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What the Fhtagn! is this all about?

Dubbed the "funniest take on mystic doomsday cults in years", Fhtagn! is a choose-your-own-adventure game where you can play as one of four cultists intent on destroying the world by summoning an Ancient Horror. Decide how you will be preparing for the final ritual by visiting various locations in the unsuspecting town of Arkham and navigating iconic Lovecraftian events. Battle investigators, gangs, corrupt cops and horrors from the Depths to bring about the end of the world!

This text-based adventure game boasts:

  • 93 000 words.
  • Across 113 events with 370 potential story outcomes.
  • Fulfil 1 of 24 roles with 56 role feedback stories.
  • 142 different character endings.

The game shines in local co-op or screen-share with friends and it is a casual game that will provide loads of entertainment. With snazzy graphics, betrayal is best served with a jazzy/swing soundtrack and neo-noir visuals.

Mother is coming: The Dark Young expansion

The Dark Young expansion is LIVE! This expansion sports a new cult, Ancient One, useable items, more stories, more investigators and new game mechanics. There is a new cult in town – The Thousand Young. These sycophantic backstabbers are devoted to the All-Mother and Mother only wants the best and the brightest. You have 6 rounds to build up the required stats needed to use the ritual items in the final ritual, but you also need to outwit your "friends" and make sure it is them on the chopping block and not you. For every successful round you complete, you get 'Not It' stacks, which you use in the end of the game to determine who will be sacrificed to dear Mother. The player who receives the most votes will become the juicy glazed ham on the altar in the Dark Forest. Or will they?

Players can write their own stories for the game

We are so passionate about the idea of stories that we created an application, the Fhtagn! Content Creator, for players to write their own stories for the game and enjoy it with their friends. All that is needed is a story idea and no programming is required. We provided players with a Quick start video guide, Content Creator Guide and even released all of Fhtagn!'s event stories to aid in this process. If you are interested in creating your own stories, you can check out more information on our Content Creator, on our forum page.

Talk to us

We want your experience with Fhtagn! to be as enjoyable as possible, so please do not hesitate to provide us with any feedback. If you want to just chat, report some bugs or if you find anything misleading on our store page, we'd like to hear from you on our social media or here on the forums.

Gameplay in a nutshell

  • You are a cultist intent on destroying the universe by summoning the Ancient One. Why? Damned if we know…
  • You can play on your own or with up to 3 friends in couch co-op.
  • You have 6 rounds to build up the required stats needed to use the ritual items, but you will need to figure out which stats those are through some trial and error.
  • You can visit 1 location per round and attempt the Lovecraftian stories at that location, to improve your stats.
  • Finally, put your stats to the test as you try to summon the Ancient One.
  • Will everyone pass or fail or will one of you betray the rest and grab all the glory?


  • Short and silly events in a Lovecraftian universe.
  • Randomized stories based on location.
  • Useable items (with Dark Young expansion).
  • Varied game modes (with Dark Young expansion).
  • Community created content. Experience new stories from the community or create your own.
  • Replayability and minimization of content fatigue by giving new or unseen stories a higher chance of appearing.
  • Short gameplay, ideal for those downtime moments or while in a queue for another game.
  • Non-linear gameplay.
  • Multiple endings.
  • Multiple Ancient Ones, items and opponents. (with Dark Young expansion).
  • Steam Achievements.
  • Steam Cloud Support, to track your progress.
  • Play cooperatively or be a backstabbing traitor.


Unfortunately, Fhtagn! is only available in English. We currently don’t have the resources to produce the game in other languages, in a way that is authentic and will do the stories and humor in it justice. However, we encourage players to create content in any languages they want and spread the madness that is Fhtagn! We will happily support any UI language localization changes should there be sufficient need.

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Fhtagn! Tales of the Creeping Madness

In our text-based choose-your-own-adventure game, Fhtagn!, you can download a new story event pack, where you can use 4 of the items introduced in the Dark Young Expansion, in the base game.

Will you fight to the death for Black Annis' Claws? Or manage to track down the Osslein Phylactery in the underground ruins outside of Constantinople? Will you survive a deal with the Bargainer for the Voice of Lao? Or win a high-stakes poker match with Madame Fufu for her prized pinky ring of Albrecht the Fabulous? Any one of these ancient relics will undeniably imbue the victor with dark and sometimes fabulous powers.

You can now download the 'Relics of the Thousand Young' event pack on our Steam Workshop here. Just click subscribe and refresh your mods list in-game.

We will be adding monthly event packs at the end of each month, which we’ve started in March. Unfortunately, we had to fix an issues that caused the mods to not appear properly and for that reason April’s event pack is a few days late. We apologise for the delay, but now that everything is up and running properly again, we hope you enjoy the latest addition.

The Creeping Madness - Concept Reel (TCM)

Fhtagn! is a text-based choose-your-own-adventure game, whose stories and world is based on our flagship title, The Creeping Madness, currently in concept development. Check out the Concept Reel below.

The Creeping Madness (TCM) is Black and White meets Evil Genius in the 1930s, inside a Lovecraft novel, with a hint of Dieselpunk. You are a Cthulhu-esque Ancient One hellbent on walking the mortal realm once more. Build up your cult in secret. Summon powerful monsters and play through tactical scenarios from your favourite Lovecraftian novels, as you slowly infiltrate, manipulate, corrupt and drive people insane to orchestrate your return.

We created Fhtagn! to raise extra funds for TCM, we are currently hard at work on this project and we hope to share more news about TCM with you soon!

Join the cultish shenanigans on our Discord server

Our Discord server, That Fhtagn! Server, has been live for a month now and we had a lot of fun so far. We've almost completed the first community-written story event pack! As soon as the writing contributions are finalised, we will combine all the winning story contributions and upload it as mod for players to enjoy.

That Fhtagn! Server

You can also hangout at Madame Fufu's, the best speakeasy in town where the only thing smoother than the jazz band is the bootleg whisky. Here you can just sit back, relax and order a drink from Fred O'Leary. We have a great prohibition drinks menu (order a Sidecar, Torpedo Juice, Monkey Gland and more) and the higher your rank, the more variety you can order.

We also have a Fhtagn! Adventures channel, where you will play out story events through a community voting system.

If you want to write your own mod for the game and would like help with that, please feel free to join our Discord server. It's a great space to test ideas, get feedback and receive assistance and guidance from us.

You can join the server by clicking on the Discord button on Fhtagn's main menu in-game or you can join the server here.

Linux and SteamOS compatible

Fhtagn! is now Linux and SteamOS compatible.

Connect with us

We want to remind you of the best way you can enhance and experience Fhtagn! We have various social platforms available from our website, twitter, subreddit, newsletter and our newly launched Discord server.

What the Fhtagn! are you waiting for? Talk to us!

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