Trilby is a gentleman thief. One night he breaks and enters the abandoned DeFoe Manor whose owners died recently. Soon he finds out that he is not alone in the house and all people who entered it before him became trapped - doors and windows won't open as if an unknown force doesn't let them to leave. Together, they must unravel mystery of the manor and escape, however not all will survive... 5 Days a Stranger is a traditional point'n'click adventure game, which later became one one of three games featuring Trilby and also first part of the series known as "Chzo Mythos". It won many AGS awards in 2003: for best game created with the AGS engine, best gameplay, best dialog scripting, best puzzles and best scripting. Game has been ported to several languages: Finnish, German, Hungarian, Italian, Russian and Turkish. There were plans for 3D remake, announced by group of fans in 2007, but project was eventually cancelled.
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