Among the Innocent is a first-person adventure thriller that takes place on an abandoned farm in the eastern Free State, South Africa. The gameplay is inspired by classic point-and-click adventure games, and is packed with intrigue, puzzle-solving, and exploration.
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Release Date: Feb 14, 2017

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February 26

v1.005 patch is here

I hadn't planned on issuing an update so soon, but a problem with the padlocks cropped up (which may have been a result of the previous patch) which I wanted to address as soon as possible. I also had a few other small updates and fixes in the pipe so I thought I'd include them and make this a proper patch instead of a hotfix.
  • Added support for UHD resolution (3840x2160). This should be considered experimental. Please note that some UI textures may appear blurry at this resolution, as the assets were never designed to be displayed at UHD*. Please let us know how it goes!
  • Added a master volume slider to the audio options.
  • Cabin: Addressed cabin padlock pickup problem. This has been retroactively fixed, which means if you are meant to have the padlock in your inventory, but don't, you now will. This failsafe has been added upon leaving the cabin.
  • Treehouse: Corrected the loading states of the chain ladder, padlocks, and pulley hotspots.
  • Boat house: Resolved a fuel hose placement issue on the cable car repair.

*An oversight, no doubt. Apologies for that!

Thanks again to everyone who reported bugs and provided feedback!
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February 23

v1.004 update is up

This is a small update to improve a few quality-of-life issues that have come up repeatedly in reviews and feedback (thanks everyone!). Hopefully this will reduce frustration caused by a couple of puzzle interactions, without being too "hand-holding".
  • Fixed a few incorrect item sounds.
  • Cabin and barn: Changed padlocks to be automatically picked up when unlocked.
  • Bike wreck: Added popup notification when picking up pocketknife. This notification explains the ability to combine/use items within your inventory.
  • Cave: Disabled "reset nails" hotspot once it's no longer necessary.
  • (EDIT) Barn: Improved lighting inside the locker to better illuminate the jumper cables.
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“Although there’s nothing too shriek-worthy, the game’s macabre narrative hooks you in through some ghoulish details and intriguing plot threads.”
7.5/10 – Critical Hit

“We highly recommend this for anyone who loves adventure, puzzle and Indie games in general.”
7/10 – Game Nation SA

“Among the Innocent is a great homage to the classic point-and-click genre, and a solid first outing for Zero Degrees Games.”
79/100 – Gamecca Magazine

About This Game

A first-person thriller adventure

When struggling writer Peter York becomes trapped on a remote farmstead in the eastern Free State, South Africa, he is forced to confront a dark history in his bid for freedom.

Among the Innocent is the first of five instalments in the Stricken series, each exploring a stage in the Kübler-Ross model for dealing with grief and loss. In this epic series, players will be challenged in a rich narrative experience that spans multiple decades and storylines. The Stricken series blends elements of classic point-and-click adventures with modern first-person games, and delivers a mature story for players who long for intrigue.


  • A blend of classic point-and-click gameplay and modern first-person exploration.
  • 12 acres of farmland to explore, with unique, hand-crafted locations.
  • Multitude of puzzles to challenge your logic and intuition.
  • A rich, layered story to discover and experience first-hand.
  • Original soundtrack composed and performed by Zero Degrees Games.
  • Dark themes inspired by classic and modern horror and thriller films.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 / AMD A6
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 460 / AMD 4870
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and mouse only
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 / AMD FX
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 680 / AMD 7970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and mouse only

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