Hampstead is a rework of an old quill adventure game written by Trevor Lever and David Jones

Hampstead is an adventure game for would-be social climbers. Speed of reaction isn't so important. What matters is your ability to solve complex problems, which get harder the further you proceed in the game.

Hampstead is a quest, but not for gold. The aim of it is to reach the pinnacle of social status, and acquiring wealth is only one part of the problem. If you wish to go up in the world you also have to gain the admiration and respect of your fellow men, and there's more to that than a fat bank balance.

In Hampstead it helps to know something about art - or rather, to give the impression you do. You must wear the right clothes, be seen in the right places, live in the right house with the right partner and usethe correct mode of transport.

At the start of the game you are a nobody whose aim is to become a somebody. So lie, cheat, steal and defraud. You know it makes sense.

Q: Is there life after Hampstead?
A: No, Only before and during.

Q: Why do dustbins have no lids in Hampstead?
A: In order that passers-by may see the week's completed Guardian crosswords stacked neatly within.

Hampstead - a new type of adventure game!


HAMPSTEAD is an adventure game for would-be social climbers. For those who have never played one before, an adventure game generally depends on the use of brainpower. Speed of reaction isn't so important. What matters is the ability to solve complex problems,
which get harder the further you proceed in the game.

What’s New

Version 1.3

Fixed the issue with Press any Key, simply touch the screen and the keyboard will activate.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
5 Ratings
5 Ratings
Dredds ,

I wish it was easier to use

A classic text adventure and social satire, that is as relevant today as when it was first written. I was too young to appreciate it at the time, so I was pleased to see a version that runs on the iPhone. It’s a shame that the presentation and usability is so clunky. There’s so much one could do to make text adventures easier on phones/touchscreens without detracting from the core gameplay. That said, I’m enjoying the game and am determined to attain Hampstead this time round.

Tidds2 ,

Works great so far

Only been playing a day and guess what? It’s just as addictive and utterly infuriating as it always was. I wish I’d kept my beautiful maps! And if it’s got some bugs so I can’t get to the end, well so what. It’s free and has made me smile. Now I just need to find my new romantic clothes and buy a ton of makeup and hairspray:-)

Freyaday ,


Reliving my gaming youth right here! Just as I remember. Thank you for making this accessible again.


AppyAppster Limited
1.3 MB

Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
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