A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Walkerman is an Adventure Game/Visual Novel about hunting supernatural creatures. Each creature obeys a unique set of rules which must be exploited in order to defeat them, in a fashion similar to the old folk tales about vampires and garlic, or werewolves and silver bullets. Each act of Walkerman centers on a creature and the process of investigating it. Players will study the monster in order to ascertain its weaknesses, gather the necessary items, and then confront it in battle. Combat takes place on an isometric, pseudo-board game in which the player selects actions from a list of options. These battle sequences have multiple solutions, depending on the player's collected items and their knowledge of the monster. Players also steer the protagonist through his personal life in a similar fashion: deciding whom to trust, where to borrow money, etc which alters how the story progresses.
Prologue: The Thing in the Weald
Jorgen, a nineteen year old serf, has just embarked upon a peculiar career: monster hunting. As a walkerman, he will tour the streets and alleyways at night, battling supernatural creatures that emerge when the sun goes down. But before he can reach the city-state of Midgard, a chance encounter will send him spiraling headlong into a world beyond light and reason...
- Over a dozen beautiful illustrations
- Dozens of unique and fully illustrated characters
- Branching story dependent on player agency
- Five lengthy acts with instances of abstract, description-based puzzle solving
- Pseudo-Board Game aesthetic for battle sequences
- An extensive soundtrack featuring new tracks every episode
- An extras menu featuring a CG gallery and music room
- Free prologue chapter
BE WARNED: Walkerman may feature themes and imagery unsuitable for small children, including those of a violent, disturbing, or sexual nature.
Patch notes for 0.99f:
- Final prologue version
- Now testing combined win-mac-linux build and use of Itch.io's Butler app
Download and extract the .rar file. Double click the .exe, .sh, or .app to run.
Note: I've gotten reports of some launch errors on the Mac version. If you are experiencing problems, please email me at feedback(at)scalemail(dot)com.