A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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The Guild of Thieves is an award winning classic text adventure game released by Magnetic Scrolls in 1987.

Remastered by Strand Games for 2017

You are an aspiring member of the infamous Guild of Thieves whose legendary exploits and daring deeds pervade Kerovnian folklore. For the test assignment, you have been challenged to ransack a castle, the surrounding area and even the Bank of Kerovnia itself of all valuables. Are you up to it? Frankly we doubt it.

Magnetic Scrolls was a British video game developer active between 1984 and 1990. A pioneer of audio-visually elaborate text adventure games. It was one of the two largest and most acclaimed interactive fiction developers of the 1980s.

The original game has been remastered and improved by Stand Games (with
permission) and adapted for modern PCs and mobiles, with a vastly improved UI.

Features include:

  • Touch-Text Commands
    Tap "links" in the text to perform commands without typing.
  • Game specific word suggestion
    Tap suggested words from the word bar during input to save time.
  • Sidebar Inventory
    All your things are conveniently listed in a sidebar. Drag and drop to use them or to apply them to things in the main text.
  • Dynamic Map
    No need to draw out the map, we do it for you. As you explore the game, the map page will expand. Tap any previous room on the map to "fast-goto" that location.
  • Quickly navigate with a handy compass gadget. It shows the available exits at all times, simply tap to move.

The new facilities make the original game fun and entertaining to play on modern devices. No more dead ends; the remaster has multi-level undo, save/load game and automatic undo from dying!

There's also the original artwork, the animated artwork and new music from the original artist John Molloy (thanks John!).

Find out more at http://strandgames.com

See also:

System Requirements

  • Windows Vista or later.
  • Mac OSX 10.10 (Yosemite) or later.
  • Recent 64bit Linux desktop (Ubuntu 16.04+, Fedora 25+, Debian 8+, Suse Leap 42.2+, CentOS7, MiNT 18.1+, ElementaryOS 0.41, Manjaro 17.1 and similiar)

Support the Remastering Project

After fees, we get only about £1 from each sale. We're working to restore original game content, source code and documents and hopefully to develop and share new IF technologies. See our blog for details of our progress.

Thanks for your support!
The Strand Team

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(9 total ratings)
GenreAdventure, Interactive Fiction
TagsFantasy, magnetic-scrolls


Buy Now£1.99 GBP or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of £1.99 GBP. You will get access to the following files:

TheGuildOfThieves-win- 37 MB
the-guild-of-thieves-osx.zip 49 MB
TheGuild-linux- 120 MB

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Hi! Thanks for your feedback. Short answer: yes. We're remastering all the game in chronological order, so it will be Jinxter next. Eventually we hope to get around to Wonderland. Although, chances are that we won't be remaking "magnetic windows", but running the game within our new UI. Nevertheless, if new graphic widgets are needed, we'll do them.

I loved this game! Do you guys have any plans on remastering Wonderland too?