Thaumistry: In Charm’s Way

Developer Release Year Platforms
Mac, PC, Linux

Eric Knight is a former child prodigy who now feels like a failure at the age of 23, and weird mechanical malfunctions tend to happen when he’s around. Soon Eric discovers the existence of Bodgers, a group of people through whom magic flows into the world. Some Bodgers aren’t aware of this ability, but those who realize their identity can learn to channel this mischievous magic. The aim of a Bodger is to make a small thing go wrong in order to make big things go right. Eric must determine whether he is a Bodger, but first there is an imminent danger to deal with. Another inventor has created a thaumeter – a device that measures magical energy. Its unveiling is planned for the end of day, and if that happens then the existence of the Bodgers will be exposed, and mass persecution will follow.


Bob Bates - Thaumistry: In Charm’s Way interview

He's baaaack! In the present-day half of our interview series, Bob talks Bodgers and his magical comedy text adventure now on Kickstarter.

Read interview Jan 24, 2017

9 Oct
Thaumistry: In Charm’s Way magically appears on Steam

New text comic fantasy text adventure from Bob Bates available for Win/Mac/Linux.

12 Jan
Bob Bates conjures up website for new text adventure

Originally announced as Bodgers, upcoming game rebranded as Thaumistry: In Charm's Way.


Thaumistry: In Charm’s Way

PC Mac Linux
Oct 6, 2017

Thaumistry: In Charm’s Way - Kickstarter pitch video

PC Mac Linux
Jan 24, 2017

Game Information
Platform Mac, PC, Linux
Perspective -
Control Text parser
Gameplay Text adventure
Genre Science Fiction
Theme Supernatural
Graphic Style -
Presentation Text Only
Action (Compulsory) -
Red Flags -
Media Internet download

Product Details

System Requirements

OS: Windows 7, 8.1, 10
Graphics: If you can read this, you meet the minimum requirements.
Storage: 100 MB available space


OS: macOS 10.10, 10.11, 10.12


OS: Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04
Memory: 512 MB RAM

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