In a dark world somewhere between dream and nightmare you find yourself alone, cold, and without memory of who you are or where you came from. Guided by little more than a silver locket and questions, you must find your way off an isolated island in pursuit of answers.
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Positive (15) - 93% of the 15 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 5, 2023

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About This Game

The Aching is a graphical horror adventure game from the demented mind of the Lobdegg, heavily inspired by the old graphic adventure games Sierra and LucasArts released in the 1980s. This title features low resolution 16-color graphics adhering to the extremely limited hardware of the era. Gameplay is driven by a combination of arrow keys and a classic-style parser. Whatever you wish your character to do, merely type it into the prompt and hit Enter.

No "Press [F] to do the thing" in this game!

You play as a pale creature who awakens in a cave with no clue as to your identity or current situation beyond a small locket and a patch of cave wall painted in what you hope is red paint. Now you must explore this other world trying to find answers about your past.

The engine behind The Aching was designed to run on an actual Tandy 1000 computer off of a single floppy disk. For modern computers we emulate the Tandy 1000 environment so that the intended experience can be enjoyed with or without access to one of these old, and now rare, computers.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Contains graphic pixel-art violence and gore.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 98 or later
    • Storage: 10 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X
    • Processor: Intel-based
    • Storage: 15 MB available space
    • OS: Any modern Linux distrubition
    • Processor: Intel-based
    • Storage: 15 MB available space

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