You take a deep breath of salty air as the first raindrops begin to spatter the pavement, and the swollen, slate-covered clouds that blanket the sky mutter ominous portents amongst themselves over the little coastal town of Anchorhead.
Anchorhead is a text adventure game in the style of classic Infocom games from the 1980s. No graphics, no menus, no point-and-click — you navigate a written story using typed commands, and read what happens next.
Travel to the haunted coastal town of Anchorhead, Massachusetts and uncover the roots of a horrific conspiracy inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft. Search through musty archives and tomes of esoteric lore; dodge hostile townsfolk; combat a generation-spanning evil that threatens your family and the entire world.
To mark the twentieth anniversary of its initial publication, Anchorhead is now available in a special Illustrated Edition. Every aspect of the game has been rebuilt and redesigned from the ground up:
- The code has been rewritten in Inform 7 and compiled to the glulx format, allowing far more detail and interactivity than before.
- The prose has been revised and polished to reflect 20 years of accumulated writing experience.
- Additional puzzles, scenes, and background information to explore.
- Gameplay is enhanced with over 50 gorgeous illustrations by Carlos Cara Àlvarez.