A downloadable game for Windows

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The Grandfather Machine is a first-person maze/puzzle game, featuring a live performance actor. The game takes place in a desert environment you explore, and is broken up into two main spaces: the Real World and the Virtual World where the mechanics of play change depending on your location in these worlds. The core game mechanics including wall-walking, gravity manipulations and space paradoxes. On the game narrative side, The Grandfather Machine is an experience into the adventure of a surreal world featuring alternative thinking and bizarre logic.

The story happens in a virtual space. The player awakens to find himself in a strange place. A scientist asks him to take several tests to “find answers to some of the life’s biggest questions”. The player has to finish a series of challenges in a Matrix-style virtual space, and he could walk on every plane like ground, wall and ceiling, go through different dimensions and travel by gravity pads to reach the final destination. But what lies at the end of his journey?


Press SPACE in the start screen to enter game.

WSAD - Movement

Mouse - Look and Rotation

Controller supported

Additional Functions

J - Skip Credits

O - Restart Level

P - Next Level

L - Enter Hidden Level

Published 18 days ago
AuthorShane Hou
GenrePuzzle, Adventure
TagsFirst-Person, maze, Story Rich, Surreal
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, XBox 360 controllers


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The Grandfather Machine - Google Drive


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Loved it!  The graphics are beautiful, the design does everything to bring you in and give you this experience.  The virtual guide is fantastic, and a really cool idea as well.  The mechanics are phenomenal, I loved every second of it.  And just when I thought the mechanics alone could carry the whole game, you continued to blow my mind til the end.  An unexpectedly amazing experience.  GREAT JOB!

Ah, and finally I got to go into Matrix world... I have so many questions. :)


What a twist, great story line, great graphics and I was hooked from the start.

Top notch DEVS


Hey guys, the INSTALL button in the itch.io client is not working at the moment. Please download the game from the website instead.

Hey Guys,

Just to let you know that when I click the INSTALL button, nothing happens :(


i am having the same problem. 

Hi! I can't remember if there is an install button in game. Could you explain where did you find it? A screenshot would be great!


I think they're referring to the install button in the itch application to download and install the game. I had that issue as well with this and with other games stored on Google drive. Downloading through the web page should work.

Thanks for the comments Guys, I'll give it a go and let you know what happens.