The Crooked Man

The Crooked Man is a freeware horror adventure game by Uri made in WOLF RPG Editor.

David Hoover decides to move into a new apartment during a rough time in his life.
After some odd occurrences, he decides to ask about the room's former owner, but learns little.
So he sets off in search of him, strangely compelled to know more about this man...


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The Strange Men Series
The Crooked Man | The Sandman | The Boogie Man | The Hanged Man



Download The Crooked Man (Version 4) | (Mirror)
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The Crooked 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 appear shortly after getting the brass key.)

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 if people get stuck.
Click or highlight the black boxes to show the spoiler text for puzzle solutions.

Walkthrough



Music

Below are all the songs in the game and their sources. Beware of spoilers for their usage!
[Old] songs were those used in Version 1/2, and replaced in Version 3.
Do not reupload these songs elsewhere without permission from their respective creators.

Song List



Extra Links

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

Translation Notes
Origins of the Story



And they all lived together in a little crooked house.