Broken Rules
Based in Vienna, Austria

Release date:
May 18th, 2017

App Store
Google Play
Windows or Mac


Regular Price:

App Store and Google Play$4.99
Windows and Mac$7.99


Old Man’s Journey, a soul-searching puzzle adventure, tells a story of life, loss, and hope. Entrenched in a beautifully sunkissed and handcrafted world, embark on a heartfelt journey interwoven with lighthearted and pressure-free puzzle solving. A visual narrative about life’s precious moments, broken dreams, and changed plans, uncover stories of the old man’s life told through beautiful vignettes of his memories. Interacting with the serene and whimsical environment, solve playful puzzles by shaping the landscape, and growing the hills to create the old man’s path forward. Find yourself transported to a vibrant and meditatively delightful world as you immerse yourself in inquisitive puzzles, and explore the complexities of heartache, regret, and hope through the old man’s eyes.


Built with intention, soul, honesty, and candor, the relatable story of Old Man’s Journey was designed to showcase universal truths that transcend across cultures and the many stages of life. The team behind the game, Felix and Clemens of Broken Rules, were inspired to create the Old Man’s Journey upon struggling to find balance in their own lives between family, career, and following their dreams. A concept that emotionally connected with them and they believed would resonate with many, they sought out to take players on a heartfelt experience of reflection, told through the touching life story of an old man. They’ve worked tirelessly to combine the rich, handcrafted world, inquisitive puzzles, and heartfelt narrative of the old man’s unfulfilled promises and realized dreams into what they believe is a timelessly relatable experience.


  • A powerful and emotional narrative told only through imagery
  • Gorgeously whimsical landscapes with hand-drawn art and frame-by-frame 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 rendered in native resolution designed to look great on mobile, tablet, or even your 4K monitor


Launch Trailer YouTube

Release Date Announcement YouTube

Gameplay Teaser YouTube

Announcement YouTube


download all screenshots & photos as .zip (68MB)


Awards & Recognition

  • "IGF Nominee for Excellence in Visual Arts, San Francisco" 2017
  • "Media Choice Award IndieCade EU, Paris" 2016
  • "PAX 10, Seattle" 2016
  • "Day of the Devs, San Francisco" 2016
  • "Leftfield Collection EGX Rezzed, London" 2017
  • "1st Runner Up IndiePlus, San Francisco" 2017
  • "Digital Selection IndieCade, Los Angeles" 2016
  • "Day of the Devs Showcase GDC, San Francisco" 2017
  • "Unity Showcase GDC, San Francisco" 2017
  • "The MIX GDC, San Francisco" 2017
  • "INDIGO, Utrecht" 2016
  • "European Games Showcase GDC, San Francisco" 2017
  • "Patreon Developer Showcase GDC, San Francisco" 2016

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About Broken Rules

Broken Rules is an independent game studio based in Vienna, Austria. We make downloadable games with refined game mechanics.

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Old Man's Journey Credits

Felix Bohatsch, Broken Rules
Project Lead, Game Design

Clemens Scott, Broken Rules
Creative Director, Art

Jan Hackl, Broken Rules

Andrew C. Rohrmann
Audio Director

Brian Main
Animation and Additional Art

Salon Alpin
Visual Narrative

Stefan Kernjak
Technical Artist

Julia Angerer
Technical Art Intern

Doris Rastinger
Visual Narrative Intern

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