The Boogie Man

The Boogie Man is a freeware horror adventure game by Uri made in WOLF RPG Editor.
It is the third game in the Strange Men Series.

Keith Baring is a cold, devoted detective whose boss decides he needs to take some time off.
While on a tour of an old castle with his wife Helena, she makes a startling confession to him.
Keith goes to bed bewildered - but things only become stranger as the Boogie Man's game begins...


(Content Severity: Discretion Strongly Advised)
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The Strange Men Series
The Crooked Man | The Sandman | The Boogie Man | The Hanged Man



Download The Boogie Man (Version 3) | (Mirror)
(Chrome may falsely flag the download as malicious, but it's safe to ignore.)

Voiceless Version | (Mirror)
If the regular version's filesize is too big, this version removes the main voice acting.
It is generally only recommended if you can't download the full game.

The Boogie Man is now available on Steam and Playism for $3.
The game will remain free here, but you can show Uri your support by purchasing it.

Supported Platforms
The game's engine is made for Windows only, with no native support for other platforms.
To play on Mac, you can try a general-purpose tool like WineBottler.




Usage Notes

Videos are allowed, but should not be profited off of, with the exception of YouTube monetization.
Live streams are allowed.
Fanworks are generally allowed and can be sold.
However, you should not sell anything that uses any specific resources from the game.

[1] Japanese rules page



Troubleshooting

Make sure to extract the game to its own folder instead of running directly from the ZIP file.
If you don't do so, any saves made will be lost the next time you run the game.


If pictures aren't appearing where it seems they should, you must run the game as an administrator.
Right-click Game.exe, go to Properties, and under the Compatibility tab, check "Run this program as an administator."

(The first such picture should be a closeup of Keith at the very beginning.)

You may get an error about Game.dat not being found if the game folder's filepath contains special characters (accents, etc.).
This can be fixed by moving the game folder somewhere without special characters in the path.
There may also be errors when running in certain locales, but it should always work in English or Japanese locale.




Screenshots

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Walkthrough

I've provided a walkthrough. It gives the steps to reach the end and the happy ending requirements.
The endings branch based on two major events and whether or not you get all the "optional" happy end flags.

Click or highlight the black boxes to show spoiler text.

Walkthrough



Extra Links

These contain spoilers for all aspects of the game. Only read after you've beaten it fully.

Translator's Notes
Bonus Thoughts



Don't blame it on the sunshine...