The plague spreads agony and fear in the small town of Wippra. As a plague doctor, you bring healing and relief wherever you can. But ignorance, superstition, and religious zeal make for a deadly threat in this retro medieval medical adventure!
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Very Positive (224) - 90% of the 224 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 5, 2022

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“While it’s a short, compact and competent point and click adventure at face value, The Plague Doctor of Wippra works best between the lines. A thinly veiled examination of the human condition during a health crisis, the game explores how little has really changed since the bubonic plague and the Middle Ages. If you like your adventures games to be deep rather than funny, this one is for you.”
8/10 –

“To conclude, The Plague Doctor of Wippra is a very serious Point & Click, which immerses us perfectly in its universe and its rather dark atmosphere. The small medical side brings a little more to the game, which makes us want to treat each villager.”
8/10 –, France

“Quite honestly, The Plague Doctor of Wippra gets two thumbs up from me. A little of that is nostalgia – for pixel art adventures, but the Black Death, engaging and powerful storytelling, and sparking that interest in learning about the history that… plagues this tale. I couldn’t help myself. Do yourself a favour, check this out, and say Vulgar Knight sent you.”
Two Thumbs Up –


  • "The art, writing and programming is all by one person, which always blows my mind, and I really enjoyed the pixel style. I love that The Plague Doctor Of Wippra exists. It’s such a specific moment in time to capture, the brevity of an adventure-short being the perfect medium."
    Recommended -

  • "With The Plague Doctor of Wippra, I experienced a wonderful adventure that had coherent and logical settings, so that it is worth playing through a second time in the hope of getting a different ending. "
    84/100 -, Germany

  • "The Plague Doctor of Wippra isn’t perfect, and its brevity may be a turn-off for some. However, the story it offers is genuinely compelling and worth your time. It’s a reflection on how far humanity has come in the last 500 years. And, more importantly, it’s also a reminder that there’s still plenty of work to be done."
    80/100 -

  • "The Plague Doctor of Wippra has many merits worth your attention. Its storyline can slowly hook you in and you'll just want to find out how the story ends. The beautiful orchestrally tuned soundtrack is definitely a big plus, as is the full support for the Steam Deck, through which I reviewed the game itself. If you like classic point & click games and would like to take a short trip to the plagued Middle Ages from the position of a doctor, The Plague Doctor of Wippra is exactly the right title for you."
    81/100 -, Czechia

  • "There are only a few minutes that have to pass before you are faced with the first case, and that is the only one that puts you in the dilemma of whether or not to continue playing, but as soon as you turn on the light of wisdom, and that of the house where the race against the plague begins, you will know that you will want to give the game so much to finish it because no puzzle should defeat you. This is the mentality you must take if you want to be victorious in The Plague Doctor of Wippra."
    80/100 -, Spain

  • "The Plague Doctor of Wippra is in fact a story about the role of medicine, information and politics during a pandemic crisis, and it offers clear parallels between the response to the plague and the events following the global spread of COVID-19. [...] The Italian translation is excellent."
    Recommended -, Italy

  • "Those who play the point-and-click adventure game "The Plague Doctor of Wippra" will have to act as a doctor in the Harz village of Wippra during plague times - and will have to deal with conspiracy ideologies. A successful mixture of game and educational content."
    Recommended -, Germany

  • "The Plague Doctor of Wippra is, without a doubt, a truly different title, with an approach to historical fiction that departs from the video game canons (along the lines of Ambition: A Minuet in Power) to take the most interesting aspect of the historical novel: the fascination with a specific period and the different lines of thought that formed it."
    70/100 -, Spain

About This Game

Experience a working day as medieval German plague doctor Oswald Keller. Make diagnoses, prescribe treatments, and even perform surgery. You'll also have to face popular ignorance and stand up to superstition. It's dangerous work, but it's your only chance at finding the cause of the Black Death.

The Plague Doctor of Wippra is a short point-and-click adventure filled with medical puzzles, medieval period detail, and beautiful, hand-drawn pixel art. Expect interesting characters, a gripping story, and captivating gameplay in a historical setting with contemporary resonance.


  • Moody medieval setting with believable characters
  • Rich atmosphere and nuanced storytelling
  • Gorgeous, painterly, low-res pixel art
  • Puzzles with real-life historical and medical context
  • Choices matter and drive the story, with multiple endings
  • The feeling of a retro adventure in a modern presentation
  • Contains no bad jokes

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS *: Windows 7 SP1
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: High Sierra 10.13+
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ or Metal capable
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 18.04, CentOS 7 or SteamOS
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ or Vulkan capable
    • Storage: 300 MB available space

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