than the moral choices, your own character's personality and story doesn't develop at all either. You're trying to reach that statue from your dream. That's it for the whole game. There isn't any way for the protaginst to express himself, short of deciding if he should senselessly murder someone or not.


Dispite the few points I didn't like, I still highly recommend this game. The wording of the title, to me, suggests the possibility of a sequel, One that I would absolutely play if it comes out.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
I am not a fan of point and click.

Paid full price.

Beat it in 6 hours.

Best artwork ive seen in a game in a looooong time. Hoping to see a Tormentum 2, SEND ME TO HELL AGAIN!!!!!!!!!
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
It's a point and click adventure, with graphics inspired by H.R. Giger and Zdzisław Beksiński. There are many games inspired by Giger already, I mainly got it for Beksinski.
The graphics being the main feature, I found them to be somewhat cartoony or comic book like, instead of the dark dreamlike art of the original artists. I'd rather feel like exploring a dark dream as opposed to reading a comic book. Another down point is that they are in a low resolution. Anyway, they are still well made and it is worth solving the puzzles just to see what comes next.
That brings me to the puzzles, they seem for the most part to be overly simple and easy, which is fine with me, I don't play games looking for a challenge, just entertainment, but I can imagine this might put some people off who take things too seriously.
The game also has moral choices, but just like the puzzles they seem to be rendered down to the bare minimum, and almost infant-like black and white choice.
In short, I'm enjoying it, but regardless I feel it has some flaws I wanted to point out, get it at a good sale.
Tormentum: Dark Sorrow, my first impression video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMTw7V9E458
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Nice story with cruel dilemnas is what awaits you in this game.
You will face enigmas and look for clues.
Patience and observation will be your helpers here.

Game difficulty is well balanced for one that has some basic skills
in enigma/puzzle solving.

Replayability is nice to explore the many ways...

On the graphical side, if you love darkness and madness,
your cup will be filled with delight.
Each scene is a fine art with details,
a disturbing mood sweating from the backgrounds and the characters.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Although i am not usually a fan of point-and-click adventure games, i really enjoyed this one. The story was certainly thought provoking at times and the ending is very well executed.

The artwork and overall art style are eerily beautiful and have an air of Lovecraftian horror to them, which while this isn't technically a horror game actually works fairly well.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
This game recommendation is a fine line between age-group content. It's not for young, not for old - it's in between.

On one hand you have a very accessible puzzle game and narrative for younger players; but on the other, there is more mature content (violence, torture etc.) that wouldn't be suitable for a younger age group. I know kids are more desensitised these days but don't let your 5YO play this.

Agreeing with the general consensus on Steam, the artwork is absolutely amazing and the 2.5D effect works well. I can't fault the sound design either as a whole but there were a couple of SFX incidences that were a bit too repetitive.

I've played plenty of HOGs and casual puzzle games before and this felt right at home in that niche so if you're sick of the protagonist's broken down car and derelect lighthouse/mansion/whatever in a storm and don't mind some freaky artwork, this game might be for you. This is NOT a HOG though. It's a PaC casual puzzle game with awesome creepy scenes.

9/10 for the genre.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
I just finished playing the game, the game is very fantastic and made me happy to finish it. I'll replay it again to see what my choices effect my overall thougths is and fan of the point and click games must but this game.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Oldschool point & click adventure, with graphics clearly inspired by artists like H.R. Giger & Z. Beksinski. Awesome little game with choices that affect the ending. No spoilers, just one advice: CHOOSE WISELY! 10/10
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Great clic and drag adventure game with amazing art.
If you like HR Giger's art, this game might interest you.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
A short and simple, yet very beautiful point and click adventure.

The main thing that attracted me to this title were its visuals, they're gorgeusly grotesque, like a less phalic H.R. Giger art style blended in with Dante's Divine Comedy. Combine that with the soundtrack that perfectly captures each screen you pass and you get a very atmospheric experience. I hope that at some point, they will release the soundtrack.

But yes, like mentioned, I believe the story is a take on the Divine Comedy, with the main protagonist taking a journey of redemption through his personal hell. Throughout this journey, you meet lots of characters who are corrupt in their own way and it's up to your own judgement to decide what choices to make when presented with a situation. Things aren't always what they seem.

My only gripes with the game are its short length and the puzzle difficulty, it's nothing new and everything can be completed fairly quickly. The only thing that holds it up are the choices you are presented within the game, which affect your journey and the final outcome of things. I also believe that for what it is, the game could have benefitted with a failure system of some kind, although not knowing whether it was a possibility definitely helped my experience.

But anyway, if you enjoy art styles similar to H.R. Giger or that of the Dark Souls franchise, I think you'll enjoy this title as much as I did, definitely worth a playthrough or two.
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