Old Man's Journey 4+

A game about life, loss & hope

Broken Rules

Designed for iPad

    • $4.99


A soul-searching adventure about life’s precious moments, broken dreams, and changed plans.

Over 17 International Awards, including:
- Apple Design Award (USA)
- Emotional Game Award (France)
- Innovation Award (Brazil)
- Best Art Award (Japan)

- 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

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

What’s New

Version 1.15

We fixed a hang up that occurred during startup on some newer iPads. Again.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K 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.

Hi_It's_Joe ,

Absolutely Stunning

Great story, great puzzles, and great aesthetic. The game’s pleasing graphics only add to this great game. A story about loss and regret that not only is realistic, but sad in a way that is oddly pleasing and sympathetic. An old man who got divorced and has to live on his own, adventuring the world. The puzzles seem to focus mainly on showcasing game aspects such as hot-air balloon riding and falling through waterfalls. I wish there was a second game that not only tells a completely new story, but doesn’t just showcase game mechanics. The game also felt kind of short. If there were to be a second game, making it longer and still keeping all of the previously listed things all of the way through would turn this review into a five star.

ProcrastinatioNation ,

Antidote to the common screen time

Come and get lost in a storybook where the lush landscape moves just enough to let you progress from puzzle to puzzle, traversing meadows, mountains, a bay, even the sky. This game is beautiful in its own right, but the beauty for me and my children right now was the peace of the gameplay. The music, the images, the story, the game play that is manageable for my 5-year-old, intriguing for my 9-year-old, and challenging enough that I had to slow down and think and try different approaches here and there. Most of all - no buttons, no prompts, no counters of achievements in the corners, no reminders to come back or the old man would suffer, just hills and waves and the occasional sheep. And how many games can you play on your iPad that almost bring you to tears? I’m sure my boys don’t understand the emotional weight of the story, but they are enjoying every step of the journey anyway.

App Privacy

The developer, Broken Rules, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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