Old Man's Journey tells the uplifting story of an elderly man on a trip of self-discovery.
30-05-2017 - by Iris Wijers
No, Old Man's Journey doesn't exactly have the most catchy title and yes, it's another beautiful app telling a story about life, loss and hope. Pick up Old Man's Journey, however, and you'll quickly understand why we could not pass this one up for this week's App Highlight. The app has been making headwaves ever since release and delivers upon it's promises with innovative gameplay and a compelling story. We'll tell you all about it.
In Old Man's Journey, you play as the titular old man, who receives a letter that prompts him to set off on his journey. You guide the man in his wordless trip by tapping where you want him to go. When you fist pick up the game, this might seem like all you can do, but you'll quickly discover another crucial gameplay element: the landscape itself. You have the power to manipulate the landscape, lifting up or dropping down hills to create a path for your man to walk. Occassinally during the trip, the man will sit down and think about his life, slowly revealing a story of love, hope and regret. For the longest time, you'll have no idea where the journey will lead, but the game looks so beautiful that you won't really mind. Just take a look at the trailer below for a glimpse of the beautiful landscapes you'll find yourself traversing in this game.
You can download Old Man's Journey for iOS and Android using the buttons below. The game costs €5,49. Make sure you have enough iTunes or Google Play credit! (Availability depending on region)