Ratings | x12
Release Date 18 Dec 2013
Release Type Freeware
Content Advisory None | None | None
Operating System Windows
Game Genre Contemporary
Game Type Comedy
Story Type Original
Play Length Full Length Game
Language English
Graphics 8, 4
Downloaded 3,886 times

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AGS Awards 2013 Nominations

AGS Awards 2013 Nominations

Best Animation
Best Background Art
Best Character Art
Best Dialogue Writing
Best Game Created with AGS for 2013
Best Gameplay
Best Music
Best Original Story
Best Player Character
Best Programming
Best Puzzles
Best Sound Effects

Pick of the Month

Jun 2014

cat: Donald sat with glazed eyes. He was retired. He rocked in his chair. His wife shouted at him to paint the fence. He rocked. He read his favorite books over and over. His wife shouted at him to do something, anything. Donald rocked. And as he rocked a spark grew under the chair in which he sat. With every rock the spark found kindling in the recesses of his still youthful mind. That kindling grew into a fire which could not be stopped. Donald knew he had to go back to work! But not just any old menial work. The work he had dreamed of since he was a kid! Donald stood up from his rocker. And then at last: HE ROCKED!

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About

Donald Dowell is a nice old man in his eighties, retired for many years. Donald s life, except for his "intolerable" wife, is quiet. But Donald feels empty. He has the socalled retiree's syndrome : he s bored to death! The only way to cure his boredom is TO GO BACK TO WORK. After many hours spent in his city, trying to get hired for various jobs, he finally finds his calling: to be a GHOSTBUSTER! Donald will try to become Bob Delano s assistant (the most famous occult detective in Ireland), be involved in the investigation of Barker Manor and, hopefully, solve the mystery. Game-Play Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6rPzIC-1h8 Bulgarian Edition Available here: http://adventurersbg.info/catalog/game/893-donald-dowell-and-the-ghost-of-barker-manor

AprilSkies Everything except music and soundFX
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Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Additional Graphics
Chronicle of Innsmouth - Mountains of Madness Graphic, additional game design
Feng Shui And The Art Of TV Reception Testing and feedback
Go North 2 Beta Testing
Go North 3 Feedback
Indiana Jones and the Gold of Genghis Khan Additional Programming
MONSTER WANTS IN Tester
Red Hot Overdrive Coding and Design
Second Place is for Losers [MAGS] Everything except music and soundFX
Speed Buggy: Manifold Destiny GUIs and Playtesting
T.O.T.S: Trick-Or-Treat Simulator Coding Help
Tales Story, Art and Programming
Tales - Tech Demo Everything except music and soundFX
The Decorcist Suggestions.
Troll Song Verse One - Completely Stoned Graphics and animation
Until I Have You Artwork, Design

Kiira English Localization
Tales Italian Localization
Tales - Tech Demo English Localization

Mandle Proofreading and Text Editing
AGS Awards: Backstage Pass Author
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots VA, Testing
Chronicle of Innsmouth English translation
Chronicle of Innsmouth - Mountains of Madness English Translation
Cold Hand Reef, The [MAGS] Testing
Columbus Lander Author
Crankosaurus Prime and the Blue Crystal Pursuit V1.8: The Fangs of Fortune Goat Milker and Mastodon Consultant
DAGGERHELL Everything
Danger Mouse Demo Testing & proof reading.
Deadly Consequences! Proofreading, text editing and beta tester
Easter Encounter Author
Easter Island Defender Author
Feng Shui And The Art Of TV Reception Everything except sound effects and video
GHOSTCATCHERS Play tester
Indiana Jones and the Gold of Genghis Khan English translation, Proofreading
JACK Part Grammar / spelling
Kanji Gakusei Testing
Kathy Rain Testing
Let's Cook: with Koala Tester as well as his infant student Nao
Magic-8-Ball Author
MONSTER WANTS IN Game Author
My First Big Adventure Story,Coding,Graphics
Number Rescue Testing
Out of Gas Proofreading/Editing, Beta testing
Pickpocket RPG Author
Predators Prey For Plants Author
Quest for Ekoban Tester
Rat Playing Game Author
Red Hot Overdrive Testing
Scary Maze Halloween 2016 Author
Shunday Author
Space Tunneler Testing
Space Tunneler Deluxe testing
Speed Buggy: Manifold Destiny Author
Stable Pete and the Joust (DEMO) Proofreading (not all text)
Strawman Bombing Disposal Author
T.O.T.S: Trick-Or-Treat Simulator Author, Coding, Graphics
Tales Text-editing, Play-Test, additional story content
Tales - Tech Demo Text-editing, Play-Test, additional story content
The Black Hand Gang Coding
The Clockwork Labyrinth testing, post production
The Condemned Lead game tester, spelling and grammar editor.
The Era-Gone Trail MAGS Author
The Hobbit: Rise of the Dragon King Bug Testing.
THE LAST SUPPER, A WHODUNNIT Author
The Rotary Club (MAGS June 2017) Author
The Shaft Playtesting
The Smallest Points Author
The Visitor 3 Testing
Three Guys Walk Into Heaven Author
Thrymly disguised voice acting
Tomb Hunter: Ramitupem Testing and Grammar.
Trivial Pass You It Author
Unexpected at the Rising Star Voice Adama + Narrator, Beta tester
When the worlds calls... Play tester

Cal English Localization
Tales English Localization
Tales - Tech Demo English Localization

Comments

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By Two Tales on 18 May 2016
Pros: A well polished, full length game. Nice art finished with a high resolution. Lots of colourful characters and locations.
Cons: The non-linear style of gameplay and story often left me with no clear sense of direction making it very difficult to proceed.

By mkennedy on 9 Feb 2015
Other than a lack of response for many interactions it was fairly good.

By I<3Pindorama! on 11 Dec 2014
Adventure Game with medium / hard puzzles with a captivating script with a intelligent humor! The main character is charismatic and very original (a "je ne sais quoi" between Woody Allen and Milhouse Van Houten).

The tributes brighten this game! At various moments during the game numerous references are presented, some more explicit and others more discreet. There are from great writers (Joyce, Kafka, E. Hemingway, Jonathan Swift...), some classic games of Point n´Click (especially titles of LucasArts), TV series of the 80s and some more older (Abbot and Costello/Laurel and Hardy).

There are also for characters of comics (Marvel, DC ...) but in the sequential art, one in particular caught my attention: that was made to Tiziano Sclavi/Sergio Bonelli and two characters of his most famous works. This was Very nice!

By NickyNyce on 24 Sep 2014
A beautiful looking game with interesting characters, lovely animations, interesting story, this game has it all. Well worth playing!

By Michael2968 on 5 Jun 2014
This is a really great game which I really enjoyed playing.

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