Thaum: (noun). A unit of magical energy.

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Eric Knight is a confused young man who was a famous child prodigy inventor, but who hasn’t seen much success since. Strange things always seem to happen around Eric—door knobs fall off in his hands, computer screens go blank when he touches them, alarms go off randomly as he walks by.

Today, he will find out why.

Thaumistry: In Charm's Way is a hilarious text adventure from award-winning Infocom and Legend Entertainment author Bob Bates. Set in present-day New York City, the game is a joke-a-minute romp filled with offbeat characters, improbable spells, and well-crafted puzzles.

  • Spoiler-free, context-sensitive hint system
  • In-game map
  • Fully customizable fonts and colors
  • Screen reader-friendly option available for visually-impaired players
  • Steam Cloud save games
  • Advanced parser, for a modern update of Interactive Fiction
  • Digital CyberFeelies™ to round out that classic text adventure experience
  • Thaumistry is USDA approved,* gluten-free, and contains 0 grams of cholesterol

*No it’s not.

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