The Hanged Man

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

A boy walks through the snow, wandering around town.
After running from place to place, he ends up in an old, abandoned building in the woods.
Though he hoped to leave soon, when his best friend runs away, he must face his trial and go in search of him...

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

Download The Hanged Man (Version 2) | (Mirror)
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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 Hanged 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


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 the main character 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.




I've provided a walkthrough. It gives the steps to reach the end and information on the endings.
The endings branch based on one decision around the middle of the game, and one at the end.

Click or highlight the black boxes to show spoiler text.


You're a demon child.