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The Grandfather





"The Grandfather" is a story driven point & click Puzzle/Horror game about torment and sorrow. The Grandfather tells the sad tale of an old man who is tormented by the coldness of his wife.

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Game description

"The Grandfather" is a story driven point & click Puzzle/Horror game about torment and sorrow. The Grandfather tells the sad tale of an old man who is tormented by the coldness of his wife.

Key Features:

  • All hand drawn comic book art

  • Unique challenging puzzle types

  • A procedural soundtrack

  • Full narration by a voice actress

"The Grandfather" is a collaboration by Michael Patrick Rogers (creators of "The Lady") and David Szymanski (creator of "The Moon Sliver" and "Fingerbones".

Game info
  • 48

  • Rating
Plug-in Digital
MPR ART Hallucinations
Mac, Indie
Plug-in Digital
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Customer notes
Minimum Requirements


  • OS: Windows XP or better
  • Processor: Intel i3 or better
  • Memory: 500 MB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD 6870 or equivalent
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Version 9.0


  • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core Duo
  • Memory: 500 MB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4850, NVIDIA GeForce GT 120, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
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Reviews for The Grandfather

Good visual style but short length and dull puzzles

The Grandfather is a short puzzle and body horror game that tells the story of an old man's relationship with his wife. After going to bed one night, after being ignored by his wife, you awake as only a floating head and begin to look for your other missing body parts. The game has a creepy atmosphere and art style which is its main selling point. You will see some narration, walk through a small tunnel in a first person segment where you will locate another body part, see more narration and comic style panels, complete a seemingly random puzzle in a section of the house, then repeat. The game will only last you about a half hour and much of that time will spent trying to figure out what you are supposed to be doing. The narration is a little too quiet and can be difficult to hear over the background noise. For the low price it can be worth a look for the visual style but the story and gameplay just aren't as good as the art and atmosphere and the audio needs to be made more clear.

The game is strange

Using hand drawn visuals, the Grandfather tells the story of a very sad old man and his issues with his wife. The game has a very depressing and even creepy atmosphere. It is definitely not a game you want to play if you're looking for a joyful experience. The Grandfather is similar to other adventure games. You must use your brain to solve puzzles, usually by using objects in the background. However, just like the story, the game can be pretty confusing and obtuse. Also, it is very short. If you're looking for a game like Monkey Island or Sam and Max, just don't play The Grandfather. It is the exact opposite of those games. It's short, obscure and confusing to play. Perhaps it was made like this on purpose, but I didn't enjoyed it one bit.

Short review, no spoilers

Creepy, but attractive. It's exactly what is told in the description. It's also weird in a way, one could say it's unique, but I could name a few other games with this style. Anyway, the price is very right, and so is the content. If you like horror adventures (this one is a little bit depressing though, but just a tad), go for it.

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