Old Man's Journey

Broken Rules

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
$4.99 Games 1.9 May 17, 2017 May 28, 2018 1782 MB iOS 10.0 or later 4+
New in version 1.9

- 9 free Stickers! Have fun sending old man emojis to all of your friends.
- We don't collect any data on your progress in Old Man's Journey anymore.
- All the fixes and improvements from our release on consoles.


*** Game of the Year on iPad 2017 ***
*** Apple Design Award 2017 ***

A story game about life’s precious moments, broken dreams, and changed plans.

"A gorgeous experience." - TouchArcade (10/10)
"An absolute joy to look at and play" - The Guardian
"A whimsical poem" - Polygon - (8/10)

Immerse yourself in a visual narrative as you uncover stories of the old man’s life told through beautiful vignettes of his memories. Interact with the serene, whimsical environment as you solve playful puzzles and shape the landscape around you, growing the hills to create the old man’s path forward.

Explore life’s complexities through the old man’s eyes as you experience his heartache, regret, and hope.

- Designed for touch
- A powerful and emotional narrative told only through imagery
- Gorgeously whimsical landscapes with hand-drawn art and animations
- Handcrafted, pressure-free puzzles
- Unique landscape-shaping mechanic
- A compact game experience perfect for a wanderlust-evoking escape
- Original and emotionally compelling soundtrack by SCNTFC
- Crisp drawings designed to look beautiful on your iPhone and iPad

iPad Screenshots
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Melliki on 8/19/2018
Game crashes five minutes into gameplay at the same spot every time. Unplayable, complete waste of money. Would like a fix or a refund
Great story!
Haydoncles on 8/19/2018
This game has a great story, although at times the game itself gets a little boring. But overall it is actually quite satisfying to play. I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a game with a good story!
Kept Crashing
Unhappy Waze user 99 on 7/30/2018
Bought for iPad. Couldn't get more than five minutes into the game without the app crashing/closing and starting me over at the beginning. Paid for it and unable to play it so hope I can get a refund.
Very good
guffle01 on 7/22/2018
I’m easily stressed by gameplay but love a good story so this more slow paced game was perfect! The story was all kinds of sweet and I may have cried just a little at the ending. I’ve played through it twice and loved it twice. Highly recommend
A beautiful experience.
earpig on 7/20/2018
This is not a very challenging “game” as some reviews seem to harp on. What it is though, is a beautiful story, with clever visuals, and thoughtful user interactions, that combine to create an experience. If you’re not all cold and dead inside, it’s a nice way to spend some time without buying gems or coins. I’d pay $4.99 for a sequel in a split second. Thank you very much to the developers and everyone involved in making this happen. I really appreciate it.
An absolute must play.
Jimtoadfrogmaster on 7/19/2018
Played this game upon a recommendation from a buddy, completely worth it. One of the most beautiful stories I’ve ever experienced accented by perfectly matched music the whole way through. Buy this game.
Shuts down(UPDATE!)
helloitsmemartha on 7/17/2018
I finally figured out that I needed to update my software in order to play the game without it shutting down my iPad. So I have changed my rating to reflect my post-update experience. I enjoyed the game and appreciated the design. I did find myself stumped a couple of times, but I would recommend the game.
Game crashes
Cldroberts on 7/13/2018
Hi! I started playing the game but it crashes immediately after the 1st memory. I open the game back up and it starts from the beginning again. I've watched the beginning 4 times now. So frustrating.
The train
2642753$*+37 on 7/12/2018
So when I first got this game I loved it but after I played this game for a couple of minutes there was a train and After I got on the train I couldn’t get off
Keeps crashing at the first memory scene.
Reader in Hawaii on 7/10/2018
Thats the review. Would like to see more but it crashes and I paid full price
Crashes same place every time on iPad Air.
Kenji Shibuja on 7/9/2018
Would love to play but crashes in the same spot every time and worse, it starts over from the beginning with no way to skip past where it crashed.
Relaxed, enjoyed every second
Jackismad on 7/4/2018
To enjoy the game you have to calm down, relax, and just enjoy the scenery and experience. The game's not about figuring out tough puzzles, which is why the puzzles are pretty easy. It's all about the journey, and the story. If you get it expecting it to be a hard puzzle game or a fast paced game, you will be let down. If you just appreciate it for its beautiful music, story, and scenery, you will have a fantastic experience like I did. It's not boring at all. Anyways, the graphics are probably the best part of the game, each area's art is so impressive. Definitely get the game, just know that you're not getting a hard puzzle game :)
Extremely boring “gameplay”
sassytrash on 6/23/2018
I’ve had this game on my wishlist forever. Let’s just say I’m glad I bought it on sale for $.99 and not at the full $4.99 price. I found myself really bored throughout the entire game but I had spent money so I was committed, hoping the gameplay would become more of a challenge at one point or another.... I wouldn’t even call it a “game”. It’s really just a full-on STORY that you kind of walk through. But you aren’t really interacting with the story at all. He’s just hiking. That’s it, he’s just taking a nice little stroll through the hills thinking of his life. Literally y’all, that’s it. The graphics are INCREDIBLE and stunning which is the only reason I even gave it 2 stars but you just drag the ground to make him hop from one area to another. Sometimes you have to move some sheep out of the way, that’s about the extent of the challenge. Maybe this is a real life story game and this is a tribute to a father or grandfather or something??? I’m not sure but either way, hindsight, if I would have known, I would have skipped this one. Sorry 😬 it had so much potential...I think.
Beautful paints, awsome music, game... the worst!
anderson valle on 6/22/2018
You should at least give us, as a gift to complete the game, the sound track of the game. The history is not pleasure, but the pictures are beatful.
Very upset
Jessboz311 on 6/14/2018
I’m highly upset that I paid 5 bucks to play this boring game. Which isn’t really a game. If I would have known I was going to spend 5 dollars to move the scenery around I would have saved my money as I’m encouraging you to do so if your reading this review. It’s beautiful but that’s about it. Slow and boring. Sad I wasted my money.
Silver tails on 6/13/2018
I recently lost my mother due to sepsis and this game was one of the very few that could relate to the feelings of losing someone. the puzzles were amazing and i loved the art style even though it was frustrating at times it was worth it. I definitely will buy any other games you make if you decide to make more. This game touched a part of my heart thats been empty for a while and made me feel like someone understands thank you!
A Breakthrough in Gaming
Nuria Alim on 6/9/2018
This is perhaps the most charming, meaningful little game I’ve ever played. It is like a fable that reveals an important moral to the player; almost a meditation. Those who want death, destruction and gratuitous violence will not like this game. Those who want something different and truly beautiful and useful, will.
A game focused on experience, not challenge
Animal Cracker 2.0 on 6/7/2018
Although this game does not have super exciting gameplay, it has a simple puzzle aspect to it that lets you interact with the world in a way I never have done. The music was peaceful, the art style was beautifully done, and the touching story was told in a more powerful way than any other - On top of that, it did it without words. It’s an amazing experience to enjoy.
No clue
good or bad or rad on 6/6/2018
I have no clue what to do. This game is also so boring. All it has on it is some old man walking around the place. Who would want that? It also cost so much. I wasted my money on this app. I expected more from this app. I thought it would be more than some old old man. However I hope this app gets a little more interesting. How is this supposed to be fun? Can you update this app? I want it to be a little more fun. Maybe I would like it then. I don’t know how watching or moving stuff for the old man is supposed to entertain. This was supposed to be fun. It was such a waste. I do not recommend this app to anyone. This app should be free. Thank you. Now I kinda know what to do a little more. I will try the game again.
awesome story anf the game
vladislavkorobov on 6/2/2018
it is much better than a movie and the price for such amount of graphics unbelivable. Thank you, it was a great evenin with my 7 and 6 years old kids
Beautiful but overpriced
Morbid Lee O'bese on 5/29/2018
This game tells a story in such a visually compelling way, the puzzles were just complicated enough with whimsicle touches, but this was definitely not worth the pricetag of $3.99. There weren't enough levels and just not quite enough...it didn't quite leave you wanting more, but it left you feeling unfulfilled. To make the game worth the price, it should come with either some more unique levels or a bonus exploration round where you can just walk around tapping on things. Otherwise, the game is worth maybe $1.99.
Would rather, Old Lady, Hag, Martyr’s Journey!
Mattsons6 on 5/29/2018
Would rather “Old Lady's Journey” ..paid full price due to all the hoop-blah about it and well let’s just say I’m a Cancer true to the core..Family-Life-Depth=Me. However, this game had the right idea but entirely lacked imagination. Beautiful design-lack of “think outside the box” to keep me yearning to pick my phone up just one more time to see what’s next (instead of having to rewash a load of laundry that has soured due to me forgetting to switch it) BTW-most of us only have to move one or two mountains and hills to get the point—NOT 30 of them. Good luck on “Old Hags, Lady, or Martyrs, Journey “ contact me I have awesome ideas 💡
Canvas and Canopy on 5/8/2018
The most stunning game I’ve ever played. Incredible graphics, with strategy that is more zen than frustrating along with an emotional and lovely storyline. I found this game extremely relaxing and hope this developer makes another one soon.
Boring game
Michelle00721! on 5/5/2018
Previous review had my exact thoughts. Incredibly pretty graphics. Crap game.
Super relaxing
Jhallren91 on 4/22/2018
I enjoyed the game a lot more when laying in bed trying to wind myself down. It could be a little more interactive and challenging.
i’m too dumb to finish
iq2 on 4/5/2018
i like it but i’m stuck following the cat onto the roof or wherever. that’s really early in the game and i was an honors student in school so...huh. i like the graphics and the easy pace. but i touched every point i could find, went up and down and back and forth several times and ... ah well. people! don’t let me discourage you. take it as a challenge! beat the honors kid! update: never got any response from devs so never got to finish. i didnt ask specifically for a response, but i had hoped they would contact me and explain how to continue. ah well.
Perfect and Beautiful
Fandyan on 3/28/2018
This game may not be for everyone, but it was Perfect for Me. I wanted a game that was a little slower paced and thought out game. This game is Perfect and Beautiful, Sad but gives Hope in the end.Nice job to those who created it and hope to see more like this in the future.
Richaldir on 3/27/2018
Rarely have I found such beautiful graphics with a storyline woven throughout clever puzzles and challenging gameplay. The music and animations combined with gorgeous interactive environments made this game a joy to play! I completed it over three months - it was like returning to an immersive novel and slowly unfolding the story as I had time to relax and engage with this old man to see where he was going. Can’t wait for more from this developer! Well done.
not worth the price
Tr-amy on 3/26/2018
The game is absolutely beautiful but it plays more like a short film. Not worth the $4.99. It didn’t take me long to get through the game which was very slow going, not much to do and no instruction. Once the game is over and there is nothing to do that’s it. Game over. No more game. For $4.99. I would have rather rented the movie because then I would have expected it to be over when it was done. Seriously. I was done in a few hours.
Soooooo boring
Kh1922 on 3/25/2018
The graphics are neat and all but it was soooo slow and boring.
Matt112357 on 3/11/2018
This game lives in the sweet spot, somewhere between a puzzle and an interactive story. Well worth the money. It’s clear that so much care and attention went into making it. Looking forward to seeing what this developer comes up with next.
Good at first
mmyageorge on 3/9/2018
I got this game because I like games that have good graphic design. I downloaded it and it was fun at first, but got repetitive and boring. This is a game meant for patient and thoughtful thinkers.
Review writer #1001 on 3/6/2018
Old Man got as far as where the boat/train car needs to be lifted from the water, and no matter how many times I tapped on the guy with the controls to raise it up it would not raise. I restarted, deleted and reloaded the game, and it still wouldn’t work. I’ve now deleted this game and have moved on. The pretty pictures and “sweetness” are not worth the grief.
A sweet way to spend the afternoon
Melbo7 on 3/5/2018
This game is a journey. Nothing neurotic or compulsive with missing some object or getting attacked. Just a sweet relaxing and beautifully rendered puzzled journey. Thank you! I will be playing this again!
Great story but needs more game
Letdownbythisgame on 3/1/2018
Beautiful art, great music, flows well, and heartfelt story, but.....needs more gameplay. Mostly just walking and doing simple logic to arrange the path to get from point a to point b. Hardly any interactivity. VERY linear and predictable. The rolling wheel they introduce about mid way was a nice touch, but other than that the gameplay is very stale. Great ending though.
Every time I save image it just quit
Chickenteriyaki on 2/18/2018
It goes back to home everytiem I try to save the photo
Nicknamebro on 2/13/2018
I’m afraid to go back and see if I actually paid $4.99 for this “game”. I was fooled by the 5 star reviews it received and purchased it without reading too much into it. Big mistake. This is a poor excuse for a puzzle game. If anything, it is a linear walking simulator. You click where you want the old man to walk super slowly and have to move the landscape around to progress further. I guess that’s the “puzzle” part but I would hardly call that a puzzle because it isn’t challenging at all. I had a harder time trying to figure out where the pause button was in the game. The story tries to be over emotional but with no dialogue and tedious gameplay it failed to make me care. One thing is the visuals are pretty and colorful but if it didn’t have that then, well, it would be worth 0 stars.
plantyisherexd on 2/10/2018
Really good, should buy
Great game
Rickwakemanscape on 2/9/2018
The game is amazing, the art style is stunning and there is nothing you could do to make it better(in my opinion) other than to keep up the good work!!!
Love it!
Leaandmike on 2/1/2018
This is a good game I don’t like the end sad story about his wife and seeing his flash backs good then bad. Still a good game.
A different kind of “game”
jmariekay on 1/27/2018
I’m a pretty big gamer but this game is of an entirely different breed. It tells a story while you move the landscape enabling him to make his journey. I absolutely loved it but certainly not for everyone. The beautifully simplistic art and soundtrack along with the small interactions really make you feel as though you’re apart of the journey
A beautiful game
/matt on 1/21/2018
On par with the game Brothers, it tells an old man’s story with no dialogue or tutorial. I almost quit playing because the first couple minutes didn’t hook me in, but I was so glad I gave it another chance. This is a game that would definitely appeal to an older (30+) fanbase. Younger gamers might not like the slow pace that emphasizes plot and scenery.
oguzhulagu on 1/21/2018
Don’t waste your money!
lil.tyke on 1/15/2018
I wish you guys could create more apps! I adore this and others that are similar. Thank you for all your time and efforts and abilities!
Old Man's Journey
KeMaWe on 1/13/2018
Very expensive for the experience you get. Although beautifully done, just not that engaging or much of a game per se for that matter. A fair price would be around $2.
Overpriced Unfulfilling Copy of Monument Valley
Parent_of_kids on 1/11/2018
Wow?! $5 for this? Do not buy. I purchased based on the awards. Very bad decision. Total game play is maybe an hour and it’s only because the old man walks slow. (Not that I have anything against old men or walking slow.) I envisioned puzzles or something thought provoking. Nothing, just beautiful pictures and redundancy. This game was clearly inspired by the novel and intriguing game Monument Valley. However that game includes story and thoughtful challenges. The Old Man includes no real challenge. Once you learn to click and move a hill it’s just work. No fun.
Great graphics, where is the story
qkriel on 1/9/2018
I am sorry, I don’t get this. The graphics are great but where is the story or gameplay. Just wondering around changing the landscape, that would be fine but I don’t see where the story is. Even free I am not sure this is worth it, sorry I really wanted to like it and I paid for it.
DW65 on 1/7/2018
Playing on my iPad with the brightness maxed just put a grin on my ugly mug the whole time I played. I truly enjoyed this, it is part game, part story, and part gorgeous colorful art all of which kept me engaged. I hope to see more chapters added, thank you for such a different relaxing experience. Fantastic job on the visuals, it just sucked me in like a canvas come to life. So original and a true work of art with warmth.
Tyrone McTrump on 1/4/2018
Great game maybe for an 8 year old girl. I’m glad it ended when it did because I was already bored to death with it and about to delete it.
Relaxing. Just what I was looking for, yet unexpected.
closertofine on 1/1/2018
Amazing game. I’m not a gamer, not have a ton of time or patience. Was surprised how easy this was to pick up, but maintain some challenge. And the I was also caught off guard with the amazing graphics and emotional story that played out. Highly recommend.
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