Antichamber is a mind-bending psychological exploration game where nothing can be taken for granted. Discover an Escher-like world where hallways wrap around upon each other, spaces reconfigure themselves, and accomplishing the impossible may just be the only way forward.
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Release Date: Jan 31, 2013

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“Even as the developer told me what the game was doing to mess with my brain while I was playing it, it still succeeded in messing with my brain.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“The most tenacious, infuriating obstacle you’ll face throughout the game is yourself.”
PC Gamer

“Every aspect of Antichamber is made to get players out of their comfort zone.”
VentureBeat

About This Game

Antichamber is a mind-bending psychological exploration game where nothing can be taken for granted. Discover an Escher-like world where hallways wrap around upon each other, spaces reconfigure themselves, and accomplishing the impossible may just be the only way forward.


Several years in the making, Antichamber received over 25 awards and honors throughout its development, in major competitions including the Independent Games Festival, the PAX10, IndieCade and Make Something Unreal. Antichamber was also supported by the Indie Fund.

Key Features

  • A deeply psychological experience that will make you question everything you know about how a game works.
  • Mind-bending challenges that will subvert your expectations at every twist and turn.
  • An enormous, seamless non-Euclidean world to explore.
  • Lifelike soundscapes developed by Robin Arnott and an ambient soundtrack composed by Siddhartha Barnhoorn.
  • A gun that can create, destroy and manipulate matter, allowing you to discover new ways to overcome your surroundings.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP SP2, Vista, or Windows 7
    • Processor:2.0+ GHz or better (dual core recommended)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA 8000 series or higher (Shader Model 3 Compatible)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
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Dark Ansi
( 13.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
I typicall reserve my reviews for the amazing or horrible.
This game leans towards amazing. It has a tendency to use beautiful visuals and level designs in a unique way that can bend the mind in ways that feel fantastical in nature.

If you enjoy games like portal then I can confidently say you will like this game.
The only negative I have is the lack of story, as I played I felt something would be revealed about the true nature of the Antichamber, instead I was left with more questions then answers.

Overall it was a fun ride.
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Ness1228
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Product received for free
As someone who naturally gets lost all the time, this game makes me feel right at home by making me feel lost in even a straight hallway by violating the laws of reality.

The vibrant color changes can hurt your eyes for a while if you're not used to such things.

In conclusion, I'd judge this game as an excellent first-person puzzle maze game, as well as a getting-lost-walking simulator. Fortunately you're able to teleport to any room you've visited before in case you get stuck (which is bound to happen several times).
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GooseAttack
( 15.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
I come back to Antichamber once a year and must have played it to completion four or five times and I cannot recommend it enough.

It's quite unlike anything else I'm aware of and making comparisons with other games won't be that helpful, but it probably wouldn't be too unfair to say if you like first-person puzzle games such as Portal, QUBE, or Quantum Conundrum then you might enjoy Antichamber, and if you're interested in game structure and design you should absolutely check it out.

More than anything else Antichamber represents exceptional design. It's incredibly (even absurdly) minimalist. It's a fascinating example of what happens if you say "what can I do without?". Everything not absolutely necessary to the game has been whittled away; even textures. What you're left with is an experience that's an absolute distillation of a vision.

It's one of my top ten games. Some of the puzzles are super hard and stump me even on the fourth playthrough, but the game is so well structured that you don't end up banging your head against a single thing with nowhere else to go; if you get stuck on one thing you can always go do something else. It's mercilessley logical, though the logic is often nearly impossible to understand, and the satisfaction of figuring out a tough puzzle is immensely gratifying.
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Hudbus †<CC><
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
A minimalistic puzzle game that could be compared to Portal, but really shouldn't.

It stands on its own as a difficult, confusing and excellently brain-bending puzzler that I still have yet to clear.
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Gosu
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Amazing mind bending puzzle game that i can recommend to absolutely everyone.
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billnye
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
8/8 no h8 would d8. Played in my est8(to which i sk8).
The game took me a total of 9 hours and I thoroughly enjoyed every second.
My only complaint is how processing intensive it is.
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Sasha Grey Cooking Curcumin
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Amazing and unique video game experience.
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BILLY MAYS
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
If you enjoy puzzle games, this one is a must-buy.
Great 4th dimensional puzzlesolving, but can be a bit vague with mechanics.
Doesn't support 1600x900 monitors which can result in visual artifacts.
Still not entirely sure wtf is with the ending but it was pretty cool.
Recommended 8.8/10.
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ique
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Wow! What a ride. Antichamber challenges your notions of what a puzzle game should be and then some. Some seriously trippy level design in here that while clearly not of our world, remains logical. I don't even know what to call it, non-euclidian? Extradimensional? What starts out as a pretty linear experience quickly opens up and you are later free to go and do puzzles in whatever order you like, and the map also connects with itself in mysterious ways.

With so little explained to you outright, every solved puzzle is a victory in itself as in any good game, buuuuut it also comes with the risk of leaving you stumped what to do. I resorted to looking up a few of the puzzles online, and even then I barely understood what was going on until much much later. The mechanics of the "gun" you're using are quite complex and not always intuitive, I found.

The visuals are nice and simplistic, but apart from a few particular mindbenders the game does look very samey. It's a little tiring to walk down almost identical hallways and rooms for so long, and even the puzzles pretty much start to repeat by the end. The audio stands in complete contrast with an organic soundtrack of bird chirps and weather effects, which only feeds the surreal theme of the game.

I greatly enjoyed the game as a package, even if it has a few flaws. It's definitely on the harder side, and if you would like something with a little action look elsewhere. If you like to sit down and ponder on the same puzzle for half an hour, get Antichamber!

+1 for good linux port, played on Kubuntu
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Poli-sci Mage
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
BOOOORING

PRETENTIOOOOOUS

DUMB

3/10
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23 of 23 people (100%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Mind bending puzzles on LSD, along with life lessons for the taking.

10/10 Would see a doctor again.


In all honesty though, this is one of the greatest, most headache-inducing puzzle games I've ever played. Bravo.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
I've only played for one hour so far and I still have no idea what's going on.

I love it.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Based on the first hour alone, I would not recommend this game, but by the time I finished it, I loved it! At first the puzzles appear to all be bizarre trial-and-error types. I found that I could typically play for an hour before I'd get stuck, but then I seemed to immediately find the solution for whatever puzzle had stumped me whenever I next played. Despite the bizarre nature of the puzzles, there is a consistency that you discover as you play the game. By the time I reached the final portion of the game, I felt like I knew exactly what to do in each situation.

The minimalistic art works for the game, but it is not great. Navigating the map is quite difficult during the middle portion of the game as some areas are only accessible if you make a long trek from another area and the corridors change as you walk through them. Eventually you learn how to get where you need to go, so the navigation issues disappear in the late game (assuming you don't have long breaks between play sessions and forget what you've learned).

I would say anyone who enjoys a good puzzle game should give this a shot, and make sure you play well past the point where you get your first gun. The first hour or so may not be all that impressive, but I think you'll like it if you stick with it!
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
my head.



it asploded
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Fantastic game!

I haven't played a game similiar to this one, and I love to explore wierd and colorful worlds.
This unique game sucked me in and made me look for solutions for hours.

100% worth it.

But be aware! I never heard of motion sickness before and I didn't read any comments before i purchased this item, but I was feeling sick after the first 20 minutes of gameplay. I had to sotp for 2 hours before i could return.

I found out, that using speakers instead of a headset and Downsampling (NVIDIA: http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/dsr/technology ) help a lot.

Downsampling is great because it sharpens the blurry models used by this game.

Enjoy!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Do you like puzzle games? Well it doesn't matter because this game is really different from other puzzle games. The focus on exploration and the unconventional style of puzzles makes this one of the best yet confusing games out there.
Don't let yourself get fooled by the artstyle, this game is actually pretty beautiful. The ambient sounds also play a big role in the games overall great atmosphere.

Finishing the game takes about 4-8 hours, depending on how good you understand the game. However, there is a lot more to discover, since you most likely haven't seen everything by just playing the game once. There are also some secret rooms with really cool stuff in them.
Personally, I found myself going back to the game many times, and playing it beyond completion. I don't really know why, there is just something special about it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
10/10 Would get mind♥♥♥♥ed again.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
If you want to test if those 2 braincells in your head work, this game may Multiply them.

....or fry them.

Prepare for mind twisting puzzles and inspirational quotes in this brlliant game!

Psychiatrists not included in the package.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Product received for free
As someone who naturally gets lost all the time, this game makes me feel right at home by making me feel lost in even a straight hallway by violating the laws of reality.

The vibrant color changes can hurt your eyes for a while if you're not used to such things.

In conclusion, I'd judge this game as an excellent first-person puzzle maze game, as well as a getting-lost-walking simulator. Fortunately you're able to teleport to any room you've visited before in case you get stuck (which is bound to happen several times).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Antichamber is more like a life lesson or a piece of art than a puzzle game. The game is beautiful, immersive and complex. It allows you to play at your own pace, so you can think not only about the puzzles but about the meaning behind the game messages. As your learn how the game work, you enhances not only your playthrough but also your perspective about "real" life. Antichamber will make you feel and think differently than all the other games have ever done, and it's for sure one of the best games I've ever played. If you wanna have a different experience, give it a try. You won't regret it.
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