*** Game of the Year on iPad 2017 ***
*** Apple Design Award 2017 ***

A story game about life’s precious moments, broken dreams, and changed plans.

"A gorgeous experience." - TouchArcade (10/10)
"An absolute joy to look at and play" - The Guardian
"A whimsical poem" - Polygon - (8/10)

Immerse yourself in a visual narrative as you uncover stories of the old man’s life told through beautiful vignettes of his memories. Interact with the serene, whimsical environment as you solve playful puzzles and shape the landscape around you, growing the hills to create the old man’s path forward.

Explore life’s complexities through the old man’s eyes as you experience his heartache, regret, and hope.

- Designed for touch
- A powerful and emotional narrative told only through imagery
- Gorgeously whimsical landscapes with hand-drawn art and animations
- Handcrafted, pressure-free puzzles
- Unique landscape-shaping mechanic
- A compact game experience perfect for a wanderlust-evoking escape
- Original and emotionally compelling soundtrack by SCNTFC
- Crisp drawings designed to look beautiful on your iPhone and iPad

What's New

Version 1.8

- Fixed startup error with iCloud. Syncing works now. Sorry for the inconvenience!
- Added a hint at start of the game.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5

53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Editors' Choice

An Apple Design Award winner, this moving puzzler proves sometimes the best stories don’t need words. Developer Broken Rules has created a hand-drawn world that bubbles with whimsy and heart. Altering the landscape to reveal hidden paths makes for fascinating, peaceful gameplay. We love exploring the storybook settings and uncovering each touching memory. It’s unforgettable, and we’d move mountains just to relive the experience.

Stunning, restful game

Cotswold Boy

This is a simply wonderful experience; I say "experience" rather than "game" because it really is like being immersed into a story.

The basic concept is that you guide an old man through a journey full of memories, moving him from scene to scene by manipulating the landscape. Some reviewers have complained that there are no instructions and have given poor reviews as a result. These reviewers are imbeciles. A five-year-old could figure out how to play this game. Anyway, it's fun to figure things out for yourself!

Filled with the most gorgeous graphics and restful gameplay, this is something you absolutely should not miss. I'll basically be buying everything that this game developer makes from now on!

Very hard to review the 'Old Man's Journey'


Ugh, such a wonderful and annoying game at the same time.

Graphics - 10/10
Music - 10/10

^ I say so because they match the vibe of the game perfectly. Nostalgia all the way through, wonderful experience.

The gameplay itself is interesting and innovative. However, it can get pretty boring very quickly. I can't figure out if it's because you are required to have a lot of patience or it is because the gameplay itself is actually repetitive. As someone previously said, Old Man's Journey is more of an experience rather than game. Move some hills, click to walk the character and boom, that's it.

Artwork is beautiful. The game has only crushed once and otherwise runs very smooth on my iPhone 6.

The game has left me feeling a bit ugh. Although the concept is original, I was left unsatisfied after finishing the game.

Overall - 6/10

Can't wait for some new games from these people though. They have created something special and I believe that new games (hopefully more to come) will be a little bit more entertaining. :-)


Broken Rules Interactive Media GmbH
1.9 GB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Broken Rules Interactive Media GmbH


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