Thaumistry: In Charm's Way is an all-new comedy text adventure from award-winning Infocom and Legend Entertainment author Bob Bates.
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Oct 7, 2017

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January 14

Thaumistry v1.2 released

Version 1.2 is a minor bugfix release that fixes an issue with restoring saved games on Microsoft Windows user accounts that contain non-ASCII characters in their usernames.
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“Well-written and whimsical. Packed with jokes and Easter eggs. Intricate, satisfying puzzles. A lighthearted text romp that casts its entertaining puzzle magic on the modern era. [...] This game plays fair, never lets you get stuck, comes with a tutorial to ease you into the experience, and even autosaves for you.”
4 / 5 – Adventure Gamers

“Full of absurdist humour and crazy characters [...] Monkey Island meets Monty Python.”
8 / 10 – FingerGuns

“Thaumistry is exactly what you want if you’re an Infocom fanboy like me. It has that thoughtful, funny writing Infocom spoiled us with, dozens of just-hard-enough puzzles, a cast of characters with enough personality to be interesting, an over-the-top set-piece climax, and all the refinements you expect from a modern adventure game.”
5 / 5 – Quarter to Three

About This Game

Thaum: (noun). A unit of magical energy

Eric Knight is a confused young man who was a famous child prodigy inventor, but who hasn’t seen much success since. Strange things always seem to happen around Eric—door knobs fall off in his hands, computer screens go blank when he touches them, alarms go off randomly as he walks by.

Today, he will find out why.

Thaumistry: In Charm's Way is a hilarious text adventure from award-winning Infocom and Legend Entertainment author Bob Bates.

Set in present-day New York City, the game is a joke-a-minute romp filled with offbeat characters, improbable spells, and well-crafted puzzles.

  • Spoiler-free, context-sensitive hint system
  • In-game map
  • Fully customizable fonts and colors
  • Screen reader-friendly (NVDA) option available for visually-impaired players
  • Steam Cloud save games
  • Advanced parser, for a modern update of Interactive Fiction
  • Digital CyberFeelies™ to round out that classic text adventure experience
  • Thaumistry is USDA approved,* gluten-free, and contains 0 grams of cholesterol

*No it’s not.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7, 8.1 or 10
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    • OS: macOS 10.10, 10.11, 10.12 or 10.13
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10, 17.04, or 17.10
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: SteamOS is NOT supported.
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