You take a deep breath of salty air as the first raindrops begin to spatter the pavement, and the swollen, slate-colored clouds that blanket the sky mutter ominous portents amongst themselves over the little coastal town of Anchorhead.
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March 1

Linux issues remain unsolved

Very disappointing news: the fix that I had hoped would solve the problems with the Linux version did not, in fact, do so. I am still looking for alternative solutions, but I cannot offer any sort of timeline. At the moment I am stumped.

I would encourage anyone wanting to play the game on Linux to consider purchasing the game at https://mikegentry5.itch.io/anchorhead instead. It is the exact same build as the version that was to be offered on Steam, except that it works.
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“[...] in my book this game is the ultimate work of interactive fiction, overflowing with intrigue and compelling story elements, scary and engrossing, exceptionally written and impressively coded with a remarkable eye for detail.”
Adventure Gamers

“As IF goes, though, this is a deeply beautiful piece. [...] There's lots of disgusting, unpleasant imagery, but first -- and en route to that imagery -- is a masterful build-up of setting and mood unparalleled by almost any other game I have ever played.”
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“Overall, the experience of playing Anchorhead was incredibly rich and memorable—not for the difficulty navigating, or for the puzzles, but for the immersive experience it provided.”
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About This Game

You take a deep breath of salty air as the first raindrops begin to spatter the pavement, and the swollen, slate-colored clouds that blanket the sky mutter ominous portents amongst themselves over the little coastal town of Anchorhead.

Anchorhead is a text adventure game in the style of classic Infocom games from the 1980s. No graphics, no menus, no point-and-click — you navigate a written story using typed commands, and read what happens next.

Travel to the haunted coastal town of Anchorhead, Massachusetts and uncover the roots of a horrific conspiracy inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft. Search through musty archives and tomes of esoteric lore; dodge hostile townsfolk; combat a generation-spanning evil that threatens your family and the entire world. A sprawling, meticulously detailed setting, brought to life by finely crafted prose and illustrated with dozens of spine-chilling illustrations, ensures that the story will stay with you long after you finish playing the game.

A sullen belch emanates from the clouds, and the rain starts coming down harder — fat, cold drops smacking loudly against the cobblestones. Shouldn't it be snowing in New England at this time of year? With a sigh, you open your umbrella.

Welcome to Anchorhead . . .

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.9
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any
    • Storage: 150 MB available space

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