It’s your lucky day. Sure your bus broke down and you can't find your iPhone, but there’s a sinister mansion down the street that will surely have a phone you can use…


"a sinister point-and-stab adventure game by Doctor Popular that pokes fun at traditional adventure games." - Laughing Squid

"Knifetank: The Hauntening Mocks Adventure-Game Conventions, Logic." - (remember them?)

"The ending reminded me of [spoiler]." - D__ (r/webgames)

You’ll have to solve the puzzles and keep your wits about you to survive this point-and-stab adventure game. Crashfaster provides the eerie chip music soundtrack that fits perfectly with the hand drawn art style. The Hauntening is our short love letter to Monkey Island and the adventure games of yore.

Play it. Love it. Share it. Find out more about the game by following @knifetank on Twitter and Ello ("Ello? Really? Why, was Myspace just too busy?" "Hey, we like Ello.")

If you liked our Knifetank, check out our other game, SquirrelWarz (a real time strategy game for furries) for iPad.

What’s New

Version 1.0.3

Crème fraiche new jokes and features. Including:

- A hidden new song by Kim Boekbinder
- Over 37 new cheese puns
- Less bugs!

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Doc Pop ,

Now you can do speed runs

Hey there, I’m the game designer for The Hauntening… especially the fact that we added 27 new cheese puns to the game! I saw some folks talking about the game feeling sluggish, so we made huge improvements button clicks now, which is great because the game also supports speed runs in Game Center!

Cousin Isaac ,

Funny ha-ha AND Funny strange

Choose your own adventure or meet your fate? This strange and silly game is good for a laugh and a squirm.

Jamcat1190 ,

Don’t bother downloading

This is so full of bugs it’s unplayable. Kept taking me back to the start screen. It needs to be removed from the App Store since it doesn’t function with the current iOS.


Doctor Popular
24.3 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, German

Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2010 Doctor Popular


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