A downloadable game for Windows

In H.P. Lovecraft's original story, Erich Zann was a mute viol player forced to play every night to appease mysterious horrors outside his bedroom window. Now, find out exactly what he was having to deal with. The fourth game in my 12 games in 12 months Dev Diary challenge.

Install instructions

Unpack the zip file into the folder of your choice and run devdiary4.exe.


The Life of Erich Zann for Windows 13 MB

Development log


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I like the theme, and the many unknowns woven together. No idea why I lost. I thought I understood the core nighttime mechanic, but apparently I don't. It seems that I'd just be meta-gaming to figure it out from here.

As with the other games, it works under linux via wine (use winetricks dxvk).

Great game, I love the research mechanic and frantic descent into madness as you lose the ability to sleep and research. 

Interesting game, would feel like it'd take a few playthrough to really 'get the gist' of the game and what you're doing, or, doing wrong.