Funded! This project was successfully funded on September 11, 2012.

Update #18

Heeere's Johnny!


Thanks to everyone who has supported us during the development. To everyone who was waiting for nine long months. 

"Knock-Knock" is finally out.

Tonight you'll receive a letter with download links. (Warning: due to software limitations it is possible that the link may be a bit late, but you'll definitely receive it by tomorrow afternoon). If something mysterious happens and you don't get an e-mail, or the e-mail is incomplete and lacks your rewards, or you are attacked by furry forest creatures, or something else is wrong, please don't hesitate to send us a note via so that we can figure something out!

And now we're embarking to make iOS and Android versions. We're planning for the iOS version to be ready by mid-November, and the Android version — by the end of the year. This year, that is. Felt like it'd be appropriate to clear any possible confusion here (see, there are many wonderful platforms in the world but only a single programmer in our studio).

But, well, the Steam release is today. Have fun (or other emotions).

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      Creator Gravelfoot on October 12, 2013

      I have not paid you enough for this game -- it is brilliant and I love it.

      You are without a doubt my favourite game makers. Your games aren't always very gamey, but they always leave a lasting impression with me.

      I will buy your game for a bunch of my friends to make up for the fact, that I only backed at the $5 level.

      Keep up the good work.

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      Creator sinisterandroid on October 10, 2013

      This is everything I could have hoped for. Thank you!

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      Creator darishante on October 7, 2013

      Seconding the request for a soundtrack with tracks as separate files!
      Haven't had the time to play yet, but I love the music.

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      Creator Andrei Kriakushyn on October 7, 2013

      Completed the game in about 5 hours with the "Breaking the Circle" ending. I have to say that I really liked it and I miss it already - the beautiful art, the outstanding narrative and the distinct Ice-Pick style. So, going to play it again eventually to get a different ending and see all the varying bits.

      Though, I wish the game was more difficult, which is surprising given how freaking brutal and unforgiving Pathologic and the Void were. It's pretty easy to escape the Guests - maybe because they're not too numerous and you always know where they are coming from. I think people said this before, but maybe it's not such a good idea to have the game zoom in on the room with the eye-portal. Although, I have to say that when you see multiple portals that are too far away and there's go way for you to close them soon enough, it gives you a nice 'oh crap, now I'm screwed' moment

      What you really nailed is conveying the 'hide and seek' mechanics in 2 dimensions. Not knowing the rules and trying to figure them out as you progress through the levels is brilliant. Also, had the chance to try the Russian and the English version, and while the Russian text is a-ma-zing, the English translation is pretty good too, so kudos on that.

      Now I just feel like I want more. More of Ice-Pick, more of their thoughts and weird little allegories, hidden messages and beautiful language. Guess I'll just have to torture myself with Pathologic again.

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      Creator Ice-Pick Lodge on October 5, 2013

      Dear friends!

      In case of any technical problems with the mails (whoever still hasn't received it), activations and launch, we kindly ask you to mail to This is the fastest way to solve your problem.

      If anybody has a problem with his/her Steam activation key, make sure that this is a Steam key! If your mail contains the links to PC/Mac/linux versions, it means that you ordered DL-installer which is activated by the key you've got.

      Thank you!

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      Creator Sami on October 5, 2013

      Are we supposed to get Steam keys for the game? I just received download links and a key that doesn't work on Steam.

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      Creator Janis Cudilla on October 5, 2013

      Checking my mail this morning is a pleasant surprise. I wasn't actually expecting it to be actually done this weekend (but I'm not complaining. :P)....I tried it immediately and loved it. Glad I waited it out. Congratulations, and well done!

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      Creator Kirill on October 5, 2013

      Отлично играется, отлично и жутковато. Раза 3 был уверен, что раскусил механику, и каждый раз игра давала мне пинка.

      Ледорубы, спасибо, что вы есть.

      P.S. ...Подгалёнкин... Холод...)))

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      Creator Yohann Denis on October 4, 2013

      the "game" is very good, I am proud to be a backer of knock-knock ! :)

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      Creator ScaniX - Silent / Friendly / Axe owner on October 4, 2013

      Why is the OST one big WAV? Is that a mistake? Will there be a correct version with separate MP3s/FLACs/Whatevers? XD
      Otherwise I will have to cut it myself. :)

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      Creator Jason Musgrave on October 4, 2013

      Played it for a bit and love it. Glad I didn't die and miss out. Just in time for Halloween :)

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      Creator Shane Ching on October 4, 2013

      Well done.
      Being cheeky :)
      When you create the iOS and Android versions can the kick-starter backers get a discount?

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      Creator Moeez Siddiqui on October 4, 2013

      Yup, the russian letters in the email made this go to my spam folder lol. Thanks for the notice, Wikzo!

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      Creator ThomasN on October 4, 2013

      Revisor: I also assumed this would be DRM free, but they nowhere stated this would be the case, so it's fine.
      We're better refrain from backing stuff which isn't explicitly mentioning that. I sure do as of recent time.

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      Creator Revisor on October 4, 2013

      Sorry for that meta comment:

      Ice-Pick Lodge, would you consider a DRM-free release for your next (crowdfunded) game? This "key activation" is a bit ... demeaning, considering that we are your backers and trusted you enough to fund the game almost a year in advance.

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      Creator Wikzo on October 4, 2013

      Hey. The usage of Russian letters in the e-mail topic field made the message go directly into my Gmail Spam category. Just a heads-up.

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      Creator Alligator on October 4, 2013

      I just played for a few minutes but so far the game looks really great. I love the art style and the shadows look amazing too. I have one question, how come I can fix the lights no matter where I stand in the room? Is that a bug or a feature :-)?

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      Creator Matt Lohkamp on October 4, 2013

      got my steam key activated, played for fifteen minutes, and this game appears to be exactly what I was hoping for. looking forward to getting into it later tonight, with the lights out, and my stereo turned way way up.

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      Creator Andy64 on October 4, 2013

      Haven't played the game yet, but I got your letter and have downloaded everything. Just wanted to say congrats on the launch and thanks for sticking with it. I hope this pays off for you guys.

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      Creator LI4 on October 4, 2013

      Works perfectly under openSUSE 12.3. Thank you for the game!

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      Creator Michael on October 4, 2013

      What an exciting moment; the release is finally here! Ah, yes. Time to play.

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      Creator Mark McKinnon on October 4, 2013

      Hi there the game will not run on Kubuntu 13.04 64 bit can you please help with this issue.

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      Creator alphyna on October 4, 2013

      @Christopher, miles and EVERYONE ELSE

      If the letter fell into the spam folder and you've found it there, please click the "not spam" button! That'll reduce the chance of other letters being considered spam by Google. Thanks in advance.

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      Creator Christopher "DarkWolfNine" Muzatko on October 4, 2013

      Mine was in the spam folder as well (Gmail). Just confirming what miles has also stated.

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      Creator miles delbusso on October 4, 2013

      My letter was filed into my spam folder. Check there if you haven't received yours yet.

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      Creator Mortang on October 4, 2013

      Still waiting for letter :(

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      Creator Kelvin Morrison on October 4, 2013

      Hmm, my Steam Key appears to be invalid...

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      Creator H on October 4, 2013


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      Creator Stavros Tsiakalos on October 4, 2013

      My email had been sitting in my inbox unnoticed for an hour and a half. It must have forgotten to knock (terrible pun I know).
      Installing now and downloading the goodies. Very curious what the mysterious premium thingie is :) I should find out in a few minutes...

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      Creator J.R. Riedel on October 4, 2013

      Woohoo! Just got my email. I'm looking forward to testing it out tonight.

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      Creator Don Reba on October 4, 2013

      Ждём Подгалёнкина с Дыбовским.

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      Creator Gordon Milner on October 4, 2013

      I used the key you sent to put the game in Steam (thank you, by the way!), but after I started downloading it, a squirrel showed up in my garden and is currently sitting in the middle of it, staring at me through the window.

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      Creator M_the_C on October 4, 2013

      Congratulations to everyone at Ice-Pick Lodge, and anyone else who might have been involved. Can't wait to receive my key.

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      Creator Mikhail K on October 4, 2013

      I'm checking my email twice a minute :)

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      Creator alphyna on October 4, 2013

      @everyone concerned
      Annnd he update is worded imperfectly. Obviously Steam keys are also in those e-mails, so you'll get them today!

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      Creator Don Reba on October 4, 2013

      Congratulations! I knew you could make it!

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      Creator Aterdux Entertainment on October 4, 2013

      Congratulations on the release! That's indeed a major milestone, I will play when I have a bit more time (right now preparing our game to launch Early Access).

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      Creator Marcelloz on October 4, 2013

      Congratulations with the release of the game, can't wait to get my hands on it. Any chance we can get a Steam key?

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      Creator Gustavo Hime on October 4, 2013

      Hurray! Awesome shorts-eating for the unbelievers!

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      Creator Wolfgang Walk (deleted) on October 4, 2013

      Congrats, guys! Here's hope you sell it like sliced bread! Thanks for involving me into the late stages!

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      Creator John R. Troy on October 4, 2013

      Will our keys work with Steam?

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      Creator wfisher on October 4, 2013

      Congratulations on the release! As a software developer myself, I know that such an occasion is always worthy of celebration. I'm looking forward to playing!

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