The Trapdoor

A dark-fantasy short story mod for the HPL2 engine. You need to have a copy of Amnesia: The Dark Descent (Frictional Games) installed to play. If the title sounds familiar, read on…

The Trapdoor trailer
The Trapdoor live action launch trailer

The Trapdoor is a portrait of Jonathan Burke, a lonely servitor to an unseen and diabolical master. As isolation, incarceration, and debasement inevitably erode what’s left of his sanity, his repressed memories begin to surface and the insidious menace of the trapdoor grows in his mind.

  • Homage to the 80′s cartoon set in the Amnesia universe
  • All new writing and voice-over
  • Modified sanity system
  • Multiple endings
  • No lantern!

It’s out now and totally free. Download it here.

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The Trapdoor

Over 5000 downloads since 30/04/14! aethericgames.com, moddb.com and strategyinformer.com combined, updated 24/06/14.

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As well as toying with Amnesia cannon, the game is a homage to the similarly titled claymation kids cartoon from the 1980′s. I think The Trap Door is great. So great, in fact, that I wrote a somewhat verbose post about its subtexts, narrative style and tropes, and why I decided to re-imagine it the way I did. If you like the cartoon, buy yourself a legit copy, for example from Amazon or by searching on Google.

As well as my own voice acting skillzorz, The Trapdoor also features the voice of my wife Iolithie as Elizabeth Burke. She does a much better job of it than I did!

Want to know more? Find posts related to The Trapdoor or watch some of the Let’s Plays on the Videos page.