A Pulp Adventure Thriller - A murdered drifter awakens. Alive again, seconds before his death. Hunted and haunted, help him untangle a mad web of conspiracy in this fast-paced point 'n click thrill-ride.
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“The Drifter has a style all of its own and it feels like a real evolution of the genre. There are no ridiculously obtuse puzzles, the pixel art animation is excellent, the user interface is intuitive (even using a control pad), the voicework is fantastic and the narrative is riveting. The Drifter really raises the bar for point and click adventures. Highly recommended.”
Alpha Beta Gamer

“My time with The Drifter ended with a twist, and left me wanting more. A lot more.”
Checkpoint Gaming

“In The Drifter [...] we glimpse finally an evolution of the #pointandclick genre. It tries to renovate it in the interface, environmental analysis and rhythm, creating a breathless thriller with a brilliant writing and great #pixelart.”
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About This Game

  • A Pulp Adventure Thriller from the minds that brought you Crawl and Peridium.
  • An engrossing roller-coaster of a story - Drawing on King, Crichton and Carpenter, with a dash of 70s Ozploitation.
  • Point 'N Click or Controller - Featuring unique twin-stick interaction makes The Drifter as comfy to play on the couch as at the PC.
  • Brooding dark-synth cinematic score.
  • Fully voice acted.

Mick Carter's been drifting a while now - never staying one place long, moving from job to job. Forced to return to his old home town, he witnesses a violent murder, is pursued by mysterious armed men, and killed.

And that's just the start of Mick's problems.

His consciousness ripped away, thrust back into his own body seconds before his death...
Framed for the murder he witnessed, tormented by his own past, and haunted by a feeling that something followed him back from the other side...

Follow Mick as he's sucked headfirst into a lunatic web of shadowy corporations, murder, and the thousand year obsession of a madman.

The Drifter is our fast-paced take on a classic 2d point and click adventure. Taking cues from the recent revival of the genre, the focus is on story with puzzle solving being the glue that ties it together. Mick's a pretty practical guy, and so puzzles are down-to-earth, designed to be unobtrusive, and give an investigative feel. We're keeping the pacing quick and lean, you'll never be wandering around lost or confused - Mick is propelled through the story at a good clip, from one situation to another, with barely a moment to catch his breath.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

The Drifter contains horror themes, pixelated violence and blood, frequent strong language, and mature themes such as homelessness and references to drug and alcohol abuse.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows XP (sp2) or later
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Dual Core Processor or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA since 2006 (GeForce 8), AMD since 2006 (Radeon HD 2000), Intel since 2012 (HD 4000 / IvyBridge)
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8 or later
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
      • OS: Ubuntu - glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit
      • Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
      • Memory: 3 GB RAM
      • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
      • Storage: 3 GB available space

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